‘We record all the killing of women by men. You see a pattern’

The Guardian, 8 February 2015

A campaign group hopes to prompt the government to take action to stem the rise of violence against women by keeping a database of every woman who is killed by a man

With neat rows of photographs of smiling women old and young, of all backgrounds, classes and creeds, it might be pages from a social media website or something from an advertising campaign. Hundreds of women, captured in a moment of vitality and life, at home, at parties, on holidays or with friends.

Behind the pictures lie stories of women who, beyond their families, have been remembered chiefly as statistics. But they should be linked, says campaigner Karen Ingala Smith, because they were all killed by men.

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