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Feminicidio y Hombres Agresores

What do we understand by "gender-related killing"? How does violence works? The author provides an analysis of femicide from the male perpetrators' perspective.
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Mar 13, 2014
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The Legal Protection of Women From Violence: Normative Gaps in International Law

This book critically analyses the treatment of violence against women in the United Nations system, and in three regional human rights systems.
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Apr 9, 2018
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Status of Violence Against Women in Honduras

From 2005 to 2013, the number of violent deaths of women rose by 263.4%,10 which implied 636 women murdered in 2013, or one every 13.8 hours.
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Jun 1, 2014
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Honduras

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Policies and Guidelines

Handbook for Legislation on Violence Against Women

The Handbook serves as a useful tool in supporting efforts to provide justice, support, protection and remedies to victims and to hold perpetrators accountable. It first outlines the international and regional legal and policy frameworks.
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Mar 26, 2012
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Violence Against Women Under International Human Rights Law

This book is a significant and original contribution to human rights literature that is firmly grounded in feminist theory applied to the law, institutions and practice of the United Nations human rights system.
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Nov 26, 2013
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Violations of Women's Rights in Japan

This report was designed to ensure that women’s issues are brought to the attention of the UN Committee against Torture (“CAT”) in its consideration of, and response to, torture and illtreatment in Japan.
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May 10, 2008
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Japan
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Brazil: New Research on Open Data and Cases of Femicide | ARTICLE 19

The rate of femicides in Brazil currently ranks fifth highest in the world. According to the research “Map of Violence 2015”, the number of murders stands at 4.8 for every 100 thousand women.
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Mar 8, 2018
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Killing of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Critical of Police Rattles Brazil

Killing of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Critical of Police Rattles Brazil
Marielle Franco, a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman, was killed after she denounced police brutality. Her killing shattered the cavalier attitude that prevails in much of this megacity in the face of rising violence.
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Mar 15, 2018
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Brazil

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Violence Against Women | WHO

Population-level surveys based on reports from victims provide the most accurate estimates of the prevalence of intimate partner violence and sexual violence: 1 in 3, or 35%, of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner
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Nov 19, 2017
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Lack Of Data Perpetuates Invisibility of Migrant Women’s Deaths

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Still a Long Way to Go: Implementation of the Law on Elimination of Violence Against Women in Afghanistan

This report provides a synopsis of the situation of violence against women and trends in the Government’s implementation of the Law on Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW law) through reported cases of violence against women at different stages.
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Mar 18, 2012
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Afghanistan

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Ending Violence Against Women in Latin America: Feminist Norm Setting in a Multilevel Context

This paper, seeks to contribute to a more dynamic understanding of norm diffusion by examining the processes of multilevel norm setting to end VAW in Latin America.
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Mar 6, 2016
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