The Femicide Blog

Implementation of the Italian Law

by Anna Costanza Baldry, PhD Every two, three days the Italian statistics say that a woman is killed by her partner or ex. And this goes on regardless of new laws and apparently new strategies. Husbands, boyfriends, lovers, current and former, who for various reasons,...

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Gender Violence: Femicides in Argentina

by Ana María Fernández  This paper presents the research results on femicides carried out in Argentina during the period 2008-2009 (Fernández et al., 2009). We emphasize one of the main outcomes: suicide-homicide tension linked to inconsistencies in keeping case...

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Strengthening Understanding of Femicide

Violence against women has received increasing international attentionas a public health and human rights concern. However, femicide, one ofits extreme manifestations, is still not well understood. While a number of studies have been conducted, mainly in high-resource...

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Female Versus Male Perpetrated Femicide

An Exploratory Analysis of Whether Offender Gender Matters Femicide, the murder of females (most often at the hands of males), is an understudied area in homicide research. Furthermore, femicide perpetrated by females has been all but ignored. One reason this may be...

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Combating Impunity and Femicide in Ciudad Juárez

By Lourdes Godínez Leal OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS, SOME 400 women have been murdered, and hundreds more have disappeared in Ciudad Juárez, the Mexican city that borders El Paso. The victims, most of them teenagers, have typically been abducted, raped, strangled, and left...

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Femicide & Femicide in Europe

GENDER-MOTIVATED KILLINGS OF WOMEN AS A RESULT OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE. INTRODUCTION 1. This paper is prepared for the United Nations (UN) Expert Group Meeting on gendermotivated killings, taking place on 12 October 2011, in New York, U.S.A. The Meeting is...

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A Tale of Two Cultures

Intimate Femicide, Cultural Defences, and the Law of Provocation by Caroline Dick The prospect of raising cultural arguments in criminal cases has drawn criticism from a diverse group of scholars. While many feminists argue that the greatest danger of using culture in...

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Strategies to Tackle Femicides in India

From: Rita Banerji Founder, The 50 Million Missing Campaign website: www.ritabanerji.com email: banerji.rita@gmail.com To: The Academic Council on the United Nations System NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Vienna The Federal Ministry for European and...

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Femicide

Following are the details of the work of Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice (Vienna) on Femicide. (1). Statement on Femicide of the Academic Council on the United Nations System and the Small Arms Survey at the 21st session of the CCPCJ:...

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