05/09/2019 — News
Students, men and women demonstrated against South Africa’s “femicide epidemic” as the World Economic Forum on Africa kicked off in Cape Town, amid growing alarm over gender violence in the country.
23/09/2016 — Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
In her September 2016 report to the UNGA, the UN Special Rapporteur on VAW addresses the topic of femicide, or the gender-related killing of women, and proposes the establishment at the global, national and regional levels of a “femicide watch” and observatories on violence against...
27/04/2018 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
The Toronto van attack started a public discourse in Canada about misogynistic hate crimes, as the killer was a member of an online misogynistic movement. Myrna Dawson clarifies the link between misogyny and femicide, and shows that it occurs regularly.
09/07/2018 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
Evaluation report about a two-year project to treat misogyny as a hate crime in Nottingham, from the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. Full report.
14/01/2019 — News
In the UK, a coalition of campaign groups and MPs have called on the Metropolitan police commissioner to make misogyny a hate crime. Gender hate incidents were reportedly at least as common as any hate crime recorded by police: 67,000 such incidents last year, with 57,000 of them targeted at women...
01/01/2019 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
Must-read report by the new Canadian Femicide Observatory CFOJA. It includes data and statistics on femicide in Canada in 2018 (148 women and girls were killed by violence), based on media reports, while also covering past and ongoing work on femicide in Canada as well as current and emerging...