Femicide

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The term femicide refers to killing women. Feminist Diana Russell is one of the many early pioneers of the term; she defines the word as referring to killing women because of their gender.[1] The term was first used around 1801 in England to represent the killing of women. The term has created controversy, and other feminists differ on what the word femicide really means.

Brazil[change | change source]

In Brazil, crime is in the Brazilian Criminal Code since 2012. The penalty for this crime is 12 to 30 years in prison.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "COST Action 1206 - Femicide". web.archive.org. 2019-05-09. Archived from the original on 2019-05-09. Retrieved 2019-12-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. "Feminicídio: entenda as questões controvertidas da Lei 13.104/2015". Jusbrasil (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-12-16.