The Mor Çatı (Purple Roof) women’s shelter was created in 1990 to combat violence against women and domestic violence. The founders were feminist women of different ages and from various professional and social groups who had met during feminist campaigns at the end of the 1980s. Many women engage with Mor Çatı as volunteers every year. At Mor Çatı we believe that male violence is rooted in the inequality of men and women in our society. One of our aims is to increase women’s solidarity and help them struggle against this inequality. We work to end domestic violence against women and children by building women’s self-esteem and confidence. When women are ready, we encourage them to make their own decisions. We support a woman’s decision-making process without judging her or putting pressure on her. We run a solidarity...

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