Silvia Levenson

Body of evidence

According with the UN “The most common form of violence experienced by women globally is physical violence inflicted by an intimate partner, with women beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused.

Several global surveys suggest that half of all women who die from homicide are killed by their current or former husbands or partners.

•           In Australia, Canada, and Israel 40 to 70 per cent of female murder victims were killed by their partners, according to the World Health Organization.

•           In the United States, one-third of women murdered each year are killed by intimate partners.” *

In Italy, where I am living, the violence against women by an intimate partner is a big issue.

In 2013 the victims were 128. That means that each trhee days a woman or a girl is killed by her partner or ex partner.

I had read each case and  isolated the “ body of evidence”. I reproduced the weapons: hands, guns, kinves, etc in glass and enclosed them in old frames. In this way I placed the objects in the home : a domestic and sometimes uncertain place.

 

Silvia Levenson, July 2014

 

* from  http://endviolence.un.org

 

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