TJA activists in Amed protest violence against women 

A march to condemn violence against women was organised in Amed, promoted by TJA. Women gave life to human chain despite police harassment.

The Free Women's Movement (TJA) wanted to protest in front of the Prestige Hotel in Yenişehir district of Amed but was prevented by the police. There was a debate between representatives of women's organizations, including HDP Amed deputies Remziye Tosun and Dersim Dağ, and the police.

After a brief negotiation, women decided to march to the park at Ofis Crossroad. Here, the women gave life to a human chain. Women asked the fate of Gulistan Doku, a university student who went missing months ago and whose fate has not yet been established. 

Speaking during the action, Rosa Women's Association President Adalet Kaya said that during the coronavirus pandemic she was concerned both about “the pandemic and increased male violence in the house which often proved to be more lethal than the virus”. 

Kaya reminded that violence against women has increased during lockdown and the ‘stay at home’ campaign and added that the recenly approved Law of Execution enabled the release of many prisoners accused of violence against women.

Kaya also condemned the seizure of 5 HDP-run municipalities on Friday. 

TJA spokeswoman Ayşe Gökkan stated that attacks on women, children and young people are getting heavier and added that these are crimes against humanity.