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58% Of Women Killed In 2017 Slain By Family Member, Partner, U.N. Report Shows

CBS News: More than half of the women slain in 2017 were killed by family or partners, study finds
“More than half of the women murdered worldwide last year were killed by intimate partners or family members, according to a recently released study by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The numbers equate to about six women being killed every hour by someone they know…” (Donaghue, 11/26).

CNN: The most dangerous place for women is the home, a new U.N. study says
“…Out of an estimated 87,000 women killed last year, some 50,000 — or 58 percent — were killed by partners or family members, according to the 2018 report on gender-related killing of women and girls by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)…” (Fox, 11/26).

Washington Post: U.N. finds the deadliest place for women is their home
“… ‘We still do not know the true extent of violence against women, as the fear of reprisals, impact of not being believed, and the stigma borne by the survivor — not the perpetrator — have silenced the voices of millions of survivors of violence and masked the true extent of women’s continued horrific experiences,’ Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women, said in a statement. ‘This year, together with you, we aim to support all those whose voices are still not yet being heard’…” (Paul, 11/26).

Additional coverage of the report is available from The Hill, NBC News, and USA TODAY.

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