American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online)

Solidarity Issues in Gender-Based Violence against Women in Turkey
Dr. Ayşe AYDIN

Abstract
Gender-based violence against women is analyzed in this study in the context of its relation with solidarity patterns which enable the protection of family as an institution. The study argues that solidarity patterns which enable the protection of family as an institution through the violation of women’s human rights are one of the dynamics of gender-based violence against women. The theoretical purpose of the study is to evaluate the concept of solidarity from a critical point of view in terms of the violation of the basic human rights and freedoms. The practical purpose of the study is to find out under which circumstances the solidarity patterns lead to genderbased violence against women. The findings obtained from the research in a women’s shelter indicate that the solidarity patterns which lead to gender-based violence against women are constructed by bundles of relationships, including even women who are the victims of gender-based violence.

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