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UN Global Study On Homicide: Gender-related killing of women and girls

Constituting the fifth part of the Global Study on Homicide 2019, this booklet gives an overview of the scope of gender-related killing of women and girls. It provides in-depth analysis of killings perpetrated within the family sphere and examines forms of gender-related killings perpetrated outside the family sphere, such as the killing of women in conflict and the killing of female sex workers. The booklet explores the scale of intimate partner/family-related killings of women and girls, and describes different forms of gender-related killings of women. It also looks at the characteristics of the perpetrators of intimate partner killings, the link between lethal and non-lethal violence against women, and the criminal justice response.


Sex & gender

WHO Bulletin: Intimate femicide–suicide in South Africa

To examine the incidence and patterns of intimate femicide-suicide in South Africa and to describe the factors associated with an increase in the risk of suicide after intimate femicide (i.e. the killing of an intimate female partner). A cross-sectional retrospective national mortuary-based study was conducted at a proportionate random sample of 25 legal laboratories to identify all homicides committed in 1999 of women aged over 13 years. Data was collected from the mortuary file, autopsy report and a police interview.

Sex & gender

World Health Organization: Disease burden and mortality estimates 2000-2016

WHO’s Global Health Estimates provide the latest available data on causes of death and disability globally, by WHO region and country, by age, sex and by income group. 

These estimates are produced using data from multiple sources, including national vital registration data, latest estimates from WHO technical programmes, United Nations partners and inter-agency groups, the Global Burden of Disease and other scientific studies. Before publishing, the GHE are reviewed by WHO Member States via consultation with national focal points and WHO country and regional offices. 

Welfare & population
Sex & gender

Gender participation in key decision-making positions

The participation of women and men in decision-making through selected positions of leadership in Kenya in 2018.

Sex & gender
Crime & justice

Department of Social Development

The South African Department of Social Development website. The site includes the Department's annual reports, newsletters, and other strategic documents. 

Sex & gender

Marital ages of women in Kenya

Data on the age at which women in Kenya get married. Survey published by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics in 2014.
Sex & gender

Prevalence of gender violence in Kenya

Data on the experience of gender violence in Kenya. A survey published by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.
Sex & gender

Cost of gender violence on Kenyan economy

The state of gender violence in Kenya as per a media policy brief published by National Gender and Equality Commission, specifically highlighting the costs to the Kenyan economy.
Sex & gender

Expenses & impact of gender violence in Kenya

Direct monetary costs (medical, transportation, arbitration and litigation) as well as the time cost in terms of loss of income and productivity to the survivors, perpetrators and family members of domestic abuse. Published by the National Gender and Equality Commission and available in PDF download.

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