Feminicide: A Global Phenomenon

Feminicide: Introduction

What are the limitations of feminicide databases? What new perspectives are developed by women’s movements? What impact do they have on the State? 

By Patricia Jimenez
The identification of femicides is no easy task as not all the murders of women are femicides. It is necessary to investigate the circumstances and dynamics of the crimes to recognize the unequal relationships of power between men and women that undergird a femicide.

Feminicide: A Global Phenomenon

Feminicide: A Global Phenomenon

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The fifth edition of “Feminicide: A Global Phenomenon” covers topics such as feminicide in different countries, the recent call of the UN-Rapporteur and the absolute criminalization of abortion.

Feminicide in Latin America

An Initiative to Cherish

For decades the feminist movement has claimed that women are killed for the fact of being women. The UN call for States to establish a “Femicide Watch” is a huge step in the right direction.

By Ana Carcedo
The final goal of investigating femicides is to tackle them with increasingly efficient processes until complete eradication is achieved

For a Wider Definition of Feminicide

Though there is still no public debate about Feminicide in France, recent legislation has begun to recognize gender-based murder but it is far from a priority for French authorities.

By Angela Muller, Anne-Cécile Mailfert

Feminicide in Europe

Feminicide: The Need for a Wider Campaign

Though there is still no public debate about Feminicide in France, recent legislation has begun to recognize gender-based murder but it is far from a priority for French authorities.

By Angela Muller, Anne-Cécile Mailfert
Reducing violence against women has become one of the priorities of development policies and humanitarian action plans of the EU, while one of the three objectives of the new EU Gender Action Plan 2016-2020 is for women and girls to live a life free from violence

Further reading

Feminicido: Un Fenomeno Global - De Lima a Madrid

Feminicides refer to cases in which the victims women, after experiencing continuous discrimination throughout their lives, are killed because they are. Going beyond the emblematic cases in Mexico and Guatemala, this publication offers a regional perspective on feminicide in Latin America. It gives voice to prominent women activists, academics, human rights defenders and civil society.

Feminicide: A Global Phenomenon

The purpose of this publication, the third in the series “Feminicide: A Global Phenomenon”, is to identify the content to be included in this new space for bi-regional dialogue on gender issues with regard to violence against women and the importance of the participation of defenders of women’s rights in this area.