15th June has been designated by the United Nations as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to increase knowledge and work to eliminate abuse and violence against older people worldwide. The Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE), located at the University of Delaware provides free access to bibliographic references to journal articles and […]
Find out which is the world’s most peaceful country using the latest annual index from Visions of Humanity. It also summaries worldwide and regional trends. Topics covered include terrorism, war, violent crime.
…according to the latest report issued by Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions (Gender-sensitive approach to arbitrary killings) – Advance unedited version. For UK statistics on the extent of domestic violence see this official data on ONS website and the domestic violence abuse statistics. The United Nations website quotes worldwide statistics. […]
A new framework of guidelines as been issued by IFES which will help officials monitor, assess and respond to gender violence during elections. Other useful international organisations examining women and political participations include the IPU they have up to date figures on women’s parliamentary representation worldwide. They also maintain a free bibliographic database where you […]
Chioda, Laura. 2017. Stop the Violence in Latin America : A Look at Prevention from Cradle to Adulthood. Latin American Development Forum;. Washington, DC: World Bank. This book has evidence that of the top 50 most violent cities in the world, 42 are in LAC. It examines the nature and causes of the violence and […]
A recently launched NGO which seeks to expose crimes and supports victims of abuse within the humanitarian and development aid sector. This includes peacekeepers as perpetuators of violence as well as abuse by contractors. The website includes survivor testimonies and support resources as well as research on the extent of this type of (often hidden) […]
The 16 days of activism campaign ended on 10th December. But the release this week of the Femicide census by Womens Aid shows why it is still necessary. It contains the horrifying statistic that between 2009 and 2015, 936 women were killed by men in England and Wales. It also details under reporting of this […]
Tackling Violence against Women is a great new website from the LSE centre for Women Peace and Security which aims to offer students and members of the public a solid introduction to the human rights instruments and laws designed to end discrimination and violence against women and girls. It covers both international treaties as well […]
Shocking statistics The latest annual edition of the Global Peace index from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). It uses 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators to rate levels of peace in 163 nations worldwide. These include conflicts, security and militarisation of society.
The national domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid has launched a free coercive control toolkit supported by Avon, to coincide with the Home Office’s implementation of the coercive control law. Download this tool kit which explains to parents and children the signs of coercive control and how to report it. Find more about the law.