#1 – Man Murders Woman 2016

This is a count of women killed by known or suspected male violence in a Australia, jointly undertaken by Reclaim the Night Perth and Women Shout Out Australia.

Valeria Fermendjin

The first reported murder of a woman in Australia in 2016 was Valeria Fermendjin, in Melville Western Australia on January 5, 2016.

Ms Fermendjin died after an attack after apparently interrupting burglars in her home.

Condolences go to Ms Fermendjin’s family and friends.

News links:
30/03/16 Reward offered for information on Ms Fermendjin’s death
21/01/16 Valeria Fermendjin’s family release a statement
13/01/16 WA Police Appeal for footage of time around attack
12/01/16 Melville Grandmother killed in home invasion


We report the deaths of women as accurately as possible, updating these records as we are able to. If we have misreported any facts of this case, please contact us. We do not wish to affect any future court actions and will neither publish posts nor comments which do this.
Please bear in mind cultural sensitivities when sharing these reports. Where it is not culturally appropriate to do so, we will not report the victim’s name.

If you have any additional information about women killed by male violence in Australia in 2016, please email us at wimms@womenshoutoutaustralia.com or via the facebook pages of Reclaim the Night Perth or Women Shout Out Australia.


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