United Nations finds the deadliest place for women is their home

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Washington: Last year, 238 women across the globe were killed every day.

Six women were killed every hour, at least four of them at the hands of someone they knew.

  • Deanna Paul
  • The Sydney Morning Herald / The Washington Post

According to the 2018 report on the killing of women and girls released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, about 87,000 were killed worldwide in 2017, 58 per cent of them by an intimate partner or relative.

Many of these deaths could have been prevented.

Jean-Luc Lemahieu, director of policy analysis and public information at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, told The

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