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Mexico - femicide

#UnDíaSinNosotras: Mexico's response to Ingrid Escamilla (25) and Fátima Aldrighett's (7) feminicides

19/02/2020Grassroots, Advocacy, Campaigns
This post is dedicated to mourn and grief the violent feminicides of Ingrid Escamilla (25) and Fátima Aldrighett (7), together with the hundreds of Mexican women killed on a daily basis. We stand together in their fight against patriarchal power structures and the rampant culture of...
Mexico - femicide

Increasing femicide rates in Mexico | The Guardian

14/12/2017News
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
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”).

Victoria Salas: What Happened after her Feminicide | Chilango

02/02/2018News
"Victoria Salas: Qué Pasó Después de su FeminicidiWhat happens inside a home after a feminicide?" "Losing a daughter is like losing a part of your body" says Victoria Salas, the mother of Victoria, who was brutally murdered by her ex boyfriend in September 2017. This report...
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.