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Feb. 15, 2019, 11:45 a.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).
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence against women, including spousal abuse, was prevalent. Most cases went unreported . . . The governmental Planning and Statistics Unit, established to track prosecutions, did not produce reliable statistics" (page 20). "Citizens typically did not report child abuse, but according to UNICEF, approximately 91 percent of children reported being victims of physical abuse" (page 23).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In England and Wales, legal aid is available to those seeking protection from an abuser in domestic violence cases, and was granted in over 12,000 cases last year"(33).
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In the first seven months of the year, police registered 926 cases of domestic violence, 200 cases fewer than in the same period of 2014. According to police the decrease was due to better prevention and deterrence measures taken by law enforcement against the perpetrators. Of these cases authorities sent 560 to trial and dismissed 34. According to Promo-Lex, one in seven women in rural areas experienced at least one act of physical violence in her lifetime" (Pg 29).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence was common, and thousands of women received treatment for injuries sustained in domestic altercations" (page 21). "The Coalition for the Rights of Children and Adolescents and the Secretariat of Children and Adolescents (SNNA) stated violence against children was widespread and equally prevalent among rural and urban families. During the year the Attorney General’s Office reported 761 cases of child abuse" (page 23).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Thirty-four percent of ever-married women age 15-49 have ever experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence by their current husband/partner if currently married or most recent husband/partner if formerly married. Twenty-seven percent of ever-married women experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence in the past 12 months either sometimes (20%) or often (7%) (Table 15.9). Twenty-four percent of evermarried women have experienced spousal physical violence, with 17% experiencing this type of violence in the past 12 months. Of the acts of physical violence committed by current or most recent husbands/partners, the most common type is slapping (19%). Twelve percent of women reported being pushed, shaken, or having something thrown at them, 10%...more
Jan. 31, 2019, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to the Family Violence Clearinghouse one in three Kiwi women report having experienced physical and/or sexual violence at the hands of their partner at some point in their lifetime. When psychological and emotional abuse is included, the figure increases to 55 per cent. A significant proportion of female victims of homicide were killed by their partner. In 2015 (the last year for which the Clearinghouse has published data), five of 23 (22 per cent) of female victims of homicide were killed by their partner. In 2009 and 2013 half of female homicide victims were killed by their partner. Some male homicide victims are killed by their partners, but not...more
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Committee notes the continuing process of reforming the Criminal Code. It regrets, however, the persistently high levels of domestic violence, especially against girls. It is equally concerned about the increasing incidence of gender-based violence against women, including the high prevalence of sexual violence, abduction, disappearance and murder, as well as femicide" (6).
Jan. 21, 2019, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Survey shows that women report a higher abuse (15,4) and negligence (9.6%) prevalence" (23).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Violence against women has reached alarming levels in Brazil. Around 40 percent of Brazilian women report experiencing domestic violence at some point in their lives" (para 4).
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to one survey that was conducted back in the 1980s, 66% of Iranian women have been, at least once, subjected to domestic violence. This is while there are no [current] laws that protect women against such incidents" (Para 18).
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The study also noted an increase in recent years of murders of women outside the home, 'which probably is related to the increase in organised crime activities'. Last year 41% of murders of women happened outside the home" (para 10) This means that 59% of femicides occured within the home (AMG-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"One is that a quarter of all married women have suffered domestic violence at one time or another, according to the National Statistical Service" (para 23). "Another telling statistic is that a quarter of the 1,759 cases of violence against women that the National Police recorded in the first nine months of 2014 involved domestic abuse" (para 24). "An even starker statistic is that 30 Armenian women have been killed by their partners since 2010, a sizable number for a country of 3 million" (para 25).
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"On June 5, the general delegate for the protection of children stated that reports of sexual abuse of children reached 160 cases since the beginning of the year" (page 18-19).
Dec. 21, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"As of October the government reported that police officers received 398 complaints of violence and 570 of sexual assaults against children" (page 24).
Dec. 21, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Graph 9 shows the prevalence of domestic violence experienced by women through their life. It is worth noting the number of women that declares to have suffered domestic violence at least once in her life is of 31.9%" (10). The percentage of woemn that have not suffered some form of violence is of 68.1% (CCS-CODER COMMENT). "Graph 10 shows the prevalence of domestic violence experienced by women in the last 12 months. It is worth noting that the figure of women who declare to have suffered domestic violence in the past 12 months ascends to 15.4%" (10). The figure for women that hace not suffered domestic ciolence in the past...more
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Committee notes the establishment of a central registry on domestic violence, which was launched in April 2016, but is concerned at: (a) The high prevalence of gender-based violence against women and girls, such as femicide committed by intimate partners and other forms of domestic violence" (page 7).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Government statistics on violence against women were incomplete, and human rights organizations had little confidence that official statistics were comprehensive or captured the magnitude of the problem" (page 54). "On September 3, a Ministry of Justice report stated the Forensic Medicine Office received 650 child abuse files each month and that the office was still working on cases received three years previously. It emphasized the office was closing the gap and was processing child abuse cases more quickly than in the past. According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, child abuse cases increased by 6.2 percent from 2013 to 2014" (page 60).
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:01 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Statistics on domestic violence are notoriously inexact. In 2016, the last full year before the decriminalization law, the government recorded more than 65,500 violent domestic crimes, almost 50,000 of them against women. Women’s rights advocates believe that domestic violence affects about 30 percent of households in Russia — on par with many other countries, they said, except that Russia does not address the problem" (para 25, 26).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Women are especially hard hit, vulnerable to physical violence and other abuses by family, migrant workers and others associated with investment projects on seized lands" (page 17). "In only the nine months from July 2015 to April 2016, approximately 40 villages reported almost 300 cases, including domestic violence cases, non-state actor violence, and state-sponsored sexual violence cases" (page 20). "Women and children carry much of the burden of the impact of illicit drugs as men are most likely to be drug users in the community. Due to their husband’s drug use, married women of drug users are commonly left with all the burdens of raising a family, including income generation,...more
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Other reported abuses included: violence and discrimination against women; abuse of children" (page 1). "According to NGOs, domestic violence remained a serious problem. Although official statistics were scarce, activists estimated more than one in four families suffered from some form of domestic violence" (page 28). "According to observers, women in rural areas faced greater discrimination than women in urban areas and suffered from a greater incidence of domestic violence" (page 29). "There were reports of child abuse. NGOs estimated more than one-half of all children younger than 14 experienced at least one incident of physical or psychological abuse by adults. Abuse was more common in rural areas . . ....more
Oct. 31, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"More than 1 in 10 Italian women are reported as victims of domestic violence, according to the National Institute for Statistics" (para. 64).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Other major human rights problems included: . . . domestic violence . . . [and] child abuse" (page 1). "Several women’s groups and the Committee to Combat Violence against Women and Children (CLVF) reported a rise in violence against women . . . Although current statistics on domestic violence were unavailable, a UN study published in 2015 and based on data collected from relevant national services between 2008 and 2010 in eight regions revealed 507 cases in Dakar, 263 in Thies, 279 in Kaolack, 227 in Diourbel, 201 in Louga, 176 in St Louis, 110 in Fatick, and 67 in Kaffrine. The true incidence of domestic violence was thought to...more
Oct. 25, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence against women, including spousal abuse, remained a serious problem. Abuse within families was prevalent and considered socially acceptable. Spousal abuse or domestic violence was difficult to measure because the government did not maintain statistics and victims typically did not report it" (38).
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Census Bureau, the government agency responsible for data collection, does not permit international organizations to study domestic violence in the country and has never published any statistics regarding violence against women" (para 149)
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).