On Thursday, July 1, Turkey officially withdrew from the . region Istanbul Conventionie the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence. The purpose of the document is to create a framework for the legal response to all forms of violence against women.
It has been clearly stated that, according to statistics, it is women who are abused by perpetrators of violence – many times as often, regardless of the country. However, this does not mean that the Convention does not protect men either. The document states that domestic violence is not a private matter and the state has an obligation to act to prevent it.
Turkey withdrew from the Istanbul Agreement. Women report violence less and less
Turkey signed the treaty in May 2011 and was the first country to ratify it. So far, the document has been signed by all European countries except Azerbaijan And Russia, and ratified by 34 of them.
“Our country’s withdrawal from the Convention will not lead to any legal or practical shortcomings in preventing violence against women,” the office of the president said on Tuesday, June 29. Recep Tayyip Erdogan In a declaration addressed to the Administrative Court. How we wroteOn March 20, 2021, the President issued a decree rescinding Turkey’s ratification of the agreement. On July 1, the President’s decision entered into force.
“We will continue our fight,” said Kanan Gulu, president of the Federation of Turkish Women’s Associations. – Turkey is attacking itself with this decision – she added, noting that women and other victims of violence are now afraid to seek help. Meanwhile, the pandemic has caused an escalation of violence.
Withdrawal of the Convention against Violence. Does Poland share the fate of Turkey?
Dunja Mijatovic, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, said: “All the measures envisaged in Istanbul Convention Strengthening family foundations and ties by preventing and combating the main cause of family destruction, which is violence.” However, Agnès Callamard, Secretary General of Amnesty International, described the document’s condemnation as “a reckless and dangerous message to the perpetrators who abuse, maim and kill: that they can do so.” . With impunity.”
According to many Turkish conservatives, the treaty undermines the family structure and also encourages homosexuality through the principle of non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Let us remember that some Polish politicians also have a similar opinion on the agreement. In Poland, the agreement has been in force since August 2015, but recently much has been said about its denunciation.
Deputy Minister of Justice Marcin Romanovsky called the document “Left, rainbow, gay tool to introduce terrorism into schools or educational institutionsMinister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro He said that ratification of the agreement was hasty. – We introduced the Trojan horse into our left-wing system And it was time to announce this agreement – he explained in July of last year.