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News

Joint Statement—‘Freedom from Fear’: Ending Violence against Women | UN Women

On this Human Rights Day, the last day in the global campaign of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, we repeat the deep connections between freedom from fear, freedom from want and ending gender-based violence: it is time to end it.
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Dec 10, 2017
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Leave No One Behind—End Violence against Women and Girls | UN Women

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign spanning from 25 November through 10 December, is taking place this year against the backdrop of an unprecedented global outcry.
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Dec 9, 2017
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UN Expert on Violence against Women Urges Worldwide Adoption of Femicide Watch or Gender-related Killings Observatories | OHCHR

Establishing a femicide watch to collect, analyze and review data at the national, regional and global level will galvanize the gathering of information on good practices with a view to protect all women and girls from gender-based violence.
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Dec 7, 2017
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Research, Analysis, Reports

Making Femicide Visible | Current Sociology

The article postulates possible reasons for the invisibility of the phenomenon and methodological difficulties in researching it because of the impossibility of researching dead women first-hand, missing data and the difficulties in its comparison.
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Feb 9, 2016
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Data Collection

Harnessing the Power of Data for Girls: Taking Stock and Looking ahead to 2030 | UNICEF

Data tell us that the lives of girls today are better in many respects than those of preceding generations. Girls are now more likely to survive childhood, more likely to attend school and complete their education and less likely to be undernourished.
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Dec 4, 2017
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Guidelines for Producing Statistics on Violence against Women | UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs—Statistics Division

These Guidelines respond to the need to provide methodological advice regarding selection of topics, sources of data, relevant statistical classifications, outputs, wording of questions and all other issues relevant for national statistical offices.
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Jan 1, 2014
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Theories of Femicide and their Significance for Social Research | SAGE Journals

Femicide is an effort in sociological imagination that has been successful in transforming conventional perception, public awareness, scientific research and policy making. This article undertakes to review how femicide has evolved in social research.
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Feb 2, 2016
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A Story of Violence: 16 Objects show the Reality of Gender-based Violence around the world | United Nations Population Fund (UNPF)

Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive human rights abuse in the world, affecting every country and community. One in three women will experience some form of abuse in her lifetime.
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Nov 22, 2017
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Día Internacional contra la Violencia de género | EL PAÍS 2017

Gender-based violence continues to be present in society with thousands of victims around the world. Every November 25, voices of complaint rise globally in the pursuit of their definitive eradication. El Pais presents us these voices.
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Nov 25, 2017
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Definitions of Femicide

Femicide: The Politics of Woman Killing | Jill Radford and Diana H. Russell 1992

This ground-breaking and comprehensive book by Russell and Radford addresses what femicide means and the impacts of the patriarchal culture in the violent murdering of women.
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Nov 20, 1992
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Definitions of Femicide

Femicide: Understanding and Addressing Violence against Women | World Health Organization 2012

This information sheet by the WHO focuses on the narrower definition commonly used in policies, laws and research: intentional murder of women.
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Nov 20, 2012
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International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS) | 2015

The International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS) provides a comprehensive framework for producing statistics on crime and criminal justice.
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Mar 1, 2015
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