femicide

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
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
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
crime

The Countries Where Men Are More Likely to Get Light Sentences for Killing Women

As Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to just six years in jail for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Broadly asks the burning question: Where else can men murder their partners and go unpunished?
Sirin Kale
7.8.16
mexico

In Mexico, Women Are Protesting a Wave of Brutal Murders with Performance

A spate of homicides targeting female victims has swept some parts of Mexico, but a new generation of women are using creative ways to combat the scourge of violence.
Andalusia Knoll Soloff
3.25.16