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CFOJA Statement Concerning the Nova Scotia Mass Killings

23/04/2020Grassroots, Advocacy, Campaigns
This statement by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice & Accountability (CFOJA) addresses the violent killings of at least 22 women and men by a lone male, armed with guns, on April 18th and 19th 2020, across multiple communities in rural Nova Scotia. The...
Mexico - femicide

#UnDíaSinNosotras: Mexico's response to Ingrid Escamilla (25) and Fátima Aldrighett's (7) feminicides

19/02/2020Grassroots, Advocacy, Campaigns
This post is dedicated to mourn and grief the violent feminicides of Ingrid Escamilla (25) and Fátima Aldrighett (7), together with the hundreds of Mexican women killed on a daily basis. We stand together in their fight against patriarchal power structures and the rampant culture of...
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...
South Africa - femicide

Femicide protests rock WEF Africa conference in South Africa | Africa News

05/09/2019News
Students, men and women demonstrated against South Africa’s “femicide epidemic” as the World Economic Forum on Africa kicked off in Cape Town, amid growing alarm over gender violence in the country.
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...
Honduras - femicide

The Architecture of Feminicide: The State, Inequalities, and Everyday Gender Violence in Honduras | LARR

16/08/2017Studies, Analyses, Reports
Increasing exclusion and inequality in Honduras have posed escalating security risks for women in their homes and on the streets. In this research article,  Menjívar and Walsh (2017) examine gender-based violence against women, including gender-motivated murders (feminicides),...