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Monday, 23 February 2015

Turkish Men Are Wearing Miniskirts to Fight For Women’s Rights



Turkey Protest
Emrah Gurel—APSome men wear skirts to show solidarity with women who have been protesting against violence against women since the recent murder of Ozgecan Aslan, a 20-year-old woman, during a march in Istanbul on Feb. 21, 2015.

They launched an online protest following the murder of a 20-year-old student

Men throughout Turkey and neighboring Azerbaijan aredonning miniskirts to honor Özgecan Aslan, a 20-year-old student who was allegedly murdered after fighting off a sexual assault by a minibus driver.
After Aslan’s burned body was found by a riverbed, the BBC reports, young people in Turkey were galvanized to protest violence against women. And these protests took place both on the streets and on the Internet