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Turkish Parliament just approved a bill to tamp out violence against women, which would introduce tough measures against abusers and provide improved protection for victims.

The law will provide protection for all women: married, divorced, engaged or in a relationship, and those affected would be provided with accommodation and receive material, psychological, legal and social assistance.

An array of technological means would be employed to enforce the new rulings. The offenders would be tracked with electronic ankle bracelets or wristbands, while the protected women would use devices to alarm the authorities in the form of necklaces or mobile phones. The details would be determined in regulations after the law takes effect.

The offender would face up to six months in jail for breaching restraining orders.

March/08/2012

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