Even after the passage of the Femicide Act, Brazil still struggles to identify and punish gender-based murders.
Silvia Federici, author of "Caliban and the Witch," speaks to HuffPost Brazil about a new kind of witch hunt and how it aims to control outspoken women.
The nation is split over whether the term “femicide” — the killing of women because they’re women — should be added to the penal code.
Thousands of women protested Mexico’s rampant femicide after a 19-year-old was found murdered by her cab driver.
“The one death that we want is that of patriarchy.”
The death of Lucía is shocking for various reasons. The first is how the perpetrators treated her body. The crime was heinous: she died after being tortured even beyond rape.
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Armstrong points out some of the worst to suffer are the thousands of children who have lost one or both parents to domestic violence. Even worse, many have witnessed the violent deaths of one or both of their parents. Left orphaned, many end up in the custody of the state and in foster homes.
There's a prominent movement happening right now based out of Argentina, where radio journalist Marcela Ojeda, fed up with the number of femicide stories landing on her desk, organized a call to arms. She tweeted "They're killing us," with a hashtag: #NiUnaMenos - not one less.
"The evidence comes from Manuel's (the boyfriend) own statements, who accepted responsibility as being the perpetrator of