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Ban will not lead to fewer abortions: Council of Europe

Last Update 20.06.2012

Criminalizing abortion will not lead to fewer abortions, said the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, who has been in Turkey for meetings on violence against women.

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“How Many More Must Die Before Peace Comes?”

Last Update 20.06.2012

Human rights organizations called for an end to all violence between the Turkish military and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) during a press release today, following fierce clashes that killed and injured scores of people from both sides in recent days.

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“We Did Not Ask for Alevi Courses”

Last Update 20.06.2012

Prominent representatives of Turkey’s Alevi minority sharply criticized the government’s move to include elective courses on the Alevi faith in school curricula as part of the new controversial education reform bill.

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Government’s Soliloquy on the Human Rights Institution

Last Update 20.06.2012

Human rights organizations decried the new draft law on the Turkish Human Rights Institution (TIHK) during a press meeting at the headquarters of the Human Rights Association (IHD) on June 14.

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The publishings of "Am I guilty?" project

Last Update 11.06.2012

By Central Finance and Contracts Unit (CFCU)'s grant fund of 2010, under the title of Enhancing Dialogue among NGOs; Başak Culture and Art Foundation in İstanbul and Children Under Same Roof foundation (ÇAÇA-DER) in Diyarbakır worked together on Am I guilty? Are we guilty? Are they guilty? project and published the results in 3 languages.

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Eu and Turkey Work To Stop Violence Against Women

Last Update 11.06.2012

As part of joint efforts by the European Union and Turkey to enhance women’s rights in Turkey, proposals are being sought in 24 Turkish provinces to support NGOs in combating violence against women. The deadline for applications is 27 July 2012.

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Say No Abortion Ban!

Last Update 06.06.2012

TO THE POLICIES OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE GOVERNMENT OF TURKEY THAT TARGET GENDER EQUALITY, WOMEN'S BODIES, REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS, AND SEXUALITY, OUR RESPONSE IS A RESOUNDING "NO!"

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Right to Abortion Campaign Launched

Last Update 04.06.2012

bianet's men and women are now starting off a campaign in order to open a space for everyone to react easily and openly. Anyone who says "This Is My Decision" can join by writing whichever sentence they wish to write, in whichever language they prefer, on either a piece of paper or your belly and taking a photo.

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In Turkey, Debating A Woman's Right To Bear Arms

Last Update 29.05.2012

In Turkey, hundreds of women die each year at the hands of a husband or family member, in a society that critics say too often ignores violence against women. After years of frustration, one organization has shaken up the debate with a controversial proposal: arming women and training them to defend themselves.

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“Promised Legal Reforms did not Occur in Turkey”

Last Update 25.05.2012

“Promised constitutional and other legal reforms did not occur. Instead, the right to freedom of expression was threatened and protesters faced increased police violence” cites Amnesty International Report in the section about Turkey.

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