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March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 1998 DHS survey of Turkey, the percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 1.1%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 0.9%. This information was compiled by Professor Andrea Den Boer.
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Turkey was the first signatory to the Istanbul Convention to combat violence against women" (para 10).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"this week that a police officer was acquitted of rape charges after the alleged victim was found to have men’s telephone numbers and pictures on her phone" (para 4).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"A handful of public attacks by male strangers on women because of the clothing the women were wearing garnered media attention last year" (para 22).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Last year, 339 women were killed by domestic abusers" (para 7). "Nearly four out of every 10 women have been subjected to physical abuse in Turkey, according to a 2015 UN Women report on domestic violence. The Turkish government in 2016 put the figure far higher, at 86%" (para 8).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Thousands of women marched in central Istanbul today to demand an end to violence and greater equality with men in a country lagging behind its European neighbors in most benchmarks. 'We won’t shut up, we are not afraid, we won’t obey,' the crowd chanted, waving signs that read 'When women jump, it’s a revolution'" (para 1-2). "President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to combat the epidemic of violence [against women], calling it 'a bleeding wound'" (para 11). "Erdogan has indicated that gender equality 'is against human nature' and that the notion of 'feminist motherhood is unacceptable.' In 2016, he said, 'Working women who avoid motherhood disavow womanhood [and] humanity'" (para ...more
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, DTCP-LAW-1

"The opposition says laws the AKP has ushered through, including one in November allowing Muslim clerics to conduct civil marriages, weaken women’s standing and encourage child brides" (para 31).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"[Turkey] elected its first, and only, female prime minister in 1993" (para 27).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GDI-DATA-2

"The UN Development Program ranks Turkey 69th in its Gender Inequality Index…out of 188 nations" (para 25).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"[Erdogan] backs strict limits on access to abortion, comparing the procedure to airstrikes on civilians" (para 14).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Some cities have introduced women-only 'pink buses' and 'pink taxis' and set aside public beaches for women, prompting questions about whether isolating women further may actually fuel discrimination" (para 23).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Women make up less than a third of the workforce, and 64% are unhappy in their jobs due to low wages, the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions said in a report this week" (para 26).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Women’s Day has had a tumultuous recent past in Turkey, facing bans for security reasons and attacks by mobs of angry men. This year, governors in a handful of provinces prohibited gatherings, citing an emergency rule ban imposed in the wake of the 2016 military coup attempt. On Sunday, police in the capital, Ankara, detained 15 people and used tear gas to break up a march by women getting a head start on Women's Day" (para 5-6).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Women make up less than a third of the workforce" (para 26).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"He backs strict limits on access to abortion, comparing the procedure to airstrikes on civilians, and regularly urges women to have up to five children to stave off the economic effects of a graying population" (para 14).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GDI-DATA-1

"The UN Development Program ranks Turkey...71st in its Gender Development Index out of 188 nations" (para 25).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Other measurements give Turkey even poorer marks. Turkey has sunk to 131st place out of 144 countries on the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Index for 2017" (para 25).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DSFMF-LAW-1

"Parliament now wants to criminalize adultery and prepared a report on how to make divorce more difficult to obtain" (para 31).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, RCDW-LAW-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1, EWCMS-PRACTICE-1

"Under Erdogan, Turkey has lifted bans on Islamic-style headscarves that barred devout women from attending university, entering the civil service and serving in the military" (para 19).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Last year, 339 women were killed by domestic abusers, reports Anit Sayac, an online memorial to the victims. The platform We Will End the Murder of Women said last month was one of the deadliest, with 47 women murdered" (para 7).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Founded as a secular republic in 1923, Turkey was an early adopter of women’s suffrage in 1934" (para 27).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Family and Social Policies Ministry, which oversees women’s issues, counts 143 shelters with total capacity for 3,444 women and children, underserving a country with a population of 80 million people" (para 9). "lawyer Canan Arin said courts have reduced the period for restraining orders, the pact’s key introduction, to one month from six, forcing women to continuously renew them" (para 10). "Measures to reduce violence against women include training police and opening centers to provide legal and medical support to victims" (para 20).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Today, women make up just 14% of parliament, with the AKP giving 11% of its seats to women, lagging behind the two biggest opposition parties. More than a third of the lawmakers from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which campaigns for women’s rights, are female" (para 28-29).
Feb. 8, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon, Turkey
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Early marriage is also being used as a means of refugees’ escaping poverty and violence in Lebanon and Turkey. The International Rescue Committee reported that child marriages have become more common among Syrian refugees and that adolescent girls are being forced to marry at younger ages, are exposed to more violence in the home and outside it and find it difficult to obtain health care and an education" (para 27).
Feb. 8, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon, Turkey
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"Survival sex by refugees is occurring both in Lebanon and Turkey, with women and young girls with few economic resources and little education being forced into prostitution. Prostitution is illegal in Lebanon but it is practiced in clubs and on the street" (para 26).
Feb. 8, 2018, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"A detailed report by a human-rights advocacy group, the Association for Human Rights and Solidarity With the Oppressed, found that sexual harassment is a serious problem for Syrian women in Turkey, particularly those living outside refugee camps" (para 9). "Sexual harassment and exploitation are repeatedly linked in reports to the economic hardships facing refugee women in Lebanon and Turkey" (para 20). "Survival sex by refugees is occurring both in Lebanon and Turkey, with women and young girls with few economic resources and little education being forced into prostitution. Prostitution is illegal in Lebanon but it is practiced in clubs and on the street" (para 25).
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1

"Women serve only as officers or noncommissioned officers in Turkey" (para 8).
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

Young people also learn how to prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections like HIV, and they are exposed to messages about human rights and gender equality" (para 7). "Before the annual Reed Dance, for example, community leaders hold local-level dialogues for the young attendees, providing information about avoiding pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, as well as how to access reproductive health services" (para 14).
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"The decision to allow female soldiers to wear head scarves threatens to deepen concerns that Mr. Erdogan seeks to sever the country from its secular moorings" (para 9). "But many welcomed the decision. While some criticize Mr. Edogan for disregarding democratic norms, citing a continuing purge of thousands of people accused of being dissidents, others praise him for bringing dignity to Turkey's pious majority, which for decades was excluded from public life by the country's secular elite" (para 15). "[Merve Kavacki] was once one of those particularly affected by discrimination against veiled woman....she is herself a former lawmaker who was screamed at, and later expelled from parliament, when she arrived ...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Since 2002, the government...has gradually opened the punblic sphere to veiled women - allowing the veil on university campuses in 2011 and in the civil service in 2013" (para 5).