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Global study on homicide 2019, booklet 5: Gender-related killing of women and girls

25.09.2019 / Created by (EMWF)

The Global Study on Homicide consists of five thematic booklets, each offering an insight into specific facets and dimensions of this complex phenomenon: homicide trends and patterns; drivers, mechanisms and typologies of homicide; homicide and sustainable development; gender-related killing of women and girls; and the killing of children and young adults. An additional sixth booklet consists of the executive summary and policy implications.

Booklet 5 gives an overview of the scope of gender-related killings of women and girls. It contains an -depth analysis of killings perpetrated within the family sphere and also examines forms of gender-related killings perpetrated outside the family sphere.

One of the key findings of this report is that a total of 87,000 women were intentionally killed in 2017. More than half of them (58 %) 50,000 ̶ ̶ were killed by intimate partners or other family members, meaning that 137 women across the world are killed by a member of their own family every day.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - UNODC
  • Publishing house : United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - UNODC
  • Publication date : 2019
  • Number of pages : 62
  • Language : English


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