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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

Investigation, prosecution, punishment

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Research, Analysis, Reports

From academia, civil society, and the media

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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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Advocacy, Campaigns

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

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Victoria Salas: Qué Pasó Después de su Feminicidio | Victoria Salas: What Happened after her Feminicide

What happens inside a home after a feminicide? "Losing a daughter is like losing a part of your body" says Victoria Salas, the mother of Victoria, who was brutally murdered by her ex boyfriend in September 2017. This report takes a look inside her home.
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Feb 2, 2018
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Mexico

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Femicide in Mexico Has More Than Doubled Since 2007

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.
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Feb 20, 2018
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Mexico

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American Court Opens Historic Hearing into Venezuela Rape and Torture Case

Linda Loaiza is challenging the Venezuelan state in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights over failure to deliver justice in case that highlights impunity on violence against women.
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Feb 6, 2018
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Venezuela
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Landmark Documents

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

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.
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Mar 7, 2003
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Cuando la Justicia no es Justa | When Justice is not Fair | Equis Mexico

In this blog entry, 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
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Feb 9, 2018
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Mexico

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Observatorio Ciudadano Nacional del Feminicidio | National Observatory on Feminicide | Mexico

The National Observatory on Feminicide represents 49 organizations from 21 Mexican states and is considered the largest “observatory” on the femicide/feminicide dimension not only throughout the country, but also in the Latin American region.
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Feb 9, 2006
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Policies and Guidelines

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

This normative frameworks is particularly important in the context of Mariana Lima’s case, which happened in the State of Mexico. It serves as a practical tool for public and civil servants to sucessfully implement a gender perspective in the investigatio
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Feb 9, 2009
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Mexico

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Landmark Documents

Latin American Model Protocol for the Investigation of Gender-related Killings of Women (femicide/feminicide)

This protocol is a practical tool, designed to be applied by the people responsible for carrying out the investigation and prosecution of these acts.
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Nov 1, 2014
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Saide Mobayed's insight:
The main objective of this document is to offer guidance and lines of action to improve the practice of those working in the justice system, forensic experts, and other specialized persons, including those acting in relation to the crime scene, the forensic laboratory, the interrogation of witnesses and suspects, the case analysis, the formulation of the indictment, or before the court.

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Beijing +5 Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the 21st Century

Five years after, the UN General Assembly held a review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, where two major areas—violence and poverty—were pointed to be major obstacles to gender equality worldwide.
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Jun 9, 2000
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48/104 Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women

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.
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Dec 20, 1993
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Research, Analysis, Reports

Proposals for Analysis and Monitoring of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights' "Cotton Field" Case Sentence, Regarding Human Rights Violations Committed by the Mexican State | Heinrich Böll Stiftung

The objective of this publication is to aid closer understanding of the contents and the monitoring of the judgment. Points and proposals that seek to facilitate analysis and debate of the sentence are highlighted.
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Feb 9, 2010
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Mexico
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Policies and Guidelines

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

MESECVI is a systematic and permanent multilateral evaluation methodology that is based on exchange and technical cooperation between the States Party to the Convention and a Committee of Experts.
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Feb 9, 2004

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Research, Analysis, Reports

Resolution 68/191 on Taking Action against Gender-related Killing of Women and Girls | UN General Assembly 2014

In this resolution Member States were invited to 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.
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Feb 11, 2014
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Landmark Documents

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

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.
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Sep 15, 1995
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Policies and Guidelines

Report on Mexico Produced by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women under article 8 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention, and Reply from the Government of Mexico

In this report the Committee decided to make public its findings and recommendations regarding the abduction, rape and murder of women in the Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, as well as the observations received from the Government of Mexico thereon.
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Jan 27, 2005
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Mexico
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Research, Analysis, Reports

La violencia en Línea Contra las Mujeres. Informe para la Relatora sobre Violencia contra las Mujeres Ms. Dubravka Šimonović

This report, designed for the UNSR VAW Ms. Dubravka Šimonović, addresses how women experience online violence in Mexico.
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Feb 6, 2018
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Mexico

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Research, Analysis, Reports

Transforming Feminicidio: Framing, Institutionalization and Social Change

This article analyses the transformation of femicide from an academic concept into a frame for political struggle, and into a crime in the context of Mexican feminist activism against the murders of women, or feminicidios, in Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua.
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Dec 23, 2015
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Mexico

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Research, Analysis, Reports

Femicide: A Social Change

Femicide is more than a neologism—it signifies death and violence. The term denotes a violent phenomenon; moreover, it designates murder with intent. All femicides are expressions of extreme violence—death at the hands of another human being.
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Feb 6, 2016
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Government Action on Femicide Goes Wrong From the Bottom Up

South Africa has the highest rate of women murdered by their partners in the world, according a 2015 policy brief by the Cape Town based Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health. Half of all murders of women are carried out by their partners.
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May 22, 2017
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South Africa

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Nine Lebanese Women Murdered by Partners in a Single Month

Nada Bahlawan was shot and killed by her husband at dawn Jan. 22 in Beirut. The same day, a man stabbed his wife in south Lebanon after a dispute . On Dec. 16, British diplomat Rebecca Dykes was raped and murdered. Nine women were killed as of December.
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Jan 26, 2018
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Research, Analysis, Reports

UNGA Gender Mapping Report 2017

The UNGA Gender Mapping Report is a record of what Presidents and Ministers from UN Member States said on eight of the SDGs during the 2017 General Assembly. This is an invaluable advocacy tool for Civil Society.
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Jan 31, 2018
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Research, Analysis, Reports

Del Compromiso a la Acción: Políticas para Erradicar la Violencia contra las Mujeres América Latina y el Caribe. Documento de Análisis Regional

This document is concerned with the progress made by countries in the Latin American and the Caribbean region in relation to the enactment of legislation for addressing violence against women and the development of frameworks to operationalize them.
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Jan 30, 2018
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Estados Registran 1,640 Casos de Feminicidio en Tres Años | Mexico

Between 2015 and 2017, State prosecutors registered 1,640 cases of feminicide in Mexico, with a 72% increase in 2017.
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Jan 21, 2018
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Mexico

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No “Honor” in Killing! | Jordan

Rana Husseini is an internationally recognized award winning journalist and human rights defender who broke the silence of “honour” crimes in Jordan. She is the author of Murder in the Name of Honour.
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Jan 2, 2018
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Jordan
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