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Victoria Salas: Qué Pasó Después de su Feminicidio | Victoria Salas: What Happened after her Feminicide

What happens inside a home after a feminicide? "Losing a daughter is like losing a part of your body" says Victoria Salas, the mother of Victoria, who was brutally murdered by her ex boyfriend in September 2017. This report takes a look inside her home.
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Feb 2, 2018
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Mexico

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American Court Opens Historic Hearing into Venezuela Rape and Torture Case

Linda Loaiza is challenging the Venezuelan state in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights over failure to deliver justice in case that highlights impunity on violence against women.
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Feb 6, 2018
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Government Action on Femicide Goes Wrong From the Bottom Up

South Africa has the highest rate of women murdered by their partners in the world, according a 2015 policy brief by the Cape Town based Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health. Half of all murders of women are carried out by their partners.
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May 22, 2017
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South Africa

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Nine Lebanese Women Murdered by Partners in a Single Month

Nada Bahlawan was shot and killed by her husband at dawn Jan. 22 in Beirut. The same day, a man stabbed his wife in south Lebanon after a dispute . On Dec. 16, British diplomat Rebecca Dykes was raped and murdered. Nine women were killed as of December.
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Jan 26, 2018
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Estados Registran 1,640 Casos de Feminicidio en Tres Años | Mexico

Between 2015 and 2017, State prosecutors registered 1,640 cases of feminicide in Mexico, with a 72% increase in 2017.
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Jan 21, 2018
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Mexico

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No “Honor” in Killing! | Jordan

Rana Husseini is an internationally recognized award winning journalist and human rights defender who broke the silence of “honour” crimes in Jordan. She is the author of Murder in the Name of Honour.
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Jan 2, 2018
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Nearly 2,000 Women Killed in Eight Years in Turkey

Violence against women and femicides continue to be major problems in Turkey, with statistics showing that current preventive measures are far from sufficient.
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Nov 26, 2017
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Turkey

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Pakistan Child Rape and Murder Case 'Just Tip of Iceberg' | DW

The rape and murder of Zainab Ansari, a seven-year-old Pakistani girl, have shocked the country. People demand justice for the girl's family, but there isn't much discussion on the issue of child protection in Pakistan.
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Jan 11, 2018
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Femicide in Europe is a Widespread Issue

Regardless of the law, cases of femicide still fill the news: this worrying subject continues to arouse the interest of the media and international institutions, including those of Europe.
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Nov 28, 2017
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Press Release | The Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence

December 6, 2017 - The Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA) was officially launched today in recognition of Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
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Dec 6, 2017
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Levels of Violence Against Women and Girls in South Sudan Among The Highest in the World Reveals Groundbreaking Study | International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Armed conflict and displacement intensifies violence perpetrated against women and girls in South Sudan. Up to 33% of the women surveyed had experienced sexual violence from a non-partner, with many incidents directly related to a raid or displacement.
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Nov 29, 2017
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Sudan

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One Woman Dead Every Three Days: Domestic Abuse in Numbers | The Guardian

In the year to March 2017, 1.9 million people in England and Wales—1.2 women and 713,000 men—experienced domestic abuse, according to the Office for National Statistics. Two women are killed every week in England by a partner or ex-partner.
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Dec 14, 2017
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United Kingdom

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