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July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"36 women died in 2016 as a result of domestic violence" (p. 31).
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"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 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Domestic and other violence against women remained a significant problem. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 12 women died as a result of domestic violence" (33).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen

"Cases of 'honor' killing--the murder of a daughter or sister who 'shamed' the family--occurred, particularly in rural areas. Most cases of honor killing went unreported, and authorities investigated very few instances. There have been reports that family members murdered both male and female victims of rape or sexual abuse who reported the crime, to protect the family’s honor" (36). "Cases of 'honor' killing--the murder of a daughter or sister who 'shamed' the family--occurred, particularly in rural areas. Most cases of honor killing went unreported, and authorities investigated very few instances. There have been reports that family members murdered both male and female victims of rape or sexual abuse who reported...more
May 16, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"UNAMI reported that several hundred women died each year from honor killings. Asuda for Combatting Violence against Women in Iraqi Kurdistan reported that, according to official government data, 24 cases of honor killings occurred in the IKR during the year" (42).
May 11, 2019, 6:18 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"A recent documentary by Alejandra Perdomo, titled “Every 30 Hours,” found that gendered violence in Argentina kills one woman every 30 hours. According to Casa del Encuentro, almost 3,000 women have been killed since 2008, when the organization started to monitor femicides" (para 10-11). "According to La Casa del Encuentro, an Argentinian feminist organization monitoring femicides in the country, 230 women were murdered between January 1 and October 31, 2016—roughly one every 30 hours" (para 18).
May 7, 2019, 11:16 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"NGOs reported 28 documented reports of honor killings in 2015 in the West Bank and Gaza but expressed concern about underreporting, based on how PA police documented allegations in the West Bank, and due to lack of information on the situation in Gaza" (104).
April 1, 2019, 7:42 a.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"The National Expertise Center for HonorRelated Violence, part of the police force in the Netherlands, received 452 reports of honor-related violence in 2015" (p. 12).
March 31, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Russia

"The most significant human rights issues included...thousands of fatal incidents of domestic violence to which the government responded by reducing the penalty for domestic violence, and honor killings and other harmful traditional practices against women in parts of the North Caucasus" (2).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"The law permits judges to reduce legal penalties for murder and assault if the defendant asserts an “honor” defense, which often occurred. The government kept no official statistics on use of this defense in murder and assault cases. There were no officially reported “honor” killings during the year, but local human rights groups asserted the practice continued, reportedly at previous levels, despite or even because of the continuing violence" (para 189). "There were no officially reported “honor” killings during the year, but local human rights groups asserted the practice continued, reportedly at previous levels, despite or even because of the continuing violence" (para 189).
March 7, 2019, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Domestic abuse played a role in eight of the 24 murders committed through September; prosecutions were pending" (11).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"The National Register of Femicides, maintained by the Supreme Court’s Women’s Office, recorded that 230 women died as a result of domestic or gender-based violence during 2016" (p. 15).
Feb. 26, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"There have been at least 20 murders linked to sorcery accusations part of the country's highlands in the past few years, and dozens more violent attacks" (para 4)
Jan. 10, 2019, 9:54 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"For example, ASTI executive director Jaf Shah estimates that over 1,000 attacks occur annually in India, despite reporting of around 300 per year" (para 9) Pertaining to acid attacks (AMG-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 10, 2019, 9:49 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"The number of attacks in the United Kingdom is notable: Figures from the London police obtained by CNN show a 600 percent increase in attacks in London from 77 attacks in 2012 to 465 reports in 2017. The high numbers likely reflect better reporting in the U.K. than other countries (para 10)."
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"An even starker statistic is that 30 Armenian women have been killed by their partners since 2010, a sizable number for a country of 3 million" (para 25).
Jan. 7, 2019, 11:47 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"During their brief control of key towns in the north, jihadist groups imposed a version of Sharia law which forced women to wear veils and set whipping and stoning as punishment for transgressions" (para 6) Prevelance of stoning women murders high among jihadi, Muslim extremist, regions (AMG-CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"On May 5, the Stop Women Murders Now Platform, a domestic NGO, reported that 27 percent of killings of women involved wives seeking a divorce . . . NGOs estimated domestic violence killed 400 women during the year. NGO groups maintained these numbers were probably lower than actual occurrences due to underreporting" (page 56). "The government did not report statistics on honor killing, and women’s advocates alleged this failure was part of the problem" (page 57).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar

"GR 19: Sexual Violence Cases by Non-State Actors. Reported to WLB members and Women Against Violence Team (2014- April 2016) - Summary. Number of cases: 44 Number of victims: 53 Number of cases involving minors (girls younger than 18): 18 Number of cases involving woman with a disability/mental illness: 5 Number of cases leading to death: 5" Figures show cases by year (10 in 2014, 29 in 2015, and 5 in 2016) and by state and region (10 in Sagaing, 9 in Shan State, 7 in Thaninthayi, 6 in Rakhaing, 3 in Kayah, 3 in Mon, 3 in Yangon, and 1 each in Ayeyawady, Kachin, and Mandalay) (page 45).more
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"During the year family members killed or were alleged to have killed 10 women in what the government termed 'murders due to family disputes' and women’s rights groups termed 'femicides' For example, Tasnim Abu Kweidar, from an unrecognized Bedouin village, was killed in August, and NGOs alleged the details of her killing indicated 'family honor' might have been a motive" (para 139)
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"WCLAC documented 23 killings of Palestinian women and girls in 2016 across Palestinian territory, many of which they said were based on “honor”, or the killer claimed it was. Women Media and Development (TAM) said in its 2016 report that the killings actually related to inheritance, revenge, or other reasons but that the killers claimed they related to family honor to receive a lighter sentence" (para 31).
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"The Human Rights Ministry and the UN reported numerous cases of rape and sexual assault carried out by Da’esh and its affiliates. In August according to international media, Da’esh executed 19 women in Mosul for refusing sex with Da’esh members" (para 112). "Extremist groups and militias targeted women in violent attacks throughout the country. In January the OHCHR stated the office received reports of women whom Da’esh executed, particularly educated and professional women. The OHCHR received reports that Da’esh executed three female lawyers in January" (para 249)
Sept. 19, 2018, 12:11 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"'Honor crimes' stem from 'a desire to control the behavior of women and girls within a community,' especially in terms of their relationships and sexuality, according to a United Nations 2014 report which estimated that around 5,000 women around the world are murdered by their families in such crimes, though the number might be four times that high. The majority of cases are believed to be in South Asian countries like Pakistan, but few capture headlines the way Parveen’s case did. Had she been killed in her home village nearly 60 miles from the bustling metropolis, it’s unlikely that anyone would have heard of her tragic faith" (para 3-4). "Asim,...more
March 27, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Dowry deaths rose from about 19 per day in 2001 to 21 per day in 2016" (para 1).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden

"The National Board of Health and Welfare also has the task of carrying out an investigation when a child or an adult has died as a result of a crime committed by a person close to the victim or formerly close to the victim. The purpose of these investigations is to provide input for measures that prevent children and adults being subjected to violence from persons close to them and to build up a knowledge base over the long term. The National Board of Health and Welfare reports on this commission every other year. The 2014 report examined 12 cases concerning adult deaths (all women)" (page 15).more
Jan. 10, 2018, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"However, this change did not lead to a decline in violence against women in this country. La Casa del Encuentro’s figures show that femicides have remained fairly stable, at a high level: 255 in 2012, 295 in 2013, 277 in 2014, 286 in 2015 and 290 last year" (para 12). "One of the results of the social mobilisation was the start of official record-keeping on femicides in 2015. The Supreme Court keeps these figures, and in late May it presented the statistics from 2016: 254 women were murdered for gender-based reasons, 19 more than in 2015" (para 23).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Domestic violence continued to be a serious and underreported problem. Statistics varied widely between reporting authorities. The Integrated National System for Criminal Statistics (SIEC) reported an average of 1,500 domestic violence cases per month nationwide, an increase of 11 percent from 2014. Through October, 25 women and one man were reported killed by their domestic partners or their domestic partners’ former spouses, according to government statistics. A SIEC report noted, however, that there was a substantial difference in the statistics reported by the PNP from police stations and those reported by the DIJ"(16)
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2, MARR-LAW-4

At 10:57 a woman interviewed says "The government says that taking and giving dowry is illegal but people don’t care. Because of the dowry they don’t care about the life of the bride. Some even get killed because of the dowry" (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 13, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"According to the statistics provided by the local officials, the group hasexecuted at least five women over various charges in the past two years in this province" (para 5). "One of the victims was shot dead by the insurgents after she rejected a marriage proposal from one of their commanders while the other woman was killed after she had left the house of her in laws" (para 7).
Oct. 26, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan

"Such 'honor killings' are commonplace in Pakistan, where roughly 1,000 women are slain every year by relatives, most of them men, who believe they have disgraced their families. In 2015, about 1,100 women died in honor killings, while another 900 suffered sexual violence and 800 attempted suicide or took their own lives, the country’s independent Human Rights Commission said in its 2015 report"(para 9)