Turkish police raid Left Party for banner protesting withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

Turkish police raided the Left Party’s (SOL Parti) Artvin branch on Friday due to a banner protesting Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, the...

The Year in Review: Women’s Rights

The year 2020 has witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases amid discussions of withdrawing...

Turkey pulls out of landmark treaty protecting women from violence

Turkey on Saturday pulled out of the world’s first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women by presidential decree, in the latest...

International community and organizations react to Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

World leaders, international and regional organizations and right groups have reacted negatively to Turkey's decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, the Council of...

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...

Woman imprisoned with 40-day-old infant on trumped-up terror charges denied parole

A woman who was arrested with her 40-day-old baby on trumped-up terror charges in 2016 was denied release from prison by the parole board...

Turkish women raise their voices against possible withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

Amid the fear of Turkey’s possible withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, a Council of Europe treaty designed to prevent violence and domestic abuse against...

CoE called on to investigate gross rights violations suffered by women due to Ankara’s...

A rights group on International Women’s Day called for an investigation into rights violations suffered by women due to a crackdown by the Turkish...

Turkey ranks 130th out of 153 countries in gender gap report

Among a total of 153 countries, Turkey ranks 130th with respect to inequalities between men and women, according to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF)...

Woman speaks out about humiliating experiences during arrest and her children’s trauma

Hacer Koç, 44, one of the first women to come forward to share her experience of an unlawful strip-search in prison, talked to Bold...

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