31/08/2019 — News
Israa Ghrayeb, a 21-year-old Palestinian from Bethlehem, was reportedly beaten to death by her brother because she posted a selfie with her partner a day before they were due to get engaged. As a response, activists from all around the world are calling for justice.
05/09/2019 — News
Students, men and women demonstrated against South Africa’s “femicide epidemic” as the World Economic Forum on Africa kicked off in Cape Town, amid growing alarm over gender violence in the country.
18/04/2016 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
In this paper, Menjívar and Drysdale Wash address how women in El Salvador experience some of the highest levels of violence in the world in the form of feminicides: killings of women in a context of impunity. This trend is widespread, and this article contributes to a broader explanation of it...
16/08/2017 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
Increasing exclusion and inequality in Honduras have posed escalating security risks for women in their homes and on the streets. In this research article, Menjívar and Walsh (2017) examine gender-based violence against women, including gender-motivated murders (feminicides),...
10/07/2019 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
In this fantastic interview, Judith Butler reminds us that violence against women, in its many forms, is a global tragedy. Butler is known for her decades of work in philosophy, feminism and activism worldwide. A professor in the department of comparative literature and the...
27/04/2018 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
The Toronto van attack started a public discourse in Canada about misogynistic hate crimes, as the killer was a member of an online misogynistic movement. Myrna Dawson clarifies the link between misogyny and femicide, and shows that it occurs regularly.