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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Gender Based Journalism Library is Founded – Toplumsal Cinsiyet Odaklı Habercilik Kütüphanesi Kuruldu

Independent communication network bianet has founded the Gender Based Journalism Library. The library aims to become a resource center for everyone, specifically for journalists and media workers, who work on gender based journalism, in order to mainstream an understanding of journalism which sees gender equality as a fundamental human right in every stage of news production. There …

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Governorship’s Circular on the Prevention of Violence Against Women – Antalya Valiliği’nden Kadına Yönelik Şiddetin Önlenmesine Dair Genelge

The Governorship of Antalya has issued a circular on the prevention of violence against women, prepared as a set of suggestions by the Antalya Bar Association Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Board based on the Istanbul Convention. The circular has been sent to municipalities and 69 public insitutions. The circular makes direct reference to the …

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