Karen Ingala Smith won a National Diversity Award

Karen Ingala Smith won the Positive Role Model Award for Gender Nominees in the National Diversity Awards for her work on the Counting Dead Women project. Ingala Smith absolutely deserved to win this award for the work she does remembering women. Her commitment to women is inspiring and the work Ingala Smith does is so very essential,  Ingala Smith runs the Counting Dead Women campaign in top of a full time job as a CEO of Nia – a London based organisation which supports women.

Finding the names of women killed through male violence isn’t a simple process of just googling. The deaths of many of these women were not recorded by the mainstream media because violence against women and girls is too common to interest them. When the media covers the murder of women and girls, it is full of victim blaming, salacious comments about the victim’s sexual history and life, and erases the perpetrator’s responsibility for the crime. To record the names of the women killed by men in the UK, Ingala Smith has to trawl through hours of shoddy journalism and male violence apologism.  For many of these women, the only publicly accessible records of their murder is through Counting Dead Women.

Counting Dead Women is one of the most essential and powerful pieces of feminist activism in the UK. Granted, I’m slightly biased in this judgement because Ingala Smith is a dear friend that I treasure. Bias aside, Counting Dead Women is a campaign which deserves the accolades it has received. Ingala Smith deserves the National Diversity Award and our collective respect for this campaign.

 

 

Counting Dead Women Petition: Demanding a Fit For Purpose Record of Fatal Male Violence Against Women and Girls

These are the women killed through male violence in 2014:

100 women in 238 days is one woman every 2.38 days.

8 Jan 2014: Elsie Mowbray, 87, died in hospital following a burglary at her home on New Year’s Day. Peter Harries, 33, has been charged.

  1. 8 Jan 2014: Sameena Zaman, 34, was found dead. Mohammed Zaman, 44 has been charged.
  2. 8 Jan 2014: Sarah O’Neill, 22, died from head injuries. Sergio Saavedra-Navarrete, said to be her boyfriend, 27, has been charged with her murder.
  3. 14 Jan 2014: Jacqueline Oakes,51, died as a result of multiple blunt force injuries. Marcus Musgrove, 39, has been charged with murder.
  4. 16 Jan 2014: Caroline Finnegan, 30 died from head injuries. Her fiancé Ryan Ingham, 26, has been charged with her murder.
  5. 24 Jan 2014: Elizabeth Thomas was stabbed to death. A 16-yr-old male who can’t be named for legal reasons has been charged with her murder
  6. 28 Jan 2014: Milena Yuliyanov, 27, was stabbed. Her husband Jamshaid Khan, 28 has been charged with her murder.
  7. 30 Jan 2014: Karen Wild, was found dead through stabbing.  A 22-year-old man, said to be her son, Lian Wild, has been charged with her murder.
  8. 31 Jan 2014: Maria Duque-Tunjano, 48, was found dead. She had been killed some days earlier by blunt trauma to the head. Robert Fraser, 39 has been charged
  9. 11 Feb 2014: Clara Patterson, 82, and her son Ray, 61, were found dead. Their grandson/son Glen Patterson, 25 has been charged with their murders.
  10. 12 Feb 2014: A woman who cannot be named for legal reasons was found dead in London.  A 15 year old boy, thought to be her son, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
  11. 17 Feb 2014: Karolina Nowikiewicz, 25, was found dead as a result of a neck injury. Michael Wenham, 35, has been charged with murder.
  12. 18 Feb 2014: Hollie Gazzard, 20, was stabbed to death. Her ex-boyfriend Asher Maslin has been charged with her murder.
  13. 20 Feb 2014: Leanne Meecham, 26, died of a brain injury a week after being stabbed. Her ex-partner Simon Meecham has been charged with her murder.
  14. 23 Feb 2014: Christine Lee, 66, was shot dead.  Her ex-partner Michael Lowe,  has been charged with her murder and that of her daughter.
  15. 23 Feb 2104: Lucy Lee, 40, was shot dead along with her mother.  Her mother’s ex-partner has been charged with her murder.
  16. 23 Feb 2014: Donna Graham, 51, and husband Keith Graham were found dead in a suspected murder-suicide.
  17. 23 Feb 2014: Georgina Drinkwater, 30, died from head injuries after falling from a block of flats. A man was arrested and has been bailed.
  18. 23 Feb 2014: Tracey Snook-Kite, 53, was found dead. She had died of head injuries. Anthony Stanger, 48, was arrested and charged with murder.
  19. 24 Feb 2014: Mairead McCallion, 24, died after sustaining head injuries the day before. Her partner Noel Knox has been charged with her murder.
  20. 26 Feb 2014: Sheila Wild, 49, was found dead.  Her husband Raymond Wild has been charged with her murder.
  21. 26 Feb 2014: Angela Humphrey, 48, was found dead.  Police said she suffered a violent death. Alan Humphrey has been charged with her murder.
  22. 3 Mar 2014: Patricia Anne Durrant, 65, was found dead at home. James Blair Hamilton who also lived there has been charged with her murder.
  23. 4 Mar 2014: Sara Al Shourefi, 28, was found dead. Thahi Harroba Manaa has been charged with her murder.
  24. 6 March: Becky Ayres, 24 was killed by multiple stab wounds. Her boyfriend Liam King has been charged with her murder.
  25. 6 Mar 2014: Amandeep Kaur Hothi, 29, was stabbed to death. Gurminder Singh has been charged with her murder.
  26. 16 March 2014: Kirsty Wright, 21, was stabbed to death. Akeel Hussain has been charged with her murder.
  27. 16 March 2014: Rivka Holden, 55, so badly mutilated that the cause of her death could not be definitively ascertained. She had also ben sexually assaulted. Nicolae Patraucean, 20, has admitted murdering her.
  28. 17 March 2014: Cherylee Shennan, 40, was stabbed to death.  Her boyfriend Paul O’Hara has been charged with her murder.
  29. 19 March 2014: Naudel Turner, 42, was stabbed to death. Dariusz Miakienko, 46, has been charged with her murder.
  30. 21 March 2014: Shereka Marsh, 15, was shot.  A 15 year old boy has been charged with her murder.
  31. 22 March 2014: Hazel North,19, was found dead after having been missing for several weeks. She died of severe blunt force trauma to head, neck and body.  Her injuries included multiple fractures to the jaw and eye socket, massive bruising, and 14 fractures to her ribs. Pathologists estimated that it would have taken her 16-18 hours to die. Her boyfriend John Davis was found guilty of her murder.
  32. 23 March 2014: Tracy Walters, 48, died in hospital two days after a crash on the M1 near Leicester. Her husband Ian Walters, has been charged with murder through crashing deliberately.
  33. 28 March 2014, Shirley Mercer, 43, was stabbed to death.  Brian Hull has been charged with her murder.
  34. 29 March 2014: Kanwal Azam, 35, was stabbed.  Her estranged husband Suhail Azam has been charged with her murder.
  35. 30 March 2014: Mashael Albasman, 25, was found dead.  A 58-year-old man, believed to be her father, has been arrested.
  36. 31 March 2014: Val Forde, 45, and her 23-month old daughter Jazra were found dead. Her partner Roland McKoy has been arrested.
  37. 2 April 2014: Doreen Walker, 75, was found dead at home with multiple injuries. Liam Naylor, 23 has been charged with her murder.
  38. 5 April 2014: Senga Closs, 47, was found dead at home. Steven McCall, 43, has been charged with her murder.
  39. 5 April 2014: Kayleigh-Anne Palmer, 16, died in hospital after being strangled. Her boyfriend, Aston Robinson, who had faced a prior charge for her attempted murder, has been charged. Police are considering whether Robinson should face charges in relation to her unborn child.
  40. 5 April 2014: Sandra Boakes, 70, was found with head injuries and died two days later in hospital. Her husband Dudley Boakes, initially charged with attempted murder, was charged with her murder.
  41. 6 April 2014: Yvette Hallsworth, 36, was found dead.  She had been stabbed.  Mateusz Kosecki,18, has been charged with her murder.
  42. 9 April 2014: Isabelle Sanders, 51, was stabbed to death.  Paul McManus has been charged with her murder and attempted murder of her partner.
  43. 11 April 2014: Judith Nibbs, 60, was decapitated.  Her estranged husband, Dempsey Nibbs has been charged with her murder.
  44. 14 April 2014: Pauline Butler, 61, was stabbed.  Her husband, John Butler, has been charged with her murder.
  45. 15 April 2014: Angela Smeaton, 50, was found with serious injuries when the police were called and died on the scene through a fatal stab in her arm.  Her partner, Paul Smart has been charged with her murder.
  46. 18 April 2014: Doreen Webb, 64, was stabbed.  Her husband Leonard Webb, 68 was charged with her murder.
  47. 18 April 2014: Elaine Duncan, 46, was found dead.  James Morley, has been charged with her murder.
  48. 21 April 2014: Malgorzata Dantes, 54, and her husband Leszek were stabbed to death. Their son Kamil Dantes has been charged with their murders.
  49. 28 April 2014: Ann Maguire, 61, was killed through multiple stab wounds.  A 15-year old boy has been charged with her murder.
  50. 29 April 2014: Carol Dyson, 53, was asphyxiated.  Her husband Mark Dyson has been charged with her murder.
  51. 29 April 2014: Susan Ashworth, 47, was found dead after a fire in her home which is believed to have been started deliberately by her husband Martin Ashworth, who was also killed.
  52. 3 May 2014: Natsnet Tekle Nahisi, 20, died from injuries sustained in an assault.  Dawit Khasay, 19, was charged but later died in prison.
  53. 3 May 2014: Angela Ward, 27, died in hospital after having been found injured. Ian Meakin, 49, has been charged with her murder.
  54. 5 May 2014: Jessica Watkins, 21, died through blood loss from wounds or pressure to the neck. Kristofer Mitchell, 28 has been charged with her murder.
  55. 9 May 2014: Tamara Holboll, 67, was found dead  with multiple stab wounds following a fire at her home.  Her son, Peter Holboll, 44, has been charged with her murder.
  56. 10 May 2014: Hayley Stringer, 29, was stabbed to death by her ex-husband David Stringer, who then killed himself.
  57. 18 May 2014: Emma Mansell, 37, was stabbed to death.  Her boyfriend Jonny Sutton, 39, has been charged with her murder and injuries to 4 children.
  58. 19 May 2014: The body of Eileen Glassford, 60, was recovered from a river.  Paul Connolly,49, has been charged with murder.
  59. 24 May 2014: Wendy Ambrose, 77, was shot dead by her husband Harold Ambrose,82, who then shot himself.
  60. 26 May 2014: Mary Craig, 43, died after being struck with a knife or similar. Her partner, Christopher Stone, has been charged with her murder.
  61. 26 May 2014: Dorothy Beattie, 51 was found dead.  Christopher Kelly, 40,  has been charged with her murder.
  62. 27 May 2014: Tahira Ahmed, 38, was found dead at home.  Her husband Naveed Ahmed, 41, has been charged with her murder.
  63. 30 May 2014: Helen Dillon, 42, was stabbed to death in Neasdon, London.  Justice Cruickshank, 54 has been charged with her murder.
  64. 31 May 2014: The body of Rui Li, 44,was found in the boot of a car, Her husband, Pierre Legris, 60, has been charged with her murder.  She died of blunt force trauma to the head.
  65. 3 June 2014: Yvonne Fox, 87, was killed by blunt force trauma to the head. Her son, Paul Fox, has been charged with her murder.
  66. 4 June 2014: Margaret Evans, 69, was beaten to death. Her son, Alun Evan, 32, has been detained under the mental health act.
  67. 8 June 2014: Rebecca Bamber, 42, died after being taken to hospital with serious injuries after being assaulted. David Hoyle, 38, has been charged with her murder.
  68. 10 June 2014: Madina Landsberg, 31, was found dead. She had been beaten and strangled. Her ex-husband Dexter Landsberg has been charged with her murder.
  69. 11 June 2014: Francine Clark, 70, was found dead.  Her husband, 86-year-old Neil Clark has been charged with her murder.
  70. 13 June 2014: Belinda Dalby, 26, was found dead.  Jamie Nicolson, 30, has been charged with her murder.
  71. 14 June 2014: Jane Bartholomew, 39, was found dead at home after police responded to calls raising concerns for her welfare.  She had been killed by significant head injuries.  Scott Ellis, 42, was found with injuries to his wrists and subsequently charged with Jane’s murder.
  72. 15 June 2014: Denise Dunlop, 32, was stabbed to death.  Her partner Richard McAuley, 42, has been charged with her murder.
  73. 17 June 2014: Nahid Al Manea, 31, was stabbed 16 times and had injuries consistent with being struck in the face or head.  Her killer has not been found.
  74. 17 June 2014: Mingzi Yang, 29, was found dead at home.  33-year-old Wai Hong Tsang has been charged with her murder.
  75. 18 June 2014: Una Dorney, 87, was found dead in the care home in which she lived.  Her grandson, Ryan Guest, 33, has been charged with her murder.
  76. 25 June 2014: Sheila Crout, 65, was found dead.  Her husband John Crout, 63, has been charged with her murder.
  77. 29 June 2014: Luan Leigh, 42, was strangled to death.  Her daughter, 9, was treated for strangulation injuries and her son, 15, survived being stabbed in the chest.  Her husband, their father, Andrew Leigh, 42, was charged with murder and attempted murder.
  78. 29 June 2014: Cynthia Beamond, 80, was found dead with head injuries. Leo Barnes, 32, has been charged with her murder.
  79. 2 July 2014: Sally Campion, 45, was found with serious head injuries and later died in hospital. Matthew Keough, 44, has been charged with her murder.
  80. 7 July 2014: Quoi Chang, 50, and her husband Pin Chang, 58, were both stabbed to death in their home.  A 23-year-old man, said to be their son, has been sectioned under the mental health act.The police have said that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the murders.
  81. 9 July 2014: Sharon Wall, 53, was stabbed at the mental health unit in which she worked. Ryan Mathews, 61, has been charged with her murder.
  82. 9 July 2014: Teresa Ryan, 50, was killed in a house fire just hours after celebrating her 50th birthday with her family.  David McCabe, 32, was remanded in custody to in court on July 28.
  83. 12 July 2014: Sharon Winters, 39, was stabbed to death through multiple upper body injuries. Kevin Hawkes, 33, has been charged with her murder.
  84. 13 July 2014: Helen Dawson, 48, and Ivor Spratek, 40, were found dead. Austin Brayford, 37, has been charged with their murders.
  85. 17 July 2014: Susan Lancaster, 67, was found dead at home after a call to the police from her husband Roy Lancaster, 54, saying that her had killed her.  He was later found dead.
  86. 17 July 2014: Michaela Heaton, 38, was found with head injuries. She was taken to hospital but pronounced dead shortly afterwards. Kevin Whyment, 53, has been charged with her murder.
  87. 18 July 2014: Bei Carter, 49,was stabbed and died from a single wound to the chest. John Heald, 53, is wanted by police in connection with her murder.
  88. 20 July 2014: Nonita Karajavait, 24, was seeing being pushed into on-coming traffic by her partner Tadas Zalwskas, 26.  The both died. Police are treating her death as suspicious.
  89. 22 July 2014: Tia Kounota was found in a burnt out car.  Damien Dionbewei, 34, has been charged with her murder.
  90. 29 July 2014: Eleanor Whitelaw, 85, died two weeks after being attacked in her home. Robert Buczek, 24, who had been charged with attempted murder and assault to severe injury and danger of life was charged with her murder.
  91. 2 August 2014: Carol Bland, 62, was found dead with multiple stab wounds by police after a friend had called them. Her 62 year old husband was found with serious knife wounds to his neck and was later arrested on suspicion of murder.
  92. 10 August 2014, Anayat Bibi, 39 was found dead with multiple stab wounds. A 42-year-old man of the same address, Mazhar Nawab, has been charged with her murder.
  93. 11 August 2014: Elizabeth Knott, 70, was shot dead by her husband John Knott, 71, who also shot himself.
  94. 17 August 2014: Sandra Talman, 62, was found dead. A post mortem discovered she had been killed through compression to the neck. Her husband, Nigel Talman, 60, has been charged with her murder.
  95. 19 August 2014: Elaine Flanagan, 57, was found dead. Her 57-year-old husband has been charged with her murder
  96. 21 August 2014: Shana Cover, 34, was found dead. Owen Williams, 50,  was arrested and released on bail.
  97. 23 August 2014: Rukshana Miah, 35, died in hospital six days after being attacked by her husband Abdul Miah, 36, He had initially been charged with attempted murder.
  98. Steven Dunks, 45, has been charged with murder after the body of a woman in her 40ies was discovered on 26th August 2014. It is believed she had been dead for several weeks. She has not yet been formally identified.
  99. 3 September 2014: Leighann Duffy, 26, dies in hospital 3 days after being stabbed in her home.  A man was seen leaving her flat before she came out bleeding heavily and asking for help.
  100. 3 September 2014: Pennie Davis, 47, was found dead by her husband in the field where she tended her horses.  She had been stabbed multiple times.
  101. 4 September 2014: Palmira Silva, 82, was found beheaded in a garden in north London.  A 25-year-old man has been arrested.

* Susan Ashworth who was found dead on 29 April was added on 9th September, Cynthia Beamond, 80 was found dead on 29 June and added on 14 Sept.

In addition, I am awaiting further information following the death of a woman in a fire in Kilwinning, Alison Taylor, Edna Fisher, Irene Ainsworth, Geraldine Sapara, Megan Hoskins, Charlene Lever, Sarah Munro and Nida Nazeer.

Please click here and sign my petition demanding that the government step up action to end fatal male violence against women. 

Note: the photos above are of the women killed this year.  Where I have not been able to find a photo, they have been represented by a silhouette. Black and minority ethnic women appear to be over represented in those for whom I have not been able to find a photo. 

 

Counting Dead Women Petition: Demanding a Fit For Purpose Record of Fatal Male Violence Against Women and Girls

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