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Latin America and the Caribbean - femicide

Problem Representations of Femicide/Feminicide Legislation in Latin America

25/05/2020Studies, Analyses, Reports
In this research article, Prof. Myrna Dawson (FWP Senior Advisor)  and Michelle Carrigan analyse the representation of femicide/feminicide legislation across Latin American countries. Their approach assesses concepts that are taken for granted within policies and...
Latin America and the Caribbean - data / data collection efforts

Numbers of feminicides in Latin America 2019 | LatinAmerica Post

24/08/2019Studies, Analyses, Reports
Overview of numbers of femicide in Latin American countries (first half of 2019), drawn from different sources such as public ministries, observatories, civil society organizations. Mexico leads the list with 470 femicides according to the Executive Secretary of the National Public Security System...
Latin America and the Caribbean - organized crime

Organized crime-related femicide in Latin America | InSight Crime

11/02/2016Studies, Analyses, Reports
Latin America is the region with the most female murders on earth, a phenomenon partly due to organized crime activities such as human trafficking and gang violence. This article from 2016 provides figures and covers this phenonomen at wide depth. Explanations include e.g. the impunity and huge...
Latin America and the Caribbean - femicide

Análisis de Legislación sobre Femicidio/Feminicidio en América Latina y el Caribe e Insumos para una Ley Modelo | UN Women & Mesecvi

13/12/2018Studies, Analyses, Reports
This document—available only in Spanish—precedes the 2019 Inter-American Model Law on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of the Gender-Related Killing of Women and Girls. Its aim is to provide a thorough analyis about femicide/feminicide laws in Latin America. The document...
El Salvador - femicide

Impunity and Multisided Violence in the Lives of Latin American Women: El Salvador in Comparative Perspective | Current Sociology

18/04/2016Studies, 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...
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...