August 27th, 2023

Violence against women includes physical, psychological, financial and sexual abuse. Femicides are the pinnacle of structural, traditional excesses of violence (also) against older women. It is important to recognize and address this type of violence – to do so, it must be researched, supported with dataanalysis, and addressed again and again: It’s one thing to submit a scientific paper.

A whole new dimension opens up when the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons of the UN Human Rights Council, Dr. Claudia Mahler (DIMR), also references my work of many years in her report „A/HRC/54/26“ submitted to the UN General Assembly.

Even more, however, I would like my home country to fulfill its obligations, be it the fulfillment of Article 2 (2) of the Basic Law „Everyone has the right to life and physical integrity.“, be it the implementation of the Istanbul Convention, which is legally binding for Germany since February 1, 2018. This would make my harrowing reports on the status quo of politics at the expense of women’s lives in Germany obsolete.

November 25th, 2022

This year’s International Day against Violence against Women was also
the occasion for a campaign with a wide reach: Starting with billboards in
the major and/or state capitals of Berlin, Dresden, Düsseldorf,
Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart, we brought German Femicides to the attention of the general public.

It is neither the task of civil society, nor that of private
companies or even of sports clubs to demand the implementation of the
Istanbul Convention with a campaign – raising awareness is just as much a
state obligation as the realization of the international treaty that
has been legally binding for Germany since February 01, 2018.

It is all the more great that the first division soccer club TSG 1899
Hoffenheim has clearly positioned itself on our side in our demands to
the German government.

THANK YOU to the teams of STRÖER SE & Co. KGaA and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for your stance – thank you for making this possible!

March 8th, 2022

A very big thank you to the Berlin Bar Association for allowing me to exceed the specified character limit with this text in order to concretize the deeply rooted, structural, traditional, male violence against women and the connections on the basis of German femicides in an unabridged way. In addition, the article was released without a paywall just in time for International Women’s Day, so that it is now freely accessible to all.