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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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Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) | 2011

The Istanbul Convention is the major European convention that includes a framework to prevent femicide.
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May 11, 2011
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Turkey
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