This Week in Turkey (170): with Melek Önder on the impact of the pandemic on male violence against women

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This Week in Turkey‘s guest is Melek Önder. Melek is a spokesperson for the We Will Stop Femicides Platform; a women’s advocacy platform. Melek assessed the #erkekyerinibilsin Twitter initiative and its meaning in the context of gender equality in Turkey. Melek also spoke about how the pandemic has affected male violence against women, and the increase in domestic violence cases due to the confinement measures brought by the pandemic. Melek also recommended urgent measures of preventions that needed to be taken by the government in order to prevent further femicides.

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