UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women urges worldwide adoption of femicide watch

The UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women has emphasized on the intensification of international, regional and national efforts to prevent femicide (murder of a woman or girl on the grounds of her sex and/or gender) and gender related killings of women and other forms of gender-based violence. The statement by the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences marked “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence”, the international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The SR urged the establishment of a femicide watch to collect, analyze, and review data at the national, regional and global level in order to prevent and eradicate femicide and gender-based violence against women and girls worldwide.

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