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First-ever report on femicide (2012) of the UN SRVAW Rashida Manjoo

First thematic report of the UN Special Rapporteur on VAW, which address the topic of gender-related killing of women and girls (femicide).
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May 23, 2012
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This thematic report addresses the topic of gender-related killings of women. Rather than a new form of violence, gender-related killings are the extreme manifestation of existing forms of violence against women. Such killings are not isolated incidents that arise suddenly and unexpectedly, but represent the ultimate act of violence which is experienced in a continuum of violence. Women subjected to continuous
violence and living under conditions of gender-based discrimination and threat are always on ―death row, always in fear of execution‖.

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La regulación del delito de EN AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE FEMICIDIO/FEMINICIDIO

Legislation in the Latin American-Carribbean region
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Jan 1, 2013

En el marco de la Consultoría de la Campaña del Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas ÚNETE para poner fin a la violencia contra las mujeres

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Chile
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What do we mean by Femicide?

FEMICIDE The Killing of Women and Girls Around the World

The key definitions and types of femicide, summarized from the ACUNS Femicide Report Volume 1
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The key definitions and types of femicide, summarized from the ACUNS Femicide Report Volume 1.

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"Femicide" - the power of a name | Diana Russell

Sociologist Diana Russell has organized campaigns for decades to end violence against women. Here she argues that labeling the most extreme form of such violence is essential to combating it
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Part of the ACUNS Vienna Femicide Report Vol. 1

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2012 Vienna Declaration on Femicide

Path-breaking declaration by the participants of the 2012 Vienna Symposium on Femicide, part of the ACUNS Femicide Report Vol. 1
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Nov 26, 2012
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Alarmed by the fact that femicide is increasing all over the world and often remains unpunished, which not only intensifies the subordination and powerlessness of women and girls, but also sends the negative message to society that violence against females
may be both acceptable and inevitable,

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