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  • Stakes are high for the current Trio Presidency of the EU

    Stakes are high for the current Trio Presidency of the EU

    [Brussels, July 2020] - This early July 2020, the countries which will be holding the Presidency of the European Council for the next 18-months have released their priorities on equality between women and men. The declaration of this so-called “Trio Presidency” defines the road map on the topic for Germany, Portugal and Slovenia in their role at the head of the rotating presidency of the EU from July 2020 to end of 2021. This Declaration is of utmost importance for the European Women’s Lobby (...) Read more

  • Women’s organizations in Turkey say “no” to amnesty for perpetrators of sexual abuse of children and to child marriage

    Women's organizations in Turkey say “no” to amnesty for perpetrators of sexual abuse of children and to child marriage

    [Istanbul, 6 July 2020] (Press release by the Women’s Platform Against Amnesty for Child Sexual Abusers. Avrupa Kadın Lobisi Türkiye Koordinasyonu (EWL Coordination for Turkey is part of this Platform.)) Women’s organizations in Turkey are resisting a draft amendment that would let perpetrators of child sexual abuse walk free if they marry their victims.*
    The amendment to Article 103 of the Turkish Penal Code (TPC) is expected to come before the Turkish Parliament by July 15. In 2016, a (...) Read more

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