Femicide and Culture


  • Christiana Kouta
  • Anita Nudelman
  • Anne Ryen



Author Biographies

Christiana Kouta

Cyprus University of Technology

Anita Nudelman

Ben Gurion University

Anne Ryen

University of Agder


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How to Cite

Kouta, C., Nudelman, A., & Ryen, A. (2018). Femicide and Culture. Journal of Comparative Social Work, 13(1), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.31265/jcsw.v13i1.156