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Latest items for DV-DATA-1

Sept. 27, 2020, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence persisted as a serious problem. According to official data, during the first half of 2019, authorities investigated 331 criminal domestic violence cases, including 176 that were newly initiated" (para 6). "The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women reported that 10 women had been killed by their intimate partners in the first half of 2019. One victim, Mariam Asatryan, 30, was beaten to death by her partner in May in Ararat province. Asatryan had sought the coalition's assistance several times in 2017 and 2018, when she suffered serious injuries, including broken arms, as a result of domestic violence. According to the coalition, Asatryan had filed a complaint, but law...more
Sept. 26, 2020, 10:53 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-DATA-1

“Kontrovà v. Slovakia (31 May 2007): On 2 November 2002 the applicant filed a criminal complaint against her husband for assaulting her and beating her with an electric cable. The police later assisted her in withdrawing her complaint when she returned to the police station accompanied by her husband. On 31 December 2002 her husband shot dead their daughter and son, born in 1997 and 2001. The applicant received no compensation. The European Court of Human Rights found a violation of Article 2 (right to life) of the European Convention on Human Rights, concerning the authorities’ failure to protect the children’s lives, and a violation of Article 13 (right to...more
Sept. 26, 2020, 10:53 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-2, DV-DATA-1

“Valiulienė v. Lithuania (26 March 2013): The case concerned the complaint by a woman who was a victim of domestic violence about the authorities’ failure to investigate her allegations of ill-treatment and to bring her partner to account. The Court found a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of torture and of inhuman or degrading treatment). The authorities’ application of the code of criminal procedure in the applicant’s case had not provided her with adequate protection against acts of domestic violence. In particular, there had been delays in the criminal investigation and the public prosecutor had decided to discontinue the investigation” (3).
Sept. 26, 2020, 10:53 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-DATA-1

“Kalucza v. Hungary (24 April 2012): The case concerns Hungary’s failure to protect the applicant from her abusive former partner with whom she unwillingly shares her flat pending numerous civil disputes concerning its ownership. The Court found a violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private life) because the Hungarian authorities had not taken sufficient measures for the applicant’s effective protection from her former partner’s violent behaviour, despite criminal complaints lodged against him for assault, repeated requests for a restraining order against him and civil proceedings to order his eviction from their flat” (3).
Sept. 21, 2020, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"An estimated 87 percent of Afghan women experience abuse in their lifetimes" (2).
Sept. 20, 2020, 7:10 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence affects more than two-thirds of women in Papua New Guinea. In March 2019, more than 200 domestic violence and sexual violence cases were reported in Lae and Port Moresby, where over 23 murders alone were attributed to domestic violence" (para 4). "According to a report by international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) released in July, 75 percent of children surveyed across 30 communities in Bougainville, an autonomous island region, and Morobe province had experienced violence at home" (para 7). "In the same time period, PNG courts convicted and imprisoned 15 police officers in the country's capital for a range of offences including brutality, aiding prison escapees, and domestic violence" (para...more
Sept. 4, 2020, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“A three-month old girl was recently brought to the Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital in Patiala with vaginal bleeding. Her illiterate mother revealed reluctantly that her husband was an alcoholic and had tried to push a toothbrush into the daughter’s vagina, just half-an-inch in size. After bristles of the toothbrush were removed, the doctor asked the mother to lodge a police complaint to save her daughter from such assaults in the future. She left the hospital refusing even medication for the child” (para 1-2). “A nine-month-old girl was brought to the hospital with a carrot protruding out of her vagina. The victim’s father was a drug-addict. Her mother too...more
Aug. 31, 2020, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“[Fawzia] Koofi writes in her memoir that she saw him beat her mother badly, tearing out chunks of her hair. But Koofi's mother loved him. This was the way in Afghanistan. Her mother was dignified, strong, yet at the same time she believed that women obeyed their husbands. When wives failed to please their husbands, they had earned a beating” (Para 34).
Aug. 30, 2020, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to a 2011 survey conducted by the National Statistical Service of Armenia and the UNFPA, 71 8.9% of women taking part in the survey experienced at least one form of physical violence by an intimate partner. The survey revealed that most instances of physical violence against women are committed in the family. It also notes that 25% of women reported having been subjected to at least one form of pyschological violence...Further, 61.7% of the surveyed women reported having endured some form of controlling behavior by an intimate partner - through restricting contacts with family and friends, controlling movement or any undertaking outside the household, or making a woman seeking...more
Aug. 30, 2020, 12:33 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Maria da Penha Maia Fernandes was fast asleep when her husband shot her and left her a paraplegic. Four months later, he made another attempt on her life by trying to electrocute her. Maria survived yet again" (para 1). "In thousands of homes across Brazil, women like her are subjected to extreme abuse by their husbands every day. Every 15 seconds, a woman is assaulted; every two hours, a woman is murdered. Sixty-five percent of attacks happen behind closed doors. In the past three decades, at least 92,000 women have succumbed to domestic violence" (para 2). "It was in May 1983 that her husband, Antonio Heredia Vivero, a teacher, first...more
Aug. 12, 2020, 3:51 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"UN Women group, which works for women's empowerment, estimated that almost a third of Egyptian women experienced intimate partner physical or sexual violence in their lifetime" (para 29).
Aug. 11, 2020, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“In India, being female is a risk factor: the sword of patriarchy, socio-economic deprivation, rape, sexual violence, harassment and domestic violence looms large over her head. For many girls, these are huge barriers to education. Families that are poor have to make a choice between educating their sons and their daughters” (para 4).
Aug. 10, 2020, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3, WAM-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

“In September 2010, the secretary of the Muslim Community of Basel was acquitted of publicly inciting crime and violence. The charges were pressed after the 33-year-old made comments in a Swiss television documentary saying that Islamic Sharia law should be introduced in Switzerland and that unruly wives should be beaten. The judge said the defendant was protected by freedom of expression” (para 14).
Aug. 9, 2020, 3:18 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to the Women’s Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, more than 30 women were killed by their spouses in August [2019] alone" (para. 16).
July 31, 2020, 4:52 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Longstanding human rights problems in Argentina include…endemic violence against women" (para 1).
July 31, 2020, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1, DV-DATA-1

"One million cases of domestic violence were pending before the courts in 2018, including 4,400 femicides, defined under Brazilian law as the killing of women 'on account on being persons of the female sex'" (para 28).
July 28, 2020, noon
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"!It is estimated that 80% of the victims of family violence are women" (1).
July 28, 2020, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women are overrepresented in the DFV and sexual violence statistics. They are: a) 45 times more likely to experience DFV than non-Indigenous women;xxii b) 32 times more likely to be hospitalised as a result of DFV;xxiii and c) up to 3.7 times more likely than other women to be victims of sexual violence" (10).
July 22, 2020, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Enforcement remains woefully insufficient: in the first full year that the law was put into effect, from 2010 to 2011, courts relied on it in just 4 percent of the 2,299 reported episodes that could be defined as crimes under the measure, according to a November 2011 report by the United Nations human rights division" (para 23). "At a minimum, the law provides a basic set of protections for women that prosecutors, judges, lawyers for women and women’s advocates can look to in determining whether prosecutable abuses have occurred" (para 24).
July 19, 2020, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Twenty-two percent of women age 15-49 have experienced physical violence since age 15, including 9% of women who have experienced physical violence often or sometimes in the 12 months preceding the survey. Six percent of women who have ever been pregnant experienced violence during pregnancy. Trends: In the 5 years between the 2011 NDHS and the 2016 NDHS, the percentage of women who had experienced physical violence since age 15 has remained unchanged at 22%, as has the percentage who experienced physical violence in the 12 months preceding the survey (9% in both surveys). Similarly, there is no change in women’s experience of violence during pregnancy" (339). "Most ever-married women...more
July 15, 2020, 6:44 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"'Women citizenship rights, it’s in a very miserable situation,' she said. 'Like, right now during this COVID[-19] time, we have a very high prevalence of domestic violence. You know — brutal'" (para 20).
July 13, 2020, 7:44 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Cases of domestic violence and general violence against women surged tenfold to more than 3,000 a year during a previous clampdown in 2016 and 2017, according to statistics from the Jammu and Kashmir State Commission for Women, a now-defunct government institution established to protect women and children’s rights and ensure quick prosecutions. Today, Kashmir’s women face both the military lockdown and the pandemic, but there’s little help available for survivors of gender-based violence. There are no domestic violence shelters in Kashmir. Blockades on mobile phone connections are frequently re-imposed, while movement restrictions hamper NGOs from doing their work. And India disbanded the women’s commission last year along with Jammu and...more
July 12, 2020, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

"The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) quantitative survey on violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina published this year found that 48 percent of women there have experienced some form of abuse, including intimate partner violence, nonpartner violence, stalking, and sexual harassment since the age of 15. And 25 percent of all women, almost twice the rate across the EU, believe that domestic violence is a private matter and should be handled within the family. That leads to underreporting of violence against women" (para. 13).
July 10, 2020, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Minoo, a 49-year-old mother of two in Tehran, said her husband had beaten their 17-year-old daughter when he spotted her with a male friend in the street. Hanieh Rajabi, a Ph.D. student in philosophy, tweeted that her father had lashed her with a belt and kept her out of school for a week because she had walked home from class to buy ice cream instead of taking the school bus. Others shared stories of rape, physical and emotional abuse and running away from home in search of safety. 'There are thousands of Rominas who have no protection in this country,' tweeted Kimia Abodlahzadeh" (para 7-10). "Domestic violence is thought to...more
July 3, 2020, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Thirty-six percent of women age 15-49 have experienced physical violence since age 15, and 18% experienced physical violence in the 12 months prior to the survey" (312). "The most commonly reported perpetrators among ever- married women are current husbands/partners (65%). Among never-married women who have experienced physical violence since age 15, the most reported perpetrators are mothers/stepmothers (27%), fathers/stepfathers (19%), sisters/brothers (18%), other relatives and other people (14% each), and teachers (12%)" (313). "Fourteen percent of women age 15-49 have experienced sexual violence, and 8% experienced such violence in the 12 months before the survey (Table 17.3). The percentage of women ever experiencing sexual violence increases with age. Less than...more
June 9, 2020, 4:37 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2018 a study by the National Human Rights Commission found that of 920 foreign wives in South Korea, 42% had suffered domestic violence, while 68% had experienced unwanted sexual advances" (para 8). "Footage of the assault, which occurred in the south-western county of Yeongam, shows the man slapping and kicking his wife and then repeatedly punching her in the head in front of their young child. “Didn’t I tell you that you are not in Vietnam,” he shouts. Later the Vietnamese woman is seen slumped in the corner of her home as her two-year-old son cries next to her. In interviews with police the husband said he was drunk...more
June 5, 2020, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Fifty-six percent of women age 15-49 have experienced physical violence since age 15, and 38% experienced physical violence in the 12 months preceding the survey (Table 16.1). Eighteen percent of women who have ever been pregnant experienced violence during pregnancy (Table 16.2)" (290). "Patterns by background characteristics: 1) Women’s experience of physical violence increases from 39% among those age 15-19 to 62% among those age 30-39 before dropping to 58% among those age 40-49 (Table 16.1). 2) The percentage of women who have experienced physical violence is higher in urban areas than in rural areas (57% versus 55%). 3) Women in the Islands region are more prone to experiencing physical...more
May 31, 2020, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2018, 1217 cases of child abuse covered in the media and 26 children were killed" (5).
May 31, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Thirty percent of women age 15-49 in India have experienced physical violence since age 15, and 21 percent have experienced physical violence in the 12 months preceding the survey. Among women who have ever been pregnant, 4 percent have experienced physical violence during any pregnancy" (565). "Among ever-married women age 15-49 who have experienced physical violence since age 15, 83 percent report their current husbands as perpetrators of the violence and 7 percent report former husbands as perpetrators. For never-married women who have experienced physical violence since age 15, the most common perpetrators include mothers or step-mothers (60%), fathers or step-fathers (32%), sisters or brothers (26%), and teachers (15%)" (565)....more
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Fifty-eight percent of ever-married women age 15-49 who have experienced physical violence since age 15 named their current husband/partner as the perpetrator of the violence. Never-married women who have experienced physical violence most often reported the perpetrator as their mother/stepmother (35%) or father/stepfather (26%)" (430). "With respect to the five specified controlling behaviours, ever-married women most often reported that their husband/partner is jealous or angry if they talk to other men (44%). An additional 41% of women reported that their husband insists on knowing where they are at all times, and 16% reported that their husband does not permit them to meet their female friends. Approximately 1 in 10 women...more