Gender-based violence is still one of the most prevalent issues in Turkey today. According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, 2,337 women have been murdered by husbands, fathers, or sons in the last ten years – 78 lives were claimed in February of this year.
Rape and child marriages are still all too commonplace. Women continue to be discriminated against in the workplace and, in some regions, in education. Approximately 70 percent of the female population are homemakers – this includes women who have pursued education opportunities but are expected to give up their careers to have children and raise families.
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