Honouring the victims of gender violence

Sarah Ditum, writing for the New Stateman, challenges the idea of femicide as an 'isolated incident'.
High-heeled shoes from a victim of femicide
High-heeled shoes from a victim of femicide. Getty Images.

Covering the release of the first Femicide Census report (2009-2015), Sarah Ditum picks up the challenge to the use of the phrase ‘isolated incident’, so often used by police in relation to men’s fatal violence against women. She looks at sex differences, noting that whilst homicide rates have fallen, femicide rates have remained stable. Ditum explores selective reporting that reveals which women are deemed valuable and which are not.

Read the full article on the News Statesman website (paywall)

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