Kadınlar Dünyası

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Çakır S.

in: The Encyclopaedia of Islam3, Kate Fleet,Gudrun Krämer,Denis Matringe,John Nawas,Everett Rowson, Editor, Brill, Leiden , Leiden, pp.137-138, 2018

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Publisher: Brill, Leiden 
  • City: Leiden
  • Page Numbers: pp.137-138
  • Editors: Kate Fleet,Gudrun Krämer,Denis Matringe,John Nawas,Everett Rowson, Editor


Kadınlar Dünyası (“The World of Women”), an Ottoman illustrated journal published from 1913 to 1921, is a significant source for the history of the women’s movement in the Ottoman Empire (Çakır, Osmanlı kadın hareketi). The periodical was owned and run exclusively by women. It had an editorial board and printing staff composed of women; the letters and essays it published were written by women contributors; and the press where it was printed bore the same name as the periodical. Kadınlar Dünyası’s goal was “to defend the rights and interests of woman- hood,” as expressed on the cover of all its issues, beginning with the first, in Rebiül evvel (Rabilül Evvel I)1329/April 1913. It was the publication of the Osmanlı Müdafaa-ı Hukuk-ı Nisvan Cemiyeti, Ottoman Women’s Association for the Defence of Women’s Rights). Both this association, and the journal were founded by Nuriye Ulviye Mevlan (c. 1310/1893– 1964). (Çakır, Ulviye Mevlan, 336–9)