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May 16, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"According to the KRG Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs, authorities rescued more than 3,100 kidnapped Yezidi men, women, and children from ISIS; however, authorities believed another 3,293 Yezidis, mainly women and children, remained in ISIS captivity. IKR-based civil society organizations (CSOs) reported some ISIS-kidnapped Yezidi children had been trafficked into Turkey. Authorities located four such children in Turkey by year’s end, but efforts to establish their identity and repatriate them moved slowly through Turkish courts. According to the Turkmen Women's Association, ISIS militants kidnapped an estimated 500 Turkmen Shia women adn children from Ninewa Governorate in 2014, and 495 remained in captivity at year's end" (5). "HRW reported that...more
April 22, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

Table no. 5 shows the number of Cases of war crimes with the elements of sexual violence for the period of 2005 – 2016, asThe Court of BiH. In 2005 there were 0 cases; in 2006 there was once case with one processed person; in 2007 there were 4 cases with 4 processed persons; in 2008 there were 4 cases and 4 processed persons; in in 2009 there were 5 total cases and 7 total processed persons; in 2010 there were 5 cases with 5 total processed persons; in 2011 there were 8 cases and 13 processed cases; in 2012 there were 4 cases and 4 processed cases; in 2013...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"In the case of the Abidjan Military Tribunal, 548 incidents of gender-based violence and 325 cases of rape were reported in 2014 in collaboration with the UNOCI police component. Of those incidents, 30 are attributed to the defence and security forces and 20 to the Forces républicaines de Côte d’Ivoire. The perpetrators have been effectively punished. Between 2012 and 2015, six complaints were received, six proceedings instituted, five judgments pronounced and two judgments enforced" (19). "Furthermore, in line with a zero-tolerance approach to sexual violence, the Ministry of Defence has taken disciplinary measures, including the expulsion of about 20 soldiers found guilty of sexual violence in 2014" (20).more
April 5, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-DATA-1, EWCMS-PRACTICE-3, EWCMS-DATA-3

"On November 16, women of the Atenco case testified before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and called for the court to conduct an investigation into the case. The 2006 San Salvador Atenco confrontation between local vendors and state and federal police agents in Mexico State resulted in two individuals being killed and more than 47 women taken into custody, with many allegedly sexually tortured by police officials" (p. 13).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Reports from multiple UN and NGO sources indicated the number of cases of rape and other extreme sexual violence against women during the year ranged from the high hundreds to thousands. According to the COI, the government and affiliated militias systematically perpetrated rape and other inhuman attacks against civilian populations in Deir al-Zour, Dara’a, Hama, Damascus, and Tartus governorates. Detention centers were the most common location for abuse" (para 26). "Although authorities held fewer women and girls in detention than men, the SNHR estimated the number of female detainees in government prisons between the beginning of the uprising in 2011 and October to be at least 8,614. The SNHR estimated...more
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-DATA-1

"As of November 15, there were five new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by Moroccan peacekeepers deployed to UN peacekeeping operations for events that occurred in previous years. Morocco and the UN jointly investigated three of the allegations and determined them to be unsubstantiated. Two other allegations remain under investigation. Morocco and the UN completed joint investigations of nine allegations reported in previous years. They determined that two claims of sexual abuse and one allegation of sexual exploitation were substantiated, and determined that six allegations were unsubstantiated. Two allegations reported in 2016 remain pending investigation. The government indicated that one member of the military whom an investigation implicated in...more
Feb. 23, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, GEW-DATA-1

Page 24 shows a table with the statistics on civilian and military rape cases collected by the Office of the Personal Representative of the Head of State on Sexual Violence and Child Recruitment. A grand total of 10916 cases were reported between 2014-15-, 6189 in 2014 and 7727 in 2015. Of the 10916 cases, 976 were comitted by military and 9940 by civilians.
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"The Committee is further concerned about the lack of sufficient preventive strategies and about: a) Persistent impunity for acts of violence against women, sexual violence and femicide, as well as violence against women perpetrated by State officials and the military, notwithstanding the existence of a national plan against violence against women covering the period 2014-2022" (6).
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Estimates by various human rights groups suggest that up to 60,000 women -- mostly Muslim Bosniaks -- might have been raped by Bosnian Serb soldiers" (para 3).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"After years of 'reform,' significant economic, political and social problems for women remain: . . . ongoing ethnic conflict, including continued human rights abuses and sexual violence by military forces" (page 1). ". . . six decades of ethnic conflict have had a devastating impact on women and girls, especially those from ethnic groups. As part of protracted conflict, the military has engaged in a widespread, systematic and institutionalized pattern of human rights violations and sexual violence against ethnic women and girls. Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is used as a tactic of war to demoralize ethnic communities, as punishment for supporting ethnic armed organizations, and as part of abuses against...more
Nov. 12, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Survivors of wartime sexual violence complained that EULEX prosecutors did not prosecute any cases. The Ministry of Justice led a working group, including EULEX and the Special Prosecutor’s Office, to prioritize cases. The Kosovo Judicial Council endorsed a decision to assign 10 judges to focus on cases of sexual violence. The law and budget earmarked financial support for some survivors of wartime sexual violence; however, a commission did not begin to select beneficiaries" (para 15). "Numerous officials participated in events dedicated to raising awareness and providing support for individuals who suffered sexual assault related to the conflict in the late 1990s, including through the President’s National Council on Survivors of...more
Oct. 25, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"There were widespread reports of torture of Rohingya villagers, including children, in northern Rakhine State, including beatings, rape, and killings in front of family members" (4). "There were widespread reports of rapes of Rohingya women, children, and at least one man in northern Rakhine State by military forces and Border Guard Police. Most documented rapes were gang rapes, and many were mass rapes" (5). "The military rejected all allegations rape was an institutionalized practice in the military but admitted in 2014 its soldiers had committed 40 known rapes of civilian women since 2011" (38).
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"They also engaged in kidnapping, rape, enslavement, forced marriage, sexual violence, committing such acts against civilians from a wide variety of religious and ethnic backgrounds, including Shia, Sunni, Kurds, Christians, and members of other religious and ethnic groups, as well as religious pilgrims. Reports of Da’esh perpetrating gender-based violence, recruiting child soldiers, and destroying civilian infrastructure and cultural heritage sites were credible and common" (para 6). "According to officials from the Turkmen Women’s Association, Da’esh militants kidnapped 500 Turkmen women and children from Tall Afar and Mosul since June 2014. The association claimed that Da’esh militants brutalized the captives and tied at least 25 of the women to electricity poles...more
Sept. 21, 2018, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"And then there’s the issue of the Rohingya women and girls who have been raped in Bangladesh. According to a Bangladeshi organization, in two cases where they have supported Rohingya girls who have been raped in Bangladesh, judges refused to tell police to open investigations simply because a Rohingya person was involved" (para 10).
Sept. 21, 2018, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Almost thirty of the Rohingya women and girls I interviewed were brutally gang-raped by the Myanmar military" (para 1). "Rape was one of the ways that the Myanmar military conducted their ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya. Many of the women I spoke with suffered at the hands of six or seven perpetrators" (para 2). "And then there’s the issue of the Rohingya women and girls who have been raped in Bangladesh. According to a Bangladeshi organization, in two cases where they have supported Rohingya girls who have been raped in Bangladesh, judges refused to tell police to open investigations simply because a Rohingya person was involved" (para 10).more
Sept. 20, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Government officials and other authorities in Nigeria have raped and sexually exploited women and girls displaced by the conflict with Boko Haram (para 1). "Four of the victims told Human Rights Watch that they were drugged and raped, while 37 were coerced into sex through false marriage promises and material and financial assistance" (para 4). "A situational assessment of IDPs in the northeast in July 2016 by NOI Polls, a Nigerian research organization, reported that 66 percent of 400 displaced people in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states said that camp officials sexually abuse the displaced women and girls" (para 5). "A 17-year-old girl said that just over a year after...more
Aug. 28, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"The Committee notes . . . the occupation of northern and central Mali by radical Islamic groups, inter-ethnic violence and several consequent military interventions since 2012 . . . It also notes the severe continuing impact of the hostilities on civilians, in particular women in the north and internally displaced women, who face increased levels of discrimination and violence, including sexual violence" (page 2). "The Committee is concerned about sexual atrocities, including forced and early marriage, sexual slavery, rape and torture, committed against women by the extremist groups that have occupied the northern parts of Mali since April 2012. It is alarmed about reports of sexual and gender-based violence being...more
Aug. 24, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"The Committee is particularly concerned: . . . (c) That women and girls are subjected to acts of gender-based violence in the context of armed conflict and communal violence" (page 14).
Aug. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"(e) Intensified gender-based violence against women, including by members of the armed forces, such as killings and sexual violence and abuse in conflict-affected areas and in areas of large-scale development projects; (f) The lack of disaggregated data on gender-based violence against women in the context of displacement, armed conflict, disaster, migration and trafficking situations, as well as on gender-based violence against women with disabilities" (page 6-7).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-3, GEW-DATA-1

"The Committee notes with concern the absence of specific mechanisms within the justice system aimed at providing reparations and compensation to women who suffered sexual violence and other violations of their human rights during the de facto regime in the State party from 1973 to 1985. It also notes the absence of processes aimed at establishing the truth about violations of women’s human rights during that period" (page 8).
May 15, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"While commending the State party for its efforts to combat violent extremism and the terrorist insurgency by Boko Haram and in rescuing more than 100 abducted girls, the Committee remains concerned that: A significant number of girls who were abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok and Damasak in Borno State in April and November 2014, respectively, have not been rescued and continue to be subjected to rape, sexual slavery, forced marriage and impregnation by insurgents" (5).
Jan. 22, 2018, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Lawyers allege that the 10 women were sexually exploited in some form by the [UN peacekeeping] soldiers, and should therefore receive support. At the centre of the case are 11 'peacekeeper babies', between five and 11 years old, all of whom are living with mothers struggling economically" (para 4).
Jan. 10, 2018, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"In Malakal in Upper Nile State, the UN Population Fund indicated that one in five women in the Protection of Civilian camp reported being sexually violated since the outbreak of the conflict. However conflict-related sexual violence mostly goes unreported" (para 7).
Jan. 10, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Sexual violence has reached epic proportions in the conflict in South Sudan and requires the urgent attention of the world, said the UN independent Commission* on Human Rights in South Sudan after a ten-day visit during which they met women survivors around the country. 'The scale of gang rape of civilian women as well as the horrendous nature of the rapes by armed men belonging to all groups is utterly repugnant and what’s worse is that there is no sense of outrage about this horror,' said the chairperson of the Commission, Yasmin Sooka" (para 1-2). "An elderly woman who had left the camp to search for food thought her age...more
Dec. 22, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, GEW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-DATA-1

"The Algerian revolution that followed, and the violence against women it entailed (arrest, torture, rape and murder) undoubtedly contributed to wider recognition of women’s involvement in the anti-colonial struggle. It demonstrated that a woman such as Nassiba Kebal, a young activist who was arrested and mistreated by colonial authorities, could suffer as much as any other activist" (para 15).
Sept. 18, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Boko Haram, one of the world’s deadliest extremist groups, has used at least 105 women and girls in suicide attacks since June 2014, when a woman set off a bomb at an army barracks in Nigeria, according to The Long War Journal, which tracks terrorist activity" (para 5). "Boko Haram’s abuse of women first shocked the world two years ago, when it stormed a school in Nigeria and fled with about 300 girls, many of whom were never found. Hundreds of other women and girls have been abducted, imprisoned, raped and sometimes intentionally impregnated, perhaps with the goal of creating a new generation of fighters" (para 9).
Sept. 18, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Boko Haram, one of the world’s deadliest extremist groups, has used at least 105 women and girls in suicide attacks since June 2014, when a woman set off a bomb at an army barracks in Nigeria, according to The Long War Journal, which tracks terrorist activity" (para 5). "According to Ms. Amos, Boko Haram’s use of women as weapons is a carefully thought-out strategy, one some of the women accept. Ms. Amos said that of the 30 or so female captives enrolled in training with her, seven girls were enthusiastic about carrying out suicide missions" (para 28). "Ms. Amos was lucky. Boko Haram fighters decided not to 'marry' her, a...more
June 13, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-DATA-1

"Now, after eight years of being deployed in the Central African Republic, the Ugandans are leaving behind their own trail of abuse allegations — including rape, sexual slavery and the exploitation of young girls. Dozens of accusations of sexual abuse have been documented by the United Nations, human rights groups and survivors themselves. It is a ‘widespread problem,’ said Emmanuel Daba, a local victims’ advocate investigating sexual violence by the Ugandan military. According to internal United Nations records, peacekeepers in the Central African Republic have documented allegations of the rape, sexual abuse or sexual harassment of more than 30 women and girls by Ugandan soldiers. Beyond that, they found 44...more
Feb. 2, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"The UN reported that, on September 20-22, FARDC soldiers raped 14 women and illegally detained other community members in South Kivu during an operation to track the leader of an RMG" (11). "The RMGs had used at least 1,090 children as combatants. Of the 395 girls, 183 were victims of sexual violence" (12). "As of June armed groups abducted 108 children (65 boys, 43 girls), 55 percent of whom were below the age of 15...The armed groups used at least 11 abductees as combatants and subjected 22 girls to sexual slavery" (12). "The SSF, RMGs, and civilians perpetrated widespread sexual violence (see section 1.g.). The UN registered 427 victims of...more
Jan. 30, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"According to government spokesperson Hassan Sylla Bakari, the five suicide bombers--including two women, two children, and a man--also were killed in the attacks" (2).