Have you ever wanted to learn more about the implementation of the Istanbul Convention of writing a shadow report? Well here’s your opportunity! Two webinars will be offered in September and October of this year. Learn more and sign up below.
The WAVE office is delighted to announce that the 2017 WAVE Conference will take place in Budapest, Hungary! Please mark your calendars for the 30th of October until 1st of November 2017! A draft agenda and the registration form with all details will be available soon! We are looking forward to seeing you there!
On the 5th of July 2017, a group of 10 women’s and human rights activist, including the Director of Amnesty International Turkey, Idil Eser, were detained in Istanbul. İlknur Üstün and Nalan Erkem, members of the Turkish women’s coalition Kadın Koalisyonu were also among those detained. According to a statement by Amnesty International, the detention occurred during a digital security and information management workshop in Büyükada, Istanbul. It is understood that all detainees have been denied access to lawyers, which police are entitled to do for 24 hours, and the right to contact a family member, which has to be granted immediately according to Turkish Law.