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Latest items for DV-PRACTICE-2

Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes information on the existence of a shelter for women victims of violence, but is nevertheless concerned about the insufficient support services for victims of violence and the absence of data on their reintegration and rehabilitation" (pg 6).
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"In Myanmar, 42% of women agree that wife beating is justified if a wife neglects the children, and 22% agree that it is justified if the wife goes out without telling her husband. Smaller proportions of women agree that wife beating is justified if the wife burns the food (13%), refuses to have sexual intercourse with her husband (10%), or argues with her husband (10%). Overall, 51% of women agree that wife beating is justified for at least one of the five reasons. Among men, the pattern of agreement with these five specified reasons for wife beating is similar to that observed for women. Men are also most likely to ...more
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"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, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"'Most manifestations of violence are under-reported in the context of a family-oriented and patriarchal society where domestic violence is not always perceived as a crime,' Manjoo said. 'There is economic dependency and there are perceptions that the state response to such complaints will not be appropriate or helpful'" (para 10).
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"'sometimes, he [her lawyer] would me at 1 a.m. or 3 a.m. and say, 'you forgot how good I was to you,'' recalled the woman, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because she has since remarried and fears the public stigma that could come from revealing what she went through" (para 19). She had been abused by her husband which is why she sought a divorce but fears what would happen if that information was revealed (EJ-Coder Comment).
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"Many Tunisian women face practical challenges in bringing their cases to court due to patriarchal social norms and economic constraints" (para 6).
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"Many Moroccan women face practical obstacles in seeking protection from domestic violence due to patriarchal norms and financial constraints" (para 11).
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

At 15:53 of the video the narrator says "The night before we met Brishti, she was molested by the man living in the room next to hers. The neighbours blamed her for the attack. She had to leave the compound that morning.The problem on that day was that man called me, so I went to him, but I never thought that he had that in mind. That was the problem, then neighbors saw that and got suspicious. That’s when aunty brought me here and let me stay at her house" (ENB-Coder Comment). At 16:29 of the video a woman interviewed says "Boys in Dhaka, they harass girls more, if they ...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Similarly, most incidents of domestic violence happen only once - or, perhaps, are only reported to police once. Between July 1, 2004 and June 30, 2014, Victoria Police recorded 403,991 family violence incidents against 197,822 offenders" (para 3-4).
Dec. 7, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"While violence against women has reached extremely high levels in Turkey, the report mentions safe houses for women only once, and rather focuses on a system of mediation for women who have suffered domestic abuse. Nebiye Mertturk, a representative of nongovernmental organization Halkevci Women, told Al-Monitor, 'The commission’s recommendations make initiation of legal complaints about violence all the more difficult.' Diren Cevahir Sen, an attorney fighting for women's rights, told Al-Monitor that the recommendations would require women not to seek help from nearby police but to travel long distances to issue a complaint. Sen said that this change in procedure 'is almost equivalent to handing a death sentence to women ...more
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"As Afghanistan slides back into chaos, with a resurgent Taliban and dwindling international aid, many fear that the country’s women’s shelters could be forced to close, leaving those who rely on them at the mercy of an often harshly conservative society" (para 1). "Nearly 30 shelters across the country — a legacy of the 2001 U.S.-led invasion that toppled the Taliban — provide food, refuge and education for women abused by their husbands or male relatives" (para 2). "The shelters also offer safety to women at risk of so-called honor killings, or of being sold into marriage to repay debts, a still-common practice" (para 3). "There are men who mistreat ...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-2

"The program [Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program] (i) ensures that bank accounts are opened in women’s names; (ii) supports training of women on citizenship and rights, domestic violence"(54)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Moroccan police, prosecutors, judges, and other authorities often fail to prevent domestic abuse, punish the abusers, or assist survivors, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the Moroccan government. In part, that is because Moroccan laws don’t provide officials with guidance on responding effectively"(1)."Human Rights Watch in September 2015, interviewed 20 women and girls who had suffered domestic abuse. They said that their husbands, partners, and other family members punched, kicked, burned, stabbed, and raped them, or subjected them to other abuse. Human Rights Watch also interviewed lawyers, women’s rights activists, and representatives of organizations providing shelter and services to survivors of domestic violence"(1)."'Many women and girls enduring ...more
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"In Chechnya, sexual violence by close relatives, is hardly ever prosecuted; if such a crime becomes public knowledge, the victim may be killed to 'purge the family shame'"(para 4)."There are no distinct state statistics about crimes committed against women in Russia, an omission that international monitoring institutions repeatedly advise state authorities to correct. Perpetrators also go to great lengths to conceal their crimes. Honour killings and domestic violence are also reported in republics beyond Chechnya. Most recently in Dagestan, a father reportedly killed his two daughters for coming home late, while another family chained a woman up for suspected misdemeanour"(para 17)
Oct. 6, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"In communities in northern Ghana, women say they would rather bite their tongues than report domestic abuses to the police" (para 1). "When I asked her why she didn't report [her husband's abuse] to the police, she at first remained silent. But a few minutes later she whispered a few words. 'It's alien to us, it's not part of our norms. If you feel your husband is abusing you, go to your parents but don't let the police arrest him. We don't do that. It breaks up the relationship'" (para 2-3). "'After [your husband] beats you, you cry for some time to let the pain wane and you recover from ...more
Oct. 4, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

"A young woman I know planned her wedding exactly during her ovulation cycle to make sure she gets pregnant shortly after her wedding. Sadly, four years have passed and she is still childless. Her husband does not love her the way he used to. Her in-laws are considerably unhappy with her and tend to be verbally and physically abusive"(para 7)."In many parts of Afghanistan, infertile women are abused in their homes, deprived of their inheritance, sent back to their parents, ostracized or have their marriage terminated"(para 9)
Sept. 29, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-2, ATDW-DATA-1, DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

"Many rural women also experience domestic violence, but divorce is not an option because their families are unable to support them if they leave their husbands"(para 3)
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-1, DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1, MABFC-DATA-1

"Women and girls are inadequately protected against domestic and other violence, including early and forced marriage and marital rape"(para 17)
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

“Morocco was recently severely criticized in a Human Rights Watch report for its abysmal treatment of women victims of domestic violence” (para 18).
Aug. 31, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, RISW-PRACTICE-1

“News reports that women across China are applying for and receiving spousal protection orders from courts since the Anti-Domestic Violence Law took effect on March 1 showed that they were seizing new opportunities to ensure their safety. Feng Yuan, a feminist who has just returned from a work trip to a rural county in the southwestern province of Yunnan, said that women had inundated the local authorities with requests for information” (para 11).
Aug. 30, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"The case came to light last Wednesday when the police received a tip on a help line dedicated to crimes against women" (para 5).
Aug. 28, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"According to the World Health Organization, 64 percent of women aged fifteen to forty-nine experienced violence from a partner, and 37 percent of women were subject to sexual abuse before age fifteen. Violence against women can impede a woman’s ability to enter and remain in the labor force – and yet reliable employment is critical to enabling survivors of violence to escape abusive relationships"(para 6)
Aug. 14, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"This includes protection, legal assistance, medical assistance and counselling, as well as empowerment programmes to give women the confidence and skills to support themselves. Awareness of gender issues and violence against women must also be raised. Currently, some of these services are being provided by police, women’s organizations and civil society groups, including faith-based organizations. But much more is needed" (para 16-17).
Aug. 9, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

"Too often, this endorsement of men’s dominance and women’s silent suffering extends to physical and sexual gender-based violence as well. Nearly one-quarter of women surveyed in 2013 reported having had sex with their husband against their will, and according to an earlier UNFPA study, only 2 per cent of women who suffer domestic violence in the country reach out to police, lawyers and other service providers"(para 8)
July 28, 2017, 7:07 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"According to the Moscow-based ANNA National Center for the Prevention of Violence, women already see little point in seeking legal recourse for abuse, a situation that could worsen if the bill is enacted. Some 74% of women who sought assistance from a national help-line never reported abuse to police, the group said" (para 9).
July 7, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-2

¨Last year, 44 women were killed as a result of domestic violence in Spain, which was the lowest figure since such crimes were first recorded in 2003. Still, protests have recently been held in Madrid to denounce gender violence, as well as to support eight women from an association in northwestern Galicia, who started a hunger strike on Feb. 9 to protest the muted political response to such crimes¨(para 23)
July 5, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"'We try to reconcile between the two conflicting parties,' said Al-Abideen, adding that the NSHR first communicates with the violator before referring the victim to a shelter home. 'We can refer violence victims to shelter homes under the supervision of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, according to the victim’s wishes. We can then give them guidance to seek legal action in case the reconciliation failed.' In 2013, the Saudi Cabinet passed unprecedented legislation that criminalizes domestic violence. The legislation holds law-enforcement agencies accountable for investigating and prosecuting domestic violence cases, which police previously dealt with as a private domestic matter. The hotline 1919 has been established to report ...more
July 5, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"In 2016, 1,976 young women benefited from the Women and Girls Safe Spaces set up by ABAAD in 2015, which provides psychosocial activities, follow-up and psychological support, legal advice and representation in court, and emergency shelter for women fleeing violence or high-risk situations" (para 7).
July 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is further concerned at:...Information that migrant women, ethnic and other minorities, and women with disabilities who are victims of violence, including domestic violence, are reluctant to report cases to the authorities, and that migrant women, in particular, fail to do so owing to the risk of having their residence status revoked, as they are required to provide ‘justifiable reasons’ for protection under the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act" (6)
June 12, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Nearly 10,000 people, aged between 18 and 59, were questioned with a majority of the men supporting a range of traditional and inequitable attitudes toward women, including a belief that they are not fit to be leaders, should not work outside the home, and that it is more important to educate boys than girls...In Egypt, more than 90% of men agreed with the statement that ‘a man should have the final word about decision in the home’. Although a majority – 58.5% – of women also agreed. More than half of the Egyptian men surveyed agreed that ‘there are times when a woman deserves to be beaten’, compared with less ...more