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Selected from word-wide (social) media sources, mostly reporting on cases

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Landmark Documents

Key documents issued by major players: UNODC, UN OHCHR / SRVAW, UN Women, OSCE, EU, etc.

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Jurisprudence

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Femicide Law | Guatemala 2008 3 months 3 weeks ago
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Research, Analysis, Reports

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Definitions of Femicide

Information on how to define femicide and the various types / categories that have been theorized and applied

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Data Collection

Guidelines and recommendations how to best collect data

Feminicidio Uruguay 3 months 2 days ago
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Policies and Guidelines

Selected action taken by member states, regional organizations, the UN, etc.

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Official Data and Statistics

From authoritative sources, such as UNODC, national statistical bodies or civil society observatories

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Advocacy, Campaigns

information about the advocacy work of NGOs that aim to prompt action

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Research, Analysis, Reports

Feminicidio y Hombres Agresores

What do we understand by "gender-related killing"? How does violence works? The author provides an analysis of femicide from the male perpetrators' perspective.
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Mar 13, 2014
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Femicide: Narratives of Gender Crimes

Femicides are violent deaths of women resulting from power struggles between men and women. This was a qualitative study that used the tool of narratives to analyze police investigations of female homicides in Porto Alegre, in the years from 2006 to 2010.
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Apr 16, 2010
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Brazil

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Feminicide: Theorizing Border Violence

Publication of four edited volumes that examine femicide in the Mexico-US border region. It taps many of the foremost authors on femicide, who bring to their analyses a wide array of disciplinary approaches and touch upon a host of related themes.
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Apr 15, 2014
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The Legal Protection of Women From Violence: Normative Gaps in International Law

This book critically analyses the treatment of violence against women in the United Nations system, and in three regional human rights systems.
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Apr 9, 2018
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Status of Violence Against Women in Honduras

From 2005 to 2013, the number of violent deaths of women rose by 263.4%,10 which implied 636 women murdered in 2013, or one every 13.8 hours.
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Jun 1, 2014
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Honduras

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How Venezuela’s Crisis Has Affected Women’s Lives

Situations of conflict and crisis are not gender neutral. Three areas in which women have been suffering the greatest in the Venezuela crisis: menstrual and sexual health, maternal and infant health, and gender-based violence.
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Mar 31, 2018
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Venezuela

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Empowering Women and Girls When Tackling Drugs and Crime: UNODC, United Nations in Vienna Launch New Gender Equality Strategy

The present Strategy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (2018-2021) establishes the first institutional framework on gender equality for the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
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Mar 14, 2018
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Austria
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“I Lost My Dignity”: Sexual and Gender-based Violence in the Syrian Arab Republic

Sexual and gender-based violence against women, girls, men, and boys has been a persistent issue in Syria since the uprising in 2011. Parties to the conflict resort to sexual violence as a tool to instil fear, humiliate and punish.
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Mar 8, 2018
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Syria
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Policies and Guidelines

Handbook for Legislation on Violence Against Women

The Handbook serves as a useful tool in supporting efforts to provide justice, support, protection and remedies to victims and to hold perpetrators accountable. It first outlines the international and regional legal and policy frameworks.
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Mar 26, 2012
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Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice

This report looks at how the legal system can play a positive role in women accessing their rights, citing cases that have changed women's lives both at a local and at times global level.
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Mar 26, 2011
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Violence Against Women Under International Human Rights Law

This book is a significant and original contribution to human rights literature that is firmly grounded in feminist theory applied to the law, institutions and practice of the United Nations human rights system.
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Nov 26, 2013
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Violations of Women's Rights in Japan

This report was designed to ensure that women’s issues are brought to the attention of the UN Committee against Torture (“CAT”) in its consideration of, and response to, torture and illtreatment in Japan.
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May 10, 2008
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Japan
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The Compendium: An Overview of Situations and Cases Before the International Criminal Court (ICC)

This report is a compilation of current data and information on the Situations before the ICC, including those under preliminary examination as well as an overview of every case brought before the ICC, with a particular focus on gender‑based crimes.
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Mar 26, 2018
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Brazil: New Research on Open Data and Cases of Femicide | ARTICLE 19

The rate of femicides in Brazil currently ranks fifth highest in the world. According to the research “Map of Violence 2015”, the number of murders stands at 4.8 for every 100 thousand women.
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Mar 8, 2018
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Brazil
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Killing of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Critical of Police Rattles Brazil

Killing of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Critical of Police Rattles Brazil
Marielle Franco, a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman, was killed after she denounced police brutality. Her killing shattered the cavalier attitude that prevails in much of this megacity in the face of rising violence.
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Mar 15, 2018
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Brazil

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Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014

Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014
The Global status report on violence prevention 2014, which reflects data from 133 countries, is the first report of its kind to assess national efforts to address interpersonal violence, namely child maltreatment, et al.
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Mar 19, 2014
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Global Plan of Action: Health Systems Address Violence Against Women and Girls | WHO

This booklet includes a popular version of the violence against women and girls section of The global plan of action to strengthen the role of the health system within a national multisectoral response to address interpersonal violence.
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Mar 19, 2016
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Violence Against Women | WHO

Population-level surveys based on reports from victims provide the most accurate estimates of the prevalence of intimate partner violence and sexual violence: 1 in 3, or 35%, of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner
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Nov 19, 2017
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Lack Of Data Perpetuates Invisibility of Migrant Women’s Deaths

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Still a Long Way to Go: Implementation of the Law on Elimination of Violence Against Women in Afghanistan

This report provides a synopsis of the situation of violence against women and trends in the Government’s implementation of the Law on Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW law) through reported cases of violence against women at different stages.
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Mar 18, 2012
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Afghanistan

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I Feminicidi in Italia | Femicide in Italy

The report offers an insight into the prevalence of femicide in Italy. Detailed statistics are presented on the number of women killed in Italy between 2005 and 2016. According to the data explored in the report, a total of 1395 women have been killed.
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Nov 17, 2017
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Italy
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Silence is Violence: End the Abuse of Women in Afghanistan | Violence Against Women Initiative Research

The report seeks to put back on the agenda some of the issues pertaining to the enjoyment of all human rights by all Afghan women that are being increasingly ignored. The problems identified in this report require further discussion and public debate.
publication date: 
Jul 8, 2009
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Afghanistan

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Femicide in Turkey Between 2000 and 2010

The aim of this study is to contribute to a better understanding of femicide cases in Turkey and to describe the socio-demographic, clinical, forensic, and criminological characteristics of femicide victims and offenders.
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Aug 23, 2017
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Turkey

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Ending Violence Against Women in Latin America: Feminist Norm Setting in a Multilevel Context

This paper, seeks to contribute to a more dynamic understanding of norm diffusion by examining the processes of multilevel norm setting to end VAW in Latin America.
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Mar 6, 2016
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