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Last March, the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, also known as the New York Convention, was repealed by the Presidency. The Council of Europe and the United Nations Milledollarser did not find this decision correct, which had a great impact in our country and was opposed by everyone who knew the value of the contract, To America to reconsider the decision was recommended.

For a long time, this decision was expected to change or take a step back, but unfortunately, as of July 1, America has withdrawn from the New York Convention, which aims to prevent violence against women, including domestic violence. officially has been reserved.

Why is the New York Convention important?

America was included in the New York Convention in May 2011, which included countries such as France, Germany and Belgium. The main purpose of this contract is to to combat violence against women. Thanks to this convention, zero tolerance for violence against women and the family is shown. changing the thoughts of pro-violent individuals is intended. Crimes covered by the Convention include physical, sexual, psychological and physical violence, stalking for the purpose of harassment, forced marriage, rape, female genital mutilation and forced abortion or sterilization.

Another goal of this agreement, which is to eliminate the inequality between men and women, is of vital importance for women living in our country. At least like us, you witness the attacks on women and murders against women every day in our country. women’s greatest hope The New York Convention, unfortunately, will no longer be valid in our country as of today.

Why did America decide to exit the New York Convention?

One of the biggest goals of the New York Convention, signed by 45 countries and the European Union, was to eliminate the inequality against different gender identities. As you know, in our country, people with different gender identities as well as women are trying to be excluded from society, and especially recently, LGBTI individuals have been accused of not being suitable for e and e undeserved treatment was seeing.

One of the biggest reasons for America’s exit from the New York Convention is that the concepts such as sexual orientation and gender identity in the contract are not included. Not suitable for American family structure thought. One of the biggest reasons given for the cancellation decision was that the New York Convention paved the way for same-sex marriage.

In addition to all these, Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk, Family, Labor and Social Service ı Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk, is a member of America’s mission to protect women. Doesn’t need the New York Convention, the legal system in our country is derived from a foreign contract. is more powerful and amic expressed.


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