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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
Dec. 28, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MMR-PRACTICE-1

"Child marriage, which increases the likelihood of early pregnancy and heightens the risk of death in childbirth, remains common in Afghanistan" (para 3).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"The law against gender violence stipulates stiff penalties for harassment and both physical and emotional abuse and provides for prison terms of up to 30 years for murder. The law criminalizes domestic abuse and family violence with prison terms of two to four years and makes domestic violence an aggravating circumstance in homicide cases"(16)."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 ...more
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

Nguyen was just 16 when a friend's boyfriend drugged her and smuggled her into China. She tried to resist a forced marriage. For three months, she refused, even though her traffickers beat her, withheld food and threatened to kill her (para 10).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Nguyen was just 16 when a friend's boyfriend drugged her and smuggled her into China. She tried to resist a forced marriage. For three months, she refused, even though her traffickers beat her, withheld food and threatened to kill her" (para 10).
Dec. 17, 2017, 2:46 p.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).
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

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). A woman interviewed at 11:15 says "Without the dowry the husband will torture the wife…torture us. You get the dowry, and if you can’t, you go back to your father’s house" (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"The ways in which they are tortured and murdered sets the female victims apart from the city’s male murder victims. Women’s bodies have been found riddled with stab wounds and bite marks, exhibiting signs of rape, mutilated breasts, chopped hair and facial disfiguration. Some women have been tied up with their own shoelaces and others have been stuffed into 55-gallon drums filled with acid" (para 4).
Dec. 13, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Protesters say there has been an increase in the number of verbal and physical attacks against women for their choice of clothing in Turkey in recent years" (para 4). "In one incident in June, a young woman, Asena Melisa Sağlam, was attacked by a man on a bus in Istanbul for wearing shorts during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Video of the incident showed the man hitting her while the bus driver watched. 'Are you not ashamed of dressing like this during Ramadan?' the footage showed the man saying" (para 5-6). "Another woman, Ayşegül Terzi, was called a 'devil' and kicked by a man on a public bus, also ...more
Nov. 27, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"In Gorgan a man suspicious of his 28 year old wife murdered her by pouring acid on her in front of her child'" (para 5).
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"According to the Hidden Gulag IV report, since late 2008, Jongo-ri (Camp 12) in North Hamkyung Province was expanded to include a women’s annex. Camp 12’s women’s annex holds approximately 1,000 women, most of whom were imprisoned after being repatriated from China. The existence of this women’s annex was corroborated by satellite imagery and defector testimony. Defector testimony cited food rations below subsistence levels, forced labor, and high rates of death due to starvation at Camp 12"(3)."Anecdotal reports from the NGO Database Center for North Korean Human Rights and the UN 2014 COI report stated that in some prisons authorities held women in separate units from men and often subjected ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Human Rights Watch in September 2015, interviewed 20 women and girls who had suffered domestic abuse. They said that their husbands, partners, and other family members punched, kicked, burned, stabbed, and raped them, or subjected them to other abuse"(1)."A national survey of women aged 18 to 65 by the Moroccan High Commission for Planning found that in 2009 nearly two-thirds – 62.8 percent – had experienced physical, psychological, sexual, or economic violence. Of the sample interviewed, 55 percent reported 'conjugal' violence and 13.5 percent reported 'familial' violence. Only 3 percent of those who had experienced conjugal violence had reported it to the authorities"(1)."'Women described turning up at police stations in ...more
Oct. 26, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Eventually, the two decided to get married. Khan said he urged Rafiq to discuss their engagement with her family. When she did, he said, they beat her 'mercilessly.''Her family found it a matter of great dishonor,' he said.The couple tried on other occasions to get the family’s permission to marry, Khan told Newsweek, but they were rejected. So in the summer of 2016, they eloped"(para 14-16)
Oct. 26, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MURDER-DATA-2

"Italy, for example, recorded six attacks over a six-month period. Victims of these attacks were women and perpetrators were men, often former partners" (para 23).
Oct. 26, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: India, Nepal, Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Motives cited for acid attacks often include rejection of sexual advances or marriage proposals. These reasons appear to be common particularly in Bangladesh, Colombia, India, Nepal and Pakistan" (para 9).
Oct. 26, 2017, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan, Uganda
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"In the last 15 years, it has been estimated that more than 3,200 acid-throwing attacks were recorded in countries as varied as Bangladesh, Britain, Colombia, Pakistan and Uganda, totaling an estimated 3,500 victims in that time period" (para 1).
Oct. 26, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"In the last 15 years, it has been estimated that more than 3,200 acid-throwing attacks were recorded in countries as varied as Bangladesh, Britain, Colombia, Pakistan and Uganda, totaling an estimated 3,500 victims in that time period" (para 1).
Oct. 26, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MURDER-DATA-2

"In Colombia, approximately 100 acid attacks occur each year, making it one of the highest rates in the world" (para 10).
Oct. 26, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"In the last 15 years, it has been estimated that more than 3,200 acid-throwing attacks were recorded in countries as varied as Bangladesh, Britain, Colombia, Pakistan and Uganda, totaling an estimated 3,500 victims in that time period" (para 1). "Once known to be the country with the highest number of such attacks and the highest incident rates for women, it has since experienced a drastic drop in the frequency of acid assaults" (para 3). "Motives cited for acid attacks often include rejection of sexual advances or marriage proposals. These reasons appear to be common particularly in Bangladesh" (para 9).
Oct. 26, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Mass gang-rape, killings – including of babies and young children, brutal beatings, disappearances and other serious human rights violations by Myanmar’s security forces in a sealed-off area north of Maungdaw in northern Rakhine State have been detailed in a new UN report issued Friday based on interviews with victims across the border in Bangladesh"(para 1)."Of the 101 women interviewed, more than half reported having suffered rape or other forms of sexual violence"(para 2)."One mother recounted how her five-year-old daughter was trying to protect her from rape when a man 'took out a long knife and killed her by slitting her throat.' In another case, an eight-month-old baby was reportedly killed ...more
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Women and girls in Chechnya are subject to honour killings, domestic violence, abductions for marriage and early marriages"(para 4)."In one hospital in Ingushetia, several cases of alleged criminal negligence, including instances in which women lost their babies and reproductive organs and one woman died, have been reported, most recently in September 2015. Investigations have so far led nowhere. In Dagestan, three women reportedly died in a hospital in the town of Kizilyurt in the last couple of months, relatives claim as a result of criminal negligence. Earlier this year, the death of a woman in the maternity ward of Dagestan’s Khasavyurt brought hundreds of protesters into the streets and ended ...more
Oct. 2, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"A number of SFF's [Sanctuary for Families] clients are Mexican women who are sold by pimps for around $30 for 15 minutes. For the pimps to make money they are sold to, on average 12-16 sex buyers per day.'In one case I had a client who had 70 clients in a 24 hour period. So intensely painful, very brutal, very dangerous, a number of the men were drunk,' said Cohen, 'they would try to strangle the women, they were very violent'"(para 21-22)
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)