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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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Research, Analysis, Reports

From academia, civil society, and the media

Justice for My Sister 1 day 8 hours ago
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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

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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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Events

Conferences, workshops, and other kinds of events that concern with the issue of femicide

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Landmark Documents

Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI) | OAS

In 2008, the Committee of Experts of the MESECVI adopted this Declaration on Feminicide, which points out that it constitutes the gravest form of discrimination and violence against women.
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Aug 15, 2008

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Research, Analysis, Reports

Justice for My Sister

The award-winning documentary film "Justice for My Sister" takes an intimate look at violence against women in Guatemala by chronicling the three-year journey of Rebeca as she tries to hold her sister’s killer accountable.
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Oct 14, 2012
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Guatemala
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Joint Statement—‘Freedom from Fear’: Ending Violence against Women | UN Women

On this Human Rights Day, the last day in the global campaign of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, we repeat the deep connections between freedom from fear, freedom from want and ending gender-based violence: it is time to end it.
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Dec 10, 2017
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Research, Analysis, Reports

The Femicide Census

2016 saw another 113 women killed by men in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This report is dedicated to these women who have lost their lives in the hands of abusive men.
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Nov 20, 2017
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Official Data and Statistics

Feminicidio | Observatorio de Igualdad de Género

According to the official information provided, in 2016 a total of 1,998 women from 17 countries in the region (14 in Latin America and 3 in the Caribbean) were victims of femicide or feminicide. This graph shows the statistics provided by 23 countries.
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Dec 10, 2017

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Leave No One Behind—End Violence against Women and Girls | UN Women

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign spanning from 25 November through 10 December, is taking place this year against the backdrop of an unprecedented global outcry.
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Dec 9, 2017
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Policies and Guidelines

New Resolution on Combating Sexual Harassment and Abuse in the EU | European Parliament

The European Parliament recently released a new resolution to target sexual harassment and abuse: "the EU strongly condemns all forms of sexual violence and physical or psychological harassment and deplores the fact that these acts are easily tolerated".
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Dec 5, 2017
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UN Expert on Violence against Women Urges Worldwide Adoption of Femicide Watch or Gender-related Killings Observatories | OHCHR

Establishing a femicide watch to collect, analyze and review data at the national, regional and global level will galvanize the gathering of information on good practices with a view to protect all women and girls from gender-based violence.
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Dec 7, 2017
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Research, Analysis, Reports

Femicide and Impunity in Mexico: A Context of Structural and Generalized Violence

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Making Femicide Visible | Current Sociology

The article postulates possible reasons for the invisibility of the phenomenon and methodological difficulties in researching it because of the impossibility of researching dead women first-hand, missing data and the difficulties in its comparison.
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Feb 9, 2016
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Data Collection

Harnessing the Power of Data for Girls: Taking Stock and Looking ahead to 2030 | UNICEF

Data tell us that the lives of girls today are better in many respects than those of preceding generations. Girls are now more likely to survive childhood, more likely to attend school and complete their education and less likely to be undernourished.
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Dec 4, 2017
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Violence against Women in Latin America and the Caribbean | Hemisphere Magazine

Gender-based violence is a scourge of societies worldwide and knows no barriers of class, ethnicity, race or religion along the long arc of history. Violence against women and girls is not cultural: It’s a crime.
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Jun 1, 2013

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Guidelines for Producing Statistics on Violence against Women | UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs—Statistics Division

These Guidelines respond to the need to provide methodological advice regarding selection of topics, sources of data, relevant statistical classifications, outputs, wording of questions and all other issues relevant for national statistical offices.
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Jan 1, 2014
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Theories of Femicide and their Significance for Social Research | SAGE Journals

Femicide is an effort in sociological imagination that has been successful in transforming conventional perception, public awareness, scientific research and policy making. This article undertakes to review how femicide has evolved in social research.
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Feb 2, 2016
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Official Data and Statistics

Feminicidio | Ministerio Público del Perú, 2011—2014

Data collected by the Public Ministry of Peru between 2011-2014 on the number of feminicides occurring at the national and sub-national level.
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Apr 4, 2015
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Peru

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Rome Marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Statistics from the Italian interior ministry reveal that 149 women were murdered. This year’s commemoration coincides with the unprecedented mobilisation of millions behind movements like #MeToo in a global protest against sexual harassment and assault.
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Dec 2, 2017
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Italy
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A Story of Violence: 16 Objects show the Reality of Gender-based Violence around the world | United Nations Population Fund (UNPF)

Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive human rights abuse in the world, affecting every country and community. One in three women will experience some form of abuse in her lifetime.
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Nov 22, 2017
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Jurisprudence

Políticas de Drogas, Género y Encarcelamiento en México: Una Guía para Políticas Públicas Incluyentes | EQUIS Justicia para las Mujeres

This guide, published by the Mexican NGO EQUIS, provides an analysis on how to incorporate a gender perspective into programmes and public policies aimed at preventing drug abuse and criminalization.
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Nov 30, 2017
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Mexico

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Hijas e Hijos de Mujeres Asesinadas, Víctimas Ignoradas del Feminicidio | Cimac Noticias

Children often come across as the ignored and invisible victims of feminicide. The General Law on Victims adopted by the Mexican government is brought up by the article, making reference to the number of children orphaned by feminicide in Mexico.
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Nov 29, 2017
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Mexico

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Las “Víctimas Colaterales” del Feminicidio | BBC Mundo

The article addresses the situation of children as collateral victims of femicide. Several cases from Mexico are discussed, where many children are left motherless after their mothers perished at the hands of intimate partners.
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Mar 3, 2013
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Mexico

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The Women of Atenco | The New York Times 2016

When President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico was still a governor, he ordered a crackdown on protesters that led to the brutal sexual assault of dozens of women. The victims took their case to international human rights officials. These are their stories.
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Sep 21, 2016
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Mexico

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Una Propuesta para contar Feminicidios en México | Animal Político

Between 2004 and 2016 26,266 women were killed in Mexico. In this article the authors estimate that 34% of them—8, 913 women—were victims of feminicide. However, the exact number is still unknown: statistics are insufficient.
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Nov 29, 2017
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Mexico

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Día Internacional contra la Violencia de género | EL PAÍS 2017

Gender-based violence continues to be present in society with thousands of victims around the world. Every November 25, voices of complaint rise globally in the pursuit of their definitive eradication. El Pais presents us these voices.
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Nov 25, 2017
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Femicide of Young West-African Females | European Network of Migrant Women (ENOMW) Statement

Over 26 West African females, suspected to be from Nigeria and aged 14-18, have been found dead in the Mediterranean Sea. Unfortunately, the death of migrants at sea, went from being a “tragedy” to becoming a “norm” .
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Nov 27, 2017
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Belgium

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