Violence against women, activists of ‘Not one less’: “Turkey out of the Istanbul Convention, no one condemns Erdogan”

On the day of the release of the Turkey from Istanbul Convention on gender-based violence, the activists of Not one less they are back in the square a Milano near the Turkish consulate to protest against the government Erdogan. “It is one less tool in the fight against violence against women – explains the spokeswoman for the Milanese Kurdish community Hazal Koyuncuer – especially in our country where at least one woman dies every day due to gender-based violence ”.

The activists ask Italy and Europe to condemn Turkey’s move: “In words they are aware that Erdogan is a dictator, but no one interrupts commercial relations because interests are greater than the lives of human beings ”. But there is also concern that other countries will follow Turkey’s example by exiting the Convention as explained by Sonia, a Polish activist who is part of Non Una di Meno. It’s Italy? After having ratified the Convention in 2013, therefore “it has the laws and facade is in place” says Silvia, of Non Una di Meno Milano “but it was lacking” on the implementation of the four fundamental points of the Convention. “Prevention, integrated policies for the removal of gender inequalities which are the root of violence against women in society, the proceedings against the guilty and the protection of victims with the funding of anti-violence centers ”.

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