Femicide

Femicide


Date: April 13, 2015
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Femicide is the most extreme manifestation of violence against women and girls. While it is not a new phenomenon it is one that is drawing attention worldwide due to the alarming increase. So far, data on femicide has been highly unreliable. The estimated numbers of women who have been victims of femicide vary accordingly. The greatest concern related to femicide is that intentional murder of women continues to be accepted, tolerated or justified with impunity.

This brief focuses on femicide in Southern Africa and places it in a global context. It focuses on research findings that indicate policy deficiencies and provides recommendations with respect to policies and best practices to deal with the regional scourge of gender-related killings and violence against women.

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