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• Turkey missing an estimated 700,000 women due to preference for male children.

• Violence against women, including honor killings and rape widespread problems.

• Source, destination, and transit country for women, men, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor.

• Women and child sex trafficking victims found in Turkey originate predominately from the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

• Turkish women subjected to forced prostitution within the country.

• Reports children involved in the drug trade, prostitution, and pick pocketing vulnerable to exploitation by criminal groups.

According to EPCAT report, some Turkish children may be subjected to human trafficking through forced marriage.

• 39.3% of women in Turkey report intimate partner physical violence in their lifetime.

• 15.3% of women report sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime.

• 17.8% of women report intimate partner and/or non-partner physical violence in their lifetime.

• 3.3% of women report intimate partner and/or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.

• 9.7% report abuse during pregnancy.


Sources: UN Women Violence against Women Prevalence Data: Surveys by Country 2011; Stephan Klasen and Claudia Wink, University of Munich: A Turning Point in Gender Bias in Mortality? (2001); U.S. Department of State 2010 Human Rights Report; U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011