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GLOBAL STUDY ON HOMICIDE: Gender-related killing of women and girls

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dc.identifier.citation (2018). GLOBAL STUDY ON HOMICIDE: Gender-related killing of women and girls. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 64 pgs. en_US
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract This study gives an overview of the scope of gender-related killing of women and girls. It provides in-depth analysis of killings perpetrated within the family sphere and examines forms of gender-related killings perpetrated outside the family sphere, such as the killing of women in conflict and the killing of female sex workers. The study explores the scale of intimate partner/family-related killings of women and girls, and describes different forms of gender-related killings of women. It also looks at the characteristics of the perpetrators of intimate partner killings, the link between lethal and non-lethal violence against women, and the criminal justice response. The availability of data on intimate partner/family-related homicide means that such killings of females are analysed in greater depth than other forms of “femicide”1 and that the analysis focuses on how women and girls are affected by certain norms, harmful traditional practices and stereotypical gender roles. Although other forms of gender-related killing of women and girls are described, such as female infanticide and the killing of indigenous or aboriginal women, given severe limitations in terms of data availability, only literature-based evidence is provided. The data presented in this study are based on homicide statistics produced by national statistical systems in which the relationship between the victim and perpetrator or the motive is reported. While the disaggregation of homicide data at country level has improved over the years, regional and global estimates are based on a limited number of countries, with Africa and Asia accounting for most of the gaps. (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime en_US
dc.subject Research en_US
dc.subject Statistics en_US
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Women en_US
dc.subject Girls en_US
dc.subject Perpetrator en_US
dc.subject Victim to Offender Relationship en_US
dc.subject Victim Protection en_US
dc.subject Homicide en_US
dc.subject Murder en_US
dc.subject Femicide en_US
dc.subject Gender-based Violence en_US
dc.subject Violence Against Women en_US
dc.subject Gender-based Crime en_US
dc.subject Lethality en_US
dc.subject Sexual Exploitation en_US
dc.subject Prostitution en_US
dc.subject Family Violence en_US
dc.subject Victimization en_US
dc.subject Mortality en_US
dc.subject Empowerment en_US
dc.subject International en_US
dc.subject Violent Death en_US
dc.title GLOBAL STUDY ON HOMICIDE: Gender-related killing of women and girls en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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