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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

FEMINICIDES IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE PROTECTION OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS

CHAIR

Giampaolo Cavazzuti

CO-CHAIR

Nicole Foster

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TOPIC BACKGROUND INFORMATION

In recent years, Latin America has become a center for the murder of innocent women and girls. The femicide crisis in Latin America has gone too far. Our mission on this Human Rights committee is to find a solution to stop the femicide crisis within Latin America. Most of the these Femicides have happened in México, Guatemala, Honduras, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador. According to The Latin American Post, Mexico is considered the most dangerous place for a woman to live in western society; one of the most popular newscast called Televisa has stated before that “three women are killed a day, and 49 suffer from sexual abuse.” in mexican grounds, furthermore according to RT “in the first half of 2019 about 11,691 cases of sexual abuse and 6,594 cases of simple rape have been recorded.”. Guatemala as well suffers from a huge crisis of femincides, according to the National Institute of Forensic Sciences (Inacif), 243 femicides were registered in Guatemala between January and June 2019. While this is happening, Brazil is considered to be within the top fifteen countries with the highest rates of femicides in the world by the World Health Organization. The number of femicides are expected to continue to grow in the coming years, in 2018 alone “there were 4,254 intentional homicides of women, of which only 1,173 were typified as femicides,” according to Ipsos news. The Human Rights committee aims to abolish these numbers, and find a way to protect women within dangerous countries. This committee aims to protect the human rights of every woman, and protect them from genocide.