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“Femicides cannot be stopped by saying we have no patience”

We Will Stop Femicide Platform (KDCP), Minister of Interior Suleyman SoyluHe pointed out that the femicide data shared by .

Platform said, “If there is to be a fight against violence against women, the solutions are clear. Those who signed the Istanbul Convention cannot claim that they act with the principle of ‘zero tolerance for violence against women’. “Femicide cannot be stopped by saying, ‘We have no patience,'” he said.

KDCP reacted to Soylu by sharing the following message chain on its social media account:

“HOW MANY WOMEN ARE KILLED EVERY MONTH, WHERE AND HOW; WE SHARE WITH FULL CLARITY THAT HOW MANY WOMEN DID SUSPICIOUSLY”

“According to the data of the Ministry: 166 femicides in the first 7 months of 2021, 158 femicides in the first 7 months of 2022. According to our data: 151 femicides, 113 suspected female deaths in the first 7 months of 2021, 188 female murders, 146 suspicious female deaths in the first 7 months of 2022. For years, we have been reporting femicide and suspicious femicide data according to the concept of ‘femicide’ in the international literature. How many women are killed where and how every month; We share with all clarity how many women died suspiciously.

“MURRIAS OF WOMEN CANNOT BE STOPPED BY SAYING WE CANNOT END”

The Ministry of Interior has only been announcing the data for 4 years. Ministry; Let him explain according to which criteria he prepared the data and which murders he considers as femicides. Let the suspect explain why they did not take their death into account. Stop manipulating facts. If there is to be a fight against violence against women, the solutions are clear. Those who signed the Istanbul Convention cannot claim that they act with the principle of ‘zero tolerance for violence against women’. The murders of women cannot be stopped by saying ‘We have no patience’. We have been fighting to stop femicides since 2010. Power; While you try to prevent our struggle, we will continue to talk about the Istanbul Convention and 6284. We will stop the murders of women.”

In the post, in which the names of 188 women killed in the first 7 months of 2022 were announced one by one, it was said, “The Ministry of Interior should explain which ones it does not count as femicides.”

Minister Soylu shared the following message by announcing the data on women killed in the first 7 months of 2021 and 2022 from his social media account yesterday:

“WE CONTINUE TO FIGHT VIOLENCE WITH ALL SECTIONS OF SOCIETY WITH THE PRINCIPLE OF ZERO TOLERANCE AGAINST VIOLENCE IN THE FAMILY AND AGAINST WOMEN”

“We cannot tolerate even a murder of a woman. We resolutely continue our fight against domestic violence and violence against women, under the coordination of the Ministry of Family and Social Services. Femicide, which was unfortunately 166 in the first 7 months of 2021, increased to 158 in the first 7 months of 2022. With the awareness that there is even more than one number, we continue to fight violence with all segments of society with the principle of zero tolerance in combating violence against women and within the family.”

WHAT IS FEMICIDE?

It is the killing or forcing suicide by a man of all female individuals, from embryo to fetus, baby to child, adult to elderly, simply because of their gender or on the pretext of their actions contrary to the perception of gender identity.

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