I was one of today’s guests of « Woman’s Hour », a programme dedicated to women’s voices on BBC Radio 4.
(On air from 45mn onwards)
Click below to listen to the whole show (I’ll be speaking from 45mn onwards, along Susana Pavlou, the director of the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies)
What is Europe doing to tackle the issue of femicide? Since the start of 2023, there has been a wave of news coverage in Europe on violence against women, and specifically, femicide, the act of killing a woman because she is a woman. The Spanish government has called its second emergency meeting of domestic violence experts after the murder of six women and a young girl since the start of January. And in France, 18 women have been murdered this year, according to the organisation ‘Femicide by a partner or ex partner’. This is despite both countries having introduced measures to fight against gender based violence. Mélina Huet, a journalist at the French news channel LCI and director of the documentary on femicides ‘Protect the Living, Honour the Dead’ and Susana Pavlou, the director of the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies join Anita to discuss.