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Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Conference October 18-19, 2017

Hosted by Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations
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Jul 17, 2017

Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Conference, October 18-19, 2017
London ON Convention Centre, 300 York Street, London, ON
Co-Directors: Dr. Myrna Dawson and Dr. Peter Jaffe

A conference for policy makers, mental health, justice and social service professionals involved in the prevention, assessment, management, and safety planning for domestic violence and domestic homicide, particularly those working with Indigenous, rural, remote, northern, immigrant and refugee populations, and children exposed to domestic violence.

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2016 Reader: Combating violence against women in the OSCE region | OSCE

A reader on the situation in the region, good practices and the way forward
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Nov 1, 2016

Based on the outcomes of a Conference on Combating Violence Against Women in the OSCE region on 22 July 2016 and additional desk research.
Foreword: The continued prevalence of gender-based violence damages the lives of women across the globe every day. Taking many forms, from sexual to economic and psychological, it cuts across all geographical, cultural and class boundaries. It is a pernicious violation of human rights that

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Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Situation Report on VAW 2017 in France | EuroMed Rights

EuroMed Rights has analysed and compared the legal and political frameworks of different countries of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East concerning the fight against gender-based violence and the protection offered to victims.
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Mar 1, 2017
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Despite different approaches and achievements, these countries – Cyprus, Egypt, France, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey – show alarming common trends.

In France, in 2015 alone, 115 women were killed by their spouse or former spouse in France, while 7 women were killed by their unofficial partner (lovers, boyfriends, episodic relationships etc.).

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VAW in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Comparative Analysis of Population-Based Data from 12 Countries | PAHO WHO

This report, produced by the Pan American Health Organization, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, highlights that intimate partner and sexual violence against women is widespread in all Latin American and the Caribbean countri
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Mar 14, 2012

The report is available in English and Spanish. It presents a comparative analysis of data from 13 nationally representative surveys from the region. The 122 tables and graphs present illustrate what is known about the prevalence, risk factors, consequences, and attitudes towards violence against women in these countries—including violence by intimate partners and sexual violence by any perpetrator.

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Colombia

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The Issue of Violence Against Women in the European Union | EP Study

60-Page 2016 European Parliament Study on VAW
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Mar 1, 2016
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This study provides an update of the 2011 study on the Issue of Violence against women in the European Union. The different forms and interrelated factors of violence against women are examined. The study also provides an overview of the current international and European political and legal framework on violence against women. Other issues such as the difficulty of the monitoring and gathering of data, the protection of victims, and the prevention of violence against women are also discussed.

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Domestic Violence Homicide in Minnesota: Femicide Report 2014

This report is dedicated to the women, children, and men who lost their lives in Minnesota during 2014 as a result of domestic violence
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May 2, 2014

The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women (MCBW) tracks homicides in which the known or suspected perpetrator was a current or former intimate partner or the homicide is the result of domestic violence between current or former intimate partners. This includes family members,
friends, and interveners who are killed as a result of the domestic violence being perpetrated by a current or former intimate partner.

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Domestic Violence Homicide in Minnesota: Femicide Report 2015

Rise in domestic violence in 2015 compared to last year
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May 7, 2015

The number of Minnesotans killed due to domestic violence varies from year to year. We have seen yearly lows in the teens and highs in the 40s. Last year 23 Minnesotans were murdered due to domestic violence. This year, the number is higher. At least 34 Minnesotans were killed due to violence from a current or former intimate partner.

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Domestic Violence Homicide in Minnesota: Femicide Report 2016

The release of the 2016 Femicide Report marks 28 years of efforts by MCBW to document the deaths resulting from domestic violence in Minnesota
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Dec 31, 2016

Even by conservative measures, and by solely relying on publicly available information, between 1989 and 2016, our reports capture almost 1,000 cases of domestic violence homicide in Minnesota. In 2016, at least 21 people in Minnesota were killed in domestic violence related homicides. In the same year, over 60,000 survivors and their children accessed services through domestic violence programs, many whose needs went unmet due to lack of resources.

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Recommendations for action against gender-related killing of women and girls

This booklet aims to raise awareness among criminal justice practitioners, policy and decision makers, as well as United Nations staff and civil society.
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Sep 18, 2015
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This booklet is based on relevant United Nations Secretary-General reports and should not be considered a full précis of these official documents. Instead, this booklet provides a summary of general information about United Nations support and assistance to counter genderrelated killing and offers recommendations on the subject. This booklet aims to raise awareness among criminal justice practitioners, policy and decision makers, as well as United Nations staff and civil society.

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2016 Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

Visionary report of the UN Special Rapporteur Dubravka Simonovic on her mandate and work methods
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Apr 19, 2016
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1. In the present report, submitted to the Human Rights Council pursuant to its resolution 23/25, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences outlines her activities and sets out her vision of the mandate, and the methods
of work she intends to use throughout it.

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2017 Report of the Special Rapporteur on VAW on femicide watches

The thematic focus of this report is the establishment of national femicide watches.
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Sep 23, 2017
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In the present report, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences provides an account of her activities since her previous report. Following a discussion on the adequacy of the international legal framework on violence against women, she presents responses received from regional mechanisms and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women following her call for input on the issue. She addresses the topic of femicide, or the gender-related killing of women, and proposes the establishment at the global,

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Datos estadísticos del Poder Judicial sobre: Femicidios 2015

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May 7, 2017

Introducción -- Desde el año 2015, la Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación asume la labor de elaborar un Registro Nacional de Femicidios de la Justicia Argentina. A tal efecto, la Vicepresidenta, Dra Elena Highton de Nolasco, en su calidad de Ministra a cargo de la Oficina de la Mujer
y de la Oficina de Violencia Doméstica requirió la colaboración de todas las jurisdicciones del país.

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Argentina
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