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Özlem Sara Cekic, Socialistisk Folkeparti - Fotograf Steen Brogaard

Özlem Sara Cekic

Former Member of the Folketing, The Socialist People’s Party

Former Member of Parliament

Özlem Sara Cekic, born May 7th 1976 in Ankara, Turkey. Married and has three children.


Parliamentary career
Former spokeswoman on health, psychiatry, media and gender equality. Former spokeswoman on housing, sports, cultural affairs, social services and development cooperation. Member of the Cultural Affairs Committee 2014-2015, the Gender Equality Committee 2013-2015 and 2011-2012, the Foreign Affairs Committee 2013-2015, the Health Committee 2011-2015,  the Committee on the Danish Council of Ethics 2011-2015 and the Supervisory Board in Accordance with Section 71 of the Constitutional Act 2007-2015. Member of the Danish delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe 2013-2015. Member of the Housing and Urban Affairs Committee 2011-2013 and the Social Affairs Committee 2007-2012, chairwoman 2011-2012.


Affiliations
Member of the county management board of the Danish Nurses' Council 2003-2007. Chairwoman of 'Mangfoldighedsnetværket' (Multiplicity Network) 2003-2007. Chairwoman of the Socialist People's Party's Ethnic Gender Equality Committee 2004-2006. Initiative-taker and chairwoman of the association '1001' 2004. Member of general council of the Socialist People's Party 2004-2007. Ambassador for the association 'Børn og Unge i Voldsramte Familier' (Children and Youngsters in Battered Families) 2005-2007. Member of the management committee of the association Akelin (Academics for Ethnic Equality) 2005-2007. Vice-chairwoman of 'Fagligt Selskab for Tværkulturel Sygepleje' (Society for Intercultural Nursing) 2005-2007. Member of the board of the local newspaper 'PåGaden' 2006-2007.


Publications
Author of »Fra Føtex til Folketinget« (From Føtex to the Folketing), 2009, and the children's books »Ayses pyjamasfest«, 2013, (Ayse's Pajama Party) »Ayses røde tørklæde«, 2014, (Ayse's Red Scarf) and »Ayses ramadan«, 2014 (Ayse's Ramadan). Contributor to »Min bedstemors historie« (My Grandmother's Story), 2007, »Klemt mellem to generationer« (Trapped Between Two Generations), 2008, »Med eller uden skræl« (With or Without Peel), 2009, »Generation kan selv« (Generation Self-Sufficient), 2007, »Menneske først - og hvad så?« (Man first – and So What?), Vartovbogen 2011/12, 2011, and »Jes - Otte samtaler med Jes Gerlach om psykiatrien i Danmark«, 2013 (Jes – Eight Conversations with Jes Gerlach on Psychiatry in Denmark). Active lecturer.


Awards
Received the friendship award from 'SOS mod Racisme' (SOS against Racism) 2007. Received the award »Kurd of the Year«, 2007. Received the award »Vandretæppet«, 2012 from LAB (National association of present and former Users of Psychiatry). Received the Equality Certificate from the 'Videnscenter for Ligeværdighed' (Knowledge Centre for Equality).


The biography is no longer updated from June 20th 2015.

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