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89,000 women, girls murdered across the globe in 2022 - United Nations

More than half of these murders, around 55% were committed by family members, partners & the highest number of murders of women & girls took place in Africa.

9,000 women, girls murdered across the globe in 2022 - United Nation [Freepik]

According to UN report, this is the highest annual figure recorded in the past two decades.

“The alarming number of femicides is a stark reminder that humanity is still grappling with deep-rooted inequalities and violence against women and girls,’’ said Ghada Waly, Executive Director of UNODC, in a statement.

“Each life lost is a call to action, a plea to urgently address structural inequalities, to improve criminal justice responses, so that no woman or girl fears for her life because of her gender.’’

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Waly said that more than half of these murders, around 55%, were committed by family members or partners, compared to about 12% of male victims of homicide. According to him, the highest number of murders of women and girls, around 20,000, took place in Africa, followed by Asia.

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