Domestic Violence In Turkey

A report prepared by the Media Reporting Center in Turkey says a major reason women in their country receive considerable media coverage stems from domestic violence. It appears that violence against women in Turkey is now open and discussed rather than being hidden. Most studies reveal that women are less likely to attend school while sons achieve a sense of power at being the center of attention in family life which undoubtedly results in greater violence. Fortunately, the report notes, there is a greater willingness on the part of women to reach out to female organizations for support and this is among the reasons domestic violence is now openly discussed.

It is within the confines of women groups that women are able to express their concerns and fears. Hopefully, as women become more engaged in higher echelons of society they become role models not merely for their daughters but for all girls. Equality is on the move in Turkey.