Today marks #IWD2017: this year’s International Women’s Day, a time to celebrate the accomplishments of women around the world while also acknowledging the progress that remains ahead. Twitter is “What’s Happening” across the globe — and what we’ve seen happening throughout the past year is powerful voices and movements come together to speak up for women’s rights.
It’s now been six days since the Turkish government blocked access to Twitter. Throughout this time, we’ve been engaged in discussion with Turkish authorities to hear their concerns, inform them about how our platform and policies work, and try and bring this situation to a resolution. But still, the millions of people in Turkey who turn to Twitter to make their voices heard are being kept from doing just that.