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

2014 Resolution on Femicide in the European Union and Latin America
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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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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 Mexico and Guatemala | openDemocracy

The article gives an insight into the situation of femicide in Mexico and Guatemala. Some figures are also presented, along with the legal measures that have been undertaken in both countries to tackle this problem.
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Dec 4, 2016
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Feminists in Mexico and Guatemala working on femicide also use the concept of ‘feminicide’ to draw attention to state complicity in the killings of women. The word ‘feminicide’ was popularised over twenty years ago to denounce the killing of women due to their gender. The crime is called ‘feminicide’ (‘feminicidio’) in Mexico and ‘femicide’ (‘femicidio’) in Guatemala. Although there have been some attempts to differentiate the two concepts, both terms emerge as a form of resistance: to assert that women’s lives matter, and such crimes should not go unpunished.

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Femicide the rallying cry for families of girls killed in Guatemalan orphanage fire | Rossalyn Warren | The Guardian

Lawyers claim the disaster that killed 41 girls at the San José Pinula children’s shelter reflects wider state failings on the protection of women in Guatemala
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May 4, 2017
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Outside Palacio Verde, in the centre of Guatemala City, a woman stands on a pile of ash and scattered flower petals. Near her feet is a circle of wooden crosses, each marked with the name of a girl killed last month in a fire at Virgen de la Asunción, an orphanage in San José Pinula. Three people have since been arrested in connection with the fire, which killed 41 girls between the ages of 14 and 17. The girls were among those locked in a room as punishment for a recent escape attempt.

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Datos estadísticos del Poder Judicial sobre: Femicidios 2015

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May 7, 2017

Introducción -- Desde el año 2015, la Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación asume la labor de elaborar un Registro Nacional de Femicidios de la Justicia Argentina. A tal efecto, la Vicepresidenta, Dra Elena Highton de Nolasco, en su calidad de Ministra a cargo de la Oficina de la Mujer
y de la Oficina de Violencia Doméstica requirió la colaboración de todas las jurisdicciones del país.

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Datos Estadísticos del Poder Judicial sobre: Femicidios 2015

Supreme Court of Justice in Argentine develops national registry of femcide cases in 2015
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Jan 1, 2015

Introducción -- Desde el año 2015, la Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación asume la labor de elaborar un Registro Nacional de Femicidios de la Justicia Argentina. A tal efecto, la Vicepresidenta, Dra Elena Highton de Nolasco, en su calidad de Ministra a cargo de la Oficina de la Mujer y de la Oficina de Violencia Doméstica requirió la colaboración de todas las jurisdicciones del país. El concepto de femicidio permite visibilizar las muertes violentas de mujeres por razones de género y, de esta manera, alcanzar una comprensión más acabada del fenómeno y sus causas.

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Datos estadísticos del Poder Judicial sobre: Femicidios 2014

Introducción
El 4 de junio de este año, la Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación encomendó a la Oficina de la
Mujer la elaboración del primer Registro Nacional de Femicidios de la Justicia Argentina. A tal efecto,
la Vicepresidenta, Dra Elena Highton de Nolasco, en su calidad de Ministra a cargo de la Oficina de la
Mujer y de la Oficina de Violencia Doméstica, requirió la colaboración de todas las jurisdicciones del país.
Se carecía de una palabra para expresar la forma más extrema de violencia contra las mujeres, producto

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Latin American Model Protocol for the investigation of gender-related killings of women (femicide/feminicide)

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This publication was developed by the Regional Office for Central America of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) with the support of the Americas and the Caribbean Regional Office of United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), in the framework of the United Nations Secretary General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women.

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Latin American Model Protocol for the investigation of gender-related killings of women (femicide/feminicide)

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This publication was developed by the Regional Office for Central America of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) with the support of the Americas and the Caribbean Regional Office of United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), in the framework of the United Nations Secretary General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women.

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