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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
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1, MURDER-DATA-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1

"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)
Oct. 26, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Mass gang-rape, killings – including of babies and young children, brutal beatings, disappearances and other serious human rights violations by Myanmar’s security forces in a sealed-off area north of Maungdaw in northern Rakhine State have been detailed in a new UN report issued Friday based on interviews with victims across the border in Bangladesh"(para 1)."One mother recounted how her five-year-old daughter was trying to protect her from rape when a man 'took out a long knife and killed her by slitting her throat.' In another case, an eight-month-old baby was reportedly killed while his mother was gang-raped by five security officers"(para 3)."'The killing of people as they prayed, fished to ...more
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Women and girls in Chechnya are subject to honour killings, domestic violence, abductions for marriage and early marriages"(para 4)."In Chechnya, sexual violence by close relatives, is hardly ever prosecuted; if such a crime becomes public knowledge, the victim may be killed to 'purge the family shame'"(para 4)."In one hospital in Ingushetia, several cases of alleged criminal negligence, including instances in which women lost their babies and reproductive organs and one woman died, have been reported, most recently in September 2015. Investigations have so far led nowhere. In Dagestan, three women reportedly died in a hospital in the town of Kizilyurt in the last couple of months, relatives claim as a ...more
July 28, 2017, 7:07 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"A 2003 study by Amnesty International concluded that 36,000 women were beaten by their husbands each day in Russia, while government figures from 2008 said that 14,000 women died each year at the hands of their spouse or other family member" (para 10).
July 7, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

“´The sad reality is that sexist comments remain absolutely normal, also in the Spanish media, but that such criticism of women is the most visible but least dangerous part of the problem,´ Ms. Colau said in an interview last year. ´Dozens of women are killed in Spain every year — and that is a fact and reality´¨(para 22)
June 8, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"In 2016, 328 women were killed for gender-related reasons, according to statistics compiled by the Initiative Against Femicide" (p 20)
March 7, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Every day in Punjab, at least six women are murdered or face a murder attempt" (para 4).
March 1, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Peru is in second place in Latin America in terms of gender-based killings" (para 6).
Feb. 15, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"According to the Attorney General’s Office, during the first three quarters of the year, 112 women were killed. The Attorney General’s Office reported 57 cases of femicide due to domestic violence through August" (28).
Jan. 18, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Aboriginal women were three times more likely than non-Aboriginal women to experience violent abuse and, according to the RCMP, were four times more likely to be victims of homicide. In June the RCMP reported that in 2013 and 2014, there were 32 Aboriginal female homicide cases and 11 missing females...Following a 2014 report that the number of missing and allegedly murdered Aboriginal females exceeded previous estimates, the RCMP determined that there were 225 unresolved cases. As of September the RCMP resolved 21 cases by bringing charges (10 cases), confirming a suspect’s death (two cases), locating missing Aboriginal females (six cases), or reclassifying homicides as death by another cause (three cases)" ...more
Jan. 11, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Aside from having one of the highest murder rates in the world – a national homicide rate of 79 per 100,000 – Honduras is rapidly becoming one of the most dangerous places on Earth for women. Over the past decade, this nation of just over eight million people has witnessed a sharp increase in domestic and sexual violence and gender-based murder, a phenomenon known as femicide. According to the University Institute for Democracy, Peace and Security in Honduras, 531 women were murdered in 2014, the majority of these aged between 15 and 24. Although this number was slightly lower than that of the previous year – there were 636 recorded ...more
Jan. 10, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"According to a report published in July 2013 by Catholics for the Right to Choose, there have been 50 cases of “femicide” so far this year in Nicaragua. Femicide is understood to mean a man killing a woman that he considers to be his property, such as his wife, daughter or girlfriend" (para 6)
Jan. 10, 2017, 8:14 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Despite the introduction of the legislation, violence against women in Nicaragua is rising at an alarming pace. Between January and August, there have been 60 femicides, a 19% increase on the same period in 2012. Women's organisations attribute this to the fact that Law 779 is not being implemented correctly. However, there is no clear indication whether an increase in reporting of violence is attributable to the law, which has made the issues more visible, with the expectation that women will now have more protection" (para 9)
Jan. 4, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MURDER-DATA-1

“On April 15, the prosecutor general charged two men with premeditated murder of their female relative in an apparent honor crime. The men were the husband and brother of the victim. The husband confessed to strangling his wife with the assistance of her brother then burning the body. He told the investigators he had to kill her to cleanse the family honor because she often left her husband’s home without his approval” (30). “On May 5, the Supreme Criminal Court prosecutor general charged a man with premeditated murder of his daughter in an apparent honor crime, as well as carrying an unlicensed weapon. The suspect shot his daughter in front ...more
Jan. 4, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MURDER-DATA-1, MURDER-DATA-2

“Domestic and other violence against women remained a significant problem. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, seven women were killed during the year as a result of domestic violence. The public defender reported that there were 24 investigations initiated between January and October into murders or attempted murders of women. Of these, 14 involved domestic or gender-based violence” (36).
Jan. 3, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MURDER-DATA-1, MURDER-DATA-2

“Violence against women, including domestic violence, continued to be a problem. According to preliminary data from NGOs and media reports, during the first nine months of the year, there were 23 deaths related to domestic violence” (10).
Dec. 31, 2016, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"A woman has reportedly been beheaded by a group of armed men in Afghanistan after she entered a city without her husband" (para 1). "Earlier this month five female Afghan guards working in the airport in southern Kandahar were killed by unknown gunmen as they were on their way to work, the latest in a string of attacks against women in Afghanistan" (para 8). "Samim Khpulwak, spokesman for the governor of Kandahar, said the five women were in charge of searching female travelers at the Kandahar airport, and had been hired by a private security company. 'Two gunmen on motorbike followed their van and opened fire on them, killing the ...more