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CAMPAIGNS and STATEMENTS

Ever since our founding as Women for Women’s Human Rights – New Ways (WWHR-New Ways) we have launched and/or undertaken the coordination of many national campaigns. Further information on these campaigns is available at our page on Milestones. In addition to these national campaigns we started and/or ran as the secretariat, we also support in various ways the many campaigns organized by women’s and LGBTI+ movements/organizations in Turkey as well as internationally.
Below we provide a representative list of some of the national and international campaigns and joint statements we have either coordinated or supported since 2016:

NATIONAL CAMPAIGNS and STATEMENTS

We call the Secretary General to reject the withdrawal notification by the government given the fact that such withdrawal has been brought to the court under unconstitutionality claim.

By National Campaigns

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)

We Stand with Women Calling Out Sexual Harassment!

By National Campaigns

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.

We Shall Not Stand Back and Allow for a Rollback of Women’s and Children’s Rights Under the Pretext of ‘Judicial Reform’! We Call for an Immediate Termination of All Plans to Legitimize Child Sexual Abuse and Provide Amnesty to Rapists!

By Genel, National Campaigns

Joint statement objecting to a clause rumored to be part of the Second Judicial Reform Package allowing the postponement of the execution of sentences for perpetrators of child sexual abuse on condition that they marry the children they have exploited

Don’t Touch Women’s Alimony Rights

By Genel, National Campaigns

Visit this link to read and sign on to the petition (open to individual signatures) launched by the Women’s Campaign for Alimony Rights to prevent an infringement of women’s alimony rights. Additional detailed information on the Women’s Platform for Alimony Rights and the right to alimony itself is available here.

Call from Women and LGBTI+ Organizations: Turkey’s Candidate for the Istanbul Convention Monitoring Committee (GREVIO) Must Be Prof. Feride Acar

By Brief Notes, Genel, National Campaigns

Petition and campaign calling for Prof. Feride Acar to be formally nominated as Turkey’s candidate for GREVIO (Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence), the mechanism composed of independent experts monitoring the implementation of the Istanbul Convention

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Diren Demands Her Rights!

By National Campaigns

Petition and campaign calling for the demands of trans prisoner Diren Coşkun who started a death fast to decry the transphobic treatment she faced in the Tekirdağ No.2 Prison Facility where she was held in pre-trial detention to be met, and for an end to the arbitrary and extra-legal treatment of all trans prisoners

Not These Laws, Not This Way!

By National Campaigns

Petition and protest campaign against the Draft Law Proposing Amendments to the Population Services Law and Other Laws (commonly known as the Mufti Law) and the Draft Law on Victims’ Rights that would augment the pressure on women and LGBTI+ individuals, brought on to the Parliamentary agenda despite the many objections voiced – particularly by women

INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGNS and STATEMENTS