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Domestic violence kills 26 women in Turkey (Turkey)

March 17, 2013

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Source ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 16 (UPI) — At least 26 women and three children have been killed in Turkey as a result of domestic violence during the first two months of 2013, officials said. Republican People’s Party Ankara deputy Aylin Nazliaka said during a press meeting in the Turkish parliament 22 women were raped in […]

Brought women from Ukraine to work in tourism, forced prostitution (Ukraine)

August 1, 2012

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Source Antalya police operation organized by the human trafficking, forced prostitution, the women brought from abroad, foreign nationals and 2 women were found to have three people with … Antalya police operation organized by the human trafficking, forced prostitution, the women brought from abroad, foreign nationals and 2 women were found to have three people […]

Turkish Women Blow Whistle on Rights Crackdown

July 17, 2012

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By Jennifer Hattam WeNews correspondent Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Renewed debate over abortion rights in Turkey has women wondering whether gender equality is being left behind as the country seeks to position itself as a model for the Middle East. ISTANBUL, Turkey (WOMENSENEWS)–Beating drums and blowing whistles, hundreds of women marched last month on Istanbul’s […]

“He Loves You, He Beats You” (Turkey) Human Rights Watch

March 4, 2011

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Source: Human Rights Watch Family Violence in Turkey and Access to Protection This report documents brutal and long-lasting violence against women and girls by husbands, partners, and family members and the survivors’ struggle to seek protection. Turkey has strong protection laws, setting out requirements for shelters for abused women and protection orders. However, gaps in […]