Elena Butti

Grant Type

Workshop Grant

Institutional Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Grant number

Gr. CONF-957

Approve Date

March 28, 2024

Project Title

Butti, Elena (Independent Scholar) "“Juvenicide”: Conceptualizing, measuring, preventing and countering systematic violence against young people"

This workshop aims to bring together 11 academics who are part of the Red de Juvenicidios (Juvenicides Network). This is an informal network of anthropologists across Latin America and Europe who are who are interested in conceptualizing, building awareness on, and countering the phenomenon of ‘juvenicide’, i.e. the systematic assassination of young people because they are young. The workshop has two main aims: 1) To consolidate the existing conceptual work of individual members of the Network, bring it together in a joint output, and establish its contribution within English-language anthropology; and 2) to collectively chart concrete avenues for the practical exploitation of this conceptual work within institutional and policymaking arenas. To fulfill these aims, the workshop will be organized along four days, each of which will cover one of these four core topics: a) joint conceptualization of the juvenicide phenomenon; b) proposal for a legal definition of the phenomenon; c) construction of a “juvenicide index”; and d) public policy proposals. The workshop’s concrete outputs include a joint peer-reviewed journal article, a proposal for a journal special issue, the sketches of both a legal definition of juvenicide and an index to measure its prevalence, and a white paper with policy proposals.