Information Note – Our Assessment of the Amendments Made to Turkish Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure

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Presented as an amendment whose “purpose is to scale up the effectiveness of the efforts to combat domestic violence and violence against women”, the Law Proposal no. 2/4290 on Amending Turkish Penal Code and Some Laws was submitted to the Office of the Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly on 16 March 2022 and put up for a vote and passed by the Assembly on 12 May 2022.

Brief Note on the 4th National Action Plan on Combating Violence Against Women

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Turkey’s 4th National Action Plan (4th NAP) on Combating Violence Against Women (VAW) announced on 1 July 2021, the day Turkey withdrew from the Istanbul Convention, does not at all refer to the concept of gender equality; neither does it include any mention of the Istanbul Convention, accepted as the most comprehensive roadmap for combating violence, which had been in effect in Turkey since 2014 and cited as a reference 22 times in the previous action plan (3rd NAP).