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The Istanbul Convention is on the side of women, do not let misogyny persist!

We have been witnessing that attacks on the Istanbul Convention are increasing gradually. These increased attacks on women’s acquired rights in recent years indicate the intensity of anger and hatred towards women being free and equal individuals.  The Istanbul Convention, which is a treaty that Turkey has been boasting about being the first country to…

The rights’ defenders in detention are not alone! İlknur, Nalan, Özlem, İdil and all rights defenders must be released -immediately!

The rights’ defenders in detention are not alone! İlknur, Nalan, Özlem, İdil and all rights defenders must be released -immediately! On 5 July 2017, 10 rights’ defenders, including our friends, and Women’s Coalition members, İlknur Üstün and Nalan Erkem, were detained while at a civilian society training session. Our friends, who for many years contributed…

We Condemn the Assault against Women’s and Human Rights!  

    Ten human rights and women’s rights NGO members including our feminist fellow İlknur Üstün were detained by the police during a raid directed to a meeting on digital security and human rights.  İlknur Üstün was at the said meeting to represent Women’s Coalition, which is a network that struggles for the equal participation of…

Women against Violence Europe (WAVE) launches the Step up! Campaign

A campaign on the rights of women survivors of violence and their children to access support and protection WAVE’s press release about Step up! Campaign:  1 in 3 women in Europe experiences physical or sexual violence. Yet, the states to which women pay taxes fail to ensure satisfactory access to specialised support services. Only 15…

Inter-Agency Coordination and Budget Are Fundamental for Combating Violence against Women Effectively

From 11 countries and 40 Women’s and LGBTI organizations, 200 participants were present at Mor Çatı Women’s Shelter Foundation’s Conference entitled “Policies on Women’s Shelters and Solidarity Centers against Male Violence throughout the 2010s: Sharing Experiences from Turkey and Europe”, organized on 26th and 27th of February at Kadir Has University, Istanbul.

Invitation To the International Conference

Politics of Women’s Shelters, Solidarity Centers and Solidarity against Male Violence throughout 2010s: Sharing Experiences from Turkey and Europe. Mor Çatı Women’s Shelter Foundation, is organizing a conference entitled “Politics of Women’s Shelters, Solidarity Centers and Solidarity against Male Violence throughout 2010s: Sharing Experiences from Turkey and Europe”, on the 26th and 27th of February at Kadir Has…

Mor Çatı's activity report that gives information about the works of its solidarity center and women's shelter having been done in the first half of 2015 has been published!

Mor Çatı, in its 25th anniversary, keeps up solidarity with women and children who were subjected to domestic violence, in its solidarity center and shelter. Women who are struggling for building nonviolent lives reinforce themselves through social, psychological and legal supports they receive from Mor Çatı.

Call for the Solidarity Bazaar

Arkaoda will be hosting a special solidarity and fun raising bazaar event that brings together some important NGO’s and co-ops.

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

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 prevent men from practicing violence against women. However, most of the discussions do not give any hope of improvement in this respect, because political actors…

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

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 against Women and Domestic Violence, known as the Istanbul Convention is off to a bad start. At a meeting on Monday, December 22, 2014, Turkey’s…