Turkish women are up in arms after a draft of the country's new constitution deemed them a "vulnerable" group in "need of protection," the BBC reports. Over 80 activist groups have slammed the document, which they say inserted the clause in place of language that would have committed the government to promoting equality. "We don't need protection. We need equality," said one activist.
Turkey's current constitution includes an equality provision. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made passing the new constitution a key goal following his re-election in July. The document has also drawn criticism over a provision that would allow Islamic women to wear headscarves in Turkish universities—currently banned under the country's rigidly secularist law.