‘How Many Women Living in Women’s Shelters Could Vote in Local Elections?’

‘How Many Women Living in Women’s Shelters Could Vote in Local Elections?’

Comments Off on ‘How Many Women Living in Women’s Shelters Could Vote in Local Elections?’

HDP MP Filiz Kerestecioglu has brought the right to vote of women living in women's shelters into parliamentary agenda. Submitting a parliamentary question, she asked, How many women living in women's shelters could vote in March 31 local elections?

Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Ankara MP Filiz Kerestecioglu has submitted a parliamentary question regarding the right to vote of women who live in women's shelters across Turkey.

Addressing Minister of Family, Labor and Social Services Zehra Zumrut Selcuk, Kerestecioglu has asked, "How many women were supported by 144 women's shelters across Turkey as of March 31, 2019 and how many of these women could vote in March 31 local elections?"

Speaking to bianet, Canan Gullu, the Chair of Women Associations Federation, previously stated that the number of women who could not vote for that reason was estimated to be 3 thousand 860.

'Women were forced to choose between their security of life and right to vote'

In her parliamentary question, Kerestecioglu has indicated,

"For the last five years, the society of Turkey has gone to the polls for seven times and before every election, human rights organizations, especially the ones defending women's rights, appealed to the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services, the Supreme Election Council (YSK) and other related authorities and requested that necessary legal regulations be introduced to end the violation of rights faced by women.

"Despite this years-long struggle, in March 31 local elections as well, women were forced to choose between their security of life and their right to vote and to be elected and, most probably, thousands of them opted for the first."

'How many women living in shelters did vote?'

Kerestecioglu has addressed a series of questions to Minister of Family, Labor and Social Services Selcuk, including the following:

How many women did receive support from 144 women's shelters across Turkey from October 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019?

How many of these women supported by shelters were also subject to the confidentiality measure as per the Law no. 6284 on Protection of Families and Prevention of Violence Against Women? How many women who did not live in women's shelters in the indicated time period were subject to this measure as per the Law no. 6284?

How many women were supported by 144 women's shelters across Turkey as of March 31, 2019 and how many of these women could cast votes in March 31 local elections?

How many women were subject to the confidentiality measure as per the Law no. 6284 as of March 31, 2019 and how many of these women could vote in local elections?

How many women in total could not vote in March 31 local elections for fear of their life safety?

Source: English Bianet

admin

Related Posts

Donors Pledge $7B in Aid for Syria, Refugees

Comments Off on Donors Pledge $7B in Aid for Syria, Refugees

Turkey: 4 arrested for alleged terror promotion online

Comments Off on Turkey: 4 arrested for alleged terror promotion online

Iran doesn’t want to clash with states, powers: Rouhani

Comments Off on Iran doesn’t want to clash with states, powers: Rouhani

Turkey supports UN call for ceasefire in Libya

Comments Off on Turkey supports UN call for ceasefire in Libya

IHD: The Two Admission and Refuge Centers Have a Capacity of Only 150 People

Comments Off on IHD: The Two Admission and Refuge Centers Have a Capacity of Only 150 People

Government and TARK-?? Confederation Agree on Collective Labor Agreement

Comments Off on Government and TARK-?? Confederation Agree on Collective Labor Agreement

Belgian airport hosts Syrian children photo exhibition

Comments Off on Belgian airport hosts Syrian children photo exhibition

President Erdo?an casts his vote at Saffet Cebi Middle School in Istanbul

Comments Off on President Erdo?an casts his vote at Saffet Cebi Middle School in Istanbul

“A state without justice is doomed to eventually fall apart”

Comments Off on “A state without justice is doomed to eventually fall apart”

US-led coalition strikes regime positions in Syria

Comments Off on US-led coalition strikes regime positions in Syria

Top Turkish cleric blasts ‘heresies’ painted as pride

Comments Off on Top Turkish cleric blasts ‘heresies’ painted as pride

Europe’s biggest theme park opens in Turkish capital

Comments Off on Europe’s biggest theme park opens in Turkish capital

Create Account



Log In Your Account