Turkey Reforms Penal Code to Improve Women's Rights
Monday, June 6, 2005 9:50 AM

For three years a women's rights campaign has been underway in Turkey. The new penal code now reflects the efforts of the advocates with new articles that address "gender equality and the protection of sexual and bodily rights of women and girls. However, despite the wide range of amendments, discriminatory provisions remain in the new law, violating huam rights in the domain of sexual and reproductive rights in Turkey." The original effective date of 1 June 2005 has been postponed by the government so that a final review can be conducted.

Compiled from:
Turkey - Action Against Discrimination." The Network of East-West Women - Polska/NEWW. 6 June 2005.
"Turkish Civil and Penal Code Reforms from a Gender Perspective: the Success of Two Nationwide Campaigns." Women for Women's Human Rights. February 2005.