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Latest items for EWCMS-DATA-3

May 23, 2017, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-2, EWCMS-DATA-3

"During the federal fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 [2015], 116 officers of all stripes were court-martialed, discharged or received some sort of punishment after they were criminally investigated for sexual assault. That was more than double the number from three years earlier, according to Defense Department figures. Of last year’s cases, eight were against senior officers holding a rank equivalent to colonel or Navy captain or higher. While that figure may seem small, it represented a fourfold increase from 2012. Overall, the vast majority of troops investigated for sexual assault are enlisted personnel, who accounted for 94 percent of all cases last year. In the active-duty military, enlisted troops ...more
May 23, 2017, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-3

In the only chart, titled “Military discipline in sexual-assault cases,” a bar graph shows how numbers have been on the rise but mentions that “officers are rarely punished for sexual assault in comparison to enlisted personnel.” The graph shows that in 2012, there were 1,043 enlisted troops disciplined compared to 56 officers. In 2013 these numbers raised to 1,436 and 102 respectively. Then in 2014 these numbers raised to 1,619 and 114. In 2015, the numbers are 1,688 and 116. In the four years (2012-2015) there has been a 62% increased for disciplined enlisted officers and 107% increase in discipline for officers (1)
March 17, 2016, 8:57 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-3

"Incidents of rape/assault are very uncommon due to the aforementioned reasons. In case of any kind of incident, police will investigate and civilian courts will judge them, above any military disciplinary procedure. In relation to the previous, military personnel is well informed regarding their legal and civil rights" (5)
March 17, 2016, 7:43 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-3

"How often is rape/assault within the military prosecuted? Include data on cases that are dropped/ dismissed? No data” (8)
Feb. 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-3

""Rape and assault within the military is not prosecuted often. It is often dismissed by the media, unless it is used for negative propaganda, as it is currently for Russia and Ukraine. The subject of rape in the conflict zone has made for strong propaganda. Women do not come forward, and so the perpetrators will not be prosecuted." Alyona Zubchenko" (24)
Sept. 19, 2014, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-1, EWCMS-PRACTICE-3, EWCMS-LAW-1, EWCMS-LAW-3, EWCMS-DATA-2, EWCMS-DATA-3

"In January 2013, the Department of Defense lifted a longstanding ban on women serving in direct combat roles. Military women and men continue to face high levels of sexual violence. The government estimates that 26,000 sexual assaults took place in the military in 2012, and Defense Department data suggests that 62 percent of those who report such assaults experience retaliation" (3).
Sept. 9, 2014, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-3, EWCMS-LAW-1, EWCMS-LAW-2, EWCMS-LAW-3, EWCMS-LAW-5, EWCMS-DATA-1, EWCMS-DATA-2, EWCMS-DATA-3, EMCMS-LAW-1

"Eritrea conscripts all men and unmarried women into 'national service.' Although Eritrean law limits national service to 18 months, most conscripts serve for much of their working lives. Conscripts are routinely used as forced labor on essentially civilian jobs. In 2013, Human Rights Watch reported that conscripts were used by a state-owned construction company, Segen Construction Co., engaged by Canadian mining firm Nevsun Resources, to build infrastructure at its Bisha gold mine. Former conscripts described working long hours for minimal food rations, primitive lodging, and wages too low to sustain themselves, much less their families. They were not allowed to leave the work site. Children as young as 15 are ...more
Aug. 18, 2014, 5:37 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-3

"As a result, in the year 2012, only 13 percent of an estimated 26,000 sexual assault cases in the military were reported and only 1.2 percent of all estimated cases were prosecuted" (para 1)
Nov. 19, 2013, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-3

“Over 26,000 rapes and sexual assaults took place in the military last year, and most of the woman that actually reported it were basically kicked out of the military" (Para 3).
March 20, 2013, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-3

“The Pentagon estimates 19,000 sexual assaults occur each year. But only 14% of these crimes are actually reported. And less than 8% go to a court-martial” (1)
Feb. 19, 2013, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-3

"Furthermore, the Sri Lanka government has refused to investigate claims of sexual abuse committed by members of its military. Alan Keenan of the International Crisis Group's Sri Lanka Project stated that 'many women still live in fear of violence by the state and from within their own communities'" (para 2)
Jan. 9, 2013, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-3

"The country has no military" (4)