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Report on Femicides in Macedonia 2013-2016

15 femicides were committed in Macedonia between 2013 and 2016 according to unofficial records, it was revealed Wednesday at a conference ‘Femicides - intentional killing of women because they are women’, organised in Skopje by the National Network to End Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence in cooperation with the UN. 

Femicide is considered the most severe form of violence against women and could be the result or a direct consequence from domestic violence or intimate partner violence. Elena Dimusevska, executive director of the National Network to End Violence against Women, said femicide in Macedonia wasn't regulated as a separate crime and that it lacked official statistics involving femicides or killings of women at a national level. Louisa Vinton, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Skopje, said behind every murder there was a long history of people who had known something but had failed to act.

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