Turkey: The Municipality of Bakırköy (İstanbul) signs the Pact of Towns and Regions to stop sexual violence against children
The mayor of the municipality of Bakırköy (İstanbul), Bülent KERİMOĞLU, has signed the Pact of Towns and Regions to stop sexual violence against children, at a side event during the meeting of the Monitoring Committee in Büyükçekmece (İstanbul), Turkey, on 28 June 2018, in the presence of Anders KNAPE (Sweden, EPP/CCE), President of the Chamber of Local Authorities of Congress.
The Pact is a tool, launched at the initiative of Congress that proposes practical actions and policies to put in place child-friendly services. The primary objective is to protect children and prevent sexual violence to which they may be exposed. The signatory cities undertake to develop initiatives in this direction.