18.11.2019

Wall of shoes for the women killed by domestic violence

In 2011, Turkey became the first country to ratify a Council of Europe Convention on preventing domestic violence. That same year, 121 Turkish women were murdered. By 2018, the number had soared to 440.

That prompted Turkish artist Vahit Tuna to cover the side of a building in central Istanbul in high heels – with one pair for every woman killed by domestic or sexual violence last year.

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