Purple Newsletter, Issue 1 (2007, in Turkish)
“Purple Newsletter” is the periodical of the Human Rights Education Program for Women (HREP) solidarity network. The newsletter that shares the experiences and real life stories of HREP trainers and participants also includes news from the women’s movement in Turkey and across the world. While many of the contributors give accounts of how HREP has transformed their daily lives, women who have founded organizations following the training provide news on their advocacy work. The newsletter has become a platform that encourages new HREP groups as well as the foundation of new and independent women’s initiatives. HREP solidarity network brought closer with the newsletter also partakes in nationwide campaigns of the women’s movement.
WWHR-New Ways released the first issue of HREP′s quarterly newsletter, Purple Newsletter, in February 2007. The newsletter allows HREP participants, educators, and everyone else involved in the HREP Program to conveniently share their stories, news, opinions, artwork, etc, and thus provides a lively medium to strengthen communication among HREP members. The first issue of the Purple Newsletter has already gained high attention and received great support from the HREP community, as well as other women′s groups.