Publications | ELLA
16
Aug
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Progress despite adversity: women's empowerment and conflict in Colombia

The Colombian case is an example of progress in women’s empowerment in the face of formidable and continuing challenges. Progress is identified in relation to: legal gains for women’s rights and gender equality; women’s presence and representation in public and elected positions; the advancement of a gender-responsive approach to addressing the legacies of conflict and associated mechanisms of memorialisation, reparations, restitution and transitional justice.

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26
Jun
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Gender Equality Observatory of Latin America and the Caribbean. Annual Report 2012: A Look at Grants Support and Burden for Women

This third report of the Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean, published in 2013, focuses on indicators of physical, economic and decision-making autonomy. It also discusses conditional cash transfer (CCT) programmes and their role as a component of social protection systems that can serve as a means of including women as rights holders.

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16
Jun
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Sexual Violence and Justice in Postconflict Peru

This report informs the international community on the continuum of sexual violence in Peru, current legal practices in domestic courts, and the barriers that victim-survivors face in seeking justice.

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13
Feb
2014
GUIDE

Tackling Gender Violence in Latin America

Latin American countries are implementing innovative mechanisms to address different forms of gender violence, including establishing a regional convention, national laws against femicide, programmes aimed at creating safer cities for women and gender observatories.

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7
Jan
2014
BRIEF

Tackling Institutional Violence: The Protocol for Harassment and Sexual Harassment in the Mexican Federal Public Administration

The Intervention Protocol for Harassment and Sexual Harassment is a pioneering attempt from the Mexican Federal Government to transform the structural causes of institutional violence within the public administration. Initiated in 2009, the Protocol has been implemented in over 30 state institutions, with replication now taking place at local level.

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23
Oct
2013
BRIEF

Building Legal Frameworks to Address Femicide In Latin America

By reforming national penal codes and enacting special laws, Latin American countries are taking first steps towards eradicating femicide in the region.

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16
Oct
2013
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Spotlight on Publications: Gender Violence in Latin America

This Spotlight presents some of the most important publications documenting the various manifestations of violence against women in Latin America. In particular, these publications provide an overview of gender violence in different spheres (domestic, urban, etc.), the impacts of violence on women’s lives, and different measures adopted by Latin American countries to prevent, address and eradicate violence against women.

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10
Oct
2013
BRIEF

The Cotton Field Case in Mexico: Setting Legal Precedents for Fighting Gender-Based Violence

Systemic discrimination is a key driver of gender-based violence in Latin America. So how is a key ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights helping to improve the protection of women’s rights across the region?

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4
Oct
2013
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Spotlight on Publications: Femicide in Latin America

The publications included in this Spotlight provide an overview of the magnitude and dimensions of femicide in Latin America, including the important factors that produce and sustain this phenomenon such as socio-economic context, and discrimination.

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23
Sep
2013
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Spotlight on Publications: Access to Justice for Women Victims of Sexual Violence

This Spotlight presents key publications documenting sexual violence perpetrated against women in the context of armed conflicts in Latin America. As well as providing an overview of gender-based violence in the region, these publications draw on specific case studies in order to identify the various underlying causes and institutional weaknesses responsible for perpetuating these human rights abuses.

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19
Aug
2013
BRIEF

Access to Justice for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflicts: Three Latin American Approaches

From innovative methodologies for investigating and documenting sexual violence, to legal reforms and CSO-led support initiatives, Latin American countries are having success in improving access to justice for women victims of sexual violence.

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17
Jul
2013
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

‘Pink transportation’ in Mexico City: Reclaiming Urban Space Through Collective Action Against Gender-based Violence

Women-only transportation has become a popular option for urban women around the world who are tired of being groped and harassed in buses, subways and taxis. This article shows how women’s organisations in Mexico City use women-only transportation to create a safe place for female commuters.

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10
Jul
2013
SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS

Spotlight on Organisations: Gender and Violence in Latin America

This Spotlight presents some of the most important Latin American organisations working in innovative ways to promote women’s rights and to prevent violence against women. These organisations play a key role in developing a research agenda and monitoring public policies, as well as providing legal advice, psychological and emotional support and a place of refuge for women victims of violence.

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