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Incest vs children’s rights

24 11 8
09.09.2017
As someone who has addressed gender equality issues for years, I could not remain silent about the ongoing debates on incest in Turkey.

Even though incest is a controversial issue these days, anyone who is interested in women’s and children’s rights would primarily define incest as “the sexual abuse of children by those who are closest to and most trusted by them in the house, first degree relatives, such as their fathers, brothers, sisters, uncles and aunts.”

Incest has always been a topic of discussion in local and international meetings about women’s rights that I’ve attended over the years. As a matter of fact, Graduate Women International (then known as the International Federation of University Women), in their 2013 Istanbul summit in which they hosted representatives from 58 countries, called for the recognition of incest as........

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