Violence against women is increasing in Europe as well
Referring to a study conducted by interviewing 42 thousand women in European countries, Lect. Mehmet Başcıllar said: “It is revealed that 1 in 3 women is exposed to physical or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime and 1 in 10 women is exposed to sexual violence.”
The campaign, which started in the past days and grows on social media, draws attention to many problems that women face in social life, especially violence. Women show digital unity by labeling another friend to their black-and-white photographs they share from their social media accounts. In addition, many famous female names support this campaign, as well.
ABOUT THE RESEARCH
Speaking about the research carried out by interviewing 7 thousand 462 women in 78 provinces in the collaboration between the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services and Hacettepe University in Turkey, Lect. Mehmet Başcıllar
said: “It is seen that 2 out of every 5 women are exposed to physical violence, 1 out of every 2 women is exposed to emotional violence, 1 out of every 20 women is exposed to sexual violence and 3 out of 10 women are exposed to economic violence in a certain period of their lives. On the other hand, considering the women who have not stated or could not state that they exposed to violence, we can conclude that the rate of women exposed to violence is much higher than the results of scientific research.”
VIOLENCE IN WOMEN IN EUROPE
Mentioned the research conducted by interviewing 42 thousand women in European countries, Başcıllar stated: “It is revealed that 1 out of every 3 women is exposed to physical or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime and 1 out of every 10 women is exposed to sexual violence.”
Istanbul Gelisim University Social Work Department Lecturer Mehmet Başcıllar spoke: “Social gender inequality affects the entire life of women, including their family, education, and business life, in a multidimensional way. We should find a way to effectively apply the international regulation to which Turkey is a signatory in order to prevent violence instead of bringing this into question. It is precisely at this point that the employment of social workers will make great contributions to the implementation of legal regulations.”
Başcıllar continued as follows:
“Turkey’s one of the most important reflexes on violence against women is the acceptance of 'Family Protection No. 6284 and the Law on Prevention of Violence Against Women' through the Istanbul Convention. The legislation in question places significant responsibilities on developing protective and preventive measures against violence against women, especially to the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services, relevant public institutions and organizations, local authorities and non-governmental organizations. This law enforcement makes possible providing services in the field of police force, housing, social welfare, health, employment for women exposed to violence from a single center creating the 'Violence Prevention and Monitoring Centers' around Turkey. On the other hand, making judicial authorities obliged to act regardless of whether the woman who is exposed to violence makes a complaint or not is another important innovation brought by the legislation. In this way, issue on violence against women becomes a fact that the government is a party and takes responsibility in its solution.
Edited date: 04.08.2020