Migrant women subject to sexual harassment and physical violence on their journey to Turkey,...

Sociologist Didem Danış has said migrant women face many hurdles on their journey to Turkey, including sexual harassment and physical violence. Speaking to BBC Turkish...

Turkish treasury and finance minister says women too ‘fragile’ to do manual labor jobs

Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister Nureddin Nebati on Tuesday said in a discriminatory remark that women were more fragile than men and should not...

Main opposition leader Kılıçdaroğlu vows to reinstate Istanbul Convention

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has pledged to reinstate the Istanbul Convention, an international treaty to combat violence against women,...

Women’s day events held amid bans, police intervention in Ankara, İstanbul

Large groups of women on Tuesday held marches to mark International Women’s Day, protesting the widespread issues of male violence and sexism in the...

Activists demonstrate against high number of female inmates in Turkish prisons

Human rights activists on Tuesday staged demonstrations in several European cities  protesting the high number of female prisoners in Turkish prisons, the TR724 news...

7,071 women murdered by men in Turkey during 19-year-long AKP rule: report

A report released by an opposition lawmaker on the occasion of International Women’s Day shows an upward trend in cases of domestic violence in...

Jailed journalist Sedef Kabaş says women often subjected to violence in Turkey

Prominent TV journalist Sedef Kabaş, who has been behind bars since January 22, in a letter from prison said women have a difficult time...

Governor’s office bans annual Feminist Night March in Istanbul

The İstanbul Governor’s Office on Monday announced that no demonstrations or marches will be allowed to mark International Women’s Day in İstanbul’s Taksim neighborhood...

Governor’s office bans annual women’s day march in İstanbul

The İstanbul Governor’s Office has announced that no demonstrations or marches will be allowed to mark International Women’s Day in İstanbul’s Taksim neighborhood on...

Prominent Turkish figures call on authorities to respect women’s rights ahead of International Women’s...

Turkish intellectuals, journalists and members of the judiciary on Monday issued a statement ahead of March 8, International Women's Day, calling on authorities in...

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