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Latest items for DV-DATA-1

April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Statistics for 2011 include 413 women victims of spousal violence" (15).
April 4, 2018, 4:40 p.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).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2, DV-DATA-1

"The Committee is, however, concerned about: ...(b) The prevalence of domestic violence, including incest and sexual abuse of girls" (5).
March 30, 2018, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"It remains concerned, however, at: (a) The high levels of sexual and gender-based violence, especially domestic violence" (8).
March 28, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Committee remains deeply concerned at the prevalence of violence against women, in particular domestic and sexual violence, in the State party and at the lack of statistical information on violence against women disaggregated by age and relationship between the victim and the perpetrator" (4).
March 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

The Committee notes the State party’s legislative and policy measures to combat violence against women, such as the enforcement of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act (No. 4 of 2003) and the adoption of the National Plan of Action on Gender-based Violence (2012-2016). The Committee is concerned, however, at the high prevalence of violence against women and girls, such as rape and murder, committed by intimate partners. The Committee is also concerned at the low rate of prosecution of perpetrators of violence against women and the frequent withdrawal of cases by women who are victims of violence. It is further concerned that, notwithstanding the State party’s efforts to establish shelters ...more
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Last year, 339 women were killed by domestic abusers" (para 7). "Nearly four out of every 10 women have been subjected to physical abuse in Turkey, according to a 2015 UN Women report on domestic violence. The Turkish government in 2016 put the figure far higher, at 86%" (para 8).
March 15, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The measure aims to combat high rates of violence against women in Paraguay, including 49 femicides and over 13,000 reported cases of domestic violence last year—the highest rate on record" (para 1).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Committee remains concerned, however, at: (a) The persisting high prevalence of violence against women, including domestic violence" (8).
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"The Committee is also concerned that, according to the National Surveillance System on Violence, Abuse and Exploitation, the prevalence of violence against women and girls is high, as is the rate of abduction of young girls, often perpetrated by persons known to the victims. The Committee is also concerned at the low level of reporting of violence against women, owing to a culture of silence and impunity, and at the lack of data on the number of reported cases involving violence against women that have been investigated and prosecuted and on the nature of sanctions imposed on perpetrators" (page 5-6).
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"According to statistics, the social protection committees in all regions handled 8086 abuse reports during 2009-2013. Females represented 86 per cent and males 14 per cent of abuse victims. The age breakdown of victims according to the reports was as follows: 35.9 per cent were 18 years or younger, 36.4 per cent were 19-35, 16.5 per cent were 36-45, 6.7 were 46-80 and 0.5 per cent were 80 or older. Regarding the relationship of the perpetrator to the victim, the statistics show that the perpetrator was typically a relative of the victim (in 93 per cent of the abuse reports); in 3 per cent of the abuse reports, the perpetrator ...more
March 8, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Amina Labouni, a social worker at the Rabat-based women's center, said that on average, 40 women flock to the safe space each month, seeking legal consulting and psychological help" (para 6). "Over 50 percent reported having been emotionally abusive to their wives, and 15 percent acknowledged using physical violence against women" (para 11). "'While wives beaten by husbands are regulars, cases we receive vary from physical abuse to sexual assault and from financial abuse to sexual harassment,' Labouni said of the center. Most are either illiterate or have a primary school degree, and about half are housewives, Labouni said" (para 13-14).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Health Secretary (SS), through the Program for Prevention and Attention to Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, carries out actions to limit health risks as a result of violence and promotes living without it, through the Integrated Model for Prevention and Attention to Domestic and Sexual Violence which provides medical and psychological aid. For moderate violence, the strategy for Reeducation of Victims and Aggressors of Violence Between Couples is applied; in 2015 the strategy covered the entire country, and helped more than 19,600 women in 1063 groups, and more than 14,000 men in 895 groups. For severe violence, the aid is personal and the services specialized; from 2012 to 2016, these ...more
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"For example the number of reported domestic violence cases has increased from 420 in 2012 to 569 in 2013" (12).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"[The Committee] remains concerned, however, about: The prevalence in the State party of gender-based violence against women, in particular domestic and sexual violence, and the fact that this remains largely underreported and undocumented" (7).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The forms of family violence perpetrated against women in Palestinian society include physical abuse committed by their husbands, their husbands’ families or their families" (19). "The statistical survey cited above indicates that 37 per cent of women who had been married previously had had some form of violence inflicted on them by their husbands; 29.9 per cent in the West Bank and 51 per cent in the Gaza Strip. Of those women, the percentage subjected to psychological violence 'on at least one occasion' was 57.6 per cent, while 55.1 per cent had been targets of economic violence, 54.8 per cent had been subjected to social violence, 23.5 per cent had ...more
Feb. 13, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Some girls see in marriage an opportunity to escape a violent home – often to face violence at the hands of their husbands" (para 12).
Feb. 13, 2018, 6:33 p.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). "In October 2015, the Attorney General's Office registered 32,999 cases of domestic violence against women. Other numbers suggest that the problem is even bigger. The World Health Organization reported that 53 percent of Bolivian women have been affected by some form of domestic violence" (para 23).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The National Board of Health and Welfare also has the task of carrying out an investigation when a child or an adult has died as a result of a crime committed by a person close to the victim or formerly close to the victim. The purpose of these investigations is to provide input for measures that prevent children and adults being subjected to violence from persons close to them and to build up a knowledge base over the long term. The National Board of Health and Welfare reports on this commission every other year. The 2014 report examined 12 cases concerning adult deaths (all women)" (page 15). "In order to ...more
Jan. 30, 2018, 6:23 p.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).
Jan. 25, 2018, 9:09 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
Jan. 24, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

“In 2016, the Ministry of Women, Family and Childhood reports, 60 percent of Tunisian women were victims of domestic violence. And 50 percent of women said they had experienced aggression in a public area at least once in their lives” (p 5)
Jan. 12, 2018, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2014, sexual violence at the hands of their husbands affected 4.1% of Egyptian women, 25.2% experienced physical violence from their husbands and the percentage of females ages 20-29 who married before the age of 18 was 18%" (para 9).
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Fifty-one percent of women and 49% of men believe that a husband is justified in beating his wife in at least one of five specified situations" (241). "More than one-fifth of ever-married women (21%) have experienced spousal physical, sexual, or emotional violence, and 15% experienced such violence in the 12 months preceding the survey" (265). "Fifteen percent of women reported having ever experienced spousal physical violence, and 10% reported having experienced such violence in the past 12 months" (265).
Jan. 8, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: DV-DATA-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Vijil explains in a phone interview from the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, these and other issues - such as rampant domestic violence and gender discrimination in education - have long been ignored" (para 10).
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"On the other hand, girls in rundown districts after a certain age would have to wear the hijab as per communal traditions. If not, she could suffer dire consequences in school, at home, or in the street"(4)
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The law criminalizes domestic abuse and family violence with prison terms of two to four years and makes domestic violence an aggravating circumstance in homicide cases. It also mandates education and violence prevention measures, as well as a host of victim support services, but the government did not implement the law effectively"(16). "Domestic violence continued to be a serious and underreported problem. Statistics varied widely between reporting authorities. The Integrated National System for Criminal Statistics (SIEC) reported an average of 1,500 domestic violence cases per month nationwide, an increase of 11 percent from 2014. Through October, 25 women and one man were reported killed by their domestic partners or their ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 7:42 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"An estimated 53 percent of men in 2016 are willing to use violence against their wives in case of disobedience, where 32 percent have already used physical abuse against their wives, according to a study conducted by researcher Norah Al-Musaed" (para 10).
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"To escape an abusive marriage, wida Saghari struggled for five years to finalize a divorce" (para 1).
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2010, Tunisia’s National Board for Family and Population conducted a survey concerning the prevalence of domestic violence, and they found that 47.6 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 64 had experienced at least one episode of domestic violence in their lives" (para 4).