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Research, Analysis, Reports

Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice

This report looks at how the legal system can play a positive role in women accessing their rights, citing cases that have changed women's lives both at a local and at times global level.
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Mar 26, 2011
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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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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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Advocacy, Campaigns

The Long Road to Justice, Prosecuting Femicide in Mexico | UN Women

It took Irinea Buendía six years to get justice for her daughter’s murder, but her pursuit of justice led to a historic precedent in prosecuting femicide in Mexico.
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Nov 29, 2017
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Official Data and Statistics

Global Database on Violence Against Women

The Global Database on Violence against Women provides easy access to comprehensive and up-to-date information on measures undertaken by United Nations Member States to address all forms of violence against women.
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Dec 14, 2017
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News

Joint Statement—‘Freedom from Fear’: Ending Violence Against Women | UN Women

On this Human Rights Day, the last day in the global campaign of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, we repeat the deep connections between freedom from fear, freedom from want and ending gender-based violence: it is time to end it.
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Dec 10, 2017
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Leave No One Behind—End Violence Against Women and Girls | UN Women

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign spanning from 25 November through 10 December, is taking place this year against the backdrop of an unprecedented global outcry.
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Dec 9, 2017
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Policies and Guidelines

Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence | UNODC, UNFPA, UN Women, UNDP, WHO

provides concrete guidance for health, social, police and justice services, as well as to overall governance and coordination, based on internationally agreed standards.
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Jun 30, 2017
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Research, Analysis, Reports

Program Report UN Trust Fund VAW: Within Our Reach | UN Women 2014

This publication introduces the work of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, documenting examples of the work of partners, details of funding allocation by region, donors, and project results.
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Jan 1, 2014

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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.
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Apr 1, 2016
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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.
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Jan 1, 2013
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Chile
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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.
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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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