The most dangerous place for women is the home, a new UN study says

Women in Santiago, Chile, protest against gender-based violence on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Sunday.

(CNN)The most dangerous place for women is the home, according to a new UN study.

Out of an estimated 87,000 women killed last year, some 50,000 -- or 58% -- were killed by partners or family members, according to the 2018 report on gender-related killing of women and girls by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
More than a third of the women intentionally killed in 2017 were killed by a current or former partner, and 137 women are killed by family members every day, it said.
While the majority of intentional homicide victims are male and killed by strangers, women are far more likely to die at the hands of someone they know, the study showed.
    UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov said women "continue to pay the highest price as a result of gender inequality, discrimination and negative stereotypes" and that gender-based homicide is a "lethal act on a continuum of gender-based discrimination and abuse."
    The study, released on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Again