I just signed the petition “Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı: “Medeni Kanunuma Sahip Çıkıyorum”İmza Kampanyasına BİR İMZA DA SİZDEN BEKLİYORUZ #medenikanunumasahipçıkıyorum” and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.#medenikanunumasahipçıkıyorum #standupforwomensrights
Articles 124-143-145 of the Civil Code must be observed and enforced
Please sign our petition http://chn.ge/1A86Wv9
NO TO CHILD BRIDES
Article 124 of the Civil Code prohibits the marriage of boys and girls under the age of 17. Let’s enforce the existing law. Underage marriages and subsequent child birth are a leading cause of health problems and even death for young girls. Girls belong in schools not in maternity wards.
NO TO NON-CIVIL MARRIAGES
Article 143 of the Civil Code prohibits the use of religious ceremonies as a substitute for officially recognized civil marriages. Civil ceremonies enshrine the rights and obligations of husbands and wives in legal terms. Marrying women and girls off through religious ceremonies, circumventing civil union, deprives them and their offspring of their legal entitlements such as child and spousal support, custody, sharing of marital properties and inheritance.
NO TO MULTIPLE WIVES
Article 145 of the Civil Code prohibits men marrying multiple women. The practice of polygamy is discriminatory and degrading. It deprives women subjected to this practice of their legal rights under the Civil Code.
SIGN OUR PETITION TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE TURKISH CIVIL CODE AND THE PROTECTIONS IT AFFORDS WOMEN. LET’S USE IT AND ENFORCE IT!
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