Two court rulings in Turkey regarding a femicide case, as well as the legality of the country's exit from a key accord against gender-based violence, are being closely watched by women's rights groups.
Germany has one of the highest rates of femicide in Europe. According to statistics from the Federal Criminal Police Office in December 2021, the pandemic has only made the situation worse. Despite the tireless work of support groups for victims of domestic violence, the number of femicides continues to rise. Activists condemn a failure by police to take women's cases seriously enough, as well as legal shortcomings in German law. Our Berlin correspondents report.
5 Sep 2020
Parisian "colleuses" pay tribute to women killed since the creation of their organisation "Collages Feminicides Paris", a year ago, by creating a memorial in Paris. Since the beginning of the collages, 122 women have been killed.
11 Mar 2020
Mexican women stayed away from offices, schools and government agencies on Monday to join a second day of marches to protest against violence and macho culture, as an eerie quiet fell on normally bustling streets and factories.
8 Dec 2019
Femicide in France: Government plans to stop domestic abuse against women
30 Nov 2019
France is one of the countries with the highest number of femicides in Europe. The government is working on a new law to better protect women, but women's groups say it falls far short of what is needed.
8 Sep 2019
The fight against femicide: French government opens campaign against spouse abuse