Armenia: Report Details Femicides Caused by Domestic Violence
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 9:00 AM

The Coalition To Stop Violence Against Women has issued a new report detailing thirty known cases of femicide related to domestic violence over the period 2010-2015. The term "femicide" in the report, Femicide in Armenia: A Silent Epidemic, refers to the “killing of women by intimate partners and family members.” The report includes data on risk factors and highlights the lack of justice for victims. The report makes several recommendations to support victims, punish perpetrators and end impunity for violence against women. According to the authors, “femicide is deeply rooted in historical power inbalances that are embedded in society, inextricably linked to harmful gender stereotypes and institutionalized barriers that legitimize violence.” Most of the thirty Armenian women killed over the last five years reached out for help before their deaths.

Compiled from: Jilozian, Ani, “Femicide In Armenia: A Silent Epidemic,” Coalition To Stop Violence Against Women (2016).