Analysis of cases of femicides (Murders of women in the Republic of North Macedonia 2017-2020)

Femicides, i.e., the murder of women and girls, are one of the main causes of premature death of women globally and are the most extreme form of violence against women. Femicides are a global problem that has been recognized by the international community 25 years ago. As the most extreme form of violence, femicides pose a threat to the safety of women around the world. Although they occur in different contexts, as a result of an intimate partner violence and domestic violence, sexual violence, armed conflict, or for the purpose of so-called preserving family honor (“honor murder”), the main causes are still to be found in the unequal distribution of power between men and women, and deep-rooted patriarchal values, even in developed countries.

The purpose of this analysis is to present the murder of women and girls in the Republic of North Macedonia in the period from 2017 to 2020, and is a continuation of the first Analysis of Cases of Femicides – murders of women in the Republic of Macedonia conducted by the National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, with technical and financial support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

You can find the analysis of cases of femicides – Murders of women in the Republic of North Macedonia from 2017 to 2020 here.

This analysis was carried out with the support of the German Government project “Improving National Practices for Small Arms and Light Weapons and Building Violence Resilient Communities“ implemented by UNDP.

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