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2016 Reader: Combating violence against women in the OSCE region | OSCE

A reader on the situation in the region, good practices and the way forward
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Nov 1, 2016

Based on the outcomes of a Conference on Combating Violence Against Women in the OSCE region on 22 July 2016 and additional desk research.
Foreword: The continued prevalence of gender-based violence damages the lives of women across the globe every day. Taking many forms, from sexual to economic and psychological, it cuts across all geographical, cultural and class boundaries. It is a pernicious violation of human rights that

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Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EURO-LAT 2014 resolution on femicide in the European Union and Latin America

2014 Resolution on Femicide in the European Union and Latin America
publication date: 
Jul 11, 2017

tabled by Gloria Flórez (Parlandino) and Raül Romeva i Rueda (European Parliament)
with the support of the European Parliament delegation to the Euro-Latin American Assembly (Article 8(3) of the Rules of Procedure)
Saturday, 29 March 2014, Athens

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Situation Report on VAW 2017 in France | EuroMed Rights

EuroMed Rights has analysed and compared the legal and political frameworks of different countries of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East concerning the fight against gender-based violence and the protection offered to victims.
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Mar 1, 2017
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Despite different approaches and achievements, these countries – Cyprus, Egypt, France, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey – show alarming common trends.

In France, in 2015 alone, 115 women were killed by their spouse or former spouse in France, while 7 women were killed by their unofficial partner (lovers, boyfriends, episodic relationships etc.).

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VAW: an EU-wide survey 2014. Main results report | EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

This FRA survey is the first of its kind on violence against women across the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU). It is based on interviews with 42,000 women across the EU.
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Mar 1, 2014

The women were asked about their experiences of physical, sexual and psychological violence, including incidents of intimate partner violence (‘domestic violence’). The survey also included questions on stalking, sexual harassment, and the role played by new technologies in women’s experiences of abuse. In addition, it asked about their experiences of violence in childhood.

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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.
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Mar 1, 2016

The 8th Conference on Feminicide/Femicide: The Duty of Due Diligence to Eradicate Feminicide, which took place shortly before the Summit of the European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (EU-CELAC Summit), examined the different aspects of the concept of due diligence and how it is reflected in actions taken by states in regards to issues surrounding violence against women and feminicide.

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The Media and Gender-Based Murders of Women: Notes on the Cases in Europe and Latin America

This article analyses the connections between gender-based murders of women and the media coverage of these murders, particularly in Europe and Latin America.
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Jul 24, 2014

Violence against women, especially its most severe form, femicide/feminicide, is caused by many factors, such as social constructs and the symbolic violence of what it means to be a man or a women in different societies. In contemporary societies, mass media plays a fundamental role in these constructs due both to the content, language and narrative used, and to audience consumption.

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Femicide in Armenia: A Silent Epidemic

Published by the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women, this report records the death of women killed by intimate partners and family members and sheds light on the manifestations of gender-related killings and acts of violence that are uniquely experi
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May 7, 2016
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We choose to use the term femicide in this report as opposed to the more gender-neutral term homicide, which overlooks the unique systems of inequality and oppression that women face. Domestic homicides in Armenia are largely carried out by men, and in the rare instances that they are carried out by women against male intimate partners, it is often in self defense. Thus, the gendered context and impact of domestic abuse warrants its own unique category.

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CEDAW Alternative Report – ITALY Article 2 and article 5

Shadow Report on the implementation of the CEDAW Convention
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Jun 8, 2017
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The Italian Network for Women’s Rights (from now on “INWR”) is a new group of NGOs. It includes some of the associations leading the Italian platform “30 Years CEDAW: Work in Progress” and coordinateding the 2011 Shadow Report with reference to the Sixth Periodic Report on the implementation of the CEDAW Convention submitted by the Italian Government in 2009 (from now on “the Sixth Report”).

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UN Human Rights Council Panel on: Domestic Violence-Legal Systems-Law Enforcement-International Response

This Panel builds on the recently published Routledge Book: Domestic Violence in International Context, which features global experts on domestic violence in 31 countries.
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Jun 5, 2017

The text focuses on the world epidemic of domestic violence and interpersonal violence, the challenges of laws to address and law enforcement to enforce. Addressed are prevention, good practices, reliable statistics, realistic solutions, and victim-centered sensitivity.
Distinguished Speakers:
*Dr. Diana Peterson – Author: Domestic Violence in International Context - IPES-International Police Executive Symposium
*Dr. Dubravka Simonovic – UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women - Invited

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The Issue of Violence Against Women in the European Union | EP Study

60-Page 2016 European Parliament Study on VAW
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Mar 1, 2016
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This study provides an update of the 2011 study on the Issue of Violence against women in the European Union. The different forms and interrelated factors of violence against women are examined. The study also provides an overview of the current international and European political and legal framework on violence against women. Other issues such as the difficulty of the monitoring and gathering of data, the protection of victims, and the prevention of violence against women are also discussed.

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Journal Of Gender Based Violence

New journal on gender-based violence
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May 30, 2017
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The Journal of Gender-Based Violence (JGBV), is the first international journal based in Europe to show case the work of scholars across disciplinary and topic boundaries, and from a range of methodologies.

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Administrative data collection on violence against women: Good practices | EIGE

Overview of national systems for administrative data collection efforts on VAW, including femicide, in the EU
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Dec 31, 2016
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Violence against women (VAW) is a violation of human rights. Its very nature deprives women of their ability to enjoy fundamental freedoms.

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