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Istanbul convention Turkey Top court upholds Erdoğan’s decision to withdraw Turkey from Istanbul Convention

After a year of pressure from opposition parties and rights groups, the court ruled to uphold the Turkish president’s unilateral decision to withdraw from a binding convention that seeks to protect women and girls from violence

Thousands reach Delhi as farmers mark 1 year of historic sit-in and other stories

Today we look at 1 year of the historic Indian farmers’ struggle, an impeachment motion filed against Peru’s President Pedro Castillo, and more

Turkish women's march Turkish women demanding end to violence attacked by security forces

The march was taken out to observe the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and demand that the Erdogan government rejoin the Istanbul convention from which it withdrew in July

101 years of communist struggle in Turkey

On the 101st anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of Turkey, Peoples Dispatch spoke to Ekin Sönmez, a member of the party’s Central Committee, about how the party is confronting the urgent challenges facing Turkey’s working class and is deepening the struggle for socialism

Women rise up in Turkey against 21-year-old’s rape and murder

Femicides and attacks on women have been increasing across Turkey along with the rise in religious conservatism under Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s govt.

Womens Protest-Turkey Protests in Turkey against brutal murder of 21-year-old woman

Azra Gülendam Haytaoglu was a student of journalism at Akdeniz University. She was found brutally murdered after being missing since last week  

Thousands protest on Canada Day amid discoveries of unmarked graves and other stories

Today we look at the protests held on Canada Day following the discovery of unmarked graves, the legalization of abortion in Hidalgo, Mexico, and more

Women protest Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul convention 

The conservative government in Turkey led by AKP officially withdrew from the convention which demands signatories make legal and institutional arrangements for protecting women and achieving gender equality

Istanbul Convention-Turkey Massive protests follow Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention on violence against women

The Recep Tayyip Erdoğan-led government announced its withdrawal from the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence through a presidential decree on March 20

Thousands march across Turkey to denounce violence against women

The protesters demanded that Turkey should not withdraw from the 2011 Istanbul Convention which asks the signatories to enact laws to prevent violence against Women.

Istanbul Convention - Poland Progressives denounce Poland’s plan to quit treaty on violence against women

The conservative government in Poland has decided to quit the Istanbul Convention, which is a Council of Europe convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence

Turkey women protest Feminist groups protest rising femicide and violence against women in Turkey

The murder of Pinar Gultekin, a 27-year-old university student, has brought thousands to the streets in protest. They are demanding an end to femicide and other forms of violence against women