Femicide/Feminicide, Global Diagnosis and Responses

Friday, 20 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC29 Deviance and Social Control (host committee)
RC51 Sociocybernetics
RC32 Women in Society

Language: Spanish, English and French

The way nation states respond to femicide has become the focus of international attention in developed and developing countries. While more than half the countries with high femicide rates are concentrated in South Africa & Latin America, no country is free from this type of violence. For example, inadequate state responses as well as historical and current impacts of colonization have been identified as contributors to high femicide risks faced by indigenous women and girls in Canada. This underscores the need to understand how states are responding to femicide, regardless of world region. The establishment of specialized investigation and prosecution units has been recommended by the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women to address the perceived impunity for those who perpetrate femicide. Some countries have passed legislation pertaining to femicide or codified femicide as a crime. These are positive steps. The challenge, however, is moving from legislative/policy initiatives to effective prevention which requires a better understanding of how society – social structures, processes, and relations – continues to contribute to this form of violence. A variety of approaches, including the sociological and sociocybernetical study of femicide, play a core role in the evolution of our understanding of this form of violence against women. This session seeks papers from social scientists, in an interdisciplinary way, examining the contributors and responses to femicide over time and across various regions or who are reflect upon historical and current responses.
Session Organizers:
Myrna DAWSON, University of Guelph, Canada, Barbara G BELLO, University of Milano, Italy, Dalila CEREJO, New University of Lisbon, Portugal, Consuelo CORRADI, Department of Human Studies, Lumsa University, Italy and Rosemary BARBERET, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, USA
Myrna DAWSON, University of Guelph, Canada
Oral Presentations
Implicaciones y Consecuencias De La Impunidad En Casos De Femicidio En Dos Escenarios Latinoamericanos: Ecuador y Argentina
Santiago BOIRA, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain; Laura Isabella BRUNKE, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Feminicides and the State: An Analysis of Gender Based Violence within Mexican Justice Institutions
Dafne VIRAMONTES ORNELAS, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Mexico
Domestic Homicide in Nigeria: Sociopsychological Profiles of Men Who Killed Their Wives
Richard ABORISADE, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria; Abimbola SHONTAN, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria
Les Associations d’Aide Aux Victimes Et Le Féminicide Au Portugal (2004-2015)
Jean-Laurent ROSENSTRAUCH, Titulaire Master 2 Sociologie EHESS, France
Distributed Papers
The Criminal Justice System As a Tool to Prevent Feminicide in Brazil-Goiás : Deficiencies and Possibilities.
Michele FRANCO, University Federal of Goiás Brazil, Brazil; Sherloma FONSECA, Judiciary of Goiás, Brazil
Inclusive Approaches to Investigating the Victims of Femicide
Emma BUXTON-NAMISNYK, Domestic Violence Death Review Team, NSW, Sydney, Australia; Rachel CONDRY, University of Oxford, United Kingdom