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Latest items for LRCM-DATA-2

Aug. 30, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2, DV-DATA-1

"Investigators found that the girl had been 'repeatedly raped by her stepfather over a period of time,' said a police inspector at a Rohtak police station devoted to crimes against women" (para 6).
Aug. 3, 2017, 6:29 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"The extent and prevalence of rape in Afghan society is unknown, due to lack of access and information relating to large parts of the country, together with the taboo surrounding the subject of rape and sexual abuse. However, research conducted by Amnesty International, among others, has found that rape by local armed groups still appears to be widespread and that courts and police are powerless and reluctant to bring perpetrators to justice" (13)
Jan. 18, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"The ministries further indicated, based on a 2008 study on rape and incest, that 5.2 percent of women were victims of sexual violence" (30). "Furthermore, the report indicated that more than one million girls and women were reported to have suffered an attempted rape and that rape was becoming widespread in all regions of the country. Included in this figure was incest, which affected 18 percent of raped women" (30).
Jan. 3, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Countries: Brazil

“Abuse and neglect of children and adolescents were problems. Children and adolescents were victims of rape and molestation, and girls were impregnated by family members. The SDH oversaw a program that established nationwide strategies for combating child sexual abuse and best practices for treating victims” (15).
Aug. 23, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

According to Fokupers NGO criteria type cases chart reporting types of violence, in 2009 there was 1 case of Incest (63). According to Pradet's safe place program statistics in 2008, there were 2 cases of Incest (65).
April 14, 2016, 10:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"According to a survey carried out by the civil society platform for children, in some working-class areas of the capital, 6 per cent of girls have been the victims of rape perpetrated by people close to them, notably fathers, stepfathers, uncles and teachers. Statistically, incest is at 11 per cent among 12 to 14-year-olds, and physical touching among 7 to 8-year-olds is at 5 per cent" (32)
April 12, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"Many wrongly think that maternal cousins are not blood relatives. Prevailing Islamic belief reinforces intermarriage, although it happens among Christians too. The Koran allows marriage to anyone but parents, siblings, aunts and uncles, nephews and nieces. Indeed, Fatima, the daughter of Muhammad, married her cousin, Ali Ibn Abi Talib, notes Ahmed Mamdouh of Al Azhar, an Egyptian university"(para 6)
Feb. 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

""Incest is a prevalent problem in the villages of Ukraine, but is rarely discussed. There is a heavy alcoholism problem, which results in many family conflicts, violence, and rape within families. Most often, this remains a secret within the family; most would never go to the police. Children subjected to rape and/or incest are generally equally male and female. The percentage increases with the IDP's as a result of war, since children on the street who are in need can be manipulated easily. Because of the rare reporting of incest, the numbers are very small and there are not very many solid statistics on it." Lada Usova" (5)more
Jan. 30, 2016, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, LRCM-DATA-2

"After her parents divorced when she was nine, she was left behind in Toronto with a father she says sexually abused her; later, in Montreal, when she had returned to her mom, she says her mother’s Jehovah’s Witness boyfriend also sexually assaulted her, and she was sent into foster care" (Para 3)
Jan. 6, 2016, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, LRCM-DATA-2

"The study carried out in the framework of the Empower project showed that sexual harassment was foremost among the manifestations of sexual abuse, with 37 per cent of the respondents reporting having experienced it. Out of 1,995 people, 737 said that it existed in the areas surveyed. After sexual harassment came rape (reported by 20 per cent of the respondents) and incest (10 per cent)" (8)
Dec. 31, 2015, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Somalia

"One of them is 8 years old who was raped by her uncle who was supporting her in the absence of her parents. The perpetrator is now detained in the central prison; however, the family of the survivor is facing threats from other family members who are close to the perpetrator" (para 4)
Dec. 19, 2015, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"What shocked the Swedish photographer the most was the 'normalization of incest' that happens in many parts of the country [Guatemala]" (para 2). "'Eighty-nine percent of the perpetrators abusing girls below 14 are part of the girls’ own family or someone close to the girl,' she told BuzzFeed News. 'And in a quarter of the cases it is her own father.' This horrified the photojournalist who added, 'the underlying structure is complex, but the practice is excused by the devaluation of these girls'" (para 3). "'One girl did not say a word the first time I met her,' she said. 'She became pregnant when she was 11, right after her ...more
Aug. 10, 2015, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"‘Out of the 307 girls we have rescued since the [Ripple International Rescue] centre opened in 2006, 232 are defilement cases. Ninety of those involve incest, which has been rising steadily in the past two years. Fifty-five cases out of the 90 were perpetrated by biological fathers, 11 by step-fathers and the rest by other relatives.’ she adds. After to fathers, [Mrs Leah Wambugu, the administrator], says, grandfathers are the next worst perpetrators" (p 5-6). "This year, the [Ripple International Rescue] centre has rescued 11 girls, nine of whom were defiled. Five of the nine were defiled by their biological fathers" (p 8). "An officer at the Meru Town Police ...more
May 11, 2015, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

""Persistence of sociocultural patterns and attitudes used to justify violence against women, in addition to the high prevalence of violence against women, including domestic and sexual violence, incest and psychological violence" (5)
Nov. 4, 2014, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"Kevani Kanda was just six years old when her family accused her of being a witch. She was being molested by a relative and the trauma made her wet the bed and sleepwalk" (para 1).
June 2, 2014, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"The above table [Table 16: Overall VAW cases in Punjab] shows... Incest was also reported which comprised 12 cases in total though it is believed the actual number could be much higher but remains unreported due to socio-cultural reasons" (18-19)
March 24, 2014, 1:09 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"About 34% of all rape or sexual assault victimizations were committed by an intimate partner (former or current spouse, girlfriend, or boyfriend), 6% by a relative or family member, and 38% by a friend or acquaintance" (4)
Nov. 5, 2013, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"'It's not part of the Iranian culture to marry your adopted child. Obviously incest exists in Iran more or less as it happens in other countries across the world, but this bill is legalising paedophilia and is endangering our children and normalising this crime in our culture'" (para 8)
Feb. 4, 2013, 10:10 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

“Incest was widely believed to be underreported” (10)
Jan. 23, 2013, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

“From January to August, the SDH-operated Dial 100, a hotline that receives complaints of sexual abuse against children and adolescents, logged 380,619 complaints, compared with 160,933 during all of 2010. Of these, 50,866 reports concerned abuse, compared with 30,543 in 2010. According to the SDH, the rise was due to increased national awareness of what constitutes sexual abuse. Between January and March, there were 1,179 reported cases of sexual exploitation, 3,133 of sexual abuse, 5,557 of neglect, and 5,841 of physical or psychological violence. Approximately 56 percent of the victims between January and February were girls; the most common complaints were negligence and sexual violence” (19)
Jan. 17, 2013, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

“From January to August 31, authorities investigated 329 cases of child sexual abuse and 87 cases of child physical abuse; these cases were all referred to the courts” (21)
Jan. 5, 2013, 4:16 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

“NGOs reported that inner-city gang leaders and sometimes even fathers initiated sex with young girls as a ‘right’. There were 637 cases of carnal abuse reported to the JCF, compared with 538 cases reported in 2010” (18)
Dec. 14, 2012, 12:38 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

“The media reported several cases of incest” (19)
Sept. 15, 2012, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

The Department of Social Services reported “11 cases of incest” (15). “Sexual exploitation of children through incestuous relationships occurred, and anecdotal reports continued to suggest that this was a particular problem in the out islands. Observers generally acknowledged that a small number of children were involved in illicit or unlawful activities” (15-16)
July 30, 2012, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"Child abuse was a significant problem, principally in the forms of violence and sexual abuse. According to the governmental National Center for Children (NCC), both problems were most likely to occur within families" (para 81)
June 7, 2012, 4:38 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1, LRCM-DATA-2, DV-DATA-1

"Violence against women remained a serious problem; between one third and half of all women have suffered physical, psychological or sexual violence at the hands of their husbands or other family members at some time during their lives" (262)
May 16, 2012, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

" A study released by the UN Children's Fund in April 2008 found that one in three women in the country has suffered some form of sexual abuse as a child and that one in four experienced physical violence. Most sexual assaults of girls occurred at home, and fewer than half of sexual assaults were reported. Disabled children, children out of school, and orphans were at particular risk"(section 6).
March 16, 2012, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"Due to social pressures and fear of embarrassment, incest remained taboo and often went unreported and unpunished. A women's' rights NGO stated that, of all cases of violence committed against girls, paternal incest was increasing the fastest"(section 6).
Feb. 17, 2012, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"More women have been applying to the Women’s Refuge because of incest; this is attributed to an enormous amount of public discussion of incest that took place in 2005 following the publication of a book in Iceland in which a woman described her experience of sexual abuse and ill-treatment as a child. As Stígamót (the Counselling and Information Centre for Victims of Sexual Violence) had difficulty in providing sufficient counselling services in the latter part of the year, many women applied to the Women’s Refuge in connection with incest" (20). "About 1468 individuals came to the Centre for Sexual Abuse Victims, (Stigamót), in the period 2003–2005; 496 did so in ...more
Sept. 16, 2011, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"The only statistics that were possible to find is those promulgate by Caracol Radio (a Colombian media), who affirmed to have had access to the statistics the Procurer Office (Fiscalía General de la Nación) has and that show that there are at least 250 cases under investigation of sexual acts committed by fathers, brothers, grandparents, uncles and cousins against boys and girls. According to this numbers, 30 minors had children as a result of these sexual acts."