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June 14, 2019, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Acid attacks against women caused death and permanent disfigurement" (38). "'Sumangali schemes' affected an estimated 120,000 young women. These plans, named after the Tamil word for 'happily married woman,' are a form of bonded labor in which young women or girls work to earn money for a dowry to be able to marry. The promised lump-sum compensation ranged from 80,000 to 100,000 rupees ($1,300 to $1,600), which is normally withheld until the end of three to five years of employment. Compensation, however, sometimes went partially or entirely unpaid. While in bonded labor, employers reportedly subjected women to serious workplace abuses, severe restrictions on freedom of movement and communication, sexual abuse,...more
June 10, 2019, 3:12 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"According to media reports, 20-year-old Burulai Turdaaly Kyzy was stabbed to death by a 29-year-old man who had abducted her twice. The stabbing occurred inside a police station outside Bishkek, raising sharp criticism of the police and how they handle bride kidnapping cases" (para 2).
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Observers noted that if a woman marries her rapist, according to customary belief, her family members do not need to kill her to 'preserve the family’s honor'" (31). "In 2015 the prosecutor general charged a Jordanian woman in Irbid with premeditated murder after she allegedly beat an Indonesian domestic worker in her employ to death. The forensic report showed that the worker died due to brain hemorrhage. The case was pending at year’s end" (45).
May 30, 2019, 2:18 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"The United Nations System in Kyrgyzstan is concerned about the crime reported in the media when a victim of bride-kidnapping was murdered by her abductor" (para 1).
May 14, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"A 20-year-old woman was beaten to death by her brothers in South Sudan on Friday after she refused an arranged marriage set up by her parents. Nyaluk Magorok was killed in the town of Yirol, in Eastern Lakes state, for reportedly turning down the proposal from her parents' preferred suitor. The man had reportedly offered the family 40 cows as a dowry - or conditional gift - ahead of the marriage" (para 1-3).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Domestic abuse played a role in eight of the 12 homicides committed through September; prosecutions were pending" (12).
March 31, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"On April 28, opposition Yabloko Party member Natalia Fyodorova temporarily lost her vision after an unknown assailant splashed chemicals on her face" (31).
March 22, 2019, 8:47 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"The federal government launched an independent national inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women in 2016 with a budget of C$53.8 million ($42.1 million) and a mandate to report by the end of 2018" (p. 9). Violence against indigenous women is more frecuent (JSM -Coder comment)
March 22, 2019, 8:47 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"According to the government’s statistical agency, indigenous women were three times more likely than nonindigenous women to experience violent abuse and, according to the RCMP, were four times more likely to be victims of homicide" (p. 9).
March 11, 2019, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Honor-related violence often involved immigrants from the Middle East or South Asia.In July the Swedish Prison and Probation Services estimated that 97 persons were in prison for committing honorrelated violence" (p. 10).
March 6, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Female victims [of rape] faced stringent societal reprisal, ranging from imprisonment to extrajudicial killing" (26).
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"With regard to caring for female victims of violence and the families of murdered or missing women, one of the main emphases in the work of CONAVIM in Juárez has continued to be caring directly for women in situations of violence and the families of murdered or missing women. This work has made it possible to build a relationship of closeness and respect with the families and users of the institution’s services" (78). "A programme of legal advice and assistance to families and women in situations of violence was implemented. This includes assistance to all the families of murdered or missing women and women subject to violence requesting the institution’s...more
Jan. 10, 2019, 9:56 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"In a 2011 report Kalantry co-authored, the researchers found that most acid attacks in Bangladesh, India and Cambodia were by men against women whom they had a personal relationship with. Most of the victims in Bangladesh and India are women who stepped outside of traditional gender roles, according to the report" (para 12).
Jan. 10, 2019, 9:55 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"In a 2011 report Kalantry co-authored, the researchers found that most acid attacks in Bangladesh, India and Cambodia were by men against women whom they had a personal relationship with. Most of the victims in Bangladesh and India are women who stepped outside of traditional gender roles, according to the report" (para 12).
Jan. 10, 2019, 9:53 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"In a 2011 report Kalantry co-authored, the researchers found that most acid attacks in Bangladesh, India and Cambodia were by men against women whom they had a personal relationship with. Most of the victims in Bangladesh and India are women who stepped outside of traditional gender roles, according to the report" (para 12).
Jan. 10, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

Three years ago early on a February morning, 16-year-old Sangita Magar had just arrived at a prep class for her high school exams in Kathmandu. Her friend Seema Basnet was asking Magar for help with an accounting problem when the door flung open and someone threw liquid in Magar's face, splashing Basnet too. Magar later learned that her attacker, Jiwan B.K., was a tenant in the apartment building where she lived with her family. According to Magar, B.K. had gotten into a fight with her brother about the shared bathroom in the building and took it out on Magar by attacking her with acid (para 1-2).
Jan. 7, 2019, 11:47 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"An unmarried couple have been stoned to death in public in north-east Mali, in the first such incident since jihadi groups were driven out of the region" (para 1). "In July 2012, the Al-Qaida-linked Ansar Dine group stoned a couple in public in Aguelhok they had accused of having children outside marriage" (para 7).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Some NGOs reported violence against women related to disputes over dowries. During the year ASK documented 221 women who were victims of dowry-related violence" (25). "Village religious leaders sometimes made... declaration... the declarations resulted in extrajudicial punishments, often against women, for perceived moral transgressions. Incidents of vigilantism against women occurred, sometimes led by religious leaders enforcing fatwas. The incidents included whipping, beating, and other forms of physical violence. Assailants threw acid in the faces of victims--usually women--leaving them disfigured and often blind. Acid attacks were often related to a woman’s refusal to accept a marriage proposal or were related to land disputes" (25).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MURDER-DATA-2

"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. 15, 2018, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Many of these killings involve relatives slaying young women accused of dishonoring the family. Even high-profile women are not immune. On Friday, 25-year-old social media star Qandeel Baloch was strangled at her family's home in Pakistan's Punjab province. Both adored and reviled, Baloch referred to herself as a 'modern-day feminist' and had almost 750,000 followers on Facebook. Her brother, Waseem Baloch, later confessed to the killing in a video and expressed no remorse. 'Girls are born to stay home and follow traditions,' he said. 'My sister never did that.' Baloch now faces the rare charge of committing a crime against the state. 'The provision was inserted into the penal code...more
Sept. 15, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Doctors in central Somalia say a 10-year-old girl has died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM)... the victim bled to death after undergoing FGM" (para 1-2). "Hassan said examinations show the girl contracted tetanus because the items used by the person who performed the procedure were not sterilized" (para 5).
Sept. 10, 2018, 5:07 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"The UN Human Rights Committee report warned that mostly unreported genderbased violence continued to be a problem in view of the high level of violence suffered by immigrant women from North Africa" (11).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Laxmi Aggarwal, 27, an acid attack victim who has now become an activist championing the ban on the sale of acid in India, says the government has done little to prevent its sale. 'Young, vulnerable girls are attacked in many parts of rural India,' she says (para 17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"There were newspaper reports of wife killings and a few other media reports of prosecutions and convictions for such crimes" (33).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Violence committed against women by other women frequently stemmed from domestic disputes. In areas where polygyny was customary, authorities charged an increasing number of women with murdering another of their husband’s wives" (15).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Government agencies documented incidents of dowry-related violence, made recommendations for interventions, and occasionally rescued victims and offered them rehabilitation services" (28).
July 14, 2018, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"They’ve barred us from the courts because they don't want to hear the truth about the fact that the government provides no real mechanism to stop violence against women, she said" (para 7).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"New Zealand Police collect robust data on victims and perpetrators of family violence and family violence related deaths. Police work closely with the Family Violence Death Review Committee. Each death is reviewed to identify any Police policy and practice/interagency system matters that could be strengthened to prevent future family violence related deaths" (page 45).
June 10, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Last month, according to the authorities, a man named Carlos Hualpa followed a former colleague, Eyvi Ágreda, on to a public bus and doused her with gasoline that he had concealed in a yogurt container, then set her on fire. More than half of her body was burned, and she remains in intensive care. Mr. Hualpa’s lawyer told reporters that his client had become infatuated with Ms. Ágreda but 'she was not paying attention to him'" (para 8-9).
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"[The Committee is] concerned about reports of violence, including killings against indigenous women and girls in Baringo County during cattle raids" (13)