Domestic violence kills 28 women in 2018

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 19-02-2019 06:39:00 · 0 Comments
Domestic violence kills 28 women in 2018

There were 28 women killed through domestic violence in 2018, eight more than the previous year, according to figures released by the Women's Union for Alternative and Response (UMAR) on Monday.

According to the report, the attacks took place in intimate relationships and in close family relationships.

UMAR highlighted that without official figures it was not possible to completely assess the real situation.

However, numbers gathered by the association point to 503 feminicides between 2004 and 2018.

In absolute terms more men than women are killed, but the majority of male victims are killed by other men, the report states.

The majority of women were killed in a context of "escalating violence" and in the context of inequality between men and women, which legitimise gender discrimination, UMAR noted.

UMAR also said it was mourning the death of a women in Golegã, Portugal, on Monday, who allegedly was killed by her ex partner, and called for political measures and the application of already existing legislation.


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