EU Parliament Adopts Resolution Encouraging Turkey to Improve the Status of Women
Thursday, August 25, 2005 10:50 AM

On 6 July 2005, the EU Parliament adopted a "resolution on the role of women in Turkey in social, economic and political life." The resolution takes into consideration many sources of information, including the 2004 accession report for Turkey and a Report issued in May by parliaments Women's Rights Committee. Based on these reports, parliament concluded that Turkey must step up efforts to improve the status of women.

The Report by the Women's Rights Committee details multiple problems faced by Turkish women, from violence to limited involvement in politics. As Turkey continues on its path of EU accession, it is reminded that women's rights and gender equality are included in the goals that must be met. The resolution details numerous steps that EU bodies and Turkey should take to address the issues women face and to ensure that Turkey is in compliance with EU standards.

Cited in: "The Role of Women in Turkey," Europarl, 6 July 2005.