Van Women's Platform denounces violence against women and children
Van Women's Platform talked about the suspicious deaths of women and children in the city in the last year and said: "We will not remain silent about any violence and abuse incidents in our city, and we will never leave women and children alone."
Van Women's Platform held a press release at the Van KESK Branch building regarding the suspicious deaths of women and children in the city in the last year, as well as the murders of women and children.
Seda Güler read the statement on behalf of the platform.
'There is no excuse for sexual abuse of children'
Güler said that a 62-year-old male teacher sexually assaulted 3 children in a school. Noting that the state cannot protect women and children, Güler said: "The state is trying to protect the perpetrators of violence with its policies of impunity and normalize the sexual, physical and mental attacks against children and women every day. However, we would like to remind once again that there is no excuse for sexual abuse of children! Violence against women and children is political and we know the perpetrators of it."
Güler said that sexual abuse is a crime that must be prevented, and reminded that it causes individual and social traumas.
8 women, 2 children dead
The Platform listed the incidents of violence against women and children and sexual abuse in Van between January 2021 and October 2021, as follows:
"Six women died in suspicious circumstances,
Two women killed by known perpetrators,
One child died in suspicious circumstances,
One child killed by a known perpetrator,
One woman driven to suicide and attempted to murder her 3 children,
Four cases of abuse against children."