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Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The majority of women (92%) believe that a man is justified in beating his wife for at least one of the cited reasons. Two out of three men share this opinion" (page 229). "Approximately two women out of five (39%) thing that for at least one of the cited reasons (burning food, arguing with her husband, going out without telling her husband, neglecting the children, refusing sex) a man is justified in beating his wife or partner. This proportion varies mainly with age, employment, level of education, and socioeconomic status of the household. In effect, we see that this opinion is most widespread among youth (43% at 15-19 years and...more
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"During 2014 the National Commission on Violence Against Women recorded 293,220 reports of violence against women. Domestic violence was the most common form of violence against women. Social pressure deterred many women from reporting domestic violence, and most NGOs working on women’s issues believed the real figure was higher than the available official statistics" (para 145). "Between January and June, the National Commission on Child Protection received 816 reports of child abuse, 441 of which related to sexual abuse" (para 163)
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Dareen Salhieh, chief prosecutor of the Family Protection Unit in the Public Prosecution, said that they conducted gender-sensitive training for the police and prosecutors in the West Bank, who then investigated and referred cases of killings of women by their husbands or families to courts" (para 9). "Since 2006, when Human Rights Watch reported on the inadequate response to domestic violence in Palestine, the Palestinian Authority has taken some positive steps in the West Bank by creating specialized Family Protection Units in police stations and family protection prosecutorial units" (para 15). "Palestinian authorities are considering a draft Family Protection Law that would remedy this if amended in line with international...more
Oct. 12, 2018, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"It also set off a nationwide debate about domestic abuse in Brazil, where almost a third of women say they have suffered violence. According to a 2017 nationwide survey, over half of the attackers were current or former partners" (para 5). "The first issue is that only a quarter of women who suffer violence report it to the police" (para 16).
Oct. 12, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-DATA-1

" The Chinese government estimated that 1 in 4 married women experience domestic violence in the country, according to the Washington Post. Sadly, the rates of domestic violence could be even higher" (para 7).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Based on the estimates of the United Nations Population Fund, 87% of Afghan women have been victims of at least one form of physical, sexual or psychological violence, and 62% have experienced multiple forms of abuse" (para 14).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The National Institute of Statistics (INE) reported that as of 2012, 21 percent of women had suffered psychological violence perpetrated by their spouse or partner, 10 percent had experienced physical violence, and 3 percent had been victims of sexual violence. Other sources reported higher estimates, with anecdotal information implying much higher rates than those reported by INE. CONADEH reported that in 2014, of the 4,000 complaints received for violations of women’s rights, 62 percent were for domestic violence" (para 103)
Oct. 2, 2018, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Bolivia has the highest rate of violence carried out by partners against women in Latin America" (para 3). "According to the UN, 35 percent of women are victims of violence at some point in their lives globally... In Bolivia, however, the number is a staggering 90 percent" (para 4-5). "In October 2015, the Attorney General's Office registered 32,999 cases of domestic violence against women. Other numbers suggest that the problem is bigger. The World Health Organization reported that 53 percent of Bolivian women have been affected by some form of domestic violence. According to the Ministry for Equal Rights in Bolivia, nine out of 10 Bolivian women are victims of...more
Sept. 26, 2018, 11:01 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Attempts at reform, like the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) law, have been met with significant protests. The EVAW law, which was signed by then President Hamid Karzai in 2009, criminalizes acts of violence against women – ranging from denial of inheritance to forced marriage and rape. However, it has yet to be approved by the Afghan parliament" (para 5).
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to UNAMI’s 2013 Women in Iraq Factsheet, 46 percent of married women reported spousal violence, and 38 percent of women reported experiencing sexual violence by their husband at least once monthly" (para 238). "Minority Rights Group International, an EU-funded human rights organization, noted that the Ministry of Interior Family Protection Units, responsible for receiving complaints about domestic violence, recorded a total of 22,442 cases of family violence across the country between 2010 and November 2014, the latest statistics available" (para 240). "In December 2014 the Ministry of Interior, in collaboration with the Ministry of State for Women’s Affairs and the UN Development Program, established the first national database for...more
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"As of September, 161 cases of domestic violence against women were reported to the MPS. The MPS forwarded 17 of these cases to the Prosecutor General’s Office for prosecution, two of which led to convictions" (18).
Sept. 12, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence was reportedly commonplace, but such cases rarely were reported or brought to trial" (para 105)
Sept. 10, 2018, 5:07 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to the government’s Delegate for Gender Violence, by June 30 partners or former partners killed 17 women. The delegate noted that only three of the women killed had reported abuse prior to their deaths. According to the General Council of the Judiciary, of the 45,955 cases of gender violence prosecuted in 2014, 28,075 resulted in guilty verdicts (67 percent of the total)" (11).
Sept. 6, 2018, 9 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Women and girls who dare report sexual abuse, rape and beatings by so-called loved ones are routinely failed by the deep-seated machismo that pervades public institutions" (para 35). "An average of 10 women have been murdered each week in Honduras over the past decade. Domestic and sexual violence cases are handled with 'systematic indifference of the police,' according to the UN’s Human Right Council" (para 46)
Sept. 6, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Nieto, 41, fled Guatemala with her youngest son last summer after surviving years of sexual, physical and emotional abuse from her husband, who she married at the age of 12" (para 2). "In Guatemala, almost 10 women in every 100,000 are killed. In 2015, 854 women or 16 per week were murdered, in a country of 15 million people" (para 32). "Women and girls who dare report sexual abuse, rape and beatings by so-called loved ones are routinely failed by the deep-seated machismo that pervades public institutions" (para 35)
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The main human rights problems were domestic violence against women and children, particularly in indigenous communities…" (1). "The ABS reported that during 2014 police recorded 20,677 cases of sexual assault, of which 80 percent of the victims were women. Two-thirds of sexual assaults occurred in a residential location. As of mid-September, 63 women and children died as a result of domestic violence" (14).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"As of October the PNP reported 26,819 cases of domestic violence against women and children" (25).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The most widespread human rights problems in the country [included]...gender-based violence, including rape, domestic violence, and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)" (1). "Domestic violence against women remained widespread" (20). "In 2014 a biannual report issued by the Legal and Human Rights Center (LHRC) stated there were 2,878 reported incidents of rape and 3,633 other reported cases of abuse of women and children from January to June 2014, although these crimes were probably significantly underreported. The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization identified the main forms of gender-based violence as wifebeating (30 percent of cases), defilement (25 percent), rape (20 percent), sexual exploitation (13 percent), and marital rape (12 percent)....more
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Public Health reported that from October 2014 to September, 13,265 women older than 18 years reported abuse and sought assistance from the ministry’s one-stop crisis centers (OSCCs), which provide information and services to victims. Of these victims 67 percent reported physical abuse, and 22 percent reported sexual abuse" (35). "The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, which collects data on victims who seek legal assistance under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act, reported 294 cases of domestic violence nationwide as of September, compared with 233 cases reported during the first eight months of 2014. In 69 cases the victim pursued criminal charges, while in 117 cases the...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"While reliable national statistics were not available, women’s groups estimated that as many as 50 percent of all women suffered abuse" (13).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to local media, the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children dealt with 453 cases of domestic abuse at a shelter in Dubai during the first half of the year, an increase above 2014 attributed to increased awareness of domestic violence problems and avenues available for victims to seek help" (21).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence against women remained a serious problem. Spousal abuse was common. Advocacy groups asserted the percentage of women subjected to physical violence or psychological abuse at home remained high" (38). "According to the Ministry for Social Policy, police issued almost 41,000 domestic violence warnings and protection orders during a six-month period. According to the ministry, approximately 68,000 persons were under police monitoring in connection with domestic violence...According to the Ministry of Social Policy, as of July 1, government centers provided domestic violence-related services, in the form of social-psychological assistance, to 285 families with children and 3,868 individuals. Social services centers monitored 4,000 families in matters related to domestic violence...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Violence against women, particularly domestic violence, was common, although no accurate statistics existed" (10). "During the year the Family Protection Unit at police headquarters in Port Vila issued 302 protection orders" (10). The amount of protection orders issued can help give a sense of the prevelance of domestic violence (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The attorney general announced that 59,211 domestic violence complaints were filed from January to September 10, while for the period ending June 15, a Public Ministry official, citing TSJ data, stated that of those complaints, only 1,138 domestic violence charges were filed" (30).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"[The Committee] is concerned about: ...The lack of systematic collection of comprehensive data on violence against women" (5).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:39 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"A local NGO, Musasa Project, which provides emergency shelter and related services for women, handled a monthly average of 1,684 cases of violence against women. Musasa reported that 77 percent of their clients were girls under age 18" (33).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:29 a.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).