01/04/2019 — News
In El Salvador, a woman is murdered every 18 hours. In 2017, 468 femicides occurred, according to the Institute of Legal Medicine. In 2018, the official number is over 300 – and growing. The article highlighs individual cases and offers explanations such as the country's culture of misogyny.
25/11/2018 — News
On occasion of the November 25th International Day to Eliminate VAW, BBC Monitoring reported about women that died on one day in 2018. The original idea came from the BBC 100 Women: They wanted to find out more about the women behind the numbers and thus monitored press coverage of women killed by...
01/02/2010 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
Femicides are violent deaths of women resulting from power struggles between men and women. This was a qualitative study that used the tool of narratives to analyze police investigations of female homicides in Porto Alegre, in the years from 2006 to 2010.
22/09/2016 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
"When President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico was still a governor, he ordered a crackdown on protesters that led to the brutal sexual assault of dozens of women. The victims took their case to international human rights officials. These are their stories..."
01/03/2016 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
How does it work and how may it benefit the understanding of femicide cases? Presentation by Dr Marieke Liem, Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University