PLEASE STAND AGAINST THE ANNULMENT OF’ WOMEN’ FROM THE TITLE of the NEWLY ESTABLISHED MINISTRY entitled ‘FAMILY AND SOCIAL POLICIES, WHICH PREVIOUSLY WAS ‘STATE MINISTRY FOR WOMEN AND FAMILY’ (SINCE 1991)
With this petition, we demand from the government to step back from this initiative ; include and prioritize WOMEN back into the name and mandate of the ministry which will be titled: MINISTRY FOR WOMEN and EQUALITIES . We also expect from the government to prepare, plan , implement and enhance gender equality policies independent of family policies , and most crucially, in close cooperation with women’s movement, and independent civil society.
WPEM- WOMEN’S PLATFORM FOR EQUALITY MECHANISMS
PLEASE ALSO SIGN THE BELOW PETITION CAMPAIGN RUN BY AWID IN SOLIDARITY WITH WOMEN IN TURKEY:
Please sign the petition online if you want to take action and help us to disseminate the campaign BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!
According to news coverage in the mass media, the government of Turkey started its preparations for annulling the Ministry responsible for Women and Family and to replace it with “Family and Social Services Ministry”. In a country in which at least 5 women are killed; women are nearly non-existent in the parliament and other decision-making bodies; comes at the bottom of world rankings in poverty, education, and health criteria, the fact that the only state mechanism responsible for maintaining gender equality is being annulled is unacceptable. With this petition, we demand from the government to step back from this initiative; to make necessary re-arrangements with the aim of creating a functioning executive Ministry responsible for maintaining gender equality independent from the family. This issue is very urgent and critical!
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