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Small Arms Survey & UNODC Event:
Femicide: A Global Problem

The Global Burden of Armed Violence 2011 estimated that globally 66,000 women are killed every year, many with firearms, mostly in countries with high homicide rates. In some countries, femicides are rarely investigated and prosecuted. Intimate partner violence is widespread and rarely limited to an isolated episode. As part of an abusive relationship, it can easily become lethal.

To investigate these issues, on the occasion of the twenty-first session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Vienna, 23–27 April 2012), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Small Arms Survey will be hosting a side event on Femicide: A Global Problem (jointly organized with the Academic Council on the United Nations System).

The event will take place at the Vienna International Centre, Room M3, on Monday 23 April 2012 from 1 to 2 pm.

Presentations will deal with the most serious forms of violence against women as well as methods to capture their extent and characteristics.

Speakers will include:

  • Ms. Angela Me, Chief, Statistics and Surveys Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Dr. Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Research Director, Small Arms Survey
  • Mr. Sami Nevala, Statistician and Team Coordinator, Freedoms & Justice Department, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
  • Dr. Janice Joseph (discussant), Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey


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