The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for DV-DATA-1

June 14, 2019, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2, DV-DATA-1

"In May humanitarian aid organization World Vision India conducted a survey of 45,844 children between the ages of 12 and 18 across 26 states and found that one in every two children was a victim of sexual abuse. The Counsel to Secure Justice reported nearly 30 percent of child sexual abuse cases involved incest and 99 percent of overall child sexual abuse cases were not reported. The government sponsored a toll-free 24-hour helpline for children in distress working with 640 partners in 402 locations" (42).
June 14, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence remained widespread, and many considered it socially acceptable. CLEEN Foundation’s National Crime Victimization and Safety Survey for 2013 reported that 30 percent of male and female respondents countrywide claimed to have been victims of domestic violence. Police often refused to intervene in domestic disputes or blamed the victim for provoking the abuse. In rural areas courts and police were reluctant to intervene to protect women who formally accused their husbands of abuse if the level of alleged abuse did not exceed local customary norms. In 2014 NGOs highlighted the death sentence handed down to Akolade Arowolo, a man who stabbed his wife to death in Lagos in 2011...more
June 11, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"There was no confirmed information on the incidence of rape or domestic violence [in Tibet]" (90).
June 10, 2019, 6:48 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In Ghana, where 45 per cent of women experience domestic violence, the Ghana Legal Assistance Network have welcomed the campaign's focus" (para 12).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
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. Respondents who answer 'yes' in at least one circumstance are considered to have attitudes that justify wife beating... Sixteen percent of women and 13% of men believe that a husband is justified in beating his wife for at least one of five specified circumstances (Tables 16.10.1 and 16.10.2, Figure 16.6)" (257-258). "Forty-two percent of ever-married women have experienced spousal violence....more
June 10, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, LRCM-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"A 2016 Asia Foundation study found that 59 percent of girls and women between 15 and 49 years old had experienced sexual or physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner and that 14 percent of girls and women had been raped by someone other than a partner" (p. 12).
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-DATA-1

"The government did not effectively enforce the law against rape, and violence against women was widespread" (30).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 12 women died as a result of domestic violence" (33). "The Ministry reported it opened 2,248 cases of domestic violence through December" (33).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to physical, sexual or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months… Physical violence 3.5% … Sexual violence 0.3%" (xxi). "Among ever-married women age 15-49, 14 percent report having experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence from their spouse, and 8 percent report experiencing such violence in the past 12 months. Among ever-married women who have experienced spousal violence (physical or sexual), 40 percent reported experiencing physical injuries" (211). "The main controlling behaviors women experienced from their husbands were that the husband insisted on knowing where they were at all times (38 percent),...more
June 4, 2019, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Labor, Civil Service, and Social Affairs’ Social Promotion Center in Aplahoue, in the southeast, reported that it addressed 148 gender-based violence cases during the first half of the year" (p. 14).
May 29, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"As of mid-September, authorities had received reports of 99 criminal acts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 15 and investigated 76 cases of child sexual exploitation involving pornographic photographs and videos disseminated on the Internet, compared with 77 such investigations in all of 2016" (p. 13).
May 29, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"There were 900 cases of domestic violence and 369 cases of parental negligence and child abuse" (p. 13).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2015, the most recent year data were available, the Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth, and Family Affairs initiated 43,681 investigations of alleged child abuse and completed 44,100. By the end of 2015, approximately 36,800 children received assistance from the Child Welfare Services, of whom 21,950 received in-home assistance, while 14,850 were removed from their family home" (p. 11).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Victims rarely reported domestic abuse to police. Spousal abuse generally was undocumented, but women’s groups asserted that physical, emotional, and sexual abuse within marriage was widespread" (35). "Due to social pressures, authorities expected an abused woman to take her complaint to a male relative, rather than to authorities, to intercede on her behalf or provide sanctuary. For these social reasons, as well as the corruption and inefficiency of the justice system, criminal proceedings in cases of domestic abuse were rare" (35).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2016 the Child Protection Service of Appogg, the social welfare services arm of the Ministry for the Family and Children’s Rights, received 790 referrals of possibly abused children, compared with 874 in 2015. The service’s caseload for 2016 was 1,313, down from 1,607 the previous year, and included 596 new and reopened cases. Through September, six persons were convicted of the sexual abuse of minors. Between January and August, police received 47 reports of child abuse" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Through August, 845 persons were arraigned on domestic violence charges. Several cases were still pending" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Department of Statistics stated that 2,474 children allegedly suffered violence in 2016. The children’s rights ombudsman reported receiving 201 complaints in the first eight months of the year" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In the first eight months of the year, police received 23,026 domestic violence calls and started 6,150 pretrial investigations, 30 of which were for killings, including of three infants" (p. 11).
May 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan

"In the last week of March, news outlets and social media focused on egregious cases of violence against women: A Christian woman was kidnapped, forcibly converted and raped. A husband beat his wife and shaved her head when she refused to dance for his friends. Another woman was beaten and kept in chains by her husband. April brought even worse: news of one man cutting his divorced wife’s tongue off, and another arrested for kidnapping his 14-year-old niece in order to traffic and sell her in Karachi" (Para 5-6).
May 21, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"NGOs estimated that 40,000 children experienced some form of violence each year. According to police and the Ministry of Interior, there were 259 cases filed in the first six months of the year, including for sexual abuse and commercial sex exploitation. Nine children died due to abuse or mistreatment in 2016. The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs reported that in 2016 authorities removed 892 children from families and placed them in children’s homes due to abuse or mistreatment" (p. 13).
May 16, 2019, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Last year IKWRO received calls from 2500 women, girls and professionals and assisted 800 women through intensive one-to-one casework." (para. 1).
May 16, 2019, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"A 2016 survey on gender-based violence found that 77 per cent of Irishmen regarded domestic violence against women as either 'fairly' or 'very' common in their country." (para 4). "One in four said they had at least one person in their family or circle of friends who had been a victim of any form of domestic violence." (para 4). "However, in a seperate survey of women only, more than 40 per cent reported knowing a victim of domestic violence in their family or circle of friends." (para 6).
May 15, 2019, 7:58 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

"Local and international NGOs reported violence against women, including domestic violence and rape, was common. Rape and domestic violence were likely underreported due to the victims’ fear of reprisal by perpetrators, discrimination from the community, and their distrust of the judiciary system" (25).
May 11, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Fiji

"Rape (including spousal rape), domestic abuse, incest, and indecent assault were significant problems" (15).
May 10, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"One in 10 women (11%) agree that wife beating is justified under at least one specific circumstance (Table 14.8). Among the five reasons presented to respondents, the wife neglecting the children was reported as the most common circumstance justifying wife beating (9%), followed by the wife going out without telling her husband (3%)" (205). "Among ever-married women who have experienced physical violence, the most common perpetrators of violence were the current husband/partner (48%) and a former husband/partner (25%). Among nevermarried women, the most common perpetrators were mothers/stepmothers (26%) and fathers/stepfathers (25%) (Table 15.2)" (221). "Marital controlling behaviors are important early warning signs and correlates of violence in a relationship. Because...more
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"The main finding was that across class, ethnic, religious belief and socio-economic status, 3 in every 5 women experience physical violence by an intimate partner; 1 in every 2 women were sexually abused by an intimate partner at some point in their lives and about 3 in every 4 women has been emotionally abused by their spouse or partner" (24).
May 7, 2019, 11:16 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to the PA’s Central Bureau of Statistics, domestic violence, especially psychological violence, was common in the West Bank and Gaza" (104).
May 4, 2019, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Of 192 reported cases of child sexual abuse, only 22 criminal cases were formally opened for further investigation" (p. 16).
May 4, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"As of September the Attorney General’s Office reported 13 killings of women in domestic violence-related crimes" (p. 14).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"To ascertain the level of exposure to intimate partner violence among women, they were asked if they had ever had a husband or a boyfriend that slapped her, hit her with his fists, kicked her, or did anything to hurt her physically. Three percent of women report having suffered some form of intimate partner violence at some point in their life, 2% experienced such violence in the 12 months preceding the survey, and 1% report having injuries as a result of the aggression" (260). "Few women believe that a husband is justified to hit his wife under any circumstance. The proportion of women who believe it is justified for a...more