“My body, my decision”

“My body, my decision”, 2014

Hülya Karakaş

Sinopale 5, “Clusters and Crystals: Observing at Point Zero”
Curator: T. Melih Görgün

The information by “We Will Stop Femicide Platform” is as follows:

“Women are being killed systematically for the last decade. Only in June 2014, 17 women and young girls were murdered. 28 women were raped. 56 women were hurt. The number of women who were exposed to various harassment is unknown.  The number of child marriage cases in the last 10 years is 488 thousand…”

New cases of femicide are probably occurring, even as these lines are being written. The state is only watching. To help cure this problem, NGOs and artists started to take action.

This performance, written and directed by Hülya Karakaş, aims to draw attention to increasing numbers of femicide and is staged by theater artists in the 2012 Art Marathon.

The same performance will be staged with the help of women from Sinop and local artists, with countless new cases added to the scenario since the day it debuted.