The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
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Latest items for DTCP-PRACTICE-1

Jan. 7, 2021, 9:23 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3, DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“In their statement, during a recent media brief in Ibadan, Oyo State, they explained that “violence against women and girls remain a silent killer that has taken the lives of many. The health outcomes go beyond the direct result of physical, psychological or mental health issue.’ According to them, “violence against women and girls in Nigeria is against the law and survivors do not usually receive full legal support, as they prefer to stay in abusive relationships than leave to face the ridicule of living outside relationships and or wedlock. Women and girls subjected to violence are unwilling to lodge formal complaint due to a lack of trust in the...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“More than 99% of Egyptian women have experienced some form of sexual harassment, according to a 2013 United Nations report. In 2014, an anti-sexual harassment law was passed as an amendment to the Penal Code following a surge in reported sexual assault incidents in the country, many of which were committed by security forces” (para. 17).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Puerto Rican police are notorious for mishandling reports of intimate partner abuse and for high rates of domestic violence within their own ranks. The U.S. Justice Department found that from 2005 to 2010, the police department received 1,459 complaints alleging domestic violence carried out by its officers. At least 98 officers were arrested multiple times on domestic violence charges between 2007 and 2010" (para 9).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Puerto Rican police are notorious for mishandling reports of intimate partner abuse and for high rates of domestic violence within their own ranks. The U.S. Justice Department found that from 2005 to 2010, the police department received 1,459 complaints alleging domestic violence carried out by its officers. At least 98 officers were arrested multiple times on domestic violence charges between 2007 and 2010" (para 9).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Austrian lawmakers have approved plans to ban girls in primary schools from wearing headscarves, a move that would add to existing restrictions on veils. ...The parties who proposed it openly admitted that the measure is 'specifically targeted at Muslim girls'. A police officer asks a Muslim woman to unveil her face in Zell am See, Austria after an earlier ban in 2017" (para 1, 4-5).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“The Commission interviewed 129 women across Afghanistan and found 92% of tests were performed without consent or a court order. Most of the victims were prisoners, while nine were under police surveillance. Just nine said they had agreed to the examination and one said she had received a court order, said the Commission, which wants the tests to be banned completely” (para. 4-5).
Dec. 31, 2020, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"A case was filed and investigations began after her husband made repeated visits to the police. The military government of that time found Dr. Khalid’s protests against sexual assault by a military employee extremely irritating and started making conscious efforts to remove the thorn in their side. First, the authorities destroyed the evidence and later, they started questioning the character of the victim by narrating shady stories of “used condoms” being found at her compound. Her case was also dismissed on the grounds that the victim failed to produce four witnesses of the incident....Dr. Khalid was kept under a house arrest in Karachi for several weeks. Eventually, she was flown...more
Dec. 31, 2020, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Seventy-four percent of respondents in the 2019 study had cared for incarcerated pregnant or postpartum women. Of those women, 61% of the time, the reason given for shackling was not because the prisoners posed a risk to others, or a flight risk, but simply because 'there was a rule or protocol' supporting shackling" (para 8). "The one constant: the acute psychological trauma that shackling inflicts. 'Women subjected to restraint during childbirth report severe mental distress, depression, anguish, and trauma,' states a 2017 report from the American Psychological Association" (para 14-15). "Harriette Davis, 64, once an inmate at the California Institute for Women in Corona,...remembers well the trauma of being handcuffed...more
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"An Iranian undercover morality agent spat at teenage girls and asked them 'where's your dirty owner?' after seeing them without a hijab" (para 1). "Wearing a hijab has been compulsory for women in Iran since the Islamic revolution in 1979, a rule which is enforced by the state's morality police" (para 4). "After the man spits in the girls' faces, another woman wearing a hijab pushes him. A police car arrives shortly afterwards but the officer watches from afar and the teenagers scream: 'Officer, why aren't you doing anything?'" (para 7-8).
Dec. 24, 2020, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"In October he asked police to be moderate when enforcing the requirement for women to wear the hijab -- a veil covering the neck and hair" (para 9).
Dec. 23, 2020, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"In raids on bus stops, women’s colleges and tourist spots, for which local TV channels are invited; Sahu metes out instant justice to couples and even women unaccompanied by men. They are forced to do sit-ups and are reported to their parents and educational institutions. Women with scarves covering their faces are compelled to take them off. In a raid beside the city’s Upper Lake on Thursday, Sahu apprehended two women passing by and paraded them before camerapersons. 'Their faces were covered and they were wearing fashionable clothes, so we caught them and found college uniforms and make up kits in their two wheelers. They were students who were bunking...more
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"This is why you have police talking about rape victims overreacting to 'a little fun' that resulted from them provoking their rapists" (para 11). "On December 23, a 16-year-old girl in eastern Kolkata died of burn injuries that the police initially tried to pass off as a suicide attempt. In October, a young man she knew vaguely told her that her father had asked her to come from her home to a nearby shop. Instead, she was abducted, blindfolded, taken to a home, gang raped, and dumped in a field. The next day, when her father took her to the police station to file a complaint, the same rapists assaulted...more
Dec. 20, 2020, 6:53 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Howevery, they are…treated unequally in regards to personal status laws" (3).
Dec. 17, 2020, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“An Iranian woman set herself on fire outside the Tehran courthouse she was being tried in for illegally attending a football match disguised as a man. The woman, known only as Sahar, 29, was taken to Motahari Hospital and is in intensive care with burns covering 90 per cent of her body. She was arrested in March for allegedly trying to enter Tehran stadium dressed as a man and resisting arrest. She was subsequently charged with 'insulting the public by defying the dress code for women'. After she was told she could face up to six months in prison, Sahar set herself on fire with gasoline as she left the...more
Dec. 17, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“The Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, signed a decree on Wednesday authorizing chemical castration for convicted child sex offenders and requiring those released on parole to wear electronic monitoring devices” (para. 1).
Dec. 5, 2020, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“Women who leave part of their hair uncovered in public are regularly targeted by Iran’s morality police, known as Gasht-e Ershad” (para 6).
Nov. 24, 2020, 10:56 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“In September, the governor of Nigeria's Kaduna state signed a law saying men convicted of rape would be subjected to surgical castration - with those found guilty of raping a child under the age of 14 facing the death penalty” (para 2). “A woman convicted of rape of a child under 14 faces the removal of her Fallopian tubes” (para 15).
Oct. 16, 2020, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“[T]he government-appointed administrators of the wall who make the rules for gathering and praying also make life easier for Orthodox Jews. The area is managed by Orthodox rabbis according to a strict version of Orthodox practice, which among other things means male-centered policies and restrictions on female worshipers” (Para 2). “Women will be able to wear a prayer shawl without being detained by the police; men and women will be able to mix, pray and celebrate together” (Para 8).
Oct. 6, 2020, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Kazakhstan's parliament passed a law in October creating additional legal penalties for parents accused of 'involving' their children in protests" (para 5).
Oct. 5, 2020, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Xinjiang authorities also continued to remove children whose parents were detained or in exile and hold them in state-run 'child welfare institutions and boarding schools without parental consent or access" (para 8).
Oct. 3, 2020, 6:13 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“S.M. v. Croatia (no. 60561/14) (25 June 2020 (Grand Chamber)): This case concerned a Croatian woman’s complaint of human trafficking and forced prostitution. The applicant complained of an inadequate official procedural response to her allegations. The Court held that there had been a violation of Article 4 (prohibition of forced labour) of the Convention on account of the shortcomings in the Croatian authorities’ investigation into the applicant’s allegation of forced prostitution. Taking the opportunity via the applicant’s case to clarify its case-law on human trafficking for the purpose of exploitation of prostitution, the Court pointed out in particular that it relied on the definition under international law to decide whether...more
Sept. 29, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"In May, Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman who had spent eight years on death row for blasphemy, was released and allowed to rejoin her family in Canada. The Pakistan Supreme Court had acquitted Aasia in October 2018, but she had remained in custody due to nationwide protests by religious groups" (para 5). "However, Pakistan's penal code criminalizes same-sex sexual conduct, placing men who have sex with men and transgender women at risk of police abuse, and other violence and discrimination" (para 33).
Sept. 28, 2020, 3:33 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"During nationwide protests in mid-January, following the president's sudden announcement of a fuel price increase, security forces responded with lethal force, killing at least 17 people, raping at least 17 women, shooting and injuring 81 people, and arresing over 1,000 suspected protestors during door-to-door raids" (para 1). "During nationwide protests against worsening economic conditions, security forces killed 14 men and 3 women between January 14 and February 5" (para 3). "Security forces appeared to take advantage of the general unrest during the protests and crackdown to commit rape and other serious abuses" (para 3).
Sept. 26, 2020, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1, DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“Eremia and Others v. the Republic of Moldova (28 May 2013): Ms Eremia and her two daughters complained about the Moldovan authorities’ failure to protect them from the violent and abusive behaviour of their husband and father, a police officer. The Court found a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment) in respect of Ms Eremia, a violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) in respect of her two daughters and a violation of Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) read in conjunction with Article 3 in respect of Ms Eremia. It held that, despite their knowledge of the abuse, the authorities had...more
Sept. 23, 2020, 9:40 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"In 2019, Indonesian authorities put three women on trial for alleged violations of the country's blasphemy law. In March, a Serang court sentenced Aisyah Tusalamah, who has a psychosocial disability, to five months' imprisonment for posting an allegedly blasphemous video. Police detained Suzethe Margareta, who has paranoid schizophrenia, for bringing her dog to a mosque in Bogor in June. In November, a court in South Sulawesi sentenced Eka Trisusanti Toding, an English teacher, to five months jail over her allegedly blasphemous comments on Facebook about Islam. In April, the Supreme Court rejected a Buddhist woman's appeal of a blasphemy verdict in Medan, North Sumatra. Meliana had complained about the decibel...more
Sept. 21, 2020, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Human Rights Watch estimated in 2013 that half of all women in prison and about 95 percent of girls in juvenile detention in Afghanistan were arrested on ‘moral crimes’ charges" (8).
Aug. 31, 2020, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“Soon, the Taliban blasted statues with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy artillery until they fell. "Then they started destroying our minds," she writes, burning schools, books and banning literature. In short order, girls could go nowhere. They were terrified of being accused of "morality crimes" and dragged to the Taliban's Ministry of Vice and Virtue” (Para 66-67). “[S]tories of honor killings, poisoned wells at schools for girls and attacks that disfigure women persist. Human Rights Watch reported in March that women are still being targeted for committing "moral crimes" like sex outside marriage or running away from home” (Para 78).
Aug. 31, 2020, 6:10 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"In March 2017, 41 adolescent girls were killed in a fire in the Hogar Seguro government-run shelter. Fifty-six girls had been locked up for the night in a space that could safely hold only 11, without access to water or a restroom, following a protest against the poor living conditions and treatment received in the shelter—including reports of sexual violence stretching back years. After at least six hours in those conditions, one of the girls set a mattress on fire so police officers on guard would let them out—but the police waited nine minutes before opening the door. Three public officials were due to stand trial in February 2019 for...more
Aug. 12, 2020, 3:51 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"In March, Malak al-Kashef, a transgender woman, was arrested from her home and accused of 'joining a terrorist group'. She spent four months in pretrial detention in a male prison where she was sexually harassed and abused before being provisionally released in July" (para 31).
Aug. 10, 2020, 1:33 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“Xingxing’s account said she provided forensic and video evidence to police. She also alleged that a police officer put his hand on her neck to recreate one of her allegations against Bao during questioning, and that officers allowed Bao to be in the same room as her” (para 16).