The shooting of a 19-year-old woman following an appearance singing on TV is bringing violence against women in Turkey to light. Mutlu Kaya was shot in southeastern Turkey’s Diyarbakir, in what is the most recent in a string of high-profile femicides in the country.
“These perpetrators are not stealing into the houses at night and raping the women and then the children. They’re stealing away the children and raping them, and bringing them [back] home," Naama Haviv of the Panzi Foundation said.
while Boko Haram, ISIS, and the Taliban have all waged a bloody reign of terror in seeking to achieve these goals, it’s the crimes they commit against schoolgirls – archetypes of innocence and vulnerability – that earn them the most disdain.