Violence against women and feminicide in Latin America and the Caribbean: responses through data and digital tools

Nora Löhr
Event date 9 jun '21 20:45 - 21:45
Event location Online at RightsCon
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Community Lab

This session will present several projects related to Gender-based violence and Feminicide in Latin America and the Caribbean coming from two main initiatives (Data Against Feminicide and the women's network Unidas). After an introduction to the topic, participants will be able to interact with both projects in breakout rooms.

In 2020, ILDA together with Data+Feminism Lab (MIT) and Feminicidio Uruguay, we organized “Data Against Feminicide”. It was a series of interactive sessions designed to bring together activists and civil society organisations, public officials, academics, and journalists who are working or are interested in working with feminicide data. These events allow us to support an incipient but growing community dedicated to better understand, through data, how women are killed in Latin America and the Caribbean. For "Data against Feminicide", this session is another step towards that goal.

The women's network Unidas for Latin America, the Caribbean and Germany in cooperation with Data-Pop Alliance, presents a model that was developed to estimate the capacities to report domestic violence against women, based on risk factors (personal, relational, institutional factors, etc.) in municipalities of Mexico, Bogotá and São Paulo through data collection and analysis. This strives to serve in deciding where emergency support or more general policy action on data collection and access may be needed during the current COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The goal is to find out how the tools and analysis about reporting and registering violence against women can be used by local organizations, institutions, and public authorities to improve the support services offered to vulnerable populations.

Please note: In order to ensure a more interactive, hands-on discussion, there is a cap of 60 participants on this community lab, which will be filled on a first-come, first served basis. The link to join the waiting room for the session will be made available 5 minutes before the start time, and you will be notified by the technical moderator if you have been admitted. If all the seats are filled, no worries! There are plenty of other sessions and spaces in program for you to explore.

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