Gender based violence and femicides around the world

Every day, 137 women across the world are murdered by a partner or a family member. Enough is enough!

A femicide is defined as the murder of a woman on the basis of her gender, meaning that being a woman is a determining factor in the crime. That makes femicides into one of the ultimate expressions of discrimination against women in our society.

This seminar will focus on the lethal gender based violence against women and girls. We look closely at the current situation in Sweden, Mexico and South Africa together with experts from each country. We share experiences and knowledge and discuss what is necessary in terms of advocacy and activism for change to come about.

Welcome to this very important conversation. The seminar will be held in English. Please sign up here to participate:

Participants: Marta Martí Barrachina, researcher with focus on femicides, Amnesty International Mexico Kerstin Weigl, journalist and writer who has been investigating lethal violence against women in Sweden since 2009. Shenilla Mohamed, director, Amnesty International South Africa

Moderators: Katarina Bergehed, senior policy advisor on women's rights, Amnesty International Sweden Makda Tesfamichael, campaigner, Amnesty International Sweden

När: 9 mars 2021 16:00 - 9 mars 2021 17:00

Var: / Digital

Arrangör: Amnesty International Sverige och Amnesty International South Africa