Murdered women’s children: A social emergency and gloomy reality

Pietro Ferrara, Francesca Ianniello, Lorenzo Semeraro, Giulia Franc-Eschini, Lucia Lo Scalzo, Ida Giardino, Giovanni Corsello

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Femicide, defined as the killing of females by males because they are females, is becoming recognized worldwide as an important ongoing manifestation of gender inequality. Actual or imminent separation, abuser’s access to firearms, prior threats with a weapon, prior threats to kill the victim, a stepchild in the household, problematic alcohol and illicit drug use, as well as mental health problems, are associated with a substantially higher risk of femicide. Little is known about the number of orphaned children who have instantaneously lost both parents. Sparse attention has been focused on children whose mother was murdered: these are difficult cases for child psychiatry teams. Decisions about protection could be made by judges, the police, social workers or officers that attend victims, on the basis of empirical data and not merely by using intuitive criteria.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)71-74
Numero di pagine4
RivistaSigna Vitae
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018


  • Child
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Emergency
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Femicide


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