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Women In Africa Most At Risk Of Being Killed By Partner

Africa has been highlighted as the continent where women run the greatest risk of being killed by their intimate partner or a family member, a UN report says.

It occurred at a rate of 3.1 deaths per 100,000 people, according to new data released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

BBC 100 Women wanted to find out more about the women behind the numbers.

So they looked into some of the deaths reported on one day – 1 October 2018.

On that day Judith Chesang and her sister Nancy were out in the fields harvesting their sorghum crop.

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Judith, a mother of three, had recently separated from her husband, Laban Kamuren, and had decided to return to her parents’ village in the north of the country.

Soon after the sisters began their duties, he arrived at the family farm where he attacked and killed Judith.

Local police say he has since been killed by villagers.

 

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