Turkey – “Marry Your Rapist” Bill Is Part of a Disturbing Global Pattern

Article by Kate Dannies – Jan. 29, 2020 If the law is a reflection of normative attitudes toward women, gender and family, then Turkey’s most recent “marry your rapist” bill accurately captures the situation women face globally. The bill — first debated on Jan. 16 — would provide an amnesty for men convicted of statutory rape, provided that they marry their …

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 …