WOMEN UNDER TURKISH OCCUPATION

Femicide and gender-based violence as systematic practice of the Turkish occupation in Afrin. Dossier compiled by Kongra Star Statistics and Research Committee Qamişlo and Women Defend Rojava campaign as part of Kongra Star Diplomacy

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. TURKISH OCCUPATION IN NORTH SYRIA
  3. THE SITUATION IN THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES, ESPECIALLY IN THE AFRIN REGION
  4. GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AS A RESULT OF THE MENTALITY AND GOALS OF THE TURKISH
    STATE
  5. STATISTICS AND METHODOLOGY
  6. SINLGE CASES
    6.1. Women who got kidnapped
    6.2. Forced marriage of minors
    6.3. Femicide – Women who got murdered
  7. CONCLUSION AND DEMANDS

The following demands should be realized immediately:
• An immediate no-fly zone to be established over North and East Syria
• Serious steps for the immediate withdrawal of the Turkish occupying armed forces and all related armed groups from the territory of Syria
• The establishment of an international community peacekeeping force on the Turkish Syrian border
• Immediate economic sanctions to be implemenyted against Turkey and the cessation of all arms trade with Turkey
• Immediate humanitarian assistance to the region of the Autonomous administration of North and East Syria
• Human rights organisations must be given immediate access to the regions occupied by Turkey in order to monitor the situation on the ground
• The practices of genocide and femicide must be stopped immediately and the Turkish state and its allied jihadist groups must be held accoutbale and be brought to justice
• Establishment of an international criminal court to prosecute human rights violations and war crimes in North and East Syria

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