Violence against women
Gender-related killings of women and girls The latest UN Women-sponsored report suggests that nearly women 89,000 died because of intimate partner/family-related violence in 2022. The figure represents the highest yearly number recorded in the past two decades. Data currently available for 2022 suggest that the increase in female homicides occurred despite a drop in […]
Afrobarometer surveys of Africans on gender-based violence This dispatch reports on a special survey module included in the Afrobarometer Round 9 (2021/2023) questionnaire to explore Africans’ experiences and perceptions of gender-based violence. Survey findings show that across Africa, GBV ranks as the most important women’s-rights issue that citizens want their government and society to address.
The Paths to Equal – new twin indeces on women’s empowerment and gender equality based on data for 114 countries, including data on the progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals jointly developed by UNDP and UN Women. It aims to use multi-dimensional indices to provide a comprehensive assessment of women’s status globally. The first, the Women’s Empowerment Index, focuses […]
These resources have been developed by Professor Nayanika Mookherjee (Anthropology, Durham University) in collaboration with Research Initiatives Bangladesh (RIB) based on her publications.They constitute a valuable resource for researchers in these difficult sensitive areas. It provides a set of guidelines, a graphic novel and an animation film outlining how to ethically record testimonies of sexual violence.
Two shocking reports published this week. Breaking down the barriers – National Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Multiple Disadvantage, considered the experiences of women and domestic abuse. Investigating its links with other forms of disadvantage such as mental health poverty, racism and homophobia. The Commission was established by AVA (Against Violence & Abuse) […]
…according to large-scale research undertaken by Amnesty International and Element AI, a global artificial intelligence software product company. They surveyed millions of tweets mentioning 778 journalists and politicians from the UK and US during 2017. Women of colour were more than 34% likely to receive abuse than white women. The research also looks at the […]
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 […]
British Academy funded project involving staff from Kings College London, LSE and Indian universities. It aims to investigate the potential role of technology in addressing infrastructure blind spots and building safer cities for women in India. See the description. The blog has workshop material which gives examples of innovative uses of technology for safety audits of geographic […]
#HerStoryOurStory – a joint campaign which aims to raise awareness of the prevalence and impact of violence against women and girls, has been launched jointly by the UN and EU The campaign seeks to engage a broad international and local audience, using a web-based video game which challenges players to consider how they would react […]
According to new research from the World Bank Global and Regional Trends in Women’s legal protection against domestic violence and sexual harassment. It has listings of those countries which do not have laws protecting against sexual violence and domestic violence as well as analysis on trends in legislation between 2013-2017. Data sources and methodology are provided in […]