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Global - slavery

Femicide Vol X: Contemporary Forms of Enslavement of Women & Girls

01/11/2018Research, 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.
  • ACUNS
  • femicide volume
  • femicide
  • slavery
  • modern...
Global - online violence

2018 Report on online violence by UN Special Rapporteur on VAW | UN OHCHR

14/06/2018Research, 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,...
  • online violence
  • VAW
  • cyber crime
  • cyber violence
  • ...
Latin America and the Caribbean - VAW

Ending Violence Against Women in Latin America: Feminist Norm Setting in a Multilevel Context

23/03/2016Research, 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.
  • VAW
  • violence against women
  • feminist theory
  • norm setting
  • ...
Global - gender equality

Empowering Women and Girls When Tackling Drugs and Crime | UNODC

01/03/2018Research, 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).
  • gender equality
  • empowerment
  • women
  • girls
  • UNODC...
Latin America and the Caribbean - femicide

5 Countries in Latin America Where Femicide Is At Its Worst | Elite Daily

19/06/2015Research, Analysis, Report, Study
This report provides an overview of femicide in 5 Latin American countries.
  • femicide
  • Latin America
  • definition
  • statistics
  • ...
Global - femicide

UNGA Resolution 68/191 (2014) on Taking Action against Gender-related Killing of Women and Girls

11/02/2014Landmark 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.
  • femicide
  • resolution
  • General Assembly
  • UNGA
  • best practices...
Global - human rights

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

15/09/1995Landmark 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.
  • Beijing Declaration
  • Platform for Action
  • VAW
  • violence against women...
Latin America and the Caribbean - VAW

Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI) (2004)

01/01/2004Landmark 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...
  • Belém do Pará Convention
  • MESECVI
  • mechanism
  • convention
  • ...
Global - VAW

UNGA Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women 48/104 (1993)

20/12/1993Landmark 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.
  • UNGA
  • resolution
  • VAW
  • violence against women
  • ...

Explore the Facts: Violence Against Women | UN Women

01/01/2018Official Data, Facts, Statistics
This fantastic interactive platform exposes the various forms of abuse that women endure.
  • statistics
  • facts
  • intimate partner violence
  • violence against women...

Terminology and Indicators for Data Collection: Rape, Femicide and Intimate Partner Violence Report | EIGE

13/12/2017Research, Analysis, Report, Study
This report lays the ground for the establishment of a measure of violence against women through the use of harmonised definitions and indicators on rape, femicide and intimate partner violence. A set of definitions and indicators are put forward.
  • femicide
  • data collection
  • terminology
  • indicators
  • intimate-...

Key facts on VAW / intimate partner violence | WHO

29/11/2017Research, Analysis, Report, Study
WHO key facts on intimate partner violence and sexual violence, according to population-level surveys based on reports. 1 in 3, or 35%, of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner
  • WHO
  • surveys
  • populations
  • Fact Sheet
  • facts
  • ...
Latin America and the Caribbean - femicide

Feminicide: A Global Phenomenon 5th ed. | Heinrich Böll Stiftung

01/08/2017Research, Analysis, Report, Study
This publication presents articles written by prominent feminists, women´s human rights activists, academics and representatives from civil society in Latin American (LA) and the European Union (EU) regarding the mass demonstrations of feminicide. The fifth edition of “Feminicide: A Global...
  • femicide
  • abortion
  • Istanbul Convention
  • global phenomenon
  • ...
Global - femicide

Lethal forms of femicide | Small Arms Survey

01/02/2012Research, Analysis, Report, Study
This Research Note examines lethal forms of violence against women. It defines femicide and relies on the disaggregated data on femicides produced for the Global Burden of Armed Violence in 2011.
  • femicide
  • data
  • definition
  • research
  • violence
  • ...

The Femicide Census Report UK 2017 | Women's Aid

20/11/2017Research, Analysis, Report, Study
The latest Femicide Census report, published in December 2017, reveals that 113 women were killed by men in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2016.
  • census
  • data
  • cases
  • UK
  • femicide
  • annual...

Femicide in Europe is a Widespread Issue | European Data Journalism Network

28/11/2017Research, Analysis, Report, Study
Regardless of the law, cases of femicide still fill the news: this worrying subject continues to arouse the interest of the media and international institutions, including those of Europe.
  • data
  • femicide
  • Europe
  • femicide rates
  • interactive maps...

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

14/07/2017Policies and Guidelines
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.
  • CEDAW
  • recommendations
  • gender-based violence
  • violence against women...
Global - VAW

White Ribbon Campaign | EIGE

01/01/2018Advocacy, Campaign
Men and boys wearing the White Ribbon declare that they will never commit, excuse, or remain silent about men's violence against women. White Ribbon is one of the world’s largest male-led campaigns to end men’s violence against women.
  • campaign
  • white ribbon
  • EIGE
  • violence against women
  • VAW...
Global - VAW

UN Expert on Violence Against Women Urges Worldwide Adoption of Femicide Watch or Gender-related Killings Observatories | OHCHR

07/12/2017News
The UN Special Rapporteur on VAW calls for 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.
  • Special Rapporteur
  • VAW
  • violence against women
  • femicide watches...
Global - femicide

Resolution on Femicide in the European Union and Latin America EURO-LAT (2014)

29/03/2014Jurisprudence
The Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly published in 2014 the "Urgent Resolution on Femicide in the European Union and Latin America" where they recognize that it has not been possible to curb the increase in femicide in Latin America and Europe.
  • femicide
  • Latin America
  • European Parliament
  • EUROLAT
  • ...
Global - femicide

Femicide Volume 8: Abuse and Femicide of the Older Women | ACUNS

01/12/2017Research, Analysis, Report, Study
The abuse and femicide of older women is one of the most widespread unpunished crimes. This volume aims to analyse the ways in which women, over the age of 55, are psychologically and physically mistreated around the globe.
  • femicide
  • elderly women
  • older women
  • abuse
  • violence against...

Administrative data collection on rape, femicide and intimate partner violence in EU Member States | EIGE

03/05/2017Research, Analysis, Report, Study
Assessment of data collection efforts of European countries including major gaps.
  • data
  • data collection
  • comparison
  • analysis
  • Europe
  • ...
Global - femicide

"Femicide"—The Power of a Name | Diana Russell

01/05/2013Femicide Definitions
Sociologist Diana Russell has organized campaigns for decades to end violence against women. In this text she argues that labeling the most extreme form of such violence is essential to combat it. This text is part of the ACUNS Vienna Femicide Report Vol. 1
  • femicide
  • definition
  • campaign
  • Diane Russell
  • combat
  • ...
Latin America and the Caribbean - VAW

Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women "Convention of Bélem do Pará" (1994)

01/01/1994Landmark Document
The Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women (known as the Convention of Belém do Pará) calls for the first time for the establishment of mechanisms for protecting and defending women's rights as essential to combating the phenomenon of...
  • Bélem do pará
  • convention
  • violence against women
  • VAW
  • Human...