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Babies in Turkey’s prisons

PRESENTATION ABOUT PERSECUTION OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN TURKEY

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PRESENTATION ABOUT PERSECUTION OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN TURKEY

The prison conditions for women and children are exceedingly alarming. According to the Justice Ministry, as of 2017, nearly 10,000 women and 3,000 children under 18 are in Turkey’s prisons. The inhumane prison conditions also hold weight in women prisons.
They face additional issues of the male security staff frequently obstructing their privacy during hospital visits, oftentimes leading to an incomplete examination. Among the prisoners, there are pregnant women or women who just gave birth and 677 children under 6 years old imprisoned along with their mothers – including 149 infants under 1-year-old. Pregnant women were forced to stay with other inmates in overcrowded cells, also denied access to proper prenatal care – posing serious risks to their well-being. Likewise, mothers with children were also forced to share a cell with inmates.

Detail information is included in 17 pages presentation.

 

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The Baby in the Suitcase

We are all travelers towards an unknown… We have fallen in love with an ideal that gives a
promise of the eternal. An ideal that will reveal the unknown and enlighten the
uncertain… An ideal that is sacred like the bread, valued like a promise, indispensable
like freedom…

Be it inside a suitcase… uncomfortable as it may be… we have no choice but to cross
over borders with the hushed silence of a baby, oblivious to all that is happening around
us, just so that we may be able to say, " Yes, the world is my home.”…

Ms. Rana, she was given the role to walk a rainy stage, on a snowy path against the
bitter wind. With the strength she gathered from being a mother, from being a woman
and being a wife, she was able to do justice to and make the most of her scene. And
now, once again, she is on the verge of yet another tough journey as she sets out to
enlighten the "uncertain" lying ahead…

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