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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).
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).