Campaign and petition against the bill seeking to offer sentence reductions to perpetrators convicted of sexual violence
As WWHR, Mor Çatı Women’s Shelter Foundation and Kaos GL we have drafted and sent a letter to the CoE Secretary General on 23.03.2021 to give information on the current legal situation and invite CoE to reject Turkey’s withdrawal notification which is manifestly unconstitutional.We are sharing some highlights from the letter and reiterate our urgent call for action to reverse this decision. (Turkish / English)
With women in the literary sector recently taking to social media to call out sexual harassment they have faced, cases of men sexually harassing women in different lines of work have also started surfacing. Available here is our statement, in which we advocate for a shifting of the burden of proof from the victim to the perpetrator taking women’s claims as a basis for future action, and stand by women raising their voices against harassment despite all kinds of pressure they face.
Our social media visuals may be found here.
Laying claim to and protecting the Istanbul Convention is an essential issue for all those who want to live in an equal, free and just country. We invite all of society to take ownership of the Convention and our future!
Joint statement by 156 women’s and LGBTI+ organizations on their demands regarding combating violence against women in the wake of the parliamentary ratification of the Bill Amending the Law on the Execution of Sentences
The opinion of the TCK (Turkish Penal Code – TPC) 103 Women’s Platform and Women’s Platform on Alimony Rights – both of which we are a member organization of – on the covert amnesty being offered to perpetrators of child sexual abuse under the guise of a supposed sentence reduction