MHP calls for ‘total elimination’ of violence against women
DHA PhotoNationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has called on the government to do its part for the “total elimination” of inhumane treatment of women in Turkey, on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
International Women’s Day symbolizes the will for defending an inviolable right, Bahçeli said in a written statement released on March 8, adding that “erosions in democratic culture and losses in fundamental rights” negatively affected women.
“Erosions in democratic culture and losses in fundamental rights and freedoms reflect negatively on women,” he said, adding that the “fragmentation of principles of justice and morality pave the way for violence and murders.”
“If women’s stamp is to be seen and women’s voice is to be heard in every field of life – from science to arts, from sports to literature, from politics to the economy – then fighting against violence in the first place should be essential and a priority. Everyone should do their part, those with political responsibility primarily, for the total elimination of inhumane treatment that our women are subject to and which is very concerning for us,” Bahçeli said.
“March 8 is a milestone for awareness, consciousness of equality, and social awakening globally. It means the rejection of discrimination and sexism, which is a precondition for social peace,” he added.
“No step taken without considering women’s dignity at the same level as human dignity can ever achieve its goal … [Women’s rights are] the most natural human rights,” the MHP head’s statement also said.