About the Project
EOF members participated in a two-year European funded project which started officially in November 2020 and ended in November 2022. The project was supported by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union. The FEM-UnitED partnership spans five EU countries and includes the University of Malta; the Cyprus University of Technology; the Institute for Empirical Sociological Research at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg; the University of Zaragoza; and the University of Porto. The project team also comprised of advocacy NGOs and women’s specialist services including the Women’s Rights Foundation (Malta), and the UMAR–União de Mulheres Alternativa e Resposta (Portugal). The FEM-UnitED team includes advisory board members and five country focal points of the European Observatory of Femicide (EOF).
The FEM-United project highlighted the urgent need to develop and implement effective strategies for preventing femicide. The project specifically focused on the prevention of intimate partner femicide, the killings of women and girls committed in the context of intimate partner violence and/or domestic violence.
The FEM-United project has contributed to the prevention of femicide with the development of an evidence base, through the collection of data on femicide across five European countries. Overall the project included the Fem United Research, the “Connect the Dots” campaign, capacity building of front professionals, and stakeholders engagement.