UN Committee chairman attends panel discussion on gender-based killing of women and girls

15 February 2019

UN Committee chairman attends panel discussion on gender-based killing of women and girls

On 15 February, Ingeborg Geyer, Zonta International United Nations Committee chairman, attended a panel discussion on gender-based killings of women and girls, organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the prime minister of Canada.

Angela Me, Chief Research and Trend Analysis Branch, UNODC, presented key findings from UNODC’s recent report on gender-based killings of women and girls part of the third edition of the Global Study on Homicide

In her statement, "Home is the most dangerous place for women and girls and in some regions more than others," based on valid data, definitions and modern research standards, was emotionally discussed by the audience.

The analysis of 87,000 killed women says that  50,000 are killed by family members and 30,000 by their intimate partner. Many killings are preventable as killing is the end of abuse and violence.

Click here to read the Global Study on Homicide.

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