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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
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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

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Definitions of Femicide

Feminicidio

This document aims to contribute to the clarification of the concept of femicide in Latin America, considering the processes of criminal classification in which it is currently operating and from an International Law of Human Rights perspective.
publication date: 
Jul 11, 2009
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Mexico
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Research, Analysis, Reports

The Concept and Measurement of Violence against Women and Men

The extent of violence against women is currently hidden. How should violence be measured? How should research and new ways of thinking about violence improve its measurement? Could improved measurement change policy?
publication date: 
Jan 1, 2017
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United Kingdom
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