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We refuse to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention!

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, we will continue to maintain our solidarity with women and to grow stronger together as we have been for many years. Turkey, the first country…

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

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 and quality of the legal aid services women receive from bar associations within the extent of Law No. 6284 and cases concerning the Family Law….

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.