The abortion ban plan has sparked an intense debate in Turkey. I signed the petition “Say No Abortion Ban” because the abortion should certainly be regulated but without harming the right of women to make their own private life choice in the early stages of the pregnancy. A politicized approach based on the logic of moral authoritarianism and legal pressure should be avoided. www.saynoabortionban.com
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About: Kader Sevinc
International relations practitioner, social entrepreneur and poet
She is currently:
► a member of the PES Presidency Council (Party of European socialists & democrats)
► the EU representative in Brussels of the CHP, Turkish social democratic and main opposition party
► a non-resident fellow of the SAIS (Johns Hopkins University – Washington DC)
► founder and manager of the Brussels-based debate club, the Turkish Coffee Briefings
► leader of the educational initiative, the Sinif-1B
► founder of Democracy 4.0
► executive board member of the Progressive Thought Institute, Istanbul
► member of the Brussels Poetry Collective and Siirden poetry magazine’s editorial board
Kader Sevinç is an honors graduate from the Akdeniz University, completed Jean Monnet European Integration Program (2005), pursued “business communication” training at the Harvard University and obtained her MA in International Relations from CERIS/Paris XI University with “grande distinction” (Thesis: Theories of International Negotiation, European Union’s Enlargement and the Turkish Case”). As a Visiting Fellow at Center for Transatlantic Relations/SAIS-Johns Hopkins University in 2012, Sevinç worked on the Transatlantic Relations and their implications on Turkey. She is currently a non-resident fellow of the CTR/ SAIS.
She previously worked as researcher in the Akdeniz University’s EU research center, as manager in the private sector and as political advisor from 2005 to 2008 in the European Parliament in Brussels. In 2008 she was appointed as the CHP Representative to the EU and in 2010 she was elected as a PES Presidency Council member (Party of European socialists & democrats).
She was awarded by the Turkish Industry and Business Association for her entrepreneurship project, by the European Commission for her project entitled “Turkey’s transformation and human capital in the EU accession process” and by Young Tourism Leaders for her contribution to Turkey’s image abroad. In 2013 Kader Sevinç was recognized by the Diplomatic Courier magazine and the YPFP in Washington DC among the most influential young foreign policy leaders in the world.
Kader Sevinç served as vice-president of TOSED (Turkish Business Association-Brussels), member of the EU advisory board of Kagider (Women Entrepreneurs Association). Ms Sevinç is currently a European board member of the environmental NGO TEMA, member of Ka-Der (Association to Support the Women in Politics) and EU adviser for Forum Istanbul.
She is a co-author of the political poetry book “The European Constitution in Verse” (2009, Brussels) and played in the theater show of “100% Brussels”.
Her poetry book “Kırık Ülke” (Broken Country) was published and her bi-lingual jazz/poetry album “River-long Loneliness” was released in 2014.
In 2015 she is invited to contribute to an artistic project on the city and art by Brussels’ Bozar and Goethe Institute, We-Traders. She also contributed to the collective books “Turkish Foreign Policy in the New Millennium” and “Women Voices” to be published in 2015.