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Erdogan announces pact to protect women

Turkey was the first country to ratify the Istanbul Convention on Combating Violence against Women. Now she is stepping back.


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The exit has sparked major protests in the country

With effect from Saturday, Turkey withdrew from the Istanbul Convention, an agreement that aims to protect women from violence and discrimination. Human rights groups and women’s organizations respond with protests.

In a solemn ceremony on May 11, 2011, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, as head of government in Istanbul, signed a Council of Europe convention that was drawn up in the Bosporus metropolis and bears her name. As head of state, Erdoğan has now ordered his country to withdraw from the agreement with the stroke of a pen. Erdoğan’s order that …

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Accessed on March 21, 2021 at 05:36 am on https://www.sn.at/politik/weltpolitik/erdogan-kuendigt-pakt-zum-schutz-von-frauen-101382259

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