When it comes to femicides, Austria is among the best in Europe. In the past nine days alone, four women in this country have been killed by men from their private sphere:
November 14th: An Austrian citizen (42) stabs a 37-year-old woman to death in an assisted living facility in Vienna-Floridsdorf.
November 15: A 28-year-old man kills a Romanian (29) in Villach and lays her body in front of the district administration.
November 19: A Serb (59) stabs his wife (50) to death in the shared apartment in Innsbruck.
November 22nd: A 49-year-old woman is found dead in Großebersdorf (Lower Austria). Her partner is currently being investigated into murder.
Tomorrow, November 25th, is International Day of Remembrance for all women and girls who have been victims of violence. This day is also the prelude to the “16 days against violence”, which will extend to International Human Rights Day on December 10th. Every fifth woman is affected by violence by her partner at least once in her life. “Violence does not begin with beatings or sexual assault, but mostly much earlier, for example with intimidation attempts or insults,” explains Silvia Moser, women’s spokeswoman for the Lower Austrian Green Party.