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Latest items for MURDER-PRACTICE-2

Aug. 21, 2017, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

“India has a long and notorious history of dowry deaths or ‘bride burnings’ along with sati or widows thrown on their husbands’ funeral pyre” (para 17).
Aug. 7, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, WR-PRACTICE-2

"India has a long and notorious history of dowry deaths or 'bride burnings' along with sati or widows thrown on their husbands’ funeral pyre" (para 17).
July 15, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

¨Malawi recently passed a law making marriage under the age of 18 illegal, but in many villages, custom supersedes law. The backlash was immediate, with some telling Kachindamoto she had no right to overturn tradition. She’s ignored the death threats, and is instead lobbying the government to increase marriageable age to 21¨(para 2)
July 7, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-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. Still, protests have recently been held in Madrid to denounce gender violence, as well as to support eight women from an association in northwestern Galicia, who started a hunger strike on Feb. 9 to protest the muted political response to such crimes¨(para 23)
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)
March 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Sexual assault, torture, and mutilation were evident in most killings" (15).
Feb. 8, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Societal violence against women included traditional practices, such as dowry deaths (the killing of brides over dowry disputes)…" (21).
Feb. 1, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

"This is not something Prabhati can laugh about at home. Her views on marriage were set in stone several years back, when a young wife in her village was set on fire in a domestic dispute" (para 69).
Feb. 1, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"ON the afternoon of August 18, Raqibur Mandal of Nowda in Murshidabad district went to meet the girl he wanted to marry, carrying with him a bottle of acid. The girl, a student of class 12, had gone to the local panchayat office and was walking back alone when he waylaid her. The two were seen having a heated argument, and Raqibur suddenly hurled acid on the girl’s face. He tried to escape on his motorbike but was caught by the local people. Like all acid attacks, it was a cold premeditated assault. He knew very well that she would reject him and had armed himself to avenge the insult ...more
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. 1, 2016, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"On the other hand, however, the provisions [to ban black magic] could create more violence. Granted, violence often results under current conditions and, in the short term, anti-witchcraft legislation could reduce violence. However, in the long term, the experience of other countries that have outlawed black magic, such as Cameroon, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu, suggests that such provisions are ineffective or counterproductive. In Papua New Guinea, for instance, a law failed to stop outbreaks of killings and led to the persecution of women: the law is being now considered for repeal. Similar problems may beset Indonesia if the provisions outlawing magic come into force"(para 11)
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: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"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-2

"There was an incident of mass public violence between government protestors and the military in 2009, where more than 100 people were killed and numerous women were reportedly raped or sexually assaulted by soldiers. Most Guineans were very shocked by this and I think this was very unusual. But you could look into it.Anyway, I wish I could help more, but I really don't know that much. My sense is that domestic violence is a problem, but that women are not frequently murdered or maimed"(para 4-5)
Nov. 30, 2016, 11:42 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"While noting the improvement in the security situation in eastern Chad and the efforts of the State party to protect refugee camps and IDP sites, the Committee is particularly concerned about the high risk faced by refugee and internally displaced women and girls of becoming victims of sexual and gender-based violence, including rape inside and outside the refugee camps and the IDP sites. It is further concerned about similar risks faced by refugee and internally displaced women and girls in other parts of the country, particularly in the south. The Committee is deeply concerned about reports indicating that a considerable number of the victims are children, including girls, and that ...more
Nov. 30, 2016, 11:41 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee expresses serious concern at the high prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence, including FGM, rape and domestic violence, in the State party. It is deeply concerned that violence against women is accompanied by a culture of silence and impunity that has impeded the investigation, prosecution and punishment of the perpetrators of sexual and gender-based violence, regardless of their ethnic group, for acts committed during conflict and post-conflict times. In this context, the Committee also notes with concern that the vast majority of cases of domestic and sexual violence remain underreported due to cultural taboos and the victims’ fear of being stigmatized by their communities. It is further concerned ...more
Nov. 30, 2016, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is thus concerned by the lack of political will to take comprehensive actions to modify or eliminate stereotypes and negative traditional values and practices in Chad. The Committee also expresses serious concern about the persistence of entrenched harmful cultural norms and practices, including FGM, early marriages, sororate (a widower marries the sister of his deceased spouse), levirate (“wife inheritance”, in which a man takes on in marriage the widow of his deceased brother) and polygamy in Chad" (5)
Nov. 30, 2016, 11:34 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"According to a study conducted by the Ministry of Women, Early Childhood Protection and National Solidarity in the regions of Mandou, Ouaddai, and Tandjile, 68 percent of girls were married before age 18; 29 percent were married before age 15" (19)
Nov. 30, 2016, 11:33 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"The law prohibits FGM/C for girls and women, but the practice remained widespread, particularly in rural areas. According to 2015 UNICEF statistics, 44 percent of girls and women had undergone excision, with rates as high as 90 to 100 percent in some regions. Practitioners performed all three types of FGM/C--clitoridectomy, excision, and infibulation. Infibulation--the least common but most severe and dangerous type-- was confined largely to the Eastern Region, which borders Sudan. FGM/C was performed prior to puberty, usually around age six, as a rite of passage. 'By law FGM/C may be prosecuted as a form of assault and charges may be brought against the parents of victims, medical practitioners, ...more
Nov. 30, 2016, 11:32 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Rape is prohibited and punishable by imprisonment. Nevertheless rape--including rape of female refugees--was a problem. No reliable data on the extent of rape were available. The law does not specifically address spousal rape. Police often detained alleged perpetrators, but rape cases usually were not tried. Authorities fined and released most suspects. Communities sometimes compelled rape victims to marry their attackers. 'Although the law prohibits violence against women, domestic violence, including spousal abuse, was widely reported. Police rarely intervened, and women had limited legal recourse, although they could report cases of violence and abuse to local human rights organizations. The government did not provide psychosocial services for victims, although family or ...more
Nov. 29, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, RCDW-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The BBC’s publicity machinery had promoted the film quoting an interview given to them by one of the six rapists of a young paramedical student Jyoti Singh who was gangraped and brutalized in 2012. In that interview, Mukesh Singh, the driver of the bus, told the BBC that 'decent girls should not wear such clothes and go out late at night,' in an attempt to justify the rape. A clear lack of remorse typified his responses"(para 4)
Nov. 18, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MARR-PRACTICE-1, ATDW-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-1, ABO-PRACTICE-1

"About 50 people, including Azam [the father of an honor killing victim], members of his family and women’s rights activists, rallied on Monday in western Kabul, calling for justice. Women’s rights activist Veeda Saghari, who attended the demonstration, said violence against women is largely ignored by Afghanistan’s judicial sector. 'That is why all kinds of violence against women such as acid throwing, beating, stoning, informal community tribunal verdicts, burning, forced divorces, forced marriages, forced pregnancies, forced abortions have reached a peak,' she said" (para 9-10)
Nov. 18, 2016, 5 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"'I was going to the field and I met three soldiers, and they raped me. They told me if I cried out, they would kill me. My family was angry. They said: 'You could have run.'The interviewer then asked 'Did you go to the police?' The victim responded: 'Police? No'. This statement occured at 7:40 of the video (ENB-Coder Comment)."Two soldiers entered the room where I was sleeping and raped me. When my brother shouted at them, he was shot with bullets until he died. They killed him like that, and then they dirtied me like that. When I was tested in the hospital, they found I was sick. They ...more
Nov. 18, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Hundreds of women and girls captured by Boko Haram have been raped, many repeatedly, in what officials and relief workers describe as a deliberate strategy to dominate rural residents and possibly even create a new generation of Islamist militants in Nigeria"(para 1)."Boko Haram, a radical Islamist sect that has taken over large stretches of territory in the country’s northeast, has long targeted women, rounding them up as it captures towns and villages. Women and girls have been given to Boko Haram fighters for 'marriage,' a euphemism for the sexual violence that occurs even when unions are cloaked in religion.Now, dozens of newly freed women and girls, many of them pregnant ...more
Nov. 17, 2016, 11:34 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"According to a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll, Pakistan is the third most dangerous country for women after Afghanistan and Congo. he poll report has cited cultural, tribal, and religious practices that are harmful to women in Pakistan, as well as acid attacks, child and forced marriage, and punishment or retribution by stoning or other physical abuse as reasons for the ranking" (para 1). The persistence of violence against women in Pakistan reveals the failure of the criminal justice system and the judicial system itself, which do not have capacity to deal with crimes against women. Some laws for the protection of women have been promulgated, but the public justice system ...more
Nov. 15, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"The Jammu and Kashmir Police Crime Branch in 2012 revealed that over the past couple of years, 4,066 cases of crimes against women have been registered. These include 1,797 cases of molestation, 1,279 cases of kidnapping and abduction, 426 eve-teasing cases, 195 suicide cases, 187 rape cases, 1 gang rape, 177 cases of cruelty at the hands of husbands, 4 cases under the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961, one case of dowry death, and two cases of immoral trafficking"(para 4)."The news of the death anniversary of 2009 Shopian victims Aasiya and Neelofar was carried on front page by all the publications probably because the issue turned out to be more of ...more
Nov. 14, 2016, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"[Suraya] Pakzad said: 'We need training in how to deal with traumatised husbands, with traumatised fathers. If you were not traumatised, you would never cut your wife’s nose off or slice her face'"(para 21)
Nov. 14, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Ten in five months.That’s the number of women who were killed by their husband, boyfriend or ex-partner so far this year, and at least 12 attacks are reported daily countrywide.They were mothers and grandmothers between the ages of 20 and 60"(para 1-3)."She [Dianne Madray] said that every domestic violence case should be taken seriously to avoid a death, as in the case of Babita Sarjou, who was slain and buried in her estranged husband’s backyard for close to six years.'When deaths occur, no amount of money can bring that person back. It makes me feel very sad and heartbroken to see the level of aggression displayed by so many of ...more