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Latest items for LRCM-DATA-1

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).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Support group Karma Nirvana revealed it took almost 9,000 calls about forced marriages in 2017" (para 3).
Sept. 12, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, LRCM-DATA-1

"No information was available on the prevalence of rape, which citizens seldom reported to officials" (para 102)
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"In 2014 a biannual report issued by the Legal and Human Rights Center (LHRC) stated there were 2,878 reported incidents of rape and 3,633 other reported cases of abuse of women and children from January to June 2014, although these crimes were probably significantly underreported. The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization identified the main forms of gender-based violence as wifebeating (30 percent of cases), defilement (25 percent), rape (20 percent), sexual exploitation (13 percent), and marital rape (12 percent)" (21).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"A 2013 study by the Institute for Medical Research indicated 55 percent of women experienced spousal rape" (15).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Spousal rape was rarely reported; however, it was regarded as a common problem. Increasing numbers of victims sought assistance from human rights organizations, especially in cases that resulted in HIV infection" (14).
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

“[women experience partner] rape (8.8 percent) or other sexual violence by an intimate partner (15.8 percent; Figure 7.1)” (238)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

“Sexual violence within intimate partner relationships also affects a disturbingly large share of the population. Breiding et al. (2014) estimate that about 11 percent of women who identify with two or more races, 10 percent of white women, 9 percent of black women, and 6 percent of Hispanic women have experienced rape by an intimate partner. A larger proportion—27 percent of multiracial women, 17 percent of black and white women, and 10 percent of Hispanic women—have experienced sexual violence other than rape by an intimate partner (Breiding et al. 2014). Data on sexual violence other than rape are not available for Asian/ Pacific Islander or Native American women” (239)more
May 31, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Experience of sexual violence is more common among currently married women (16%) . . . Forty-eight percent of ever-married women who experienced sexual violence reported their current/most recent husbands/partners as the perpetrators, while 40% reported their former husbands/partners as perpetrators. Forty two percent of never-married women who experienced sexual violence reported current/former boyfriends as perpetrators and nearly one third (31%) reported friends/acquaintances as perpetrators; 7% reported strangers as perpetrators" (page 369-370). "Fourteen percent of ever-married women have experienced one or more acts of sexual violence, the most common being physically forced to have sexual intercourse by their spouse when they did not want to" (page 371). Figure 17.3 indicates that...more
May 30, 2018, 8:27 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Noura Hussein, a 19-year-old Sudanese woman was found guilty of attempted murder last week after suffering marital rape" (Para 1). "Kheder said his client was taken by the groom to an apartment in Khartoum for the honeymoon. Noura refused to have sex with him for four days. On the fifth day, he brought his cousins to the apartment, where they grabbed her, and he aggressively raped her in front of them" (Para 7).
May 1, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"In 2014, 4.1% of Egyptian women have been subject to sexual violence from their husbands" (para 16).
March 8, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"For 23 years, Khadija says her husband raped her, nearly every day. And her case is far from unique, according to counselors at the Annajda Center in Rabat" (para 1-2). "A survey by U.N. Women, a United Nations agency for the empowerment of women, carried out in Rabat, the Moroccan capital, and in some neighboring cities found that 41 percent of the men surveyed believe that financial support justifies marital rape" (para 10).
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Only 3% of ever-married women have ever experienced spousal sexual violence" (261). Three percent reported that their husbands have committed sexual violence, and 2% reported that they experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months" (265-266).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, with prison terms of five to 10 years, or eight to 10 years under aggravating circumstances, such as use of a weapon. The government generally implemented criminal aspects of the law better than protection aspects of the law"(16)."Rapes constituted the majority of sexual crimes investigated by the PNP [Panamanian National Police] and the PNP’s Directorate of Judicial Investigation"(16)
Nov. 27, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"With regard to cases involving the family unit, in Iran, marital relationships can involve a high degree of violence, which is deemed as natural and goes unnoticed" (para 6).
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRCM-DATA-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"(1)."A national survey of women aged 18 to 65 by the Moroccan High Commission for Planning found that in 2009 nearly two-thirds – 62.8 percent – had experienced physical, psychological, sexual, or economic violence. Of the sample interviewed, 55 percent reported 'conjugal' violence and 13.5 percent reported 'familial' violence. Only 3 percent of those who had experienced conjugal violence had reported it to the authorities"(2)."Human Rights Watch urged the Moroccan government to...more
Oct. 6, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Alima Musah and Zakiya Mohammed are just two among thousands of married women in rural Ghana who endure violence at the hands of their husbands. They told me they were brutally raped repeatedly when they refused to have sex with their husbands" (para 6-7).
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2, LRCM-DATA-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-LAW-1, ERBG-DATA-2, MARR-PRACTICE-1, MARR-PRACTICE-5, MARR-LAW-1, MARR-LAW-4, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"Women in Iran are subject to pervasive discrimination both in law and practice, including in areas concerning marriage, divorce, child custody, freedom of movement, employment, and access to political office. Women and girls are inadequately protected against domestic and other violence, including early and forced marriage and marital rape"(para 17)
Aug. 31, 2017, 8:52 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2, LRCM-DATA-1

"Rape was a crime, although there were no statistics on rape. There is no explicit discussion of spousal rape in the law, and there have been no recent court cases" (p 75)
Aug. 31, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"The mentality of Azerbaijanis does not encourage complaints about marital rape, such complaints are often considered to shame the family. From 2003 to 2004 there was only one complaint of marital rape in the Women’s Crisis Center. Similarly, there was also only one complaint to the Family Crisis Center about marital rape during 2004" (22)
Aug. 31, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"Violence against women and girls in Nicaragua has been described by U.N. Women as a 'national epidemic.' Nearly half of all reported incidents of violence against women take place in the home, mostly rape and domestic violence at the hands of relatives, husbands and boyfriends, according to 2017 government figures" (9-10).
Aug. 30, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2, LRCM-DATA-1

"Rape is a crime; however, it was unclear whether spousal rape is illegal. There was no specific information available on the prevalence of rape in the country. The government responded to reports of rape by encouraging the perpetrator to marry the victim" (p 114)
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"when he wants sex, I have to give it to him. I tell him I don’t like it, then he says, ‘if you stay in my house, you have to give it to me’. He grabs me all of a sudden when I am sleeping. Then, he attacks me" (1). This is a quote from a child bride at 9:54 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 9, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"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)
Aug. 5, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"However, research conducted by UNICEF found that 19 out of 55 women (35%) had been raped or otherwise sexually abused by their husbands" (22)
Aug. 5, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2, LRCM-DATA-1

"On the issue of marital rape, [CRLP/ACAFEJ English version] 'legal opinion in Cameroon appears to be divided, and case law reflects a cautious attitude' (ibid.). According to the Centre for Reproductive Law and Policy (CRLP) and the Association of Women Jurists of Cameroon (Association camerounaise des femmes juristes, ACAFEJ): [CRLP/ACAFEJ English version] Domestic violence – both physical and emotional – is common in Cameroon. This practice is encouraged by judges' acceptance of the principle that a man has 'disciplinary rights' over his wife. Factors leading to violence include a wife's refusal to have sexual relations and a husband's alcoholism" (para 1-3)
Aug. 5, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Reports had further shown that around 80 % of Afghani women were affected by domestic violence, acts which the authorities saw as legitimate and therefore did not prosecute" (13). This, and considering that women must obey their husbands' sexual demands,suggests that it is likely that marital rape is not uncommon (MAD - CODER COMMENT)