Women's Struggle Against Violence and Mor Çatı

Like elsewhere in the world, violence towards women is one of the most common human rights abuses in Turkey. Recent researches show that 4 in 10 women are subjected to domestic violence at home by their husbands or boyfriends. Domestic violence against women isn't limited to physical violence; it has verbal, economic, psychological and sexual dimensions to it as well. The source of this kind of violence is the male domination which is evident at every level of the society in Turkey. It is well known that domestic violence also affects children. Not just physical injuries but also fear and loss of self confidence are among the damage inflicted as a result.