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Global - online violence

2018 Report on online violence by UN Special Rapporteur on VAW| UN OHCHR

14/06/2018Research, Analysis, Report, Study
The UN Special Rapporteur on VAW, Dubravka Šimonović, analyses online violence and violence facilitated by information and communications technology (ICT) against women and girls from a human rights perspective. Report, as presented to the Human Rights Council, covers key definitions,...
  • online violence
  • VAW
  • cyber crime
  • cyber violence
  • ...
Mexico - femicide

When Justice is not Fair | Equis Mexico

Research, Analysis, Report, Study
In this blog entry (in Spanish), the feminist, human rights organization, reflects upon Mariana Lima's sentence. They are working on a specific methodology to analyze sentences in Mexico that includes a gender perspective
  • analysis
  • Mariana Lima
  • case
  • Mexico
Mexico - femicide

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights 2003 report on Ciudad Juarez

07/03/2003Research, Analysis, Report, Study
IACHR report about the right of women in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico to be free from violence and discrimination, including recommendations to assist the Mexican State in amplifying its efforts to respect and ensure this right.
  • IACHR
  • Ciudad Juarez
  • femicide
  • VAW
  • violence against women...
Latin America and the Caribbean - VAW

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

23/03/2016Research, Analysis, Report, Study
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.
  • VAW
  • violence against women
  • feminist theory
  • norm setting
  • ...
Global - gender equality

Empowering Women and Girls When Tackling Drugs and Crime | UNODC

01/03/2018Research, Analysis, Report, Study
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).
  • gender equality
  • empowerment
  • women
  • girls
  • UNODC...
Brazil - femicide

Femicide: Narratives of Gender Crimes in Brazil | University Rio Grande do Sul

01/02/2010Research, Analysis, Report, Study
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.
  • Brazil
  • femicide
  • cases
  • narratives
  • deaths
  • research...

Femicide in Italy | Casa delle donne

01/11/2016Research, Analysis, Report, Study
The report (in Italian language) 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.
  • Italy
  • femicide
  • data
  • statistics
  • 2016
  • ...
Mexico - jurisdiction

Proposals for Analysis and Monitoring of the IACHR's "Cotton Field" Case Sentence | Heinrich Böll Stiftung

01/12/2013Jurisprudence
The objective of this publication is to aid closer understanding of the contents and the monitoring of the Cotton Case judgement. Points and proposals that seek to facilitate analysis and debate of the sentence are highlighted.
  • Mexico
  • cotton case
  • ruling
  • prosecution
  • discrimination...

Femicide in Mexico Has More Than Doubled Since 2007 | Global Citizen

14/12/2017Research, Analysis, Report, Study
A recent report from Mexico’s interior department, the National Women’s Institute, and UN Women reveals that violence against women is nearly as high as it was at its peak in 2012 and more than twice as high as it was in 2007.
  • femicide
  • Mexico
  • data
  • statistics
  • government
  • UN...
Latin America and the Caribbean - femicide

5 Countries in Latin America Where Femicide Is At Its Worst | Elite Daily

19/06/2015Research, Analysis, Report, Study
This report provides an overview of femicide in 5 Latin American countries.
  • femicide
  • Latin America
  • definition
  • statistics
  • ...
Global - femicide

UNGA Resolution 68/191 (2014) on Taking Action against Gender-related Killing of Women and Girls

11/02/2014Landmark Document
In this resolution member states were invited to provide UNODC with information related to best practices and other relevant information related to the investigation and prosecution of gender-related killing of women and girls.
  • femicide
  • resolution
  • General Assembly
  • UNGA
  • best practices...
Global - human rights

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

15/09/1995Landmark Document
The Platform for Action imagines a world where each woman and girl can exercise her freedoms and choices, and realize all her rights, such as to live free from violence, to go to school, to participate in decisions and to earn equal pay for equal work.
  • Beijing Declaration
  • Platform for Action
  • VAW
  • violence against women...
Latin America and the Caribbean - VAW

Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI) (2004)

01/01/2004Landmark Document
The Belém do Pará Convention established for the first time the development of mechanisms for the protection and defense of women's rights in the struggle to eliminate violence against their physical, sexual and psychological integrity, in both the public and private spheres. The effective...
  • Belém do Pará Convention
  • MESECVI
  • mechanism
  • convention
  • ...
Global - VAW

UNGA Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women 48/104 (1993)

20/12/1993Landmark Document
This declaration directly addresses, in its Article 4, that States should condemn violence against women and should pursue by all appropriate means and without delay a policy of eliminating such violence.
  • UNGA
  • resolution
  • VAW
  • violence against women
  • ...

A Deadly Politics of Wealth: Femicide in India | openDemocracy

02/08/2016Research, Analysis, Report, Study
Census data shows that poverty and illiteracy are not key factors in India’s female genocide as many assume. The survival of girls is determined by a patriarchal politics of wealth control.
  • femicide
  • India
  • census data
  • data
  • statistics
  • ...

Explore the Facts: Violence Against Women | UN Women

01/01/2018Official Data, Facts, Statistics
This fantastic interactive platform exposes the various forms of abuse that women endure.
  • statistics
  • facts
  • intimate partner violence
  • violence against women...
Mexico - femicide

Protocolo de Actuación en la Investigación del Delito de Homicidio desde la Perspectiva del Feminicidio Mexico

25/11/2009Policies and Guidelines
This normative frameworks by "Para el Instituto Nacional de las Mujere"s is particularly important in the context of Mariana Lima’s case. It serves as a practical tool for public and civil servants in Mexico to sucessfully implement a gender perspective in the investigation of homicides.
  • Mariana Lima
  • criminal investigation
  • checklist
  • framework
  • ...
Honduras - VAW

Status of Violence Against Women in Honduras

01/06/2014Research, Analysis, Report, Study
2014 report by feminist organizations submitted to the UN Special Rapporteur on VAW: " Honduras has been rated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as the country with the highest homicide rate in the world from 2010 until 2012, when the most recent report was issued. From 2005...
  • Honduras
  • VAW
  • Special Rapporteur on VAW
  • Report
  • NGO
  • ...
Syria - armed conflicts

Sexual and Gender-based Violence in the Syrian Arab Republic | UN OHCHR

08/03/2018Research, Analysis, Report, Study
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. In this paper, the Inquiry Commission mentions that there were...
  • Syria
  • Human Rights Council
  • paper
  • sexual and gender-...

Terminology and Indicators for Data Collection: Rape, Femicide and Intimate Partner Violence Report | EIGE

13/12/2017Research, Analysis, Report, Study
This report lays the ground for the establishment of a measure of violence against women through the use of harmonised definitions and indicators on rape, femicide and intimate partner violence. A set of definitions and indicators are put forward.
  • femicide
  • data collection
  • terminology
  • indicators
  • intimate-...
Latin America and the Caribbean - femicide

Feminicide: A Global Phenomenon 5th ed. | Heinrich Böll Stiftung

01/08/2017Research, Analysis, Report, Study
This publication presents articles written by prominent feminists, women´s human rights activists, academics and representatives from civil society in Latin American (LA) and the European Union (EU) regarding the mass demonstrations of feminicide. The fifth edition of “Feminicide: A Global...
  • femicide
  • abortion
  • Istanbul Convention
  • global phenomenon
  • ...
Global - femicide

Lethal forms of femicide | Small Arms Survey

01/02/2012Research, Analysis, Report, Study
This Research Note examines lethal forms of violence against women. It defines femicide and relies on the disaggregated data on femicides produced for the Global Burden of Armed Violence in 2011.
  • femicide
  • data
  • definition
  • research
  • violence
  • ...
Mexico - femicide

The Long Road to Justice, Prosecuting Femicide in Mexico | UN Women

29/11/2017Research, Analysis, Report, Study
In 2017, the first-ever permanent exhibition on femicide in Mexico titled, "Feminicidio en México. ¡Ya basta!” (Femicide in Mexico. Enough is enough!) opened in the Museum of Memory and Tolerance, organized by UN Women, National Citizens' Observatory on Femicide, Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir...
  • femicide
  • Mexico
  • Court ruling
  • UN Women
  • cases...
Brazil - VAW

Video: Meet the Activists Fighting to End VAW in Brazil | UN Women

07/12/2016Advocacy, Campaign
Sueny Dos Santos Nogueira is a Brazilian activist fighting to end violence against women in her community near Rio de Janeiro. Nogueira is one of the participants of a programme by Casa da Mulher Trabalhadora (CAMTRA – the “House of Women Workers”).
  • activists
  • Brazil
  • fight
  • VAW
  • violence against women
  • ...