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Global consultation on the statistical framework

Efforts to develop the statistical framework for the measurement of gender-related killings of women and girls (GRKWG) - femicide, included the launch of a global consultation backed by UNODC and UN Women in early 2021.

To this end, national and international institutions, civil society, and academic entities from around the world were invited to participate in it. The consultation sought to evaluate the validity of the criteria identified to determine gender motivation of the crime, their relevance for the development of prevention policies, and the feasibility of generating data on them.


Participants The consultation was carried out during the second quarter of 2021. 67 institutions from 54 countries participated (Table 1), as well as three international organizations (Table 2).

Table 1. Participating countries by region

Region Country
Africa Burkina Faso, Mauritius, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
Americas Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Asia Armenia, China, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Maldives, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Turkey.
Europe  Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, England, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malta, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey.

Table 2. Number of participating countries by type of institution

 Number of countries   Type of institution
 26  Statistical offices
 12  Police
 8  Judiciary Power
 5  Ministry of Interior
 4  Civil society
 3  Prosecutor's Offices
 3  International organizations
 3  Other national institutions
 2  Human rights
 1  Health