Leylâ Pervizat

Women’s Rights Defender; Feminist Researcher


Leylâ Pervizat is a feminist researcher and women's human rights defender based in Turkey. She has been working and writing on the issue of honor killings since 1996, and has lobbied on this issue before international human rights mechanisms.

Featured Work

NOV 5, 2003 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 2 No. 10 (Fall 2003): Violence Against Women: Articles: In the Name of Honor

Women’s rights advocates in Turkey, Leylâ Pervizat writes, are combating the pervasive belief that so-called honor killings do not rise to the level of ...