In this dossier, the Editorial Team will provide readers with the key facts and developments concerning femicide, covering all countries in this region. As a first start, the team has compiled a reading list with short summaries of key materials.
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Monday, November 16, 2015 — Official Data, Facts, Statistics
According to official data from the region’s countries compiled by the Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean of ECLAC, 1903 women were murdered because of their gender in 15 Latin American countries and 3 Caribbean nations
Improve administrative records to learn the real number of femicides in all the region’s countries
Foster programs to prevent all forms of violence against women to avoid femicide
Allocate economic resources to preventing violence and providing reparations to victims
Thursday, January 1, 2015 — Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
This landmark protocol is a practical tool, designed to be applied by the people responsible for carrying out the investigation and prosecution of these acts. It was developed by the Regional Office for Central America of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) with the support of the Americas and the Caribbean Regional Office of UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), in the framework of the UN Secretary General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women.
Saturday, January 1, 1994 — Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
The landmark Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women (known as the Convention of Belém do Pará) calls for the first time for the establishment of mechanisms for protecting and defending women's rights as essential to combating the phenomenon of violence against women's physical, sexual, and psychological integrity, whether in the public or the private sphere, and for asserting those rights within society.
Thursday, January 1, 2004 — Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
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 implementation of the Convention requires a continuous and independent evaluation process, which in 2004 led to the creation of the 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. MESECVI analyzes progress in the implementation of the Convention by the States Party, as well as persistent challenges to an effective State response to violence against women.
Saturday, March 29, 2014 — Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
The Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly published in 2014 the "Urgent Resolution on Femicide in the European Union and Latin America" where they recognize that it has not been possible to curb the increase in femicide in Latin America and Europe.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
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 Phenomenon” covers topics such as feminicide in different countries, the recent call of the UN-Rapporteur and the absolute criminalization of abortion.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
Latin America is the region with the most female murders on earth, a phenomenon partly due to organized crime activities such as human trafficking and gang violence. This article from 2016 provides figures and covers this phenonomen at wide depth. Explanations include e.g. the impunity and huge profitability of human trafficking and the fact that women are considered to be the property of gang leaders.