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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.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.
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