The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released a report to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
The report states that "the most dangerous place for women around the world may be at home."
The report found that of 87,000 recorded female homicide cases last year, 50,000, or 58%, were committed by the victims’ intimate partners or family members. The toll equates to six women killed every hour, or 137 killed every day, by people they know.
The study found that while most homicide victims globally are men, of the women murdered, 82% are killed by an intimate partner.
The highest rates of intimate partner or family murder were found in Africa (3.1 murders per 100,000 women).
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The Femicide Watch is established in the country to respond to the report compiled by the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences after her visit in South Africa in December 2015.#LetsTalkJustice #100MenMarch— The DoJ & CD (@DOJCD_ZA) July 5, 2018
The new UN Office on Drugs and Crime report on femicide is even more devastating when you look at the breakdown by continent. Africa's numbers are terrifying. Africa is the region where a woman's risk of being killed by her partner or family member are highest in the world.— Gugulethu Mhlungu (@GugsM) November 26, 2018
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : UN femicide report: 'The most dangerous place for women may be at home.'