Femicide: A Global Issue that Demands Action


Laurent C, Platzer M, Idomir M ed. Femicide: A Global Issue that Demands Action. Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Vienna Liaison Office; 2013.



This publication also contains the first UN document to focus on gender-based killings, the 2012 report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Rashida Manjoo, to the Human Rights Council. In response to the presentation of this report sixty four states issued a statement that member states “must exercise due diligence to prevent, investigate, prosecute and punish the perpetrators”.

The aim of this publication is to inform practitioners, Member State representatives, NGO workers, legislators, prosecutors and any other relevant actors who can contribute to putting an end to femicide. With this information about the diverse campaigns, we hope that efforts can be combined and strengthened to end this hideous crime once and for all.

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Last updated on 12/18/2015