UNSRVAW 2021 report: Taking stock of the femicide watch initiative

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In this highly instructive report, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonović, takes stock of progress made in the implementation of her own femicide watch initiative:

first and foremost, by listing several femicide watch initiatives such as observatories or other institutional bodies on the national level; and secondly, by referring to key femicide data and data collection efforts, as reported to her by individual States.

Furthermore, she makes recommendations for further progress on the prevention of femicide or gender-related killings of women and girls.

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Significant progress has been made in the past five years towards the creation of different types of bodies with the purpose of monitoring violence against women and femicide in particular. Created under different names, mandates and methodologies, with different geographic and thematic scopes, these observatories represent an expansion of institutional capacity to understand, respond to and prevent femicides.




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