Femicide: Name it, count it, end it!

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Femicide is the killing of women and girls because of their gender. It can include intentional homicides, such as the killing of women by their current or former partners, as well as unintentional killings, such as the death of a woman undergoing an unsafe abortion. 

According to official data gathered by EIGE, 444 women across 10 EU Member States were killed by their intimate partners in 2020.

EIGE has released a package to help EU countries gather solid data to prevent such killings (attached the information sheet for Cyprus)

We need a common understanding of what counts as a femicide 

We need rich and comparable data to properly measure femicide

Laws and data collection practices are slowly improving to better capture femicides 

Read the full article here.