March 20, 2021
TURKEY 10 YEARS LATER DECIDES TO WITHDRAW THE CONVENTION ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
On March 19, 2021, Turkey withdrew from the historic European treaty which protects women from violence, signed by Turkey for the first time 10 years ago and bearing the name of its largest city.The Istanbul Convention, signed in 2011, states that men and women have equal rights by obliging state authorities to prevent gender-based violence, protect victims and prosecute perpetrators. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decree is a blow to women’s rights defenders, who say the deal is essential to fighting domestic violence. To see more click on this LINK.