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Nearly 5,000 women killed by relatives in Afghanistan in 2022: UN Report

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

Written By: Hakim Bigzaad

The United Nations Women’s Division released a shocking report on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, stating that in the year 2022, a staggering 48,800 women worldwide were killed by their partners and close relatives.

This organization released this report on November 22nd, before the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

According to this report, 48,800 women have been killed by their intimate partners and family members, including fathers, mothers, brothers, and uncles.

The heart of this report reveals that 133 women or girls are killed by their family members and loved ones worldwide.

The highest number of gender-related killings in 2022 underscores that the world has fallen short in preventing such events.

Femicide: A Global Challenge

Femicide, or gender-related killings, like all forms of violence against women and girls, is a serious issue that has impacted countries worldwide.

According to a United Nations report, the continent of Africa recorded the highest number of female and girl homicides in 2022, with a figure reaching 20,000 women in one year. Following that, Asia documented 18,400 cases, the Americas reported 7,900 cases, Europe recorded 2,300 cases, and Oceania documented 200 cases of female and girl homicides.

The Scale of Femicide Likely Higher than UN Figures

The United Nations Women’s Division has emphasized that while the figures mentioned for each continent reveal a staggering number of femicides, it is likely just the tip of the iceberg.

According to this report, a significant number of femicide or gender-related killing victims remain uncounted. The organization attributes this challenge to national variations and research methodologies.

The UN report highlights that certain groups of women and girls are at greater risk. It emphasizes that women in the public eye, such as women politicians, human rights defenders, and journalists, face both offline and online threats that often lead to their killings.

It is worth noting that Afghanistan is recognized as one of the worst places for women, as the rise of the Taliban administration has turned it into a perilous place, resulting in the near destruction of women’s achievements over the past 20 years.

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