According to the results of a report prepared by the Ministry of Women and Family, the number of women killed in Tunisia has quadrupled in five years, moving from 6 femicides registered in 2018 to 23 femicides recorded in 2023. Note that 52.17% of female victims are married.
The report was based on a sample of 69 crimes documented in 19 governorates of the country between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2023. The results also indicate that the number of femicides has not yet increased during the Covid period. -19, in contrast to the number of cases of violence against women.
Note that this report reveals that femicides by spouse represent 73% of femicides recorded. “All age groups could be targets of femicide. The level of education is not an obstacle for this type of crime,” underlines the Ministry of Women and Family.