One of the founders of the Red Umbrella Sexual Health and Human Rights Association (Kırmızı Şemsiye), Kemal Ördek, was raped in their home on Sunday. Kemal Ördek shared the following text with us in Turkish and explained the violence, the discrimination, and the fear.
Source: Kemal Ördek, Red Umbrella Sexual Health and Human Rights Association’s Facebook Page, 2015.
It’s so difficult to write this when my body, my soul aches.
All I want to do is scream. I want people to hear me and then I want to hide in a corner, break away from this world.
How many times does a person cry after all that happened? How many times does a person shake and shiver when they think of what happened?
For years I have been engaged in rights advocacy to bring visibility to the rights violations LGBTIs and sex workers face. So it’s not that…
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