Measurement of gender-related killings of women and girls - femicide
In 2015, leaders around the world agreed to work on an agenda for societies to be just, peaceful and inclusive by 2030; as well as to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. The Sustainable Development Goals 5 "Gender equality" and 16 "Peace, justice and strong institutions" stand out on it.
General recommendation no. 35 on gender-based violence against women
In July 2017, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) issued the general recommendation 35 on gender-based violence against women. The document makes specific recommendations to member states to move towards the elimination of gender-based violence. Among them is the establishment of a system for the collection, analysis, and periodic publication of statistics on this type of crime. It is urged to have data disaggregated by type of violence, the relationship between victim/survivor and perpetrator, any crossed forms of discrimination against women, and other demographic characteristics. It is urged to place emphasis on data referring to the gender-related killings of women and girls (GRKWG).
Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on crime and criminal justice statistics - E / CN.3 / 2019/19
In order to move towards the achievement of the previous recommendation, in March 2019 the United Nations Statistical Commission adopted resolution E/CN.3/ 2019/19, which establishes that the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) will develop a framework on crime statistics with a gender perspective. It should be focused on the gender-related killings of women and girls (GRKWG).
The framework will be aligned with the International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS). This will facilitate the collection, analysis, and publication of internationally comparable statistical data on femicide.