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Latest items for DV-DATA-1

Jan. 12, 2018, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2014, sexual violence at the hands of their husbands affected 4.1% of Egyptian women, 25.2% experienced physical violence from their husbands and the percentage of females ages 20-29 who married before the age of 18 was 18%" (para 9).
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Fifty-one percent of women and 49% of men believe that a husband is justified in beating his wife in at least one of five specified situations" (241). "More than one-fifth of ever-married women (21%) have experienced spousal physical, sexual, or emotional violence, and 15% experienced such violence in the 12 months preceding the survey" (265). "Fifteen percent of women reported having ever experienced spousal physical violence, and 10% reported having experienced such violence in the past 12 months" (265).
Jan. 8, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: DV-DATA-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Vijil explains in a phone interview from the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, these and other issues - such as rampant domestic violence and gender discrimination in education - have long been ignored" (para 10).
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"On the other hand, girls in rundown districts after a certain age would have to wear the hijab as per communal traditions. If not, she could suffer dire consequences in school, at home, or in the street"(4)
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The law criminalizes domestic abuse and family violence with prison terms of two to four years and makes domestic violence an aggravating circumstance in homicide cases. It also mandates education and violence prevention measures, as well as a host of victim support services, but the government did not implement the law effectively"(16). "Domestic violence continued to be a serious and underreported problem. Statistics varied widely between reporting authorities. The Integrated National System for Criminal Statistics (SIEC) reported an average of 1,500 domestic violence cases per month nationwide, an increase of 11 percent from 2014. Through October, 25 women and one man were reported killed by their domestic partners or their ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 7:42 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"An estimated 53 percent of men in 2016 are willing to use violence against their wives in case of disobedience, where 32 percent have already used physical abuse against their wives, according to a study conducted by researcher Norah Al-Musaed" (para 10).
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"To escape an abusive marriage, wida Saghari struggled for five years to finalize a divorce" (para 1).
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2010, Tunisia’s National Board for Family and Population conducted a survey concerning the prevalence of domestic violence, and they found that 47.6 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 64 had experienced at least one episode of domestic violence in their lives" (para 4).
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"A 2009 survey conducted by the Moroccan High Commission for Planning found that among women aged 18-65, 62.8 percent reported experiencing domestic violence" (para 8).
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DV-DATA-1

At 10:57 a woman interviewed says "The government says that taking and giving dowry is illegal but people don’t care. Because of the dowry they don’t care about the life of the bride. Some even get killed because of the dowry" (ENB-Coder Comment). A woman interviewed at 11:15 says "Without the dowry the husband will torture the wife…torture us. You get the dowry, and if you can’t, you go back to your father’s house" (ENB-Coder Comment).At 15:53 of the video the narrator says "The night before we met Brishti, she was molested by the man living in the room next to hers. The neighbours blamed her for the attack. She ...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Between July 1, 2004 and June 30, 2014, Victoria Police recorded 403,991 family violence incidents against 197,822 offenders" (para 4)."Though they only represented 9 per cent of all unique perpetrators, the 16,914 recidivist perpetrators who were recorded for five or more incidents accounted for 34 per cent of all incidents," the report notes" (para 8). "In 65 per cent of incidents where a relationship was recorded, the violence occurred between current or former partners. In the other 35 per cent, another family member - perhaps a child - bore the brunt" (para 11). "Scanning five years of emergency department data from 2009, the commission could trace common injury patterns - ...more
Dec. 7, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Violence against women has reached extremely high levels in Turkey" (para 8). "Given the surmounting difficulties of the Turkish patriarchal family and social structure battling . . . domestic violence and abuse, the issue is no longer divorce or preserving family but purely survival for women and minors" (para 15).
Nov. 30, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The man beat me up, he tortured me, even to make love with him, because I did not want him! He kept beating me" (para 4).
Nov. 30, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Nasima said that her in-laws treated her cruelly and her husband beat her every day" (para 12).
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The program [ Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program] (i) ensures that bank accounts are opened in women’s names; (ii) supports training of women on citizenship and rights, domestic violence"(54)
Nov. 29, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Agarwal highlights work done in Andhra Pradesh in south India by the nongovernment organization (NGO) Deccan Development Society. Groups of 5–15 poor, low-caste women in a drought-prone region were able to lease or purchase land with the support of government schemes (Agarwal 2003). The women typically would not have been able to buy or cultivate land on an individual basis...Group members report improvement in family diets, healthcare and children’s education; a reduction in spousal desertion and violence; and enhanced social status in the community (Agarwal 2011, pp. 19–20)"(38-39)
Nov. 27, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Based on the research carried out at the national level, 4 in 7 research participants have faced various types of domestic violence (45 instances). This means every woman has experienced an average of almost 7 instances of domestic violence in her married life. 23.5% of women in the study indicated that they have been affected by domestic violence since the inception of their marriage. 52.7% of all respondents expressed that since the start of their marriage, they have faced verbal abuse. Next is physical violence of the second type which 37.8% of Iranian women experience in their marriage. 72.3% of women said they continue to face social, mental and educational ...more
Nov. 27, 2017, 2:59 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).
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).