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Turkey: Women fill Istanbul's streets to denounce rise in femicide01:25

Turkey: Women fill Istanbul's streets to denounce rise in femicide

Turkey, Istanbul
March 9, 2018 at 01:08 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of women marched down Istanbul's Istiklal Avenue for International Women's Day on Thursday, denouncing the reported increase in violence against women in Turkey.Protesters exhibited banners such as "We defend our lives" and "Stop femicide," while shouting chants against the sex-based hate crime.According to figures by the We Will Stop Femicide platform, 409 women lost their lives to the hands of men in 2017, which is an increase from 328 in 2016.

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Thousands of women marched down Istanbul's Istiklal Avenue for International Women's Day on Thursday, denouncing the reported increase in violence against women in Turkey.Protesters exhibited banners such as "We defend our lives" and "Stop femicide," while shouting chants against the sex-based hate crime.According to figures by the We Will Stop Femicide platform, 409 women lost their lives to the hands of men in 2017, which is an increase from 328 in 2016.

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