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Latest items for DV-DATA-1

Dec. 7, 2019, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2, DV-DATA-1

"TrustLaw, part of the Thomson Reuters Legal Foundation, determined in a 2011 survey that 'Somalia was the fifth worst place in the world to be a woman,' due to risk of female genital mutilation and domestic violence. Indeed, the minister for development and social affairs at the time, Maryan Qasim, told The Guardian that she was surprised that Somalia was not in first place, because for women it is 'a living hell' (3).
Dec. 6, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Over 263,000 women suffered serious injuries at the hands of their partner, according to the study, which was based on governmental data" (para 5).
Nov. 14, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"During the first half of the year, police identified 964 cases of alleged domestic violence… During 2016, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 2,505 interagency teams operated around the country, assisting more than 180,000 persons" (18).
Oct. 25, 2019, 9:36 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Women’s rights groups and human rights organizations reported domestic violence against women remained commonplace" (18).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"No statistics were publicly available on prosecutions, convictions, or punishments during the year" (20).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence against women remained a serious and widespread problem... From January to June, the Department of Social Welfare assisted 199,218 women categorized as 'women in especially difficult circumstances.' Of these, the great majority of cases involved physical, psychological, and sexual abuse… As of June the PNP reported 15,742 cases of domestic violence against women and children" (25). "From January to June, Department of Welfare offices served 2,396 victims of child abuse, 69 percent of whom were girls" (27).
Sept. 5, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence against women, including rape and beatings, was widespread but rarely reported" (23).
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In Zimbabwe, 39 percent of women believe that a husband is justified in beating his wife for at least one of five specified circumstances (Table 15.7.1). The comparable figure among men is 33 percent (Table 15.7.2, Figure 15.5). In addition, for each of the specified circumstances, men were less likely as women to agree that wife beating was justified" (300). "Thirty-two percent of ever-married women have experienced spousal emotional violence; 24 percent experienced spousal emotional violence in the 12 months preceding the survey" (315). "Overall, 35 percent of ever-married women age 15-49 experienced physical or sexual violence from a spouse, and of these women, 37 percent reported experiencing physical injuries"...more
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"No reliable data were available on the extent of the problem. Women rarely filed official complaints" (page 9).
July 31, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Complainants claiming human rights violations generally sought assistance from the HRC or the NSHR, which either advocated on their behalf or provided courts with opinions on their cases. The HRC generally responded to complaints and could refer cases to the PPO; domestic violence cases were the most common" (20). Domestic violence typically implies a female victim (AMG-CODER COMMENT).
July 30, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"A 2012 government study showed that 23 percent of 13- to 15-year-old persons suffered physical abuse and 7 percent suffered sexual abuse. Domestic abuse carries basic penalties of three to eight years’ imprisonment. As of September, police reported 376 cases of domestic abuse of minors" (p. 15).
July 30, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"As of August police had identified 350 domestic violence cases, up from 284 during the same period in 2016" (p. 15).
July 30, 2019, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Survey data released in 2016 suggested 27.7 percent of women and 20 percent of men had experienced at least one type of domestic violence in the 12 months prior to the study" (p. 15).
July 24, 2019, 6:29 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2, DV-DATA-1

"Although the law prohibits violence against women, domestic violence was widespread. Police rarely intervened, and women had limited legal recourse" (page 16).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Eighty percent of women and 72% of men believe that a husband is justified in beating his wife in at least 1 of 5 specified circumstances, particularly if she goes out without telling her husband (67% and 61%, respectively)" (251). "Among ever-married women who had experienced spousal physical violence in the past 12 months, 26% reported experiencing physical injuries" (273). "Ever-married women who have experienced physical violence since age 15 most commonly report their husbands as perpetrators of the violence. Ninety-four percent of ever-married women who have experienced physical violence since age 15 reported their current husband as a perpetrator and 3% reported a former husband as a perpetrator. Other...more
July 19, 2019, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Violence against women, including spousal abuse, remained a serious and widespread problem both in rural and urban areas" (page 49). "Child abuse was a problem" (page 52).
July 19, 2019, 9:48 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1, DV-DATA-1

"The law prohibits rape, domestic abuse, and other forms of violence against women. A 2016 government survey found that one-third of women between the ages of 15 and 64 had experienced violence. Violence against women previously had been poorly documented and significantly underreported by the government. Domestic violence was the most common form of violence against women" (Pg 26).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Gambia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010 revealed that approximately 90 per cent of children between ages two and 14 were subjected to at least one form of psychological and/or physical abuse, while 18 percent were severely punished physically" (p. 14).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"A 2013 government report stated 50-60 percent of all women had experienced domestic violence" (p. 28).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to Amnesty International, approximately two-thirds of women have been struck by their partners" (p. 17). "In 2016 Save the Children released the results of a small-scale study showing that 70 percent of children faced physical or emotional violence and that 50 percent faced sexual violence or family violence in the home" (p. 19).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"Women who experienced intimate partner violence in the last 12 months, as a proportion of those who had ever experienced intimate partner violence, has reduced from 89 per cent in 2000 to 60 per cent 2014 (…) Violence against women remains prevalent as one in five ever-partnered women aged 15–64 has experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime, with eight per cent experiencing violence in the last 12 months" (37).
July 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"More than 80 percent of the victims of domestic violence registered by the police were women" (p. 9).
July 9, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Council against Family Violence reported that 19 women were killed in family violence through July" (page 22). "The Ministry of Justice reported that from June 1 until October 31, there were 17,000 cases of domestic violence reported, and courts issued 6,000 rulings to extend emergency measures, including removing the perpetrators of violence from family homes" (page 23). "According to media reports, children were victims of family and peer abuse, as well as cyber bullying and online harassment. According to UNICEF, one in three two-year-olds was beaten by his or her parents" (page 24).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Just under half (49%) of women age 15-49 agree with at least one justification for a husband hitting or beating his wife; 39% agree that beating is justified if she neglects the children, 30% agree that it is justified if she goes out without telling him, 26% agree that it is justified if she argues with him, 18% agree that it is justified if she refuses to have sex with him, and 14% agree that it is justified if she burns the food (Table 14.10.1 and Figure 14.4). A slightly smaller proportion of men age 15-49 (41%) agree with at least one reason; smaller proportions of men than women also...more
July 8, 2019, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

"According to the 2011 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), the most recent government report on maternal mortality, at least 27 percent of girls and women between ages 15 and 49 experienced some form of domestic violence during the year prior to the survey. The same survey showed at least 56 percent of married women reported having experienced some form of domestic violence during their marital life. According to a representative from the UPF’s child and family protection unit, victims often did not report domestic violence because society generally did not consider it a crime and police officers often did not consider it a serious offense. Local NGOs operated hotlines...more
July 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The actual incidence of domestic violence, which many citizens considered a normal part of life, was thought to be much higher than the number of cases reported" (page 15).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Family abuse occurred for 62 percent of children" (p. 33).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"NGOs estimated that more than 400 women died annually as a result of violence sustained from their spouses. Prosecutors reported a significantly smaller number, stating that 36 women died in 2016 as a result of domestic violence" (p. 31).
July 3, 2019, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Violence against women, including spousal abuse, remained a widespread problem. According to a survey conducted by the National Statistic Committee during the year, 19 percent of women between ages 15 and 49 reported they experienced physical violence since age 15. The highest incidence of domestic violence was reported in Sughd, where 22 percent of women reported suffering domestic violence. The lowest reported level of domestic violence was in the Districts of Republican Subordination around Dushanbe, where 13 percent of women reported suffering domestic violence. Women underreported violence against them due to fear of reprisal or inadequate response by police and the judiciary, resulting in virtual impunity for the perpetrators. Authorities...more
July 3, 2019, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Observers believed that child abuse was increasing, especially in schools . . . Child protection units in municipalities reported 104 cases of physical violence against children in 2016" (page 18).