Women continue to be excluded from peace processes in Turkey

The organization Operation 1325 has produced recommendations on how Sweden can contribute to the implementation of the UN resolution on women, peace and security in Turkey. Photo: UN Women Gallery, Flickr.com.

Of: Julia Thalin

Turkey's involvement in conflicts has escalated in the past year. At the same time, the political space for women's organization is shrinking and women continue to be excluded from peace processes. Civil society is now raising its voice for compliance with the UN resolution on women, peace and security throughout the country.

December 14, 2020, News

Violence against women is debated

Photo: UN Women / Ryan Brown 2015. flickr.com.

Of: Julia Thalin

During the past week, the international day against men's violence against women has occurred. Increased exposure of women to domestic violence in the shadow of the corona pandemic has once again been raised in the debate, and several debaters are now demanding increased support both in Sweden and internationally.

December 3, 2020, Current debate

Women's rights are threatened again in Poland 

Women's rights are threatened in Poland. Photo: Arewicz / Category: Łódź / 2016 April 1-10

Of: Julia Thalin

Last week, the Polish Constitutional Court ruled that abortion of fetuses with serious birth defects is contrary to the Polish constitution. The decision opens up for further tightening of the law, which in practice means a total ban on abortion. Thousands of Poles and international actors condemn the decision.  

October 26, 2020, News

Turkey is considering leaving the Council of Europe Convention on Violence against Women

Photo: Photographer: Özge Sebzeci, www.flickr.com/photos/condevcenter/33397032776/sizes/l/

Of: Julia Thalin

Reports of increased violence against women in Turkey and the murder of 27-year-old Pinar Gültekins this summer have created major protests. Nevertheless, President Erdoğan and the conservative AKP are considering abandoning the Council of Europe Convention on Violence against Women.

October 13, 2020, News