Ending the AIDS epidemic for adolescents, with adolescents This publication provides guidance to programme designers, implementers, policymakers and decision-makers on how to meaningfully engage adolescents in the AIDS response and in broader health programming. South Africa South Africa has the greatest number of people living with HIV in the world, with an estimated 16.9% of the adult population infected.Although large-scale HIV prevention efforts have resulted in a decrease in new...
The Presidency of the Constitutional Court, as well as some Turkish Ministers, have responded to the criticism by arguing that critics of the judgment are misinformed and inaccurate.
Article 104 of the Turkish Penal Code declares that sexual activity with a minor between the ages of 15 and 17 years will only be prosecuted if and when a complaint is received.
The Penal Code does however makes provision for situations where no complaint would be required in order to prosecute and would lead to stronger sentencing.
Turkey counts among the countries with the highest prevalence of child marriages in Europe, with statistics indicating that nearly 15% of girls in Turkey are married before the age of majority (18 years).
Arguments have however been made that the prevalence of child marriages is even higher than those shown by statistics due to most child marriages taking place within the sphere of unofficial religious marriages and therefore not being registered.