Protests as Turkey Withdraws from Istanbul Convention.#Turkey’s feminists protest as government follows through on threatened withdrawal from the #IstanbulConvention on VAW.
Erdogan pulls #Turkey from the European treaty to prevent violence against women.
Violence against women in Turkey is a “huge human rights crisis” that is “escalating,” Turkish novelist and women’s rights activist Elif Shafa.
How the withdrawal made up by President without approval of Parliament the protest grows in thousands.
Turkey has left the #IstanbulConvention, a Council of Europe treaty intended to prevent violence&domestic abuse against women The discussion on the treaty, signed by 45 countries& the European Union in 2011 in Istanbul #VAW 77 women were killed in the first 78 days of this year.
With a Presidential decree issued by ruling AKP Chair and President Eroğan and published in the Official Gazette, Turkey has withdrawn its signature from the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence.
Turkey has withdrawn from the İstanbul Convention with a Presidential decree published in the Official Gazette earlier on March 20.
The decree in question says that “the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, which was signed by Turkey on May 11, 2011 and approved with the Cabinet Decree no. 2012/2816 on February 10, 2012, shall be terminated on the part of Turkey as per the Article 3 of the Presidential Decree no. 9.”