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Landmark Documents

Beijing +5 Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the 21st Century

Five years after, the UN General Assembly held a review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, where two major areas—violence and poverty—were pointed to be major obstacles to gender equality worldwide.
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Jun 9, 2000
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Landmark Documents

48/104 Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women

This declaration directly addresses, in its Article 4, that States should condemn violence against women and should pursue by all appropriate means and without delay a policy of eliminating such violence.
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Dec 20, 1993
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Research, Analysis, Reports

La violencia en Línea Contra las Mujeres. Informe para la Relatora sobre Violencia contra las Mujeres Ms. Dubravka Šimonović

This report, designed for the UNSR VAW Ms. Dubravka Šimonović, addresses how women experience online violence in Mexico.
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Feb 6, 2018
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Mexico

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Research, Analysis, Reports

Femicide: A Social Change

Femicide is more than a neologism—it signifies death and violence. The term denotes a violent phenomenon; moreover, it designates murder with intent. All femicides are expressions of extreme violence—death at the hands of another human being.
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Feb 6, 2016
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Advocacy, Campaigns

Meet the Activists Fighting to End VAW in Brazil

Sueny Dos Santos Nogueira is a Brazilian activist fighting to end violence against women in her community near Rio de Janeiro. Nogueira is one of the participants of a programme by Casa da Mulher Trabalhadora (CAMTRA – the “House of Women Workers”).
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Jan 16, 2018
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Brazil

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Advocacy, Campaigns

White Ribbon Campaign | EIGE

Men and boys wearing the White Ribbon declare that they will never commit, excuse, or remain silent about men's violence against women. White Ribbon is one of the world’s largest male-led campaigns to end men’s violence against women.
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Jan 15, 2018
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News

Levels of Violence Against Women and Girls in South Sudan Among The Highest in the World Reveals Groundbreaking Study | International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Armed conflict and displacement intensifies violence perpetrated against women and girls in South Sudan. Up to 33% of the women surveyed had experienced sexual violence from a non-partner, with many incidents directly related to a raid or displacement.
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Nov 29, 2017
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Sudan

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Data Collection

Sexual Harassment: How it Stands Around the Globe

Sexual harassment is everywhere. When quantifying the problem on a global level, minimal levels of reporting and data limit what experts can provide to help prove—and solve—the problem. Based on what is available, here's how the numbers look globally.
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Nov 29, 2017
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News

One Woman Dead Every Three Days: Domestic Abuse in Numbers | The Guardian

In the year to March 2017, 1.9 million people in England and Wales—1.2 women and 713,000 men—experienced domestic abuse, according to the Office for National Statistics. Two women are killed every week in England by a partner or ex-partner.
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Dec 14, 2017
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United Kingdom

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Research, Analysis, Reports

Voices from the Dark: Torture and Sexual Violence Against Women in Assad’s Detention Centres

These are the stories of eight women who have survived Assad’s detention centres. Tens of thousands of Syrians have been detained and subjected to the human destruction of these detention centres. These stories must be heard.
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Dec 29, 2017
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Syria

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Research, Analysis, Reports

Gender Violence and International Relations | CIDOB

This issue 117 of Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals investigates the international roots, responses and patterns of violence against women, especially in Latin America.
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Dec 21, 2017

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Advocacy, Campaigns

Justice for My Sister

The award-winning documentary film "Justice for My Sister" takes an intimate look at violence against women in Guatemala by chronicling the three-year journey of Rebeca as she tries to hold her sister’s killer accountable.
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Oct 14, 2012
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Guatemala
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