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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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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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Research, Analysis, Reports

La violencia en Línea Contra las Mujeres. Informe para la Relatora sobre Violencia contra las Mujeres Ms. Dubravka Šimonović

This report, designed for the UNSR VAW Ms. Dubravka Šimonović, addresses how women experience online violence in Mexico.
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Feb 6, 2018
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Research, Analysis, Reports

Transforming Feminicidio: Framing, Institutionalization and Social Change

This article analyses the transformation of femicide from an academic concept into a frame for political struggle, and into a crime in the context of Mexican feminist activism against the murders of women, or feminicidios, in Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua.
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Dec 23, 2015
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News

Estados Registran 1,640 Casos de Feminicidio en Tres Años | Mexico

Between 2015 and 2017, State prosecutors registered 1,640 cases of feminicide in Mexico, with a 72% increase in 2017.
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Jan 21, 2018
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Advocacy, Campaigns

Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa | Our Daughters Back Home

This NGO, based in the State of Chihuahua in Mexico, was founded by relatives and friends of young girls disappeared or murdered in this entity. They face this situation by demanding justice to the authorities.
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Jan 10, 2018
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Advocacy, Campaigns

The Long Road to Justice, Prosecuting Femicide in Mexico | UN Women

It took Irinea Buendía six years to get justice for her daughter’s murder, but her pursuit of justice led to a historic precedent in prosecuting femicide in Mexico.
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Nov 29, 2017
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Definitions of Femicide

Las Voces de las Silenciadas. Feminicidios en México: Una Lacra que Pervive

Seven Mexican women are murdered on a daily basis. Only 25% of the cases are investigated as "feminicide", according to the National Citizen Observatory of Femicide. This fantastic interactive research gives an insight to this terrible situation.
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Dec 31, 2017
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Mexico

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Data Collection

Interactive: Violence Against Women in Mexico | Al Jazeera

This interactive infographic offers a look at how the country's domestic abuse problem is contributing to a high number of female rapes and murders.
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Sep 18, 2017
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Mexico

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News

Mexico: Murders of Women Rise Sharply as Drug War Intensifies | The Guardian

Of more than 50,000 killings of women since 1985, nearly a third took place in last six years, official report says.
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Dec 14, 2017
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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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Advocacy, Campaigns

Femicide and Impunity in Mexico: A Context of Structural and Generalized Violence

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