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This document provides a comprehensive statistical framework for measuring the gender-related killing of women and girls (femicide/feminicide). Besides the statistical definition of such killings, the framework identifies a typology of gender-related killings of women and girls (femicide/feminicide) and the list of variables that can be used to identify and count the various types of such killings. The definition and typology are aligned to the structure and framework of the International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS), which can therefore be applied independently from the specific national legislation on such crimes.
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Business Case - Report on Equality Means good business: Gender Perspectives and Inclusion in companies: Financial and non-financial impacts.
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The report presents a detailed analysis of the current legislation on women's economic autonomy and empowerment in each of the 22 Ibero-American
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This document was prepared for the Special Session of Latin America and the Caribbean’s Regional Consultation prior to the Sixty-fith Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) to be held virtually on February 24 and 25, 2021 in the framework of the Sixtieth Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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UN Women conducts decentralized evaluations for acountability, learning and decision-making purposes. This series of four briefs aims to facilitate the strategic use of evidence generated through such evaluation work in the Latin America and Caribbean region. A meta-synthesis was conducted of 20 evaluation reports carried out from 2015-2020 in the region across four key programmatic areas of UN Women: (1) women's economic empowerment; (2) governance and political participation; (3) women, peace...
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Developed by UN Women, CIM and MESECVI, this practical legal guide brings together a systematic and analytical compilation of 130 judgments, decisions, and resolutions in paradigmatic cases, so that both civil society and public institutions -legislative, executive, and judicial- can count with tools for the cross-cutting application of the protection standards in force in International Human Rights Law, related to cases of gender-based violence against women. Violence against women in politics is included. (Note: The blurb should be a tiny, jargon-free description of the publication (ma
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Building back better requires transforming the development model of Latin America and the Caribbean
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This brief focuses on the impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls in sports in five areas - Leadership, Gender-Based Violence, Economic Opportunities, Media Participation and Representation, and Girls Participation in Sport - and presents key recommendations to different actors in the sport ecosystem to respond to the crisis with a gender perspective and recover better in terms of gender equality.
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The Latin America and the Caribbean region has the highest levels of income inequality in the world, with wide gaps in living standards across countries, regions, sectors, and socioeconomic spheres. When coupled with the pervasive gender inequality that persists, the response to Covid-19 becomes immeasurably more complicated, finds a new report by CARE International and UN Women.
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Cash Transfer Programmes (CTP), widespread in Latin America and the Caribbean as a mechanism of social protection to alleviate social and economic difficulties of those living in poverty. CTP has been identified as one of the fastest mechanisms in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.
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This document compiles emerging data on the impact of the pandemic on violence against women and girls and aims to provide guidance to public and private actors, those in civil society and the international community. It proposes strategies, recommendations and highlights promising practices to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 crisis.
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This report offers an overview of the activities carried out by UN Women in Latin America and the Caribbean during the 2016-2018 period. The delimitation of the period is not arbitrary; Those who are familiar with the organization, announce that they coincide with the validity of the previous Strategic Note, before the one that is in force today for the period 2019-2021 was adopted.
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The objective of the Action Model is to ensure that UN Women, as an expert agency on gender equality and women's empowerment, offers appropriate programmatic options for the purpose of generating transformative changes for women and girls in the region, within the framework of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.
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On this occasion, both MESECVI and UN Women intend to provide the region with a model law on femicide/feminicide to address the most serious women´s human rights violation. To do so, we will first analyze the existing legislation, provoking debate and improvement in cases where it is required.
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What progress has the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean made in relation to the enactment of legislation and the development of national policies and / or plans to address violence against women between 2013 and 2016? The findings of the study constitute a tool of high technical and political value for States to meet the goal of eradicating violence against women.
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The 17 SDGs and its 169 targets will complement what remained to be achieved under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): realizing the human rights of all, including the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. This global commitment moves further the frontiers of social justice, inclusion and human rights. Over the next few years, until 2030, areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet grouped together in the so-called “5 P” will be mobilized, as central spheres that structure the Agenda 2030: People, Planet, Properity, Peace and Partnerships.
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As in other regions in the world, violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a serious health and human rights issue in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). As the magnitude of VAWG has become clearer, national and international institutions have initially focused on protecting victims of VAWG and punishing aggressors with laws, policies, guidelines, and programs.
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The Latin American Model Protocol for the investigation of gender-related killings of women is a practical tool, designed to be applied by the people responsible for carrying out the investigation and prosecution of these acts. Its main objective is to offer guidance and lines of action to improve the practice of those working in the justice system, forensic experts, and other specialized persons, including those acting in relation to the crime scene, the forensic laboratory, the interrogation...