440 women killed in Turkey in 2018
The KCDP report underlined how “attacks on women increased in parallel with the increased violence policies brought about by the OHAL (State of Emergency).”
The ‘We Will Stop Femicides Platform’ (KCDP) published its 2018 Figures Report. According to the report, the rate of women killings increased in 2018 compared to previous years.
The report stated that in 2018, 440 women lost their lives because of male violence.
The report underlined how “attacks on women increased in parallel with the increased violence policies brought about by the OHAL (State of Emergency).”
Women of all ages, including children have been murdered. This year, said the report “women reacted to the Ministry of Family and Social Policies and the Ministry of Labor and Social Security by making a statement as Women's Assemblies saying ‘If there is no No Ministry of Women, We are here’.”
The report detailed that in 2018, a total of 217 abuses on children were reported by the press and 26 children were killed.
The report underlined that the number of children subjected to abuse is much higher than what reported in the press. “Children in every area they stay in their houses, dormitories, schools, teachers, school employees, were abused by people closed to them. Two sisters attempted to commit suicide when they learned that their father who had sexually abused them may be released from prison. Men killed 6 children with their mother, 5 children were killed by their father violence. Three children were killed after being abused”.
In December 2018, 27 women were subjected to sexual violence. At least142 women were exposed to sexual violence in public places and in particular by men they did not know.”
The report also said: “105 women were killed for wanting to decide on their own lives and 16 for wanting a divorce. 131 suspected deaths and 134 female murders were committed in 2018. The murders occurred in Istanbul (64), Antalya (60), Bursa (23), Izmir (19), Adana (15), Antep (13) and Konya (12).”
The age of women murdered fell. A total of 59 women killed were between the age of 15 and 18 and 19-25.