Women’s Shoes Hung On Wall in Turkey to Commemorate 440 Women Killed by Their Own Husbands

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Women's Shoes Hung On Wall in Turkey to Commemorate 440 Women Killed by Their Own Husbands

We can hear violence against women and girls occurs in every nook and corner. Domestic violence is one of the unspoken problems all over the world. Women are the one who faced this due to severe and various factors which arise in their lives.

An artist in Turkey brought a heartbreaking but essential story that showed the sadness side of domestic violence. Turkey is a country where forty percent of women suffered from domestic violence. By bringing out the dark side of the violence a monument was built with the leftover shoes killed by their husbands.

These 440 pairs of shoes were hung up on the wall of a building in Istanbul, Turkey

Women's Shoes Hung On Wall in Turkey to Commemorate 440 Women Killed by Their Own Husbands

To commemorate the 440 women in the country who were killed by their own husbands last year

Women's Shoes Hung On Wall in Turkey to Commemorate 440 Women Killed by Their Own Husbands

The artist spoke to a newspaper as, “Here is Yanköşe project. One artist each year uses these two walls to exhibit their artworks. And this time, I wanted to exhibit work here. There are 440 pairs of shoes here. These 440 women’s shoes are equal to the number of women killed in 2018 in Turkey.”

It was made by a Turkish artist and graphic designer, Vahit Tuna

Women's Shoes Hung On Wall in Turkey to Commemorate 440 Women Killed by Their Own Husbands

He chose high-heels as a symbol of feminine power and independence that he wishes all women had

Women's Shoes Hung On Wall in Turkey to Commemorate 440 Women Killed by Their Own Husbands

The high-heels never belonged to the victims but rather are a cultural gesture

Women's Shoes Hung On Wall in Turkey to Commemorate 440 Women Killed by Their Own Husbands

In some regions of Turkey, it’s traditional to put a person’s shoes outside after they pass

Women's Shoes Hung On Wall in Turkey to Commemorate 440 Women Killed by Their Own Husbands

The family puts their shoes out as a symbol of mourning

Women's Shoes Hung On Wall in Turkey to Commemorate 440 Women Killed by Their Own Husbands

The art installation is set up in a central location of Istanbul

Women's Shoes Hung On Wall in Turkey to Commemorate 440 Women Killed by Their Own Husbands

The 440 shoes will stay on display there for 6 months

Women's Shoes Hung On Wall in Turkey to Commemorate 440 Women Killed by Their Own Husbands

It is a sorrow to bring this kind of story for you. But it is better to understand the social reality, and it is time to fight against women’s violence.

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  1. I wasn’t killed, just beaten. I am lucky to have gotten out alive, I lived very close top a very large river The Missouri.

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