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France - femicide

Femicide: The murders giving Europe a wake-up call | BBC

07/09/2019News
After the disfigured body of a woman was found in the south of France on September 1st, the French government announced a raft of measures to protect women from domestic violence. Other European countries have already reacted to a crime that knows no borders or social class, but...
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....
Global - femicide

Judith Butler: When Killing Women Isn’t a Crime | NYT

10/07/2019Studies, Analyses, Reports
In this fantastic interview, Judith Butler reminds us that violence against women, in its many forms, is a global tragedy. Butler is known for her decades of work in philosophy, feminism and activism worldwide. A professor in the department of comparative literature and the...
Switzerland - femicide

2016 original call for national Femicide Watches | UN SRVAW

23/09/2016Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
In her September 2016 report to the UNGA, the UN Special Rapporteur on VAW addresses the topic of femicide, or the gender-related killing of women, and proposes the establishment at the global, national and regional levels of a “femicide watch” and observatories on violence against...
Global - femicide

47 women killed on one day around the world because of their gender | BBC News

25/11/2018News
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...
Global - femicide

Femicide Volume 1: A Global Issue that Demands Action | ACUNS Vienna

01/05/2013Studies, Analyses, Reports
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Vienna Liaison Office of ACUNS organized a one-day symposium on femicide in the United Nations (UN) Office in Vienna. Member State representatives, social scientists, NGO representatives, law enforcement...