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The Architecture of Feminicide: The State, Inequalities, and Everyday Gender Violence in Honduras

Author(s): Cecilia Menjívar, Shannon Walsh

In: Latin American Research Review, Vol 52, No 2, 2017, pp. 221-240

The authors examine the role of the state in relation to the growing risk of violence against women at home and on the streets. They argue that, especially since the 2009 coup, increasing political repression, pervasive violence and the loss of power by civil society groups promote extreme violence against women. They also argue that there is a growing gap between the laws officially protecting women (passed to appease international or internal pressure) and the actual implementation of those laws.