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What data do we have on femicide? Editorial Team

November 29, 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 like to use this platform to sensitize our readers for these limitations, but also inform them about existing data and the possibilities to improve the international community's, national statistical bodies' and NGO data collection efforts.

FWP Editorial TEam


The challenge of collecting data on femicide

In the context of data collection on femicide, it is important to distinguish between data collected at the national and at the international level. Some forms of femicide are more prevalent in some countries than in others, as this depends on the socio-cultural background. Furthermore, depending on the institutional and administrative capacities of a given country or region, there are states which only collect data on homicide, and others, particularly in Latin America, which do collect data on femicide, according to the way in which this type of criminal offense has been classified in the country’s legal framework.

Hence, when it comes to having statistics on this phenomenon at the global level it is important to stick to a framework that enables us to have the most comprehensive coverage of countries that are adequately covered. Moreover, it is important to operate within a statistical framework accepted by states, acknowledging the great diversity of legal systems that exist.

UNODC methodology as key reference

When it comes to presenting statistics on femicide at the global level, this platform will operate within the broader framework of homicide, presenting data on the subset categories of homicide by intimate partners and family members. This approach is in line with the methodology adopted by UNODC in its 2018 and 2013 Global Studies on Homicide and also in its International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (2015). This by no means denies the existence of other forms of femicide: information on other direct and indirect categories of femicide will also be collected.

The work of observatories and NGOs

Census UK

Canada

European Observatory

Latin America Observatory

#APRAN Official Data, Facts, Statistics

What data do we have on femicide? Editorial Team

November 29, 2018
#data, #data collection, #statistics, #UNODC, #global studies, #national statistics, #challenges

Executive Summary

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 like to use this platform to sensitize our readers for these limitations, but also inform them about existing data and the possibilities to improve the international community's, national statistical bodies' and NGO data collection efforts.

FWP Editorial TEam


The challenge of collecting data on femicide

In the context of data collection on femicide, it is important to distinguish between data collected at the national and at the international level. Some forms of femicide are more prevalent in some countries than in others, as this depends on the socio-cultural background. Furthermore, depending on the institutional and administrative capacities of a given country or region, there are states which only collect data on homicide, and others, particularly in Latin America, which do collect data on femicide, according to the way in which this type of criminal offense has been classified in the country’s legal framework.

Hence, when it comes to having statistics on this phenomenon at the global level it is important to stick to a framework that enables us to have the most comprehensive coverage of countries that are adequately covered. Moreover, it is important to operate within a statistical framework accepted by states, acknowledging the great diversity of legal systems that exist.

UNODC methodology as key reference

When it comes to presenting statistics on femicide at the global level, this platform will operate within the broader framework of homicide, presenting data on the subset categories of homicide by intimate partners and family members. This approach is in line with the methodology adopted by UNODC in its 2018 and 2013 Global Studies on Homicide and also in its International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (2015). This by no means denies the existence of other forms of femicide: information on other direct and indirect categories of femicide will also be collected.

The work of observatories and NGOs

Census UK

Canada

European Observatory

Latin America Observatory

2018 Study on Global Homicide: Gender-related killings of women and girls | UNODC

November 25, 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 status and roles of women in society and the domestic sphere.

Andrada Filip, Angela Me — UNODC


Key findings and figures (pages 10 and 11)
 

  1. Killings by intimate partners or family members 2017: A total of 87,000 women were intentionally killed in 2017. More than half of them (58 per cent)  ̶  50,000  ̶  were killed by intimate partners or family members. This means that 137 women across the world are killed by a member of their own family every day. This amounts to some six women being killed every hour by people they know.
  2. Killings by intimate partners 2017: by More than a third (30,000) of the women intentionally killed in 2017 were killed by their current or former intimate partner  ̶  someone they would normally expect to trust.
  3. Comparison with 2012: Based on revised data, the estimated number of women killed by intimate partners or family members in 2012 was 48,000 (47 per cent of all female homicide victims). The annual number of female deaths worldwide resulting from intimate partner/family-related homicide therefore seems be on the increase.
  4. Killings by region: The largest number (20,000) of all women killed worldwide by intimate partners or family members in 2017 was in Asia, followed by Africa (19,000), the Americas (8,000) Europe (3,000) and Oceania (300). However, with an intimate partner/family-related homicide rate of 3.1 per 100,000 female population, Africa is the region where women run the greatest risk of being killed by their intimate partner or family members, while Europe (0.7 per 100,000 population) is the region where the risk is lowest. The intimate partner/family-related homicide rate was also high in the Americas in 2017, at 1.6 per 100,000 female population, as well as Oceania, at 1.3, and Asia, at 0.9.
  5. Shares of female vs. male victimes: The disparity between the shares of male and female victims of homicide perpetrated exclusively by an intimate partner is substantially larger than of victims of homicide perpetrated by intimate partners or family members: roughly 82 per cent female victims versus 18 percent male victims.
#APRAN Landmark Document

2018 Study on Global Homicide: Gender-related killings of women and girls | UNODC

November 25, 2018
#UNODC, #femicide, #study, #global data, #statistics, #data, #homicide

Executive Summary

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 status and roles of women in society and the domestic sphere.

Andrada Filip, Angela Me — UNODC


Key findings and figures (pages 10 and 11)
 

  1. Killings by intimate partners or family members 2017: A total of 87,000 women were intentionally killed in 2017. More than half of them (58 per cent)  ̶  50,000  ̶  were killed by intimate partners or family members. This means that 137 women across the world are killed by a member of their own family every day. This amounts to some six women being killed every hour by people they know.
  2. Killings by intimate partners 2017: by More than a third (30,000) of the women intentionally killed in 2017 were killed by their current or former intimate partner  ̶  someone they would normally expect to trust.
  3. Comparison with 2012: Based on revised data, the estimated number of women killed by intimate partners or family members in 2012 was 48,000 (47 per cent of all female homicide victims). The annual number of female deaths worldwide resulting from intimate partner/family-related homicide therefore seems be on the increase.
  4. Killings by region: The largest number (20,000) of all women killed worldwide by intimate partners or family members in 2017 was in Asia, followed by Africa (19,000), the Americas (8,000) Europe (3,000) and Oceania (300). However, with an intimate partner/family-related homicide rate of 3.1 per 100,000 female population, Africa is the region where women run the greatest risk of being killed by their intimate partner or family members, while Europe (0.7 per 100,000 population) is the region where the risk is lowest. The intimate partner/family-related homicide rate was also high in the Americas in 2017, at 1.6 per 100,000 female population, as well as Oceania, at 1.3, and Asia, at 0.9.
  5. Shares of female vs. male victimes: The disparity between the shares of male and female victims of homicide perpetrated exclusively by an intimate partner is substantially larger than of victims of homicide perpetrated by intimate partners or family members: roughly 82 per cent female victims versus 18 percent male victims.

Explore the Facts: Violence Against Women | UN Women

January 1, 2018 — Official Data, Facts, Statistics

This fantastic interactive platform exposes the various forms of abuse that women endure.

UN Women

"Intimate partner violence is any behaviour by a current or former partner or spouse that causes physical, sexual or psychological harm. This is the most common form of violence experienced by women globally.

Worldwide, 1 in 3 women have experienced physical or sexual violence — mostly by an intimate partner..."

#APRAN Official Data, Facts, Statistics

Explore the Facts: Violence Against Women | UN Women

January 1, 2018
#statistics, #facts, #intimate partner violence, #violence against women, #VAW, #UN Women, #platform, #data

Executive Summary

This fantastic interactive platform exposes the various forms of abuse that women endure.

UN Women

"Intimate partner violence is any behaviour by a current or former partner or spouse that causes physical, sexual or psychological harm. This is the most common form of violence experienced by women globally.

Worldwide, 1 in 3 women have experienced physical or sexual violence — mostly by an intimate partner..."

A Deadly Politics of Wealth: Femicide in India | openDemocracy

August 2, 2016 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study

Census data shows that poverty and illiteracy are not key factors in India’s female genocide as many assume. The survival of girls is determined by a patriarchal politics of wealth control.

openDemocracy
#APRAN Research, Analysis, Report, Study

A Deadly Politics of Wealth: Femicide in India | openDemocracy

August 2, 2016
#femicide, #India, #census data, #data, #statistics, #patriarchal politics
India

Executive Summary

Census data shows that poverty and illiteracy are not key factors in India’s female genocide as many assume. The survival of girls is determined by a patriarchal politics of wealth control.

openDemocracy

Femicide in Mexico Has More Than Doubled Since 2007 | Global Citizen

December 14, 2017 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study

A recent report from Mexico’s interior department, the National Women’s Institute, and UN Women reveals that violence against women is nearly as high as it was at its peak in 2012 and more than twice as high as it was in 2007.

Global Citizen
#APRAN Research, Analysis, Report, Study

Femicide in Mexico Has More Than Doubled Since 2007 | Global Citizen

December 14, 2017
#femicide, #Mexico, #data, #statistics, #government, #UN Women, #VAW, #violence against women
Mexico

Executive Summary

A recent report from Mexico’s interior department, the National Women’s Institute, and UN Women reveals that violence against women is nearly as high as it was at its peak in 2012 and more than twice as high as it was in 2007.

Global Citizen

Femicide in Italy | Casa delle donne

November 1, 2016 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study

The report (in Italian language) offers an insight into the prevalence of femicide in Italy. Detailed statistics are presented on the number of women killed in Italy between 2005 and 2016. According to the data explored in the report, a total of 1395 women have been killed.

Casa delle donne
#APRAN Research, Analysis, Report, Study

Femicide in Italy | Casa delle donne

November 1, 2016
#Italy, #femicide, #data, #statistics, #2016
Italy

Executive Summary

The report (in Italian language) offers an insight into the prevalence of femicide in Italy. Detailed statistics are presented on the number of women killed in Italy between 2005 and 2016. According to the data explored in the report, a total of 1395 women have been killed.

Casa delle donne

Global → femicide

Lethal forms of femicide | Small Arms Survey

February 1, 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.

Small Arms Survey

"About 66,000 women and girls are violently killed every year, accounting for approximately 17 per cent of all victims of intentional homicides. While the data on which these conservative estimates are based is incomplete, it does reveal certain patterns with respect to the male v. female victim ratio in homicides, intimate partner violence, and the use of firearms in femicides—defined here as ‘the killing of a woman’. ..."
 

#APRAN Research, Analysis, Report, Study

Lethal forms of femicide | Small Arms Survey

February 1, 2012
#femicide, #data, #definition, #research, #violence, #homicides, #firearms

Executive Summary

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.

Small Arms Survey

"About 66,000 women and girls are violently killed every year, accounting for approximately 17 per cent of all victims of intentional homicides. While the data on which these conservative estimates are based is incomplete, it does reveal certain patterns with respect to the male v. female victim ratio in homicides, intimate partner violence, and the use of firearms in femicides—defined here as ‘the killing of a woman’. ..."
 

Spain → elderly women

Femicide Rates Elderly Women 2010-2015 in Spain |

November 20, 2017 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study

One in four women murdered in Spain between 2010 and 2015 was over 60 years old (25.7%). The most common victimizers are the current partners of the victims (31%) and/or their children (19%).

feminicidio.net
#APRAN Research, Analysis, Report, Study

Femicide Rates Elderly Women 2010-2015 in Spain |

November 20, 2017
#data, #femicide, #elderly women, #older women, #violence against women, #Spain, #statistics, #infographic
Spain

Executive Summary

One in four women murdered in Spain between 2010 and 2015 was over 60 years old (25.7%). The most common victimizers are the current partners of the victims (31%) and/or their children (19%).

feminicidio.net

Femicide Statistics in Uruguay | Feminicidio Uruguay

January 1, 2018 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study

This database contains information on the gender-related killing of women in Uruguay since 2001.

Feminicidio Uruguay
#APRAN Research, Analysis, Report, Study

Femicide Statistics in Uruguay | Feminicidio Uruguay

January 1, 2018
#data, #statistics, #femicide, #Uruguay, #Feminicidio, #MachismoMata, #NiUnaMenos
Uruguay

Executive Summary

This database contains information on the gender-related killing of women in Uruguay since 2001.

Feminicidio Uruguay

Turkey → femicide

Nearly 2,000 Women Killed in Eight Years in Turkey | Hürriyet

November 26, 2017 — News

Violence against women and femicides continue to be major problems in Turkey, with statistics showing that current preventive measures are far from sufficient. Nearly 2,000 women have been killed over the past eight years in Turkey, according to statistics gathered by a website tracking femicides across the country based on reports by the Bianet news website.

Hürriyet
#APRAN News

Nearly 2,000 Women Killed in Eight Years in Turkey | Hürriyet

November 26, 2017
#femicide, #violence against women, #VAW, #Turkey, #data, #statistics, #protests
Turkey

Executive Summary

Violence against women and femicides continue to be major problems in Turkey, with statistics showing that current preventive measures are far from sufficient. Nearly 2,000 women have been killed over the past eight years in Turkey, according to statistics gathered by a website tracking femicides across the country based on reports by the Bianet news website.

Hürriyet

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