Author: Mor Çatı

2013 Annual Report

15 May 2015
During 2013, Mor Çatı volunteer social workers, pyschologists and lawyers provided social, pyschological and legal assistance to abused women and their children via phone, e-mail or face to face interviews....

2012 Annual Report

15 May 2015
Throughout 2012, same as before that year, we have sustained our empowerment by keeping up with solidarity with women. 1300 interviews / contacts with 964 women who applied to Solidarity...

Some of the evaluations reveal all forms of male violence faced by Özgecan and all women.

16 February 2015
The reactions from all parts of the society to the rape and subsequent murder of Özgecan are undoubtedly significant since they offer an opportunity towards the elimination of femicide and...

Violence Against Women Cannot Be Eradicated By Ignoring The Expertise And Experience of Women's Organizations!

6 February 2015
Causes and consequences of violence against women and women killings (femicide) in Turkey have been voiced repeatedly by women’s organizations for many years. The Emergency Measures Coalition Against Femicide and...

Turkey's Women and LGBTI organizations are excluded from Council of Europe's Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence 

3 January 2015
The Turkish government cannot prevent violence against women with government-organized “non-governmental” organizations The process of the monitoring and implementation of the Council of Europe’s Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence...

We reference the Turkish Constitution, not “religious” ideas that support women's subordination and gender inequality.

28 November 2014
Women And Men Have Equal Rights!* Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan once again publicly expressed his belief that women and men cannot be equal, which he had first expressed in...

WAVE's Press Release regarding The Istanbul Convention

6 August 2014
The Istanbul Convention enters into force on 1 August 2014. This is an important milestone in the history of the Women’s Movement and much remains to be done to improve...

Views on Amendment of Articles 102, 103, 104 & 105 of Draft Turkish Penal Code (TPC) 

26 June 2014
The Draft which provides amendment of articles of TPC regulating sex crimes is regulated again within scope of “omnibus bill” which the government adopts as a routine practice for all...

Women solidarity beyond language barriers

28 April 2014
On Friday, 7th of February we held the first transnational Mor Çatı friends meeting in which 7 women participated in Mor Çatı Women Solidarity Center. Most women who are coming...

Kürtaj Haktır Karar Kadınların Platformu calls women to dress in purple to declare “no vote for the parties that ban on abortion!”

28 March 2014
The press release of the Platform is as follows; We won’t vote for the parties which ban on abortion We are calling for all the women: We are going to...