This Femicide Observatory was established in response to a call for action from the UNHCR Special Rapporteur on VAW for countries to document gender-related killings by collecting, analyzing and reviewing data on femicides with the aim of prevention.
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.
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.
There is a systematic pattern of impunity in Mexico, a reflection of the lack of access to justice for women. Frequently, victims are battered and discriminated when trying to access the justice system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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” .
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.