Women’s Aid launch the Femicide Watch 2017. Eight women have died violently in 2017. Six women killed in their own homes. Overall, 216 women have been killed since Women’s Aid Femicide Project began in 1996 (an average of 10 women per year).
According to the official information provided, in 2016 a total of 1,998 women from 17 countries in the region (14 in Latin America and 3 in the Caribbean) were victims of femicide or feminicide. This graph shows the statistics provided by 23 countries.
Statistics from the Italian interior ministry reveal that 149 women were murdered. This year’s commemoration coincides with the unprecedented mobilisation of millions behind movements like #MeToo in a global protest against sexual harassment and assault.
This classification is designed to systematically record the gender-bias dimension of all offenses to facilitate the measurement of violence against women and girls, gender-based violence against boys and men and other gender-relevant issues.
This study is conducted each year by the Délégation aux victimes du ministère de l’intérieur with an aim to quantify and describe intimate partner or former companions homicides perpetrated in metropolitan France and overseas.
Published by the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women, this report records the death of women killed by intimate partners and family members and sheds light on the manifestations of gender-related killings and acts of violence that are uniquely experi