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The Spotlight Initiative | EU and UN

Web stream of conference on EU and UN embarking on a new, global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) - the Spotlight Initiative.
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Oct 6, 2017
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The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) launched a new global Initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls on 20 September 2017 at the margin of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. The initiative is in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with a particular focus on women's rights and empowerment.

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Finnish Homicide Monitor (FHM) 2002-2019 | EIGE

The aim of the FHM is to monitor the homicide phenomenon, to create a database for in-depth research, and to serve crime prevention and prevention-targeting purposes.
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Sep 27, 2017

Since 2002, the Finnish homicide monitor (FHM) has been maintained jointly by the Institute of Criminology and Legal Policy (University of Helsinki), the National Police Board and the Police College Research Unit. The FHM uses victim-based data architecture and is updated on an ongoing basis. Each row of the data matrix corresponds to a homicide victim.

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Russian faux family values: Domestic violence decriminalized in Russia | Free Russia Foundation

Russian faux family values: Domestic violence decriminalized in Russia | Free Russia Foundation
Major setback to the women’s NGOs, feminists, and female activists who have been lobbying for a domestic violence legislation.
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Sep 5, 2017
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Russia is known as a country with a high level of domestic violence. There is no official statics available, while the Crisis Centers for Women and other organizations concerned with this issue face serious challenges, when they try to collect data on crimes and violence.

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In El Salvador, ‘Girls Are a Problem’ | The New York Times

In 2016 alone, 524 women were killed in El Salvador. Opinion piece looks at victims and survivors, role of society.
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Sep 2, 2017

For the past few years El Salvador has been listed among the world’s deadliest countries for women, and ranks first in Latin America.

-- I don’t want to go back to El Salvador. I felt afraid as a woman there more than in any other country in Latin America. I realized I had entered hostile territory while chatting with the taxi driver who picked me up at the airport, the first Salvadoran man I met. He told me he had a baby, a little darling called J. J., and showed me a photo. When I asked him if he’d like more children, he said yes, but only boys.

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Gender-Based Violence and Justice in Conflict and Post-Conflict Areas

Article by the former UNSRVAW adapted from the Keynote Address at a Symposium in March 2010
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Jul 24, 2011

“War is an inherently patriarchal activity, and rape is one of the most extreme expressions of the patriarchal drive toward masculine domination
over the woman. This patriarchal ideology is further enforced by the aggressive character of the war itself, that is to dominate and control
another nation or people.”

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Feminicidio

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Jul 11, 2009
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Este documento tiene por objeto contribuir a la clarificación del concepto de feminicidio en Latinoamérica, considerando los procesos
de tipificación penal en que se encuentra actualmente –leyes en Costa Rica y Guatemala, y diversas iniciativas de ley en México, Chile y
Paraguay–, desde una perspectiva jurídica fundada en el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos. Dado este enfoque, el documento
no examina las realidades específicas de cada país o región, por lo que las apreciaciones que entrega, de carácter general y teórico, deben ser

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Turkey's deepening tragedy of murdered women | Mail&Guardian

In the first five months of 2017, 173 women were killed across Turkey compared with 137 in the same period of 2016.
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Jul 12, 2017
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As she did most afternoons, Pinar Unluer was waiting to collect her six-year-old son from his school in Turkey’s Aegean city of Izmir. She was then shot dead in broad daylight only metres away from the school, by a man whose marriage proposal she had rejected. The 29-year-old was among 210 Turkish women killed or forced to commit suicide in 2012 in misogynist attacks by men, according to the women’s rights group We Will Stop Femicide. Since then there has been a chilling increase in the number of women killed, often at the hands of men they know.

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Cases of femicides in Mexico since 2016: interactive maps

civic independent initiative based on open data which, using geographical coordinates, has mapped 2,355 cases of femicide in Mexico since 2016
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Jul 24, 2017
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See also: https://feminicidiosmx.crowdmap.com/
En el mapa base la información se puede ver por categorías; edad de la víctima, relación con el feminicida, situación legal del feminicida.
Los datos de 2017 incluye la forma en que fueron asesinadas, el escenario del crimen y algunos datos como si fueron encontradas desnudas, embolsadas, encobijadas,varios feminicidas etc.

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Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Conference October 18-19, 2017

Hosted by Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations
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Jul 17, 2017

Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Conference, October 18-19, 2017
London ON Convention Centre, 300 York Street, London, ON
Co-Directors: Dr. Myrna Dawson and Dr. Peter Jaffe

A conference for policy makers, mental health, justice and social service professionals involved in the prevention, assessment, management, and safety planning for domestic violence and domestic homicide, particularly those working with Indigenous, rural, remote, northern, immigrant and refugee populations, and children exposed to domestic violence.

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Femicide of Women Who Are Older

1 in 5 women murdered in Ontario from 1974 to 2012 was 55 years or older. 67% of older femicide victims were retired.
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Mar 22, 2017
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This finding demonstrates the substantial number of older women in Ontario who were killed. While the killing of one woman is unacceptable, this statistic reminds us that gender-based violence exists across the life course and that intervention and prevention efforts must target all age groups, including women who are older. Moreover, the “baby boomers” are moving into this demographic and the number of women 55 years and older will represent a larger portion of the population in Ontario.

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Punishing femicide: Criminal justice responses to the killing of women over four decades

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Mar 9, 2016
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The way in which nation states respond to femicide has become the focus of much attention in the past decade. The establishment of specialized police and prosecution units has been recommended and some countries have implemented specific legislation or criminal offences specific to femicide. Part of the challenge in moving beyond these legislative and policy initiatives is the dearth of reliable data that show how states are

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Femicide of Older Women

There is a lack of consensus on what age group constitutes “older people”, including older women.
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Jan 4, 2017
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In Canada, there is no set age at which a person is considered to be a senior; age thresholds may vary depending on a number of factors and range from 55 to 65 years old as a minimum requirement. Despite disagreement in defining seniority, Statistics Canada acknowledges that seniors 65 years and older represent a burgeoning proportion of Canada’s population, comprising 16% of the total population in 2011.i This percentage will continue to rise with the aging population of ‘baby boomers’, resulting in increased concerns about their social, physical, and mental vulnerability.

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