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Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database, the femicie rate for 15-44 year olds in 2010 was 0.84 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 146 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 17,316,696 in that year.
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Turkey introduced part-time work options for parents until their child’s compulsory schooling begins. It also prohibited discrimination based on gender in several aspects of employment, such as promotions" (p. 41). "Turkey’s 2016 law establishing the Human Rights and Equality Institution allows victims to submit complaints about gender discrimination" (p. 41).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"14.9% of seats in the lower/single house of Turkey (82 out of 550 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"3.8% of ministerial positions in Turkey (1 out of 26 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 31, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Fiji, Greece, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Macedonia, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Romania, Slovakia, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
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Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Greece, Turkey
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 0.89 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 21, 2019, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-2

According to the World Health Organization, the suicide rate in 2013 for women ages 15-54 in Turkey was 1.49 per 100,000. This rate was calculated by adding the total number of suicides for women ages 15-54 and dividing by the total female population for that age group (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Turkey in 2015 was 0.99 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 10, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"Mutlu Kaya is gifted with a strong, pure voice, and it nearly cost her her life. Or rather, many Turkish women say, it was the reaction to her singing by the men in Kaya's life. She's in the hospital, a bullet in her skull" (para 1). It's not quite true that nobody here is talking about the critically wounded singer, who doctors say has regained consciousness. Young women are quite aware of the case. In a Diyarbakir cafe, 19-year-old university student Rojin says Kaya's is a classic example of men not recognizing a woman's abilities because they can only see a female body. 'She was there competing with her voice,...more
Jan. 10, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"It started with a visit to Kaya's hometown by well-known Turkish folk singer Sibel Can. Can was a judge on a moderately popular TV singing show, and she was convinced Kaya could be a star. A promotional video posted online shows Can, Kaya and her mother on a couch as Kaya sings her mother's favorite song. Kaya then finds herself on stage, in full makeup and evening dress, with her mother—wearing a headscarf—watching anxiously from the audience. From Kaya's very first notes she seems to be a hit, earning cheers and applause from the beginning to the end of her performance" (para 2-3).
Jan. 10, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"There have been demonstrations protesting attacks against women in Turkey, but not on behalf of Mutlu Kaya. Last month, there were nationwide protests for a young woman studying at a school far from home, allegedly murdered by a minibus driver during an attempted rape" (para 5)."The Ozgecan case was more effective for raising awareness, because many families have children studying away from home," says Akkoc. 'That got a lot of attention. I didn't hear many people talking about the Kaya case. People felt bad about it, of course, but it didn't resonate'" (para 7). "It's not quite true that nobody here is talking about the critically wounded singer, who doctors...more
Jan. 10, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Mutlu Kaya is gifted with a strong, pure voice, and it nearly cost her her life. Or rather, many Turkish women say, it was the reaction to her singing by the men in Kaya's life. She's in the hospital, a bullet in her skull" (para 1). "But before Kaya could begin to enjoy her success, someone fired a bullet through her window, hitting her in the head. She remains in intensive care. Police arrested her boyfriend. It turns out four months earlier, Kaya had filed a complaint with the police, accusing him of threatening and intimidating behavior" (para 4). "Akkoc has long struggled against what she calls a habit of...more
Jan. 10, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"There have been demonstrations protesting attacks against women in Turkey, but not on behalf of Mutlu Kaya. Last month, there were nationwide protests for a young woman studying at a school far from home, allegedly murdered by a minibus driver during an attempted rape" (para 5).
Jan. 10, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"But before Kaya could begin to enjoy her success, someone fired a bullet through her window, hitting her in the head. She remains in intensive care. Police arrested her boyfriend. It turns out four months earlier, Kaya had filed a complaint with the police, accusing him of threatening and intimidating behavior" (para 4)."Akkoc has long struggled against what she calls a habit of treating violence within the family as a family matter. Her foundation runs programs where women can learn about their rights and how to protect themselves from men like Kaya's boyfriend, who was reportedly upset about her success. When asked about educating the men, she sighs" (para 8).more
Jan. 10, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"There have been demonstrations protesting attacks against women in Turkey, but not on behalf of Mutlu Kaya. Last month, there were nationwide protests for a young woman studying at a school far from home, allegedly murdered by a minibus driver during an attempted rape. That case was widely followed, says Nebahat Akkoc, founder of the Komer Foundation in Diyarbakir, which she says is frustrating but not surprising. She explains that, unlike Kaya, the 20-year-old student, Ozgecan Aslan, was killed by a stranger" (para 5-6).
Jan. 10, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3, NGOFW-DATA-1

"That case was widely followed, says Nebahat Akkoc, founder of the Komer Foundation in Diyarbakir, which she says is frustrating but not surprising. She explains that, unlike Kaya, the 20-year-old student, Ozgecan Aslan, was killed by a stranger" (para 6).
Jan. 10, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Mutlu Kaya is gifted with a strong, pure voice, and it nearly cost her her life. Or rather, many Turkish women say, it was the reaction to her singing by the men in Kaya's life. She's in the hospital, a bullet in her skull.... In a Diyarbakir cafe, 19-year-old university student Rojin says Kaya's is a classic example of men not recognizing a woman's abilities because they can only see a female body. She was there competing with her voice, not her body, but they only judged her as a female, with their sexist beliefs,' she says. 'This is the kind of mentality that has to change.'" (para 1, 10-11).more
Jan. 10, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Akkoc has long struggled against what she calls a habit of treating violence within the family as a family matter. Her foundation runs programs where women can learn about their rights and how to protect themselves from men like Kaya's boyfriend, who was reportedly upset about her success. When asked about educating the men, she sighs.'We don't really have time. We're working at our absolute limit, raising the consciousness of women,' she says. 'Someone should be educating the men, I agree, but we can't do it'" (para 8-9). "It's not quite true that nobody here is talking about the critically wounded singer, who doctors say has regained consciousness. Young women...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3

"This bill sparked a rare thing here: cross-party opposition. The AKP MPs who proposed it insisted it would not pardon rapists or sexual abusers and was simply intended to exonerate men who marry underage girls apparently with consent. However, critics said that in patriarchal Turkey, a young girl would feel unable to give consent and so the bill would have legitimised rape and encouraged child brides. When conservative, usually pro-government, women spoke out against it - including the president's wife - the bill was doomed to failure. Child marriage is a problem here. Former President Abdullah Gul famously married when he was 30 and his wife 15. But women's groups...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has withdrawn a bill that pardons men convicted of sex with underage girls if they have married them. The bill, part of a package of amendments to the legal system, was sent back for further work just hours before a final vote in parliament. It had sparked protests across Turkish society and was condemned abroad. Critics said it would legitimise statutory rape and encourage the practice of taking child brides" (para 1-4). "However, critics said that in patriarchal Turkey, a young girl would feel unable to give consent and so the bill would have legitimised rape and encouraged child brides. When conservative, usually pro-government, women...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"The draft law will now be returned to a commission which will take into account the views of the opposition and civil society, Mr Yildirim said. This would allow for 'broad consensus' and to 'give time for the opposition parties to develop their proposals'" (para 7-8).
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Turkey's legal age of consent is 18 but the practice of underage weddings in religious ceremonies remains widespread" (para 14).
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Ravza Kavakci Kan, an AKP MP, said the bill had been misunderstood" (para 23).
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"But women's groups say the solution is not controversial legislation such as this but real opportunities for girls. And they say the Islamist AKP has encouraged female subservience, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calling childless women "deficient" (para 12). "'It is about giving normality to young women who have been married underage due to cultural norms, other norms, and now find themselves with their children suffering because their husbands are in prison,' she told the BBC's Newsday programme" (para 29).
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Child marriage is a problem here. Former President Abdullah Gul famously married when he was 30 and his wife 15" (para 11). "Turkey's legal age of consent is 18 but the practice of underage weddings in religious ceremonies remains widespread" (para 14)."440,000 girls under the age of 18 have become mothers since 2002, 15,937 of them below the age of 15. Child abuse cases have tripled in the past 10 years, during which time 438,000 underage girls have been married" (para 19). "'It is about giving normality to young women who have been married underage due to cultural norms, other norms, and now find themselves with their children suffering because...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has withdrawn a bill that pardons men convicted of sex with underage girls if they have married them" (para 1). 'The bill, part of a package of amendments to the legal system, was sent back for further work just hours before a final vote in parliament. Critics said it would legitimise statutory rape and encourage the practice of taking child brides'" (para 2, 4).
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, MABFC-DATA-1

"440,000 girls under the age of 18 have become mothers since 2002, 15,937 of them below the age of 15" (para 19).
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"In July, Turkey's constitutional court annulled part of the criminal code which classified all sexual acts with children under 15 as sexual abuse" (para 18).