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Sunday, February 7, 2016

EU Values? 38 pct of women in Turkey exposed to domestic violence - Report

EU Values? 38 pct of women in Turkey exposed to domestic violence - Report. (TZ).

                           109 women killed in southeast in 2015.

Thirty-eight percent of women in Turkey have been subjected to physical or sexual domestic violence at least once in their lives, a report drafted by the Ministry of Family and Social Policy in cooperation with Hacettepe University has shown.

The report, titled “Domestic Violence against Women in Turkey,” was prepared as a result of face-to-face interviews with more than 15,000 women and involves data on domestic violence incidents from 2014 and 2015.

A total of 36 percent of women have been subjected to physical violence, while another 12 percent of them have been exposed to sexual violence, the report states.

Among the women who are subjected to domestic violence in Turkey, 27 percent of them are exposed to both physical and sexual violence.

According to the report, 25 percent of female high school graduates and 20 percent of women who have college or higher degrees become victims of physical or sexual domestic violence.

Additionally, 25 percent of women are subjected to economic abuse, which means that their husbands do not allow them to work and provide economic support to the family.

The report states that getting divorced or living in separate houses does not solve the domestic violence problem of women in Turkey. Even the 75 percent of women who are divorced or not sharing a home with their husbands continue to be exposed to violence by them. Read the full story here.

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