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Buchanan, Cate, Mireille Widmer et al. 2007 ‘Women, Men, and Gun Violence: Options for action.’ Missing Pieces: A Guide for reducing gun violence through parliamentary action, p. 82. Geneva: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and the Inter-Parliamentary Union. 1 January

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In South Africa, one murdered woman in five is killed with a legally owned gun. (7)

Some 50 per cent of women murdered each year are killed by men known intimately to them -- four women a day, or one every six hours. (8)

The intimate femicide rate was estimated at 8.8 per 100,000 female population 14 years and older, the highest ever reported on the murder of women anywhere in the world where it has been studied.

Source cited:

7) Mathews, S. Et al. (2004), 'Every six hours a woman is killed by her intimate partner': A National Study of Female Homicide in South Africa, Medical Research Council Policy Brief, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, pp. 1-4

8) Mathews, S. Et al. (2004), 'Every six hours a woman is killed by her intimate partner'; See also 'South African spouse killings epidemic,' May 24, 2005. Available at:

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