Turkey ranks 124th out of 146 countries in WEF gender gap report

Turkey has been ranked 124th out of 146 countries with respect to inequalities between men and women, according to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global...

Women’s rights activists demonstrate at Council of State for reinstatement of Istanbul Convention

 Representatives of women's rights organizations and opposition politicians gathered on Tuesday morning in front of the Council of State, Turkey's highest administrative court, in...
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Nearly 40 percent of women in Turkey subjected to violence, says HRW senior Turkey...

Around four out of 10 women in Turkey have suffered physical and/or sexual violence during their lives, said Emma Sinclair Webb, Human Rights Watch...

Turkish women’s organizations say authorities turn blind eye to sexual harassment from local men...

Following accusations that migrant men are sexually harassing Turkish women, women's organizations said authorities were quick to blame migrants but turned a blind eye...

HDP lawmakers submit parliamentary question about pregnant women in Turkish prisons

Lawmakers from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) submitted a parliamentary question addressing the justice minister concerning pregnant women in Turkish prisons, the Bold Medya...

Femicide victim filed 30 complaints with the police before her death

A woman who was killed by her ex-husband in southeastern Urfa province on Friday had filed 30 complaints with the police but was not...

24 women in Turkey killed by men, 16 died under suspicious circumstances, says report...

A total of 24 women in Turkey were killed in incidents of domestic violence and 16 died under suspicious circumstances in April, the We...

Top prosecutor demands reversal of Turkey’s Istanbul Convention withdrawal

Aytaç Kurt, the chief public prosecutor of Turkey’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, has demanded the cancellation of a presidential decree that...

Women’s rights activists to demonstrate at top court for reinstatement of Istanbul Convention

Representatives from Turkey’s women’s rights organizations and lawyers will gather early on April 28 in front of the Council of State, Turkey’s highest administrative...

Hundreds rally against threat to close Turkish women’s rights group

Hundreds of people demonstrated on Saturday in several Turkish cities including İstanbul and Ankara against a move to close one of the country’s most...

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