The 4th International Woman and Justice Summit

To be held online on 26 – 28 November

The 4th International Woman and Justice Summit to be organised by the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) in cooperation with the Republic of Turkey Ministry of the Family, Labour and Social Services shall be held online between 26-28 November 2020 with the theme, ‘Remaining Human in the Digital Age’. The summit, which will be attended by important speakers from across the globe, shall be opened by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The fourth of the Woman and Justice Summits organised biennially by the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) in cooperation with the Republic of Turkey Ministry of the Family, Labour and Social Services shall be held this year on digital platform, with Ziraat Katılım, Turkey’s first public participation finance institution, as the main sponsor.

The main theme of the 4th International Woman and Justice Summit to be held between 26-28 November 2020 will be ‘Remaining Human in the Digital Age’.

Having hosted important names from the world of politics and in relation to the theme at the summits held at the previous year, this year’s summit shall offer the opportunity to listen to the advantages and disadvantages of digitalisation on human life from world-famous authors, psychologists, academics, researchers, activists and journalists.

The summit, which will start with the opening speeches of President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Republic of Turkey Minister of the Family, Labour and Social Services Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk, and Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) Chairman of the Board Dr. Saliha Okur Gümrükçüoğlu, can also be followed on the website www.kadinveadaletzirvesi.org

How the theme was chosen

Pointing out that we have started to rapidly become digitalised in all fields due to the Covid 19 pandemic, KADEM Chairman of the Board Dr. Saliha Okur Gümrükçüoğlu said that they identified ‘Remaining Human in the Digital Age’ as this year’s summit’s main theme in order to take a closer look at the psychological and sociological impacts of the technologies we are using, and the innovations that are right beside us, and to offer a roadmap on this issue.

Gümrükçüoğlu, who stressed that, at this year’s summit, as in the past, the structure of the family will be examined, and digitalisation’s impact on the structure of the family will be discussed, said:

“We will ascertain three main questions at our summit: The first question will be, ‘how can we make sure that the digital world serves humanity?’ ‘We will also seek answers to the questions, ‘how will the new praxes of social life shape the future in the digital age?’ and ‘what must we do to preserve our moral values and cultural texture in the digital age?’

Wo Will Speak?

After the opening ceremony, the summit will begin with a keynote speech to be delivered by Prof. Dr. Nabi Avcı, former MP for Eskişehir, and author of the book “Enformatik Cehalet” (Informatic Ignorance), entitled ‘Humans Grow in the Shade of Humans’. A total of 30 speakers will speak at the summit that will last three days, where the impacts of the digital world on the community, the family, daily life, and our moral values will be examined. Within the scope of the summit that will include inspiring and stimulating speeches in addition to a session consisting of 6 panels, many subjects will be discussed from how humans will continue to be the actor of the digital world, to parenting in the digital world, how knowledge will be reached in this age, and how we will be able to control our behaviour. This year’s summit will end with a mini-concert by Şirin Pancaroğlu and Bora Uymaz.

You may visit the address kadinveadaletzirvesi.org to access detailed information on, and register to, the summit to be held in order to understand the digital age and to create awareness that will help adapting to it.

 

Some of the Topics to be Discussed at the Summit

  • Being Human in the Digital Age
  • The Representation of Religious Knowledge in the Digital Age
  • Reinforcing Women in the Digital Age
  • Education and Entertainment in the Digital Age
  • The Continuity of Existence in the Cyber Age
  • Knowledge and Manipulation in the Digital Age
  • Digital Payment Systems and the Fintech Ecosystem

About the Woman and Justice Summit

The Woman and Justice Summit, the first of which was organised in 2014, is organised once every two years with a different theme. The first year, the main theme of the summit was the concept of justice itself, which reflects KADEM’s approach to women’s issues, and which it defends. In 2016, sessions were held under the theme of ‘Speak Up for Justice’ in many different areas, particularly in the context of immigrant women and women’s role in peace processes. In 2018, the summit organised with the theme ‘Reinforcing the Family’ concentrated on the family, which is the building block of society.