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EURO-LAT 2014 resolution on femicide in the European Union and Latin America

2014 Resolution on Femicide in the European Union and Latin America
publication date: 
Jul 11, 2017

tabled by Gloria Flórez (Parlandino) and Raül Romeva i Rueda (European Parliament)
with the support of the European Parliament delegation to the Euro-Latin American Assembly (Article 8(3) of the Rules of Procedure)
Saturday, 29 March 2014, Athens

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Infografic on femicides 2014 in Latin America and the Caribbean | ECLAC

According to official data from the region’s countries compiled by the Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean of ECLAC, 1903 women were murdered because of their gender in 15 Latin American countries and 3 Caribbean nations
publication date: 
Nov 16, 2015
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Recommendations:
- Improve administrative records to learn the real number of femicides in all the region’s countries
- Foster programs to prevent all forms of violence against women to avoid femicide
- Allocate economic resources to preventing violence and providing reparations to victims

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INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION, PUNISHMENT AND ERADICATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN "CONVENTION OF BELEM DO PARA"

The Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women, known as the Convention of Belém do Pará (where it was adopted in 1994), defines violence against women, establishes that women have the right to live
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Jan 1, 1994
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The Convention calls for the first time for the establishment of mechanisms for protecting and defending women's rights as essential to combating the phenomenon of violence against women's physical, sexual, and psychological integrity, whether in the public or the private sphere, and for asserting those rights within society.

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Brazil

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