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Latest items for SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

Oct. 28, 2017, 11:24 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-LAW-4, SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“Sometimes women take their own lives rather than submit to this kind of a relationship [in which they have to marry their rapist]. The suicide of a 16-year-old girl in Morocco prompted that country to rescind its law in 2014” (p 12)
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)
Oct. 5, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1, SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"A study published by the psychiatrist Meryam Schouler-Ocak from Berliner Charité found that one in 10 refugee women in Germany have suicidal thoughts, while fewer than one in 10 have the opportunity to talk to a therapist. The study did not link the high rates of depression to specific causes such as sexual harassment, but all of the women IRIN interviewed suffered from depression and some had thought about suicide or even attempted it" (para 21).
Oct. 3, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"The government and aid agencies have begun establishing referral systems to ensure that women and girls in crisis in the camps can access care in emergencies. This facilitated, for example, the referral of about 20 women in the Kapartu camps to Azadi General Hospital between June and August, after they threatened or attempted suicide" (para 42). These Yazidi women were survivors of kidnapping, rape, and enslavement at the hands of ISIS (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 28, 2017, 8:57 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1, MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Morocco overhauled a similar law [allowing rapists to marry their victims] in 2014 following the suicide of a 16-year-old girl and the attempted suicide of a 15-year-old who were forced to marry their rapists" (para 21).
Sept. 15, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"The videos Al Jazeera saw were deeply disturbing, and included what appeared to be a minor. One woman begged her rapists to stop, saying that her only recourse would be suicide. Another begged her assailants to at least stop recording the attack" (para 26). "'I can only imagine what the women have to go through ... one can only wonder what would have happened to these victims whose videos are being sold in the market,' said Shaikha. 'I don't doubt that many of them might have resorted to committing suicide'" (para 41-42).
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3, SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“The Voice of the Amazigh Woman cites the 2012 case of a 16 year-old girl Amina Filali, who drank rat poison and died after being forced to marry and live for several months with the man who raped her” (para 21).
Aug. 14, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"There was a case in Morocco, a very famous case that got a lot of coverage. I think it was 2012 where a young woman - a 16-year-old girl who was raped - she was pressured to marry the guy who raped her. She was so unhappy that she took rat poison, and she committed suicide" (para 14).
June 6, 2017, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"Some women have committed suicide after being harassed over paying a dowry" (p 9)
March 7, 2017, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"In addition to being patently illegal, women and young girls forced into marriages or subjected to bride-kidnapping are at a high risk of committing suicide" (para 8).
Feb. 23, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"In one example investigated by the BBC, a 40-year-old health worker took her own life after a video of her being raped by a gang was circulated in her village via the messaging service WhatsApp. The woman appealed to village elders for help but, according to a colleague, received no support from a society which saw her as not only sullied by the attack, but even to blame for it" (para 24).
Feb. 23, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"Another young woman, the 16-year-old victim of a gang rape in Morocco, set herself on fire in July this year, after her rapists threatened to share images of the attack online. The eight accused were trying to intimidate the girl's family into dropping the charges against them but instead drove her to suicide, as she suffered third-degree burns and died in hospital" (para 21).
Jan. 27, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"I’ve heard many stories of girls committing suicide because of forced marriage and even if they leave, the emotional harm caused by forced marriage often stays with women for the rest of their lives" (para 5).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"Since last July, four women have tried to commit suicide with their children, two of them successfully. As a result 11 children died. This new development is of particular concern to experts, who say that domestic abuse is a major factor driving some women to desperate measures. In Tajikistan, a bride traditionally moves to her in-laws home and joins a large extended family. This means she has little protection from her own relatives and is vulnerable to systematic bullying and abuse. Domestic violence is common. With divorce frowned upon and family affairs considered strictly private, young women are sometimes driven to desperate measures" (para 4-7). "Currently, Article 109 of the ...more
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"There are also other repercussions of early marriages that are no less important...In social terms: deterioration of social relations with failed marriages, instability (multiple divorces, flight, home abandonment, single-mother households, stigmatization, rejection by the husband, family or even society, and finally suicide" (52-53).
Nov. 15, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"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)
Nov. 8, 2016, 10:51 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"After being raped, many victims face abandonment and rejection from their family. Some have even been killed, or forced by their families to commit suicide" (5).
Sept. 6, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-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, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"Female students who experienced sexual TDV [Teen Dating Violence] only were more likely than those who experienced none to seriously consider attempting suicide, make a suicide plan, attempt suicide, get in a physical fight, carry a weapon, be electronically bullied, and report current alcohol use and binge drinking. Male students who experienced sexual TDV only were also more likely than those who experienced no TDV to experience these same health-risk behaviors, as well as to have had sex with 4 or more people and to be currently sexually active" (1)
March 17, 2016, 7:43 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3, SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"No" (12)
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 4, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-PRACTICE-2, ISSA-PRACTICE-1

"The customary practice of gifting daughters on her marriage took the form of the evil practice of dowry. This being the root cause sowed the seeds of a practice that sometimes drag the poor parents of the daughters to the doors of penury or force daughters to commit suicide or provoke the parents to kill their daughters even before they are born or drags the parents to commit crimes like female infanticide" (1)
Feb. 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

""There are not honor killings that occur in Ukraine, or honor suicides. Suicide is not a common response to domestic violence in Ukraine; suicide is more common among the men, often under a heavy influence of alcohol. This occurs especially in rural villages. Women in Ukraine have a lot of patience when it comes to domestic violence. There is even a Russian quote that states: "If a man beats you, he loves you." It is largely internalized here. Women would rarely leave or report domestic violence, but they would not commit suicide. This is because they see their duty as a mother to their children and their household duties as ...more
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"Suicides, especially by self-immolation, have spiked as young women protest forced marriage arrangements" (para 10)
Jan. 23, 2016, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"Families of murdered Aboriginal women also reported failure of the police to treat cases of missing Aboriginal women in an urgent manner and to carry out adequate investigations as well as the improper characterization of deaths as suicides or accidental deaths, and an increased use of police discretion in the collection of evidence during the investigation phase," (30).
Jan. 20, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1, WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Since 2010, this crime managed to receive international attention in two ways: the first when Pakistani documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy won the Oscar in 2012 for Saving Face, a film she made about a Pakistani plastic surgeon who travels to Pakistan to help victims of acid attacks. The second was when acid attack victim Fakhra Younus, who had been granted asylum in Italy, committed suicide in 2012” (para 92)
Jan. 14, 2016, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-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...Depression is one of the main factor. We don’t have a counseling center or psychiatrists in Gilgit-Baltistan. Domestic violence is another issue but there isn’t any form where women can get help. If they make a complaint to the police they are shunned” (1:00-1:29).
Jan. 11, 2016, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"...in Iraq there have been reports of young widows recruited as suicide bombers" (para 19).
Jan. 5, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"If she has not brought or cannot bring ‘sufficient’ dowry, she is ill-treated, abused mentally and physically and, in a surprisingly large number of cases, killed or driven to suicide" (11). "Simultaneously, with the introduction of Section 498A, the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, was also amended 'to provide that where a woman has committed suicide within a period of seven years from the date of her marriage and it is shown that her husband or any relative of her husband subjected her to cruelty, the court may presume that such suicide had been abetted by her husband or by such relative'" (13). "While talking about the introduction of Section 113A ...more
Jan. 4, 2016, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"Survivors of rape often endure psychological and physical trauma and experience grave consequences, such as higher suicide rates" (6).