Femicide

173 women killed in Turkey in first five months of 2017: Report

Some 173 women were killed by men in the first five months of 2017, according to a report released by a women's rights activist organization on June 5.

The report from women's rights organization "We Will Stop Femicide" stated that 39 women were killed in May, more than any other month.

The organization also stated that 38 children and 17 women were sexually abused in May.

Violence against women 'on rise, but women more combatant' in Turkey

Violence against women has been on the rise, but women have become more combatant, said Gülsüm Kav, the director of Kadın Cinayetlerini Durduracağız Platformu (We Will Stop Femicides Platform), a women's rights activist organization that keeps track of violence against women, stressing that as long as the laws in Turkey failed to protect women, violence against them would not stop.  

317 women killed with weapons in Turkey in 2016: Report

Eight percent of the 397 women who were killed in Turkey last year were murdered with weapons, according to statistics from the Umut Foundation, which was established with the sole purpose of battling individual armed violence in Turkey. 

A total of 317 women were killed with weapons in 2016, a slight increase over the 309 women killed with weapons - out of a total of 413 - in 2015.

Contrasting data on women in Turkey

The report "Human Rights Record of the AKP [Justice and Development Party]" prepared by Zeynep Altıok, the deputy chair of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), and her team, once again displays the state of women in Turkey. 

To understand better what kind of a hell this country is for women, here are some data: 

1,134 women murdered in Turkey in five years

At least 1,134 women have been murdered in Turkey in the past five years, according to a website that keep tracks of femicides. 

The "kadincinayetleri.org" website counts the femicides that have been covered by the media between 2010 and 2015. 

The statistics were released in order to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Nov. 25.

Istanbul bar trains 4,000 lawyers to specialize in cases of violence against women

The Istanbul Bar Association has trained 4,000 lawyers to specialize in cases related to violence against women to help provide support for women who are victims of violence. 

"A total of 4,000 lawyers have become specialized in how to deal with women who were subjected to violence," Istanbul Bar Head Mehmet Durakoğlu told Anadolu Agency.

Violence sown today to be reaped tomorrow

Turkey is 13th among 41 countries with the highest number of murders. Crime rates increased 58 percent in Turkey between the years 2011 and 2014. The number of juveniles pushed into crime increased 6.2 percent from 2013 to 2014. Violence, harassment and rape crimes increased 14 times between the years 2004 and 2014. During the years 2005 to 2010, more than 100,000 women were sexually attacked.

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