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How Venezuela’s Crisis Has Affected Women’s Lives

Situations of conflict and crisis are not gender neutral. Three areas in which women have been suffering the greatest in the Venezuela crisis: menstrual and sexual health, maternal and infant health, and gender-based violence.
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Mar 31, 2018
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Venezuela

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Empowering Women and Girls When Tackling Drugs and Crime: UNODC, United Nations in Vienna Launch New Gender Equality Strategy

The present Strategy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (2018-2021) establishes the first institutional framework on gender equality for the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
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Mar 14, 2018
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Austria
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Killing of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Critical of Police Rattles Brazil

Killing of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Critical of Police Rattles Brazil
Marielle Franco, a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman, was killed after she denounced police brutality. Her killing shattered the cavalier attitude that prevails in much of this megacity in the face of rising violence.
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Mar 15, 2018
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Brazil

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A Deadly Politics of Wealth: Femicide in India

Census data shows that poverty and illiteracy are not key factors in India’s female genocide as many assume. The survival of girls is determined by a patriarchal politics of wealth control.
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Aug 2, 2016
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India

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5 Countries Where Femicide Is At Its Worst And What We Can Do To Help

5 Countries Where Femicide Is At Its Worst And What We Can Do To Help
Femicide is a crime that discriminates. It is not just the murder of women, but the murder of women because they are women. In many cultures and societies, this violence has long been accepted and encouraged.
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Jun 19, 2015
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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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Venezuela
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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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Lebanon
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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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Jordan
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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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