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Russian faux family values: Domestic violence decriminalized in Russia | Free Russia Foundation

Russian faux family values: Domestic violence decriminalized in Russia | Free Russia Foundation
Major setback to the women’s NGOs, feminists, and female activists who have been lobbying for a domestic violence legislation.
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Sep 5, 2017
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Russia is known as a country with a high level of domestic violence. There is no official statics available, while the Crisis Centers for Women and other organizations concerned with this issue face serious challenges, when they try to collect data on crimes and violence.

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UN Human Rights Council Panel on: Domestic Violence-Legal Systems-Law Enforcement-International Response

This Panel builds on the recently published Routledge Book: Domestic Violence in International Context, which features global experts on domestic violence in 31 countries.
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Jun 5, 2017

The text focuses on the world epidemic of domestic violence and interpersonal violence, the challenges of laws to address and law enforcement to enforce. Addressed are prevention, good practices, reliable statistics, realistic solutions, and victim-centered sensitivity.
Distinguished Speakers:
*Dr. Diana Peterson – Author: Domestic Violence in International Context - IPES-International Police Executive Symposium
*Dr. Dubravka Simonovic – UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women - Invited

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Domestic Violence Homicide in Minnesota: Femicide Report 2014

This report is dedicated to the women, children, and men who lost their lives in Minnesota during 2014 as a result of domestic violence
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May 2, 2014

The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women (MCBW) tracks homicides in which the known or suspected perpetrator was a current or former intimate partner or the homicide is the result of domestic violence between current or former intimate partners. This includes family members,
friends, and interveners who are killed as a result of the domestic violence being perpetrated by a current or former intimate partner.

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Domestic Violence Homicide in Minnesota: Femicide Report 2016

The release of the 2016 Femicide Report marks 28 years of efforts by MCBW to document the deaths resulting from domestic violence in Minnesota
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Dec 31, 2016

Even by conservative measures, and by solely relying on publicly available information, between 1989 and 2016, our reports capture almost 1,000 cases of domestic violence homicide in Minnesota. In 2016, at least 21 people in Minnesota were killed in domestic violence related homicides. In the same year, over 60,000 survivors and their children accessed services through domestic violence programs, many whose needs went unmet due to lack of resources.

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Behind Closed Doors Women's Aid Femicide Watch 1996 - 2016

Women’s Aid, the national organisation supporting women and their children affected by domestic violence, launches a new report ‘Behind Closed Doors: Femicide Watch 1996 – 2016’. The Femicide Watch Report is the culmination of 20 years
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Nov 25, 2016
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The Femicide Watch shows that a woman in Ireland is more likely to be killed in her own home and by a current or former boyfriend, partner or husband. The report reveals that since the beginning of 1996, 209 women have died violently in the Republic of Ireland. 16 children were killed alongside their mothers. 131 women (63%) were killed in their own homes. Where the cases have been resolved (through the courts or in cases of murder-suicide) 89 women (54%) were murdered by a current or former male intimate partner. Another 54 women (33%) were killed by a male relative or acquaintance.

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The concept and measurement of violence against women and men

The extent of violence against women is currently hidden. How should violence be measured? How should research and new ways of thinking about violence improve its measurement? Could improved measurement change policy?
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Jan 1, 2017
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The book is a guide to how the measurement of violence can be best achieved. It shows how to make femicide, rape, domestic violence, and FGM visible in official statistics. It offers practical guidance on definitions, indicators and coordination mechanisms. It reflects on theoretical debates on ‘what is gender’, ‘what is violence’, and ‘the concept of coercive control’. and introduces the concept of ‘gender saturated context’.

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