SAS Podcast #4: Global Burden of Armed Violence: When the victim is a woman

06.03.2013  •  5 min 39 sec

The 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, from 4 to 15 March this year at the UN headquarters in New York, focuses on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.

The Small Arms Survey, as part of its work on armed violence in support of the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, in particular the far-reaching Global Burden of Armed Violence, makes an important contribution to ongoing debates on this issue, examining the widespread but often neglected problem of femicide.

In this podcast Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Small Arms Survey Research Director and author of numerous reports on armed violence, including on violence against women, speaks about the challenges of gathering accurate and useful data for policy-making. She also explains some of the research’s significant findings on femicide and violence against women.