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Latest items for MURDER-PRACTICE-2

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)
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