FEM - UnitED - United to prevent IPV/DV femicide in Europe
TIME FRAME: November 2020 - October 2022
Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies -MIGS
University of Porto - UP
Cyprus University of Technology - CUT
University of Zaragoza -UZ
Institute for Empirical Sociology at the University of Erlangen Nürnberg - IFES
Women’s Union Alternative Response Association - IFES
Mediterranean Institute for Gender Studies - UM
Women’s Rights Foundation - WRF
FUNDED BY: European Commission – Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers (DG JUST) and co financed by the Ministry for Education and Employment
FEM-UnitED aims to improve responses to intimate partner violence and domestic abuse in order to reduce harm to women and children, and prevent femicide. Harmful attitudes, behaviours and stereotypes, as well as a lack of understanding of the gendered dynamics of IPV/DV and coercive control, all highly correlate with IPV and femicide. Such attitudes impede prevention measures, leading to ‘missed opportunities’ for early and effective intervention in cases of IPV/DV-related femicide. Germany: While gender disaggregated data on homicides/femicides in the context of domestic violence is available systematic investigation of femicide cases and risk factors is lacking.
FEM-UnitED is about creating evidence for integrated community responses to preventing IPV/DV related femicide. FEM-UnitED’s main aim is to strengthen multi-agency and systems-wide responses to IPV/DA in order to reduce harm to women and children, and prevent femicide, as well as promote social change as a vehicle for its prevention through raised public awareness.
The objectives are to:-
1. Develop and populate quantitative and qualitative tools for transnational and applied femicide data collection in order to measure the prevalence of femicide and identify related risk factors and gaps in the system responses to IPV/DV in the partner countries.
2. Strengthen systems-wide responses through capacity building addressing ABS among IPV/DV first responders as well as by providing solution-based methods to strengthen multi-agency cooperation for femicide prevention,
3. Promote social change as a vehicle for its prevention through raised public awareness of femicide, focusing on the role of bystanders, and
4 Make femicide a relevant issue for policy makers and create commitments to enact change.
Co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union.
This publication has been produced with the financial support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the project partners and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.