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

This article aims to provide a brief overview of GBV in conflict and post-conflict settings, with a particular focus on recent international standard-setting developments and the continuing challenges of impunity and inadequate services for GBV victims.
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Jul 24, 2011
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Definitions of Femicide

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This document aims to contribute to the clarification of the concept of femicide in Latin America, considering the processes of criminal classification in which it is currently operating and from an International Law of Human Rights perspective.
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Jul 11, 2009
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Mexico
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Cases of Femicides in Mexico since 2016: Interactive Maps

Independent civic 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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Resolution on Femicide in the European Union and Latin America | EURO-LAT 2014

The Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly published in 2014 the "Urgent Resolution on Femicide in the European Union and Latin America" where they recognize that it has not been possible to curb the increase in femicide in Latin America and Europe.
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Jul 11, 2017

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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
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Belgium

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Femicide in Mexico and Guatemala | openDemocracy

This 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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Guatemala
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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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Datos estadísticos del Poder Judicial sobre: Femicidios 2015

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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
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Argentina
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Datos estadísticos del Poder Judicial sobre: Femicidios 2014

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Latin American Model Protocol for the Investigation of Gender-related Killings of Women (femicide/feminicide) | 2015

The Latin American Model Protocol for the investigation of gender-related killings of women 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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May 1, 2015
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