03/03/2020 — News
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...
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.
13/05/2019 — News
Afghan politicians and women's rights activists are demanding justice after a political adviser and former prominent TV presenter was murdered in broad daylight. According to her family, it was a case of intimate-partner violence.
14/01/2019 — News
In the UK, a coalition of campaign groups and MPs have called on the Metropolitan police commissioner to make misogyny a hate crime. Gender hate incidents were reportedly at least as common as any hate crime recorded by police: 67,000 such incidents last year, with 57,000 of them targeted at women...
14/12/2017 — News
Of more than 50,000 killings of women since 1985, nearly a third took place in last six years (2001 - 2017), official report says, issued by Mexico’s interior department, the country’s National Women’s Institute and the UN Women agency
22/03/2019 — News
European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, launched the national programme for Argentina of the EU-UN Spotlight initiative to end violence against women and girls, with a focus on femicide. Argentina is the second country in Latin America to launch a country...