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...
01/03/2018 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
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).
01/01/2015 — Official Data, Facts, Statistics
The International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS), in its first version, provides a comprehensive framework for producing statistics on crime and criminal justice, including homicide and - as part of it - femicide.
01/01/2018 — Femicide Definitions
Trying to agree upon a global homogeneous definition of the killing of women and girls based on their gender is highly complex: its meaning varies according to the point of view, context, and discipline from which it is being examined, as well as its scope, content and implications rely on how it...