Author(s): Yüksel BABANINO?LU
Until the Tanzimat period, women's right to education and working space in the Ottoman Empire remained limited. However, in the process following the declaration of the Tanzimat Edict, regulations were made in the field of education with the effect of the developments in Europe and thus women gained the right to education. The Ottoman women whose status began to change in the society, have been tried to develop culturally with these arrangements made by the state. In the atmosphere of freedom brought about by the second constitutional era, women have become more visible in society and working life with the support of some intellectuals and societies established by women. On the other hand, due to the political and economic turmoil of the Ottoman Empire and the unfavorable conditions caused by the war period, women played a more active role in working life in order to provide their benefits. In this study, it will be tried to give information about the increasing crime rates of women in the last period of the Ottoman Empire as well as the process of working as a guard in the prisons.