In Turkey, as in many other countries around the world, hundreds of thousands of women are daily victims of human rights violations. Between one-third and one-half of Turkish women are reported to be victims of physical violence in their families. They are beaten, raped and even, in some cases, killed or forced into suicide. Girls are the object of transactions between families and are forced to marry at a very young age.
This report presents the cases of a number of women victims of violence by family members. On the subject of violations of women’s rights and discrimination against them, it establishes the existence of well-established attitudes that are put in place very early: barely born, little girls are promised as future wives by their family who forces them to marry early.
The report reveals a culture of violence that subjects women to the dual threat of being victims of violence and of not being able to effectively access justice.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.