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...
23/09/2016 — Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
In her September 2016 report to the UNGA, the UN Special Rapporteur on VAW addresses the topic of femicide, or the gender-related killing of women, and proposes the establishment at the global, national and regional levels of a “femicide watch” and observatories on violence against...
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...