Turkey’s Withdrawal From the Istanbul Convention — Women and LGBTQ+ People Need Our Help

What happened? On 20 March 2021 (Saturday), Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan withdrew Turkey from the Istanbul Convention without any parliamentary debate.  The Istanbul Convention is a human rights treaty designed to prevent gender-based violence against women and LGBTQ+ members, protect victims and prosecute perpetrators. It aims to uphold their fundamental human right through creatingContinue reading “Turkey’s Withdrawal From the Istanbul Convention — Women and LGBTQ+ People Need Our Help”