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Sept. 1, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

“Last year, nearly 1,100 women were killed by relatives who believed they had dishonoured their families, a report by the country's independent Human Rights Commission said” (para 12).
July 7, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

¨Last year, 44 women were killed as a result of domestic violence in Spain, which was the lowest figure since such crimes were first recorded in 2003¨(para 23)
June 22, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2, DV-DATA-1

"On average more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States" (p 1)
June 10, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Aboriginal women make up little over four percent of the country's female population, yet account for around 16 percent of female homicides. Nearly 1,200 aboriginal women have disappeared or met violent deaths in the country over the past three decades" (p 6)
June 10, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"An Royal Canadian Mounted Police task force is investigating 18 cases of violent deaths and disappearances here, dating back to 1969. Others have suggested up to 40 may have gone missing or been murdered around Highways 16, 97 and 5, the majority young aboriginal women" (p 25)
June 10, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) finally produced their findings last year: 1,017 aboriginal women were murdered from 1980 to 2012; 164 women went missing" (p 22)
June 10, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Since the 1980s, over 1,000 indigenous women have been murdered in this developed North American nation, yet, according to campaigners and human rights groups, too few of these cases have resulted in arrests or prosecution. Amid mounting claims of official indifference to the problem that some say has its roots in racism and the country's colonial past, People & Power asks why police and the government are not doing more to tackle crimes against Canada's first nation females" (p 2-3)
June 8, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Accurate data about honor killings in Turkey is hard to come by. According to government figures issued in 2008, more than 1,000 women were victims of honor killings from 2003 to 2008" (p 19)
June 6, 2017, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MURDER-DATA-2

"[Some women] have been murdered by their husbands or in-laws for not meeting the demands of a groom’s family. India’s National Crime Records Bureau counts as many as 8,000 dowry deaths annually" (p 9)
June 5, 2017, 2:31 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"In 2013, the most recent year for which federal statistics are available, 473 women were fatally shot by their husband or intimate partner. When a gun is present in an abusive household, the likelihood of a homicide increases by 500 percent. But as the study [lead by Susan Sorenson, professor at University of Pennsylvania] explains, a gun doesn’t have to go off to play a significant role in an abusive relationship" (p 4)
March 8, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"On December 1, the Darmstadt State Court sentenced Pakistani parents to life in prison for killing their 19-year-old Pakistani-German daughter in Darmstadt to 'restore their honor' after they learned she had had premarital sex with her boyfriend" (18).
March 3, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"The local NGO Association to Fight Ritual Crimes (ALCR) reported 30 victims of ritual killings from January to October" (15).
Feb. 23, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) reported 183 femicides in 2014" (17).
Feb. 3, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"For example, in Bogota on September 3, Jenny Pardo, a 28-year-old university student, was the victim of an acid attack that burned 26 percent of her body. In March 2014, also in Bogota, Natalia Ponce de Leon was the victim of an acid attack that caused serious burns to her face and body" (39).
Feb. 2, 2017, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Honour killings in Pakistan are more common than one might assume. The Pakistan Human Rights Commission 2014 annual report states that more than 3,000 women (PDF) have died in so-called honour killings in Pakistan since 2008. The Aurat Foundation, a rights group in the country puts estimates even higher and maintains that these incidents claim the lives of 1,000 women every year" (para 4).
Feb. 1, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Between July 23 and August 18, West Bengal was witness to five acid attacks that resulted in two deaths. In the face of increasing incidence of violence on women in the State, the spurt in acid attacks over the last few years has become a cause for concern in Bengal’s rural and urban societies. According to data available with Acid Survivors Foundation India (ASFI), a non-governmental organisation that works with survivors for their rehabilitation, from 2010 to mid 2014, as many as 65 people from West Bengal fell victim to acid attacks, the third highest in the country after Delhi (90) and Uttar Pradesh (71). The eastern region of the ...more
Jan. 25, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"An estimated 1,000 women are killed every year by family members in honour killings in Pakistan" (para 20).
Jan. 20, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"In April anti-Balaka elements buried alive four women accused of practicing witchcraft in Zaorossoungu, Mambere-Kadi Province" (26).
Jan. 18, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"An appeal of an extradition order from the British Columbia Supreme Court by a mother and uncle of a female family member on charges they ordered the alleged 'honor' killing of the woman and her husband in India in 2000 remained pending as of October" (14).
Jan. 4, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

“The Ministry of Justice indicated that seven so-called “honor crimes” were referred to the judicial system through October, with one case still under investigation, while NGOs reported 14 potential honor crimes through September. Activists reported that many such crimes went unreported” (30). “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 ...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. 24, 2016, 1:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"First incorporated in 1990, the Qisas (retribution) and Diyat (blood money) laws have fuelled an epidemic of honour killing, with 1,096 reported in 2015 – although the actual figure is probably far higher" (para 4).
Dec. 5, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"The Center for Women’s Information and Development (CIDEM) reported intimate partners killed 90 women in incidents of violence from January to October. According to the Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman, twenty femicide cases during the year resulted in sentences of 30 years, the maximum allowable" (22-23).
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)
Dec. 1, 2016, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Local residents target ‘witches’ and ‘sorcerers’ with various forms of retribution, including ostracism, destruction of property, violence and even murder. Periodic outbreaks of sorcerer killings have occurred in many regions of Indonesia, including East Java in the mid-1960s and early 1980s, and North Sumatra in 1987-88. More outbreaks occurred following President Suharto’s downfall. In 1998, local residents killed around 100 ‘sorcerers’ in Banyuwangi and up to 150 more were killed in West Java in 1999. Subsequently, nine ‘sorcerers’ were killed by the residents of Malang, also in East Java, between 1999 and 2000. The killings may have subsided since the turbulent years of the early post-Suharto period, but they have ...more
Dec. 1, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MURDER-LAW-1, MURDER-DATA-2, DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-DATA-1

"Intimate partner homicide occurs, as in every society, but I would definitely not say that it is condoned. It is probably not prosecuted as actively as homicide of a man, or of a woman by an unrelated person, but definitely not condoned. These things are hard to estimate, but it’s not necessarily a worse situation than in the US.I know of no quantitative or qualitative studies focussed on this subject"(para 1-2)
Dec. 1, 2016, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-2, LRW-DATA-1, MURDER-DATA-2, DV-PRACTICE-1

"In Guinea, there are generally not explicit justifications given for killing women. In the interviews I did, no one ever mentioned that; the problems were more along the lines of dying as a consequence of domestic and communal violence (rape, physical violence) and lack of treatment and support for these acts, as well as limited to access to food, water, medicine, etc., which is sometimes denied through the same cultural justifications as the violence. In fact, there was a lot of social rhetoric about protecting women as wives and mothers and guardians of the community and family life, so I think that straight-up murder would be unjustifiable. This, of course, ...more
Dec. 1, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-DATA-2

"I don't think women in Guinea are systematically targeted for murder, certainly not honor killings, acid attacks, or anything like that. Adultery is frowned on, but not uncommon, and to some degree may be expected for both men and women. Traditional punishments involve a fine imposed on the male adulterer by the aggrieved husband, and no particular formal punishment for the woman.I've heard reports that Guinea has (very occasionally) had violent incidents involving witch-hunting, but these reports are rare and sporadic and are just as likely to involve male victims as female ones.There was an incident of mass public violence between government protestors and the military in 2009, where more ...more
Nov. 30, 2016, 11:42 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"The Committee is concerned that the sex-disaggregated data provided by the State party, in all fields covered by the Convention, are limited and outdated. It notes that updated data are necessary for an accurate assessment of the situation of women, for informed and targeted policymaking, and for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of progress achieved towards the realization of women’s substantive equality in regard to all areas covered by the Convention" (12)