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.
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 […]
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 […]
The latest Femicide Census report, compiled by Women’s Aid, reveals that 113 women were killed by men in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2016. Nine in ten women killed that year were killed by someone they knew. It forms part of a larger website which lists and gathers statistics on over 1,000 women killed […]
From 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign seeks to end violence against girls and women. LSE Centre for Women Peace and Security has a timeline on tackling violence against women where you can find background […]
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 […]