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31 women fell victim to femicide in Turkey in August

A total of 31 women in Turkey fell victim to femicide in August, while 55 were injured in incidents of domestic violence, the Stockholm...

UN rapporteur urges Turkey to rejoin women’s treaty

The UN rapporteur on violence against women urged Turkey on Wednesday to reverse its decision to drop out of a European treaty combating gender-based...

Turkey’s top court says Erdoğan had right to withdraw from women’s treaty

In a move likely to spark a fresh wave of protests from women’s rights groups, Turkey’s top administrative court on Tuesday ruled that President...

259 women murdered in Turkey since withdrawal from Istanbul Convention: rights group

Turkey has seen the murder of at least 259 women at the hands of men since the country’s official withdrawal in July 2021 from...

Murderers of women get reduced sentences after exit from Istanbul Convention: rights group

The number of femicide cases resulting in a reduced sentence handed down to the male murderer has increased since Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul...

Top prosecutor demands reversal of Turkey’s Istanbul Convention withdrawal

Aytaç Kurt, the chief public prosecutor of Turkey's highest administrative court, the Council of State, has demanded the cancellation of a presidential decree that...

Women’s rights activists to demonstrate at top court for reinstatement of Istanbul Convention

Representatives from Turkey’s women’s rights organizations and lawyers will gather early on April 28 in front of the Council of State, Turkey’s highest administrative...

At least 25 women were victims of domestic violence in Turkey in March: report

Turkey witnessed the murder of at least 25 women at the hands of men in March, according to a report drafted by the Bianet...

Biggest problem faced by women in Turkey is domestic violence, survey shows

A survey conducted by the Ankara-based Metropoll in March has revealed that domestic violence is the biggest problem faced by women in Turkey, local...

Iranian refugees facing deportation for protesting Turkey’s Istanbul Convention exit turn to UN

A human rights lawyer has lodged a complaint with the UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of three Iranian...

Turkish women losing faith in government determination to effectively tackle gender-based violence

Women’s rights activists have said since Turkey withdrew from the İstanbul Convention, an international treaty to combat violence against women, many women have lost...

Main opposition leader Kılıçdaroğlu vows to reinstate Istanbul Convention

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has pledged to reinstate the Istanbul Convention, an international treaty to combat violence against...

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