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Latest items for DV-DATA-1

Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

"Violence against women was reported as a significant problem both inside and outside the home"(12)
Nov. 10, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DV-DATA-1

According to the third infographic, of the women who reported being victims of physical violence, more than 80% of the perpetrators were intimate partners or other family members. Of the women who reported being victims of sexual violence, almost 75% of the perpetrators were intimate partners or other family members (TPJ – CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 8, 2017, noon
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"His relationship with his wife had suffered after a violent episode. One night, his wife arrived 30 minutes late to meet him for a movie, and he felt she did not seem sufficiently remorseful. Their argument migrated from the sidewalk to their apartment, where, in a rage, Jorge threw her to the ground and punched her in the face, bloodying her nose" (para 8). "A man named Alejandro said his girlfriend had discovered that he had sent sexually charged WhatsApp messages to a neighbor. The counselors pushed him to examine his behavior. 'I tried to control her by flirting with our neighbor behind her back,' he confessed. 'It is emotional ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In the Middle East and North Africa, seven countries or autonomous regions have legislation or regulations on domestic violence: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia"(4)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Women from various regions of Morocco hold placards as they protest against violence towards women, in Rabat, November 24, 2013. The placard reads, 'In memory of all women victims of violence'"(1)."Human Rights Watch in September 2015, interviewed 20 women and girls who had suffered domestic abuse. They said that their husbands, partners, and other family members punched, kicked, burned, stabbed, and raped them, or subjected them to other abuse. Human Rights Watch also interviewed lawyers, women’s rights activists, and representatives of organizations providing shelter and services to survivors of domestic violence"(1)."A national survey of women aged 18 to 65 by the Moroccan High Commission for Planning found that in 2009 ...more
Oct. 26, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to the Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity, based here in the capital, intimate-partner violence accounts for 45 percent of motives behind [acid] attacks" (para 14).
Oct. 26, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"79 percent of the women had been sexually abused as children"(para 7). These results are from a study of 105 Native women in Minnesota who have been sexually trafficked. It doesn not specify whether this abuse was comitted within the family (ENB-Coder Comment)
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Women and girls in Chechnya are subject to honour killings, domestic violence, abductions for marriage and early marriages"(para 4)."In Chechnya, sexual violence by close relatives, is hardly ever prosecuted; if such a crime becomes public knowledge, the victim may be killed to 'purge the family shame'"(para 4)."There are no distinct state statistics about crimes committed against women in Russia, an omission that international monitoring institutions repeatedly advise state authorities to correct. Perpetrators also go to great lengths to conceal their crimes. Honour killings and domestic violence are also reported in republics beyond Chechnya. Most recently in Dagestan, a father reportedly killed his two daughters for coming home late, while another ...more
Oct. 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"during the month she spent with her new husband, he beat and raped her nightly, often leaving her bleeding and in too much pain to stand" (para 9). "'When I got there, Fawzy told me to undress,' Mohsina said. 'I didn’t want to, so he started kicking and slapping me'" (para 19).
Oct. 6, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Alima Musah and Zakiya Mohammed are just two among thousands of married women in rural Ghana who endure violence at the hands of their husbands. They told me they were brutally raped repeatedly when they refused to have sex with their husbands. Some women say they are subjected to starvation for several days for minor issues, ranging from failing to fetch water from a distant stream to refusing to sweep the yard or cook" (para 6-7).
Oct. 4, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

"A young woman I know planned her wedding exactly during her ovulation cycle to make sure she gets pregnant shortly after her wedding. Sadly, four years have passed and she is still childless. Her husband does not love her the way he used to. Her in-laws are considerably unhappy with her and tend to be verbally and physically abusive"(para 7)."In many parts of Afghanistan, infertile women are abused in their homes, deprived of their inheritance, sent back to their parents, ostracized or have their marriage terminated"(para 9)
Oct. 4, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"land ownership by women has been linked to reduced violence against women, with some experts estimating that a woman who owns land is up to eight times less likely to experience domestic violence, a scourge found all across Afghanistan and affecting nearly nine out of ten women" (para 4).
Oct. 2, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"I met Lori Cohen, director of the anti trafficking initiative at Sanctuary for Families (SFF), in her busy office next door to the court, and asked how SFF became involved with the HTIC. 'Sanctuary was seeing a number of domestic violence victims who were also being sold for sex,' said Cohen, 'but the clients didn't really have the vocabulary to self identify as trafficking survivors.'A number of SFF's clients are Mexican women who are sold by pimps for around $30 for 15 minutes. For the pimps to make money they are sold to, on average 12-16 sex buyers per day"(para 20-21)
Sept. 29, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-2, ATDW-DATA-1, DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

"Many rural women also experience domestic violence, but divorce is not an option because their families are unable to support them if they leave their husbands"(para 3)
Sept. 26, 2017, 2 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1, INFIB-DATA-1, UVAW-PRACTICE-1, DV-DATA-1

"The Program [a radio program a NGO designed for women] also tackles the issue of violence against women especially the domestic violence and FGM and their consequences of women and the family"(para 5)
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"'Girls who get married at a really young age are more at risk of sexual or domestic violence as well as miscarriages because their bodies are not really ready for giving birth yet. Also, girls who get married at an early age are not mentally ready to raise children and are less able to complete their education and find a job,' Omaima explained. Although it's illegal to get married under 18 in Jordan, the practice is increasingly common among Syrian refugees. In 2015, 35% of all Jordan marriages involved a minor, up from 18% in 2012, according to the Jordanian Higher Population Council, citing statistics from the Chief Islamic Justice ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-DATA-2, ERBG-DATA-3, DV-DATA-1

"'Girls who get married at a really young age are more at risk of sexual or domestic violence as well as miscarriages because their bodies are not really ready for giving birth yet. Also, girls who get married at an early age are not mentally ready to raise children and are less able to complete their education and find a job,' Omaima explained. Although it's illegal to get married under 18 in Jordan, the practice is increasingly common among Syrian refugees. In 2015, 35% of all Jordan marriages involved a minor, up from 18% in 2012, according to the Jordanian Higher Population Council, citing statistics from the Chief Islamic Justice ...more
Sept. 15, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"But opponents fear that cracking down [a bill was passed that bans buying sex, not selling it] will push prostitutes to hide, leaving them even more at the mercy of pimps and violent clients"(para 10)
Sept. 14, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DV-DATA-1

In the video on this page it is reported that the 16 year old victim's boyfriend was included as one of the suspects of her gang rape (ENB-Coder Comment)
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-1, DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1, MABFC-DATA-1

"Women and girls are inadequately protected against domestic and other violence, including early and forced marriage and marital rape"(para 17)
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“Globally, women with disabilities are twice as likely to experience domestic violence” (para 10).
Aug. 31, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"Violence against women and girls in Nicaragua has been described by U.N. Women as a 'national epidemic.' Nearly half of all reported incidents of violence against women take place in the home, mostly rape and domestic violence at the hands of relatives, husbands and boyfriends, according to 2017 government figures" (9-10).
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“Girls in Lima connected public and private expressions of violence against women and girls, explaining that high levels of domestic violence negatively affect their sense of safety in public spaces as well" (22).
Aug. 31, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“In a 2013 study of child abuse and suicidal thoughts among adolescents in Shanghai, the authors, Sylvia Y. C. L. Kwok and Wenyu Chai of the City University of Hong Kong, and Xuesong He of East China University of Science and Technology, noted that in a national survey by the China Law Society of 3,543 people, about 72 percent said that their parents had beaten them” (para 6). “Another survey … of elementary pupils in Xi’an, found that 60 percent said that they were hit, deprived of food or verbally abused by their parents” (para 7). “In a 2011 study of a county in central China by several United Nations ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic Violence is Rife. 'I got married because I had to leave my house. I could not stand to live there anymore. They fought over everything, even beat me…That’s not life.' Some girls see marriage as a way out of violent family homes, only to be abused by their husbands" (para 5).
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Majeda says her husband is often violent, and beat her when she was pregnant. 'He beats me with his hands on my back. When he beats me, I feel sad'" (1). This is a quote from Majeda, a child bride, at 10:15 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 30, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2, DV-DATA-1

"Investigators found that the girl had been 'repeatedly raped by her stepfather over a period of time,' said a police inspector at a Rohtak police station devoted to crimes against women" (para 6).
Aug. 28, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"According to the World Health Organization, 64 percent of women aged fifteen to forty-nine experienced violence from a partner, and 37 percent of women were subject to sexual abuse before age fifteen. Violence against women can impede a woman’s ability to enter and remain in the labor force – and yet reliable employment is critical to enabling survivors of violence to escape abusive relationships"(para 6)
Aug. 14, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Dita never imagined that she would be a single mother at the age of 33. But after enduring 10 years of an abusive marriage, she found herself alone and struggling to raise two children. Her husband had seemed nice enough at first. 'When I met him, he was kind and polite,' Dita said. But soon after their wedding, he forced her to abandon her career. Things escalated from there. 'My husband would beat me and use harsh words when he was angry, sometimes in front of the children,' she said. Tragically, her experience is not unusual" (para 1-4). "The preliminary findings, released in March, revealed that two in five Indonesian ...more
Aug. 9, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DV-DATA-1

At 0:47 the mother says that securing women's land/property rights decreases domestic violence (ENB-Coder Comment)