In the early days of his mandate Erdoğan presented himself as one of the main defenders of women’s rights. However, after 2010 the government focused predominantly on religious themes and defined gender roles more and more traditionally and restrictive. According to surveys, nearly 50% of all Turkish women have experienced domestic violence and the political climate is increasingly discriminating against women.
Şebnem Fincancı was rewarded for her lifelong engagement for investigating on torture and inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment. The manual she published in 1999 has been accpeted as official document by the United Nations and serves as handbook and guideline for doctors, lawyers and judges. However torture remains a reality in Turkish prisons. And not only.
Land grabbing in Southeast Asia continues to be an issue of concern. The population in the region largely live in rural areas and make their living by depending on natural resources such as land and water. This article is based on a research in Cambodia and discusses key findings by using gender lens to highlight changes occurred on various levels in the community.
The 2018 Zimbabwe elections are characterised by continuities and discontinuities. While many chiefs continue to support Zanu-PF, a growing number has stood their ground and refused to partake in the repression of their people.
Civil society and citizens take over the duties in welcoming refugees where Member States and the EU fail. Parts of civil society have awoken across borders to contest policies and laws that they believe to be contrary to the ‘core principles’ of both Member States and the EU, as well as contrary to broader humanitarian, religious or political principles.
Teodora Vázquez was imprisoned for over 10 years in El Salvador under the abortion law. She was accused of murder after complications in her pregnancy. There are other 25 women in prison with similar accusations.
Due to the absolute ban on abortion in El Salvador, women are frequently imprisoned for up to 30 years. Although the topic is part of the public debate, legislative changes are far from being realized.
La criminalización del aborto supone que las mujeres se enfrenten hasta 30 años de prisión. La cuestión ya es parte del debate público aunque los cambios legislativos son aún una meta difícil de alcanzar.
Durante décadas, los movimientos feministas han denunciado que a las mujeres se les mata por el hecho de ser mujer. El llamado de NNUU para la creación de “feminicides watch” abre la puerta a grandes avances
El feminicidio permanece ausente del debate público francés. La legislación francesa recién comienza a reconocer los asesinatos por razón de género pero estos están lejos de ser una prioridad de las políticas pública
Mientras que las cifras de mujeres muertas a causa de violencia machista no descienden, se dan bajas dotaciones de presupuesto destinado a la implementación de políticas de prevención y asistencia a mujeres
Los prejuicios y estereotipos discriminatorios de los operadores de justicia en Colombia, así como, la falta de identificación de los feminicidios, no permiten registros veraces de la violencia contra las mujeres