Operations

SRVAW Dubravka Šimonovic on the 'pandemic of femicide' | UN OHCHR

25/11/2020Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
This statement issued by Dubravka Šimonovic, special rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, reiterates her call for States to establish national femicide watches or observatories around the world to end the "pandemic of femicide". 
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...
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...
Mexico - femicide

Protocolo de Actuación en la Investigación del Delito de Homicidio desde la Perspectiva del Feminicidio Mexico

25/11/2009Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
This normative frameworks by "Para el Instituto Nacional de las Mujere"s is particularly important in the context of Mariana Lima’s case. It serves as a practical tool for public and civil servants in Mexico to sucessfully implement a gender perspective in the investigation of homicides.
Global - VAW

UNGA Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women 48/104 (1993)

20/12/1993Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
This landmark declaration directly addresses, in its Article 4, that States should condemn violence against women and should pursue by all appropriate means and without delay a policy of eliminating such violence.
Latin America and the Caribbean - VAW

Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI) (2004)

01/01/2004Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
The Belém do Pará Convention established for the first time the development of mechanisms for the protection and defense of women's rights in the struggle to eliminate violence against their physical, sexual and psychological integrity, in both the public and private spheres. The effective...