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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
Dec. 22, 2016, 1:43 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 4).
Dec. 12, 2016, 9:29 a.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"As Honduras continues to suffer a crisis of gender violence with one woman killed every 16 hours, international organizations launched a campaign against violence against women in the Central American country Wednesday to combat the rampant problem" (Para 2). "In Honduras, the rate of violent killings of women increased by over 260 percent between 2005 and 2013. In 2014 alone, at least 513 women were victims of femicide in Honduras, according to Cepal statistics. Honduras’ Center for Women’s Rights reports that one woman was killed every 16 hours in Honduras in 2015" (Para 4).
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"In the period from 2008 to 2012, women were victims of murder in 46 per cent of cases; the perpetrators were men in 92 per cent of cases. 74 cases of murder/manslaughter (including attempted) occurred in the family; 42 victims were women (57 per cent)" (18)
Dec. 1, 2016, 7:14 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1, MURDER-DATA-2

According to table 1 the homicide rate in 2008 for women was 4.94 per 100,000 female population (ENB-Coder Comment)
Nov. 15, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"It has been found that crimes against women dominate the stories in gender beat. This category is in turn dominated by sexual violence against women that include rape and murders, followed by harassment and molestation"(para 7)
Nov. 14, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"A few countries with small populations, such as the Bahamas and Guyana, exhibit very high rates of women killed violently. From 2007 to 2012, an average of 13 women were killed each year in the Bahamas, while 25 lost their lives annually in Guyana"(94) According to Figure 3.4, Guyana is ranked as a country with a very high female homicide rate with more than 6 female homicides per 100,000 population (ENB-Coder Comment)."Several countries whose female homicide rates were among the highest in the 2011 edition of the GBAV—such as Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, and Guyana—also appear to be holding steady"(96)
Nov. 11, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1, MURDER-DATA-2

"Arévalo was one of the 69 women killed in Guatemala in January this year, according to official statistics.With one woman killed every 12 hours, Guatemala has the fourth highest femicide rate in the world and is also the country with the highest number of femicides committed by firearm, according to a 2015 report published by the Geneva Declaration Secretariat"(para 8-9)
Nov. 4, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"In Europe, the breakdown of murder victims across 44 countries works out at 72pc male and 28pc female. In Ireland, the figures are starker still. This country has one of the lowest murder rates for women in Europe. Here, 87pc of victims are male and only 13pc of them women. Among comparable countries, only Greece, at 6pc, had a lower female homicide rate"(para 18)."Adjusting the figures to reflect the gender breakdown of victims, the rate of female homicide in Ireland is actually 0.156 per 100,000"(para 19)
Nov. 3, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"In San Francisco and Los Angeles, two young Japanese mothers killed their children after learning that their husbands were having affairs. They were allowed to plead guilty to manslaughter after experts asserted that oyako-shinju , or parent-child suicide, is frequently practiced in the women's native culture by wives humiliated by a husband's straying" (1). "In Miami, Dade County Public Defender Bennett H. Brummer, agreeing that complete acquittal is extremely rare, said his office once did win a 'not guilty' jury verdict, however, for a Greek immigrant charged with murder. 'He murdered a fellow who had raped his daughter,' Brummer said. 'The cultural aspect of our defense was that this was ...more
Nov. 3, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"In San Francisco and Los Angeles, two young Japanese mothers killed their children after learning that their husbands were having affairs. They were allowed to plead guilty to manslaughter after experts asserted that oyako-shinju , or parent-child suicide, is frequently practiced in the women's native culture by wives humiliated by a husband's straying" (1).
Nov. 3, 2016, 10:32 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-DATA-1

"In Miami, Dade County Public Defender Bennett H. Brummer, agreeing that complete acquittal is extremely rare, said his office once did win a 'not guilty' jury verdict, however, for a Greek immigrant charged with murder. 'He murdered a fellow who had raped his daughter,' Brummer said. 'The cultural aspect of our defense was that this was a question of honor to him and he had to avenge his daughter. The jury acquitted him'" (2).
Oct. 21, 2016, 7:09 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MURDER-DATA-1

According to Table 8.2, the percentage of intentional homicide victims who were female was 40%. The percentage of intentional homicide victims was 60%. This data is from 2012 (ENB-Coder Comment)
Oct. 20, 2016, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

According to Table 8.2, 30.6% of homicide victims were female. 69.4% of victims were male. This data is from 2010 (ENB-Coder Comment)
Oct. 20, 2016, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

According to Table 8.2, 6.6% of homicide victims were female and 93.4% were male. This data is from 2009 (ENB-Coder Comment)
Oct. 20, 2016, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

According to Table 8.2, 27.7% of homicide victims were female. 72.3% were male. This data is from 2010 (ENB-Coder Comment)
Oct. 20, 2016, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

According to Table 8.2, 25.6% of homicide victims were female and 74.4% were male. This data is from 2010 (ENB-Coder Comment)