On Monday 25th November it is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. I’ll be highlighting the UK’s appalling record of women killed through men’s violence in 2013.
Starting at 6.00am, on the twitter account @countdeadwomen, I’ll be going through the UK’s diary of women killed by men. I’ll be starting with the 2nd January when Janelle Duncan Bailey, was strangled by ex-boyfriend Jerome McDonald, moving on to 3rd January at 6.10, when Akua Agyuman died, two months after being stabbed in the chest and abdomen by her husband Minta Adiddo. Every 10 minutes, I’ll move through the year to commemorate all the women who I have found who were killed though men’s violence. So far I know of 114 women killed this year, so I’ll still be tweeting at midnight.
I’d massively appreciate if you could circulate this information through your networks and if you’re on twitter, please tweet support or re-tweet. Getting the link out to to the petition ‘Stop Ignoring Dead Women’ would be great too.
Men’s violence against women is not natural, it is not inevitable, so much more could be done to end it. Please join me demanding action.