In Turkey the murder rate of women has increased by 1,400 percent between 2002 and 2009, the last date for which data is available. The statistic was revealed by the country’s justice minister, in response to a parliamentary question. The revelation has shocked the country and has put a spotlight on the government’s record on women’s rights, which could have implications for its European Union bid”
Sabanci Foundation’s ‘Turkey’s Changemakers’ project highlights the Tarlabasi Community Center, which reaches out to one of the hardest to reach communities in Istanbul through a needs-based service program.
According to the women’s association KA.DER, Turkey failed once more in the report on “Inequality in the Representation of Women and Men in Turkey”. Women are not included in decision making mechanisms, KA.DER criticized.
Some messages take a long time to sink in and need to be repeated often. The world marks International Women?s Day for the 100th time today, but after a century of struggle no country has reached the holy grail of gender equality, although some are coming close to reaching that goal.
Ankara, March 8, 2011¾Increasing the number of women who are actively employed in Turkey would reduce poverty, increase national economic output, and lead to improvements in social indicators like health and children?s education outcomes, according to the ?Female Labor Force Participation in Turkey: Trends Determinants and Policy Framework? report from the Turkey?s State Planning Organization (SPO) and the World Bank.
EU ministers in charge of employment and social affairs endorsed yesterday (7 March) a renewed pact for gender equality aimed at increasing women’s presence in decision-making bodies, but refrained from imposing EU-wide quotas.