DATA IS THE KEY

Without reliable data and an accompanying understanding of the nature and extent, cause and effect, it is impossible to achieve a sustainable reduction in gender-specific, often domestic violence against girls and women, which increasingly culminates in Femicide.

On July 13th, 2021, news were not only There are signs of appreciation and there are real honors. Feeling so honoured because our data analysis on German femicides has now been recognised for the fourth time in a row by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Ms Dubravka Šimonović. In addition to the pure figures on the situation in Germany, the descriptive report of the FOCG was also presented at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly. Finally it has been published on the pages of the UN Human Rights Council

On May 4th, 2021, news were not only surprising, but overwhelming: “Thank you for submitting an abstract for the ECDV 2021 conference, which will be held online on September 13-15, 2021. The conference received a large number of abstract submissions and we are delighted to tell you that your abstract outlined below has been accepted for Oral presentation.” The FOCG’s data will thus be presented in September in the lectures “Germany’s deathly Misinterpretation of “I know that I know Nothing” and “Cui bono? Prevention by eliminating the Sources of Gender-Based Violence”: welcome!

April 30st 2021 – the issue of femicide, or gender-based killings of women, remains a focus of the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Ms. Dubravka Simonovic. Once again, she has asked states to submit information on measures taken and to provide data on cases of femicide. In order to document the intended inventory of progress, or in the case of the Federal Republic of Germany, regression, in preventing and combating femicide, and to provide recommendations on the use of data for the development and implementation of effective femicide prevention strategies, an analysis of the relevant status quo was submitted, in analogy to the femicide data analysis for the 1st quarter of the curent year: 20210430_FOCG_Germany – Report on Femicide. May the results be incorporated and presented in the report to the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly.

On April 30st, 2021, the data analysis on German femicides in the first quarter of 2021 is completed. 20210430_FOCG_Evidence-Based Data on German Femicides. The frightening result: femicides are being carried out with increasing frequency and brutality.

April 9th, 2021, on the occasion of 10 years of the Istanbul Convention, a German political magazine asked for an assessment. In the end, the publisher -presumably due to his longstanding party membership- did not muster the courage to have the serious deficits of the German government disclosed 20210409_FOCG_10 Jahre Istanbulkonvention (exclusively in German).

March 9th 2021, For the third time in a row, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Ms. Dubravka Šimonović, made visible our data analysis as evidence of the exuberant, structurally driven excesses of violence against girls and women. Please scroll to the buttom “Civil society” and have a close look at “Femicide Observation Center Germany 3”

March 08th, 2021, International Women’s Day , is a great date to present recent analysis results of the Femicide Observation Center Germany 20210308_FOCG_Evidence-Based Data on German Femicides.

On February 1st, 2021, coinciding with the Istanbul Convention beeing legally binding for Germany for exactly three years, it’s an honor to announce that the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Ms. Dubravka Simonovic, published the first Data-Update of the FOCG.

On January 20th, 2021, coinciding with the end of the misogynistic Trump era, it’s an honor to announce that the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Ms. Dubravka Simonovic, appreciated the research of the Femicide Observation Center Germany and published it.
For the Federal Republic of Germany, evidence-based data on German Femicides, based on a scientific survey, have thus become internationally visible for the first time ever.

Starting in January 2019, a database was set up by the Femicide Obersevation Center Germany (FOCG) which currently contains more than 70 individual criteria relating to the crime, which go far beyond the official data collection of Police Crime Statistics (PCS). The quantitative long-term study refers to domestic violence as well as to a variety of different types of gender-specific, lethal violence, such as crimes in which the car is the murder weapon (frenzy) and Femicides committed by Germans abroad. In addition, mental illness, alcohol, narcotics and/or drug abuse, infanticide(s) against the mother(s) and the gender aspect in the judiciary are also taken into account.

All Data were (and are) carefully collected, documented and scientifically evaluated on the one hand through daily research in the media, and on the other hand through case-specific queries at the respective public prosecutor’s offices and courts throughout Germany.

Supplementing the rudimentary reality picture of the official and, to date, sole crime statistics with a number of relevant parameters, the basic research provides insights into geo-concentration, monthly peaks, and the modus operandi of male violent excesses, as well as into the risk to those affected due to an age difference of five years and more.

In view of the steadily increasing wave of violence against girls and women, the present and future study results are an eminent contribution to the preventive containment of German Femicides.