05/12/2018 — News
The Femicide Team of the ACUNS Vienna Liaison Office is preparing its next volume in the FEMICIDE publication series on the topic of "Cyber Crimes Against Women and Girls”. Attached please find our call for submissions. Deadline: February 25, 2019
29/11/2018 — Official Data, Facts, Statistics
The key question that we all seek to answer is: How many women and girls are getting killed because of their gender -- also: why, by whom, and where? There are limitations to the efforts to collect comparable, reliable, gender-disaggregated data for each country or region in the world. We would...
01/05/2018 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
This volume of our Femicide publication series deals with state and international responsibility.
24/06/2016 — Femicide Definitions
In this article, the author explains how the terms femicide and feminicide have developed along different lines, why the Western notion of femicide tends to overlook the cause and reason of a women's death, and argues for a narrower understanding.
01/01/2012 — Femicide Definitions
This 2012 information sheet on femicide, including a definition and an overview of the different types of femicide, is part of a series produced by WHO and PAHO to review the evidence base on aspects of violence against women.
25/11/2018 — Landmark Document
This landmark study, released for the 2018 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, examines available homicide data to analyse the gender-related killing of women and girls, with a specific focus on intimate partner and family-related homicide and how this relates to the...
26/11/2018 — News
The purpose of this event is to expose the social and psychological damage and long-term effects that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) facilitated violence against women inflict upon its victims, including online harassment by strangers and ex-boyfriends, cyber-bullying, revenge-...
01/11/2018 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
International organisations, NGOs and independent researchers helped produce this awareness-raising publication on modern-day enslavement of women and girls, a practice that is still commonplace in too many parts of this world.
14/06/2018 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
The UN Special Rapporteur on VAW, Dubravka Šimonović, analyses online violence and violence facilitated by information and communications technology (ICT) against women and girls from a human rights perspective. Report, as presented to the Human Rights Council, covers key definitions,...
01/03/2018 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
The present Strategy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (2018-2021) establishes the first institutional framework on gender equality for the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
11/02/2014 — Landmark Document
In this resolution member states were invited to provide UNODC with information related to best practices and other relevant information related to the investigation and prosecution of gender-related killing of women and girls.
15/09/1995 — Landmark Document
The Platform for Action imagines a world where each woman and girl can exercise her freedoms and choices, and realize all her rights, such as to live free from violence, to go to school, to participate in decisions and to earn equal pay for equal work.
01/01/2018 — Official Data, Facts, Statistics
This fantastic interactive platform exposes the various forms of abuse that women endure.
29/11/2017 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
WHO key facts on intimate partner violence and sexual violence, according to population-level surveys based on reports. 1 in 3, or 35%, of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner
14/07/2017 — Policies and Guidelines
25 years after recommendation No.19 on VAW, this document complements and updates the guidance to States parties and elaborates on the gender-based nature of this form of violence.
01/01/2018 — Advocacy, Campaign
Men and boys wearing the White Ribbon declare that they will never commit, excuse, or remain silent about men's violence against women. White Ribbon is one of the world’s largest male-led campaigns to end men’s violence against women.
01/02/2012 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
This Research Note examines lethal forms of violence against women. It defines femicide and relies on the disaggregated data on femicides produced for the Global Burden of Armed Violence in 2011.
07/12/2017 — News
The UN Special Rapporteur on VAW calls for establishing a femicide watch to collect, analyze and review data at the national, regional and global level will galvanize the gathering of information on good practices with a view to protect all women and girls from gender-based violence.
29/03/2014 — Jurisprudence
The Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly published in 2014 the "Urgent Resolution on Femicide in the European Union and Latin America" where they recognize that it has not been possible to curb the increase in femicide in Latin America and Europe.
01/11/2017 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
The abuse and femicide of older women is one of the most widespread unpunished crimes. This volume aims to analyse the ways in which women, over the age of 55, are psychologically and physically mistreated around the globe.
01/01/2015 — Official Data, Facts, Statistics
The International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS) provides a comprehensive framework for producing statistics on crime and criminal justice.
01/05/2017 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
Femicide Report presented at the 2017 Crime Commission meeting on national Femicide Watches and data collection, as called for by the UN Special Rapporteur on VAW.
01/01/2014 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
Second volume of the ACUNS Femicide series on forced marriage, VAW and the Istanbul Convention.
01/03/2015 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study
This is the third volume of the ACUNS Femicide series with a focus on sexual violence in conflict.