According to the UN definition, a feminicide is: "the murder of a woman because she is a woman", that is to say the murder of a woman for her condition as a woman. Everyday women & girls in Iran are killed by their own family members. Murderers justify their crimes, citing excuses ranging from anger to “honor.”Many deaths are unreported or forgiven in the courts. Many victims remain nameless. This must end. Join us to say no to femicide.
The term Femicide came to light when Diana E. H. Russel used the term while testifying to the women attending the first International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women In Brussels, Belgium in 1976. The term is defined as “the killing of females by males because they are female” and it encompasses all types of killing of females including “stoning to death of females; murders of females for so-called "honor;" rape murders; murders of women and girls by their husbands, boyfriends, and dates” along with many other types of murder. The creation of this term results from men seeing themselves better and more superior to females. As females are labeled invaluable, male are able to kill females and experience little to no serious consequences. The murders are philosophically justified to men as males have established females as the subordinate gender.
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