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1) Today, there will be demonstrations across #Turkey in protest at proposals to withdraw from the Istanbul Treaty that protects women from violence & domestic abuse.

45 of the Council of Europe states have signed up to the treaty. None as every left it.…
2) Last week, a proposal to withdraw from the Treaty was tabled in Poland

At a time when reports of violence against women have increased & lockdowns have left many women trapped at home with their abusers, more needs to be done to protect them, not less.
3) Tens of thousands of women have taken to streets in 16 cities #Turkey (footage from Istanbul👇)

Demonstrators are united under the slogan ‘We’re not giving up our rights! Imply the İstanbul Convention’ #IstanbulConvention
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Während d Medien d #Frauenmörder #SaulFletcher noch als Freund von #BradPitt
heroisieren, wird d Frau, d seinen #Gewaltexzess mit ihrem Leben bezahlen musste,
zum namenloses Opfer

Am 22.07.2020 gab es 3 Frauen in Deutschland, deren Leben von Männern attackiert wurden
Schicksal der am 22.07. in Essen durch Messerstiche lebensgefährlich Verletzten
ist ungewiss

Ebenso #Rinteln 02.07.2020

Trotz #GG, trotz #CEDAW, trotz #IstanbulConvention haben im Jahr 2020 mindestens 112
deutsche #Femizide stattfinden können.
01.01.2020 #Borken († 52)
04.01.2020 #Langerwehe († 45)
04.01.2020 #Langerwehe († 60)
05.01.2020 #PreußischOldendorf († 54)
06.01.2020 #Borgholzhausen († 38)
11.01.2020 #Hannover († 23)
11.01.2020 #Walsrode († Alter unbekannt)
12.01.2020 #Starnberg († 60)
13.01.2020 #Flörsheim († 43)
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While #femicide cases are frequent in Turkey, governing AKP announced Turkey will withdraw from the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention).

AKP deputy chair Numan Kurtulmuş, "it was wrong to be a signatory to the Istanbul Convention. However it came into use years ago, we will follow the steps to withdraw from it now."

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During 18 years of AKP governance in Turkey:

📌At least 7500 #femicide cases reported
📌More than 100.000 women were sexually assaulted
📌There were over 200.000 sexual harassment cases in courts.

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THREAD: Instead of working to protect women & girls during the #COVID19 pandemic, #Hungary has just rushed through a vote to withdraw from a groundbreaking European treaty to combat violence against women. #IstanbulConvention.…
#Hungary's Christian Democratic Party introduced the bill only last night, on the grounds that the #IstanbulConvention's protections of #migrants and #refugees contradict national policy, and that it promotes so-called "gender ideology."…
Such misinformation has been used to advance homophobic, anti-migrant & anti-women's rights agendas elsewhere in the region. Misrepresentation of efforts towards gender equality has provoked dangerous attacks on women's & #LGBT rights in #Poland. See @hrw…
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#HEUNI_Tweetsday Weekly thread on Wednesdays. This month we'll reveal you the key findings from our latest project done w/@SOLWODI, @CIRRIFUGIATI, @JRSizbjeglice, @ENoMW and supported by @EU_Justice
Simple rules: 1❤– 1 finding. 1st topic: #GBV, its consequences & risk factors.
@SOLWODI @CIRRIFUGIATI @JRSizbjeglice @ENoMW @EU_Justice So what are we actually looking into when talking about #GBV against women? Is there any definition? And where to find it? Check out #IstanbulConvention… #VAW #HumanRights #ViolenceAgainstWomen
@SOLWODI @CIRRIFUGIATI @JRSizbjeglice @ENoMW @EU_Justice #Refugee women have different backgrounds including different personal qualities, family situations, levels of education and professions. Refugee women do not form a homogenous group, and they definitely should not be seen as uninformed #victims.
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1/9 Please RT! 📢 Yesterday @novatv_bg, currently still owned by @MTGAB, gave the stage to Alexander Urumov, conservative reactionary, to propagandize against women's rights to abortion. In Bulgaria, abortion rights were NEVER debated until January 2019.…
2/9 Since January 2019 dozens of articles against abortion suddenly popped up in various online media that are known for their EU-skeptic and pro-Kremlin positions. This follows a year of vehement reaction against the advancement of women's rights in Bulgaria.
3/9 In 2018 large scaled campaign attacked the attempt of ratification of @coe's #IstanbulConvention against domestic and gender-based violence. The campaign ended with success when the Constitutional Court held that the convention promotes unconstitutional 'gender-ideology.'
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Today the #CEDAW committee holds its constructive dialogue with the UK government. We asked our From Global to Local programme participants about their key issues and hopes for the review. #CEDAW72
Elysia McCaffrey of @WomenEqualities assures the committee that the UK government will continue to strive to meet its commitments under #CEDAW, and says it has taken a gender mainstreaming approach to its implementation. #CEDAW72
Elysia McCaffrey of @WomenEqualities: UK has strong human rights policy enshrined in the constitution, and its devolution policy is empowering. #CEDAW #CEDAW72
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Good morning from the .@UN 👋 We had an excellent day yesterday preparing for submissions to the CEDAW Committee and today we are back attending #CEDAW72 as the UK government will be appearing before the Committee to answer questions!
We have started now and the UK government is making its 30 minute opening statement. The #metoo movement has already been mentioned! #CEDAW72
The government delegation are highlighting the steps they have taken to promote equality, such as: doubled entitlement of free childcare; committed to assisting individuals have taken time out for caring to return to work; addressing gender pay gap. #CEDAW72
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Thread: While the world is shaken by the #murder of #Bulgarian journalist #ViktoriaMarinova, it might be a good time to talk about the country itself. #BG ranks lower in #PressFreedom than both #Hungary or #Poland. The country is the poorest and most corrupt in the #EU. 1/13
Yet, the #EU somehow does not think #Bulgaria is a big issue, due to the fact that PM (and ex-bodyguard of #Soviet General Secretary Todor Zhivkov) @BoykoBorissov "behaves", unlike #Orban and #Kaczyński, who openly challenge the Union. Borissov's party is also member of @EPP 2/13
#MediaFreedom-wise, 80% of the print media in the country is owned by MP #Peevski, whose pro-gov tabloids (with the generous help of other pro-gov actors who get nice rewards in return such as property #Blaskov) stifle #opposition and manage vast #antiEU smear campaigns 3/13
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