This interactive map, one of its kind, displays and describes femicides committed since 2020 in Albania, Montenegro and Serbia. Femicide is the killing of a woman because she is a woman, committed on the grounds of her sex or gender, and is rooted in unequal power relations between men and women.The map aims to track data on femicide as well as to serve as a model of a public, transparent map that may be developed through prospective femicide watches – mechanisms to monitor femicide – in the region.The information about femicide displayed in the map is collected from the media and does not represent an official source of information. It is addressed to state authorities and other actors as a model of public data presentation for future femicide watch initiatives.
The interactive map was developed by FemPlatz within the UN Women regional programme on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Türkiye “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”, funded by the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of FemPlatz and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union, UN Women or the United Nations Member States. The designations employed and the presentation of material do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the EU or UN Women, concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city, area or authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Links contained in this map are provided for the convenience of the reader and are correct at the time of issue. The EU and UN Women take no responsibility for the continued accuracy of that information or for the content of any external website. References have, wherever possible, been verified.