Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :38 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 11 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : Official National Statistics Not Available

Child Marriage :15 % (3)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Gender Equality Indexes:

Gender Inequality Index Rank :69 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :130 (5)

Turkey Search Data

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Family Protection Law No 4320 as Amended 2007

Turkey | 2007

Type of Measure : Other relevant laws > Family law

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Protocol on “The Role of the Police Forces in the Prevention of Violence against Women and the Applicable Procedures Project”

Turkey | 2006

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Other harmful practices


Prime Ministry Circular (No. 2006/17) on “Measures to be Taken to Prevent Custom and Honor Killings and Violence against Children and Women”

Turkey | 2006

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Regulations

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Other harmful practices


Turkish Penal Code No 5237 as Amended 2005

Turkey | 2005

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual harassment, Other harmful practices, Trafficking


Newspaper Campaign: “Stop Domestic Violence”

Turkey | 2004

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns, Work with public private sectors > Media

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Municipality Law

Turkey | 2000

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Justice System Data on the Law on the Protection of the Family

Turkey | 1999

Type of Measure : Administrative data > Justice

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


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(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-59 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies, Ministry of Family and Social Policies, 2015. Research on Domestic Violence against Women in Turkey. Ankara, Turkey.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-59 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies, Ministry of Family and Social Policies, 2015. Research on Domestic Violence against Women in Turkey. Ankara, Turkey.


(3) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases, 2018, based on Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and other nationally representative surveys.


(4) The Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure reflecting inequality between women and men in three different dimensions: reproductive health (maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rate), empowerment (share of parliamentary seats held by women and share of population with at least some secondary education), and labour market participation (labour force participation rate). Source: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2016.


(5) The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria. Source: World Economic Forum, the Global Gender Gap Report 2016.