Information Note on the IV. National Action Plan for Fighting Violence against Women (2021-2025)

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The national action plan, which sets out the objectives in fighting violence against women for the next 5 years, presents the state’s political approach, besides the implementation targets. The IV.…

The joint letter to the Council of Europe regarding the withdrawal attempt of Turkey from the Istanbul Convention

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As Mor Çatı, WWHR and Kaos GL, we are sharing the highlights from the joint letter that we had sent to the Council of Europe on the 23rd of March…

Mor Çatı has filed a lawsuit in the Council of State to overturn the decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention: We are not giving up on Istanbul Convention!

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Mor Çatı has filed a lawsuit in the Council of State to overturn the decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention: We are not giving up on Istanbul Convention! The…

We refuse to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention!

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We refuse to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention! We refuse to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention! Although Turkey has stepped back from the obligation to prevent male violence against women,…

In combating violence against women unconditional and free legal support by bar associations is a must!

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Since December 2019, we have been conducting a project titled "Women's Access to Justice: Monitoring the Implementation of Laws Towards Violence Against Women". In this study, we monitor the scope…

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

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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…

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

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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,…

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

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    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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

Invitation To the International Conference

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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,…

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!

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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…

Call for the Solidarity Bazaar

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

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

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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…

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

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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.

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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

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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) 

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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

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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!”

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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…

We Demand Fatma Şahin to be the Minister of Women not "Family"

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Since the day of its accession, Justice and Development Party (JDP) government has been propagating itself with the slogan "zero tolerance against violence" and signed last year the “Council of…

Not only Canan Arın, one of the founders of Mor Çatı, but also all women who say “Stop Violence Against Women” are being judged in Antalya

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By the declaration that another person will not be allowed to enter trial room in which the third trial will be conducted tomorrow at 10.30 a.m in the 18th Civil…

85 Women’s Organizations in 31 countries state: The struggle against male violence can’t be a crime!

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The lawsuit in which lawyer Canan Arın, who is one of Mor Çatı’s founders and has been fighting with violence against women for a very long time, has led a…

We shared our experiences about national and international legal practices in the struggle with violence and discrimination against women with the members of Supreme Court of Turkey

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Mor Çatı Women’s Shelter Foundation held a workshop with the members of the Supreme Court in accordance with “Women’s Collaboration For Gender Justice Project” which Mor Çatı has conducted with…

For A World Without Shelter

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Since 1998, Women’s organizations which have been struggling against violence all around Turkey have been sharing their knowledge and experiences under the roof of Women’s Assembly in different cities every…

We warned once again on International Women’s Day, March 8, about Violence Prevention and Monitoring Centers (ŞÖNİM) which serve to men, cannot prevent violence against women!

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We attended the 11th Feminist Night Walk this year on March 8. From Galatasaray Square to Taksim, we walked crying out our slogans for women solidarity. Before the night walk,…

Support, Rape shouldn’t be unpunished

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A women was exposed rape and violence by 8 people 4 years ago. She is trying legal struggle to prove rape. Women organizations and also Mor Çatı is attending the…

We're on the streets against women's killings

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Women in many cities around Turkey will be on the streets on May 11th and 12th, waiting for the ruling from Ayşe Paşalı's court case. (more…)

Political parties ignored our equal representaion

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Political parties announced their candidates for general election which will be held on 12th of June. AKP 78 (14,2 %), CHP 109 (20 %), MHP 68 (12,4 %) women candidates…

"The world would move away from its place, if the women were free…"

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Women all over Turkey and the world gathered for meetings, discussions and conferences on March 8. Women killings, men’s violence, discriminations in terms of laws and implementations, homophobia and ignoring…

Criminal complaint by women against the prosecutor who could not protect Arzu Yıldırım

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Women from Istanbul Feminist Kolektif filed a criminal complaint against the prosecutor who did not issue protection order for Arzu Yıldırım, even though she had filed a criminal complaint two…

It is not a disease, it is male violence!

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Mor Çatı issued a press release about the new draft law on sex crimes. The press release stated that "Sex crimes such as rape, harassment etc. are very commonly committed…

"Don’t connive at rape!"

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On 26th January, women from all over Turkey gathered under the name “Initiative Against Rape, Turkey” before the trial of the case concerning the rape incident which took place in…

13.th Shelter and Consultation Centers Convention was held in Soke

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13.th Shelter and Consultation Centers Convention, which has the widest platform about struggling violence against women in Turkey, were arranged in Söke this year. It finished with requests are relating…

Women were on the streets against violence

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Istanbul Women Collective, arranged a protest that include lots of women in Taksim due to International end of the day violence against women on 25 November. They met behind “it’s…

The Big Meeting Became True for Mor Çatı

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Mor Çatı received a big meeting in its 20th years. Lots of people, have sensitivity about prevention of violence against women and child, came together for bring a new shelter…

"Sexual rights are human rights"

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The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies is organizing some events for 9th of November in 12 countries including Turkey, under the global campaign "One Day One…

Keep on struggling against women killings

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Arrangements of activities are going on in varied cities due to day of struggling against women violence on 25 November. According to Bianet’s news, men killed 23 women on October. Moreover…

Bettina Wullf: Violence in the family is an universal issue

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President Wullf(president of Germany)’s wife, Bettina Wullf, visited Mor Çatı and got the information about violence against women and struggle of refuges. In this meeting, on October 21,she indicated that…

"Don’t Participate Rape" Protest For Haberturk Channel

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Istanbul Feminist Collective and “We are not men” Initiative, protested against “Gölgede Muhabbet” which is programme of Ali Poyrazoğlu. Because they converted a rape scene that is in “Fatmagül’ün Suçu…

13.th Convention against domestic violence

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Shelter and Consultation Centers Convention will be held in Aydın, Söke on December 17th. Women organizations, municipalities and for relevant Institution of Social Services and Child Welfare (SHÇEK) employees, all…

Women's art decorate İstanbul streets

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Signs which show that streets are not belong to one sex or men can also change nappy… Ways going to Arzu Okay Open Air cinema… Household appliances, running away the…

Don't let Canan's death go unpunished!

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The case of the death of Canan Akbulut who consulted Mor Çatı about a year ago because of the violence she was subjected to by her husband, was resumed on…

Three generation together in Mor Çatı

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The volunteers, who support to Mor Çatı actively, came together because of its establishment’s twentieth anniversary. More than 40 people who are members of Mor Çatı joined the meeting in…

Support provided in shelters has been discussed "There should be no time limit!"

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Shelter caseworkers from various cities met in the workshop and the conference held by Mor Çatı in order to fight more actively against men's violence. Prof. Songül Sallan Gül delivered…

Our journal has been released

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Mor Çatı continues its sharings with the journal that it has published for the first time in July 2010. The first issue includes a detailed summary of the panel with…

13 Convention will be held in Söke

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The main delegates who come together every year for the convention of Shelters and Advisory/Solidarity Centres are meeting again. 27 women from shelters and advisory/solidarity organisations attended the pre-convention which…

"We revolt against the murder of women"

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On 26th June, a panel meetingof "The Murder of Women and the Feminist Challenge" was held. The panel was attended by women from different regions of Turkey who were in…

Psychologists met in Shelters and Advisory Centres

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Psychologists working in shelters and solidarity/advisory centres came together for the first time at a workshop organized by the Mor Çatı  The workshop was organized with the assistance of the Turkish…

We will not let male violence committed in Taksim to remain unsolved

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Nearly 40 women’s organizations including Mor Çatı and LGBT organizations announced a press release on 21th of March, 2013, reacting to an incident that 6 men attempted to rape a…

Mor Çatı Women’s Shelter entered the New Year stronger!

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Women who wanted to become volunteers of Mor Çatı gathered at Cezayir Restaurant on Saturday, 29th of December. 22 women participated the meeting and the shared their experiences. We explained…

The experience-sharing workshop on “Violence against Women and Legal Practices” in Gaziantep

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After Istanbul and Trabzon, the experience-sharing workshop on “Violence against women and legal practices” was held in Gaziantep on December 15. After Istanbul and Trabzon, Mor Çatı organizes the experience- sharing…

The Probation Law NO: 6411 is inacted! Men using violance against women are being released!

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MorÇatı has warned the authorities when the law was being discussed at the Parliament. Mor Çatı asked the President to partially veto the law. With the law which is passed…

Social Services and Child Protection Agency (SHÇEK) is Closed and Replaced with Violence Prevention and Monitoring Centers (ŞÖNİM). We are Discussing the Contributions of the New System and Implementations to the Struggle against Violence

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Mor Çatı is going to hold a workshop on 26th and 27th of January in Cibali Hall at Kadir Has University. In the workshop, Violence Prevention and Monitoring Centers (ŞÖNİM-KOZA)…

The General Assembly of Women’s Shelters and Solidarity/Counselling Centres published its report

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We have we gathered for the 15th time on 12-13-14th of November in Özdere (Izmir) as women and women’s organizations that struggle with violence against women, carry out activities for…