Reprsentation of the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day on Turkish Newspapers


International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference Proceedings, Germany, vol.6, pp.103

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 6
  • Country: Germany
  • Page Numbers: pp.103
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


The first international women's conference was held in Copenhagen in 1910 and countries around the world began celebrating the 8th of March the following year. The International Women’s Day is celebrated to underline that women are acknowledged for their success. It emphasizes that national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political divisions should not be a matter of discussion for women. It aims at reminding past struggles and accomplishments of women in addition to the future aspirations regarding women. International Women's Day 2010 marks the 100th anniversary, which makes the day exceptionally important. This research intends to examine the representation of the 100th anniversary of the International Women’s Day celebrations on Turkish newspapers. The celebration of the day will be explored by examining a variety of newspapers published on the 8th March 2010. The political tendency of chosen newspapers reflects three ideological stands; namely, left, center and right. The method selected will be discourse analysis and content analysis. Finally, the importance given to that significant day by a variety of national newspapers in Turkey will be the research area of this study.