Expert Opinions on Improving Femicide Data Collection across Europe: A Concept Mapping Study

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Title: Expert Opinions on Improving Femicide Data Collection across Europe: A Concept Mapping Study
Authors: Vives-Cases, Carmen | Goicolea, Isabel | Hernández, Alison | Sanz, Belén | Gill, Aisha K. | Baldry, Anna Costanza | Schröttle, Monika | Stöckl, Heidi
Research Group/s: Investigación en Género (IG) | Salud Pública
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia
Keywords: Femicide | Concept mapping | Epidemiological surveillance | Europe
Knowledge Area: Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública
Issue Date: 9-Feb-2016
Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Citation: Vives-Cases C, Goicolea I, Hernández A, Sanz-Barbero B, Gill AK, Baldry AC, et al. (2016) Expert Opinions on Improving Femicide Data Collection across Europe: A Concept Mapping Study. PLoS ONE 11(2): e0148364. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148364
Abstract: Femicide, defined as the killings of females by males because they are females, is becoming recognized worldwide as an important ongoing manifestation of gender inequality. Despite its high prevalence or widespread prevalence, only a few countries have specific registries about this issue. This study aims to assemble expert opinion regarding the strategies which might feasibly be employed to promote, develop and implement an integrated and differentiated femicide data collection system in Europe at both the national and international levels. Concept mapping methodology was followed, involving 28 experts from 16 countries in generating strategies, sorting and rating them with respect to relevance and feasibility. The experts involved were all members of the EU-Cost-Action on femicide, which is a scientific network of experts on femicide and violence against women across Europe. As a result, a conceptual map emerged, consisting of 69 strategies organized in 10 clusters, which fit into two domains: “Political action” and “Technical steps”. There was consensus among participants regarding the high relevance of strategies to institutionalize national databases and raise public awareness through different stakeholders, while strategies to promote media involvement were identified as the most feasible. Differences in perceived priorities according to the level of human development index of the experts’ countries were also observed.
Sponsor: This study received funding from Umeå Center for Global Health Research, funded by FORTE, the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (grant no. 2006-1512).
ISSN: 1932-6203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148364
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2016 Vives-Cases et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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