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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

This is the first law, implemented at a federal national 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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Mexico

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Research, Analysis, Reports

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

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Jurisprudence

Políticas de Drogas, Género y Encarcelamiento en México: Una Guía para Políticas Públicas Incluyentes | EQUIS Justicia para las Mujeres

This guide, published by the Mexican NGO EQUIS, provides an analysis on how to incorporate a gender perspective into programmes and public policies aimed at preventing drug abuse and criminalization.
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Nov 30, 2017
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The Women of Atenco | The New York Times 2016

When President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico was still a governor, he ordered a crackdown on protesters that led to the brutal sexual assault of dozens of women. The victims took their case to international human rights officials. These are their stories.
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Sep 21, 2016
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Mexico

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Una Propuesta para contar Feminicidios en México | Animal Político

Between 2004 and 2016 26,266 women were killed in Mexico. In this article the authors estimate that 34% of them—8, 913 women—were victims of feminicide. However, the exact number is still unknown: statistics are insufficient.
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Nov 29, 2017
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Mexico

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Definitions of Femicide

Feminicidio Sexual Serial en Ciudad Juárez: 1993-2001 | Julia Monárrez Fragoso

This research paper provides a theoretical analysis from a feminist perspective on the concept of "feminicidio" in the context of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
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Apr 25, 2002
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Mexico

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Research, Analysis, Reports

Cases of Femicides in Mexico since 2016: Interactive Maps

Independent civic initiative based on open data which, using geographical coordinates, has mapped 2,355 cases of femicide in Mexico since 2016.
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Jul 24, 2017
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Landmark Documents

Resolution on the Murder of Women (Feminicide) in Mexico and Central America and the role of the European Union in Fighting the Phenomenon | European Parliament 2007

This resolution calls upon the region's governments and the EU institutions to ensure full compliance with the recommendations contained in the various reports and international human-rights instruments, concerning the human rights of women.
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Oct 11, 2007
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Belize
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