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Responses to UN SRVAW Call for Femicide Data since 2016 | UN OHCHR

January 1, 2018 — Official Data, Facts, Statistics
Summary:

In her report to the General Assembly A/71/398, of 23 September 2016 the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, it’s causes and consequences (UNSRVAW), Dubravka Simonovic, called for the prevention of femicide as well as the establishment of femicide watches and/or observatories on violence against women. Since then, some progress has been made in developing national observatories and collection of data. The UN OHCHR provides a list of member states that submitted information.

Author(s) / Source: UN OHCHR

 

Data/information requested by the UNSRVAW (as listed on website provideed above):

  • administrative data on gender related killings of women for 2016-2018;
  • the number of women  killed  by their partners (intimate partner killings)  or  by family  members or  other killings by unrelated persons but gender related;
  • Number of killings of children, disaggregated by sex, in the contexts of gender related violence against women;
  • Information on the existence of or progress in the creation of a national femicide watch and/or observatory on violence against women;
  • Information on analysis of cases and actions undertaken in this respect;
  • Information on related investigations, prosecutions and convictions of all cases of gender related killing. 

The following member states submitted answers:

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Responses to UN SRVAW Call for Femicide Data since 2016 | UN OHCHR

January 1, 2018
#femicide, #data, #data collection, #femicide watch, #observatory, #member states, #statistics

Executive Summary

In her report to the General Assembly A/71/398, of 23 September 2016 the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, it’s causes and consequences (UNSRVAW), Dubravka Simonovic, called for the prevention of femicide as well as the establishment of femicide watches and/or observatories on violence against women. Since then, some progress has been made in developing national observatories and collection of data. The UN OHCHR provides a list of member states that submitted information.

UN OHCHR

 

Data/information requested by the UNSRVAW (as listed on website provideed above):

  • administrative data on gender related killings of women for 2016-2018;
  • the number of women  killed  by their partners (intimate partner killings)  or  by family  members or  other killings by unrelated persons but gender related;
  • Number of killings of children, disaggregated by sex, in the contexts of gender related violence against women;
  • Information on the existence of or progress in the creation of a national femicide watch and/or observatory on violence against women;
  • Information on analysis of cases and actions undertaken in this respect;
  • Information on related investigations, prosecutions and convictions of all cases of gender related killing. 

The following member states submitted answers:

Global → online violence

2018 Report on online violence by UN Special Rapporteur on VAW | UN OHCHR

June 18, 2018 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
Summary:

 

In her report to the Human Rights Council, 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. The report covers key definitions, manifestations, and recommendations for action on the national level (legal, data collection etc.).

Author(s) / Source: UN OHCHR

 

A/HRC/38/47. In the report, it is estimated that "23 per cent of women have reported having experienced online abuse or harassment at least once in their life, and that one in 10 women has experienced some form of online violence since the age of 15."

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2018 Report on online violence by UN Special Rapporteur on VAW | UN OHCHR

June 18, 2018
#online violence, #VAW, #cyber crime, #cyber violence, #technology-facilitated violence

Executive Summary

 

In her report to the Human Rights Council, 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. The report covers key definitions, manifestations, and recommendations for action on the national level (legal, data collection etc.).

UN OHCHR

 

A/HRC/38/47. In the report, it is estimated that "23 per cent of women have reported having experienced online abuse or harassment at least once in their life, and that one in 10 women has experienced some form of online violence since the age of 15."

Syria → armed conflicts

Sexual and Gender-based Violence in the Syrian Arab Republic | UN OHCHR

March 8, 2018 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
Summary:

Sexual and gender-based violence against women, girls, men, and boys has been a persistent issue in Syria since the uprising in 2011. Parties to the conflict resort to sexual violence as a tool to instil fear, humiliate and punish. In this paper, the Inquiry Commission mentions that there were reported instances, when sexual violence led to the killing of women and girls.

Author(s) / Source: UN OHCHR

2018 Conference room paper of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, UN Human Rights Council A-HRC-37-CRP.3.

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Sexual and Gender-based Violence in the Syrian Arab Republic | UN OHCHR

March 8, 2018
#Syria, #Human Rights Council, #paper, #sexual and gender-based violence
Syria

Executive Summary

Sexual and gender-based violence against women, girls, men, and boys has been a persistent issue in Syria since the uprising in 2011. Parties to the conflict resort to sexual violence as a tool to instil fear, humiliate and punish. In this paper, the Inquiry Commission mentions that there were reported instances, when sexual violence led to the killing of women and girls.

UN OHCHR

2018 Conference room paper of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, UN Human Rights Council A-HRC-37-CRP.3.

".... QUOTE"

CEDAW General Recommendation No. 35 on Gender-based Violence Against Women

July 14, 2017 — Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
Summary:

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.

Author(s) / Source: UN OHCHR
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CEDAW General Recommendation No. 35 on Gender-based Violence Against Women

July 14, 2017
#CEDAW, #recommendations, #gender-based violence, #violence against women, #VAW

Executive Summary

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.

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Global → femicide

UN Special Rapporteur on VAW urges worldwide adoption of femicide watch or observatories | UNOHCHR

December 7, 2017 — News
Summary:

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.

Author(s) / Source: UN OHCHR
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UN Special Rapporteur on VAW urges worldwide adoption of femicide watch or observatories | UNOHCHR

December 7, 2017
#Special Rapporteur, #VAW, #violence against women, #femicide watches, #national watches, #UN OHCHR

Executive Summary

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.

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Latin America and the Caribbean → femicide

Latin American Model Protocol for the Investigation of Gender-related Killings of Women (femicide/feminicide) (2015)

January 1, 2015 — Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
Summary:

This landmark protocol is a practical tool, designed to be applied by the people responsible for carrying out the investigation and prosecution of these acts. It was developed by the Regional Office for Central America of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) with the support of the Americas and the Caribbean Regional Office of UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), in the framework of the UN Secretary General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women.

 

Author(s) / Source: UN OHCHR
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Latin American Model Protocol for the Investigation of Gender-related Killings of Women (femicide/feminicide) (2015)

January 1, 2015
#femicide, #protocol, #guideline, #recommendations, #UN Women, #UN OHCHR, #investigation

Executive Summary

This landmark protocol is a practical tool, designed to be applied by the people responsible for carrying out the investigation and prosecution of these acts. It was developed by the Regional Office for Central America of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) with the support of the Americas and the Caribbean Regional Office of UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), in the framework of the UN Secretary General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women.

 

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