femicide

international relations

Fighting Corruption in Peru with Perra Vida's Hardcore Feminist Punk

"The incredibly high number of femicides, rapes, and sexual exploitation—in conjunction with many other horrible things, it makes you want to collapse and cry. But it can also motivate you to actually do something."
Javier Ibarra
9.17.18
JUSTICE

Inside a Court Room Specialized in Justice for Gender Violence

In El Salvador, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for women and girls, specially trained judges make sure 'machismo' culture doesn't lead to impunity for abusers and murderers.
Anna-Cat Brigida
9.11.18
Broadly

The Woman Tracking and Investigating Every Femicide in Mexico

Frida Guerrera, who is herself a survivor of domestic violence, has taken on the tedious work of single-handedly documenting each and every case of femicide in Mexico.
Ollin Velasco
7.25.18
crime

The Most Notorious Misogynist in Brazil Is Behind Bars, Again

The recent arrest of Marcelo Valle Silveira Mello shows that incel culture isn’t easily stopped—and it doesn’t always go by the same name.
Marie Declercq
5.10.18
How Does This Still Exist?

Domestic Violence Abusers Can Still Legally Purchase Guns

Currently, the Lautenberg Act bans those convicted of domestic violence from purchasing a gun, but there is still a major loophole in the law, which has not been addressed in 23 states.
Kimberly Lawson
3.23.18
Broadly

Marielle Franco, Activist Against Brazil's Police Brutality, Assassinated in Rio

The Brazilian councilwoman—recognized for her advocacy against police brutality, sexual violence, and racial inequality, and for championing women’s and LGBTQ rights—was shot dead on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro.
Marie Declercq
3.15.18
Art

Striking Portraits Pay Tribute to Mexico's Murdered Women

“No Estamos Todas” honors the women whose lives were lost to femicide in Mexico.
Cynthia Arvide
3.6.18
domestic violence

Turkish Court Rejects Abuse Victim's Claim Because She Didn’t Call Police When Held at Gunpoint

Jale Soydan's ex-husband shot her eight times even though she was under state protection. Now a court has thrown out her compensation claim—because she wasn't able to call for help while being threatened with a gun.
Sirin Kale
2.26.18
crime

Woman Stabbed to Death By Ex-Boyfriend Days After Reporting Him to Police

Every week, two women like Molly McLaren are murdered by current or ex-boyfriends in England and the UK—and reporting to authorities often offers little protection.
Sirin Kale
1.24.18
abortion

Abortion isn't going to be decriminalized in Honduras anytime soon

Carter Sherman
5.5.17
Interviews

The Importance of Recognizing the Murder of Women as a Hate Crime

A leading cause of premature death for women around the world is men, but there is hesitation to acknowledge this fact. Meet the women fighting to get femicide victims the attention they deserve.
Zoe Holman
1.11.17
violence against women

The women's rights movement in Argentina that is driving new policies to stop ‘machista’ violence

Taylor Dolven
11.29.16
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