A woman or girl is being killed by someone in their family every 11 minutes in the world, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director Ghada Waly said Thursday.
“In 2020, 47,000 women and girls worldwide died at the hands of intimate partners or other family members, according to new data released by the UNODC. Despite accounting for only one-fifth of homicide victims overall, 58% of victims of intimate and family homicide are women and girls,” Waly said in a statement issued on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Waly pointed out that data on gender-based violence remains limited in many regions, but the available evidence on the killing of women and girls at the hands of intimate partners or other family members shows that the situation has not improved in the past decade.
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