Turkey: 20 women have been murdered in April
The Platform warned that violence against women would continue to increase unless fair trials were ensured.
The ‘We Will Stop Femicide Platform’ (KCDP) in Turkey published its April report.
In the report, it was noted that 20 women were suspiciously killed by men in April and sexual abuse and child abuse also continued.
The report underlined that the coronavirus outbreak and the measures taken in many parts of the world to contain it are actually exposing many women at risk connected with being forced to stay at home.
The report underlined that the "stay at home" measure has made the already difficult life of many women even more difficult. "Women have to stay in the house, which is the place where they are exposed to violence the most. Therefore, it is vital to take separate measures for women."
The KCDP report wrote that in Turkey 20 women were suspiciously murdered by men in April. "It was not possible to determine why 14 women were killed, while 2 women were killed under economic pretext and 4 were trying to decide for their own life and asked for a divorce."
The report added: "The fact that the reason why 14 women were killed cannot be determined is actually making murders of women invisible."
The report warned that the violence against women would continue to increase unless fair trials were ensured.