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Latest items for LRCM-DATA-2

March 3, 2020, 5:47 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

The rate of consanguineous marriages in Iraq is 39.9% (7).
July 31, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"Saudi women reported that domestic abuse in the form of incest is common but seldom reported to authorities due to fears over societal repercussions, according to local contacts" (41).
July 19, 2019, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-2, LRCM-LAW-3, LRCM-DATA-2

"Incest involving children remained a problem, although prosecutions remained minimal. The law provides prison sentences of up to five years for incest" (page 53).
June 14, 2019, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2, DV-DATA-1

"In May humanitarian aid organization World Vision India conducted a survey of 45,844 children between the ages of 12 and 18 across 26 states and found that one in every two children was a victim of sexual abuse. The Counsel to Secure Justice reported nearly 30 percent of child sexual abuse cases involved incest and 99 percent of overall child sexual abuse cases were not reported. The government sponsored a toll-free 24-hour helpline for children in distress working with 640 partners in 402 locations" (42).
June 11, 2019, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, LRCM-DATA-2

"The 2015 Strategic Plan to Address Gender-Based Violence reported a total of 2,390 incidences of sexual offenses, including rape, attempted rape, unlawful sexual intercourse, incest, and other sexual offenses, between 2003 and 2013" (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).
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-2, LRCM-LAW-3, LRCM-DATA-2

"Child abuse remained a serious problem. The press regularly reported cases of sexual abuse of children, including arrests for rape, incest, sodomy, and defilement" (para 96).
March 20, 2019, 11:36 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"Authorities prosecuted reported crimes against children, particularly rape and incest" (11).
Feb. 26, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"Although prohibited by law, rape, including spousal rape, remained a serious problem. The law provides for sentences ranging from eight to 30 years’ imprisonment for violent sexual assault. For acts of spousal sexual violence, the law mandates prison sentences of six months to two years" (28).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"Incest involving children remained a problem, although official statistics were incomplete, and prosecutions remained minimal. . . . The Jandarma reported 47 incest cases during the year" (page 61).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"The National Institute for Women and the Public Ministry reported that, as of November, 830 women had been victims of sexual crimes, including forcible rape, statutory rape, incest, and sexual harassment" (para 100)
Sept. 26, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3, LRCM-DATA-2

"Article 27 of the Bill of Adopted and Neglected Minors legalises marriage between parents and adopted children. In Iran, every 15 minutes a girl between 10 and 14 years of age faces marriage" (para 5).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-2, LRCM-DATA-2

"Noura Hussein, 19, was forced to marry her cousin, and when she refused to consummate the marriage, she says he called his family to help him rape her" (para 2).
Sept. 6, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"Nieto weeps and scratches at her arms as she explains that her own daughter was raped, by one of her brothers" (para 29)
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"The subtitle states: 'Kahtera is expecting a second child. Both pregnancies are the result of abuse from her father'" (0:43). "When Kahtera askes her father why he is abusing her, the subtitle states: 'He said, 'my child, I am just being kind to you, every father does this''" (1:01). It is unclear if the father actually believes, or knows, that incest is that common or if he is just justifying his own actions. The trailer indicates that incest is more common in Afghanistan than is realized (AA-CODER COMMENT). "Subtitle sates: 'For over 13 years Kathera was repeatedly raped by her father'" (1:09).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3, LRCM-DATA-2

"Incest is a crime and reportedly increased in frequency" (17).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2, DV-DATA-1

"The Committee is, however, concerned about: ...(b) The prevalence of domestic violence, including incest and sexual abuse of girls" (5).
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

Table 2 shows that in 2012, there were 9 reported cases of incest, and in 2013, there were 12 reported cases (12).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"The forms of family violence perpetrated against women in Palestinian society include...rape committed by a member of a woman’s family or that of her husband" (19).
Nov. 27, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-2, LRCM-DATA-2

"But when we address the issue of incest, Iranians strongly condemn and discourage this practice. This is why in cases involving incest, with very few exceptions, families hide the incident in order to preserve their honour. Therefore it is not possible to find accurate statistics of such incidents" (para 6).
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
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, LRCM-PRACTICE-2, LRCM-DATA-2

“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)