The number of women killed in Italy so far in 2020 is down slightly from the same 10-month period last year, but there are still three murders a day.
91 girls have been killed in Italy in the first 10 months of 2020, compared to 99 during the same period last year, according to a report by European Union research agency Eures.
The study found that the number of femicide victims in Italy this year was the same a woman is killed every three days, reports the Italian news agency ANSA.
The report was released yesterday, ahead of UN support International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, held annually on November 25.
The number of femicides occurring in family settings from January to October this year was 81, down from 85 in the same period last year.
The amount of femicide in the context of the pair remains unchanged 56 (same figure as January-October 2019), while the number of women killed by neighbors rose from zero to four.
The Eures report found that 3,344 women were murdered in Italy from 2000 until 31 October 2020, accounting for 30 percent of the 11,133 murders overall in the country over the past two decades.
Woman killed by partner or former partner accounted for 66.2 percent of domestic femicides and 61.5 percent of all women killed, reports ANSA, and the killers were 94 percent men.
Italy covid-19 kuncitara acts as an “accelerator” of femicide, according to Eures, with domestic homicide accounting for 80.8 percent of the total during the three-month lockdown earlier this year.
This factor was recognized by the Italian Prime Minister yesterday Giuseppe Conte who said that “due to restrictive measures” during the coronavirus emergency “we inadvertently created deep pressure,” causing the number of femicide cases to “triple during the lockdown.”
This phenomenon does not only occur in Italy, with Union of countries citing limited movement, social isolation and economic insecurity due to Covid-19 as increasing factors women’s vulnerability to violence at homes around the world.
The United Nations has said that violence against women and girls is “one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today largely unreported because of the impunity, silence, stigma and shame that surrounds it.”
The UN estimates that 35 percent of women all over the world have experienced either physical and / or intimate partner sexual violence or sexual violence by non-partners at some point in their life.
Women suffering from gender-based violence in Italy can seek support from volunteers on multilingual women’s helplines Rosa’s cell phone.
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