Femicide of Young West-African Females | European Network of Migrant Women (ENOMW) Statement

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publication date: 
Nov 27, 2017
summary: 
Over 26 West African females, suspected to be from Nigeria and aged 14-18, have been found dead in the Mediterranean Sea. Unfortunately, the death of migrants at sea, went from being a “tragedy” to becoming a “norm” .

Brussels, 8 November 2017 - Over 26 West African females, suspected to be from Nigeria and aged 14-18, have been found dead in the Mediterranean Sea in the recent days. The death of migrants at sea, from being a “tragedy” once, has now become a “norm” in Europe. In the case of Sub Saharan females whose lives have been lost en route to Europe, it is an outcome of the border management aggressively pursued by the European institutions. It is also an outcome of systemic male violence perpetrated against women at every stage of their journeys, outside and within Europe.

countries: 
Belgium