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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...
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...
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...
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),...