12/03/2019 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Vienna Liaison Office of ACUNS organized a one-day symposium on femicide in the United Nations (UN) Office in Vienna. Member State representatives, social scientists, NGO representatives, law enforcement...
01/11/2012 — Femicide Definitions
Dr. Russell's article, "Best Strategies to Advance the Global Struggle Against Femicide," is a considerably revised and much lengthier version of her concluding speech at the U.N. Symposium on Femicide in Vienna, Austria, in November 2012. After describing her efforts to disseminate...
01/09/2018 — Advocacy, Campaign
Helena Gabriel provides a list of the most inspirational and effective campaigns against femicide, their purposes, outcomes and strategies.
01/09/2018 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
On the 2018 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25th of November), the Femicide Team of the ACUNS Vienna Liaison Office organized a symposium on cybercrimes commited against women: "Gender Inequality in the Digital Era: Addressing Online and ICT-Facilitated...
Latin America and the Caribbean - femicide
07/12/2018 — News
Article on Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad and the link between the migrant caravan in Latin America and the dramatic rise of femicide in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador
18/12/2018 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
This third report by the UK Femicide Census looks at 139 women who were killed by a man or where a man is the principal perpetrator/suspect in the UK in 2017.
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 — Featured
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.
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.