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Official Data and Statistics

Feminicidio | Observatorio de Igualdad de Género

According to the official information provided, in 2016 a total of 1,998 women from 17 countries in the region (14 in Latin America and 3 in the Caribbean) were victims of femicide or feminicide. This graph shows the statistics provided by 23 countries.
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Dec 10, 2017

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Feminicidio | Ministerio Público del Perú, 2011—2014

Data collected by the Public Ministry of Peru between 2011-2014 on the number of feminicides occurring at the national and sub-national level.
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Apr 4, 2015
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Peru

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News

Rome Marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Statistics from the Italian interior ministry reveal that 149 women were murdered. This year’s commemoration coincides with the unprecedented mobilisation of millions behind movements like #MeToo in a global protest against sexual harassment and assault.
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Dec 2, 2017
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Italy
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International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS) | 2015

The International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS) provides a comprehensive framework for producing statistics on crime and criminal justice.
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Mar 1, 2015
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Austria
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Measuring Violence against Women and other Gender Issues through ICCS Lenses, ICCS Briefing Note | 2017

This classification is designed to systematically record the gender-bias dimension of all offenses to facilitate the measurement of violence against women and girls, gender-based violence against boys and men and other gender-relevant issues.
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Sep 1, 2017
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Austria
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In El Salvador, ‘Girls Are a Problem’ | The New York Times

In 2016 alone, 524 women were killed in El Salvador. Opinion piece looks at victims and survivors, role of society.
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Sep 2, 2017
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El Salvador
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Policies and Guidelines

2016 Reader: Combating violence against women in the OSCE region | OSCE

A reader on the situation in the region, good practices and the way forward
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Nov 1, 2016
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Research, Analysis, Reports

1990-2015: 25 Year's of Femicide in Ontario | OAITH

This report focuses specifically on the number of women and children murdered as a result of Intimate Partner Violence in Ontario.
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Jul 4, 2017
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Canada
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Chiffres clés—Les Morts Violentes au sein du Couple 2015 | Study by the French Government

This study is conducted each year by the Délégation aux victimes du ministère de l’intérieur with an aim to quantify and describe intimate partner or former companions homicides perpetrated in metropolitan France and overseas.
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Jun 30, 2017
countries: 
France

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Research, Analysis, Reports

Femicide in Armenia: A Silent Epidemic

Published by the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women, this report records the death of women killed by intimate partners and family members and sheds light on the manifestations of gender-related killings and acts of violence that are uniquely experi
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May 7, 2016
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Armenia
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Combating Violence against Women in Belgium | EIGE 2015

The full extent of violence against women is difficult to estimate, as it continues to be under-reported and stigmatised, meaning that what actually gets reported is only a fraction of the reality.
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Nov 25, 2015
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Belgium
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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
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Nov 16, 2015
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