Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights in a Changing Turkey
This 123-page report documents a long and continuing history of violence and abuse based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Human Rights Watch conducted more than 70 interviews over a three-year period, documenting how gay men and transgender people face beatings, robberies, police harassment, and the threat of murder. The interviews also exposed the physical and psychological violence lesbian and bisexual women and girls confront within their families. Human Rights Watch found that, in most cases, the response by the authorities is inadequate if not nonexistent.
- "We Need a Law for Liberation"
- Glossary of Key Terms
- II.Background: Imposing Gender: Identities and Histories
- III.Living in Fear: Harassment and Abuses against Gay Men
- IV.Silence and Violence: The Situations of Lesbian and Bisexual Women and Girls
- V.A Social Hell: State Violence, Abuse, and Harassment against Transgender People
- VI.Discrimination and Abuse in Other Spheres
- VII.Specific Recommendations
- Appendix I: International Law:
- Relevant International Legal Precedents Relating to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
- -Appendix II: Letter to the Commissioner of Istanbul Security Directorate
- -Appendix III: Letter to the Superintendent of the Beyoğlu District Security Directorate