Kadın ve LGBTİ örgütlerinden çocuk istismarcılarına af önergesine karşı açıklama – Women and LGBTI organizations issued a statement against motion to pardon child abusers

Çocuk istismarcılarının mağdurlar ile evlenmeleri halinde affedilerek ceza almamalarına ilişkin önergenin Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi gündemine geleceğine dair medyada yer alan haberler üzerine, 165 kadın ve LGBTİ örgütü bir açıklama yayınladı. “Tecavüzü, erken ve zorla evlilikleri ve çocuk istismarını meşrulaştıracak hiçbir yasal değişikliği kabul etmiyoruz” başlığıyla yayınlanan açıklamada affın suçun üzerini örterek tecavüz ve cinsel …

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Turkish Women’s Union organized a meeting on GREVIO’s Evaluation Report on Turkey – Türk Kadınlar Birliği tarafından GREVIO Türkiye Raporu tanıtım toplantısı düzenlendi

A meeting was organized by the Turkish Women’s Union on December 18th to present and discuss GREVIO’s Evaluation Report on Turkey. Representatives of women’s organizations, gender and women’s studies departments of universities and Union of Turkish Bar Associations were among the participants. Turkish translation of the report was shared with the participants. Feride Acar, President …

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GREVIO’s Evaluation Report on Turkey is published – GREVIO Türkiye Değerlendirme Raporu’nu yayınladı

GREVIO published its first evaluation report on Turkey on 15 October 2018. The report states that the lack of a systematic and thorough assessment of the policies, and the authorities’ increasing emphasis on women’s traditional roles and stereotypes are factors undermining positive efforts. The report expresses concern about impunity, and also points to women’s underreporting of …

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CSSP News: Upcoming informational webinar on importance of regional cooperation between women’s NGOs

On August 30th at 1 pm Vienna time, the WAVE office will be holding an information webinar regarding titled “CSSP: The importance of regional cooperation between women’s NGOs.” This webinar will shed light on the importance of regional cooperation between women’s NGOs, by sharing the positive example from the Western Balkan countries and Turkey. The …

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CSSP News: Regional partners & women’s organisations network at Sarajevo training

From 6 – 7 June 2018, the third training for the Civil Society Strengthening Platform (CSSP) was conducted at Hotel Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The training was organised by WAVE together with regional partner from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Foundation United Women Banja Luka. A total of 30 participants representing civil society organisations from Bosnia …

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Court defined the case of unmarried couple as “domestic violence” – Partnerin uyguladığı şiddet “ev içi şiddet” sayıldı

A family court in Ankara has concluded a case of an unmarried couple as “domestic violence” in Turkey and sentenced the accused partner to pay alimony. The court decision included specific reference to the Istanbul Convention. The court has stated that although the couple is not married, violent acts between partners should be considered as “domestic violence” according to …

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Capacity Development Workshops for Women Lawyers – Kadın Avukatlar İçin Kapasite Geliştirme Atölyeleri

A total of 60 women lawyers working in the area of combating gender-based violence attended 3 capacity development workshops in Ankara, as part of a joint project of the Foundation for Women’s Solidarity and the Capacity Development Association, titled “Strengthening the Representation of Women subjected to Violence in the Justice Mechanism”. During the 3-day workshops, …

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