The law, which women’s organizations and the parliamentary opposition have been protesting comprises significant changes in the regulation of marriage matters contrary to secular principles and to the disadvantage of women. Authorizing religious authorities, the muftis, to officiate marriages is only one of them.
Not afraid, but free and strong: Last week on 8th March - known as International Women’s Day - thousands of women marched across Turkey to gain national and international attention for their current situation.
Wirft man einen Blick auf die Frauenbewegungen zur Zeit des Osmanischen Reiches und der Gründungsphase der Republik Türkei, erkennt man, dass anfangs insbesondere das Recht auf Bildung, das Wahlrecht und die Staatsbürgerschaft als besonders dringend eingestuft wurden.
Repression of civil society is on the rise all over the world. The charter aims to support civil society organizations as activists throughout the world, to advocate for their rights and freedom of action, and to demand government guarantees.
It was May 2016 when former CHP MP and former judge of the European Court of Human Rights, Rıza Türmen wrote an article arguing for the need of a united front working to bring peace to the country and strengthen its democracy.
The Mothers and activists have come together for the 600th time on September 24, 2016 with the following demands: unclose the fate of the disappeared; put the perpetrators on trial; never let anyone be disappeared again.