Political parties announced their candidates for general election which will be held on 12th of June. AKP 78 (14,2 %), CHP 109 (20 %), MHP 68 (12,4 %) women candidates have been presented. BDP presented 13 women as an independent candidate.

Women all over Turkey and the world gathered for meetings, discussions and conferences on March 8. Women killings, men’s violence, discriminations in terms of laws and implementations, homophobia and ignoring the women labor were the popular items on the agenda of this year’s International Women’s Day. 

Women from Istanbul Feminist Kolektif filed a criminal complaint against the prosecutor who did not issue protection order for Arzu Yıldırım, even though she had filed a criminal complaint two days before she was murdered in the street.The members of the Kolektif who run the campaign We revolt against the women killings! issued a press statement before they filed the criminal complaint against the Ümraniye Public Prosecutor Feridun Kabadayı. In their press statement, the members emphasised the responsibility of the prosecutors in preventing those murders. 

Mor Çatı issued a press release about the new draft law on sex crimes. The press release stated that "Sex crimes such as rape, harassment etc. are very commonly committed by men against women and children. In Turkey, 4 out of 10 women are exposed to male violence, including sexual violence and 1 out of 5 children are exposed to sexual abuse."

On 26th January, women from all over Turkey gathered under the name “Initiative Against Rape, Turkey” before the trial of the case concerning the rape incident which took place in Fethiye 4 years ago. Women reacted against the fact that only 2 of the 8 people who took part in the incident were judged and called for the judiciary not to connive at rape.

13.th Shelter and Consultation Centers Convention, which has the widest platform about struggling violence against women in Turkey, were arranged in Söke this year. It finished with requests are relating to stop women killings and men’s violence.