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...
01/11/2012 — Femicide Definitions
Dr. Russell's article, "Best Strategies to Advance the Global Struggle Against Femicide," is a considerably revised and much lengthier version of her concluding speech at the U.N. Symposium on Femicide in Vienna, Austria, in November 2012. After describing her efforts to disseminate...
01/09/2018 — Grassroots, Advocacy, Campaigns
Helena Gabriel, member of the Vienna Femicide Team, provides a list of the most inspirational and effective campaigns against femicide, their purposes, outcomes and strategies.
24/06/2016 — Femicide Definitions
In this article, the author explains how the terms femicide and feminicide have developed along different lines, why the Western notion of femicide tends to overlook the cause and reason of a women's death, and argues for a narrower understanding.
01/01/2012 — Femicide Definitions
This 2012 information sheet on femicide, including a definition and an overview of the different types of femicide, is part of a series produced by WHO and PAHO to review the evidence base on aspects of violence against women.