Expert Opinions on Improving Femicide Data Collection across Europe: A Concept Mapping Study.


Vives-Cases, C; Goicolea, I; Hernández, A; Sanz-Barbero, B; Gill, AK; Baldry, AC; Schröttle, M; Stoeckl, H; (2016) Expert Opinions on Improving Femicide Data Collection across Europe: A Concept Mapping Study. PLoS One, 11 (2). e0148364. ISSN 1932-6203 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0148364

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Abstract

Femicide, defined as the killings of females by males because they are females, is becoming recognized worldwide as an important ongoing manifestation of gender inequality. Despite its high prevalence or widespread prevalence, only a few countries have specific registries about this issue. This study aims to assemble expert opinion regarding the strategies which might feasibly be employed to promote, develop and implement an integrated and differentiated femicide data collection system in Europe at both the national and international levels. Concept mapping methodology was followed, involving 28 experts from 16 countries in generating strategies, sorting and rating them with respect to relevance and feasibility. The experts involved were all members of the EU-Cost-Action on femicide, which is a scientific network of experts on femicide and violence against women across Europe. As a result, a conceptual map emerged, consisting of 69 strategies organized in 10 clusters, which fit into two domains: "Political action" and "Technical steps". There was consensus among participants regarding the high relevance of strategies to institutionalize national databases and raise public awareness through different stakeholders, while strategies to promote media involvement were identified as the most feasible. Differences in perceived priorities according to the level of human development index of the experts' countries were also observed.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Global Health and Development
Research Centre: Gender Violence and Health Centre
Social and Mathematical Epidemiology (SaME)
PubMed ID: 26859885
Web of Science ID: 370038400037
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/2528917

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