- mayor's office
Our municipality has started to give the Istanbul Convention information card as well as the marriage certificate to the couples who get married in Beşiktaş, with the purpose of raising awareness about the prevention of violence against women and family. The Beşiktaş Mayor Rıza Akpolat started this new practice at the marriage ceremony he performed at the weekend and presented the Istanbul Agreement card to the newly married couple.
Focusing on gender equality and working for a non-violent society, our municipality had previously covered the billboards all over the district with important articles from the Istanbul Convention with a view to draw attention to and raise awareness about it after the increase in violence against women within the society. Within this framework, our municipality has made a breakthrough in marriage transactions as well and emphasized the importance of the Istanbul Convention once more with the information card presented to newly married couples in addition to the marriage certificate.
The Beşiktaş Mayor Mr. Rıza Akpolat presented statements about this novelty after the marriage ceremony he performed at the weekend and said: “From this day forward, we will present the Istanbul Convention information card to all the wedding couples. Because the Istanbul Convention is no threat to family. On the contrary, it is a crucial acquisition for all of us."