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Austria - General

Call for Submissions Femicide Volume XII on violence against women who speak out | UNSA Femicide Team

21/08/2019Studies, Analyses, Reports
Articles in the twelfth volume of FEMICIDE will address the targeting or persecution of women involved in politics and the media, including those who speak out for their rights by reporting acts of violence and showing support for victims of gender-based violence.The subtheme of this volume,...
Latin America and the Caribbean - jurisdiction

Inter-American Model Law on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of the Gender-Related Killing of Women and Girls | OAS

15/03/2019Policies, 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...
Global - femicide

Judith Butler: When Killing Women Isn’t a Crime | NYT

10/07/2019Studies, Analyses, Reports
In this fantastic interview, Judith Butler reminds us that violence against women, in its many forms, is a global tragedy. Butler is known for her decades of work in philosophy, feminism and activism worldwide. A professor in the department of comparative literature and the...
Switzerland - femicide

2016 original call for national Femicide Watches | UN SRVAW

23/09/2016Policies, 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...

Interview with Angela Me, UNODC, about focus on perpetrators in fight against femicide | Femicide Team

01/03/2019Studies, Analyses, Reports
Angela Me explains why UNODC’s new global homicide report on the gender-related killing of women and girls includes a chapter on perpetrators. She calls for enhanced research and data collection to better understand men who are perpetrators of violence -- what is behind the drivers of...
Global - online violence

Femicide Volume 11: Cyber Crimes against Women and Girls | UNSA Femicide Team

20/05/2019Studies, Analyses, Reports
This volume  again compiles strategies, best practices and innovative approaches, serves as a platform for, and provides practical support to anybody who wishes to prevent, investigate, prosecute, and punish VAW and gender-related killings of women and girls, i.e. femicide. The second section...