The central spot for selected data, facts and figures, promising practices, landmark documents and news on the issue of femicide. Browse content by the following key categories:

Jurisprudence

Landmark Case for Victims of Femicide in Guatemala | Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights 2015

The IACHR issued a landmark ruling in a case against the government of Guatemala for the disappearance and murder of 19-year old Claudina Isabel Velásquez Paiz on August 13, 2005.
publication date: 
Dec 22, 2015
countries: 
Guatemala
Saide Mobayed's insight:
“With this decision the Court has sent a very clear message to all governments in the region that they have a strict duty of due diligence and must act immediately from the first moment they receive notice of a potential situation of violence against women.” Santiago A. Canton, Executive Director of Robert F. Kennedy Partners for Human Rights

0 Comments | Show all comments

Jurisprudence

Gonzalez, Monreal and Monarrez ("Cotton Field") v. Mexico | Tackling Violence against Women

In 2009 the IACHR recognised that the disappearances and murders of three women in Mexico were gender-based and perpetrated in the known context of violence against women in Ciudad Juarez. Hence, it prosecuted the Mexican nation-state for such crimes.
publication date: 
Nov 9, 2017
source / author: 
countries: 
Mexico

0 Comments | Show all comments

Posted by
Editor
Official Data and Statistics

Finnish Homicide Monitor (FHM) | EIGE 2002-2019

The aim of the FHM is to monitor the homicide phenomenon, to create a database for in-depth research, and to serve crime prevention and prevention-targeting purposes.
publication date: 
Sep 27, 2017
countries: 
Finland

0 Comments | Show all comments

Posted by
Editor
Research, Analysis, Reports

Femicide of Women Who Are Older

Between 1974 and 2012 1 in 5 women murdered in Ontario was 55 years or older: 67% of older femicide victims were retired. This finding demonstrates the substantial number of older women in Ontario who were killed.
publication date: 
Mar 22, 2017
source / author: 
countries: 
Canada
regions: 

0 Comments | Show all comments

Posted by
Editor
Research, Analysis, Reports

Punishing Femicide: Criminal Justice Responses to the Killing of Women over Four Decades

0 Comments | Show all comments

Posted by
Editor
Research, Analysis, Reports

Femicide of Older Women

There is a lack of consensus on what age group constitutes “older people”, including older women.
publication date: 
Jan 4, 2017
source / author: 
countries: 
Canada
regions: 

0 Comments | Show all comments

Posted by
Editor
Official Data and Statistics

Chiffres clés—Les Morts Violentes au sein du Couple 2015 | Study by the French Government

This study is conducted each year by the Délégation aux victimes du ministère de l’intérieur with an aim to quantify and describe intimate partner or former companions homicides perpetrated in metropolitan France and overseas.
publication date: 
Jun 30, 2017
countries: 
France

0 Comments | Show all comments

Posted by
Editor
Research, Analysis, Reports

The Media and Gender-Based Murders of Women: Notes on the Cases in Europe and Latin America

This article analyses the connections between gender-based murders of women and the media coverage of these murders, particularly in Europe and Latin America.
publication date: 
Jul 24, 2014
countries: 
Belgium

0 Comments | Show all comments

Posted by
Editor
Research, Analysis, Reports

CEDAW Alternative Report | ITALY Article 2 and article 5

Shadow Report on the implementation of the CEDAW Convention.
publication date: 
Jun 8, 2017
source / author: 
countries: 
Italy
regions: 

0 Comments | Show all comments

Policies and Guidelines

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.
publication date: 
Nov 1, 2014
source / author: 
organizations: 
Former Editor'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.

0 Comments | Show all comments

Pages