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Argentina - femicide

EU-UN joined action to end femicide in Argentina | UN-EU Spotlight Initiative

22/03/2019News
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...

Femicides in Argentina 2008 - 2017 | La Casa del Encuentro

01/01/2018Studies, Analyses, Reports
The Argentina Observatory counted 2679 femicides from 2008 until 2017, with 273 victims of femicide in 2017, according to their report.
Brazil - femicide

Femicide: Narratives of Gender Crimes in Brazil | University Rio Grande do Sul

01/02/2010Studies, Analyses, Reports
Femicides are violent deaths of women resulting from power struggles between men and women. This was a qualitative study that used the tool of narratives to analyze police investigations of female homicides in Porto Alegre, in the years from 2006 to 2010.
Brazil - VAW

Video: Meet the Activists Fighting to End VAW in Brazil | UN Women

07/12/2016Grassroots, Advocacy, Campaigns
Sueny Dos Santos Nogueira is a Brazilian activist fighting to end violence against women in her community near Rio de Janeiro. Nogueira is one of the participants of a programme by Casa da Mulher Trabalhadora (CAMTRA – the “House of Women Workers”).
Brazil - human rights

Killing of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Critical of Police Rattles Brazil | NYT

15/03/2018News
Marielle Franco, a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman, was killed after she denounced police brutality. Her killing shattered the cavalier attitude that prevails in much of this megacity in the face of rising violence.

Brazil: New Research on Open Data and Cases of Femicide | Article 19

08/03/2018Studies, Analyses, Reports
The rate of femicides in Brazil currently ranks fifth highest in the world. According to the research “Map of Violence 2015”, the number of murders stands at 4.8 for every 100 thousand women.