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Latest items for MURDER-DATA-1

Aug. 3, 2018, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"From January to June, 96 femicides were recorded out of 516 women killed, but only 17 femicide charges were filed through September 15" (31).
July 17, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"According to reports compiled by INSEC, 89 women accused of witchcraft were victims of violence in 2014, compared with 69 in 2013, with at least 14 victims in the first half of 2015" (28).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The Committee remains concerned, however, about: (a) The high prevalence of domestic violence against women, including psychological, physical and sexual violence, the rise of femicide and the lack of legal recognition of certain forms of violence against women, including femicide and marital rape" (page 7).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Domestic violence indicators: (a) Number prosecuted for homicide: 104 (Number and percentage of criminal proceedings opened for the crimes of femicide, homicide and murder / number and percentage of criminal sentences (conviction or acquittal) for the crimes of femicide, homicide and murder. For the period 1/4/13–31/3/14) . . . (c) Number prosecuted for femicide: 19 (Source: Observatory of Violence and criminality of the Ministry of the Interior, from 1/04/13 to 31/03/14) (Tables 10;) 10.1; 10.2)" (page 16).
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The high prevalence of harmful practices, including . . . the killing of older women accused of witchcraft . . . ritual killings and attacks on persons with albinism, including women and girls" (page 5).
June 25, 2018, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"According to fiscal year statistics for 2014-15, prosecutors obtained only 1,043 life sentences for 739 individuals, including 780 life sentences for crimes against women and children, despite recording more than 17,000 murders and more than 53,000 sexual assaults during the year" (14). "On August 31, an air force colonel in KwaZulu-Natal Province threw two hand grenades at his wife following a domestic argument. One exploded and killed her. Police arrested the colonel and charged him with illegal possession of explosives and murder. A judge denied him bail, and the trial continued at year’s end" (32).
June 10, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Since 2009, the number of men accused of killing women has quadrupled, according to government statistics. In 85 percent of those cases, the victim was a current or former wife, girlfriend or partner" (Para 7).
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

". . . a large number of women are murdered by their intimate or former intimate partners or husbands or members of their families" (page 8). ". . . a high number of predominantly Kurdish civilians, including many women, have reportedly been killed or have been subjected to violence" (page 11).
April 4, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"[The Committee] is concerned about: ...The lack of systematic collection of comprehensive data on violence against women" (5).
March 30, 2018, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"It remains concerned, however, at: (a) ...increased number of ritual murders, especially during pre-election periods" (8).
March 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Namibia

"The Committee notes the State party’s legislative and policy measures to combat violence against women, such as the enforcement of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act (No. 4 of 2003) and the adoption of the National Plan of Action on Gender-based Violence (2012-2016). The Committee is concerned, however, at the high prevalence of violence against women and girls, such as rape and murder, committed by intimate partners. The Committee is also concerned at the low rate of prosecution of perpetrators of violence against women and the frequent withdrawal of cases by women who are victims of violence. It is further concerned that, notwithstanding the State party’s efforts to establish shelters...more
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"El Salvador is still facing a major challenge in enhancing its capacity to guarantee women their right of access to justice, with special emphasis on investigating and punishing violent deaths of women, given the fact that the number of cases that find their way into judicial cannels is still small: In 2012, 150 cases were brought to court (144 preliminarily categorized as homicide and 6 as femicide)" (37).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Last year, 339 women were killed by domestic abusers, reports Anit Sayac, an online memorial to the victims. The platform We Will End the Murder of Women said last month was one of the deadliest, with 47 women murdered" (para 7).
March 15, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The measure aims to combat high rates of violence against women in Paraguay, including 49 femicides…last year" (para 1).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"From the end of 2012 to June 2016, law enforcement agencies granted 122047 protection orders for women, under common law. In the same period, 8729 condemning sentences were distributed: for intrafamilial violence (7281), homicide (1143), femicide (304), and kidnapping (1). Female deaths with presumption of homicide between 2012 and 2014 decreased from 4.6 to 3.7 for each 100,000 women" (page 17). "Since 2014, the National Census of the State Justice Department disaggregated the crime of femicide. According to said census, 313 victims were registered and 247 suspects accused, mainly men. The 2015 edition registered 322 victims and 341 accused suspects. This makes apparent the enormous statistical work necessary to identify...more
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

Table 2 shows that in 2012, there were 100 reported cases of murder of women and in 2013, there were 79 reported cases. Reported cases of attempted murder were 20 in 2012 and 23 in 2013 (12).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"According to 2014 statistics, 25 Palestinian women were murdered" (19).
Feb. 13, 2018, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Ten women are killed every month in Bolivia - one woman every three days" (para 21).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned at...The reports of an increasing number of cases of femicide in the State party" (7).
Jan. 20, 2018, 4 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Between 1994 and 1998, at least a hundred and sixteen Nigerian sex workers were murdered in Italy" (para 15).
Jan. 8, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"One woman is murdered every 14 hours in a femicide crisis that has reached epidemic levels in the wake of the 2009 US-backed military coup, which briefly put Roberto Micheletti in power as president before Porfirio Lobo Sosa of the conservative National Party won national elections later that year" (para 7).
Jan. 4, 2018, 12:33 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The first data came from the most populated county, the state of Mexico, which surrounds Mexico City, where 840 women were killed between 2011 and 2013. It is unclear how these crimes are classified. and only 145 were investigated as feminicides. Additionally, 1,500 women have disappeared between 2005 and 2013, mainly adolescents between 15 and 17 years old, (6)". "Between 2011 and 2014, the rate of feminicides increased five times, and between 2013 and 2015 6488 women were killed. In 2016, 3,000 women were been killed between January and mid-October, of which 1,185 have been identified as feminicides, (7)".
Jan. 4, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"In a country of 15 million people, an estimated 6500 women were murdered between 2000 and 2012 […] In 2014, 766 women were murdered. An average of 2 women are killed every day and only 2% of femicides are prosecuted, (9)". "In 2
Dec. 17, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"For Guerrero, beginning construction on the City of Women in 2003, with funding from the Colombian government, the United States Congress, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, was only a beginning. Her organization continues to pursue funding for additional housing for displaced women and families and she leads a campaign to pursue justice and reparations for victims of gender-based violence" (12).
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"According to Amnesty International, since 1993 more than 800 women have been brutally mutilated, murdered and had their bodies dumped in the city’s nearby deserts. Though the city also has an unusually high male homicide rate, the methods of and motivations for killing these women are especially disturbing. Many of the victims are factory workers and fit a particular profile: young (usually between 12 and 30 years old), from poor families or neighborhoods and abducted en route to and from public transportation buses known as la ruta. These systemic murders have been termed femicides, or a mass killing of women" (para 2).
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Eight children have been saved this year from child sacrifice. When they were abducted, the community responded" (para 14).
Dec. 7, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"There are several serious social problems in Turkey, such as the skyrocketing number of women’s murders . . . . Gulsum Kav, founder of the platform 'We Will Stop the Murder of Women,' told Al-Monitor, 'Given all the imminent matters it is not even justifiable to form a commission on divorce'" (para 3) (Coder Comment: the fact that a platform against the murder of women needed to be established indicates a large scale problem with the murder of women - ARR). "Given the surmounting difficulties of the Turkish patriarchal family and social structure battling honor killings, . . . the issue is no longer divorce or preserving family but purely...more
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea

"According to the Hidden Gulag IV report, since late 2008, Jongo-ri (Camp 12) in North Hamkyung Province was expanded to include a women’s annex. Camp 12’s women’s annex holds approximately 1,000 women, most of whom were imprisoned after being repatriated from China. The existence of this women’s annex was corroborated by satellite imagery and defector testimony. Defector testimony cited food rations below subsistence levels, forced labor, and high rates of death due to starvation at Camp 12"(3)
Nov. 8, 2017, noon
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The National Citizens Femicide Observatory, a coalition of human rights and women’s groups in Mexico that studies violence against women, reported that annual female homicide numbers more than doubled between 2007 and 2015, from 1,086 to 2,555" (para 29).
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MURDER-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)