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Landmark Documents

Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI) | OAS

In 2008, the Committee of Experts of the MESECVI adopted this Declaration on Feminicide, which points out that it constitutes the gravest form of discrimination and violence against women.
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Aug 15, 2008

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Research, Analysis, Reports

The Femicide Census

2016 saw another 113 women killed by men in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This report is dedicated to these women who have lost their lives in the hands of abusive men.
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Nov 20, 2017
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Official Data and Statistics

Feminicidio | Observatorio de Igualdad de Género

According to the official information provided, in 2016 a total of 1,998 women from 17 countries in the region (14 in Latin America and 3 in the Caribbean) were victims of femicide or feminicide. This graph shows the statistics provided by 23 countries.
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Dec 10, 2017

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News

UN Expert on Violence against Women Urges Worldwide Adoption of Femicide Watch or Gender-related Killings Observatories | OHCHR

Establishing a femicide watch to collect, analyze and review data at the national, regional and global level will galvanize the gathering of information on good practices with a view to protect all women and girls from gender-based violence.
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Dec 7, 2017
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Femicide and Impunity in Mexico: A Context of Structural and Generalized Violence

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Making Femicide Visible | Current Sociology

The article postulates possible reasons for the invisibility of the phenomenon and methodological difficulties in researching it because of the impossibility of researching dead women first-hand, missing data and the difficulties in its comparison.
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Feb 9, 2016
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Violence against Women in Latin America and the Caribbean | Hemisphere Magazine

Gender-based violence is a scourge of societies worldwide and knows no barriers of class, ethnicity, race or religion along the long arc of history. Violence against women and girls is not cultural: It’s a crime.
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Jun 1, 2013

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Una Propuesta para contar Feminicidios en México | Animal Político

Between 2004 and 2016 26,266 women were killed in Mexico. In this article the authors estimate that 34% of them—8, 913 women—were victims of feminicide. However, the exact number is still unknown: statistics are insufficient.
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Nov 29, 2017
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Mexico

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Día Internacional contra la Violencia de género | EL PAÍS 2017

Gender-based violence continues to be present in society with thousands of victims around the world. Every November 25, voices of complaint rise globally in the pursuit of their definitive eradication. El Pais presents us these voices.
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Nov 25, 2017
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Femicide of Young West-African Females | European Network of Migrant Women (ENOMW) Statement

Over 26 West African females, suspected to be from Nigeria and aged 14-18, have been found dead in the Mediterranean Sea. Unfortunately, the death of migrants at sea, went from being a “tragedy” to becoming a “norm” .
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Nov 27, 2017
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Belgium

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Femicide Volume 8: Abuse and Femicide of the Older Women | 2017

The abuse and femicide of older women is one of the most widespread unpunished crimes. This volume aims to analyse the ways in which women, over the age of 55, are psychologically and physically mistreated around the globe.
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Nov 22, 2017
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Definitions of Femicide

Femicide: The Politics of Woman Killing | Jill Radford and Diana H. Russell 1992

This ground-breaking and comprehensive book by Russell and Radford addresses what femicide means and the impacts of the patriarchal culture in the violent murdering of women.
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Nov 20, 1992
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