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),...
01/04/2019 — News
In El Salvador, a woman is murdered every 18 hours. In 2017, 468 femicides occurred, according to the Institute of Legal Medicine. In 2018, the official number is over 300 – and growing. The article highlighs individual cases and offers explanations such as the country's culture of misogyny.
01/11/2018 — News
Report about the National Summit on Gender-based Violence and Femicide in Centurion, South Africa, in early November. Civil society representatives directly addressed President Cyril Ramaphosa with with 24 demands. The stats of femicide last year in the 2017/18 financial year, according to the...