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THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL

TODAY IS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD: DO YOU KNOW THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS FOR GIRLS?

For the day of the girl child, as Partnership Network for Preventing Violence Against Children and International Children’s Center, we would like to remind the commitments of UN Sustainable Development Goals which are accepted also by Turkey.

International Day of the Girl Child, decided in 2011 to promote girl’s human rights, addresses the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls and highlights gender inequalities.

This year is the 5th year of The Day of the Girl Child. But at the same time this year is the first year after beginning the implementation of 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

With the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals accepted by all United Nations member states, all member states agreed on the following commitments for empowerment of girls and prevention of violence against girls:

  • Promoting gender equality and strengthening the social status of women and girls.
  • Eliminating all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage
  • Eliminating all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation
  • Adopting and strengthening sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels
  • Until 2030, ensuring universal access to adequate health and sanitary conditions and showing special attention to needs of women, girls and people who are in vulnerable situation.

According to judicial statistics in Turkey, girls are being brought to security units mostly as victims of sexual crimes. The most common reason is wounding.

12.689 child victims of sexual offenses were brought to the security units in 2015 and 11 211 of them were girls

What does the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, of which Turkey is a party, state regarding PREVENTIVE MEASURES?

  • Recruitment, education and raising awareness of staff in contact with children,
  • Informing Children about child sexual abuse and exploitation, and equipping them with means to protect themselves
  • Providing action/support programmes and situation/risk analyses for persons worried about their likely violation of laws in the Convention
  • Private sector, media and civil society must collaborate for children.

Girls brought to the security units in 2015

  • 26.417 victims of injury
  • 11.211 victims of sexual crimes
  • 2.668 victims of threat
  • 7.502 victims of insult
  • 1.532 theft victim
  • 5.226 victims of crimes against family order
  • 161 victims of cyber crimes

VIOLENCE AGAINST GIRLS CAN NOT BE TOLERATED, IT CAN BE PREVENTED

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For more information about Sustainable Development Goal http://www.kureselhedefler.org/

For more information about the International Day of the Girl Child  

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