March 8 is International Women's Day. Science For Peace presents a Free event March 9.

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Celebrate International Women's Day (one day later) with a Science for Peace panel discussion entitled “International Women’s Day (2014) – Revisiting Violence Against Women: Focus Turkey” to be held on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Bahen Centre, 40
St. George Street
 , Room 1170 between 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The panelists
are Professors: Aysan Sev’er, Sedef Arat Koc, Idil Atak, and (4th TBA).  Prof. Mustafa Koc will kindly moderate the event. 
"When it comes to gender equality, the World Economic Forum ranks Turkey 127th amongst 136 countries. In the last 3 years, more than 500 women have been murdered due to male jealousy and intolerance for women’s self-determination. This co ntinues to rise and leaves no hope for the girls of the next generation.
In 2006 the Turkish Government pledged to protect women and in 2010 created their National Action Plan for Combating Domestic Violence Against Women. Women are still unable to get the help that they deserve, while the legal institutions continue to favor their murderers.
The panel will give their views on the implications of practices in gender equality
and violence against women."