What is Femicide?

Femicide • Violence against women and girls comprises a wide range of acts – from verbal harassment and other forms of emotional abuse, to daily physical or sexual abuse. At the far end of the spectrum is femicide: it is the murder of a woman and girls.

• 76% of intimate partner femicide victims have been stalked by their intimate partner.

• 67% had been physically abused by their intimate partner.

• 89% of femicide victims who had been physically assaulted had also been stalked in the 12 months before their murder.

• 79% of abused femicide victims reported being stalked during the same period that they were abused.

• 54% of femicide victims reported stalking to police before they were killed by their stalkers.