VAW

Turkey → femicide

Nearly 2,000 Women Killed in Eight Years in Turkey | Hürriyet

November 26, 2017 — News

Violence against women and femicides continue to be major problems in Turkey, with statistics showing that current preventive measures are far from sufficient. Nearly 2,000 women have been killed over the past eight years in Turkey, according to statistics gathered by a website tracking femicides across the country based on reports by the Bianet news website.

Hürriyet
#APRAN News

Nearly 2,000 Women Killed in Eight Years in Turkey | Hürriyet

November 26, 2017
#femicide, #violence against women, #VAW, #Turkey, #data, #statistics, #protests
Turkey

Executive Summary

Violence against women and femicides continue to be major problems in Turkey, with statistics showing that current preventive measures are far from sufficient. Nearly 2,000 women have been killed over the past eight years in Turkey, according to statistics gathered by a website tracking femicides across the country based on reports by the Bianet news website.

Hürriyet

CEDAW General Recommendation No. 35 on Gender-based Violence Against Women

July 14, 2017 — Policies and Guidelines

25 years after recommendation No.19 on VAW, this document complements and updates the guidance to States parties and elaborates on the gender-based nature of this form of violence.

UN OHCHR
#APRAN Policies and Guidelines

CEDAW General Recommendation No. 35 on Gender-based Violence Against Women

July 14, 2017
#CEDAW, #recommendations, #gender-based violence, #violence against women, #VAW

Executive Summary

25 years after recommendation No.19 on VAW, this document complements and updates the guidance to States parties and elaborates on the gender-based nature of this form of violence.

UN OHCHR

Brazil → VAW

Video: Meet the Activists Fighting to End VAW in Brazil | UN Women

December 7, 2016 — Advocacy, Campaign

Sueny Dos Santos Nogueira is a Brazilian activist fighting to end violence against women in her community near Rio de Janeiro. Nogueira is one of the participants of a programme by Casa da Mulher Trabalhadora (CAMTRA – the “House of Women Workers”).

UN Women
#APRAN Advocacy, Campaign

Video: Meet the Activists Fighting to End VAW in Brazil | UN Women

December 7, 2016
#activists, #Brazil, #fight, #VAW, #violence against women, #UN Women
Brazil

Executive Summary

Sueny Dos Santos Nogueira is a Brazilian activist fighting to end violence against women in her community near Rio de Janeiro. Nogueira is one of the participants of a programme by Casa da Mulher Trabalhadora (CAMTRA – the “House of Women Workers”).

UN Women

Global → femicide

Femicide Volume 8: Abuse and Femicide of the Older Women | ACUNS

December 1, 2017 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study

The abuse and femicide of older women is one of the most widespread unpunished crimes. This volume aims to analyse the ways in which women, over the age of 55, are psychologically and physically mistreated around the globe.

ACUNS
#APRAN Research, Analysis, Report, Study

Femicide Volume 8: Abuse and Femicide of the Older Women | ACUNS

December 1, 2017
#femicide, #elderly women, #older women, #abuse, #violence against women, #VAW

Executive Summary

The abuse and femicide of older women is one of the most widespread unpunished crimes. This volume aims to analyse the ways in which women, over the age of 55, are psychologically and physically mistreated around the globe.

ACUNS

Global → VAW

UN Expert on Violence Against Women Urges Worldwide Adoption of Femicide Watch or Gender-related Killings Observatories | OHCHR

December 7, 2017 — News

The UN Special Rapporteur on VAW calls for establishing a femicide watch to collect, analyze and review data at the national, regional and global level will galvanize the gathering of information on good practices with a view to protect all women and girls from gender-based violence.

UN OHCHR
#APRAN News

UN Expert on Violence Against Women Urges Worldwide Adoption of Femicide Watch or Gender-related Killings Observatories | OHCHR

December 7, 2017
#Special Rapporteur, #VAW, #violence against women, #femicide watches, #national watches, #UN OHCHR

Executive Summary

The UN Special Rapporteur on VAW calls for establishing a femicide watch to collect, analyze and review data at the national, regional and global level will galvanize the gathering of information on good practices with a view to protect all women and girls from gender-based violence.

UN OHCHR

Global → VAW

Comparison of The Istanbul Convention and the CEDAW Framework | Council of Europe

January 1, 2018 — Policies and Guidelines

A comparison of key measures to prevent and combat violence against women.

Council of Europe

"Opened for signature in Istanbul in May 2011, the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) is the first legally-binding instrument in Europe in this field, and in terms of scope, the most far reaching international treaty to tackle this serious violation of human rights. It aims at zero tolerance for such violence and is a major step forward in making Europe and beyond a safer place. By accepting the Istanbul Convention, governments are obliged to change their laws, introduce practical measures and allocate resources to effectively prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence..."

#APRAN Policies and Guidelines

Comparison of The Istanbul Convention and the CEDAW Framework | Council of Europe

January 1, 2018
#Istanbul Convention, #CEDAW, #comparison, #analysis, #framework, #Council of Europe, #Europe, #violence against women, #VAW

Executive Summary

A comparison of key measures to prevent and combat violence against women.

Council of Europe

"Opened for signature in Istanbul in May 2011, the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) is the first legally-binding instrument in Europe in this field, and in terms of scope, the most far reaching international treaty to tackle this serious violation of human rights. It aims at zero tolerance for such violence and is a major step forward in making Europe and beyond a safer place. By accepting the Istanbul Convention, governments are obliged to change their laws, introduce practical measures and allocate resources to effectively prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence..."

Europe → VAW

Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (2011) | Council of Europe

January 1, 2011 — Landmark Document

The Istanbul Convention is the major European convention that includes a framework to prevent femicide.

Council of Europe

"The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence is based on the understanding that violence against women is a form of gender-based violence that is committed against women because they are women. It is the obligation of the state to address it fully in all its forms and to take measures to prevent violence against women, protect its victims and prosecute the perpetrators. Failure to do so would make it the responsibility of the state. The convention leaves no doubt: there can be no real equality between women and men if women experience gender-based violence on a large-scale and state agencies and institutions turn a blind eye.

Because it is not only women and girls who suffer domestic violence, parties to the convention are encouraged to apply the protective framework it creates to men who are exposed to violence within the family or domestic unit. Nevertheless, it should not be overlooked that the majority of victims of domestic violence are women and that domestic violence against them is part of a wider pattern of discrimination and inequality. Treaty open for signature by the member States, the non-member States which have participated in its elaboration and by the European Union, and for accession by other non-member States..."

#APRAN Landmark Document

Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (2011) | Council of Europe

January 1, 2011
#femicide, #VAW, #Council of Europe, #Istanbul Convention, #convention, #EU

Executive Summary

The Istanbul Convention is the major European convention that includes a framework to prevent femicide.

Council of Europe

"The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence is based on the understanding that violence against women is a form of gender-based violence that is committed against women because they are women. It is the obligation of the state to address it fully in all its forms and to take measures to prevent violence against women, protect its victims and prosecute the perpetrators. Failure to do so would make it the responsibility of the state. The convention leaves no doubt: there can be no real equality between women and men if women experience gender-based violence on a large-scale and state agencies and institutions turn a blind eye.

Because it is not only women and girls who suffer domestic violence, parties to the convention are encouraged to apply the protective framework it creates to men who are exposed to violence within the family or domestic unit. Nevertheless, it should not be overlooked that the majority of victims of domestic violence are women and that domestic violence against them is part of a wider pattern of discrimination and inequality. Treaty open for signature by the member States, the non-member States which have participated in its elaboration and by the European Union, and for accession by other non-member States..."

Latin America and the Caribbean → VAW

Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women "Convention of Bélem do Pará" (1994)

January 1, 1994 — Landmark Document

The Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women (known as the Convention of Belém do Pará) calls for the first time for the establishment of mechanisms for protecting and defending women's rights as essential to combating the phenomenon of violence against women's physical, sexual, and psychological integrity, whether in the public or the private sphere, and for asserting those rights within society.

OAS
#APRAN Landmark Document

Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women "Convention of Bélem do Pará" (1994)

January 1, 1994
#Bélem do pará, #convention, #violence against women, #VAW, #Human Rights, #OAS

Executive Summary

The Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women (known as the Convention of Belém do Pará) calls for the first time for the establishment of mechanisms for protecting and defending women's rights as essential to combating the phenomenon of violence against women's physical, sexual, and psychological integrity, whether in the public or the private sphere, and for asserting those rights within society.

OAS

Afghanistan

Afghanistan → VAW

 
Afghanistan

May 8, 2018 - Dossier
In this country section, we will provide key information and materials concerning the issue of VAW in Afghanistan.
# VAW #UNAMA #United Nations #mission #violence against women #legislation #laws
Afghanistan

Mexico

 

About the situation in Mexico

Individual cases have been reported, with the killing of Mariana Lima being one of the most prominent ones (a dossier on this case will be published soon).

In this special section on femicide in Mexico, we will provide key information on the situation in this country and related materials concerning legislation, cases, campaigns, inter alia.

Also, we have created a Mexico Dossier for you, for a quick overview of related materials on this Hub.

 

Mexico → femicide

 
Mexico

May 8, 2018 - Dossier
In Mexico, femicide has been taking place for many years. Despite laws and a historic ruling of the Mexican Supreme Court, the killing continues.
# country information #femicide #cases #jurisdiction #VAW #history #situation
Mexico

 

About the situation in Mexico

Individual cases have been reported, with the killing of Mariana Lima being one of the most prominent ones (a dossier on this case will be published soon).

In this special section on femicide in Mexico, we will provide key information on the situation in this country and related materials concerning legislation, cases, campaigns, inter alia.

Also, we have created a Mexico Dossier for you, for a quick overview of related materials on this Hub.

 

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