This Week in Turkey‘s guest is Melek Önder. Mrs. Önder is a spokesperson for the We Will Stop Femicides Platform; a women’s advocacy platform. Mrs. Önder spoke about Turkey’s femicide crisis, and provided figures for the year 2020. Mrs. Önder also summarized the recent debates surrounding the Istanbul Convention. Mrs. Önder also described how 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. Mrs. Önder recommended urgent measures of preventions that needed to be taken by the government in order to prevent further femicides.
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