The conservative southeast of Turkey is far from being a bastion of female equality. So it's quite a sensation when individual women find a voice, even on the football pitch. A young Kurd has now managed to become the region's first female professional referee.
The young physical education teacher has had her licence for just half a year. She sees herself as a pioneer and wants to contribute to change. On the other hand, she has to endure both distrust and pressure. In all of Turkey, women's football is a relatively new sport, and across the country there are only a handful of female referees.