Operations
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.

A Deadly Politics of Wealth: Femicide in India | openDemocracy

02/08/2016Studies, Analyses, Reports
Census data shows that poverty and illiteracy are not key factors in India’s female genocide as many assume. The survival of girls is determined by a patriarchal politics of wealth control.
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”).

A Deadly Politics of Wealth: Femicide in India | Open Democracy

02/08/2016Studies, Analyses, Reports
Census data shows that poverty and illiteracy are not key factors in India’s female genocide as many assume. The survival of girls is determined by a patriarchal politics of wealth control.
Venezuela - jurisdiction

American Court Opens Historic Hearing into Venezuela Rape and Torture Case | The Guardian

06/02/2018News
Linda Loaiza is challenging the Venezuelan state in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights over failure to deliver justice in case that highlights impunity on violence against women.
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.