Hosted by international non-governmental organizations; Our internship program, where two students do it face-to-face and one student online, has been completed.
Bilkent University student Ekin was hosted by the Civil Rights Defenders Belgrade office during July; they took part in the works at the Pride Info Center for #EuroPride and Belgrade Pride. EkinEkin took part in the first meeting event for EuroPride and made TikTok shares of the event. They also took part as a speaker in two events outside of their daily work.
We had an interview with Ekin about how the internship was, what they did and their impressions. You can see the interview here.
Our second intern, Rukan, did her internship at European Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights. Rukan had to do her internship online due to a judicial control decision in a case against her. She has a ban on leaving the country. She wrote two articles during her internship. The subject of one of her articles was “On the Decision of Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention and Its Possible Consequences”. For this article, she interviewed people from NGOs in the field of LGBTI+ and women’s studies. You can find the article we published here. The subject of her other article was “Disciplinary Investigations as a Tool Undermining Fundamental Rights and Freedoms in Turkish Universities“, which is also our field of study. You can see the article we published here.
Our third intern Sevgi, recently graduated from Boğaziçi University, completed her one-month internship in Naples, Italy, under the supervision of the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights.Sevgi, who wrote two articles during her internship, evaluated her internship with the following sentences:
“During my internship in Naples, I had the chance to observe the activities of the legal help desk for immigrants and communicate with the activists there at the ExOPG “Je So’ Pazzo” community center run by activists. Moreover, during my internship, as a new Boğaziçi graduate, I prepared a report in which I compiled the cases filed against the Boğaziçi Resistance and the reactions of the state and the university. At the same time, I hope that this report will be a source about the unlawfulness in the Bosphorus Resistance, which I attach great importance to and of which I am a part.”
The subject of one of her articles was “ExOPG “Je So’ Pazzo”. In this report, Sevgi, as a result of her observations and interviews there, conveyed the history of the place, the activities carried out and its current situation. You can see the article we published here. Also, ELDH Law published here.
Her second other article was “Report on the Boğaziçi Resistance Lawsuits”. In this report, Sevgi compiled the lawsuits filed against the Boğaziçi Resistance and the reactions of the state and the university. You can see our published version here, and ELDH’s version here