The latest UK Femicide Census shows that, despite more than 50 years of feminist campaigning against male violence, the number of women and girls dying at the hands of men is increasing.


1 in 3 women (worldwide) have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lives.

1,300,000 women suffered domestic violence (2019, UK).


Of 149 women killed in 2018, the vast majority – 91 – died at the hands of a current or former partner.

In five cases, children were killed with their mothers; in 12 other cases, children witnessed the killing.


Domestic violence alone kills 15 times more women annually than terrorism.


More than a third of UK women under the age of 40 report having experienced unwanted slapping, choking, gagging or spitting during consensual sex.


Since former justice secretary Chris Grayling’s disastrous reforms to the probation service, more male offenders with histories of serious violence towards women are being classed as “low” or “medium” risk and released from prison.

The conviction rate for rapes is at an all-time low – just 1.4% of those reported.


These women die because there is a virtual amnesty on male violence.

As journalist Julie Bindel stated, “were it not for feminist campaigning, rape in marriage in a number of countries would not be a crime and there would be no specific laws against domestic violence”.


Laws won’t change if we don’t ask for it.



Sources: World Health Organisation, Crime Survey of England & Wales, UK Femicide Census, Counting Death Women, Karen Ingala Smith, The Guardian, BBC.
Image: INDIGNADAS (Outraged Women) series, 2019 by María María Acha-Kutscher