Country Turkey
Year 2006
Type of Measure Work with public private sectors > Military
Form of Violence Other harmful practices

Brief Description


In 2006, the General Staff Chief Office and the General Directorate on the Status of Women in 2006, cooperated in order to increase the sensitivity of military officers to the issue of violence against women. Training materials, CD-ROMs, and posters on the human rights of women and the prevention of the honor killings have been prepared and distributed to 600 garrisons. In addition, training materials on gender equality have been prepared for lectures for recruits. As a result, every year approximately 450,000 soldiers (young men) fulfilling their military duties are trained on women's human rights, girls' schooling, violence against women and the prevention of honor and customs killings.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Turkey to the questionnaire on violence against women