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Oct. 26, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1, SUICIDE-DATA-1, SUICIDE-DATA-2, MURDER-DATA-2

"Such 'honor killings' are commonplace in Pakistan, where roughly 1,000 women are slain every year by relatives, most of them men, who believe they have disgraced their families. In 2015, about 1,100 women died in honor killings, while another 900 suffered sexual violence and 800 attempted suicide or took their own lives, the country’s independent Human Rights Commission said in its 2015 report"(para 9)
Sept. 8, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"One in every 19 maternal deaths in Ontario is attributable to suicide" (para 1). "The research examined coroner records of women aged 18-45 who took their lives over a 15-year period from 1994-2008, and found that suicide accounted for 51 of 966 deaths among pregnant women and those in the first year following birth across the province — that's approximately five per cent. And it makes suicide the fourth leading cause of death for perinatal women" (para 5). "perinatal women were found to turn to much more lethal means, including hanging or jumping, than other women who took their lives. And that fewer than half had contact with a mental-health ...more
July 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned at the high ratio of…suicide among teenage girls and women in the State party" (12)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

Table 6.1 shows the average of suicide mortality nationwide for women which is 5.4 (195)
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

“In the United States, women are much less likely than men to commit suicide but more likely to have suicidal thoughts…and to attempt suicide…In 2011, there were an estimated 987,950 suicide attempts in the United States; women were three times more likely to attempt suicide than men…During this same year, there were 8,515 deaths from suicide among women and 31,003 among men” (208)
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

“Certain populations have higher rates of suicide or attempted suicide. One recent report that analyzed data from the U.S. National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), conducted by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality, found that lifetime suicide attempts by transgender individuals are far higher than among the total population…Forty-two percent of transgender women and 46 percent of transgender men report having attempted suicide at some point in their lifetime” (209)
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

“Suicide rates also vary across the largest racial and ethnic groups. Among women in the United States, Native American and white women have the highest suicide rates at 7.9 and 7.1 per 100,000 respectively, more than three times the rate of the two groups with the lowest rates, Hispanic and black women” (209)
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

“Among women, the District of Columbia had the lowest suicide mortality rate between 2011 and 2013 at 3.1 per 100,000, followed by New Jersey (3.2 per 100,000) and Maryland (3.5 per 100,000). Other best ten states include California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, and Rhode Island. Montana had the highest female mortality rate from suicide in 2011–2013 at 10.8 per 100,000, followed by New Mexico (10.0 per 100,000) and Wyoming (9.2 per 100,000). The suicide rates among women are highest in the Mountain West region; all the states in this region—Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming—are among the worst ten states. Alaska and Oregon are ...more
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

“The suicide mortality rate among all women increased 35 percent between 2001 and 2013, from 4.0 per 100,000 to 5.4 per 100,000. Every state in the nation experienced an increase during this time period. The suicide mortality rate of the District of Columbia, which had the lowest rate in 2001, more than doubled between 2001 and 2013, from 1.3 per 100,000 to 3.1 per 100,000, but the District still retained its best ranking. Montana (which ranked 42nd in 2001) also saw an especially large increase, from 5.7 to 10.8 per 100,000, which is double the national average. Other states with the biggest increases include South Dakota (their rate grew from ...more
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

“The national suicide rate is 5.4 per 100,000 for women (Table 6.1) and 20.2 per 100,000 for men” (209)
March 9, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"Respondents reported that women and girls engaged in survival sex experience a deep sense of shame and lack of self-worth, which may lead them to accept risks they would otherwise avoid.71 At least one woman interviewed mentioned thoughts of suicide." (15).
Jan. 31, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

""Those last days she was so sad,' says Khushboo. 'She wasn't even eating properly… The day before she died, she told me that she had gone to the local doctor and told him everything [about her rape]. He had said, 'Go back home and stay quiet, it's all your fault.' She also went to the former head of the village, but he also said, 'It's your fault - what can we do about it?'' That was the final blow. The next afternoon, Geeta was found foaming at the mouth on a roadside on the outskirts of the village. She died before she could be taken to hospital. The post-mortem confirmed ...more
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"Experts have raised concerns about a recent serious of incidents in which Tajik women have killed themselves along with their children. Suicide rates tend to be high amongst Tajik women, with most deaths occurring in rural areas. According to the state committee on women and family affairs, 400 women committed suicide between 2011 and 2013. The real figure is likely to be much higher as many deaths are misreported. Since last July, four women have tried to commit suicide with their children, two of them successfully. As a result 11 children died" (para 1-4).
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"In 2012, 443 deaths by suicide were recorded in Slovenia; of all suicides, 80 or 18.1 per cent were committed by women. The suicide coefficient (number of deaths by suicide per 100,000 population) was 21.54. The suicide coefficient has dropped from 30 to 20 per 100,000 inhabitants in the past decade" (47)
Nov. 15, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"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 related to crimes against women, suicides and other such grave issues spread over one to three columns in space on most occasions and rarely go beyond four columns"(para 9)more
Nov. 10, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"In June 12-year-old Momtaz Khatun of Sirajganj committed suicide after a young local man stalked her to and from school and harassed her over the telephone" (25).
Sept. 6, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"In this report, we give detailed information on the thirty known cases registered in the period of 2010-2015 and make note of certain unregistered cases that have been classified as 'suicide' or not classified whatsoever"(7)."Among the registered thirty cases of domestic violence homicide, at least four victims made an attempt or had already left the relationship at the time of the murder. In the case of 20-year old Maro Guloyan, her abusive husband murdered her just hours after she made it clear that she wanted to divorce him. Though authorities deemed the death a suicide by hanging, Maro’s family and human rights defenders alike insist that this was a case ...more
June 21, 2016, 10:51 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

Table 3, Bivariate Associations Between TDV [Teen Dating Violence] and Select Health-Risk Behaviors Among High School Students Who Dated, 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, shows that girls who experiened any kind of TDV (physical, sexual, verbal, emotional) had seriously considered attempting suicide at an average of 42.8%, made a suicide plan at 37.4%, and attempted suicide at 26.7% (RNP - CODER COMMENT)
March 4, 2016, 9:13 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1, SUICIDE-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"Women burn themselves to death using cooking fuel to escape domestic abuse here, and daughters are still a viable, informal currency used by fathers to pay off debts and settle disputes"(2)
March 3, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"A woman blew herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria on Monday, killing three people in the second female suicide bombing in Kano in two days, police said.The woman was in line with other women, all wearing traditional northern Nigerian dresses and long Muslim headscarves, waiting to buy kerosene for cooking before she set off the bomb, said Tijjani Isa, an attendant at the station"(para 1-2)."On Sunday, a 15-year-old girl detonated a bomb near a temporary university site, killing only herself, said Kano State Police Commissioner Aderenle Shinaba...Boko Haram has killed thousands of people in five years of insurgency...Female suicide bombers are rare in Nigeria but women seem ...more
March 3, 2016, 11:38 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"This month, at least one female Boko Haram suicide bomber killed five people in Maiduguri"(para 19)
March 2, 2016, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"At least 19 people have been killed and several injured by a bomb strapped to a girl reported to be about age 10 in north-eastern Nigeria, police say.The bomb exploded in a market in the city of Maiduguri, in Borno state.'The explosive devices were wrapped around her body,' a police source told Reuters.No group has said it carried out the attack. The market is reported to have been targeted twice in a week by female bombers late last year.Correspondents say that all the signs point to the militant Islamist Boko Haram group...Borno State police spokesman Gideon Jubrin said that the girl bomber let off an improvised explosive device near the ...more
Jan. 23, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1, DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"A 15-year old rape survivor who was assaulted by at least eight men in a hotel on Mall Road attempted suicide after continuous pressure from police and prosecution, her family said Saturday. The victim’s brother-in-law told Dawn that the family was about to go to sleep at night when she jumped from the terrace. She injured herself and was rushed to the Services Hospital. She is now back at home recovering. He said she had been under duress from the police interrogations, where officials harassed her with 'all kinds of questions'. 'She’s a child,' her brother-in-law said. 'You can imagine what kind of questions they ask.' The victim’s sister earlier ...more
Jan. 19, 2016, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the graph “Violence against women: Reported cases from Jan 2000 to December 2013” the number of suicides between this time is 12,654.
Jan. 14, 2016, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

“Human rights commission of Pakistan estimates that an average of 20 woman take their own lives every year. This is at least 2.5 times the national average”(1:00-1:11).
Jan. 8, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"It is particularly concerned about the increasing suicide rates among women, which is the second cause of death among women in the State party" (9)
Jan. 6, 2016, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1, EWCMS-PRACTICE-4

"A female Kurdish fighter carried out a suicide bomb attack against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) jihadists outside a key Syrian town on Sunday night, a monitoring group said" (para 1). "It was the first reported instance of a female Kurdish fighter carrying out a suicide bombing against Isil, which has itself often favoured the tactic, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights" (para 3).
Jan. 5, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"John said Cheyenne had lots of friends at school in Thunder Bay, was bubbly and sociable. But when she moved to Toronto, her life was troubled. He says she was assaulted, became homeless, and got involved in sex work to survive. Cheyenne's body was found in a Toronto suburb in 2013. The 20-year-old had fallen from an apartment block. But for father and brother the police verdict, that Cheyenne committed suicide, just does not seem possible" (para 13-14)
Dec. 21, 2015, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"8.18 PER CENT Rate of conviction for abetment to commit suicide cases in 2012 fell to to 5.91 per cent in 2013" (para 11)
Sept. 23, 2015, 10:48 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

“More women and children have been used as suicide bombers in Northeast Nigeria in the first five months of this year than during the whole of last year, according to reports collated by UNICEF. In 2014, 26 suicide attacks were recorded, compared to 27 attacks as of May 2015. In at least three-quarters of these incidents, women and children were reportedly used to carry out the attacks” (para 1-2). “The frequency and intensity of the suicide attacks involving women and girls have increased sharply this year. Girls and women have been used to detonate bombs or explosive belts at crowded locations, such as market places and bus stations. Since July ...more