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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...
Latin America and the Caribbean - femicide

Femicide Is On the Rise and Hidden in Plain View | NP Quarterly

07/12/2018News
Article on Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad and the link between the migrant caravan in Latin America and the dramatic rise of femicide in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador
Latin America and the Caribbean - VAW

Ending Violence Against Women in Latin America: Feminist Norm Setting in a Multilevel Context

23/03/2016Studies, Analyses, Reports
This paper seeks to contribute to a more dynamic understanding of norm diffusion by examining the processes of multilevel norm setting to end VAW in Latin America.
Latin America and the Caribbean - femicide

5 Countries in Latin America Where Femicide Is At Its Worst | Elite Daily

19/06/2015Studies, Analyses, Reports
This report provides an overview of femicide in 5 Latin American countries.