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“Inequality starts in our minds”

Serpil Cigdem

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“Inequality starts in our minds”

In Istanbul, Turkey, Serpil Cigdem works as a train driver. She reports: “When I applied for a job 23 years ago as a driver, I was told that it is a profession for men. I knew that during the written examination even if I got the same results as a male candidate, he would have got the job. That’s why I worked hard to pass the exam with a better result than the male candidates.”

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