Tag: domestic violence

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Protests after Erdoğan’s “unlawful” order for Turkey to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention

Women have taken to the streets to demand President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reverses his decree for Turkey to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention. The international treaty aims to curb violence against women. Thousands descended on Rıhtım Meydanı in Kadıköy, Istanbul, to protest the decision. Smaller demonstrations took place elsewhere in the country, including Izmir, Bursa, Manisa, […]

Entrepreneurs
Pioneering plumber Hattie Hasan crowdfunding to create National Register of Tradeswomen

Plumbing entrepreneur Hatice ‘Hattie’ Hasan, founder and chief executive of female plumbing business Stopcocks, has launched a new initiative for female victims of domestic abuse and the organisations that support them. Hasan is aiming to raise £15,000 to set up a National Register of Tradeswomen. The Register will primarily aim to support vulnerable women, either […]

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Fury across Turkey after gruesome murder details of Pınar Gültekin emerge

There has been public uproar and protests following the brutal killing of Pınar Gültekin, a 27-year-old university student whose body was found in the Aegean district of Muğla on Tuesday, 21 July. She had been missing since 16 July after stepping out of her flat in Muğla. Police were able to track her movements by […]

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Over 1,900 women killed in Turkey in past 8 years
 

Yesterday, Saturday 25 November, was International Day to End Violence against Women and Girls. It brought tens of thousands of women around the world on to the streets to protest at the on-going gender-based violence that results in the sexual or physical assault and murder of women each year. Kadın Cinayetleri, a women’s group in Turkey, […]