ECLAC Gender Equality Observatory 2019 Report on Measuring Femicide in Latin America and the Caribbean

Challenges and Efforts to Bolster the Process

Official Data
Latin America and the Caribbean
LATAM
ECLAC
regional data

Executive Summary

In this concise summary, the Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean (which is part of the ECLAC) presents recent femicide/feminicide data in the region (from 2016 to 2018). Methodological challenges, particularly related to standardising a homogeneous definition for the intentional killing of women and girls, are addressed. 

External Authors

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean

Media Files

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Given that regional comparability is a major problem, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is encouraging the development of a femicide registration system in Latin American and Caribbean countries, to improve the quality of national data with a view to deepening the analysis of femicide and strengthening comparability.

 

 

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