NAMING FEMICIDE – AN ACT OF RESISTANCE: OVERVIEW AND UK PERSPECTIVE
Femicide, most often conceptualised as the killing of women by men because they’re women, isn’t even a formally recognised term in the UK, yet there are differences in contexts and motivations between the killing s of women and men, there is also a tendency to overlook killings that are committed outside the context of domestic violence. In addition, although the killing of women by men is a global issue, there are differences in international patterns.
This panel will include a focus on femicide in Latin America and the UK. We will also look at the killings of women in the sex trade and the killings of women where BDSM/rough-sex gone wrong is used as a defence.
Jill Radford said that to name, define and promote awareness of femicide is to generate resistance. This panel is proud to be part of the feminist movement’s fight to end all forms of men’s violence against women and girls.