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.
07/09/2019 — News
After the disfigured body of a woman was found in the south of France on September 1st, the French government announced a raft of measures to protect women from domestic violence. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced €5m (£4.5m) to help fight femicide. The picture...
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.
15/03/2019 — Policies, 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...
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...
13/05/2019 — News
Afghan politicians and women's rights activists are demanding justice after a political adviser and former prominent TV presenter was murdered in broad daylight. According to her family, it was a case of intimate-partner violence.