femicide


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femicide

(ˈfɛmɪˌsaɪd)
n
the killing of females because of their gender

femicide

1. the murder of a woman.
2. the murderer of a woman. Also called gynecide, gynaecide. — femicidal, adj.
See also: Women
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Many students have taken to the streets of Cape Town to protest against femicide. African Monitor Director Namhla Mniki-Mangaliso, who was one of the participants of a panel discussion called 'Eradicating violence against women', said: "I am dumbfounded by the fact that we can continue with business as usual as if the crisis that we are facing as a country is in fact not a crisis.
The death of 21-year-old Salome has been recorded as the 100th case of femicide this year.
In the first six months of 2019, 214 women were killed by men, while 440 women were killed last year, according to the women's rights group We Will Stop Femicide. That was up from 409 women in 2017 and 121 in 2011.
A woman will be subjected to biases no matter who she is as long as the lens we use is misogynistic.Misogyny is the reason femicide was on the rise in the first four months of 2019 and it was ridiculed on radio stations and social media.
In total, 37 women have been killed in Cyprus during the last 19 years, the majority by a former or current partner, but most of these murders could have been prevented MPs heard on Monday at the launch of a discussion on the need for a study into femicide.
Families of victims and activists attend a rally against "femicide", gender-based violence targeted at women, in Paris, France, July 6, 2019.
Between January and June, a total of 17,065 people have been victims of homicide and woman killings (femicide), according to the National Public Security System.
They have expressed concern over the upsurge of femicide and other forms of violence in Kisumu and Busia counties.
Rates of femicide - the murder of a woman or girl for gender-related reasons - have reached epidemic levels.
Since 2016, she has been tracking cases of femicide (also known as feminicide) all over Mexico.
AFigures from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) revealed there were 87,000 cases of femicide in 2017.