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Femicide or feminicide

Corresponds to the quantification of homicides of women killed by gender violence. Expressed in absolute number and rate per 100,000 women. According to national laws, it is called femicide, feminicide, or aggravated homicide due to gender.


In 2021, 11 Latin American countries registered a rate equal to or greater than one    victim of femicide or feminicide per 100,000 women (Argentina, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Dominican Republic and Uruguay). Of these countries, the highest rates of femicide or feminicide were registered in Honduras (4.6 cases per 100,000 women), the Dominican Republic (2.7 cases per 100,000 women) and El Salvador (2.4 cases per 100,000 women ).

In the Caribbean, Belize has registered a rate of 3.5 cases of  gender-related killing of women per 100,000 women, while Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands have not registered any cases of victims of lethal gender violence in their territories in    2021.