PEN Turkey bestows women’s rights award on academic attacked by Erdoğan

The PEN Turkey Writers’ Association has granted its annual Duygu Asena Women’s Rights Award to Professor Ayşe Buğra, who was recently targeted by Turkish...

22 women journalists involved in court proceedings in June: MKG

The Mezopotamya Female Journalists Association (MKG) has announced in a monthly report that a total of 22 women journalists were involved in trial proceedings...

Top prosecutor says Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention was unlawful

The chief public prosecutor’s office at Turkey’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, has called for the cancellation of a presidential decree that...

Pregnant woman and husband detained, forced to leave 3 children behind

Zeynep Doğan (33), who is seven months pregnant, and her husband Ahmet Doğan (39) were detained on Friday and were forced to leave their...

Turkish women take to the streets of Istanbul against femicide and violation of women’s...

Thousands of women came together in Istanbul to demonstrate against a wide range of problems concerning women's rights in Turkey and the murder of...

Turkish women’s rights activists urge authorities to take action against stalking

Women's rights activists in Turkey have urged authorities to amend the Turkish Penal Code (TCK) to make stalking a punishable crime, the Duvar news...

AKP lawmaker claims domestic violence cases in Turkey exaggerated by media

Hülya Atçı Nergis, a lawmaker from Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), has said the media is exaggerating femicides and other incidents of...

Large percentage of women do not feel safe alone at night, says TurkStat report

A total of 27.3 percent of women living in Turkey do not feel safe on the street at night, according to a 2020 report...

Mothers and children suffer from overcrowding, sickness and neglect in Izmir’s Şakran Prison

A female inmate on Thursday said women and children in her ward in Izmir's Şakran Prison were suffering from overcrowding, sickness and neglect, the...

Turkish authorities arrest 6 women’s rights activists in Diyarbakır

Six women’s rights activists who were among 26 detained in a police raid on the Rosa Women's Association in southeastern Diyarbakır province on April...

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