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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...

Closure case against women’s rights group based on complaint by AKP member: journalist

The legal process recently started by Turkish authorities to close down women’s rights organization the We Will Stop Femicide Platform (Kadın Cinayetlerini Durduracağız Platformu)...

Turkish authorities start legal process to close down the We Will Stop Femicide Platform

Turkish authorities have started the legal process to close down women’s rights organization the We Will Stop Femicide Platform (Kadın Cinayetlerini Durduracağız Platformu), the Stockholm...

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...

Jailed journalist Sedef Kabaş says women often subjected to violence in Turkey

Prominent TV journalist Sedef Kabaş, who has been behind bars since January 22, in a letter from prison said women have a difficult time...

7,071 women murdered by men in Turkey during 19-year-long AKP rule: report

A report released by an opposition lawmaker on the occasion of International Women’s Day shows an upward trend in cases of domestic violence in...

Prominent Turkish figures call on authorities to respect women’s rights ahead of International Women’s Day

Turkish intellectuals, journalists and members of the judiciary on Monday issued a statement ahead of March 8, International Women’s Day, calling on authorities in...

Turkish women’s rights activists call for thorough probe into female suicide cases and accidental deaths

Two Turkish women’s rights activists said in an interview that during the COVID-19 pandemic there had been an increase in female suicides and accidental...

Turkish women’s rights activists urge authorities to take action against stalking

Women’s rights activists in Turkey have urged authorities to amend the Turkish Penal Code (TCK) to make stalking a punishable crime, the Stockholm Center...

Women’s Rights in Turkey: 2021 in Review

The year 2021 witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases and the March 10 withdrawal...

Turkish court sentences 20 female university students to prison over Gülen links

Twenty female university students were handed down prison sentences on Friday for alleged links to the Gülen movement, sparking an outcry among activists and...

17 women’s rights activists face prison for insulting Erdoğan

A Turkish court has accepted an indictment that seeks prison sentences for 17 women's rights activists on charges that include insulting President Recep Tayyip...

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