01/11/2018 — News
Report about the National Summit on Gender-based Violence and Femicide in Centurion, South Africa, in early November. Civil society representatives directly addressed President Cyril Ramaphosa with with 24 demands. The stats of femicide last year in the 2017/18 financial year, according to the...
05/12/2018 — News
The Femicide Team of the ACUNS Vienna Liaison Office is preparing its next volume in the FEMICIDE publication series on the topic of "Cyber Crimes Against Women and Girls”. Attached please find our call for submissions. Deadline: February 25, 2019
29/11/2018 — Official Data, Facts, Statistics
The key question that we all seek to answer is: How many women and girls are getting killed because of their gender -- also: why, by whom, and where? There are limitations to the efforts to collect comparable, reliable, gender-disaggregated data for each country or region in the world. We would...
01/05/2018 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
This volume of our Femicide publication series deals with state and international responsibility.
24/06/2016 — Femicide Definitions
In this article, the author explains how the terms femicide and feminicide have developed along different lines, why the Western notion of femicide tends to overlook the cause and reason of a women's death, and argues for a narrower understanding.
01/01/2012 — Femicide Definitions
This 2012 information sheet on femicide, including a definition and an overview of the different types of femicide, is part of a series produced by WHO and PAHO to review the evidence base on aspects of violence against women.
25/11/2018 — Landmark Document
This landmark study, released for the 2018 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, examines available homicide data to analyse the gender-related killing of women and girls, with a specific focus on intimate partner and family-related homicide and how this relates to the...
20/11/2018 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
This BKA report (in German) provides recent statistics on all forms of intimate-partner violence in Germany. In 2017, 138.893 people suffered from violence by their intimate partner, and 147 women died from it.
26/11/2018 — News
The purpose of this event is to expose the social and psychological damage and long-term effects that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) facilitated violence against women inflict upon its victims, including online harassment by strangers and ex-boyfriends, cyber-bullying, revenge-...
01/11/2018 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
International organisations, NGOs and independent researchers helped produce this awareness-raising publication on modern-day enslavement of women and girls, a practice that is still commonplace in too many parts of this world.
14/06/2018 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
The UN Special Rapporteur on VAW, Dubravka Šimonović, analyses online violence and violence facilitated by information and communications technology (ICT) against women and girls from a human rights perspective. Report, as presented to the Human Rights Council, covers key definitions,...
— Research, Analysis, Report, Study
In this blog entry (in Spanish), the feminist, human rights organization, reflects upon Mariana Lima's sentence. They are working on a specific methodology to analyze sentences in Mexico that includes a gender perspective
07/03/2003 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
IACHR report about the right of women in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico to be free from violence and discrimination, including recommendations to assist the Mexican State in amplifying its efforts to respect and ensure this right.
Latin America and the Caribbean - VAW
23/03/2016 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
This paper seeks to contribute to a more dynamic understanding of norm diffusion by examining the processes of multilevel norm setting to end VAW in Latin America.
01/03/2018 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
The present Strategy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (2018-2021) establishes the first institutional framework on gender equality for the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
01/02/2010 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
Femicides are violent deaths of women resulting from power struggles between men and women. This was a qualitative study that used the tool of narratives to analyze police investigations of female homicides in Porto Alegre, in the years from 2006 to 2010.
01/11/2016 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
The report (in Italian language) offers an insight into the prevalence of femicide in Italy. Detailed statistics are presented on the number of women killed in Italy between 2005 and 2016. According to the data explored in the report, a total of 1395 women have been killed.
01/12/2013 — Jurisprudence
The objective of this publication is to aid closer understanding of the contents and the monitoring of the Cotton Case judgement. Points and proposals that seek to facilitate analysis and debate of the sentence are highlighted.
14/12/2017 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
A recent report from Mexico’s interior department, the National Women’s Institute, and UN Women reveals that violence against women is nearly as high as it was at its peak in 2012 and more than twice as high as it was in 2007.
Latin America and the Caribbean - femicide
19/06/2015 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
This report provides an overview of femicide in 5 Latin American countries.
11/02/2014 — Landmark Document
In this resolution member states were invited to provide UNODC with information related to best practices and other relevant information related to the investigation and prosecution of gender-related killing of women and girls.
15/09/1995 — Landmark Document
The Platform for Action imagines a world where each woman and girl can exercise her freedoms and choices, and realize all her rights, such as to live free from violence, to go to school, to participate in decisions and to earn equal pay for equal work.
Latin America and the Caribbean - VAW
01/01/2004 — Landmark Document
The Belém do Pará Convention established for the first time the development of mechanisms for the protection and defense of women's rights in the struggle to eliminate violence against their physical, sexual and psychological integrity, in both the public and private spheres. The effective...
20/12/1993 — Landmark Document
This declaration directly addresses, in its Article 4, that States should condemn violence against women and should pursue by all appropriate means and without delay a policy of eliminating such violence.