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June 9, 2020, 4:37 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2018 a study by the National Human Rights Commission found that of 920 foreign wives in South Korea, 42% had suffered domestic violence, while 68% had experienced unwanted sexual advances" (para 8). "Footage of the assault, which occurred in the south-western county of Yeongam, shows the man slapping and kicking his wife and then repeatedly punching her in the head in front of their young child. “Didn’t I tell you that you are not in Vietnam,” he shouts. Later the Vietnamese woman is seen slumped in the corner of her home as her two-year-old son cries next to her. In interviews with police the husband said he was drunk...more
June 5, 2020, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Fifty-six percent of women age 15-49 have experienced physical violence since age 15, and 38% experienced physical violence in the 12 months preceding the survey (Table 16.1). Eighteen percent of women who have ever been pregnant experienced violence during pregnancy (Table 16.2)" (290). "Patterns by background characteristics: 1) Women’s experience of physical violence increases from 39% among those age 15-19 to 62% among those age 30-39 before dropping to 58% among those age 40-49 (Table 16.1). 2) The percentage of women who have experienced physical violence is higher in urban areas than in rural areas (57% versus 55%). 3) Women in the Islands region are more prone to experiencing physical...more
May 31, 2020, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2018, 1217 cases of child abuse covered in the media and 26 children were killed" (5).
May 31, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Thirty percent of women age 15-49 in India have experienced physical violence since age 15, and 21 percent have experienced physical violence in the 12 months preceding the survey. Among women who have ever been pregnant, 4 percent have experienced physical violence during any pregnancy" (565). "Among ever-married women age 15-49 who have experienced physical violence since age 15, 83 percent report their current husbands as perpetrators of the violence and 7 percent report former husbands as perpetrators. For never-married women who have experienced physical violence since age 15, the most common perpetrators include mothers or step-mothers (60%), fathers or step-fathers (32%), sisters or brothers (26%), and teachers (15%)" (565)....more
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Fifty-eight percent of ever-married women age 15-49 who have experienced physical violence since age 15 named their current husband/partner as the perpetrator of the violence. Never-married women who have experienced physical violence most often reported the perpetrator as their mother/stepmother (35%) or father/stepfather (26%)" (430). "With respect to the five specified controlling behaviours, ever-married women most often reported that their husband/partner is jealous or angry if they talk to other men (44%). An additional 41% of women reported that their husband insists on knowing where they are at all times, and 16% reported that their husband does not permit them to meet their female friends. Approximately 1 in 10 women...more
May 12, 2020, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"21% of ever-married women age 15-49 have experienced physical violence since age 15; 2% of women have experienced physical violence during pregnancy" (pg 257). "26% of ever-married women age 15-49 have ever experienced spousal physical, sexual, or emotional violence. Twenty-one percent of women have experienced emotional violence, 18% have experienced physical violence, and 5% have experienced sexual violence" (pg 257). "Among ever-married women age 15-49 who have experienced physical violence since age 15, 71% name their current husband as the perpetrator, and 15% report a former husband as the perpetrator. Over 1 in 10 ever-married women report physical violence by a brother (13%) or by their father (12%)" (pg 259)....more
April 28, 2020, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to the PGO, 874 cases of domestic violence were registered during the first nine months of the year. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, police issued approximately 41,097 domestic violence warnings and protection orders during the first nine months of the year." (37).
April 24, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence remained widespread, and many considered it socially acceptable. The National Crime Victimization and Safety Survey for 2013 of the CLEEN Foundation--formerly known as Center for Law Enforcement Education--reported 30 percent of male and female respondents countrywide claimed to have been victims of domestic violence." (33).
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Forty-two percent of women and 40% of men agree that wife beating is justified under specific circumstances" (275). "Twenty-eight percent of women age 15-49 have experienced physical violence since age 15, and 15% experienced physical violence in the 12 months preceding the survey. Women who had ever been pregnant were asked whether they had experienced physical violence during any pregnancy. Overall, 7% of women have experienced such violence, and 3% reported having had an abortion, miscarriage, or other health problems due to violence experienced during pregnancy. Trends: The percentage of women who have experienced physical violence since age 15 has decreased from 32% to 28% over the past 5 years....more
April 1, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"No specific federal law prohibits domestic violence, which was widespread" (38).
March 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DV-DATA-1

The table titled "Sustainable Development Goals Indicators" shows that the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15 or older subjected to physical, sexual or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months is 16.7. The data is broken down further, with the proportions experiencing physical violence, sexual violence, and psychological violence being 5.5, 0.7, and 14.1, respectively (xxix). "Among women age 15-49, 17% have experienced physical violence and 11% have experienced sexual violence. Four percent of women have experienced physical violence during a pregnancy" (219). "Twenty-four percent of ever-married women age 15-49 have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence from their current or...more
March 23, 2020, 4:38 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DV-DATA-1

A 2011 United Nations report rated New Zealand as one of the worst countries for domestic violence among 22 developed nations (para 4).
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Partners commit approximately 23 per cent of sexual abuse cases." (para 50). "The growing general awareness is also confirmed by the significant increase in the request for precautionary measures (with a total of 30 per cent) for: domestic violence…" (para 58).
Feb. 8, 2020, 7:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Respondents are asked if they agree that a husband is justified in hitting or beating his wife under each of the following five circumstances: she burns the food, she argues with him, she goes out without telling him, she neglects the children, and she refuses to have sex with him. If respondents answer “yes” in at least one circumstance, they are considered to have attitudes justifying wife beating. Overall, 6% of women and 9% of men age 15-49 agree that a husband is justified in beating his wife in at least one of the five specified circumstances. Among both women and men, neglecting the children is the most acceptable reason...more
Feb. 5, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"29% of women age 15-49 experienced physical violence within the 12 months preceding the survey" (pg 299). " 33% of all ever-married women experienced spousal physical violence within the 12 months preceding the survey" (pg 299). "Fourteen percent of women with more than secondary education experienced physical violence in the 12 months preceding the survey, and the percent steadily increases to a high of 40% among women with no education having experienced physical violence in the 12 months preceding the survey" (pg 300). As education increases physical violence also decreases (MM - CODER COMMENT) "Nineteen percent of never-married women, 40% of currently married women, and 42% of divorced, separated, or...more
Jan. 22, 2020, 11:18 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Sister Namibia, a local women's rights organisation, says... one out of five [women] is in an abusive relationship" (para 13).
Jan. 2, 2020, 3:58 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence related killings have soared to a five-year high, new figures have revealed. Data obtained from the 43 police forces in Britain reveal that there were 173 domestic violence victims last year. The number has risen from 141 in 2017, 139 in 2016, 160 in 2015 and 165 in 2014, the statistics show. The numbers were not broken down by gender. However, analysis of recent data from the Office for National Statistics showed that around three-quarters of victims are women" (para 1-4).
Jan. 2, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Nearly one-third of Russia’s population has come face-to-face with domestic violence in their own families or among acquaintances, according to an independent survey published Friday" (para 1). "Official estimates say [domestic violence] happens to one in five women" (para 2). "According to the Levada Center polling agency, 31% of Russian respondents have encountered domestic violence — either in their social circles (19%), between their parents (7%) or in their own families (5%). 'Given the sensitivity of the topic of [domestic] violence in an interview setting, we can assume that the share may be higher in both cases,' Levada said, referring to the 5% and 7% responses. More than two-thirds (68%)...more
Dec. 16, 2019, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The national average for gendered violence stood at 54.4% at the time of the survey" (para 5). "Surprisingly, perhaps, the survey’s findings established that domestic violence is more pervasive in urban settings, with 55.8% women reported to have experienced it in some form—pointed or more subtle— between January and March. The figure stood at the slightly lower 51.6% for women in rural, remote zones. The survey predictably found that women aged 25-29 are the biggest victims of the bleak practice. 59.8% of women in that age category are said to have encountered gender-based violence in the past twelve months" (para 6-7).
Dec. 14, 2019, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"…most women are killed by lovers, family members, husbands or partners--men angered by women acting independently, enraged by jealousy, or, like Gehovany, driven by a deeply ingrained sense of control over women's lives" (para 28). "Domestic abuse is the most common crime here. Of the several dozen complaints the Jalapa authorities receive each week, about half involve violence against women. 'It's like our daily bread,' said Dora Elizabeth Monson, the prosecutor for women's issues in Jalapa. 'Women recieve it morning, afternoon and night'" (para 49-50). "Across Guatemala, complaints of domestic violence have skyrocketed as more women come forward to report abuse. Every week, it seems, a new, gruesome case emerges...more
Dec. 14, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Despite the Franco regime ending more than 40 years ago, an intensely macho culture still pervades modern Spain--between 2016 and 2017 there was an 18% rise in domestic violence perpetrated against women" (para 5).
Dec. 14, 2019, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"So far this year, 42 women have been murdered in domestic violence attacks and 32 children left motherless. Since the government began recording such murders in 2003, 1,017 women have been killed by their current or former partners" (para 4).
Dec. 14, 2019, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"He says he is aware of around 2,100 women in Baghpat district alone in such [polyandrous] unions and the majority are enduring horrific physical and sexual abuse" (para 15). "Shakuntala* was also forced into a polyandrous marriage with two brothers in a Baghpat village. 'We would fight a lot,' she recalls, 'he would hit me really bad'" (para 54-55).
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:22 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"A study issued in January by UN Women and the nongovernmental gender equality group Promundo found that 80 percent of Afghan women have experienced domestic physical violence" (para. 26).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2, DV-DATA-1

"TrustLaw, part of the Thomson Reuters Legal Foundation, determined in a 2011 survey that 'Somalia was the fifth worst place in the world to be a woman,' due to risk of female genital mutilation and domestic violence. Indeed, the minister for development and social affairs at the time, Maryan Qasim, told The Guardian that she was surprised that Somalia was not in first place, because for women it is 'a living hell' (3).
Dec. 6, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Over 263,000 women suffered serious injuries at the hands of their partner, according to the study, which was based on governmental data" (para 5).
Nov. 14, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"During the first half of the year, police identified 964 cases of alleged domestic violence… During 2016, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 2,505 interagency teams operated around the country, assisting more than 180,000 persons" (18).
Oct. 25, 2019, 9:36 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Women’s rights groups and human rights organizations reported domestic violence against women remained commonplace" (18).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"No statistics were publicly available on prosecutions, convictions, or punishments during the year" (20).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence against women remained a serious and widespread problem... From January to June, the Department of Social Welfare assisted 199,218 women categorized as 'women in especially difficult circumstances.' Of these, the great majority of cases involved physical, psychological, and sexual abuse… As of June the PNP reported 15,742 cases of domestic violence against women and children" (25). "From January to June, Department of Welfare offices served 2,396 victims of child abuse, 69 percent of whom were girls" (27).