In the year 2022, men killed 334 women while 245 other women were found suspiciously dead
The We Will Stop Femicide Platform shared their 2022 data report. According to the statistics published by the platform, there has been a sizeable increase in femicides and suspicious deaths of women this year with the withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention.
The report published by the KCDP drew attention to the fact that in 2011, the year in which the Istanbul convention was signed, femicide rates were at their lowest: “Since the debate surrounding the Istanbul Convention began, there has been an increase in the rates of femicide and suspicious deaths of women. In this year which we spent without the Convention, there has been a sizeable increase in femicide and the suspicious deaths of women.
According to KCDP data, 914 women were killed by men between the years 2020 and 2022, while 632 other women were found suspiciously dead.
The KCDP’s data for this year are as follows:
- “Despite the protective orders against perpetrators, 23 women who were murdered in 2022 were not protected. 50% of the women who had protective orders at the times of their death were killed by men whom they were divorcing.
- According to our data, we see that in 14% of the femicides this year, the perpetrators had criminal records. This rate was 9% last year. It is obvious that the government's assurance of "zero tolerance for violence against women" is just an empty promise.
- Again according to our data, 60% of the perpetrators with a criminal record in 2022 killed women with a firearm. This shows that there are sexist attitudes in the judicial system and that women's rights and safety are not taken seriously.
WHO WERE WOMEN MURDERED BY IN THE YEAR 2022
- Of the 334 women killed in 2022, 154 were killed by their spouses, 35 by their partners in a current relationship, 27 by former partners, 26 by relatives, 19 by former spouses, 19 by acquaintances, 17 by their fathers, 10 by their sons, 6 by their brothers, 4 by someone they did not know, 1 by a man who had been stalking her, 1 by her patient, 1 by her employer, and 1 by her stepfather. For 13 women, their degree of relationship to the murderer was undetermined.
IN THE YEAR 2022, MOST WOMEN WERE KILLED IN THEIR HOMES
- Of the murdered women, 209 were killed at home, 46 in the middle of the street, 16 at work, 10 in the car, 10 in a field, 8 in public spaces, 6 in deserted places, 4 in hotels, 4 in or by water, 2 by the roadside, 1 near wind turbines, 1 at the entrance of an apartment, 1 at a cafe, and 1 at an entertainment venue. The location at which 15 of the women were killed could not be determined. 63% of women killed this year were killed in their homes.
WOMEN WERE MOSTLY KILLED BY FIREARMS IN THE YEAR 2022
- 182 women were killed by firearms, 90 with sharp objects, 26 by drowning, 18 by being beaten, 5 by being thrown from a height, 2 by chemical substances, 2 by being burned, 1 by being run over by a car, and 1 by being forced to cause an accident. The murder instrument for 7 killed women could not be determined.
- Whether 293 of the women killed in 2022 had a protection order is unknown. Of the 334 women killed, at least 23 women had a restraining or protection order and 25 women had filed complaints with the police or prosecutor's office. It is also known that 48 of the murdered women were in the midst of divorce proceedings.
245 WOMEN FOUND SUSPICIOUSLY DEAD
- The suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths of 245 women in 2022 should come to light as soon as possible. What must be done is clear: The protective law numbered 6284 and the Istanbul Convention should be implemented effectively and comprehensively by all institutions and organizations. Investigations into suspicious female deaths must proceed meticulously and quickly.”
'WE WILL MAKE AN EGALITARIAN, LIBERTARIAN, AND DEMOCRATIC CONSTITUTION'
Stating that the government proposed a constitutional amendment that targeted LGBTIQ+ individuals by calling them "perverted” under the pretext of "protecting the family," KCDP said:
“This amendment proposal states that only two different sexes, male and female, can form a marriage union. Throughout the year, we have seen the political power that turns a blind eye to anti-LGBTIQ+ rallies held in Istanbul, Izmir, and various cities, and to hate crimes against trans women which constitute an attack on LGBTIQ+ individuals and their rights. A government that has lost its legitimacy and ignores the segments that fall behind in society and which suffer from inequality cannot make a constitution. By coming together to discuss with all of society’s subjects, we will make an egalitarian, libertarian, and democratic constitution.” (NEWS CENTER)