Murders of Women in the Western Balkans Region, 2021 Report

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During 2020, the Western Balkan Regional Network for Addressing Violence Against Women took the initiative to collect data and analyze cases of femicide in the Western Balkans region through monitoring media reports and following up with public institutions that protect victims from violence.  The objective of the joint regional initiative is to present available data on cases of extreme violence against women, to use it as a tool to raise public awareness about the prevalence of femicide, and to advocate for a stronger response from national authorities, public institutions, and international organizations involved in the prevention of violence against women and domestic violence. This is the second monitoring report on femicide based on data collected throughout 2021 using a joint methodology, developed by the Autonomous Women’s Centre in all targeted countries.