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Advocacy, Campaigns

Cuando la Justicia no es Justa | When Justice is not Fair | Equis Mexico

In this blog entry, the feminist, human rights organization, reflects upon Mariana Lima's sentence. They are working on a specific methodology to analyze sentences in Mexico that includes a gender perspective
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Feb 9, 2018
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Advocacy, Campaigns

Observatorio Ciudadano Nacional del Feminicidio | National Observatory on Feminicide | Mexico

The National Observatory on Feminicide represents 49 organizations from 21 Mexican states and is considered the largest “observatory” on the femicide/feminicide dimension not only throughout the country, but also in the Latin American region.
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Feb 9, 2006
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Policies and Guidelines

Protocolo de Actuación en la Investigación del Delito de Homicidio desde la Perspectiva del Feminicidio | Mexico

This normative frameworks is particularly important in the context of Mariana Lima’s case, which happened in the State of Mexico. It serves as a practical tool for public and civil servants to sucessfully implement a gender perspective in the investigatio
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Feb 9, 2009
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Landmark Documents

Latin American Model Protocol for the Investigation of Gender-related Killings of Women (femicide/feminicide)

This protocol is a practical tool, designed to be applied by the people responsible for carrying out the investigation and prosecution of these acts.
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Nov 1, 2014
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Saide Mobayed's insight:
The main objective of this document is to offer guidance and lines of action to improve the practice of those working in the justice system, forensic experts, and other specialized persons, including those acting in relation to the crime scene, the forensic laboratory, the interrogation of witnesses and suspects, the case analysis, the formulation of the indictment, or before the court.

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Landmark Documents

Beijing +5 Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the 21st Century

Five years after, the UN General Assembly held a review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, where two major areas—violence and poverty—were pointed to be major obstacles to gender equality worldwide.
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Jun 9, 2000
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Landmark Documents

48/104 Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women

This declaration directly addresses, in its Article 4, that States should condemn violence against women and should pursue by all appropriate means and without delay a policy of eliminating such violence.
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Dec 20, 1993
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Research, Analysis, Reports

Proposals for Analysis and Monitoring of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights' "Cotton Field" Case Sentence, Regarding Human Rights Violations Committed by the Mexican State | Heinrich Böll Stiftung

The objective of this publication is to aid closer understanding of the contents and the monitoring of the judgment. Points and proposals that seek to facilitate analysis and debate of the sentence are highlighted.
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Feb 9, 2010
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Mexico
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Policies and Guidelines

Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI)

MESECVI is a systematic and permanent multilateral evaluation methodology that is based on exchange and technical cooperation between the States Party to the Convention and a Committee of Experts.
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Feb 9, 2004

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Research, Analysis, Reports

Resolution 68/191 on Taking Action against Gender-related Killing of Women and Girls | UN General Assembly 2014

In this resolution Member States were invited to to provide UNODC with information related to best practices and other relevant information related to the investigation and prosecution of gender-related killing of women and girls.
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Feb 11, 2014
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Landmark Documents

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

The Platform for Action imagines a world where each woman and girl can exercise her freedoms and choices, and realize all her rights, such as to live free from violence, to go to school, to participate in decisions and to earn equal pay for equal work.
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Sep 15, 1995
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Policies and Guidelines

Report on Mexico Produced by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women under article 8 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention, and Reply from the Government of Mexico

In this report the Committee decided to make public its findings and recommendations regarding the abduction, rape and murder of women in the Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, as well as the observations received from the Government of Mexico thereon.
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Jan 27, 2005
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Jurisprudence

General Law on Women's Access to a Life Free of Violence | Mexico

Worldwide, this is the first law, implemented at a federal level, concerned with the "feminicide" phenomenon. You can find the full English translation in this link.
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Feb 1, 2007
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