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The Impact of Violent Extremism on the Human Rights of Women and Girls

UN Human Rights Council Session 35 on June 14, 2017 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva
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Jun 14, 2017

Distinguished Speakers:
• UK Member of the European Parliament – The Honorable Julie Ward – Video
• UK Member of the British Parliament – The Honorable Shabana Mahmood
• UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women - Dr. Dubravka Simonovic – Invited
• Ms. Sadia Mir – WUNRN Europe Gender Policy Specialist & Academic Women in International Security – Women in Jihadist Organizations: Victims or Terrorists
• Dr. Lori Ann Post – Northwestern University - Global Women’s Researcher & Policy Analyst

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Femicide the rallying cry for families of girls killed in Guatemalan orphanage fire | Rossalyn Warren | The Guardian

Lawyers claim the disaster that killed 41 girls at the San José Pinula children’s shelter reflects wider state failings on the protection of women in Guatemala
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May 4, 2017
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Outside Palacio Verde, in the centre of Guatemala City, a woman stands on a pile of ash and scattered flower petals. Near her feet is a circle of wooden crosses, each marked with the name of a girl killed last month in a fire at Virgen de la Asunción, an orphanage in San José Pinula. Three people have since been arrested in connection with the fire, which killed 41 girls between the ages of 14 and 17. The girls were among those locked in a room as punishment for a recent escape attempt.

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Femicide Volume 6: Violence against Girls in Flight

This is the sixth volume of the ACUNS Femicide series that focuses on violence against girls
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Nov 16, 2016
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This volume contains the speeches delivered at these side events, at which high-ranking officials and experts on GBV presented comprehensive ways of reducing the risk of such violence, increasing the quality of protection for girl victims, and ending the impunity for perpetrators. It also includes the most recent and most effective prevention and mitigation strategies on gender-based violence against underage girls.

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2016 Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

Visionary report of the UN Special Rapporteur Dubravka Simonovic on her mandate and work methods
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Apr 19, 2016
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1. In the present report, submitted to the Human Rights Council pursuant to its resolution 23/25, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences outlines her activities and sets out her vision of the mandate, and the methods
of work she intends to use throughout it.

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Datos Estadísticos del Poder Judicial sobre: Femicidios 2015

Supreme Court of Justice in Argentine develops national registry of femcide cases in 2015
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Jan 1, 2015

Introducción -- Desde el año 2015, la Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación asume la labor de elaborar un Registro Nacional de Femicidios de la Justicia Argentina. A tal efecto, la Vicepresidenta, Dra Elena Highton de Nolasco, en su calidad de Ministra a cargo de la Oficina de la Mujer y de la Oficina de Violencia Doméstica requirió la colaboración de todas las jurisdicciones del país. El concepto de femicidio permite visibilizar las muertes violentas de mujeres por razones de género y, de esta manera, alcanzar una comprensión más acabada del fenómeno y sus causas.

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Datos estadísticos del Poder Judicial sobre: Femicidios 2014

Introducción
El 4 de junio de este año, la Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación encomendó a la Oficina de la
Mujer la elaboración del primer Registro Nacional de Femicidios de la Justicia Argentina. A tal efecto,
la Vicepresidenta, Dra Elena Highton de Nolasco, en su calidad de Ministra a cargo de la Oficina de la
Mujer y de la Oficina de Violencia Doméstica, requirió la colaboración de todas las jurisdicciones del país.
Se carecía de una palabra para expresar la forma más extrema de violencia contra las mujeres, producto

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