In Czechia, legislation and data that should protect women from feminicides are missing

The number of women being murdered by their partners is not falling across Europe. The problem is real in Czechia, where legislators lack the will to tackle violence against women. A new European Union directive, however, could improve the situation.

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What satellite data tells us about air quality in Serbia

The quality of air in Serbia has been the subject of discussion for years, and it is no secret that the country is the worst in Europe in terms of premature pollution-related deaths. Recent satellite data accessed by Deutsche Welle in cooperation with the European Data Journalism Network is revealing.

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The feminicide continuum: ‘A war machine directed against women’. Interview with Christelle Taraud

To name things is to write their history. It also gives them an existence. An interview with historian Christelle Taraud, on the difference between "feminicide" and "fémicide": the history of a word that is born in Brussels in the 1970s, bears witness to the murders of women in 1980s Mexico, and returns with #MeToo.

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‘Love has been a veil for domestic violence’. Interview with Lea Melandri

The #MeToo movement and feminist activism around the world have thrown the spotlight back onto one of feminism's historic slogans: "The personal is political". How can we talk about femicide and patriarchy without taking into account the powerful – even structural – relationship between love and violence? Italian essayist Lea Melandri speaks with Francesca Barca.

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Trapped in Darkness: Women in Europe remain defenseless against gender-based violence

A new cross-border data investigation by EDJNet reveals gaps in the registration of femicides in Europe and the ineffective protection of women against crimes of sexual, physical, psychological and economic violence over the last decade.

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Portugal among EU countries with lowest voter turnout for government elections

In the 2019 and 2022 legislative elections, five in ten Portuguese voters did not go to the polls, and there is a general trend towards increased abstention rates. This increase can be attributed to factors such as inequality, low salaries and lower levels of education.

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