Seminar:“Counting Dead Women who have Insecure Immigration Status”
14th May, 13:00-14:00. Seminar Room, Irish Centre for Human Rights.
On her website ‘Counting Dead Women,’ Karen Ingala-Smith has used Coroner’s reports to identify every woman killed by suspected male violence in the United Kingdom since January 2012. Smith argues the Home Office should take on this task, to map progress on their stated goals of ending violence against women and girls. This presentation explores further challenges of using materials in the public domain, to identify immigration status as a significant risk factor in intimate ex/partner homicides. Domestic Homicide Reviews produced since April 2011 can be a tool for this purpose, but they have limitations. In addition to the more general monitoring role of government, tools like this can be strengthened to better uphold women’s rights to life and not to be tortured.
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