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WOMEN IN TAKSIM CALLING FOR PEACE

5 Nov

Women raise their voices against man-oriented society, gender discrimination and militarism. 

Aclik grevindekilerle\ Kadin Dayanisma Insiyatifi gathered in Taksim to support people who are on hunger strike and asked for a solution. The press statement was made by Filiz Kerestecioglu, working as a lawyer, states that many people died because of the hunger strikes in Turkey. Kerestecioglu also mentions that hunger strikes are a way of protesting things in a democratic way. And yet, she says, instead of keeping quite, we should raise our voices against violence and discrimination.


For more information read here an article published at bianet.org

BDP DEPUTIES TO PROTEST AGAINST SEXIST HOSTILITY

16 Oct

”In the women’s solidarity protest, women called attention to the fact that the BDP’s women deputies are being insulted and exposed to physical violence. Women said “The AKP wants war, women wants peace.”

For more information read here an article published at bianet.org

RAPE DEMONSTRATION IN FRONT OF GALATASARAY

3 Oct

In Istanbul, Taksim, a wife of soldier began to demonstrate by claiming that she had been raped in Kağıthane police station by 3 police officers.

Reyhan Topal, graduated from law school, stated that she was running a car selling business with one retired policemen and police has opened a court case which claimed she was a fraud. She went to the police station to give her testament but after she was raped and tortured by 3 police officer in Kağıthane police station. Then she has taken to the Kağıthane Hospital but the doctor made his report without seeing her.

Topal said that the situation happened on 30th of August and she couldn’t get out of the shock for one week and when she went to the hospital after one week she could not proove she had been raped. She denunciated but since there was not a prosecutor the process has not been started yet.

Demonstration was supported by LGBTT groups. Topal staged a sit-in and police did not allow anyone else to pass.

 

For more information read here an article published at bianet.org

DEMONSTRATION AGAINST ABORTION BAN!

6 Sep

“Do not punish the woman who is exposed to rape, do punish the rapist! Let’s shorten up the procedures to protect women from painful processes of unwanted pregnancy.”

We invite all women to come to Taksim Square this Saturday, September 8th, at 1 p.m.!

Shout out your statement, give it to the public!

BANNER FOR Ö.Ç. IN TAKSIM SQUARE

6 Sep

“WE DO NOT ACCEPT A LAW THAT TOLERATES RAPES!”

There was a court in Sakarya, located in the eastern area of Istanbul, in 29th of August. It was about a gang rape committed by 34 men three months ago. The young girl is 14 years old. All the men are still suspected but after the court was postponed, all of them were set free. 

Feminists in Istanbul hung up a banner with the decisive message to show their protest against this decision : “We do not accept a law that tolerates rapes!” 

WOMEN GO TO ŞEMDİNLİ

9 Aug

Women are going to Şemdinli under the slogan “keeping silent is participating in massacre!” to show their solidarity.

Selis Kadın Derneği (Selis Women Association) on behalf of Demokratik Özgür Kadın Hareketi (DÖKH) (Democratic Free Women Movement), invites all women to visit Şemdinli on the 13th of August.

In the text of their call, they generally declared that they do not want to stay silent any more during the war which has been going on for years.

DEMONSTRATION TODAY!

28 Jun

Attention, Attention!!

We will all meet today at 8pm in front of Galata Sarayi for the next protest for our right to abortion.

We also raise our voice against the compulsory registration of pregnant women.