Benjamin, left, and Aysenur hold up the signature poster for their movement at last year's rally.--Photos courtesy of the Kansas City chapter of Advocates for Silenced Turkey.

New site: Advocates for Silenced Turkey host International Women’s Day event 3/12

Reports from Turkey say pregnant women are being jailed and then have their babies in prison. The event—at 1-2 pm at 4405 Gillham Road—highlights women’s suffering in Turkey and throughout the world, and holds out hope locally through women’s empowerment.

Messia Releford, an Avila University student, left, talks with Itto Outini at the March 6 rally of Advocates of Silenced Turkey.--Photo by Jane Stoever

Rally condemns cruelty to women in Turkey, international rise in domestic violence

A gathering of about 60 persons highlighted violence in Turkey against women as well as domestic violence internationally and locally. The local chapter of Advocates of Silenced Turkey organized the rally March 6 in Kansas City, Mo.