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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).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Liberia’s high incidence of rape is in part a legacy of its 14-year civil conflict, from which the country is still rebuilding, says the report. According to the World Health Organization, 'between 61.4 and 77.4 per cent of women and girls in Liberia were raped during the war.' Despite this, there has been no criminal accountability for perpetrators of war crimes in Liberia, including perpetrators of wartime sexual violence" (para 3).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Boko Haram fighters have captured and killed large groups of other schoolchildren, but the kidnapping of the students from Chibok caught the world’s attention, fueled by a #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign" (para 15).
Jan. 25, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"The observatory will also document cases of violence by Israeli soldiers against women, providing accurate and scientific statistics, said Amal Khreisheh, general director of the Palestinian Working Women Society. 'Israeli soldiers practice direct forms of violence against women by storming into their houses, arresting and killing them. This is not to mention the violence against men who are beaten and arrested in front of their families,' Khreisheh told Al-Monitor" (para 10-11).
Jan. 25, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"On July 11, South Sudanese troops, fresh from winning a battle in the capital, Juba, over opposition forces, went on a nearly four-hour rampage through a residential compound popular with foreigners, in one of the worst targeted attacks on aid workers in South Sudan's three-year civil war. They shot dead a local journalist while forcing the foreigners to watch, raped several foreign women, singled out Americans, beat and robbed people and carried out mock executions" (para 4). "The Associated Press previously reported that U.N. peacekeepers in Juba did not stop the rapes of local women by soldiers outside the U.N.'s main camp last month" (para 7). "A report on the ...more
Jan. 24, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-DATA-1

"Since 29 April, at least 28 towns and villages have been attacked and burned, with reports of killings, rape, abduction and looting of cattle and other property" (para 1).
Jan. 23, 2017, 9:13 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-DATA-1

"Islamic State leaders have made sexual slavery as they believe it was practiced during the Prophet Muhammad’s time integral to the group’s operations, preying on the women and girls the group captured from the Yazidi religious minority almost two years ago. To keep the sex trade running, the fighters have aggressively pushed birth control on their victims so they can continue the abuse unabated while the women are passed among them" (para 7). "Thousands of women and girls from the Yazidi minority remain captives of the Islamic State, after the jihadists overran their ancestral homeland on Mount Sinjar on Aug. 3, 2014. In the months since then, hundreds have managed ...more
Jan. 20, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"According to the Human Rights Division of MINUSCA, which documented 775 cases of human rights violations between mid-September 2014 and May 31, serious violations of international human rights and international humanitarian law were committed throughout the country by nonstate armed groups, including anti-Balaka and ex-Seleka, and, to a lesser extent, government forces. Violations affected at least 785 victims, including 88 women and 43 children" (4-5). "Between 2014 and 2015, two European Union peacekeeping contingents allegedly raped two girls and paid two others for sex. The girls were 14 to 16 at the time of the alleged abuses. UN officials reported 22 allegations of sexual abuse or exploitation by MINUSCA personnel ...more
Jan. 9, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"The clinic treated 545 new cases of sexual assault, of which men in uniform committed 14 and armed men committed 24" (31).
Jan. 3, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"The military rejected all allegations that rape is an institutionalized practice in the military but admitted in 2014 that its soldiers had committed 40 known rapes of civilian women since 2011. Civil society groups estimated there were more than 100 rape cases since 2011" (40).
Jan. 3, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4, IRP-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-4, GEW-PRACTICE-2, GEW-DATA-1

“In April 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, police raided sex venues supposedly to rid the city of illegal activities such as pimping and child prostitution in the period preceding the 2014 soccer World Cup. While prostitution is legal, the NGOs Observatorio de Prostituicao and Justica Global alleged the police acted without warrants, beat prostitutes, stole money, demanded sexual services, gang-raped women, and retaliated against the women who reported their actions, including abducting one of the women and threatening her family; investigations continued at year’s end” (3).
Dec. 1, 2016, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-DATA-1

"The forms of violence against women somewhat differ depending on the region and ethnic group and are especially bad where there has been political conflict and low levels of women’s autonomy and development"(para 3)
Dec. 1, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-DATA-1, GEW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-DATA-1

"There was an incident of mass public violence between government protestors and the military in 2009, where more than 100 people were killed and numerous women were reportedly raped or sexually assaulted by soldiers. Most Guineans were very shocked by this and I think this was very unusual"(para 4)
Nov. 18, 2016, 5 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"There have been two major wars and several rebellions since the mid-1990s in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.The fighting and damage to basic services has claimed millions of lives. The conflict has also generated extreme levels of sexual violence. Most of it goes unpunished". This statement came on the screen at 0:32 (ENB-Coder Comment)."In the past few years we've seen an increase in the number of prosecutions for rape cases but the vast majority of these prosecutions are for lower level soldiers or civilians but very rarely have we seen senior army officers or senior level rebel commanders prosecuted for rape". This statement was made at 2:01 by Ida ...more
Nov. 18, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"DALORI, Nigeria — Hundreds of women and girls captured by Boko Haram have been raped, many repeatedly, in what officials and relief workers describe as a deliberate strategy to dominate rural residents and possibly even create a new generation of Islamist militants in Nigeria"(para 1)."Boko Haram, a radical Islamist sect that has taken over large stretches of territory in the country’s northeast, has long targeted women, rounding them up as it captures towns and villages. Women and girls have been given to Boko Haram fighters for marriage,' a euphemism for the sexual violence that occurs even when unions are cloaked in religion. Now, dozens of newly freed women and girls, ...more
Nov. 18, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Today’s article about the mass rape of Nigerian women by Boko Haram soldiers who intended to impregnate women as young as 11 years old was among the most challenging"(para 1) ."I had heard about and was going to Maiduguri to report on the mass sexual abuse of women by Boko Haram"(para 2)."I interviewed the women in Kanuri, the local language, through a translator. The women’s stories were wrenching, among the worst I have heard in over 30 years as a journalist"(para 9)
Nov. 15, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Time and again women have been subjected to physical violence by military and paramilitary forces"(para 2)."Media researchers argue that the political stalemate of India and Pakistan has led to the abuse and suffering of women in the Valley. The dispute over Kashmir and the consequent political instability has led to serious consequences for the Kashmiri population. Most vulnerable among Kashmiri people are women and children, who often become the targets of physical violence. Due to the weakened political state, perpetrators are seldom brought to justice, while victims live in constant fear of further violence and abuse"(para 3)."The Jammu and Kashmir Police Crime Branch in 2012 revealed that over the past ...more
Nov. 9, 2016, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Women’s rights advocates say they fear that shelters are being targeted by the Taliban, which wants to once again impose severe restrictions on women’s freedoms, including access to social services and education. They say women in the shelters are at high risk of being kidnapped, raped or killed by Taliban fighters"(para 9)."Horia Mosadiq, an Afghanistan researcher for Amnesty International in London, said she has received reports that shelters, hospitals, homes and offices have been attacked.'We have reports of rape of the family members of Afghan Local Police soldiers and commanders, killing of people who work for the security forces and breaking into hospital, including maternity hospital, where they raped and ...more
Nov. 9, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Actual combat may have ended almost a decade ago in northern Uganda, but for many women abducted by the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army and the children they conceived in captivity, the war is far from over. Sexual exploitation, beatings, stigmatization and community rejection, lack of medical care and education, and deprivation of land rights are among the challenges faced by those who escaped from or were released by the LRA. For two decades from the mid-1980s, between 10,000 and 15,000 girls and women were abducted from their homes in northern Uganda to serve as fighters, porters and sex slaves of LRA commanders. These forced unions resulted in a population group ...more
Nov. 8, 2016, 10:22 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Government forces and other armed groups have used rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war throughout the conflict. In 2013, the UN treated 38,000 victims of sexual violence in Syria, and large numbers of victims also sought assistance as refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. Victims have included women, men and children. The UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic (COI) confirmed that Syrian government forces and government-controlled militia (Shabbiha) committed sexual violence as a weapon of war during house searches and at checkpoints. Human rights experts have documented numerous reports of rape, including gang rape, and other forms of sexual violence in these settings ...more
Aug. 31, 2016, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-DATA-1

"The Gulf Centre for Human Rights urges the UN and relevant international institutions to: 1. Carry out an immediate, impartial and thorough investigation into the execution of Samira Saleh Al-Naimi and other crimes committed by ISIS with a view to publishing the results and bringing those responsible to justice in line with local laws and international standards; 2. Guarantee in all circumstances that all human rights defenders and journalists in Iraq are able to carry out their legitimate human rights activities without fear of reprisals and free from all restrictions including judicial harassment." (5,6)
Aug. 24, 2016, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-3, GEW-DATA-1

"The Isis militant group has reportedly carried out a seemingly unprecedented string of public executions – including throwing men accused of being gay off towers, stoning a woman accused of adultery, and crucifying at least 17 young men in a 48-hour period. Disturbing images appeared across Isis-affiliated social media accounts at the end of last week at an unusually high rate.Images showing the executions began to emerge on Thursday, and were attributed to the 'Information Office of the mandate of Nineveh', a city in Iraq. They claim to show Isis militants carrying out 'hudud', the system of fixed punishments for what the group’s courts regard as serious crimes"(para 2-3)more
Aug. 23, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"In 2000-2005 Fokupers, Assosiasaun Jurista Timor loro sae, Asosiasaun HAK and Koligasaun Japaun for Timor-Leste (KJTL) conducted research and found 16 survivors of sexual violence perpetrated by the Japanese military in 1942-1945" (67-68).
Aug. 12, 2016, 11:34 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Officials have documented 217 cases of sexual violence in South Sudan’s capital during last month’s outbreak of fighting, most of them committed by government security forces, the United Nations human rights chief said Thursday. Information so far indicates that displaced ethnic Nuer women were the most targeted, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said in a statement. Witnesses and aid workers have told The Associated Press that government soldiers raped or gang-raped dozens of women and girls just outside the main U.N. camp in the capital, Juba, where thousands of mostly Nuer people have taken shelter from the fighting. South Sudan’s civil war that started in December 2013 has long raised fears of ...more
Aug. 5, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, GEW-DATA-1, EWCMS-DATA-2

"In the more than one million cases of sexual violence recorded in 2009, including as a consequence of armed conflicts, approximately 99.2 per cent of the victims are female and 0.8 per cent male" (21-22).
May 5, 2016, 7:04 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-DATA-1

According to the table about the terrorist group Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, April 15, 2014 reported Abduction of more than 200 girls from a boarding school in Chibok. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video he will sell the girls, aged between 16 to 18, as ‘sex slaves’ or militants ‘wives’. May 6, 2014, 11 more girls abducted from nearby areas of Borno State. June 7-8, 2014, 20 young women kidnapped in the northeastern village of Garkin Fulani, eight kilometres from Chibok. June 18-22, 2014, 60 women and children abducted from the village of Kummabza in Borno State (95).