Violence against women jumped 36 percent in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period of 2019, according to a report prepared by the Interior Ministry.
“Some 117,192 acts of violence against women were reported,” said the report, noting that 115 women were killed in the first half of the year.
Meanwhile, a women’s platform noted that at least 29 women were killed in Turkey in November.
Around 1 million people have also downloaded KADES, an application that allows users to request immediate support, the Interior Ministry said.
The number of instances of violence and murders of women has been on the rise since the Covid-19 pandemic began in Turkey.
About CHP EU Representation
The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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