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Latest items for LRW-PRACTICE-2

Sept. 15, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"'They make [videos] to blackmail the victims [of rape] ... so that they don't go and file a complaint in the nearest police station,' Shawnawaz explained" (para 7). "After she was raped in her village in March 2015, Shikha endured 'shaming' by her classmates and had to drop out of school" (para 38).
Sept. 14, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The Brazilian teenage girl who says she was brutally gang raped in a Rio de Janeiro slum is speaking out about the attack and the related graphic video that went viral.'If I have to wait for the justice system, they've already shown that nothing is going to happen,' she told CNN affiliate TV Record in the presence of her attorney. 'I am waiting for the justice of God. That might be late but it never fails'"(para 1-2)."The [gang rape] case has shocked Brazil, a country accustomed to a high level of violence, and sparked backlash on social media and impromptu protests in a number of cities"(para 4)."In the TV Record ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

“The last of the rapists, the son of a powerful family, was convicted this past spring — 11 years after the crime. During her ordeal she was forced to leave school, was put in a home for runaway girls and even now lives with police protection out of fear that allies of the rapists could exact revenge” (para 3). “Female crime victims still face many barriers in the country’s courts. These include poorly trained doctors, callous police, shoddy forensic practices and the delays that permeate India’s judicial system — delays so disheartening that some victims lose their nerve or settle with attackers’ families” (para 6). “The victim had support from ...more
Aug. 30, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"The case came to light last Wednesday when the police received a tip on a help line dedicated to crimes against women" (para 5).
Aug. 29, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-2

“In the healing centers we visited, people were chained. They had a 2-to 4-meter radius to move, defecate and urinate. They were not allowed to bathe. Instead a bucket of water would be thrown on them once a day. We also found evidence of forced seclusion as punishment. … The situation for women was particularly bad. Especially when women are chained or put in isolation, the risk of physical and sexual abuse is very high. In one case a woman told me that a male staff member had touched her vagina that very morning just for fun. She was chained, so she could neither move away nor defend herself, and ...more
Aug. 28, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"According to the World Health Organization, 64 percent of women aged fifteen to forty-nine experienced violence from a partner, and 37 percent of women were subject to sexual abuse before age fifteen. Violence against women can impede a woman’s ability to enter and remain in the labor force – and yet reliable employment is critical to enabling survivors of violence to escape abusive relationships"(para 6)
Aug. 14, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"This includes protection, legal assistance, medical assistance and counselling, as well as empowerment programmes to give women the confidence and skills to support themselves. Awareness of gender issues and violence against women must also be raised. Currently, some of these services are being provided by police, women’s organizations and civil society groups, including faith-based organizations. But much more is needed" (para 16-17).
Aug. 9, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-2, LRW-DATA-1, UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Georgian culture remains highly patriarchal, both inside and outside the home. And the 2013 gender relations study also reported that only 3.7 per cent of Georgians, both male and female, fully disagreed with the statements, 'men have the last say in the family' and 'women should endure verbal abuse to maintain the integrity of the family.' Too often, this endorsement of men’s dominance and women’s silent suffering extends to physical and sexual gender-based violence as well"(para 7-8)
Aug. 9, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"To seek justice for these cases is unusual. They are normally not reported; even if they are reported they are not followed up. The women don't want to bring shame to their family. Some are not aware of the law; others don't trust the government" (para 20).
Aug. 7, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The high visibility of the Turner case obscures the extreme rarity of rape prosecutions"(para 16)."Tolerance for rape is an old but freshly infuriating story"(para 17)
July 8, 2017, 9 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The commission suggests that the state government under Mr. Peña Nieto had sought to minimize and even cover up the events [in which police sexually assaulted 11 women]. Perhaps the most lurid example is whom the government chose to prosecute: Rather than go after the police who committed the sexual torture, the state initially prosecuted the women instead. Five were imprisoned for a year or more, on charges like blocking traffic, detentions the commission found arbitrary. Days after the episode, the state denied the accusations of the women, essentially calling them liars. Mr. Peña Nieto told a local newspaper at the time that it was a known tactic of radical ...more
July 7, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-2, IIP-PRACTICE-2

¨Most prominently it (sexism in politics) surfaced in the United States last year, when Donald J. Trump was elected president despite a leaked tape in which he bragged about grabbing women¨(para 13)
July 7, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-2, LRW-DATA-1

¨Ms. Colau entered politics after working as an activist fighting housing evictions. She said that she had suffered far worse attacks as an activist than as mayor, including sexual harassment.She never reported them to the police because, she said, ´like a lot of other women, I wasn’t confident that it could be resolved judicially — and also because of the social stigma´¨(para 25-26)
July 5, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"In 2016, 1,976 young women benefited from the Women and Girls Safe Spaces set up by ABAAD in 2015, which provides psychosocial activities, follow-up and psychological support, legal advice and representation in court, and emergency shelter for women fleeing violence or high-risk situations" (para 7).
July 5, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Alia Awada, advocacy and campaign manager for ABAAD [said] 'There will be pressure put on the girl to marry her rapist because, in Lebanon, if a girl is raped, no one will marry her in the future and everyone will be talking about her honor. She will never have a normal life. Her family will pressure her to marry her rapist because they see this as protection for their honor, too" (p 10)
June 13, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-2, EWCMS-PRACTICE-3

"[Liz Luras’s] date to the Marine Corps ball raped her, and her ‘battle buddy,’ a partner assigned by the military, reported the assault to superiors. The rape set off a series of events – including physical hazing, sexual harassment and two more rapes – that led ultimately to Liz being forced out of the military career she loved. Despite being honorably discharged, she was unfairly labeled as having a ‘Personality Disorder’ or PD in her discharge papers – although she was never diagnosed by a doctor and showed no signs of PD in her pre-army screening. Because of this black mark on her record, when she applied for law enforcement ...more
June 13, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, EWCMS-PRACTICE-3

"As part of Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN), [Liz Luras] marched on Capitol Hill, and spoke in front of Congress about rape in the military in 2012 and in 2013" (p 29). Liz Luras was raped while she worked in the military and was harrassed, raped twice more and silenced because she reported it (RNP-CODER COMMENT)
June 11, 2017, 12:01 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Minors such as Siddiqui can easily be forced into marriage or forced to stay in a marriage. Adults being pressured in this way have options, including access to domestic-violence shelters. But a child who leaves home is considered a runaway; the police try to return her to her family and could even charge our organization criminally if we were to get involved. Most domestic-violence shelters do not accept minors, and youth shelters typically notify parents that their children are there. Child-protective services are usually not a solution, either: Caseworkers point out that preventing legal marriages is not in their mandate" (p 12)
June 7, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"We, in the Hadia organization, have an event today called 'Light a candle for Mah Gul'. The event is supporting women who have been subject to violence, rape and murder this past year" (1). This is a quote from a teenage Afghani girl at 18:42 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
May 18, 2017, 7:34 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The council has garnered opprobrium in the past. In 2013, reports AFP, 'it suggested making DNA inadmissible evidence in rape cases, instead calling for the revival of an Islamic law that makes it mandatory for a survivor to provide four witnesses to back their claims'" (para 4).
May 5, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"NGOs and academics believed that it was an underreported problem. Rape victims had access to shelters and counseling offered by NGOs and government-funded programs" (17).
April 26, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"NGOs estimated that the actual number of rapes was much higher because women often were unwilling to report incidents due to social stigma" (16).
March 28, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Activists continued to complain that the burden of proof in rape cases was too heavy and discouraged victims from reporting acts of rape and authorities from prosecuting them" (9). "The government helped finance the Women’s Shelter, the Counseling and Information Center for Survivors of Sexual Violence, the rape crisis center of the national hospital, and other organizations that assisted victims of domestic or gender-based violence" (10).
March 24, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Experts believed violence against women was more widespread than suggested by the number of cases reported to authorities due to the stigma associated with such abuses. NGOs noted in particular the underreporting of violence against women in immigrant communities, where victims often feared losing their immigration status as well as being subjected to cultural stigma. In 2014 some NGOs began to offer increased social, legal, and psychological services to rape victims" (14).
March 24, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Human rights groups and lawyers said barriers to reporting rape remained high and included stigmatization, fear of reprisal, and distrust of the judiciary and legal system. They also said there were wide disparities in access to and the quality of medical services from hospitals treating rape survivors...In some cases authorities advised survivors against pressing charges to avoid the public humiliation of a trial. Survivors of rape and other forms of sexual violence faced major obstacles in seeking legal justice, as well as access to protective services such as women’s shelters" (24).
March 21, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The law permits prosecution of rape only when reported by the victim, which observers noted was rare due to victims’ fear of social stigma and retribution. This problem was exacerbated in the predominantly Muslim and ethnically Fula rural eastern regions of Gabu and Bafata, where the culture dictates the resolution of such problems within the family and community" (9-10). "Many families hid sexual abuse within the family to avoid shame and stigma" (12).
March 20, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The Georgetown Legal Aid Clinic, with government and private support, provided advice to persons who could not afford a lawyer, particularly victims of domestic violence and violence against women" (5). "Many survivors did not report rape and other forms of sexual assault to authorities, presumably due to fear of stigma, a lack of confidence in authorities, retribution, or further violence" (10).
March 16, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Victims reported less than 1 percent of these crimes to police due to custom, fear of stigmatization and reprisal, and lack of cooperation from investigating police or gendarmes. Studies indicated citizens also were reluctant to report crimes because they feared police would ask the victim to pay for the investigation" (20).
March 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Rape survivors frequently did not report crimes due to lack of confidence in the justice system, social stigma, and fear of reprisal" (14). "The government had shelters for victims of human trafficking and sexual violence in Coatepeque, Coban, and Guatemala City" (18).
March 14, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"Friday’s successful vote for ratification requires the British government to guarantee funding for shelters, crisis centers, helplines, and violence-prevention training and education in schools, which would help to combat rising rates of violent gender-based crimes in England and Scotland" (para 2).