Global Launch of the Routledge International Handbook on Femicide and Feminicide

The University of Vienna invites to the global (hybrid) book launch of The Routledge International Handbook on Femicide and Feminicide which will be hosted by the University of Vienna, Austria, on November 6, 2023, from 18:30-20:00 (CET). 

The book is co-edited by Myrna Dawson and Saide Mobayed Vega, an alumna of the EMGS programme and now PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Cambridge. She is a researcher interested in the intersections between human rights, violence against women, digital technologies, and data. Her research traces how feminicide is recounted across scales by zooming in on global practices of data collection and local data activism, with a focus on Mexico. In 2017, she co-founded the Femi(ni)cide Watch Platform with the UN Studies Association.

Released in the spring, this one-of-a-kind collection is the first in-depth, global examination of the growing social movement to address femicide and feminicide, including more than 120 contributors from over 30 countries and world regions.  

The launch is co-sponsored by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which recently published a Background Paper on Femicide Review Committees, as well as the United Nations Studies Association Global Network (UNSA), the United Nations  Studies Association Vienna (UNSA Vienna), the Femi(ni)cide Watch Platform (FWP), and the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA).  

The event will be moderated by Fatma Uysal, UNSA Vienna, and Henrike Landré, UNSA Global Network, with introductory comments by Sven Pfeiffer, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, UNODC. 

In person: University of Vienna, Main Building, Hörsaal 1

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Online: zoom

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