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Chile - femicide

Chilean President Promulgates Anti-Femicide Law in March 2020 | Chile Today

03/03/2020News
Chilean President Piñera promulgated a new law that redefines femicide. Ley Gabriela (“Gabriela’s Law”) comes as a result of continued petitioning by the family of Gabriela Alcaíno, who was raped and murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Significantly, the law extends the crime of...
Latin America and the Caribbean - data / data collection efforts

Numbers of feminicides in Latin America 2019 | LatinAmerica Post

24/08/2019Studies, Analyses, Reports
Overview of numbers of femicide in Latin American countries (first half of 2019), drawn from different sources such as public ministries, observatories, civil society organizations. Mexico leads the list with 470 femicides according to the Executive Secretary of the National Public Security System...

CFOJA Statement Concerning the Nova Scotia Mass Killings

23/04/2020Grassroots, Advocacy, Campaigns
This statement by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice & Accountability (CFOJA) addresses the violent killings of at least 22 women and men by a lone male, armed with guns, on April 18th and 19th 2020, across multiple communities in rural Nova Scotia. The...
Turkey - femicide

Turkey’s femicide toll soars amid coronavirus lockdowns | Al Monitor

31/03/2020Studies, Analyses, Reports
At least 18 women have been killed across Turkey, 12 of them at home, since March 11, when Ankara confirmed its first COVID-19 case, according to the We Will Stop Femicide Platform, a civic group dedicated to fighting violence against women.

Covid-19 and VAWG: Resources for Women’s Specialist Support Services, Organisations & Researchers

04/05/2020Studies, Analyses, Reports
In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, research shows that vulnerability and precarity of women and girls exacerbate during times of crises. Here you will find continuously updated information and materials to better understand the impact of Covid-19 in the field of violence against...

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on VAWG | UK Aid

16/03/2020Studies, Analyses, Reports
Pandemics affect men and women differently. This UK Aid report shows a correlation between the COVID-19 outbreak and an increased risk of domestic violence; workplace violence in the health sector; racial and sexual harassment; abuse and exploitation for vulnerable women workers;...