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Research, Analysis, Reports

Resolution 68/191 on Taking Action against Gender-related Killing of Women and Girls | UN General Assembly 2014

In this resolution Member States were invited to 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.
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Feb 11, 2014
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Landmark Documents

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

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.
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Sep 15, 1995
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Research, Analysis, Reports

Femicide: A Social Change

Femicide is more than a neologism—it signifies death and violence. The term denotes a violent phenomenon; moreover, it designates murder with intent. All femicides are expressions of extreme violence—death at the hands of another human being.
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Feb 6, 2016
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UNGA Gender Mapping Report 2017

The UNGA Gender Mapping Report is a record of what Presidents and Ministers from UN Member States said on eight of the SDGs during the 2017 General Assembly. This is an invaluable advocacy tool for Civil Society.
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Jan 31, 2018
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Policies and Guidelines

CEDAW General Recommendation No. 35 on Gender-based Violence Against Women

25 years after recommendation No.19 on VAW, this document complements and updates the guidance to States parties and elaborates on the gender-based nature of this form of violence.
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Jul 14, 2017
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Data Collection

Womenstats Project

The WomanStats Database is the largest crossnational compilation of data, statistics, and maps on the status of women worldwide. Organized by country, it has over 350 variables for 176 countries.
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Jan 4, 2018
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Data Collection

Sexual Harassment: How it Stands Around the Globe

Sexual harassment is everywhere. When quantifying the problem on a global level, minimal levels of reporting and data limit what experts can provide to help prove—and solve—the problem. Based on what is available, here's how the numbers look globally.
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Nov 29, 2017
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Definitions of Femicide

Femicide: A Global Problem

This Research Note examines lethal forms of violence against women. It relies on the disaggregated data on femicides produced for the Global Burden of Armed Violence in 2011.
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Feb 24, 2012
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Research, Analysis, Reports

A Gendered Analysis of Violent Deaths

Does the risk of violent death differ for men and women in conflict and nonconflict settings, and across regions and countries? Does it change over the course of a person’s life? And are women targeted because they are women? Is such violence gendered?
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Nov 24, 2016
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Official Data and Statistics

Global Database on Violence Against Women

The Global Database on Violence against Women provides easy access to comprehensive and up-to-date information on measures undertaken by United Nations Member States to address all forms of violence against women.
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Dec 14, 2017
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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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