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Research, Analysis, Reports

The Compendium: An Overview of Situations and Cases Before the International Criminal Court (ICC)

This report is a compilation of current data and information on the Situations before the ICC, including those under preliminary examination as well as an overview of every case brought before the ICC, with a particular focus on gender‑based crimes.
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Mar 26, 2018
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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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Advocacy, Campaigns

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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Research, Analysis, Reports

Cases of Femicides Before Lebanese Courts

The issue of VAW must be transferred from remaining a “private” affair to becoming a matter of the public welfare in Lebanon, and a matter referred to the courts and punishable by law. It is a matter of the state and a responsibility of the State.
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Jan 23, 2011
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Advocacy, Campaigns

Million Women Rise (MWR)

Million Women Rise (MWR) believes that male violence against women and children is a global pandemic. Violence devastates the lives of women, our families, and our communities. It also threatens to undermine efforts to bring about sustainable development.
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Jan 21, 2018
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United Kingdom

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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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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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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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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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News

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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