Turkey's first lady slams violence against women

By Ayse Yildiz

ANTALYA, Turkey (AA) – Turkey's first lady Emine Erdogan condemned on Friday violence against women describing it as a “betrayal to humanity.”

“In one word, violence against women which is widespread around the world is a betrayal to humanity,” Erdogan told the audience at Let’s Talk!, women’s health event held in Turkey's Mediterranean province of Antalya.

“Unfortunately, one out of every three women is exposed to physical or sexual violence,” the first lady added.

She was the honored guest at the event, a global symposium on tackling taboos and empowering women.

Two-day global initiative in partnership with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) convened opinion leaders, "influencers", activists and global policymakers to create sustainable solutions and tackle taboos surrounding women's health across the world.

The event, hosted by philanthropist, campaigner, and Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova, is supported by partners, including Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines, and the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies.

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