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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)
April 29, 2018, 7:23 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"In early July, the citizens of Kabul were faced with a confronting sight. Armed with a loudspeaker, novice rapper Elinaa Rezaie hit the streets, lifted the front of her burqa and displayed a bandaged face to passersby in the Pul-i-Surkh district of the city. Rezaie stood before the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission building, protesting violence against women and the acid attacks she and others feared. That day, Nafisa Nouri, a wife and mother of two girls, was hospitalized after an attack. Nouri’s 7-year-old daughter Parinaz and another female relative of the family also suffered burns to their bodies and face from the acid" (Para 1-2). "The 22-year-old joined the...more
April 7, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"18-year-old Rahmaniya reports that her brother threatens to stab her to death or throw acid in her face if she continues to go to school" (Pg 9).
March 27, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Dowry deaths rose from about 19 per day in 2001 to 21 per day in 2016. It is indeed alarming that the rise in dowry deaths is unabated despite greater stringency of anti-dowry laws" (para 1). "Media reports abound in bestiality towards a bride, with the natal family failing to comply with hugely inflated dowry demands and subsequent extortionary demands. As if daily humiliation, wife beating, torture, threats of bodily harm, and forced sex with male relatives were not ghastly enough, often brutal killings through wife-burning, or asphyxiation, and not infrequently through hired assassins follow in quick succession. The natal family is left a silent spectator constrained by tradition, custom,...more
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"While noting the intention of the State party to establish a national register of persons with albinism, the Committee is deeply concerned at the gruesome murders of women and girls with albinism, whose body parts are harvested for rituals. The Committee is particularly concerned at reports that, in the past, perpetrators of such murders were prosecuted for less-serious crimes, such as causing grievous bodily harm, and therefore received lenient sentences upon conviction. The Committee recommends that the State party urgently establish a national register of persons with albinism and provide protection to women and girls with albinism. The State party should ensure that all complaints relating to violence against women...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MURDER-DATA-2

"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