We are supporting this year’s 16 days of activism against gender-based violence campaign. The theme for this year is #LetsEndFemicide.
Femicide is the most extreme form of violence against women and the most violent manifestation of discrimination against women and their inequality. Today alone, globally, more than 100 women will be killed by an intimate partner or family member because they are women.
Domestic violence takes many forms and the deaths of women killed by intimate partners does not usually result from random or spontaneous acts, but rather a culmination of prior gender-related violence.
Femicide also occurs in the world of work and in politics. Some women face a higher risk of it based on factors such as age, race, ethnicity, caste, gender identity, migrant status, and disability.
Throughout the two weeks, we will be sharing information and case studies to educate about domestic abuse, different displays of abuse, how to spot the signs as well as where to access help.
You can also sign a petition to declare December 6 as the International Day to End Femicide.