Estimated 45,000 women and girls killed by family member in 2021, UN says

‘Alarmingly high’ worldwide data on femicide shows that more than half of victims were killed by husband, partner or other relative

More than five women and girls were killed every hour by a family member in 2021, according to new UN figures on femicide.

A report, published on Wednesday, showed that 45,000 women and girls – more than half (56%) of the 81,100 murdered last year worldwide – were killed by their husband, partner or other relative.

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