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Research, Analysis, Reports

Femicide: Narratives of Gender Crimes

Femicides are violent deaths of women resulting from power struggles between men and women. This was a qualitative study that used the tool of narratives to analyze police investigations of female homicides in Porto Alegre, in the years from 2006 to 2010.
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Apr 16, 2010
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Brazil

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Feminicide: Theorizing Border Violence

Publication of four edited volumes that examine femicide in the Mexico-US border region. It taps many of the foremost authors on femicide, who bring to their analyses a wide array of disciplinary approaches and touch upon a host of related themes.
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Apr 15, 2014
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Research, Analysis, Reports

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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Femicide in Mexico Has More Than Doubled Since 2007

A recent report from Mexico’s interior department, the National Women’s Institute, and UN Women reveals that violence against women is nearly as high as it was at its peak in 2012 and more than twice as high as it was in 2007.
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Feb 20, 2018
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Mexico

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News

American Court Opens Historic Hearing into Venezuela Rape and Torture Case

Linda Loaiza is challenging the Venezuelan state in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights over failure to deliver justice in case that highlights impunity on violence against women.
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Feb 6, 2018
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Venezuela
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Landmark Documents

Latin American Model Protocol for the Investigation of Gender-related Killings of Women (femicide/feminicide)

This protocol is a practical tool, designed to be applied by the people responsible for carrying out the investigation and prosecution of these acts.
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Nov 1, 2014
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Saide Mobayed's insight:
The main objective of this document is to offer guidance and lines of action to improve the practice of those working in the justice system, forensic experts, and other specialized persons, including those acting in relation to the crime scene, the forensic laboratory, the interrogation of witnesses and suspects, the case analysis, the formulation of the indictment, or before the court.

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Research, Analysis, Reports

Proposals for Analysis and Monitoring of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights' "Cotton Field" Case Sentence, Regarding Human Rights Violations Committed by the Mexican State | Heinrich Böll Stiftung

The objective of this publication is to aid closer understanding of the contents and the monitoring of the judgment. Points and proposals that seek to facilitate analysis and debate of the sentence are highlighted.
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Feb 9, 2010
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Mexico
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Policies and Guidelines

Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI)

MESECVI is a systematic and permanent multilateral evaluation methodology that is based on exchange and technical cooperation between the States Party to the Convention and a Committee of Experts.
publication date: 
Feb 9, 2004

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Research, Analysis, Reports

Del Compromiso a la Acción: Políticas para Erradicar la Violencia contra las Mujeres América Latina y el Caribe. Documento de Análisis Regional

This document is concerned with the progress made by countries in the Latin American and the Caribbean region in relation to the enactment of legislation for addressing violence against women and the development of frameworks to operationalize them.
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Jan 30, 2018
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Data Collection

Interactive: Violence Against Women in Mexico | Al Jazeera

This interactive infographic offers a look at how the country's domestic abuse problem is contributing to a high number of female rapes and murders.
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Sep 18, 2017
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Mexico

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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

Mesoamerican Intiative of Women Human Rights Defenders: #AlertaDefensoras

Mexico is the most violent country for women human rights defenders in Mesoamerica. From 2013 to 2016, that is to say, during the six-year term of Enrique Peña Nieto, a total of 1, 360 attacks against women defenders occurred, an average of one a day.
publication date: 
Dec 20, 2017

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