22/11/2022 | Writer: Selma Koçak

The bar association, trade unions, associations and foundations made a joint declaration in Diyarbakır and announced that they stand by LGBTI+s against hate.

Joint reaction against hate in Diyarbakır: We stand by LGBTI+s! Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+

Photo: Newroz 2015, Diyarbakır

Diyarbakır became the last witness of hate rallies, which have spread among the provinces since September, on November 20th. The bar association, trade unions, trade associations, associations and foundations made a joint declaration against hate rallies, which target LGBTI+s, in Diyarbakır on November 20 Trans Gender Day of Remembrance.

Diyarbakır Bar Association LGBTI+ Rights Commission and Women Rights Center, Rosa Women’s Association, Women State of Solidarity Association (DAKAHDER), Human Rights Association Women’s Commission, Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) Amed Provincial Coordination Women’s Commission, Diyarbakır Medical Chamber Women’s Commission, Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Diyarbakır Branch Office, The Women Commission of the Association of Lawyers for Freedom (ÖHD), Confederation of Public Employees Trade Unions (KESK) Amed Women’s Assembly gathered and made a joint declaration against hate: “We announce to the public that we stand by LGBTI+s against hate and we condemn hate crimes.”

Reminding the bans on LGBTI+ actions and events since 2015, the institutions drew attention to the unlawfulness of the ban decisions within the scope of their joint declaration:

“We once again underline the obligation of the state to prevent sexual orientation and gender-based discrimination and to fight against hate policies in accordance with the principle of equality regulated in Article 10 of the Constitution, and we remind that the hate rallies cannot be considered in the frame of Article 34 of the Constitution and Article 11, regarding freedom of assembly and association, of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

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