Turkey to help Kiribati’s bid to stop violence against women
Meltem Özgenç- ANKARA / Hürriyet
In Turkey, 41 percent of women are exposed to violence by their husbands, ex-husbands or boyfriends. AA photoTurkey’s Family and Social Policies Ministry will share its experiments on the fight against domestic violence with officials from Kiribati.
The ministry will share the legal regulations made in the fight against violence on women with Kiribati, after Kiribati officials requested Turkey to help their campaign on the sidelines of a United Nations meeting.
Kiribati officials will visit Turkey to conduct field research and they will examine centers aimed at preventing violence in every Turkish city.
The pacific island Republic of Kiribati consulted Turkey on measures to protect women against gender-based violence, Kiribati officials said March 28.
The small island with a population of 100,000 has launched a campaign against gender violence in cooperation with the United Nations.
Kiribati officials submitted a written application to Turkey’s Family and Social Policies Minister Ayşenur İslam and stated that they expect support from Turkey in their campaign to stop violence against women.