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22 Nov 2019 | 12:44 PM UTC

Turkey: Marches to denounce violence against women planned nationwide November 25

Turkey News Alert

Civil society groups plan to march in various urban centers to denounce violence against women November 25; heightened security measures and transportation disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/22/2019, 1:00 AM until 11/27/2019, 12:59 AM (Europe/Istanbul). COUNTRY/REGION Turkey

Event

Women from the Labor Party (EMEP) along with several civil society groups will stage nationwide protest marches on Monday, November 25, to denounce violence endured by women. Participants plan to meet in various urban centers, though specific information regarding the time and locations were not available as of Friday, November 22.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected around any protest site.

Context

The UN launched a global event, the "International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women" to take place on November 25, which is expected to gather thousands of people all over the world. According to the Turkish Institute of Population Studies, four out of ten women in Turkey are exposed to physical or sexual violence.

Advice

Individuals in Turkey, notably in urban centers, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, prepare for disruptions to transportation and business, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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