18/11/2020 — News
This article from the EU agency discusses its two new studies assessing measures Member States took to protect women during the pandemic and the need for further support.
11/06/2020 — News
This article on the London School of Economics blog examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has brought further awareness to violence against women and questions why EU member states have still not dealt with flagrant structural gendered inequalities in their countries.
03/03/2020 — News
Chilean President Piñera promulgated a new law that redefines femicide. Ley Gabriela (“Gabriela’s Law”) comes as a result of continued petitioning by the family of Gabriela Alcaíno, who was raped and murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Significantly, the law extends the crime of...
31/08/2019 — News
Israa Ghrayeb, a 21-year-old Palestinian from Bethlehem, was reportedly beaten to death by her brother because she posted a selfie with her partner a day before they were due to get engaged. As a response, activists from all around the world are calling for justice.
07/09/2019 — News
After the disfigured body of a woman was found in the south of France on September 1st, the French government announced a raft of measures to protect women from domestic violence. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced €5m (£4.5m) to help fight femicide. The picture...
05/09/2019 — News
Students, men and women demonstrated against South Africa’s “femicide epidemic” as the World Economic Forum on Africa kicked off in Cape Town, amid growing alarm over gender violence in the country.