In Brazil, a woman is murdered every 7 hours because she's female. 74-year-old Maria da Penha has been fighting for years against this violence. A law intended to punish those who commit femicide more severely is even named after her.
Protesters have rallied across Poland after the government signaled it planned to withdraw from the Istanbul domestic violence convention. Some officials have said the pact could endanger the traditional family.
The recent murder of Turkish student Pinar Gültekin by her ex-boyfriend has sparked outrage in Turkey. Women's rights activists are calling for the government to tackle the widespread problem of femicide in the country.
The coronavirus crisis has deepened social inequalities in Pakistan, disproportionately impacting vulnerable groups such as women and children. Activists say the interventions to deal with the issue are inadequate.
In Mexico, stay-at-home measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 are being touted as a chance for men to help with housework and childcare. Men's groups are trying to bring about change as femicide is on the rise.
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