Operations

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on VAWG

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;...
Latin America and the Caribbean - organized crime

Organized crime-related femicide in Latin America | InSight Crime

11/02/2016Studies, Analyses, Reports
Latin America is the region with the most female murders on earth, a phenomenon partly due to organized crime activities such as human trafficking and gang violence. This article from 2016 provides figures and covers this phenonomen at wide depth. Explanations include e.g. the impunity and huge...
Palestinian Territory - honor killings

#WeAreIsraa: Outrage as Palestinian woman 'tortured to death' in honour killing | The New Arab

31/08/2019News
Israa Ghrayeb, a 21-year-old Palestinian from Bethlehem, was reportedly beaten to death by her brother because she posted a selfie with her partner a day before they were due to get engaged. As a response, activists from all around the world are calling for justice. 
Europe - femicide

Femicide and Feminicide in Europe. Gender-Motivated Killings of Women as a Result of Intimate Partner Violence | UNSRVAW

12/10/2011Studies, Analyses, Reports
This paper was prepared for the United Nations (UN) Expert Group Meeting on gendermotivated killings, which took place on 12 October 2011, in New York, U.S.A. The Meeting was organized by the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women (VAW), its causes and consequences, Ms....

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.

Official 2017 statistics on intimate partner violence in Germany | BKA

20/11/2018Studies, Analyses, Reports
This BKA report (in German) provides recent statistics on all forms of intimate-partner violence in Germany. In 2017, 138.893 people suffered from violence by their intimate partner, and 147 women died from it.