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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

For the past few years El Salvador has been listed among the world’s deadliest countries for women, and ranks first in Latin America.

-- I don’t want to go back to El Salvador. I felt afraid as a woman there more than in any other country in Latin America. I realized I had entered hostile territory while chatting with the taxi driver who picked me up at the airport, the first Salvadoran man I met. He told me he had a baby, a little darling called J. J., and showed me a photo. When I asked him if he’d like more children, he said yes, but only boys.

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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

Based on the outcomes of a Conference on Combating Violence Against Women in the OSCE region on 22 July 2016 and additional desk research.
Foreword: The continued prevalence of gender-based violence damages the lives of women across the globe every day. Taking many forms, from sexual to economic and psychological, it cuts across all geographical, cultural and class boundaries. It is a pernicious violation of human rights that

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

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

Through a partnership between OAITH and University of Guelph Sociology Students, 25 Years of Femicide has been reviewed.

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Chiffres clés - Les morts violentes au sein du couple 2015 | Study by French Government

Chaque année, la Délégation aux victimes du ministère de l’intérieur réalise une étude pour quantifier et décrire les homicides entre au sein du couple ou entre ex-compagnons perpétrés en France métropolitaine et d’Outre-Mer.
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Jun 30, 2017
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France

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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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We choose to use the term femicide in this report as opposed to the more gender-neutral term homicide, which overlooks the unique systems of inequality and oppression that women face. Domestic homicides in Armenia are largely carried out by men, and in the rare instances that they are carried out by women against male intimate partners, it is often in self defense. Thus, the gendered context and impact of domestic abuse warrants its own unique category.

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Combating violence against women in Belgium | EIGE

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Nov 25, 2016
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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. In Belgium, 77 % of the population tend to trust the police. In EIGE’s Gender Equality Index 2015 it was found that where people tend to have more trust in justice institutions, levels of disclosed violence are higher. It is estimated that in Belgium, 36 % of women have experienced violence, which is 3 % higher than in the EU overall.

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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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Recommendations:
- Improve administrative records to learn the real number of femicides in all the region’s countries
- Foster programs to prevent all forms of violence against women to avoid femicide
- Allocate economic resources to preventing violence and providing reparations to victims

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Administrative data collection on rape, femicide and intimate partner violence in EU Member States | EIGE

Administrative data collection on rape, femicide and intimate partner violence in EU Member States | EIGE
Assessment of data collection efforts of European countries including major gaps
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May 5, 2017
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Administrative data comprises information collected by institutions such as the police, justice system, health and social services and other agencies that come into contact with cases of violence against women (VAW). The police and the justice systems are the most advanced in the availability, quality and comparability of administrative data on violence against women.

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