What is Femicide?
Femicide is generally defined as the murder of women because they are women, though some definitions include any murders of women or girls (apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/77421/WHO_RHR_12.38_eng.pdf)
On 25 November 2015, in the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences’s report to the General Assembly (A/71/398), she considered the data collection and analysis on femicide as a global challenge, and requested all state parties to establish a Femicide Watch. In 2018, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development heeded to the UN call and commenced with the establishment of the very first Femicide Watch in the African continent.
The AGSA’s Femicide Watch aims to Prevent femicide through the collection data on incident rates at national, regional then comparing them to global levels. AGSA works with a multitude of different bodies, to work from a human rights perspective. AGSA wants to identify nation and regional laws and policy shortfalls, to undertake changes and preventive measures.
Are you at risk?
1. Have you or your family ever been threatened with Harm or Death?
2. Has your Abuser ever been in breach of any Public Orders?
3. Has the Violence or Controlling behaviour got worse?
4. Has your Abuser Raped or attempted to Rape you?
5. Has your Abuser had or attempted to have Sexual Acts without your Permission?
6. Do you think your Abuser has a problem with Alcohol, Drugs (Illegal or Prescription), that might lead them to become violent?
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