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Ecuador’s History of Femicide, and the Uprising Against it

In Ecuador early 69 percent of girls between the ages of 10 and 15 have experienced verbal, physical, and sexual abuse. Throughout the past century, Ecuador has made many legal improvements but did not directly try to stop the violence.
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Feb 7, 2017
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Mexico: Murders of Women Rise Sharply as Drug War Intensifies | The Guardian

Of more than 50,000 killings of women since 1985, nearly a third took place in last six years, official report says.
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Dec 14, 2017
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Joint Statement—‘Freedom from Fear’: Ending Violence against Women | UN Women

On this Human Rights Day, the last day in the global campaign of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, we repeat the deep connections between freedom from fear, freedom from want and ending gender-based violence: it is time to end it.
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Dec 10, 2017
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Leave No One Behind—End Violence against Women and Girls | UN Women

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign spanning from 25 November through 10 December, is taking place this year against the backdrop of an unprecedented global outcry.
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Dec 9, 2017
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UN Expert on Violence against Women Urges Worldwide Adoption of Femicide Watch or Gender-related Killings Observatories | OHCHR

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.
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Rome Marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Statistics from the Italian interior ministry reveal that 149 women were murdered. This year’s commemoration coincides with the unprecedented mobilisation of millions behind movements like #MeToo in a global protest against sexual harassment and assault.
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Dec 2, 2017
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A Story of Violence: 16 Objects show the Reality of Gender-based Violence around the world | United Nations Population Fund (UNPF)

Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive human rights abuse in the world, affecting every country and community. One in three women will experience some form of abuse in her lifetime.
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Nov 22, 2017
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Hijas e Hijos de Mujeres Asesinadas, Víctimas Ignoradas del Feminicidio | Cimac Noticias

Children often come across as the ignored and invisible victims of feminicide. The General Law on Victims adopted by the Mexican government is brought up by the article, making reference to the number of children orphaned by feminicide in Mexico.
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Nov 29, 2017
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Mexico

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Las “Víctimas Colaterales” del Feminicidio | BBC Mundo

The article addresses the situation of children as collateral victims of femicide. Several cases from Mexico are discussed, where many children are left motherless after their mothers perished at the hands of intimate partners.
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Mar 3, 2013
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Mexico

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The Women of Atenco | The New York Times 2016

When President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico was still a governor, he ordered a crackdown on protesters that led to the brutal sexual assault of dozens of women. The victims took their case to international human rights officials. These are their stories.
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Sep 21, 2016
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Una Propuesta para contar Feminicidios en México | Animal Político

Between 2004 and 2016 26,266 women were killed in Mexico. In this article the authors estimate that 34% of them—8, 913 women—were victims of feminicide. However, the exact number is still unknown: statistics are insufficient.
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Nov 29, 2017
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Día Internacional contra la Violencia de género | EL PAÍS 2017

Gender-based violence continues to be present in society with thousands of victims around the world. Every November 25, voices of complaint rise globally in the pursuit of their definitive eradication. El Pais presents us these voices.
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Nov 25, 2017
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