Women’s association raided by police and over 20 women arrested
5 Apr 2021
The actor of the backlash
The form of backlash
Rights at stake and state’s obligations
5 April 2021: More than 20 women were arrested during a police raid of “Rosa Women’s Association” in Diyarbakır province. This included the arrest of six women’s rights activists on charges related to terrorism. The association works on violence against women and the head of the organisation was reported saying that the raid – the latest in a series of attacks – aimed to prevent an action opposing the withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention.
See Rudaw, April 2021; Stockholm Center for Freedom, April 2021 and ANF News, April 2021.