A growing number of women in Turkey are fighting against patriarchal ideas and domestic violence. About 40 percent of Turkish women have suffered domestic violence. Some say President Erdogan's government fosters a culture of female subjugation.
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A group of European countries signed a treaty 10 years ago aimed at ending violence against women — and dozens more have joined. A decade on, what's been achieved since the signing of the Istanbul Convention?
EU Commission head Ursula von der Leyen said she felt "hurt" and "alone" after being left without a seat in Ankara. The incident reflects a bigger problem with gender equality, according to the top EU official.
The country's poor ranking in the WEF's gender gap index has caused embarrassment and triggered calls for change to support female empowerment.
Protesters have expressed their anger at President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, an international accord designed to protect women from violence.
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