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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),...
Austria - General

Call for Submissions Femicide Volume XII on violence against women who speak out | UNSA Femicide Team

21/08/2019Studies, Analyses, Reports
Articles in the twelfth volume of FEMICIDE will address the targeting or persecution of women involved in politics and the media, including those who speak out for their rights by reporting acts of violence and showing support for victims of gender-based violence.The subtheme of this volume,...
Latin America and the Caribbean - jurisdiction

Inter-American Model Law on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of the Gender-Related Killing of Women and Girls | OAS

15/03/2019Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
Even though the Committee of Experts (CEVI) of the OAS adopted the Declaration on Femicide more than ten years ago, the gap between the existence of laws that criminalize this behavior and the punishment of those responsible for the crimes, unfortunately, persists. This new Inter-American...
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...

Standardisation of femicide data: key lessons | LSE Blog

08/08/2019Official Data, Facts, Statistics
In this blog entry Silvana Fumega, research and policy director of the Latin American Initiative for Open Data Latin American Initiative for Open Data, addresses how the increased visibility of femicide in Latin America has not led to improved systems for recording cases, even though this...
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...