Women on borrowed time, from abuse to femicide

This series tells the story of women victims of domestic violence, some of whom have caused their death. This is the case of Refka Cherni, killed by her husband in May 2021 in Kef. In this podcast, relatives of women victims of femicide as well as women victims of violence testify to put these dramas at the heart of the public debate.
13 December 2021
series Femmes en Sursis, de l’emprise au féminicide - نسا في "سرسي"، من السطوة إلى قتل النساء Cette série raconte l’histoire de femmes victimes de violences conjugales qui, pour certaines, ont causé leur mort. C’est le cas de Refka Cherni, tuée par son mari en mai 2021 au Kef. En Tunisie, il est impossible de comptabiliser les féminicides puisque les chiffres officiels n’existent pas. Ils sont traités comme des faits divers isolés alors même que le féminicide est la fin tragique d’un mécanisme d’emprise, de domination et de violences instauré par un homme dans le cadre d’une relation amoureuse ou familiale. Celui-ci peut-être le partenaire ou l’ex-partenaire quand le féminicide a lieu dans le cadre d’une relation conjugale. Lorsque la victime tente de sortir de ce cycle de violence, c’est là que l’agresseur sévit. Dans ce podcast, des proches de femmes victimes de féminicide ainsi que des femmes victimes de violences témoignent afin de remettre ces drames au cœur du débat public. تروي هذه السلسلة قصص نساء وقعن ضحايا العنف الزوجي الذي فتك ببعض منهن على غرار رفقة الشارني التي قتلها زوجها في ماي المنقضي بالكاف. يستحيل في تونس تعداد جرائم قتل النساء بسبب غياب الأرقام الرسمية، ويتم التعامل مع هذه الجرائم كأخبار عرضية ومعزولة على الرغم من أن قتل النساء حين يدخل في إطار علاقة زوجية هو نهاية حتمية لآليات سيطرة وهيمنة يوطّدها القرين أو القرين السابق. وعندما تحاول الضحية الفرار من دائرة العنف تلك، حينها يبطش بها المعتدي. يتناول هذا البودكاست شهادات لأقارب ضحايا قتل النساء وشهادات أخريات من ضحايا العنف بغية إعادة هذه المآسي إلى محلّها في قلب النقاش العام. 62439 [{"user_id":""}]

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