Femicide Watch Platform (2017 – today)

public knowledge space

Lead organization:
UN Studies Association (UNSA) Global Network / UNSA Vienna’s Femicide Team

UN Organization on Drugs and Crime

This unique knowledge space provides selected, high-quality information on the issue of femicide: the gender related killings of women and girls. It addresses policy and decision-makers at all levels, actors from the criminal justice system, practitioners, civil society activists, academics, and individuals concerned with this horrible phenomenon.

A prototype of this platform was presented and launched in May 2017 on the occasion of the 26th session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (22-26 May, 2017). Read UNODC’S press statement. It was upgraded in May 2018.


Key features 

  • key information on the issue of femicide: core definitions, facts, figures, data, statistics
  • landmark documents issued by key players
  • an interactive knowledge base of good practices in multiple areas: data collection, legislation, jurisdiction, etc.
  • topical and regional / country dossiers, timelines, reading lists
  • direct access to experts and practitioners from around the world and across disciplines.

Key services

  • content strategy
  • concept development
  • implementation
  • content production support
  • trainings
  • support, hosting, maintenance