Femicides: the undeclared war on women in Europe 

Tuesday 28 February 2023 | Janine Louloudi
Nikos Morfonios
Kostas Zafeiropoulos
Thanasis Troboukis

This unprecedented cross-border investigation, conducted with the participation of 18 newsrooms across Europe, attempts to shed light on femicides and rising violence against women at the time of the pandemic, as well as on the staggering shortage of up-to-date data on these phenomena.

The undeclared war on women in Europe: Trapped in the maze of domestic violence 

Monday 27 March 2023 | Janine Louloudi
Nikos Morfonios
Kostas Zafeiropoulos
Thanasis Troboukis
Korina Petridi

The story of Eleni, who went through a nightmare at the hands of her self-appointed "partner", highlights the institutional gap in support for victims in Greece. What happens to women in Greece when they seek a way out of the abusive environment in which they are trapped? 

What is the EU doing to stop femicide? 

Friday 24 March 2023 | György Folk
| EUrologus

EUrologus presents a brief summary of the legislative measures taken by the European Union in recent years to combat the issue of femicide.

In Italy, femicides are not decreasing like homicides 

Wednesday 15 March 2023 | Michela Finizio
| Il Sole 24 Ore

Compared to the rest of Europe, the number of homicides in Italy is low and the number of male victims has decreased sharply over the years. But the same cannot be said of women. Meanwhile, at the European level, the heterogeneity of homicide classifications makes counting femicides difficult.

The EU doesn't know how many women are killed by gender-based violence 

Tuesday 14 March 2023 | Ana Ruiz
Marta Ley
| El Confidencial

Between 800 and 1,600 a year, but there is no standard definition or comparable data between countries. A directive proposed a year ago makes it compulsory to collect this information across the European Union.

Femicide and Covid-19: an epidemic of violence against women 

Tuesday 14 March 2023 | Daniel Kotecký
| Deník Referendum

An exclusive data analysis by 19 media outlets reveals another dark side to the pandemic: a marked increase in murders of women, and violence against women, at the hands of domestic partners. The investigation also highlights serious flaws in the way institutions monitor this type of abuse.

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Femicide remains all too common in Italy and Europe 

Wednesday 08 March 2023 | Openpolis

Femicide is the murder of a woman because of their gender. We have reconstructed the incidence of femicide in Italy and Europe, notwithstanding the many difficulties in measuring the phenomenon. In Italy in 2022, women were the victims of 91 percent of homicides committed by family members, partners or former partners.

Pandemic has opened prisons across Europe 

Wednesday 24 February 2021 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

The prison population fell in almost all European countries last year. Many detainees were released to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and meanwhile the crime rate also declined. The largest drop in prison numbers was in Turkey. However, in certain countries the incarcerated population increased.

Homicide and suicide rates in the EU are falling 

Wednesday 17 February 2021 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Over the last ten years, there were significantly fewer homicides in the EU. Suicide rates have also dropped. While the situation in certain northern countries is less rosy, there were considerably fewer violent deaths per 100,000 people in the South.