Do not withdraw from Istanbul Convention to Protect Women

Do not withdraw from Istanbul Convention to Protect Women

1,085,525 have signed. Let’s get to 1,500,000!
Petition to
Grand National Assembly of Turkey

Why this petition matters

Right now, protests are happening in Turkey in response to the Government’s plans to withdraw from The Istanbul Convention.

The Istanbul Convention was adopted to prevent violence against women and domestic violence. However, this law protecting women has not been implemented properly and it is now on the agenda to be completely abolished.

While politicians continue to discuss the Istanbul Convention:
Women are being killed,
Women are being tortured,
And their murders are being covered up.

With this petition, we demand that the discussions on withdrawing from the convention end immediately! And the laws to end violence against women be implemented effectively.

By signing and sharing the campaign, you can both demand our existing rights and ensure that this campaign reaches women who are not aware of these rights.

If you are not aware of the contents of the Istanbul Convention please continue reading. Because the rights given to women by law are vital for all women; 

● Placement of women and children in a shelter
● Providing temporary protection in cases where life is threatened
● Removing the person who showed violence from the house and preventing them from approaching the woman’s addresses such as housing, school, workplace
● Preventing the attacker from contacting the woman via communication tools such as telephone, mail, social media,
● Hiding the address of the woman who has been subjected to violence in order not to be seen by any institution
● Change of workplace can be requested
● The violator to surrender his gun to the police (even if he is serving as a police and gendarmerie)
● Temporary financial assistance
● A family residence annotation on the house where the woman lives, in order to prevent the husband selling the house
● Temporary custody and child support
● Changing your identity and other related information may be requested

As you can see above, we have a law that can be very effective in protecting the rights of women who are subjected to male violence. Unfortunately, many women are murdered every year because they are not implemented.

We will continue to make our voices until the end for the implementation of this law.

Please sign and share. Both for the implementation of the law and for women to be aware of their rights.

1,085,525 have signed. Let’s get to 1,500,000!