Turkish authorities start legal process to close down the We Will Stop Femicide Platform

Turkish authorities have started the legal process to close down women's rights organization the We Will Stop Femicide Platform (Kadın Cinayetlerini Durduracağız Platformu). The platform...

TİHV YouTube video reveals police mistreatment in Turkey

In a recently released YouTube video, the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV) revealed that three of their female activists had been mistreated by...

Turkish authorities arrest pregnant women, sparking public outrage

A five-months-pregnant woman was arrested on Sunday for alleged links to the Gülen movement, sparking outrage among activists and opposition politicians, the Bold Medya...

25 women in Turkey victims of femicide in March

A total of 25 women were murdered in Turkey in March, while 19 women died under suspicious circumstances, the Duvar news website reported. Among those...

Biggest problem faced by women in Turkey is domestic violence, survey shows

A survey conducted by the Ankara-based Metropoll in March has revealed that domestic violence is the biggest problem faced by women in Turkey, Turkish...

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 women losing faith in government determination to effectively tackle gender-based violence

Women's rights activists have said since Turkey withdrew from the Istanbul Convention, an international treaty to combat violence against women, many women have lost faith...

Women’s rights activists slam government proposal to combat gender-based violence as ‘inadequate’

Women's rights activists have criticized a government proposal to combat gender-based violence, saying it was inadequate to protect women and lenient on perpetrators of...

Police detain 12 women’s rights activists in southeastern Diyarbakır province

Turkish police on Wednesday morning detained 12 women's rights activists in southeastern Diyarbakırprovince after raids on their homes, Turkish media reported. Adalet Kaya from the...

Top court finds reduced sentence for man who killed woman for rejecting proposal ‘reasonable’

A board at the Supreme Court of Appeals has found the reduction of a sentence given to a man who was convicted of the...

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