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Meral Duzgun

Meral is an activist on gender, women's rights and the Kurdish Question in Turkey. She was shortlisted for the Guardian's International Development Journalism competition for her work on rape as a weapon of torture in Turkey, and has had her research published in the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies. Meral is also a One Young World Ambassador. Meral was born and bred in North London, and is of Kurdish origin.