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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, France, Gabon, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Vanuatu
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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Aug. 27, 2021, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Iran, Jordan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

“The interviews highlighted five cultural areas where being a woman and being a physicist aligned. These areas were religion, social interactions, community goals, femininity, and family life. In Muslim-majority countries, social interactions with the opposite gender are less common and less encouraged than in Western countries. The seven women were mostly educated in gender-segregated classes. As a result, they did not feel out of place in a physics setting because of their gender. The women also noted that when they did interact with men physicists, they did not feel that they had to supress their femininity to have their intellect—and not their appearance—be the focus of the interaction. They put...more
Aug. 27, 2021, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Iran, Jordan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

“On family life, the interviews highlighted that the parents of all the study’s participants strongly valued learning and had high expectations of their daughters when it came to education, a factor that the women said influenced their study and career choices. The women also noted no incongruence between practicing religion and working in science, two actions that can be at odds in other cultures. In Muslim cultures, physics is seen as a subject that serves societal goals, such as advancing technology or saving humanity, which align with religious goals” (para 5).
Aug. 27, 2021, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The interviews highlighted five cultural areas where being a woman and being a physicist aligned. These areas were religion, social interactions, community goals, femininity, and family life. In Muslim-majority countries, social interactions with the opposite gender are less common and less encouraged than in Western countries. The seven women were mostly educated in gender-segregated classes. As a result, they did not feel out of place in a physics setting because of their gender. The women also noted that when they did interact with men physicists, they did not feel that they had to supress their femininity to have their intellect—and not their appearance—be the focus of the interaction. They put...more
June 30, 2021, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Turkey withdrew from a European treaty on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, according to the country’s Official Gazette early Saturday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a decree to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention that was signed in 2011" (para 1-2). "Turkey is the first country to ratify the Council of Europe convention adopted in Istanbul. It seeks to prevent violence against women, including domestic violence, and bring an end to legal impunity for perpetrators" (para 8).
June 30, 2021, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-2

"Turkey withdrew from a European treaty on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, according to the country’s Official Gazette early Saturday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a decree to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention that was signed in 2011" (para 1-2).
June 30, 2021, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"Family, Labor and Social Services Minister Zehra Zumrut Selcuk said on Twitter that women's rights is guaranteed in domestic legislation, especially in the Constitution" (para 3).
June 30, 2021, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"She lay unconscious and lifeless on the road, but he kept kicking her body. Their weeping five-year-old daughter pleaded for him to stop, but he kept punching and slapping her in the face, and banging her skull against the pavement... And when the police finally caught up with 27-year-old İbrahim Zarap, he complained that he had been roughed up by the good samaritans who had stopped him from fleeing after he allegedly pummeled his 24-year-old ex-wife in the city of Samsun" (para 1-3). "The grim incident, happening close to International Women’s Day, has shone a light on what activists have described as an epidemic of violence against women in Turkey,...more
June 30, 2021, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"In the first 65 days of 2021, at least 67 women in Turkey have been murdered, according to the We Will Stop Femicide Platform, a women’s rights group" (para 6). "On Monday, Turkish authorities disclosed that the possible murderer of another woman, Mervenur Polat, wrapped the body of the 20-year-old in aluminum foil and hid her away in an attic for more than four months. The suspect claims she died of a drug overdose. 'It is inevitable to see how relaxed men are,' said Ms Onder. 'They think they can kill women, hide it and get away with it without any punishment'" (17-18).
June 30, 2021, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-LAW-2

"The 24-year-old victim and her daughter have been offered protection by the social services agencies 'All necessary social service models and psychosocial support will be provided to the mother and our child,' said Zehra Zumrut, the family, labour and social services minister" (para 8-9).
June 30, 2021, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ATDW-LAW-5

"The woman in Samsun, who is not being identified for her protection, had divorced him over his alleged violence" (para 13).
June 30, 2021, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The conservative, right-wing Ankara government... has agitated to withdraw Turkey from an international convention ensuring women’s rights" (para 7).
June 30, 2021, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"But many rights activists are outraged by the violence against women as well and what they describe as the Erdogan government’s contempt for women’s rights. Police on Monday sought to block an annual gathering of women seeking to mark International Women’s Day with a march along Istanbul’s landmark Istiklal Street. Opposition political parties called on the government not to use the Covid-19 pandemic to halt an even larger march planned for late Monday night" (para 11).
June 30, 2021, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Mr Zarap, who appears to be connected to the hardline nationalist party that is the junior coalition partner in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government, has been arrested on a charge of attempted murder, according to the Samsun public prosecutor’s office. The 24-year-old victim and her daughter have been offered protection by the social services agencies" (para 8).
June 30, 2021, 4:16 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Critics say that granting the right to conduct marriages to the clerics of a certain group is against secularism and the practice itself will increase religious marriages and marriages involving minors. Women’s groups express concern that the muftis would be more likely to turn a blind eye to an underage bride than registry officials" (para 4). "In the nationwide debate, the most outspoken groups opposing the new law come from Diyarbakir, where the bar association and women's associations have been fighting long and hard against child marriage and child abuse. Despite their efforts, however, sexual abuse of underage girls, incest and forced marriages with minors, including taking young girls as...more
June 30, 2021, 4:16 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In the nationwide debate, the most outspoken groups opposing the new law come from Diyarbakir, where the bar association and women's associations have been fighting long and hard against child marriage and child abuse" (para 5).
June 30, 2021, 4:16 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Pasinli also pointed said that under the proposed law, babies who are not born in a hospital could be registered by a declaration from parents at the registry office. Pasinli said that this practice would make it more difficult to protect children. 'Often,' she said, 'we learn of child abuse cases or underage marriage when the child gets pregnant and is taken to hospital to give birth. The doctors in the hospital report the situation when they see an underaged mother and we step in and bring the abuser before the court.' She added that because the proposal would allow newborns to be registered with a simple declaration, families could...more
June 30, 2021, 4:16 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"'Often,' [Pasinli] said, 'we learn of child abuse cases or underage marriage when the child gets pregnant and is taken to hospital to give birth. The doctors in the hospital report the situation when they see an underaged mother and we step in and bring the abuser before the court'" (para 7). Child abuse being reported by doctors instead of the girls indicates barriers to reporting (SFR - CODER COMMENT).
June 30, 2021, 4:16 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"For Zahit Ciftkuran, who has been a mufti in the southeast for years, what is important is not who conducts the ceremony but whether the law provides any loopholes for underage marriage. He called for careful scrutiny of the draft. AKP ministers fervently deny that the law would change anything aside from facilitating civil ceremonies for all Turks, as the marriage procedures and requirements, including age limits, will remain untouched" (para 9).
June 30, 2021, 4:16 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"In the nationwide debate, the most outspoken groups opposing the new law come from Diyarbakir, where the bar association and women's associations have been fighting long and hard against child marriage and child abuse. Despite their efforts, however, sexual abuse of underage girls, incest and forced marriages with minors, including taking young girls as second and third wives, remain common in the region" (para 5).
June 30, 2021, 4:16 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In the nationwide debate, the most outspoken groups opposing the new law come from Diyarbakir, where the bar association and women's associations have been fighting long and hard against child marriage and child abuse. Despite their efforts, however, sexual abuse of underage girls, incest and forced marriages with minors, including taking young girls as second and third wives, remain common in the region. Turkey's Human Rights Association has documented 110 cases of child abuse under Article 103 of Turkish Penal Code, which addresses the sexual abuse of minors, in eastern and southeastern Turkey in 2016 and 82 cases in the first six months of 2017. The Diyarbakir Bar Association, quoting...more
June 30, 2021, 4:16 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Pasinli also pointed said that under the proposed law, babies who are not born in a hospital could be registered by a declaration from parents at the registry office. Pasinli said that this practice would make it more difficult to protect children. 'Often,' she said, 'we learn of child abuse cases or underage marriage when the child gets pregnant and is taken to hospital to give birth. The doctors in the hospital report the situation when they see an underaged mother and we step in and bring the abuser before the court.' She added that because the proposal would allow newborns to be registered with a simple declaration, families could...more
June 30, 2021, 4:16 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-DATA-1

"In the nationwide debate, the most outspoken groups opposing the new law come from Diyarbakir, where the bar association and women's associations have been fighting long and hard against child marriage and child abuse" (para 5). "Turkey's Human Rights Association has documented 110 cases of child abuse under Article 103 of Turkish Penal Code, which addresses the sexual abuse of minors, in eastern and southeastern Turkey in 2016 and 82 cases in the first six months of 2017. The Diyarbakir Bar Association, quoting the Justice Ministry’s own numbers, said 17,000 child abuse complaints were filed in 2015 across Turkey" (para 5). "'Often,' [Pasinli] said, 'we learn of child abuse cases...more
June 30, 2021, 4:16 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-2

"In the nationwide debate, the most outspoken groups opposing the new law come from Diyarbakir, where the bar association and women's associations have been fighting long and hard against child marriage and child abuse. Despite their efforts, however, sexual abuse of underage girls, incest and forced marriages with minors, including taking young girls as second and third wives, remain common in the region" (para 5). "Echoing government officials who made similar remarks, Evsen said that giving the state-employed muftis the right to perform marriages would prevent religious weddings without civil validity as well as polygamous marriages" (para 13). Polygamous marriages needing to be "prevent[ed]" indicates that they are still happening...more
June 30, 2021, 4:16 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-2, LRCM-DATA-2

[T]the bar association and women's associations have been fighting long and hard against child marriage and child abuse. Despite their efforts, however, sexual abuse of underage girls, incest and forced marriages with minors, including taking young girls as second and third wives, remain common in the region" (para 5).
June 30, 2021, 4:16 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"'We think that this is an important step as it will make civil ceremonies more accessible and faster. In Turkey, there are many people who live together without marriage or with a religious marriage [considered invalid under Turkish law]. This creates major problems socially and legally'" (para 12).
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Cuba, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Laos, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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June 11, 2021, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservations: 'With respect to article 29, paragraph 1: In pursuance of article 29, paragraph 2 of the Convention, the Government of the Republic of Turkey declares that it does not consider itself bound by paragraph 1 of this article'" (para 74).
June 7, 2021, 1:53 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Turkey had originally made a reservation against Article 15, paragraphs 2 and 4; Article 16, paragraphs 1 (c), (d), (f) and (g) as well as to Article 29, paragraph 1. On 20 September 1999, the government of Turkey withdrew the reservation against Article 15, paragraphs 2 and 4; Article 16, paragraphs 1 (c), (d), (f) and (g), only maintaining the reservation to Article 29, and declared a possible conflict between Article 9 and the Turkish Law on Nationality" (177-178).
May 28, 2021, 11:34 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"Just in the town of Kilis, with its population of 230,000, at least 5,000 religious ceremonies have been performed outside the courts between 2011 and 2014, wedding already married Turkish and Syrian men to Syrian women, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights" (para 4).