Operations

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...

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on VAWG | UK Aid

16/03/2020Studies, Analyses, Reports
Pandemics affect men and women differently. This UK Aid report shows a correlation between the COVID-19 outbreak and an increased risk of domestic violence; workplace violence in the health sector; racial and sexual harassment; abuse and exploitation for vulnerable women workers;...

Femicide Volume 12: Living Victims of Femicide | UNSA Femicide Team

25/11/2019Studies, Analyses, Reports
This FEMICIDE XII volume, dedicated to the late Prof. Anna Costanza Baldry,  is concerned with the effects of femicide on children of the victims together with the killing of women who speak out against abuse. Good stories with a focus on Femicide Watch/Observatories; the relevance...