Appointment of trustees causes increase in violence against women
HDP Erciş provincial co-chair Sarya Bilici said that with the seizure of municipalities and the closure of women's institutions, violence against women has increased recklessly.
HDP Erciş provincial co-chair Sarya Bilici said that, since the appointment of trustees to HDP-run municipalities, the mechanisms through which women could identify and expose their problems to find solutions were eliminated.
Noting that all kinds of violence against women increased with the appointment of trustees to HDP-run municipalities, Bilici said: “In the HDP-run municipalities there was equal representation. When there was a co-chairmanship system, we had women's units in cities, women co-chairs, and women friends in parliament. When there was a problem, our people, our women, could come and tell about their problems because there was a mechanism that listened to them and worked to solve their problems.”
Bilici added: “Women and our municipalities did not feel abandoned, there was definitely a solution to the problems. With the appointment of trustees to our municipalities, all our women's units within the municipality were closed. I see the proliferation of femicide and abuse in the system. If our municipalities had not been seized, our women's units would surely be active. Now the reality is that there is no institution left to solve the problems of our women."