The depth of trauma: The children left behind after femicide in Turkey

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Akbas G., Karataş K.

INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK, vol.65, no.1, pp.110-123, 2022 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0020872819895558
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, CINAHL, HeinOnline-Law Journal Library, Index Islamicus, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.110-123
  • Keywords: Children after femicide, ecosystem approach, exposure of children to violence, intimate partner femicide, social work, trauma, NEGLECTED VICTIMS, HOMICIDE, MURDER, WITNESS
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Femicide is experienced almost every day in Turkey due to male violence; tens of thousands of families and children who are affected by the violence are, at the same time, left behind. In this study, in-depth interviews were conducted, using a qualitative method, with 6 children and 17 caregivers who were left behind following 10 cases of femicide, and the problems and needs experienced by these people are revealed.