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Ecuador’s History of Femicide, and the Uprising Against it

In Ecuador early 69 percent of girls between the ages of 10 and 15 have experienced verbal, physical, and sexual abuse. Throughout the past century, Ecuador has made many legal improvements but did not directly try to stop the violence.
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Feb 7, 2017
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Mexico: Murders of Women Rise Sharply as Drug War Intensifies | The Guardian

Of more than 50,000 killings of women since 1985, nearly a third took place in last six years, official report says.
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Dec 14, 2017
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Jurisprudence

General Law on Women's Access to a Life Free of Violence | Mexico

This is the first law, implemented at a federal national level, concerned with the "feminicide" phenomenon. You can find the full English translation in this link.
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Feb 1, 2007
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Research, Analysis, Reports

Sisters Uncut

Sisters Uncut
Every week in the UK, two people registered as women are killed at the hands of a partner or ex-partner. The cuts make it harder for people to leave dangerous relationships and live safely.
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Dec 14, 2017
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Data Collection

Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA)

This Femicide Observatory was established in response to a call for action from the UNHCR Special Rapporteur on VAW for countries to document gender-related killings by collecting, analyzing and reviewing data on femicides with the aim of prevention.
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Dec 14, 2017
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Canada

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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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Landmark Documents

Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI) | OAS

In 2008, the Committee of Experts of the MESECVI adopted this Declaration on Feminicide, which points out that it constitutes the gravest form of discrimination and violence against women.
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Aug 15, 2008

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Research, Analysis, Reports

Justice for My Sister

The award-winning documentary film "Justice for My Sister" takes an intimate look at violence against women in Guatemala by chronicling the three-year journey of Rebeca as she tries to hold her sister’s killer accountable.
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Oct 14, 2012
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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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Research, Analysis, Reports

The Femicide Census

2016 saw another 113 women killed by men in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This report is dedicated to these women who have lost their lives in the hands of abusive men.
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Nov 20, 2017
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Official Data and Statistics

Feminicidio | Observatorio de Igualdad de Género

According to the official information provided, in 2016 a total of 1,998 women from 17 countries in the region (14 in Latin America and 3 in the Caribbean) were victims of femicide or feminicide. This graph shows the statistics provided by 23 countries.
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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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