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Latest items for DV-DATA-1

April 19, 2019, 10:23 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"As of October 13, the Attorney General’s Office reported 596 cases of child abuse" (p. 17).
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In FBIH the most pronounced measures imposed for acts of domestic violence were in 2014 prohibition of harassment or stalking on a victim of violence (144), in 2015 restraining order concerning the victim of violence (62) and in 2016 prohibition of harassment and stalking on the victim of violence (265), and 18 protective measures of temporary deprivation of liberty and retention. In the RS, from 2014 to 2016, there were total of 3,421 cases of domestic violence, social welfare centres registered total 3,736 cases, health institutions received total 1,047 reports, basic courts received total 2,149 and educational institutions received total 175 reports of domestic violence" (19-20). "In 2013, in cooperation...more
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2016 Telefono Azzurro, an NGO that advocates for children’s rights, received approximately 4,000 reports of child abuse" (p. 14).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"Between January and July, 50 women were killed by their partners" (p. 13).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Through September police received 421 reports of domestic abuse, down from 870 reports for the same period in 2016" (12). "Authorities reported an average of 20 requests per week for restraining orders, primarily from women seeking protection from abusive partners" (12).
April 16, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"It is particularly concerned by: (a) The prevalence of gender-based violence against women and girls and the low rate of reporting of such cases; (b) Reports that about 74 per cent of women believe that domestic violence is justified, notwithstanding the awareness programmes and activities undertaken by the State party" (5).
April 12, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"[Hong Kong] From January to June, police investigated 690 domestic violence-related cases . . . Activists reported domestic violence was more prevalent against ethnic minority women" (page 113). "[Hong Kong] From January through June, police received 437 reports of child abuse: 190 involved physical abuse (referring to victims younger than 14) and 247 involved sexual abuse (referring to victims younger than 17)" (page 114). "[Macau] Various NGOs and some government officials considered domestic violence against women to be a growing problem . . . There were 306 reported cases of domestic violence in the last six months of 2014 and the first six months of 2015" (page 134). "[Macau] One...more
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The number of substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect decreased by 10 percent from July 2016 to June. A disproportionately high number of reported cases of child abuse (more than 50 percent) involved Maori children" (p. 9).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"According to a 2016 government report, one in three women reported having experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime"(p. 8).
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DV-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"An August report by the CHRI referenced a study presented at the nongovernmental Imam Ali Foundation’s May conference in Tehran on violence against women in the country, according to which 32 percent of women in urban areas and 63 percent in rural areas had been victims of domestic violence. In March a government official was quoted saying that 11,000 cases of domestic abuse had been registered by the National Welfare Organization" (33).
April 9, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In April the NGO Gurises Unidos reported that 80 percent of child abuse occurred within the home" (p. 11).
April 9, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Interior reported 114 cases of rape and 13 cases of homicide due to domestic violence in 2014" (p. 10).
April 8, 2019, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2016 a total of 116 women and 79 children sought temporary lodging at the country’s shelter for women, mainly because of domestic violence" (p. 9).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Association for Victim Support reported 826 crimes against children under the age of 18 in 2016" (p. 12).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to preliminary data from nongovernmental organizations and media reports, in the first eight months of the year, there were 20 deaths related to domestic violence. Data showed 22 such deaths in 2016.According to data from the government’s Annual Internal Security Report, in 2016 there were 22,773 reports of domestic violence, a small increase from 2015" (p. 10).
April 5, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"A 2011 World Health Organization report revealed that... 64 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 49 regularly experienced violence in the home" (9). "The Family Protection Act requires that victims of domestic violence have access to counseling and medical services, legal support, and a safe place within the community if they cannot return home" (10).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Allegations of spousal abuse in civil courts handling family law cases reportedly were common" (13).
March 31, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The most significant human rights issues included...thousands of fatal incidents of domestic violence to which the government responded by reducing the penalty for domestic violence" (2). "Domestic violence remained a major problem" (46). "According to Ministry of Internal Affairs statistics cited by NGOs, approximately 12,000 women died annually from domestic violence in the country" (47).
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence, especially wife beating, was common, although victims rarely sought legal recourse" (para 83).
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to reports, at least one-quarter of families suffered from domestic violence, and more than 85 percent of the victims were women. In a 2013 UN report on domestic violence, 51.3 percent of male respondents admitted to having perpetrated physical or sexual partner violence. Another survey indicated that at least 40 percent of women, either married or in a relationship, had experienced physical or sexual abuse. Only 7 percent of women surveyed reported cases of domestic violence to the police, according to the 2014 All China Women’s Federation (ACWF) survey. A 2013 ACWF study noted that almost 30 percent of victims who did not report abuse believed that domestic violence...more
March 27, 2019, 7:30 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Minors accounted for 19.6 percent of all victims of assault offenses reported to police, according to Statistics Finland" (p. 11).
March 27, 2019, 6:35 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In February, UN Women reported approximately 32 percent of women in the kingdom experienced domestic violence in the course of their lifetime" (p.9).
March 25, 2019, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Woman and Children Protection Section (WACPS) of the LNP received reports on 560 cases of domestic violence between January and July, thought to reflect only a small fraction of the true number" (22).
March 22, 2019, 10:53 p.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2016 authorities prosecuted 135 cases of indecent assault and 106 cases of rape, representing increases compared with 2015. In 2016 police intervened 789 times in domestic violence situations, and prosecutors authorized 256 evictions as a result of these incidents. According to the public prosecutor’s office, domestic violence mostly occurs between married couples" (9).
March 22, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The first nationwide survey1 conducted in Cyprus in 2012 revealed that at least 28% of women in Cyprus have experienced some form of domestic violence: physical, sexual, social, economic or psychological" (15).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"As of July, 439 cases of domestic violence were reported to the MPS and 252 were reported directly to the Ministry of Gender and Family. The MPS forwarded nine of these cases to the Prosecutor General’s Office for prosecution, one of which led to a conviction" (22).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-DATA-1

"The law does not specifically prohibit domestic violence, and violence against women was extensive and generally went unpunished" (para 186).
March 19, 2019, 7:13 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to the Federal Office for Family and Civic Duties, approximately one in four women between the ages of 16 and 85 has been a victim of domestic violence at least once in her life" (p.17).
March 18, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Both government and NGO surveys indicated that it occurs in about approximately 50 percent of households" (17). "Domestic violence occurred in 45.6 percent of all families, according to 2015 statistics (the most recent available) from the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. The Women’s Human Rights Commission reported a higher 53.3 percent. According to an August report by the Women’s Human Rights Commission of Korea, the number of domestic violence cases reported to the emergency hotline for violence against women in 2015 increased by 15.6 percent from the same period in 2014. The number of cases of reported violence in nonmarital relationships increased by 31.7 percent" (18).more
March 18, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"123 women were killed by their male partner or former partner in 2016" (p. 17).