28 Factsheets on the femicide framework in EU member states
EIGE (04.01.2022) – https://eige.europa.eu/gender-based-violence/femicide – Femicide is the most severe manifestation of gender-based violence.
It is deeply rooted in and a manifestation of power imbalances in society, which promotes an unequal status for men and women. Femicide is broadly defined as the killing of a woman or girl because of her gender, and can take different forms, such as the murder of women as a result of intimate partner violence; the torture and misogynist slaying of women; killing of women and girls in the name of “honour”; etc.
EIGE has carried out four studies on administrative data collection and developed 13 indicators on intimate partner violence, rape and femicide for the police and justice sectors. The necessity to better understand and measure the phenomenon of femicide has led EIGE to develop a definition of femicide:
EIGE has developed 28 factsheets on the femicide framework in Member States.
Data collection systems vary widely across EU Member States, as they draw on various sources.
EIGE has collected information from a wide variety of stakeholders through a questionnaire sent to official data providers and an online survey filled in by national experts. Based on these EIGE is presenting country-factsheets with detailed information on the data gathering at national level.
EIGE is currently working in a project entitled “Improving legal responses to counter Femicide” (2021).
The overall aim of the study is to improve the institutional responses by identifying the gaps within and between law and in practice when providing justice to victims of femicide.
The report will be published in 2022.
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