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New law proposing severe punishment for violence against women enters Colombian Congress (Colombia)

August 1, 2012

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Source:Colombia Reports A new law demanding harsher punishment for violent crimes against women was introduced in Colombia‘s Congress Wednesday. The severe penalties of the “Rosa Elvira” law will condemn violators of feminicide, a political term for misogynist violence against women that results in death, to 33 to 50 years of prison. Public officials or members […]

Email to a friend Sharp rise in number of women murdered in Honduras, dozens killed every month ( Honduras)

July 31, 2012

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A shoe of a female victim is seen to a candle during a rally against femicide, marking International Women’s Day outside the Public Ministry in Tegucigalpa March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (TrustLaw) – The number of women murdered in Honduras has more than quadrupled since 2002, the national human rights commission […]

Men march against femicides (Dominican Republic)

July 31, 2012

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Source Santo Domingo. – On Tuesday hundreds of men staged a long walk against the wave of violence plaguing the country to raise public awareness about men who commit femicide and for respect of women’s rights in Dominican Republic. The National District City Council organized the march led by mayor Roberto Salcedo, who said, “it’s […]

Cash-Strapped Femicide Law Takes Effect In Nicaragua (Nicaragua)

July 30, 2012

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Source ISSN:1089-1560 LADB Article ID: 78664 Category/Department: Nicaragua Date: 2012-07-26 By: Benjamin Witte-Lebhar The Ley Integral contra la Violencia hacia las Mujeres, Ley 779 went into effect in June,, with the goal of eradicating femicide. According to local women’s rights groups, more than 700 femicides—murders of women at the hands of men—have occurred in the […]

Afghan killed for giving birth to girl

January 30, 2012

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Source: New Straits Times KABUL: Afghan police were on Monday hunting a man who allegedly killed his wife after she gave birth to the couple’s third daughter, an official said. In this picture taken on January 29, 2012 — unrelated to this story and used merely to show Afghanistan for illustration purposes — Taliban fighters […]