Van Women's Platform kicks off its 25 November action and event program

Van Women's Platform kicked off its 25 November action and event program and invited everyone to the march to be held on the 25th.

Van Women's Platform kicked off the actions and activities program to mark 25 November, the Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In a press conference, Tevgera Jinen Azad (TJA), HDP Women's Assembly, Van Bar Association Women's Rights Commission, Lawyers Association for Freedom (ÖHD) lawyers, KESK Women's Assembly, Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV), Business Women and many independent women participated. Asya Kaçar read the joint statement.

Kaçar emphasized that the Van Women's Platform came together against the violations of women’s rights, femicides and suicides. "Being together and coming together is very important in an environment where these grave violations are experienced," said Kaçar, adding that "to defend the social, economic, sexual, political and legal rights of women, children, LGBTI+s in the country and specifically in Van, to make them visible, to make them visible, is to fight against all kinds of discriminatory practices. It is lobbying and promoting the issues of nature, environment, political participation, economic and legal rights.”

'We won’t give up our rights'

Noting that it is becoming more and more difficult for women to live in Turkey with human dignity, Kaçar emphasized that the withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, the failure to implement the law no. 6284, and the impunity for violations against women will not prevent women from claiming their rights. Reacting to the current practices of protection of harassers, rapists and murderers, Kaçar said that "despite all this, we declare once again that we will never renounce our rights, those rights that international conventions protect. Those rights that we have gained by fighting for years."

Kaçar called on everyone to participate in the activities.

The program in Van will be as follows:

-On 22 November at 1 pm, a panel and exhibition will be held at the Van Bar Association building.

-On 25 November at 3 pm, a press statement would be made at Musa Anter Park and a march would be held in Feqîyê Teyran Park.