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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

Womenstats Project 1 week 5 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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Advocacy, Campaigns

Meet the Activists Fighting to End VAW in Brazil

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”).
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Jan 16, 2018
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Brazil

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Advocacy, Campaigns

White Ribbon Campaign | EIGE

Men and boys wearing the White Ribbon declare that they will never commit, excuse, or remain silent about men's violence against women. White Ribbon is one of the world’s largest male-led campaigns to end men’s violence against women.
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Jan 15, 2018
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Nearly 2,000 Women Killed in Eight Years in Turkey

Violence against women and femicides continue to be major problems in Turkey, with statistics showing that current preventive measures are far from sufficient.
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Nov 26, 2017
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Turkey

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Pakistan Child Rape and Murder Case 'Just Tip of Iceberg' | DW

The rape and murder of Zainab Ansari, a seven-year-old Pakistani girl, have shocked the country. People demand justice for the girl's family, but there isn't much discussion on the issue of child protection in Pakistan.
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Jan 11, 2018
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Advocacy, Campaigns

Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa | Our Daughters Back Home

This NGO, based in the State of Chihuahua in Mexico, was founded by relatives and friends of young girls disappeared or murdered in this entity. They face this situation by demanding justice to the authorities.
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Jan 10, 2018
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Mexico

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Advocacy, Campaigns

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

It took Irinea Buendía six years to get justice for her daughter’s murder, but her pursuit of justice led to a historic precedent in prosecuting femicide in Mexico.
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Nov 29, 2017
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Mexico
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Femicide in Europe is a Widespread Issue

Regardless of the law, cases of femicide still fill the news: this worrying subject continues to arouse the interest of the media and international institutions, including those of Europe.
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Nov 28, 2017
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Data Collection

Womenstats Project

The WomanStats Database is the largest crossnational compilation of data, statistics, and maps on the status of women worldwide. Organized by country, it has over 350 variables for 176 countries.
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Jan 4, 2018
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Press Release | The Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence

December 6, 2017 - The Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA) was officially launched today in recognition of Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
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Dec 6, 2017
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Levels of Violence Against Women and Girls in South Sudan Among The Highest in the World Reveals Groundbreaking Study | International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Armed conflict and displacement intensifies violence perpetrated against women and girls in South Sudan. Up to 33% of the women surveyed had experienced sexual violence from a non-partner, with many incidents directly related to a raid or displacement.
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Nov 29, 2017
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Sudan

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Data Collection

Sexual Harassment: How it Stands Around the Globe

Sexual harassment is everywhere. When quantifying the problem on a global level, minimal levels of reporting and data limit what experts can provide to help prove—and solve—the problem. Based on what is available, here's how the numbers look globally.
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Nov 29, 2017
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Definitions of Femicide

Las Voces de las Silenciadas. Feminicidios en México: Una Lacra que Pervive

Seven Mexican women are murdered on a daily basis. Only 25% of the cases are investigated as "feminicide", according to the National Citizen Observatory of Femicide. This fantastic interactive research gives an insight to this terrible situation.
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Dec 31, 2017
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Mexico

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One Woman Dead Every Three Days: Domestic Abuse in Numbers | The Guardian

In the year to March 2017, 1.9 million people in England and Wales—1.2 women and 713,000 men—experienced domestic abuse, according to the Office for National Statistics. Two women are killed every week in England by a partner or ex-partner.
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Dec 14, 2017
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United Kingdom

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Research, Analysis, Reports

Voices from the Dark: Torture and Sexual Violence Against Women in Assad’s Detention Centres

These are the stories of eight women who have survived Assad’s detention centres. Tens of thousands of Syrians have been detained and subjected to the human destruction of these detention centres. These stories must be heard.
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Dec 29, 2017
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Syria

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Data Collection

Feminicidio de Mujeres Mayores de 60 años en España: Resumen de Datos 2010-2015 | Spain

One in four women murdered in Spain between 2010 and 2015 was over 60 years old (25.7%). The most common victimizers are the current partners of the victims (31%) and/or their children (19%).
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Nov 20, 2017
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Spain

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Interactive: Violence Against Women in Mexico | Al Jazeera

This interactive infographic offers a look at how the country's domestic abuse problem is contributing to a high number of female rapes and murders.
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Sep 18, 2017
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Mexico

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Jurisprudence

Femicide Law | Guatemala 2008

The Guatemalan Femicide Law was approved by 112 out of 158 members of Congress amid jubilant cries from demonstrators who had assembled outside Parliament as a sign of mourning for the hundreds of women who have been brutally killed in Guatemala.
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May 2, 2008
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Guatemala

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Gender-based Violence in South Africa: What's Missing and How to Fix it

There is little fluctuation in the statistics reported annually by the South African Police Services. Without political will, a change in the sensationalism and narratives around the reporting of gender based violence nothing will change.
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Mar 25, 2017
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South Africa

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Data Collection

The Hidden Figures of Gender-Based Violence in Spain | Heinrich Böll Stiftung

The current political and social scenario demonstrates that inequality and violence against women is a structural problem that affects every society in the world, including Spain.
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Oct 13, 2017
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Spain
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Definitions of Femicide

Femicide: A Global Problem

This Research Note examines lethal forms of violence against women. It relies on the disaggregated data on femicides produced for the Global Burden of Armed Violence in 2011.
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Feb 24, 2012
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Research, Analysis, Reports

A Gendered Analysis of Violent Deaths

Does the risk of violent death differ for men and women in conflict and nonconflict settings, and across regions and countries? Does it change over the course of a person’s life? And are women targeted because they are women? Is such violence gendered?
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Nov 24, 2016
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Research, Analysis, Reports

The Femicide Census Report UK | 2017

The latest Femicide Census report, published in December 2017, reveals that 113 women were killed by men in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2016.
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Dec 23, 2017
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United Kingdom

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Feminicide: A Global Phenomenon | Heinrich Böll Stiftung European Union

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.
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Aug 22, 2017
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Research, Analysis, Reports

Gender Violence and International Relations | CIDOB

This issue 117 of Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals investigates the international roots, responses and patterns of violence against women, especially in Latin America.
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Dec 21, 2017

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