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The Women of Atenco | The New York Times 2016

When President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico was still a governor, he ordered a crackdown on protesters that led to the brutal sexual assault of dozens of women. The victims took their case to international human rights officials. These are their stories.
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Sep 21, 2016
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Research, Analysis, Reports

Femicide Volume 8: Abuse and Femicide of the Older Women | 2017

The abuse and femicide of older women is one of the most widespread unpunished crimes. This volume aims to analyse the ways in which women, over the age of 55, are psychologically and physically mistreated around the globe.
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Nov 22, 2017
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Definitions of Femicide

Femicide: The Politics of Woman Killing | Jill Radford and Diana H. Russell 1992

This ground-breaking and comprehensive book by Russell and Radford addresses what femicide means and the impacts of the patriarchal culture in the violent murdering of women.
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Nov 20, 1992
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Definitions of Femicide

Femicide: Understanding and Addressing Violence against Women | World Health Organization 2012

This information sheet by the WHO focuses on the narrower definition commonly used in policies, laws and research: intentional murder of women.
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Nov 20, 2012
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