AMMPE condemns and repudiates Turkey’s retreat from Istanbul Convention about violence against women

The Worldwide Association of Women Journalist and Writers (AMMPE) condemns and repudiates Turkey’s retreat from Istanbul Convention about violence against women, even if in that country were reported 78 femicides this year and more than 300 last year.
President Erdogan has justified the measure by stating that this Convention would violate the traditional family by allowing women, for example, the possibility of divorce or abortion.
AMMPE calls on its affiliates around the world to condemn this measure and start a mobilization against this and other measures whose goal is only to defend patriarchal families and, consequentially, women’s submission.

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