Launch of the Comparative Report on Femicide in 5 different countries
The FEM-UnitED project has launched a comparative report of research and data relating to femicide across various countries. The aim of this report and the project overall is to encourage the development of strategies in order to prevent femicide by exploring factors related to violence against women.
Femicide is the most extreme form of violence against women, and affects over 100 women every day. This project aims to create an evidence base that will contribute to the prevention of femicide, with particular focus on intimate partner violence. The comparative report showed that:
"In 2019-2020, 629 women were killed in Cyprus, Germany, Malta, Portugal and Spain. 60% were killed by a current or former intimate partner."
Read the full report and press release below.