On 25 November 2015, in the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences's report to the General Assembly (A/71/398), she considered the data collection and analysis on femicide as a global challenge, and requested all state parties to establish a Femicide Watch.
In 2018, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development heeded to the UN call and commenced with the establishment of the very first Femicide Watch in the African continent.
The Femicide Watch is the repository of all cases of femicide in a country and is established to assist in the following:
(i) Capture and track down every femicide case; (ii) Carefully analyse data to determine trends and profiles of offenders and victims; (iii) Develop responsive and impactful policies, laws, programmes and initiatives; (iv) Channel resources for intervention to areas of need; (v) Periodically publish the Femicide Watch to raise awareness on femicide and keep the country’s memory alive to the realities of the tragedies, as a prevention measure, etc.
Follow this link to read more on the Forms of Femicide and keep an eye on this space for published statistics.