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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.

UK Femicide Census 2009-2018

25/11/2020Official Data, Facts, Statistics
The latest UK Femicide Census reports that 1,425 women were killed by men in the UK from 2009-2018. The Femicide Census significantly improves upon currently available data by providing detailed comparable data about femicides in the UK, including demographic and social factors...

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...

Femicide Volume 13: Collecting Data on Femicide | UNSA Femicide Team

25/11/2020Studies, Analyses, Reports
The latest Volume in our Series provides a collection of articles on the importance of data collection on femicide, covering efforts in Canada, Latin America, India, and Turkey; as well as contributions and statements by the UN Special Rapporteur on VAW and other senior UN, EU and AU...

Standardisation of femicide data: key lessons | LSE Blog

08/08/2019Official Data, Facts, Statistics
In this blog entry Silvana Fumega, research and policy director of the Latin American Initiative for Open Data Latin American Initiative for Open Data, addresses how the increased visibility of femicide in Latin America has not led to improved systems for recording cases, even though this...