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Gender-Based Violence and Justice in Conflict and Post-Conflict Areas

Article by the former UNSRVAW adapted from the Keynote Address at a Symposium in March 2010
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Jul 24, 2011

“War is an inherently patriarchal activity, and rape is one of the most extreme expressions of the patriarchal drive toward masculine domination
over the woman. This patriarchal ideology is further enforced by the aggressive character of the war itself, that is to dominate and control
another nation or people.”

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Feminicidio

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Jul 11, 2009
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Este documento tiene por objeto contribuir a la clarificación del concepto de feminicidio en Latinoamérica, considerando los procesos
de tipificación penal en que se encuentra actualmente –leyes en Costa Rica y Guatemala, y diversas iniciativas de ley en México, Chile y
Paraguay–, desde una perspectiva jurídica fundada en el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos. Dado este enfoque, el documento
no examina las realidades específicas de cada país o región, por lo que las apreciaciones que entrega, de carácter general y teórico, deben ser

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VAW in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Comparative Analysis of Population-Based Data from 12 Countries | PAHO WHO

This report, produced by the Pan American Health Organization, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, highlights that intimate partner and sexual violence against women is widespread in all Latin American and the Caribbean countri
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Mar 14, 2012

The report is available in English and Spanish. It presents a comparative analysis of data from 13 nationally representative surveys from the region. The 122 tables and graphs present illustrate what is known about the prevalence, risk factors, consequences, and attitudes towards violence against women in these countries—including violence by intimate partners and sexual violence by any perpetrator.

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Femicide Volume 6: Violence against Girls in Flight

This is the sixth volume of the ACUNS Femicide series that focuses on violence against girls
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Nov 16, 2016
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This volume contains the speeches delivered at these side events, at which high-ranking officials and experts on GBV presented comprehensive ways of reducing the risk of such violence, increasing the quality of protection for girl victims, and ending the impunity for perpetrators. It also includes the most recent and most effective prevention and mitigation strategies on gender-based violence against underage girls.

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Femicide, A Global Issue that Demands Action, Volume 4: Taking Action

This is the fourth volume of the ACUNS Femicide series that focuses on taking action
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Sep 16, 2015
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This is now the fourth volume of “Femicide: A Global Issue that Demands Action” since the 2012 report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, which listed the various forms of femicide. While the international community condemns the killing of women in the name of honour, targeted sexual violence in war, female infanticide and sex-selective foeticide, female genital mutilation and child marriage, these practices continue.

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Femicide, A Global Issue that Demands Action, Volume 3: Targeting of Women in Conflict

This is the third volume of the ACUNS Femicide series with a focus on sexual violence in conflict
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Apr 11, 2015
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On 25 November 2014, ACUNS, together with the Governments of Austria, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Norway, Philippines and Thailand, sponsored a symposium on ‘Targeting of Women in War’, which brought together panels of experts to address the various challenges that need to be tackled with great urgency to curb the scourge of sexual violence in conflict. A series of recommendations were made, pointing out that existing legal instruments have proven to be ineffective in addressing this global problem.

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