Başaran: We will raise women's voice with marches in 5 cities
In the 18-year period government of the AKP, some 7,500 women have been killed, according to official figures.
HDP Women's Assembly spokesperson, Ayşe Acar Başaran, spoke in her weekly press conference about the women's agenda.
After paying tribute to the martyrs of Çorum and Sivas massacres, Başaran said: "The government is actually supporting these massacres as it does nothing against hate speech against Alevis."
Başaran added: "In the 18-year period government of the AKP, some 7,500 women have been killed, according to official figures. Again, over 100,000 women have been subjected to harassment. More than 200,000 women were victim of sexual assault. These are official figures. Although we have repeatedly warned that the violence against women will increase with pandemic, the AKP government continues to cover figures and ignore warnings as if there was no violence against women."
Başaran continued: "Suspicious deaths of women have increased in the last days and called ‘suicides’. Five women have died in 35 days in Ağrı alone. None of them have committed suicide, they have been murdered but their death has been put down on record as ‘suicide’. The psychological violence against women made these women end their lives. Women were pushed towards death and suicide.”
Başaran said: "In the coming days, as a continuation of our campaign, we will express our reaction to violence against women and the suicide of women. We will organize marches in 5 cities to raise women's voice. One of these cities will be Ağrı. Because, unfortunately, women in Ağrı have been victims of heavy violence in these weeks. We will be in Dersim, where we will march for Gulistan Dogu. We will be in Istanbul. We will be in Aydin. In other words, we will be marching on the four corners of Turkey to say that “we will not step back from the struggle in any way."