Operations
Switzerland - femicide

2016 original call for national Femicide Watches | UN SRVAW

23/09/2016Policies, 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...

Afghan TV presenter Mena Mangal shot in Kabul | RFERL

13/05/2019News
Afghan politicians and women's rights activists are demanding justice after a political adviser and former prominent TV presenter was murdered in broad daylight. According to her family, it was a case of intimate-partner violence.

A Deadly Politics of Wealth: Femicide in India | openDemocracy

02/08/2016Studies, Analyses, Reports
Census data shows that poverty and illiteracy are not key factors in India’s female genocide as many assume. The survival of girls is determined by a patriarchal politics of wealth control.

Femicide in Italy | Casa delle donne

01/11/2016Studies, Analyses, Reports
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.
Syria - armed conflicts

Sexual and Gender-based Violence in the Syrian Arab Republic | UN OHCHR

08/03/2018Studies, Analyses, Reports
Sexual and gender-based violence against women, girls, men, and boys has been a persistent issue in Syria since the uprising in 2011. Parties to the conflict resort to sexual violence as a tool to instil fear, humiliate and punish. In this paper, the Inquiry Commission mentions that there were...
Afghanistan - VAW

Still a Long Way to Go: Implementation of the Law on Elimination of VAW in Afghanistan | UNAMA

18/03/2012Studies, Analyses, Reports
This report provides a synopsis of the situation of violence against women and trends in the Government’s implementation of the Law on Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW law) through reported cases of violence against women at different stages.