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Femicide Across Europe (2015-2023)

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Femicide is a leading cause of premature death for women globally, distinct from homicide and other forms of gender violence. Femicide research is abundant in the United States. In Europe, agencies have funded initiatives on gender and violence but not specifically on femicide. Research is in its infancy and uncoordinated. It requires an interdisciplinary approach, focusing on victim and perpetrator, upon cultural (e.g. “honour killings) and psychological causes, and on societal issues. This project establishes the first pan-European coalition on femicide with researchers who are already studying the phenomenon nationally, in order to advance research clarity, agree on definitions, improve the efficacy of policies for femicide prevention, and publish guidelines for the use of national policy-makers. Different forms of publications will emerge from the Action, such as articles, books, newsletters and an Action Internet site for the use of researchers, practitioners and policy-makers. 

Project leader
Dr Shalva Weil, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Researchers within the project
Shalva Weil (Israel), Consuela Corradi (Italy), Rossella Magli, Valentina Vignoli and an additional members in 27 EU member states.

Research subjects
Political Science, Sociology, Law, Statistics, Social Work, Economics, Psychology, Social Psychology, Ethnology, Anthropology, Medicine, Health


Research funding bodies

  • The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)