OPINION

Essential protection

Crimes against women who are killed by their partners are growing into an almost daily occurrence, which stresses the need for the state to do more.

This entails improving the mechanisms for identifying cases of domestic abuse and protecting victims. It means supplying law enforcement with protocols for dealing with such sensitive cases.

Violence against women is very much a cultural phenomenon. Until this changes, though, until the younger generations are taught to think differently, we need actual measures.