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Femicide in Serbia: Crime and Lesser Punishments

By , |May 23rd, 2023|Tags: , , |

Over the past ten years, more than 300 femicides have occurred in Serbia. Many of those who kill women also commit suicide. The remaining families of the murdered persons look for justice in court, but CINS’s investigation reveals that they often do not find it there.

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

By , , , |March 27th, 2023|Tags: , , |

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? 

In Italy, femicides are not decreasing like homicides

By |March 15th, 2023|Tags: , , |

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.

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

By |March 14th, 2023|Tags: , , |

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.