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June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Observers noted while judges generally supported a woman’s claim of abuse in court, due to societal and familial pressure, as well as fears of violence such as honor killings, few women sought legal remedies" (30). "Of the 42 women killed in the country through August, local media identified eight as 'honor crimes' Activists stated, however, many such crimes went unreported" (31).
June 7, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"According to Government reports, murder of women represents the second most prevalent form of violence against women in Afghanistan. 15 UNAMA documented 280 cases of murder and “honour killings” of women from January 2016 to December 2017.16 Of these, 50 cases ended in a conviction of the perpetrator and subsequent prison sentences, representing 18 per cent of documented cases. UNAMA therefore found that the vast majority of murder and “honour killings” of women resulted in impunity for the perpetrator" (Pg 7). "UNAMA documented 280 cases of murder and “honour killings” of women from January 2016 to December 2017. Of these, 50 cases resulted in the conviction and imprisonment of the...more
May 11, 2019, 6:18 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"These were some of the chants heard in the town of Moreno, Buenos Aires, where thousands gathered Saturday (8/4) to protest the femicide of Micaela Garcia, who herself was an activist against sexist violence. The 21-year-old Argentine had been missing for a week after she had attended a nightclub in nearby Gualeguay. Her naked body was found Saturday morning in a rural area with signs of having been strangled" (para 4-5).
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"During the period 2011–2015, statistics from the GPF reveal that 157 women and girls were murdered, with the highest incidents occurring in Region 4 followed by Region 3. The majority of women victims of murder by an intimate partner were Indo-Guyanese and women within the age range 20–29 and 40–44" (24). "The 1,351 reported cases of rape that occurred during the reporting period (shown in Annex B, Table 6) is a grave concern to the State Party" (24).
April 19, 2019, 10:23 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"As of October 25, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs reported 34 cases of femicide, a significant increase from previously reported numbers" (p. 16).
April 9, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Interior reported... 13 cases of homicide due to domestic violence in 2014" (p. 10).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"According to the state attorney general, there were 73 cases of femicide between January 1 and September 30" (p. 21).
March 18, 2019, 7:25 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"123 women were killed by their male partner or former partner in 2016" (p. 17).
March 7, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The National Institute for Women reported that 16 women were killed (including seven femicides) during the first six months of the year" (10).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Media reported one femicide per day during the month of April. A local NGO reported 245 femicides from January to November 14, an increase from the previous year. The same source reported 18 percent of these victims had filed a police report and that 12 percent had active protection orders from authorities" (p. 15).
Feb. 17, 2019, 4 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The Committee is very concerned to see that, according to the National Institute of Forensic Sciences, 709 violent deaths of women were recorded in 2012 and 200 between January and March 2013" (5).
Feb. 17, 2019, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"According to records of the Public Prosecution Service, there have been 76,050 investigations into cases involving violence against women since the Law on Femicide and Other Forms of Violence against Women entered into force. Data from the Public Criminal Defence Institute show that its National Coordination Office for Free Legal Aid to Victims and their Relatives received 1,446 requests between 2007 and 2008. The figure in 2009 was 1,826 and as at October 2010 stood at 712" (33). "The Presidential Secretariat for Women (SEPREM) reports that 16 complaints and requests for protection and support were submitted to it in 2010 in connection with cases coming under the Law on Femicide...more
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"An example was the participation of the CONAVIM Juárez Office in the Alba Protocol, an interagency response and coordination protocol involving federal, state and municipal authorities in the event that a woman or girl goes missing in the municipality of Juárez, which is aimed at coordinating the efforts, resources and activities of the various local authorities in order to locate promptly women and children reported missing in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua State" (71). "In the period between 21 January 1993 and December 2008, investigations were carried out in 447 recorded cases of murders of women, including 418 pretrial investigations ; of the registered homicides, 292 were solved. a) 201 cases resulted...more
Jan. 31, 2019, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Women make up a majority of the victims of violent crime in New Zealand, while the majority of the offenders are men. Data from the police, for the 12 months to September 2018, shows that 54 per cent of the victims of 'acts intended to cause injury' (essentially assaults) were female, while 76 per cent of the offenders in these crimes were males. The worse the assault, the more likely the victim was to be a woman and the more likely the offender was to be a man" (para 2-4). "For serious assaults resulting injury almost two thirds of the victims (65 per cent) were female and more than 87...more
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The Committee notes the continuing process of reforming the Criminal Code. It regrets, however, the persistently high levels of domestic violence, especially against girls. It is equally concerned about the increasing incidence of gender-based violence against women, including the high prevalence of sexual violence, abduction, disappearance and murder, as well as femicide. The Committee is further concerned about the lack of sufficient preventive strategies and about: a) Persistent impunity for acts of violence against women, sexual violence and femicide, as well as violence against women perpetrated by State officials and the military, notwithstanding the existence of a national plan against violence against women covering the period 2014-2022; (...) c) The...more
Jan. 11, 2019, 12:30 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"According to the ministry, eight women have been sentenced to death in Lebanon, one had been sentenced to be stoned to death and one woman had been murdered in Kuwait" (para 6).
Jan. 11, 2019, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"According to the ministry, eight women have been sentenced to death in Lebanon, one had been sentenced to be stoned to death and one woman had been murdered in Kuwait" (para 6).
Jan. 10, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"There have been demonstrations protesting attacks against women in Turkey, but not on behalf of Mutlu Kaya. Last month, there were nationwide protests for a young woman studying at a school far from home, allegedly murdered by a minibus driver during an attempted rape. That case was widely followed, says Nebahat Akkoc, founder of the Komer Foundation in Diyarbakir, which she says is frustrating but not surprising. She explains that, unlike Kaya, the 20-year-old student, Ozgecan Aslan, was killed by a stranger" (para 5-6).
Jan. 10, 2019, 6:21 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-DATA-1

"Her comments also came as German social media buzzed following the arrests of two asylum seekers in five days in connection with three sexual assaults, including the brutal rape and murder of a 19-year old medical student in the picturesque southern city of Freiburg. Right-wing politicians are openly blaming Merkel’s policy for what they decry as a migrant-fueled crime wave" (para 5). "Merkel’s government is under renewed pressure following the arrests by local police in two German states of a 31-year-old Iraqi and a 17-year-old Afghan. The 17-year-old is the prime suspect in the rape and murder of the German medical student. The Iraqi, married with two children, has been...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"But women's groups say the solution is not controversial legislation such as this but real opportunities for girls. And they say the Islamist AKP has encouraged female subservience, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calling childless women 'deficient'. It's led to a huge rise in physical abuse of women, with the murder rate said to have increased by 1,400% between 2003 and 2010 - although some believe that number is partly due to more cases being reported than ever before" (para 12-13).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"More than 92,000 women were killed from 1980 to 2012" (para 4).
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The number of women being murdered in Mexico has risen sharply over the last decade amid the country’s drug war, more than wiping out two decades of gains when the rate fell by half, a new study shows" (para 1). "Of the 52,210 killings of women recorded over the 32-year period, nearly a third took place in the last six years, the report said" (para 3). "The tiny state of Colima registered the country’s highest femicide rate in 2016, with 16.3 per 100,000. It was followed by the states of Guerrero, Zacatecas, Chihuahua and Morelos. For sheer numbers, the highest for a single state was 421 in the state of...more
Dec. 21, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

Table 2 shows the number of crimes entered with the VIF (domestic violence tag) per year. Regarding femicide, beyween 2011-2015 there were 344 crimes: 58 in 2011, 58 in 2012, 73 in 2013, 69 in 2014 and 86 in 2015 (16). "The figures for frustrated and consummated femicides presented on tables 4 and 5 correspond to the National Femicide Circuit registry. The coordination mechanism attends femicide victims, that according to their protocols correspond to a wider definition that the legal terminology, considering homicides by actual partners or ex-partners, and includes "pololos" [a Chilean term for boyfriends] and "ex-pololos" and parricides - in thpose cases where a woman is the aggressor...more
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The Committee . . . is concerned at: (a) The high prevalence of gender-based violence against women and girls, such as femicide committed by intimate partners and other forms of domestic violence" (page 7)
Nov. 15, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"It expresses its deep concern about the high and increasing numbers of feminicides committed in several states, such as Chiapas, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, State of Mexico, Veracruz and Quintana Roo as well as in Mexico City and Ciudad Juárez. It is further concerned about inaccuracies in the procedures to record and document killings of women, which undermine the proper investigation of cases, prevent the families of the victims of being promptly notified, and preclude a fuller and more reliable assessment of feminicide" (5). "The increasing number of forced disappearances of women and girls in various states, such as Chihuahua, Nuevo León and Veracruz, that forced disappearances do...more
Nov. 7, 2018, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Statistics also show the murder rate of women increased by 1,400% between 2003 and 2010" (para. 5).
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-DATA-1

"Cases of domestic homicides of women perpetrated in defense of family honor continued to occur within the Arab community, contributing to a disproportionate number of killings of Arab women (see also section 6, Women, Rape and Domestic Violence)" (para 147)
Oct. 31, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Half of all homicide victims every year in Italy are women killed by someone close to them" (para. 64)
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Dareen Salhieh, chief prosecutor of the Family Protection Unit in the Public Prosecution, said that they conducted gender-sensitive training for the police and prosecutors in the West Bank, who then investigated and referred cases of killings of women by their husbands or families to courts. The judges, however, often reduced the sentences of defendants who had been found guilty. The 2014 Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights study found that judges in first instance courts reduced sentences on claims of “honor” killings in 29 out of 37 rulings, in a random sample of cases between 1993 and 2013" (para 9).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Violence against women and impunity for perpetrators continued to be a serious problem. The National Violence Observatory reported 526 violent deaths of women during 2014, a decrease of 110 cases from 2013. Of these 526 deaths, 290 were considered femicides (intentional murder of women because they are women). The observatory reported 244 violent deaths of women in the first six months of 2015. As of October the Public Ministry had investigated 198 cases of suspected femicide" (para 99)