Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Future of Social Sciences
The Depiction of Gender-Based Violence and Female Homicide in Public Discourse
Chatzifotiou Sevasti, Kalfa Maria
This research, attempts to investigate gender-based violence in public discourse. “Passion crimes”, “jealousy”, “honor” often describe in the journalistic discourse crimes of sexual violence, which deprive many women around the world of their lives. More specifically, according to recent UN data, on average, 137 women around the world are murdered daily by their partner or a relative. This research highlights issues of gender-based violence and how they are presented in public discourse. Reality is constructed through the way we choose to talk about this. The term homicide is used for the murders of women and girls, for murders committed because of their gender. This term became known to the general public after the latest incidents of gender-based violence in Greece that cost the lives of girls and women who were murdered solely because of their gender. This analysis may be oversimplifying for someone, but gender-based violence is slowly, almost silently, cultivating in Greek society and making noise when there are consequences.
Keywords: homicide, gender-based violence, Discourse, gender roles.