Some 109 women have been killed and 44 women injured in southeastern Turkey, according to 2015 Violation of Women's Rights toll released by Human Rights Association (IHD) Diyarbakır branch during a press statement on Feb. 5.
“Human rights have been violated amid curfews and women have been facing the gender-based legal system's implementation, widely based on a discriminative and biased approach against women in the region” the IHD Diyarbakır branch chief Gülistan Yalçındağ defended.
“These implementation rely on a reflex of protecting and vindicating men and they leave women unguarded” Yalçındağ said.
Legal and other measures should be taken to protect women from violence, particularly by avoiding the reducing of sentences for “good behavior and unjust provocation” against men, urged the association.
“18 women have been killed by security forces, while seven others died due to wrongful death. Some 11 women were killed after unidentified murders. During armed clashes one woman was killed, four others were wounded. 23 women committed suicide and died, while 19 other women died of domestic violence. Nine women was killed due to social violence” IHD Diyarbakır Lawyer Hatice Demir stressed.