Zeynep Pinar Erdem
Pınar Erdem (she/her) is a researcher at MOSAIC MENA, a holistic programme committed to improving the health and well-being of LGBTIQ people in the MENA region. She has experience in various fields of human rights, with a specific focus on LGBTI rights, conflict-related sexual violence against men, boys and persons of diverse SOGIESC and rights of refugees in Turkey, Syria and Lebanon. Apart from her research, she also provides consultancy to several international and local organisations on their humanitarian work in Turkey. She holds an LL.M. on International and Comparative Law and an LL.M. on Law and Sexuality from UCLA.
Areas of interestSexual and gender-based violence; gender, peace and conflict; displacement; LGBTI rights; human rights; international law
- “Hidden survivors of sexual violence during Syria’s war must not be left behind”, opinion, The Guardian, August 13, 2020
- Human Rights Watch, They Treated Us In Monstrous Ways: Sexual Violence Against Men, Boys and Transgender Women in the Syrian Conflict, Jul 29, 2020
- “Men Can Experience Sexual Violence in War Too”, commentary, PassBlue, May 3, 2019