The United Nations observance of this day occurs every 10th December. The official website has related resolutions and news for 2018. Here are some recommended resources on human rights: Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI) based at the University of Texas. This project provides access to documents and archived versions of key websites. They include a Rwandan […]
This is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. See the official Rutgers university website which has a database of links to full text reports on the topic covering all areas of world as well as campaign resources. Why is it necessary? See these recent reports: National Community Attitudes towards violence against women […]
Recently the papers have published lots of stories on rising levels of knife crime. A House of Commons Briefing from the 9th November gives recent statistics comparing with the last few years and considering the methods of recording the data. It notes In 2017/18 there were 268 murders using a sharp instrument, including knives and broken bottles, accounting for 33% of all homicides – […]
New database from UNESCO. Shockingly the The Observatory records 1,293 killings since 1993, including more than 80 recorded in 2018. The online database allows journalists, researchers and members of the public to obtain information on killed journalists, with search options based on nationality, country of killing, name and sex.
Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative is the first global data hub on human trafficking publishing harmonized data from counter-trafficking organizations around the world. It was originally launched in 2017 but now has expanded data and visualisation features. These include an interactive map with timelines and information on routes and victims.
The United Nations has designated 2nd November as a day against impunity for crimes against journalists. On this day the call on nations to condemn attacks on journalists and to bring the alleged perpetrators to justice. For more information and links see http://www.un.org/en/events/journalists/ This year UNESCO has launched a special campaign #TruthNever Dies It has profiles […]
The MMIW Database logs cases of missing and murdered indigenous women, girls, and two spirit people in Canada and the United States, from 1900 to the present. It is being complied by a PhD Student Annita Lucchesi. The website provides information about current under reporting and lists her research reference sources. It has data on […]
According to the latest report from the Women and Equalities Committee sexual harassment of women and girls is routine and relentless. The report includes sections on the problem in universities as well as at night time. Other related materials include: London Mayor’s night safety charter for women UN Safer Cities programme which has a wider remit […]
BFI has released recently some documentaries free via BFI Player which reveal why it is necessary to fight for BME rights. This punk-infused 1978 documentary by the Newsreel Collective invited young working class Londoners to discuss their experiences of racism. First and second generation Black and Asian immigrants, as well as ex-National Front members, paint […]
IFES release reports about violence against women in elections. Their website now includes a section which documents efforts to measure and combat this. It includes coverage of the IFES-led VAWE Online sentiment analysis tool which captures direct threats and abusive and violent comment surrounding women’s political participation. It analyses big data content from social media.