People at our rally spoke about the imprisonment of women and children in Turkey. We spoke up for women’s safety and hope in Turkey and throughout the world.
In the aftermath of the failed coup attempt in 2016, the Turkish government arrested, detained, sacked, and tortured hundreds of thousands of innocent people. The government’s heavy-handed persecution has reached the lives of thousands of women, along with their infants and children in many cases.
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.
Reports from Turkey indicate that even pregnant women are being jailed and forced to have their babies in prison. The Sat., 3/12 rally in KC MO highlights injustices to women in Turkey and throughout the world.
I am part of a group called Advocates for Silenced Turkey (AST). We are Turkish refugees and Americans who seek to expose the human rights abuses going on in Turkey.
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.
A single mom with Two Daughters
Fleeing from her country,
People wanting to take away her freedom.
The Kansas City area contingent of the international Advocates of Silenced Turkey will hold their first rally Saturday, March 6, from 3 to 4 pm, at Mill Creek Park (47th & Main) on the Plaza in Kansas City, Mo.