Publications

P. Lalli (a cura di), L'amore non uccide. Femminicidio e discorso pubblico: cronaca, tribunali, politiche, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2020
This volume collects the main results of the research project, presented by the five research units.

Read the interview with research coordinator Pina Lalli on Letture.org

Read the interview by Cristina Mignini on News48

A. Dino (con contributi di C. Cardella, G. Gucciardo e L. Sapienza), Femminicidi a processo. Dati, stereotipi e narrazioni della violenza di genere, Milano, Meltemi, 2021. 

Read the presentation of the book from Centre Pio La Torre

Quality & Quantity    
The numbers of Intimate Partner Violence and femicide in Italy: methodological issues in Italian research
Saveria Capecchi - University of Bologna

Abstract 

The article reviews the research conducted in Italy on the issue of gender-based violence and in particular on femicide, a phenomenon that has become increasingly important in the media agenda in the last decade. The research is mainly aimed at detecting the magnitude of the phenomenon from a quantitative point of view. In Italy, in line with other European countries, one in three women claims to have been the victim of physical and/or sexual violence, especially by current or ex-husbands and partners, in the course of her lifetime. In addition, a femicide occurs every 2/3 days. The paper highlights some methodological questions related to the construction of the research system, starting from pre-established aims. In particular, it focuses on the interpretative paradigms and definitions of “gender- based violence” and “femicide” used, which guide the choice of corpus and categories of research analysis, ranging from feminist and sociological approaches to citizens’ safety and a psycho-individualistic paradigm. These different approaches make it difficult to compare data at both national and international level.