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Feminicidio y Hombres Agresores

What do we understand by "gender-related killing"? How does violence works? The author provides an analysis of femicide from the male perpetrators' perspective.
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Mar 13, 2014
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Femicide: Narratives of Gender Crimes

Femicides are violent deaths of women resulting from power struggles between men and women. This was a qualitative study that used the tool of narratives to analyze police investigations of female homicides in Porto Alegre, in the years from 2006 to 2010.
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Apr 16, 2010
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Brazil

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Brazil: New Research on Open Data and Cases of Femicide | ARTICLE 19

The rate of femicides in Brazil currently ranks fifth highest in the world. According to the research “Map of Violence 2015”, the number of murders stands at 4.8 for every 100 thousand women.
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Mar 8, 2018
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Brazil
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Killing of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Critical of Police Rattles Brazil

Killing of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Critical of Police Rattles Brazil
Marielle Franco, a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman, was killed after she denounced police brutality. Her killing shattered the cavalier attitude that prevails in much of this megacity in the face of rising violence.
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Mar 15, 2018
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Brazil

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Femicide in Turkey Between 2000 and 2010

The aim of this study is to contribute to a better understanding of femicide cases in Turkey and to describe the socio-demographic, clinical, forensic, and criminological characteristics of femicide victims and offenders.
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Aug 23, 2017
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Turkey

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A Deadly Politics of Wealth: Femicide in India

Census data shows that poverty and illiteracy are not key factors in India’s female genocide as many assume. The survival of girls is determined by a patriarchal politics of wealth control.
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Aug 2, 2016
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India

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Femicide and the Palestinian Criminal Justice System: Seeds of Change in the Context of State Building?

This article discusses how Palestinian society and its criminal justice system, during a politically formative period of state building, relates to "femicide."
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Jan 1, 2002
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Palestinian Territory

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5 Countries Where Femicide Is At Its Worst And What We Can Do To Help

5 Countries Where Femicide Is At Its Worst And What We Can Do To Help
Femicide is a crime that discriminates. It is not just the murder of women, but the murder of women because they are women. In many cultures and societies, this violence has long been accepted and encouraged.
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Jun 19, 2015
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Terminology and Indicators for Data Collection: Rape, Femicide and Intimate Partner Violence Report | EIGE

This report lays the ground for the establishment of a measure of violence against women through the use of harmonised definitions and indicators on rape, femicide and intimate partner violence. A set of definitions and indicators are put forward.
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Nov 8, 2017
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Lithuania
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Femicide in Mexico Has More Than Doubled Since 2007

A recent report from Mexico’s interior department, the National Women’s Institute, and UN Women reveals that violence against women is nearly as high as it was at its peak in 2012 and more than twice as high as it was in 2007.
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Feb 20, 2018
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Mexico

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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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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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