Webinar on Tuesday, 15 December, 7pm
Over the past years the incidence of violence against women, including the murder of women by men, Femicide, has steadily increased in Turkey. The violence is an increasing feature of life at home, in the community, in the workplace and in the political sphere.
The police and legal system have failed to address this issue and in many reported cases have either condoned or perpetrated the violence. The government of President Erdogan has proposed legislation that would allow rapists to walk free if they agree to marry their victim, has indicated that they would withdraw from the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention regarding violence against women and have encouraged the attacks on female political opponents, trade union and human rights activists. Spokespersons and organisations of the women’s movement have been attacked, sacked and jailed.
The event is open to all and to join you must register via the link below
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
*The event is 2 hours long. The last 30 minutes will be a Q&A session.
Due to limited participation quota in Zoom event, we will be broadcasting our meeting live on Facebook as well.
If you can’t participate in the event on Zoom, you can watch it on our Facebook page.
The event is co-sponsored and hosted by Centre for Kurdish Progress, Peace in Kurdistan Campaign and Kurdish Peoples’ Assembly UK
Moderated by Christine Blower