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Definitions of Femicide

Feminicidio Sexual Serial en Ciudad Juárez: 1993-2001 | Julia Monárrez Fragoso

This research paper provides a theoretical analysis from a feminist perspective on the concept of "feminicidio" in the context of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
publication date: 
Apr 25, 2002
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countries: 
Mexico

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Jurisprudence

Gonzalez, Monreal and Monarrez ("Cotton Field") v. Mexico | Tackling Violence against Women

In 2009 the IACHR recognised that the disappearances and murders of three women in Mexico were gender-based and perpetrated in the known context of violence against women in Ciudad Juarez. Hence, it prosecuted the Mexican nation-state for such crimes.
publication date: 
Nov 9, 2017
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countries: 
Mexico

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Research, Analysis, Reports

VIII Conference on Feminicide / Femicide: Two Years of EU-CELAC Bi-Regional Dialogue on Gender Issues: What are the Improvements?

VIII Conference on Feminicide / Femicide: Two Years of EU-CELAC Bi-Regional Dialogue on Gender Issues: What are the Improvements?
Successes and shortcomings and elaborated concrete recommendations for the EU-CELAC Summit.
publication date: 
Mar 1, 2016

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Research, Analysis, Reports

VAW in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Comparative Analysis of Population-Based Data from 12 Countries | PAHO WHO

This report, produced by the Pan American Health Organization, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, highlights that intimate partner and sexual violence against women is widespread in all Latin American and the Caribbean countri
publication date: 
Mar 14, 2012
countries: 
Colombia

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Official Data and Statistics

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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Research, Analysis, Reports

La Violencia Feminicida en México, Aproximaciones y Tendencias 1985-2014 | INMUJERES y ONU Mujeres

Joint report: Data collection on Femicide in Mexico from 1985-2014, issued in cooperation with UN WOMEN.
publication date: 
Apr 1, 2016
countries: 
Mexico
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Policies and Guidelines

La Regulación del Delito de Femicidio/Feminicidio en América Latina y el Caribe

This publication seeks to contribute to the existent legislation and the specialized institutions in the investigation and prosecution of the murder of women in Latin America.
publication date: 
Jan 1, 2013
countries: 
Chile
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Landmark Documents

Inter-american Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women "Convention of Bélem do Pará" | 1994

The Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women (known as the Convention of Belém do Pará) calls for the first time for the establishment of mechanisms for protecting women of violence.
publication date: 
Jan 1, 1994
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countries: 
Brazil

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Policies and Guidelines

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.
publication date: 
Nov 1, 2014
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Former Editor'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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