Re-imagining what counts as femicide

Elizabeth A. Cook, Sandra Walklate, Kate Fitz-Gibbon

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This Special Subsection on Re-imagining what counts as femicide brings together five original articles which, from different perspectives, seek to push, challenge, and redefine what counts as femicide. The contributions offered here excavate the conceptual issues of what, who, and where femicide ‘counts’. In order to do so, the articles engage with epistemological and methodological questions regarding how different bodies of evidence on femicide are formed and which take priority, the ethical implications of including or excluding deaths from counts of femicide, and prospects for legal intervention, specifically in Latin America, in contributing to who and what is counted as femicide. Together, these articles seek to challenge how existing concepts of femicide and approaches to counting have focused policy and practice attention on some women’s lives whilst neglecting to count (and thereby acknowledge) others.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-9
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Sociology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023


  • Data
  • femicide
  • gender
  • homicide
  • measurement
  • violence against women

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