According to news reports bianet compiled from local and national newspapers, news sites and agencies, men killed at least 28 women, raped seven others, sexually harassed 29 women, sexually abused 22 girls and injured 28 women. 21% of the women who were killed by men, were migrants and refugees.
In the first nine months of 2017, 211 women and girls have been killed by men, 64 others have been raped, 190 women have been sexually harassed, 258 girls have been sexully harassed and 306 women have been exposed to violence by men.
In September, 28 women and four children (2 girls, 2 boys) and a men who was beside them were killed by men.
In addition to the murder of 28 women, two other women were found dead under suspicious circumstances and a woman who forced into a marriage allegedly committed suicide.
21% of the women murdered by men, were migrants and refugees.
21% of the women were killed for wanting to divorce or rejecting a marriage proposal, 7% were murdered by men whom their sisters or friends wanted to divorce.
53.5% of the murders were committed by firearms.
15 women were killed by firearms and nine others by knife. Men killed one woman by strangling her, two others by their slitting their throat, and another by battering by a stick.
50% of the women were killed by their partners or ex-partners.
Nine women were killed by their husbands, two others by their boy friends,, two by their ex-husbands, one woman by her ex-boyfriend, five others by their relatives, one by a man whom her friend wanted to divorce, one by the brother of her ex-husband, one by the man whom her sister wanted to divorce, by a relative whose marriage proposal she had refused, one woman by her son, another woman her step-son and one woman by a stranger.
The identity of the murderer in one femicide case was not reported in the media.
Two woman were killed despite a restraining order.
14% of the murders took place in public places such as the a parks, markets and streets.
The cities in which the murders took place were: Antalya (2), Antep (1), Aydın (1), Bolu (1), Bursa (1), Denizli (1), İstanbul (5), İzmir (3), Konya (3), Muş (4), Samsun (1), Tokat (1), Urfa (3) and Uşak (1).
The bianet Male Violence Monitoring Report only covers women who lost their lives as a direct result of male violence. We do not take non-gender based crimes into account.
Throughout the year, we keep track of unidentified murders and suspicious deaths of women in separate monthly tallies but do not add them to the number presented in the headline. We then esearch these cases to determine if the crimes were gender-based. If so, they are included in the end-of-year tally.
We include suicide or suicide attempt incidents in the tally if only the woman was subjected to violence/systematical violence in her past. We cover these suicide incident in a separate category. Besides, we don't include the femicide news reports that the woman is not directly targeted if the incident is not gender based.
In September, seven rape cases were reported in the media.
71% of the rapes took place in the apartments of the women.
Two of the seven rapists were men who already had a criminal record of sexual harassment.
One woman was raped/exposed to a rape attempt by a friend of her husband, one woman by an electrician who came to the apartment, another woman by her boyfriend, one woman by her father, another by her employer, one woman by a stranger and one woman by a man who had raped her earlier but was later released by the court last year.
Only one of the rapists was arrested, two other have been released. (One of the released had already raped the same woman once before and was released later as well). One of the rapists committed suicide, one rapist was murdered by the woman whom he raped. The legal procedures regarding two other rapists were not reported in the media.
The provinces in which the rape cases took place are: Antep (1), Edirne (1), İstanbul (2), Karaman (1) and Samsun (2).
Men harassed at least 29 women in September.
17% of the harassment cases occurred in public transportations such as bus and metro. One woman was harassed on the pretext of her clothes in September.
One of the harassers had escaped from prison. No legal action has been taken against two of the harassers, three others were arrested, one other was detained and then released. Legal process concerning the others wasn’t covered by the media.
One woman was harassed by the apartment building manager; one by her sister’s husband; two by a man who visits houses to sell religious books; one by her ex-boyfriend; one by her employee; one by the manager of the sports club she worked at; one by a taxi driver; two by men they knew; 19 by male strangers.
The cities in which the harassment incidents occurred are Adana (3), Afyon (1), Ankara (1), Aydın (2), Balıkesir (1), Bursa (1), Denizli (2), Düzce (2), İstanbul (4), İzmir (6), Kayseri (1), Kırşehir (1), Mersin (1), Samsun (2), Tekirdağ (1).
Men harassed at least 22 girls in September.
A 14-year-old girl was forced to sex work. One of the abused girls was with disability.
21 child molesters were arrested; two others were beaten by the people around; legal proceedings regarding the nine others weren’t reported in the media.
10 of the harassment incidents revealed due to children telling these to their parents or teachers.
Two girls were harassed by the school principal; one by her teacher; one by a police officer; one by an artisan; one by her superior at the workplace; three by neighbors; one by a man she knew from the neighborhood; one by her stepfather; one by a male stranger; eight by men they knew. Identity of the two abusers weren’t mentioned in the news reports.
The cities in which the child abuse incidents took place are Antalya (3), Bolu (1), Bursa (1), Diyarbakır (1), Düzce (2), İstanbul (4), İzmir (2), Konya (1), Manisa (1), Sakarya (1), Samsun (2), Tekirdağ (2), Zonguldak (1).
Men injured/imposed violence on 28 women; 9 of them were heavily wounded. One of the women was a Syrian refugee.
25% of the women were subjected to violence for attempting to divorce/break up, and 7% of the women were injured by men who their sister/mother or another woman attempted to divorce/break up.
32% of the men assaulted women with firearms, three men tortured women.
Nine women were injured with firearms; 11 were battered; three were tortured; one was taken hostage; one’s husband locked her in and tried to poison her with bottled gas.
Two women were subjected to violence despite restraining order.
14% of the violence-injury incidents occurred in front of courthouse, and 14% occurred in the middle of the street.
The cities in which violence/injury incidents occurred are Adana (1), Antalya (2), Antep (3), Aydın (2), Balıkesir (1), Bolu (1), Bursa (1), Isparta (1), İstanbul (4), İzmir (1), Kilis (3), Konya (3), Manisa (1), Maraş (1), Mersin (1), Samsun (1), Tokat (1). (ÇT/DG/TK)
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