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Latest items for South Africa

Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Norway, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Jan. 12, 2021, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-2

“Shocking statistics have revealed the depth of institutional gender-based violence in the army and that, far from soldiers keeping the country and continent safe, women in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) are the most likely to be sexually harassed and assaulted by their uniformed male colleagues . . . According to a recent SANDF internal report, leaked to the M&G, at least 41 members of the army were charged with sexual-related offences, ranging from rape and assault to harassment and crimen injuria. Of those cases, 26 have been finalised, with 13 guilty verdicts and 11 acquittals.”
Dec. 31, 2020, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep, Congo, South Africa, Tanzania
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Women in a range of Sub-Saharan African countries such as Tanzania, Congo, Ghana, South Africa, and Central African Republic are beaten, tortured and driven out of their villages, often by their male relatives, if they are suspected of having caused harm by magic" (para 3).
Dec. 31, 2020, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Senior citizens from villages around emaXesibeni, formerly known as Mount Ayliff in the Eastern Cape, have had enough of being accused of practising witchcraft. Killings of elderly women are rife in Pondoland." (para 1) "'We are tired of being abused, killed and raped, all because we are accused of witchcraft. When we were younger used to look good now we are getting old and wrinkled we are getting accused of witchcraft,' says a resident, Mamasoka Sibuta." (para 3)
Dec. 31, 2020, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"'We are tired of being abused, killed and raped, all because we are accused of witchcraft. When we were younger used to look good now we are getting old and wrinkled we are getting accused of witchcraft,' says a resident, Mamasoka Sibuta." (para 3)
Dec. 1, 2020, 9:42 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

"The traditional values prevailing in all sections of South African society reinforce the attitude that 'wife-beating' is a private affair, and to complain to the police is therefore to exhibit disloyalty and invite ostracism. One woman who spoke at a focus group organized by the Women's National Coalition had internalized societal views to such an extent that she saw herself as a child, who should therefore be subject to physical punishment: 'a man should beat you up if you deserve it'. Battered women often want only the abuse to end, not the relationship, and are therefore reluctant to have recourse to official channels of redress, which often increase the likelihood...more
Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ISSA-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DV-SCALE-5

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DV-SCALE-4

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DV-SCALE-3

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DV-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: AOM-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: TRAFF-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

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