Ayşegül Taşıtman Arslan
Ayşegül Taşıtman has been involved in feminist movement during her sociology education in Ege University. She worked as an intern at Simone De Beauvoir Institute in Concordia University, Montreal. In 2009, she became a member of Amargi Women’s Academy where she later on worked as project coordinator in 2011 and 2012. She has taken part in different women’s platforms working on abortion bans, femicide, local women forums for feminist policy-making in Istanbul. She received her MA in General Sociology and Methodology at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and wrote her thesis on male circumcision and masculinity. In 2013, her project on abortion in Turkey was awarded with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute Human Rights Research Grant. Between 2013-2015, she worked as a research assistant in Education Reform Initiative. Besides research projects, she also took part in monitoring and evaluation of Purple Certificate Program as a specialist. Between 2016-2018, she worked as the Coordinator of Purple Certificate Program in Sabanci University with an aim to raise gender awareness of high school teachers and university students. Ayşegül has been working as a consultant and measurement expert in various institutions such as Kodluyoruz Foundation and UNDP. Since June 2019, she works as a Project Specialist at Koç University Social Impact Forum (KUSİF).