23/09/2016 — Policies, 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...
07/01/2019 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
In 2018, 440 women were murdered and 317 women were sexually assaulted by men, according to this report of the "We Stop Femicide Platform". Also, 1217 cases of child abuse were covered in the media and 26 children were killed
14/12/2017 — News
Of more than 50,000 killings of women since 1985, nearly a third took place in last six years (2001 - 2017), official report says, issued by Mexico’s interior department, the country’s National Women’s Institute and the UN Women agency
22/03/2019 — News
European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, launched the national programme for Argentina of the EU-UN Spotlight initiative to end violence against women and girls, with a focus on femicide. Argentina is the second country in Latin America to launch a country...
01/04/2019 — News
In El Salvador, a woman is murdered every 18 hours. In 2017, 468 femicides occurred, according to the Institute of Legal Medicine. In 2018, the official number is over 300 – and growing. The article highlighs individual cases and offers explanations such as the country's culture of misogyny.
25/11/2018 — News
On occasion of the November 25th International Day to Eliminate VAW, BBC Monitoring reported about women that died on one day in 2018. The original idea came from the BBC 100 Women: They wanted to find out more about the women behind the numbers and thus monitored press coverage of women killed by...