With a very
painful experience, once again, we came to the realization that the prevention
of violence against women in Turkey is urgent. Within one day, academician
Aylin Sozer was brutally murdered in Istanbul, Selda Taş in Malatya, and Vesile
Sönmez in Gaziantep. Aylin Sozer was a companion of KAGİDER President Emine
Erdem through their studies about ensuring gender equality and prevention of
violence against women that conducted by the Gender Equality Expert Committee
at Turkish National Comission for UNESCO.
The issue of
preventing violence against women, for which we could not get the desired
results despite all efforts, is among the top issues of the agenda these days,
when millions of people have to stay in their homes due to coronavirus.
Violence is a result of the discrimination against women in legal, cultural and
social spheres and also a result of social inequalities between men and women.
It is important to see this problem in integrity and to maintain an effective
losses we experienced once again showed how important the The Council of Europe
Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic
Violence, known as the Istanbul Convention.
Convention is a major stage in the struggle of women for equality, freedom, and
decent living conditions. Law No. 6284 about the Protection of the Family and
the Prevention of Violence Against Women, is one of the most powerful tools to
protect women and children from violence and discrimination. In order to
prevent violence against women, the public administration should use all the
legal instruments in the most effective way, and the security forces should
always be on the alert. Our condolences on the passing of Aylin Sözer, Selda
Taş and Vesile Sönmez.
Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey