Il femminicidio in Italia: tra mancanza di statistiche ufficiali e impatto mediatico
by Anna Pramstrahler
Even though widespread discussions around “femminicidio” take place today in Italian mass media and social networks, there is currently no official data available on the phenomenon. In this short article, Anna Pramstrahler discusses the pioneering role of Casa delle Donne per non subire violenza, the first non-profit association to register, since 2005, the names and numbers of women killed by men in Italy. Co-founder of the Association, Pramstrahler sustains that the work of collecting data is ultimately directed towards an understanding of femminicidio in light of gendered domination. According to Pramstrahler, a thorough examination of the conditions that lead to murder (relationships of abuse, exploitation, fear) is necessary in order to elaborate and implement projects that aim at effectively addressing this issue in society.