Artistic look at a woman's face

Saturday, March 6, 2-3:30pm, Ohio Statehouse

This event will be a peaceful protest to raise the voice to end the violence against women in Turkey and in the World at the State House.

There are things about this world they’re not fair. But they don’t have to stay that way. I am not sure if you ever needed people to stand up for you. It’s time for us to stand up for them. Even the director and chair of Amnesty International in Turkey was jailed once. The picture is worse than you think. Currently, there are more than 5,000 women political prisoners in Turkey and according to the Global Gender Gap index, Turkey ranks 130th among 153 countries in the World.

I know what it means to have support from the outside world, in that moment, when you are alone, when you need it the most. Join me and together let’s stand up for women’s rights in Turkey.

We will be practicing social distancing and will wear masks. We are not planning to hold a parade. Safety of our community is always our first priority.

Please use this link to learn about other coordinated events today across the country.

Hosted by Advocates of Silenced Turkey and TASO [Turkish American Society of Ohio] Columbus.

Facebook Event