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I have always believed that beyond being an art, language is also a science. It is a tool of transformation, and as far as decolonisation is concerned, language is a necessary tool.Toyin Falola, Nigerian historian
About the project
Is the world upside down?! As we searched for an image on Google for “decolonisation”, the first ten images show a map of the world – some with explainers highlighting regions and others simply given. Other images show contrasts and contradictions.
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So what comes to your mind when you hear or think of the term “decolonisation”? Do you think of a place (geographically), a statute (that intrigues you), a group of people (affected or affecting), how things are done or understood (methods, practice), an expert (who unpacks what their view of the world), a law or policy (that raises questions for you)…or nothing specific? The TNGO Observatory is intrigued to engage in revisiting history, spaces, policies, practices, sources of knowledge, views, and questions toward rethinking public policy through the decolonisation lens.
Community of Practice
The Community of Practice is a platform of interested and kindred persons who write, read and follow decolonisation from various thematic areas.
The idea is to bring experts and non-experts together, rope in authors and those blooming to write, and encourage dialogue and exchange on topic issues from across the globe and on the wealth of subjects. Through this platform, we hope to be the go-to page filled with a generous share of recent and upcoming publications, seminars, blogs, resources.
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News & Events
In light of the revolutionary mobilization of Turkish feminists regarding the imprisonment of Çilem Doğan for the murder of her violent husband, French feminist collectives seem shy, divided, and torn by a partisan dynamic which damages the universal fight against violence against women.
Like a ruthless chef who organises the preparation of his gustatory manipulations, Erdoğan is constantly developing new menus to enable his kitchen to retain the grandeur of his despotism. With a culinary taste particularly inclined towards conservatism, obedience and order are both to be respected along with religion. However, no one should forget the other…
Çilem Doğan’s story is a sad reality. A reality involving violence that goes unnoticed and unpunished. A reality that denies the right of women to protect themselves and condemns them for having the audacity to survive the domestic violence they face on a daily basis. A reality which pushes the oppressed to kill their oppressor…
While the Turkish government is turning a deaf ear to the violence against women, many are opening their eyes to condemn it. While the state is determined to oppress minorities, the resistance is getting organised and is not afraid.While Erdogan’s regime tries to silence the screams of women’s suffering, the voices of the opposition are rising up and shouting for their rights. Among all these voices, one resonates even louder than the others. It is that of Cerme Topal.
As the HDP faces increasing political and judicial pressure, the spokesperson Ebru Günay, explains how the political party is resisting it. An exclusive interview.
In conversation with two student feminist activists in Ankara, Turkey. A discussion detailing the shared experiences and risks of the Turkish student feminist against the police, far-right groups, their universities and the state, and how solidarity prevails
Repository [before news]
The Repository is a self-organized platform where experts and authors as well as their avid followers can populate an open library on decolonisation across a range of thematic areas.
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