France’s Femicide Crisis

Adriana Lamirande
6 min readMar 9, 2020

Originally appeared on The Fletcher School’s Gender Analysis & Women’s Leadership blog, February 2020.



France’s deeply sexist and misogynist society has caught up with it, as record femicide rates continue to creep up. Femicide is defined as the murder of a woman, and is often perpetrated by current or former partners.[1] Agence France Presse reports 116 femicides in 2019, though…

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