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Latest items for LRCM-DATA-1

Feb. 4, 2021, 6:11 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"The night after their wedding, Eren stood over Nur in a dusky Mediterranean hotel, 'You are old enough! Get ready to fuck or I will send you back to the camp!' A friend of Eren’s married a Syrian woman last year who he said was pious and subservient. Wanting the same, Eren pursued an arranged marriage with Nur, promising her escape from the Kilis Camp on Turkey’s southern border. After he raped her repeatedly on their honeymoon, Nur fled, taking shelter at her brother’s house. But Nur says the stigma of divorce for Syrian women is unbearable, and so she prepares to reconcile with Eren" (para 2-3). "Eren found her...more
Jan. 29, 2021, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, LRCM-DATA-1

"The last major survey on family violence in Mexico, conducted in 2016, found that for approximately every 100 women aged 15 years and over who have had a partner or husband, 42 of the married women and 59 of the separated, divorced, or widowed women have experienced situations of emotional or economic abuse, or physical or sexual violence during their current or last relationship—a clear indication of women’s overall vulnerability to security risks of all kinds" (para 2).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"So common are the practices of abduction, rape and forced marriage of girls in northern Tanzania that a single word is used to encapsulate them all: kupura. It is a word used by people from the Sukuma tribe to describe the snatching of girls in broad daylight as they walk to school; a three-syllabled euphemism that downplays their long-term physical and sexual abuse" (para 1). "But a deal had been made; a dowry had been paid. And so it was that Grace was abducted on motorbike by her betrothed early one morning - all with the complicity of her father. That night, and every day for the next 11 months,...more
Dec. 24, 2020, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Eren found her in the bedroom and demanded, “Take off your clothes,” and then again, louder, when she started shaking. He didn’t touch her, except to rip off each of the fake nails that she wore. He mounted her and penetrated her" (para 24).
Aug. 30, 2020, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, LRCM-DATA-1

"It also notes that…more than half of women admitted having experienced at least one form of sexual violence by their intimate partner" (para 8).
Aug. 12, 2020, 3:51 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"UN Women group, which works for women's empowerment, estimated that almost a third of Egyptian women experienced intimate partner physical or sexual violence in their lifetime" (para 29).
June 5, 2020, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

Figure 16.1, titled "Women's experience of violence by marital status, shows the percentage of women who have experienced physical or sexual violence in Papua New Guinea. The percentage of women who have ever experienced sexual violence is 11% for never-married women, 33% for currently married or cohabitating women, and 44% for divorced/widowed/separated women (291). "Patterns by background characteristics: 1) Divorced, separated, or widowed women are much more likely to have experienced sexual violence (44%) than currently married women (33%) and never-married women (11%). 2) Experience of sexual violence is more common among employed women, irrespective of whether they are employed for cash (32%) or not for cash (38%), than among...more
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Ever-married women who reported having experienced sexual violence most often named their current or most recent husband/partner as the perpetrator (65%)" (430). "With respect to sexual violence, women most often reported that their husband used physical force to have sexual intercourse with them when they did not want to (6%). Three percent of women reported that their husband physically forced them to perform other sexual acts they did not want to, and 2% reported that their husband forced them with threats or in other ways to perform sexual acts they did not want to" (432). " Those who have experienced spousal sexual violence are more likely to report having sustained...more
May 12, 2020, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Five percent of ever-married women age 15-49 have ever experienced spousal sexual violence, and 3% experienced spousal sexual violence in the 12 months preceding the survey" (pg 259). "Five percent of ever-married women reported that their current or most recent husband used physical force to have sexual intercourse with them when they did not want to, with 3% experiencing this type of violence in the past 12 months" (pg 262).
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Seventy-eight percent of ever-married women who have experienced sexual violence since age 15 report their current husband as the perpetrator, while 18% report a former husband as the perpetrator" (306). "The most common type of spousal violence women have ever experienced is emotional violence (26%), followed by physical violence (23%) and sexual violence (5%). Women who have been married more than once were also asked about spousal violence committed by any husband. Thirty-four percent of ever-married women have experienced emotional, physical, or sexual violence committed by any husband, with 25% having experienced violence in the past 12 months" (307). "With respect to sexual violence, women most often reported being physically...more
March 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Two percent of ever-married women have experienced spousal sexual violence, with 1% experiencing this type of violence in the past 12 months. The most frequently reported act of sexual violence, reported by 2% of ever-married women, was that their husband/partner used physical force to have sexual intercourse with them when they did not want to. One percent reported that their husband/partner physically forced them to perform other sexual acts they did not want to do, and 1% reported that their husband/partner forced them with threats or in other ways to perform sexual acts they did not want to do" (223).
Feb. 8, 2020, 7:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"To assess women’s ability to negotiate safer sexual relations with their partners, women were asked whether they could say no to their partners if they do not want to have sexual intercourse and whether they could ask their partners to use a condom. In South Africa, 72% of in-union women age 15-49 report that they can say no to their partners if they do not want to have sexual intercourse, and 77% report that they can ask their partners to use a condom" (334). "One in five (21%) ever-partnered women have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence committed by their current or most recent partner. Thirteen percent of women reported...more
Feb. 5, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"41% of currently married women age 15-49 can say no to their husband if they do not want to have sex. 25% of currently married women can ask their husband to use a condom" (pg 269). "Forty-one percent of currently married women said they could say no to their husbands if they did not want to have sex; only 25% said they could ask their husband to use a condom (Table 15.10)" (pg 276). Women in urban areas are far more able to negotiate sexual relations than those in rural areas. Additionally, the ability to negotiate sexual relations increases with education and wealth (MM - CODER COMMENT)more
Dec. 14, 2019, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Shakuntala* was also forced into a polyandrous marriage with two brothers in a Baghpat village. 'We would fight a lot,' she recalls…'The older brother would try to make me characterless by forcing himself on me'" (para 54-56).
June 10, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, LRCM-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"A 2016 Asia Foundation study found that 59 percent of girls and women between 15 and 49 years old had experienced sexual or physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner and that 14 percent of girls and women had been raped by someone other than a partner" (p. 12).
May 11, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, LRCM-DATA-1, LRCM-DATA-2, DV-DATA-1

"Rape (including spousal rape), domestic abuse, incest, and indecent assault were significant problems" (15).
April 25, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"Almost a quarter of married women who had experienced domestic violence reported sexual violence, while 8 percent reported both physical and sexual violence" (33).
April 20, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"According to the government’s delegate for gender violence, as of October partners or former partners were responsible for the deaths of 42 women" (p. 11).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"Between January and July, 50 women were killed by their partners" (p. 13).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"According to a 2016 government report, one in three women reported having experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime"(p. 8).
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, LRCM-DATA-1

"Data on the prevalence of rape or spousal rape, prosecutions, and convictions were unavailable; however, press reporting of rape and defilement arrests and convictions were an almost daily occurrence" (para 82).
March 27, 2019, 7:30 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"According to Statistics Finland, approximately 69 percent of the victims of domestic and intimate-partner violence were women" (p. 10).
March 18, 2019, 7:25 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"In November the government’s Interministerial Agency for the Protection of Women against Violence and Combatting Human Trafficking (MIPROF) published data showing that, between 2012 and 2017, an annual average of 225,000 women between the ages of 18 and 75 declared that they had been victims of physical and/or sexual violence at the hands of a partner or former partner" (p. 17).
Feb. 28, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Marital rape is not criminalized under Lebanese law. This can explain why only 24% of the victims report the assault to the police" (para. 15). This can explain figures on this issue. (JSM - coder comment).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Ten percent of ever-married women have experienced one or more acts of spousal sexual violence, with 8% experiencing this type of violence in the past 12 months. The most frequently reported act of sexual violence, reported by 8% of ever-married women, was that their husband/partner used physical force to have sexual intercourse with them when they did not want to. Four percent reported that their husband/partner physically forced them to perform other sexual acts they did not want to do, and 3% reported that their husband/partner forced them with threats or in other ways to perform sexual acts they did not want to do" (294). "Forty-five percent of married women...more
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"A March study by the Tunisian General Labor Union’s National Commission of Working Women indicated that 32 percent of all women experienced some kind of physical violence, 28.9 percent experienced psychological violence or harassment, 15.7 percent suffered sexual violence or exploitation, and 7 percent experienced economic violence, including financial exploitation, extortion, or deprivation of money or the necessities of life. A large portion of violence against women occurred within marriage, according to the study" (page 16).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Violence against women, including spousal abuse, remained a serious and widespread problem both in rural and urban areas. . . . the number of killings and other forms of violence against women remained high" (page 56).
Oct. 26, 2018, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

“10% of ever-married women reported in interviews that they experienced sexual violence [by their husbands] in their lifetime and 4% in the past 12 months” (16). The survey categorized sexual violence of a woman as being forced to have sexual intercourse when she did not want to, having sexual intercourse when she did not want to because she was afraid of what her partner might do, being forced to do something sexual that she found degrading or humiliating, or being forced to have sex with another person (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"18% of women cited their current husband or partner as the perpetrator of acts of sexual violence, and among non-single women, this proportion was 23%" (page 253). "The proportion of women reporting having experienced acts of sexual violence is smaller (2%) and 1% reported having experienced such violence in the last twelve months, of which more than half experienced it frequently (0.6%). In the majority of cases (2%), women reported being physically forced to have sex with their partner when they did not wish to" (page 260).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Miss Hussein claims her husband's family tore her clothes off and held her down while her the 35-year-old brutally raped her" (para 3).