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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.
Europe - femicide

Femicide and Feminicide in Europe. Gender-Motivated Killings of Women as a Result of Intimate Partner Violence | UNSRVAW

12/10/2011Studies, Analyses, Reports
This paper was prepared for the United Nations (UN) Expert Group Meeting on gendermotivated killings, which took place on 12 October 2011, in New York, U.S.A. The Meeting was organized by the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women (VAW), its causes and consequences, Ms....
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),...
Global - human rights

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

15/09/1995Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
The Platform for Action imagines a world where each woman and girl can exercise her freedoms and choices, and realize all her rights, such as to live free from violence, to go to school, to participate in decisions and to earn equal pay for equal work.
Brazil - human rights

Killing of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Critical of Police Rattles Brazil | NYT

15/03/2018News
Marielle Franco, a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman, was killed after she denounced police brutality. Her killing shattered the cavalier attitude that prevails in much of this megacity in the face of rising violence.