Call on Turkish Government to Protect Women
Thursday, September 23, 2004 10:40 AM

While the Turkish Parliament's amended version of their Penal Code includes strong protections for women escaping domestic and community violence, the criminalization of adultery, along with other discriminatory provisions have been added to the proposed revisions. The Turkish Parliament is preparing to vote on the Penal Code, and as such, there is an ongoing campaign to urge the Turkish government to abolish the gender-discriminatory articles of the amended Penal Code and to actively enforce the Family Protectiton Law. For more information about how to get involved, please visit Amnesty International's Take Action! web site.

Compiled from: "Call on Turkish Government to Pass and Enforce Laws that Will Protect Women's Lives", Amnesty International USA, 14 September 2004.