Violence against women cannot be eradicated by ignoring the expertise and experience of women's organizations!

Causes and consequences of violence against women and women killings (femicide) in Turkey have been voiced repeatedly by women’s organizations for many years. The Emergency Measures Coalition Against Femicide and Violence comprised of 124 women’s organization, has been demanding that the Turkish Parliament take urgent action against male violence resulting from patriarchy, inequalities in practice and everyday life, and all kinds of discrimination against women since July 2014. After years of struggle and calls to action (by the women’s movement) Parliament finally set up a commission called “Parliamentary Research Commission to Explore the Causes of Violence Against Women in order to Determine the Necessary Measures for Prevention.”

However, to our great dismay, the commission’s first steps have led to great disillusionment. The vast majority of independent women’s groups, who have been working relentless in the field of violence for years, were not invited and excluded from the meeting of NGOs planned to take place on 5th February 2015 in Ankara. Thus, the commission has made it clear from the start that it is only willing to work with NGOs who share the government’s political views, rather than working with organizations who have expertise in this field.


Erdoğan is right! We do not care about fıtrat*!

A day before 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, President Erdoğan made a statement about the difference of nature or disposition (fıtrat) between women and men. Previously, in 2010, he had stated that he did not believe in equality between women and men due to their dispositions. We replied to this statement by saying that “the more you tell us not being equal with men, the more we get killed.”


Call upon The Parliament Of Turkey to hold an emergency meeting to address the rampant femicide occuring throughout Turkey!

We hereby call upon international feminist and LGBTI organizations and individuals to support us in our demand, that the Parliament of Turkey hold an emergency meeting to address the rampant killing of women in Turkey.

We refuse to stand by and watch as increasing numbers of women and trans women are killed in Turkey, encouraged by a lack of preventive measures, lax laws, and the fostering of a social culture which normalizes violence against women and essentially negates the existence of women as individuals by prioritizing “the family” at all costs.


Arrêtez le harcèlement sexuel et le viol! Les femmes migrantes ne sont pas seules!

Chaque jour, les femmes migrantes sont confrontées au harcèlement sexuel, la violence et le viol sur les d’Aksaray, de Laleli, de Beyazit et de Kumkapi, au travail et aux maisons. Les femmes migrantes viennent en Turquie pour échapper à la guerre et la violence masculine et trouver refuge ou de pouvoir envoyer de l'argent à leurs familles. En raison de la politique migratoire turc et le droit du travail sont restrictive ; elles sont obligés de travailler sans permis. Cette situation que nous définissons comme sans papier est surtout considéré comme fugitif est maltraité par les employeurs et les propriétaires. Ces violations de droits des humaines, racisme et discrimination deviennent graves comme le harcèlement sexuel et la violence masculine.