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Advocacy, Campaigns

Million Women Rise (MWR)

Million Women Rise (MWR) believes that male violence against women and children is a global pandemic. Violence devastates the lives of women, our families, and our communities. It also threatens to undermine efforts to bring about sustainable development.
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Jan 21, 2018
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United Kingdom

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Policies and Guidelines

CEDAW General Recommendation No. 35 on Gender-based Violence Against Women

25 years after recommendation No.19 on VAW, this document complements and updates the guidance to States parties and elaborates on the gender-based nature of this form of violence.
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Jul 14, 2017
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News

Gender-based Violence in South Africa: What's Missing and How to Fix it

There is little fluctuation in the statistics reported annually by the South African Police Services. Without political will, a change in the sensationalism and narratives around the reporting of gender based violence nothing will change.
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Mar 25, 2017
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South Africa

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Data Collection

The Hidden Figures of Gender-Based Violence in Spain | Heinrich Böll Stiftung

The current political and social scenario demonstrates that inequality and violence against women is a structural problem that affects every society in the world, including Spain.
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Oct 13, 2017
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Research, Analysis, Reports

A Gendered Analysis of Violent Deaths

Does the risk of violent death differ for men and women in conflict and nonconflict settings, and across regions and countries? Does it change over the course of a person’s life? And are women targeted because they are women? Is such violence gendered?
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Nov 24, 2016
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Research, Analysis, Reports

Gender Violence and International Relations | CIDOB

This issue 117 of Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals investigates the international roots, responses and patterns of violence against women, especially in Latin America.
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Dec 21, 2017

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Advocacy, Campaigns

Sisters Uncut

Every week in the UK, two people registered as women are killed at the hands of a partner or ex-partner. The cuts make it harder for people to leave dangerous relationships and live safely.
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Dec 14, 2017
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United Kingdom
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Data Collection

Harnessing the Power of Data for Girls: Taking Stock and Looking ahead to 2030 | UNICEF

Data tell us that the lives of girls today are better in many respects than those of preceding generations. Girls are now more likely to survive childhood, more likely to attend school and complete their education and less likely to be undernourished.
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Dec 4, 2017
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Research, Analysis, Reports

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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Rome Marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Statistics from the Italian interior ministry reveal that 149 women were murdered. This year’s commemoration coincides with the unprecedented mobilisation of millions behind movements like #MeToo in a global protest against sexual harassment and assault.
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Dec 2, 2017
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Italy
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A Story of Violence: 16 Objects show the Reality of Gender-based Violence around the world | United Nations Population Fund (UNPF)

Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive human rights abuse in the world, affecting every country and community. One in three women will experience some form of abuse in her lifetime.
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Nov 22, 2017
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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.
publication date: 
Nov 29, 2017
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Mexico

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