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Latest items for DV-DATA-1

July 18, 2018, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"As of October the PNP reported 26,819 cases of domestic violence against women and children" (25).
July 18, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence, especially wife beating, was common, although women seldom discussed the problem openly, and victims rarely sought legal recourse" (16).
July 17, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence against women remained widespread. According to local media reports, there were 23,659 reported instances of domestic violence in 2014. According to the World Bank’s 2012 World Development Report, 54 percent of all women reported being victims of sexual or physical abuse" (15).
July 17, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence against women and girls remained a serious problem. There was much anecdotal evidence that physical and verbal abuse was common. Violence against women and girls was believed to be one of the major factors responsible for women’s relative poor health, livelihood insecurity, and inadequate social mobilization" (26).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Committee remains concerned, however, about: (a) The high prevalence of domestic violence against women, including psychological, physical and sexual violence" (page 7).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"At the health services, according to 2012 data, 522 cases were investigated; out of 200 women over 15 years of age, 4.090 (0.8 per cent) were found to be current or former DV victims. Of that total, 1.711 women were directed to the DV referral teams" (page 13). "Domestic violence indicators: (a) Number prosecuted for homicide: 104; (b) Rate of femicide or violent deaths of women per 100,000 women: 2.85; (c) Number prosecuted for femicide: 19 (Source: Observatory of Violence and criminality of the Ministry of the Interior, from 1/04/13 to 31/03/14) (Tables 10;) 10.1; 10.2); (d) Number of complaints of violence against women divided by the total female population:...more
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Committee expresses deep concern about: (a) The high prevalence of violence against women, in particular sexual and domestic violence" (page 7). "The Committee is deeply concerned at reports that older women are subjected to violence, including intimidation, isolation, abuse and killings, because they are suspected of practising witchcraft" (page 15).
June 26, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Violence against women continued to be a severe problem...Studies reported that domestic violence was widespread" (12).
June 26, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"...domestic violence was widespread" (1). "Domestic violence remained a pervasive problem in the country. The NGO Human Rights Monitoring Group contended that one in three women suffered from physical, psychological, or sexual abuse...The national government fully funded two others. One of the latter, the Shelter for Children and Mothers, located in Vilnius, assisted more than 100 victims of domestic violence and human trafficking during the year" (13).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Older women in New Zealand . . . are more often subject to elder abuse both by carers and family members. Two thirds of abused older people are women" (page 24, 29). "It is estimated that 26.1 per cent of New Zealand women have experienced one or more violent offences by a partner . . . There has been a statistically significant decline in the annual prevalence rate of both partner violence against women and sexual violence against women since 2005, when the New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey (NZCASS) was first conducted by MOJ. The annual rate of partner violence offences against women decreased from 8.6 per cent in...more
June 25, 2018, 9 p.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"Human rights problems reported during the year included cases of domestic violence, primarily against women, and trafficking of women, men, and children for sexual and labor exploitation" (1).
June 25, 2018, 8:57 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence resulted in the deaths of 23 individuals in 2014. In 2014 police registered 15,650 cases linked to domestic violence or domestic abuse" (14).
June 25, 2018, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"NGOs estimated 25 percent of women were in abusive relationships, but few reported it. The 2015 Southern African Development Community Gender Protocol Gender Barometer (a survey compiled by Gender Links) found 77 percent of women in Limpopo Province, 51 percent of women in Gauteng Province, 39 percent of women in Western Cape Province, and 37 percent of women in KwaZulu-Natal Province reported they experienced some form of gender-based violence. TCC counselors also alleged that doctors, police officers, and judges often treated abused women poorly" (32).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

The high prevalence of gender-based violence against women and girls, in particular domestic violence and sexual violence" (6). The report does not give a specific statistic, but indicates that rates are high (AA-CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Committee . . . Is also concerned about the persistence of systematic and widespread gender-based violence against women in the State party, including sexual violence, psychological violence and deprivation of access to essential goods, against women in the private sphere, and notes with concern: (a) That a large number of women are murdered by their intimate or former intimate partners or husbands or members of their families" (page 8).
June 6, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to Amnesty International, approximately two-thirds of women in the country were struck by their partners, with the number approaching 100 percent in parts of the Highlands" (15).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Data on prosecutions, convictions, and prison sentences for rape and domestic violence crimes were unavailable" (20).
June 3, 2018, 5:28 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The government does not gather comprehensive data on domestic violence, but 2013 statistics from the Ministry of Internal Affairs showed that, while women were the victims of 43 percent of all crimes, they were the victims of crimes committed in the home (63 percent), among family members (73 percent), and by a spouse (91 percent) at disproportionately high rates. In a poll conducted in March in the Karelian republic, more than half the respondents indicated they had heard of recent cases or had personally been the victim of domestic violence. Respondents’ references to domestic violence included cases of physical (35 percent), psychological (37 percent), and sexual (3 percent) abuse. The...more
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The government reported that spouses killed 118 women and 23 men in domestic violence cases in 2014, a 3.5 percent decrease from 2013. The ONDRP estimated that 216,000 women between the ages of 18 and 75 residing in the country were victims of physical and sexual domestic violence in metropolitan France in 2010- 13" (6).
May 31, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Experience of violence from anyone: Forty percent of women age 15-49 have ever experienced physical violence, and 17% have ever experienced sexual violence. Although experience of violence is higher among married women, particularly formerly married women, 16% of never-married women have also ever experienced physical violence and 9% have ever experienced sexual violence. Marital control: Nearly three quarters of ever-married women experienced marital control by their husbands/partners, including 29% whose husband/partner demonstrated at least three of the five specified behaviours. Spousal violence: Half of all ever-married women have ever experienced spousal violence, most commonly physical violence (39%) and emotional violence (36%); 14% have experienced sexual violence. Change over time: There...more
May 29, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Although statistics were unavailable, incidents of domestic violence appeared to be common, and police confirmed that they received domestic violence complaints every week. In September the local press published an article reporting that the police had received over 400 reports of domestic violence in 2014 and that 500 reports were received between January-August 2015. Police believed the increase was likely due to increased awareness because of community policing outreach and education efforts. " (10).
May 29, 2018, 7:51 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"...during the year an international NGO working in Vientiane assisted 1,961 children and youth, many of them victims of domestic violence, sex tourism, and trafficking" (21).
May 13, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan

"The AIHRC reported 2,621 cases of violence against women from January through August, including nine killings, 79 cases of sexual violence, 34 sexual harassment cases, 733 beatings, and 44 forced engagements or marriages. Because of the security situation in the country, large numbers of violent crimes committed against women were unreported" (para 33).
May 5, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"It notes that, during the period from 2008 to 2011, the first national survey on the extent of and responsiveness to violence in the domestic sphere and in partnerships was conducted. The survey showed that the number of cases of domestic violence detected, identified and processed by the authorities had increased in recent years" (5). "The Committee, however, notes with concern...The limited access to comprehensive disaggregated data on complaints, investigations, prosecutions and convictions in cases of violence against women, including domestic and sexual violence" (6).
May 4, 2018, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Finland, Sweden
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"While gender equality is a fundamental value in Nordic nations, the rates of violence against women are much higher than in other parts of Europe. The average rate of lifetime prevalence of violence against women perpetrated by partners in the European Union is 22 percent, but Denmark’s average is 32 percent, Finland 30 percent and Sweden 28 percent. The rates are also high in Nordic countries for violence against women by non-partners. Meanwhile, EU members Portugal, Italy and Greece, which all trail far behind the Nordic nations in gender equality, have much lower rates of IPV against women" (pp 5)
May 4, 2018, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"Women made up 86 percent of all violent crime victims in 2013, according to police data (most violent crime is sexual in nature, and women suffer disproportionately from sexual crimes). Women aren’t safe at home, either: Reports of violence against women perpetrated by their husbands have been rising in recent years" (pp 9)
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In Australia, around one in three women have experienced physical violence since the age of 15, and around one in five women experience sexual violence. Indigenous women are 34 times more likely to be hospitalised due to family violence related assaults than other Australian women. In 2008–09, it was estimated that domestic violence and sexual assault perpetrated against women in Australia cost AUD $13.6 billion each year and, if no action was taken, the figure was likely to rise to AUD $15.6 billion by 2021–22" (Pg 43). "The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that between 55 per cent and 70 per cent of women who have experienced violence are currently...more
May 1, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2014, 4.1% of Egyptian women have been subject to sexual violence from their husbands, and 25.2% have suffered physical violence at the hands of their husbands" (para 16).
April 23, 2018, 7:43 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence against women was common. A February 2014 report of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism documented 192,000 domestic violence cases between 2009 and mid-2013, of which 136,700 cases involved violence primarily against female spouses, while more than 19,700 cases involved the elderly, and more than 27,800 involved children. In November, NGOs released two surveys on violence against women and girls. One survey reported 58 percent of married women had suffered physical or sexual abuse at least once in their lives, typically from a male partner or member of the family" (39).
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Currently, prevalence of domestic violence is extremely high and costing the country almost $1billion since 2011" (4).