About us

Welcome to the Femicide Watch Platform, a joint project of the UN Studies Association (UNSA) Global Network and the UNSA Vienna's Femicide Team

This unique knowledge space provides selected, high-quality information on the issue of femicide: the gender related killings of women and girls. It addresses policy and decision-makers at all levels, actors from the criminal justice system, practitioners, civil society activists, academics, and individuals concerned with this horrible phenomenon.


A prototype of this platform was presented and launched in May 2017 on the occasion of the 26th session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (22-26 May, 2017). Read UNODC'S press statement. It was upgraded in May 2018.


Key features

- key information on the issue of femicide (core definitions, facts, figures, data, statistics)

- landmark documents issued by key players

- an interactive knowledge base of good practices in multiple areas (data collection, legislation, jurisdiction, etc.)

- topical and regional / country dossiers, timelines, reading lists

- direct access to experts and practitioners from around the world and across disciplines.

For a detailed description of the purpose, unique features and the future, please see here.

About the concret need for such a global platform, continue to read here.


The Platform Team

Prof. Myrna Dawson, Senior Advisor

Andrada Filip, Advisor

Dr. Henrike Landré, Project Leader

Saide Mobayed, Editor-in-Chief

Helena Gabriel, Editor Femicide Volumes

Michael Platzer, Senior Advisor, Partnerships

Dr. Ourania Roditi, Partnerships


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