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Turkey: 'You will never walk alone' - Women rally against femicides in Istanbul02:25

Turkey: 'You will never walk alone' - Women rally against femicides in Istanbul

Turkey, Istanbul
November 22, 2020 at 20:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters wearing purple rallied against femicides and gender-based violence in Istanbul on Sunday, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Demonstrators urged authorities to step up their efforts to crack down on domestic violence incidents. According to the We Will Stop Femicide Platform, 335 women were killed in 2020 only.

The organizers argued that despite signing and ratifying the Istanbul Convention, Turkish authorities have not applied its rules and principles in practice.

The Istanbul Convention is an international treaty agreed between members of the Council of Europe aimed to provide common legal mechanisms to combat violence and discrimination against women. Turkey ratified the treaty in 2012 which then came into legal effect in 2014.

Turkey: 'You will never walk alone' - Women rally against femicides in Istanbul02:25
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Protesters wearing purple rallied against femicides and gender-based violence in Istanbul on Sunday, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Demonstrators urged authorities to step up their efforts to crack down on domestic violence incidents. According to the We Will Stop Femicide Platform, 335 women were killed in 2020 only.

The organizers argued that despite signing and ratifying the Istanbul Convention, Turkish authorities have not applied its rules and principles in practice.

The Istanbul Convention is an international treaty agreed between members of the Council of Europe aimed to provide common legal mechanisms to combat violence and discrimination against women. Turkey ratified the treaty in 2012 which then came into legal effect in 2014.

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