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COVID-19 wave of violence against women shows EU countries still lack proper safeguards | EIGE

18/11/2020News
This article from the EU agency discusses its two new studies assessing measures Member States took to protect women during the pandemic and the need for further support.  
Global - femicide

The invisible pandemic: domestic violence within EU borders

11/06/2020News
This article on the London School of Economics blog examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has brought further awareness to violence against women and questions why EU member states have still not dealt with flagrant structural gendered inequalities in their countries.  

SRVAW Dubravka Šimonovic on the 'pandemic of femicide' | UN OHCHR

25/11/2020Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
This statement issued by Dubravka Šimonovic, special rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, reiterates her call for States to establish national femicide watches or observatories around the world to end the "pandemic of femicide". 

Podcast: Counting the global scale of intimate femicide | UNODC

01/10/2020Multimedia: Podcasts, Videos
As part of its Education for Initiative (E4J) podcast series, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) discusses data collection of femicide and violence against women with expert Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Australia.

Measures to address violence against women during the pandemic have been uneven and insufficient | UN WOMEN

25/11/2020Studies, Analyses, Reports
In this report, the UNDP-UN Women Global Gender Response Tracker assessed the 704 measures across 135 countries to prevent and respond to violence against women (VAW). For the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, they take a closer look at what governments are...

Identifying femicide locally and globally: Understanding the utility and accessibility of sex/ gender-related motives and indicators

28/08/2020Studies, Analyses, Reports
Femicide, the gender-related killing of women and girls, has received an unprecedented rise in international attention in the past decade, prompting increased discussions about how to define and measure femicide. Following a review of definitions and indicators, this article examines the utility of...