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Latest items for MURDER-DATA-1

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)
Oct. 2, 2018, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Ten women are killed every month in Bolivia - one woman every three days" (para 21).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"In 2014, 86 cases of sexual violence against women and 65 cases of physical violence against women were reported to the Ministry of Law and Gender" (17).
Sept. 10, 2018, 5:07 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"According to the government’s Delegate for Gender Violence, by June 30 partners or former partners killed 17 women. The delegate noted that only three of the women killed had reported abuse prior to their deaths. According to the General Council of the Judiciary, of the 45,955 cases of gender violence prosecuted in 2014, 28,075 resulted in guilty verdicts (67 percent of the total). The Observatory against Domestic and Gender Violence reported 30,293 complaints of genderbased violence in the first three months of the year. Figures released by the Ministry of Health, Social Services, and Equality listed 54 of the 88 killings in 2014 (61 percent) as gender-based violence. National homicide...more
Sept. 6, 2018, 9 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Marta Chávez, 29, from La Ceiba in northern Honduras, was shot eight times at close range on Boxing Day 2012 by killers hired by her boyfriend who wanted the deeds to a small plot of land they owned together. Chávez suffered a perforated lung but survived" (para 41). "An average of 10 women have been murdered each week in Honduras over the past decade. Domestic and sexual violence cases are handled with 'systematic indifference of the police,' according to the UN’s Human Right Council" (para 46)
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The NGO Network of Women against Violence reported that, between January and June, 35 women were killed, many of whom were raped, beaten, or maimed. The NGO reported that during the past seven years, the rate of such violence more than tripled, with an accompanying increase in the severity of the crimes" (20-21).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:07 a.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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:42 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:29 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The government reported 64 actual and 125 attempted femicides as of August, compared with 66 actual and 88 attempted femicides in the first nine months of 2014" (17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:26 a.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).
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

“Domestic violence is sometimes fatal: in 2012, 924 women in the United States were killed by their spouse or by an intimate partner” (241)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

“Between 2003 and 2012, more than half (54.8 percent) of the women who were killed by intimate partners were murdered with guns (Gerney and Parsons 2014). Nationally, the rate of gun violence against women in the context of domestic or intimate partner violence is alarmingly high: one study found that women in the United States are about 11 times more likely to be killed with a gun than non-US women in other highly populated, high-income countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development” (249)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

“Violence against women is too often fatal: 1,706 women in the United States were murdered by men in 2012 in incidents involving a single victim and single offender (Violence Policy Center 2014). Among the 47 states for which relatively complete data are available, Alaska and South Carolina have the highest rates, at 2.57 and 2.06 per 100,000, and New Hampshire has the lowest (0.30 per 100,000; Violence Policy Center 2014). A majority of female homicide victims are killed by men they know, and many are killed by their partners. Between 2003 and 2012, about one-third of female homicide victims in the United States died at the hands of an intimate...more
Aug. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Intensified gender-based violence against women, including by members of the armed forces, such as killings and sexual violence and abuse in conflict-affected areas and in areas of large-scale development projects" (page 6). "The Committee is concerned: . . . That there have been alleged cases of extrajudicial killings of, and gender-based violence against, women human rights defenders from indigenous communities" (page 13).
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 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).
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
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, LRW-DATA-1, MURDER-DATA-1, DV-PRACTICE-2

"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).