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Cuando la Justicia no es Justa | 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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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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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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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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Research, Analysis, Reports

Femicide Watch | Republic of Ireland 2017

Women’s Aid launch the Femicide Watch 2017. Eight women have died violently in 2017. Six women killed in their own homes. Overall, 216 women have been killed since Women’s Aid Femicide Project began in 1996 (an average of 10 women per year).
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Nov 24, 2017
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Research, Analysis, Reports

Why Love Kills: Power, Gender Dichotomy, and Romantic Femicide

This article conceptually investigates a type of gender murder, “romantic femicide, understood as as the extreme form of violence that occurs as a result of men's incapacity to cope with their (female) partners’ autonomy and power.
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Feb 1, 2017
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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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Data Collection

Feminicidio Uruguay

This database contains information on the gender-related killing of women in Uruguay since 2001.
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Jan 17, 2018
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Uruguay

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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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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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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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