IATE term of the Week – femicide

April 18, 2014 1:50 pm

FemicideFemicide is the misogynist killing of women by men. While the issues of date rape and sexual harassment have finally entered into mainstream discourse, femicide, the most brutal form of sexist behaviour, has yet to be widely acknowledged and understood.

For more information, check out the European Parliament resolution of 8 October 2013 on Gendercide: the missing women?

More information is also available in the book Femicide: The Politics of Woman Killing and the article Féminicides, meurtres sexistes et violences de genre, pas qu’une question de terminologie!



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Compiled by Claus Skovbjerg, MA, stagiaire communicateur at TermCoord

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