Do We Have a Face?

Kotex, which launched its new campaign by saying “Woman Means #Progress”, aims to remind that women are still uncomfortable when talking about their menstrual periods, in addition to many social pressures and taboos. The brand’s “Do We Have a Face” slogan, which aroused great curiosity on social media, also received support from famous names.

19 celebrities from the world of music and cinema supported the campaign

Burak Yörük, Burak Yamantürk, Dilan Çiçek Deniz, Ecem Çalhan, Funda Eryiğit, Hafsanur Sancaktutan, Hilal Altınbilek, Kalben, Kubilay Aka, Mina Derman, Nazlı Bulum, Nurgül Yeşilçay, Özge Gürel, Sanem Babi, Sedef Avcı, Taha Baran Özbek, Yasemin Allen, Yağız Can Konyalı and Yiğit Koçak supported the campaign with their posts on social media saying “Do We Have a Face?” Famous names shared their photos by covering their faces and said the following on the subject…

Kotex, which supports pads for women, turns every tweet sent in support of the campaign into a donation.

Taking the project one step further, Kotex provides sanitary pad support to women in need in the earthquake zone and university students all over Turkey. As part of the campaign, Kotex also converts every tweet posted on the social media platform X with the hashtag “Woman Means #Progress” into a donation. Additional sanitary pad support is provided to women with the donations collected.

Burak Yamanturk

8 out of 10 people exposed to violence in our country are women! While we, as a country, celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Republic.

While violence is terrible in itself, do we have the face to live as if there is no problem in an environment where the women who paved the way and are our real power are subjected to it? We must be a society where violence against women is not normalized and legitimate!

WOMEN MEANS #PROGRESS

Burak Yörük

In Turkey, 7 out of every 10 women cannot work without permission from their husbands. Are we aware of the size of the number? While women still cannot take control of their economic freedom and do not actively participate in business life; Do we have the courage to act as if nothing happened?

In the 100th anniversary of the Republic, we must be a society where no obstacles are placed for women to take part in business life. And we must work together on this.

Because we know that; WOMEN MEANS #PROGRESS

Dilan Çiçek Deniz

We are one of the earliest countries to give women the right to vote and be elected. But our representation rate in the parliament is only 17%…

Do we have the face to talk about equality between men and women when women cannot express themselves and cannot be represented in sufficient numbers in the parliament?

If we want to progress as a society in the 100th anniversary of the Republic, it is essential for women to move forward comfortably on their path.

We all know, WOMEN MEANS #PROGRESS

Ecem Çalhan

Your skirt is too short, your skirt is too long… Your blouse is too open, it’s covered everywhere! In the 100th anniversary of the Republic, women still cannot freely wear whatever they want.

Do we have the face to act as if everything is going well, while women, who make up half of the society, are harassed even in their daily lives just because of what they wear?

If we want to progress as a society, women must also progress freely.

Because WOMEN MEANS #PROGRESS

Funda Eryiğit

We all work hard, but some of us don’t get the reward for the effort we deserve. In the 100th anniversary of the Republic, women’s labor is still not paid equally.

Even though women work hard, do we have the courage to think that everything is fine when they experience salary inequality just because they are women?

Equal pay for equal work is a must for social justice and progress.

Remember, WOMEN MEANS #PROGRESS

Hafsanur Sancaktutan

Pads hesitantly taken from the shelf, trying to hide them while passing them from hand to hand… It disturbs me that in the 100th year of the Republic, menstruation-related issues are ashamed and the most natural process in the world is tabooed to such an extent.

Do we have the courage to act like everything is fine when women are really shy about being women and living the way they want?

Let’s normalize menstruation and being a woman together.

Because WOMEN MEANS #PROGRESS

Hilal Altinbilek

Every year, more than 13 thousand girls under the age of 18 are married in Turkey. Easy to say!

These numbers are easy to say, but these numbers do not suit the 100th anniversary of the Republic. Do we have the courage to normalize this reality when our children have no choice?

We must not remain silent until our daughters live their best years, their childhood. Because we know very well that WOMEN MEANS #PROGRESS.

from the heart

Lady, shut up! Woman, mind your business! Don’t get involved with the dough! His mind is short, his hair is long!

Do we really have the courage to normalize this problem when silencing women and silencing their voices has become so ingrained in our language?

However, on the 100th anniversary of the Republic, don’t we all deserve to live in a society where the distinction between “women’s work and men’s work” has ended? In order for us to move forward, women’s voices must be heard.

WOMEN MEANS #PROGRESS

Kubilay Aka

Turkey ranks 124th among 146 countries in terms of gender equality. In other words, our women, who constitute half of the society, are not treated equally. Given such a reality, do we have the courage to act as if everything is sunny?

In the 100th anniversary of the Republic, it is our duty to be at the forefront of gender equality. We should all work to ensure equality in this regard, regardless of whether we are men or women.

Because WOMEN MEANS #PROGRESS

Nazlı Bulum

In the 100th year of the Republic, the number of illiterate women is 6 times higher than men. However, education is everyone’s right… Do we have the face to act as if everything is fine while women still cannot access a very basic human right such as reading and writing?

We will continue to raise our voices until women gain their basic rights and move forward comfortably on their path…

Because I know that WOMEN MEANS #PROGRESS

Nurgül Yeşilçay

Sick, dirty, menstrual… We turn menstruation into a taboo, regardless of whether it is a woman or a man.

On the 100th anniversary of the Republic, we still think of menstruation as something to be ashamed of. Do we have the face to act like nothing is wrong while women feel uncomfortable just because they are women? Come on, let’s normalize menstruation together and move forward comfortably together.

WOMEN MEANS #PROGRESS

Sanem Babi

Almost 7% of women feel unsafe sitting alone at home. Imagine, although the safest place for a person is their home, some of our women cannot feel safe in their homes.

On the 100th anniversary of our Republic, do you think we have the courage to act as if everything is normal while our women are uncomfortable sitting alone in their homes? In order for us to progress together as a society, women must live a comfortable life.

Because we know that; WOMEN MEANS #PROGRESS

Mina Derman

Washing laundry and dishes, cooking, daily cleaning of the house… In short, 85% of housework is done by women.

On the 100th anniversary of the Republic, do we have the face to talk as if everything is fine, even though we share the same house but not the same workload? For us to progress, it is essential for women to walk their paths comfortably.

Because we know that; WOMEN MEANS #PROGRESS

Ozge Gurel

We study at the same schools and take the same exams. We all work hard… But as women, we never earn the same money as men.

On the 100th anniversary of the Republic, professional women earn 20% less than their male counterparts with the same education.

Do we have the courage to act as if everything is fine when there are women who do not receive equal pay for equal work? Keep working until women can move forward comfortably on their path.

WOMEN MEANS #PROGRESS

Sedef Avcı

When it comes to raising children, women immediately come to mind. When it comes to our children, women take on 31 hours more responsibility per week than men.

Do we have the courage to act as if everything is normal when the distribution of tasks within the family is so unbalanced? In the 100th anniversary of the Republic, we must accept that both parents must play equal roles in child care in order for women to progress comfortably on their path.

WOMEN MEANS #PROGRESS

Taha Baran Özbek

30.4% of women do not feel safe walking alone at night in their neighborhood. Imagine, you cannot walk comfortably in your own street or neighborhood.

Do we have the face to act as if nothing is happening, while the women with whom we share the house, office, bus and the same country feel so uncomfortable?

On the 100th anniversary of the Republic, we must raise our voices until women can move forward freely and feel comfortable where they live.

WOMEN MEANS #PROGRESS

Yağızcan Konyalı

The employment opportunities provided to women are half of the employment opportunities provided to men… Or even less. In other words, the potential is the same, the education is the same, the desire is the same, but women start the business world 1-0 behind just because they are women.

Do we dare to act as if everything is fine when we have not yet become a society where gender equality is achieved in the workforce and each individual is evaluated with their abilities? In the 100th anniversary of the Republic, we must achieve this equality and move forward together.

WOMEN MEANS #PROGRESS

Jasmine Allen

Walking constantly looking behind you, sharing the taxi license plate with your friends, pretending to talk on the phone… Women are even afraid of walking alone, day or night.

On the 100th anniversary of the Republic, do we have the courage to act as if nothing is wrong, while women cannot walk freely on the streets and are worried just because they are women? If we want to progress as a society, women must also be able to walk freely on the streets.

WOMEN MEANS #PROGRESS

Yiğit Koçak

Is a woman’s main job her child? Women spend 4 and a half hours more time than men on child care every day. This is actually an inequality in itself.

Do we have the courage to act as if everything is normal when the distribution of tasks within the family is so unbalanced? In the 100th anniversary of the Republic, we need to raise children together, without distinction between parents, and undertake this task together.

WOMEN MEANS #PROGRESS

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