Women lawmakers perform Las Tesis in Turkish Parliament

Women lawmakers of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) protested Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu on Dec. 14 in the Turkish Parliament for their version of the protest song first performed by the Chilean feminist group Las Tesis. The protest was initiated by CHP lawmaker Sera Kadıgil during budget talks in parliament and was broadcast …

Turkey – Increase in Femicide Killings & Sexual Assault of Women & Girls

Femicide is the gender-related crime where females, from embryo to fetus, infant to child, adult to old, are murdered or forced to commit suicide by a man merely because “they are females” or because “they are acting against the social codes of their gender identity”. Femicides must not be perceived as murders in which only …

Cyprus serial killer case exposes abuse of migrant women

Cyprus has been left devastated after an army officer confessed to the murder of five migrant women and two girls, in what is believed to be the island’s first serial killing.  By Rosie Blunt –  May 2,  2019 Amid the shock, protesters have accused police of failing properly to investigate the victims’ disappearances because of …