PODCAST: Counting dead women & the Femicide Census

Karen Ingala Smith began counting Britain’s murdered women, putting their names on her own blog back in 2012. There were 126 women killed through male violence that year, 143 in 2013 and 150 in 2014. Last month, she launched the Femicide Census, which profiles women killed by men. Sarah Ditum writes, “The Femicide Census means that data from dozens of sources about the killings of women by men can finally be brought together.”

Karen Ingala Smith
Karen Ingala Smith

Ingala Smith wants individuals, institutions, and the media to start understanding that this kind of violence is not random but, rather, systemic and gendered.

She is the Chief Executive of nia, a London-based charity providing services for women and children who have experienced sexual and domestic violence. Ingala Smith blogs at kareningalasmith.com and tweets from @K_IngalaSmith and @CountDeadWomen.

Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy

Founder & Editor

Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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