Can only feminists stop femicide? asks Women NGO.

The End Game of Femicide is Human Extinction.

“The crime of femicide is rarely if ever investigated and prosecuted,” says Katie Alsop who since being a teenager has worked within the RINJ Foundation to fight misogyny, femicide and end the impunity for sexual assault of women and children.

By Melissa Hemingway in Kherson, Ukraine and Micheal John in Toronto

Mahsa AminiFemicide Case: Arrested on Tuesday, 13 September 2022, deceased at 3.40 p.m. Friday, 16 Sept. 2022. Mahsa Amini (22) from Saqqez, Iranian Kurdistan, traveled to Tehran to visit her relatives.  Mahsa and her brother, Kiarash, were coming out of the Haqqani Metro Station in Tehran when Mahsa was intercepted and arrested by the so-called “Moral Police” or the ‘Guidance Patrol’. (Eyewitnesses said the Iranian state agents brutalized Mahsa Amini in the SSF vehicle and also in the ‘Moral Police station’ on Vozara Avenue. Doctors say she suffered a brain hemorrhage caused by massive trauma to the head. Her story is beyond heartbreaking.)

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“Since the targeted killing of American journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, who was a legendary Aljazeera mainstay, impunity for femicide has been a US-authenticated—Biden-authenticated—methodology for men dealing with women ‘whom they perceive became an annoyance‘,” said Ms. Alsop who is now the executive director of the world’s largest women’s rights group in human history.

Femicide is generally understood to involve intentional murder of women because they are women, but broader definitions include any killings of women or girls.

Friends of Amanda say, "We assert that Echanis was arrested on planted evidence," said the party-list in a statement. The list of female political prisoners around the world is horrendous.

Friends of political prisoner Amanda Echanis held in the Philippines by Duterte, Now Marcos, for speaking out against extrajudicial killings, say, “We assert that Echanis was arrested on planted evidence.” Duterte’s police say that Amanda had what amounts to a ‘military arsenal hidden under her bed’, or in the alternative, somewhere in her home, while she was giving birth and taking care of her baby. Her father had recently been murdered in his bed by the same police force.
“She just gave birth to her first child. We call on her immediate and unconditional release on just, humanitarian grounds” say her supporters Photo Credit: Twitter
Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine

The Duterte Murders continue.  
Gone but not forgotten, she was a woman who brought truth to power. Criminal power.

17 August 2020, Zara Alvarez, a Negros Island-based Filipino human rights advocate, educator, paralegal and prominent social activist who predominantly campaigned against human rights violations which were witnessed during the administration of Rodrigo Duterte. She was truly much beloved human rights advocate who was gunned down as were others that week. Previous attempts on her life had failed. Roughly one dozen of her Negros Island group has been murdered.  Photo: Twitter.  Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine

Pride cometh before the fall but sadly the falling is done by the women when they are beaten and killed by misogynist men.

Justice for Rowena

“Battle of the ‘sexes’ in a culture that marginalizes women? No battle. Women never had a fighting chance to be equal. But what about these little girls Duterte called “collateral damage” when challenged? They didn’t matter because they were female. Each of these little girls’ stories would rip your heart out,” says investigator Beverley Beldock.”

Mr. Duterte, you killed our babaies.“Mr. Duterte. You killed our girls. You say they are just collateral damage. Why? Collateral damage is when you are defending an immediate lethal threat of magnitude and kill occupying civilians by accident. The people you kill are no such thing. The people you kill are innocent until proven in a court of legitimate jurisdiction to be guilty.  You murdered our babies. How does that help anyone? Why do you hurt us? We trusted you. We voted for you. We cannot forgive you any longer because you refuse to change your lawless ways. We are humans and do not deserve to be mistreated in this manner. We want our babies back. That can’t happen. So, we want you gone. Get out of our country. Go!,” wrote nurse Karinna Angeles who cared for one of these children.

Zara Alvarez case is the worst form of femicide. “Men dealing with women ‘whom they perceive became an annoyance‘,” as Ms. Alsop said.

The 2020 Philippines murder of Zara Alvarez, a female legal worker for a human rights group was the result of the Duterte Administration allegedly ‘red-tagging’ Zara Alvaerez for murder as a so-called communist. Allegedly Duterte did this to avoid criticism from the USA and continue receiving favoured treatment by the Americans for being anti-communist.

Despite an allegation of the Duterte/Marcos regime‘s estimated 35,000 plus extrajudicial killings under investigation by the International Criminal Court, Joseph Biden entertained Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (who has an unpaid $353 million fine for being held in contempt for his past “contumacious conduct causing direct harm to a class of human rights victims” in the Philippines), on 22 September 2022.

A new USA judge extended the order against Marcos Jr. to January 25, 2031, reports Sofia Tomacruz in  Rappler, “covering the six years Marcos Jr. would be president of the Philippines.”

Meanwhile Ferdinand Marcos whose vice-president is Sara Duterte, daughter of Rodrigo Duterte, is shielding former president Duterte from the ICC.


Another example, very much in the news, occurred on 16 September 2022, when a 22-year-old Iranian-Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini (a.k.a Jina Amini or Zhina Amini) was allegedly murdered for not wearing her head covering “properly”.

Iranian protesters on the Keshavrz Boulevard in Tehran on 19 September 2022.  Mahsa Amini was murdered between 13 and 16 September 2022.  Photo by Darafsh Used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International. Photo is cropped and format is altered from original vertical to horizontal. Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine


Femicide is the killing of women and girls because of their gender. It can take the form of, inter alia the:

  1. Murder of women as a result of intimate partner violence.
  2. Torture and misogynist-slaying of women
  3. Killing of women and girls in the name of “honour”.
  4. Targeted killing of women and girls in the context of armed conflict;
  5. Dowry-related killings of women.
  6. Killing of women and girls because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.
  7. Killing of aboriginal and indigenous women and girls because of their gender.
  8. Female infanticide and gender-based sex selection feticide.
  9. Genital mutilation related deaths.
  10. Accusations of witchcraft and
  11. other gender-based murders connected with gangs, organized crime, drug dealers, human trafficking, and the proliferation of small arms.

(Above is based on the findings of the 2012 UN Symposium on Femicide in Vienna and the findings of The RINJ Foundation, a global women’s rights NGO.)

Emergency Meeting in Paris

Katie Alsop says that The RINJ Foundation fully supports the activities of the anti-femicide female demonstrators in Iran and the factions of The RINJ Foundation from Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan who are in Iran protesting and organizing.

“But I am worried as our yrian group has pointed out, that women are being slaughtered by Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and his sycophant Iran President Ebrahim Raisi. I want to convene a meeting with the Iranians in Paris to discuss the possible resolution of this crisis. Ali Khamenei must bring to justice the killers of Mahsa Amini and publicly order his killers to leave-be the women protesters while releasing those he detained.

“I intend anyway to send a platoon of guards to Iran to protect the women there already, and those additional activists we will send to Iran to stop the femicide. This week at our Paris meeting I will obtain the full support of my colleagues and make the plan for execution.”

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More about the killing of Mahsa Amini

Arrested on Tuesday, 13 September, deceased at 3.40 p.m. Friday, 16 September 2022. Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, 22, from Saqqez, Iranian Kurdistan, traveled to Tehran to visit her relatives in the capital.  Mahsa and her brother, Kiarash, were coming out of the Haqqani Metro Station when Mahsa was arrested by the so-called “Moral Police” or the Guidance Patrol. (Eyewitnesses said the state agents brutalized Mahsa Amini in the SSF vehicle and in the Moral Police station on Vozara Avenue.)

Only two hours after the arrest, Mahsa went into a coma as can be seen in videos FPMag has published. She was taken to Kasra Hospital by friends, where doctors said she had suffered a brain hemorrhage. The heavy blows to her head fractured her skull.