VAW

Official 2017 statistics on intimate partner violence in Germany | BKA

November 20, 2018 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study

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.

Bundeskriminalamt
#APRAN Research, Analysis, Report, Study

Official 2017 statistics on intimate partner violence in Germany | BKA

November 20, 2018
#intimate-partner violence, #Germany, #statistics, #BKA, #femicide, #VAW
Germany

Executive Summary

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.

Bundeskriminalamt

Austria → online violence

Panel discussion on cyber crime against women and girls on November 26, 2018 | ACUNS Vienna

November 26, 2018 — News

The purpose of this event is to expose the social and psychological damage and long-term effects that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) facilitated violence against women inflict upon its victims, including online harassment by strangers and ex-boyfriends, cyber-bullying, revenge-porn, cybercrime (fraud), online sexual exploitation of women and girls, pornography and the use of the dark net for human trafficking and the arrangement of child marriages.

 

Sigmund Freud University, Festsaal, Vienna, Austria on November 26, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm

ACUNS Vienna Liaision Office Femicide Team

 

This panel discussion is part of a series of events focusing on diverse forms of violence against women and girls and is organized by the ACUNS Vienna Liaision Office's Femicide Team. For further information on our work visit www.acuns.org.

PANELISTS
• Moderator: Dr Martina Gredler, Soroptimist International
• Welcoming Remarks: Dr Alfred Pritz, Rector of Sigmund Freud University
• Gail Dines, Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Wheelock College in Boston, President of Culture Reframed
• Kamola Ibragimova, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, Counter-Cybercrime Education
• Dr Marie-Helen Maras, Tenured Associate Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
• Jackie Jones, Professor of Feminist Legal Studies at Bristol Law School
• Hanna Gaffney, PhD candidate, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
• Katharine Sarikakis, Media Governance and Industries Research Lab, University of Vienna
• Concluding Remarks: Dr Karin Bruckmuller, Sigmund Freud University and Dr Michael Platzer, ACUNS Vienna

REGISTRATION
We kindly ask for your registration, please send an email before the 22nd November 2018 to femicide.sideevent@gmail.com.

 

#APRAN News

Panel discussion on cyber crime against women and girls on November 26, 2018 | ACUNS Vienna

November 26, 2018
#online violence, #ICT-facilitated violence, #cyber crime, #ACUNS Vienna, #VAW
Austria

Executive Summary

The purpose of this event is to expose the social and psychological damage and long-term effects that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) facilitated violence against women inflict upon its victims, including online harassment by strangers and ex-boyfriends, cyber-bullying, revenge-porn, cybercrime (fraud), online sexual exploitation of women and girls, pornography and the use of the dark net for human trafficking and the arrangement of child marriages.

 

Sigmund Freud University, Festsaal, Vienna, Austria on November 26, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm

ACUNS Vienna Liaision Office Femicide Team

 

This panel discussion is part of a series of events focusing on diverse forms of violence against women and girls and is organized by the ACUNS Vienna Liaision Office's Femicide Team. For further information on our work visit www.acuns.org.

PANELISTS
• Moderator: Dr Martina Gredler, Soroptimist International
• Welcoming Remarks: Dr Alfred Pritz, Rector of Sigmund Freud University
• Gail Dines, Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Wheelock College in Boston, President of Culture Reframed
• Kamola Ibragimova, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, Counter-Cybercrime Education
• Dr Marie-Helen Maras, Tenured Associate Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
• Jackie Jones, Professor of Feminist Legal Studies at Bristol Law School
• Hanna Gaffney, PhD candidate, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
• Katharine Sarikakis, Media Governance and Industries Research Lab, University of Vienna
• Concluding Remarks: Dr Karin Bruckmuller, Sigmund Freud University and Dr Michael Platzer, ACUNS Vienna

REGISTRATION
We kindly ask for your registration, please send an email before the 22nd November 2018 to femicide.sideevent@gmail.com.

 

Global → online violence

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

June 14, 2018 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study

 

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. Report, as presented to the Human Rights Council, covers key definitions, manifestations, and recommendations for action on the national level (legal, data collection etc.).

UN OHCHR — 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".

#APRAN Research, Analysis, Report, Study

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

June 14, 2018
#online violence, #VAW, #cyber crime, #cyber violence, #technology-facilitated violence

Executive Summary

 

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. Report, as presented to the Human Rights Council, covers key definitions, manifestations, and recommendations for action on the national level (legal, data collection etc.).

UN OHCHR — 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".

Key facts on VAW / intimate partner violence | WHO

November 29, 2017 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study

WHO key facts on intimate partner violence and sexual violence, according to population-level surveys based on reports. 1 in 3, or 35%, of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner

WHO — WHO

The United Nations defines violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." (1)

Intimate partner violence refers to behaviour by an intimate partner or ex-partner that causes physical, sexual or psychological harm, including physical aggression, sexual coercion, psychological abuse and controlling behaviours.

Sexual violence is "any sexual act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, or other act directed against a person’s sexuality using coercion, by any person regardless of their relationship to the victim, in any setting. It includes rape, defined as the physically forced or otherwise coerced penetration of the vulva or anus with a penis, other body part or object."

Population-level surveys based on reports from victims provide the most accurate estimates of the prevalence of intimate partner violence and sexual violence. A 2013 analysis conduct by WHO with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the South Africa Medical Research Council, used existing data from over 80 countries and found that worldwide, 1 in 3, or 35%, of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner or non-partner sexual violence (3).

Almost one third (30%) of all women who have been in a relationship have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner. The prevalence estimates of intimate partner violence range from 23.2% in high-income countries and 24.6% in the WHO Western Pacific region to 37% in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean region, and 37.7% in the WHO South-East Asia region.

Globally as many as 38% of all murders of women are committed by intimate partners. In addition to intimate partner violence, globally 7% of women report having been sexually assaulted by someone other than a partner, although data for non-partner sexual violence are more limited. Intimate partner and sexual violence are mostly perpetrated by men against women.

Factors associated with intimate partner and sexual violence occur at individual, family, community and wider society levels. Some are associated with being a perpetrator of violence, some are associated with experiencing violence and some are associated with both.

Risk factors for both intimate partner and sexual violence include:

Factors specifically associated with intimate partner violence include:

Factors specifically associated with sexual violence perpetration include:

Gender inequality and norms on the acceptability of violence against women are a root cause of violence against women.

Intimate partner (physical, sexual and emotional) and sexual violence cause serious short- and long-term physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health problems for women. They also affect their children, and lead to high social and economic costs for women, their families and societies. Such violence can:

The social and economic costs of intimate partner and sexual violence are enormous and have ripple effects throughout society. Women may suffer isolation, inability to work, loss of wages, lack of participation in regular activities and limited ability to care for themselves and their children.

There are a growing number of well-designed studies looking at the effectiveness of prevention and response programmes. More resources are needed to strengthen the prevention of and response to intimate partner and sexual violence, including primary prevention – stopping it from happening in the first place.

There is some evidence from high-income countries that advocacy and counselling interventions to improve access to services for survivors of intimate partner violence are effective in reducing such violence. Home visitation programmes involving health worker outreach by trained nurses also show promise in reducing intimate partner violence. However, these have yet to be assessed for use in resource-poor settings.

In low resource settings, prevention strategies that have been shown to be promising include: those that empower women economically and socially through a combination of microfinance and skills training related to gender equality; that promote communication and relationship skills within couples and communities; that reduce access to, and harmful use of alcohol; transform harmful gender and social norms through community mobilization and group-based participatory education with women and men to generate critical reflections about unequal gender and power relationships.

To achieve lasting change, it is important to enact and enforce legislation and develop and implement policies that promote gender equality by:

While preventing and responding to violence against women requires a multi-sectoral approach, the health sector has an important role to play. The health sector can:

At the World Health Assembly in May 2016, Member States endorsed a global plan of action on strengthening the role of the health systems in addressing interpersonal violence, in particular against women and girls and against children.

WHO, in collaboration with partners, is:

1. United Nations. Declaration on the elimination of violence against women. New York : UN, 1993.

WHO Media centre
E-mail: mediainquiries@who.int

© WHO 2018

#APRAN Research, Analysis, Report, Study

Key facts on VAW / intimate partner violence | WHO

November 29, 2017
#WHO, #surveys, #populations, #Fact Sheet, #facts, #statistics, #VAW, #intimate partner violence

Executive Summary

WHO key facts on intimate partner violence and sexual violence, according to population-level surveys based on reports. 1 in 3, or 35%, of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner

WHO — WHO

The United Nations defines violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." (1)

Intimate partner violence refers to behaviour by an intimate partner or ex-partner that causes physical, sexual or psychological harm, including physical aggression, sexual coercion, psychological abuse and controlling behaviours.

Sexual violence is "any sexual act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, or other act directed against a person’s sexuality using coercion, by any person regardless of their relationship to the victim, in any setting. It includes rape, defined as the physically forced or otherwise coerced penetration of the vulva or anus with a penis, other body part or object."

Population-level surveys based on reports from victims provide the most accurate estimates of the prevalence of intimate partner violence and sexual violence. A 2013 analysis conduct by WHO with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the South Africa Medical Research Council, used existing data from over 80 countries and found that worldwide, 1 in 3, or 35%, of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner or non-partner sexual violence (3).

Almost one third (30%) of all women who have been in a relationship have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner. The prevalence estimates of intimate partner violence range from 23.2% in high-income countries and 24.6% in the WHO Western Pacific region to 37% in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean region, and 37.7% in the WHO South-East Asia region.

Globally as many as 38% of all murders of women are committed by intimate partners. In addition to intimate partner violence, globally 7% of women report having been sexually assaulted by someone other than a partner, although data for non-partner sexual violence are more limited. Intimate partner and sexual violence are mostly perpetrated by men against women.

Factors associated with intimate partner and sexual violence occur at individual, family, community and wider society levels. Some are associated with being a perpetrator of violence, some are associated with experiencing violence and some are associated with both.

Risk factors for both intimate partner and sexual violence include:

Factors specifically associated with intimate partner violence include:

Factors specifically associated with sexual violence perpetration include:

Gender inequality and norms on the acceptability of violence against women are a root cause of violence against women.

Intimate partner (physical, sexual and emotional) and sexual violence cause serious short- and long-term physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health problems for women. They also affect their children, and lead to high social and economic costs for women, their families and societies. Such violence can:

The social and economic costs of intimate partner and sexual violence are enormous and have ripple effects throughout society. Women may suffer isolation, inability to work, loss of wages, lack of participation in regular activities and limited ability to care for themselves and their children.

There are a growing number of well-designed studies looking at the effectiveness of prevention and response programmes. More resources are needed to strengthen the prevention of and response to intimate partner and sexual violence, including primary prevention – stopping it from happening in the first place.

There is some evidence from high-income countries that advocacy and counselling interventions to improve access to services for survivors of intimate partner violence are effective in reducing such violence. Home visitation programmes involving health worker outreach by trained nurses also show promise in reducing intimate partner violence. However, these have yet to be assessed for use in resource-poor settings.

In low resource settings, prevention strategies that have been shown to be promising include: those that empower women economically and socially through a combination of microfinance and skills training related to gender equality; that promote communication and relationship skills within couples and communities; that reduce access to, and harmful use of alcohol; transform harmful gender and social norms through community mobilization and group-based participatory education with women and men to generate critical reflections about unequal gender and power relationships.

To achieve lasting change, it is important to enact and enforce legislation and develop and implement policies that promote gender equality by:

While preventing and responding to violence against women requires a multi-sectoral approach, the health sector has an important role to play. The health sector can:

At the World Health Assembly in May 2016, Member States endorsed a global plan of action on strengthening the role of the health systems in addressing interpersonal violence, in particular against women and girls and against children.

WHO, in collaboration with partners, is:

1. United Nations. Declaration on the elimination of violence against women. New York : UN, 1993.

WHO Media centre
E-mail: mediainquiries@who.int

© WHO 2018

Honduras → VAW

Status of Violence Against Women in Honduras

June 1, 2014 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study

2014 report by feminist organizations submitted to the UN Special Rapporteur on VAW: " Honduras has been rated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as the country with the highest homicide rate in the world from 2010 until 2012, when the most recent report was issued. From 2005 to 2013, the number of violent deaths of women rose by 263.4%."

#APRAN Research, Analysis, Report, Study

Status of Violence Against Women in Honduras

June 1, 2014
#Honduras, #VAW, #Special Rapporteur on VAW, #Report, #NGO, #femicide, #violence against women
Honduras

Executive Summary

2014 report by feminist organizations submitted to the UN Special Rapporteur on VAW: " Honduras has been rated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as the country with the highest homicide rate in the world from 2010 until 2012, when the most recent report was issued. From 2005 to 2013, the number of violent deaths of women rose by 263.4%."

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..."

Global → VAW

UNGA Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women 48/104 (1993)

December 20, 1993 — Landmark Document

This declaration directly addresses, in its Article 4, that States should condemn violence against women and should pursue by all appropriate means and without delay a policy of eliminating such violence.

UN
#APRAN Landmark Document

UNGA Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women 48/104 (1993)

December 20, 1993
#UNGA, #resolution, #VAW, #violence against women

Executive Summary

This declaration directly addresses, in its Article 4, that States should condemn violence against women and should pursue by all appropriate means and without delay a policy of eliminating such violence.

UN

Latin America and the Caribbean, South America → VAW

Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI) (2004)

January 1, 2004 — Landmark Document

The Belém do Pará Convention established for the first time the development of mechanisms for the protection and defense of women's rights in the struggle to eliminate violence against their physical, sexual and psychological integrity, in both the public and private spheres. The effective implementation of the Convention requires a continuous and independent evaluation process, which in 2004 led to the creation of the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI).

OAS

MESECVI is a systematic and permanent multilateral evaluation methodology that is based on exchange and technical cooperation between the States Party to the Convention and a Committee of Experts. MESECVI analyzes progress in the implementation of the Convention by the States Party, as well as persistent challenges to an effective State response to violence against women.

#APRAN Landmark Document

Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI) (2004)

January 1, 2004
#Belém do Pará Convention, #MESECVI, #mechanism, #convention, #Implementation, #procedure, #OAS, #VAW, #violence against women

Executive Summary

The Belém do Pará Convention established for the first time the development of mechanisms for the protection and defense of women's rights in the struggle to eliminate violence against their physical, sexual and psychological integrity, in both the public and private spheres. The effective implementation of the Convention requires a continuous and independent evaluation process, which in 2004 led to the creation of the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI).

OAS

MESECVI is a systematic and permanent multilateral evaluation methodology that is based on exchange and technical cooperation between the States Party to the Convention and a Committee of Experts. MESECVI analyzes progress in the implementation of the Convention by the States Party, as well as persistent challenges to an effective State response to violence against women.

Global → human rights

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

September 15, 1995 — Landmark Document

The Platform for Action imagines a world where each woman and girl can exercise her freedoms and choices, and realize all her rights, such as to live free from violence, to go to school, to participate in decisions and to earn equal pay for equal work.

UN
#APRAN Landmark Document

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

September 15, 1995
#Beijing Declaration, #Platform for Action, #VAW, #violence against women, #Human Rights, #children, #empowerment

Executive Summary

The Platform for Action imagines a world where each woman and girl can exercise her freedoms and choices, and realize all her rights, such as to live free from violence, to go to school, to participate in decisions and to earn equal pay for equal work.

UN

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

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