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Latin America and the Caribbean - jurisdiction

Inter-American Model Law on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of the Gender-Related Killing of Women and Girls | OAS

15/03/2019Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
Even though the Committee of Experts (CEVI) of the OAS adopted the Declaration on Femicide more than ten years ago, the gap between the existence of laws that criminalize this behavior and the punishment of those responsible for the crimes, unfortunately, persists. This new Inter-American...
Global - femicide

Judith Butler: When Killing Women Isn’t a Crime | NYT

10/07/2019Studies, 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...

Standardisation of femicide data: key lessons

08/08/2019Official Data, Facts, Statistics
In this blog entry Silvana Fumega, research and policy director of the Latin American Initiative for Open Data Latin American Initiative for Open Data, addresses how the increased visibility of femicide in Latin America has not led to improved systems for recording cases, even though this...

Interview with Angela Me, UNODC, about focus on perpetrators in fight against femicide | Femicide Team

01/03/2019Studies, Analyses, Reports
Angela Me explains why UNODC’s new global homicide report on the gender-related killing of women and girls includes a chapter on perpetrators. She calls for enhanced research and data collection to better understand men who are perpetrators of violence -- what is behind the drivers of...
Global - online violence

Femicide Volume 11: Cyber Crimes against Women and Girls | UNSA Femicide Team

20/05/2019Studies, Analyses, Reports
This volume  again compiles strategies, best practices and innovative approaches, serves as a platform for, and provides practical support to anybody who wishes to prevent, investigate, prosecute, and punish VAW and gender-related killings of women and girls, i.e. femicide. The second section...

Responses to UN SRVAW Call for Femicide Data since 2016 | UN OHCHR

01/01/2018Official Data, Facts, Statistics
In her report to the General Assembly A/71/398, of 23 September 2016 the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, it’s causes and consequences (UNSRVAW), Dubravka Simonovic, called for the prevention of femicide as well as the establishment of femicide watches and/or observatories on...