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Latest items for UVAW-PRACTICE-1

Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"A study released by Hacettepe University in January found that, on average, 35 percent of women experienced physical violence at least once in their lives" (page 56).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Violence against women is a widespread and institutionalized problem in Burma. Women face violence at home and in public and there is an inadequate legal framework to provide justice to victims, contrary to claims in the State Report . . . The Government has failed to implement the Committee’s 2008 recommendations to take action to address violence against women and the State Report provides little evidence that the Government has developed and implemented adequate legal, support, or policy measures to eliminate violence against women and punish perpetrators. A Prevention of Violence against Women Law (PoVAW Law) has been discussed and drafted but not distributed for comment, prioritized or passed. Meanwhile,...more
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other reported abuses included: . . . violence and discrimination against women" (page 1). "While the law prohibits discrimination based on race, gender, disability, language, or social status, the government did not effectively enforce the law. There were reports of violence against women" (page 27).
Oct. 25, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"While the penal code is used more for coercion or bribery, LGBTI persons, particularly transgender women, were most frequently charged under so-called shadow and disguise laws. These laws use the justification that a person dressed or acting in a way that is perceived as not being in line with their biological gender is in 'disguise.' According to a report by a local NGO, transgender women reported higher levels of police abuse and discrimination than other members of the LGBTI community" (44).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Fourteen percent of women age 15-49 reported having experienced, at least once, since the age of 15, acts of physical violence at a given moment in their life. Over the twelve months preceding this survey, the proportion was 6%. In nearly a quarter of cases (24%), the perpetrator of such acts of violence was a brother or sister . . . Nearly two women out of five who were subjected to physical or sexual acts of violence sought aid, in the majority of cases, from their families (64%)" (page 249). "Table 17.1 presents the percentages of women who reported having experienced acts of physical violence since the age of 15...more
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"During 2014 the National Commission on Violence against Women recorded 37 cases of violence against LGBTI individuals" (para 183)
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"From 2007 to 2016, crimes against women in India surged 83 percent" (para 3).
Oct. 2, 2018, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Bolivia has one of the highest rates of gender violence, with nine in 10 women experiencing it in their lifetime" (para 1).
Sept. 26, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Girls who face marriage at an early age suffer from high rates of illiteracy, economic disparity, marital rape, mental, physical and sexual abuse and violence, high rates of chronic medical problems and infant mortality" (para 7).
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In the IKR during the year, there were 6,949 cases of violence against women" (para 244)
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other human rights problems included the...abuse and unequal treatment of women…" (1).
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"There were continued reports of violence and discrimination against women" (1).
Sept. 10, 2018, 5:07 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The most significant human rights problems included...violence against women and children" (1).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Additional significant human rights abuses included...societal violence, particularly against women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons…" (1).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Violence against women remained a problem, particularly in indigenous communities" (14). This quote was found in a section discussing rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence. However, it does not indicate which (or if all) of these types are being carried out in indigenous communities. Because it was unspecific, I have coded it as UVAW (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The most significant human rights problems included violence against women and children, a continuing societal problem" (1).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other human rights problems included...violence against women" (1).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"According to the Zanzibar Female Lawyers Association, there were 161 genderbased violence cases reported in Mwera and Mfenesini district courts and the Land Tribunal. Of these, 25 cases were continuing, and two had resulted in convictions" (21).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The most serious human rights problems were...violence and discrimination against women" (1).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Domestic abuse and violence against women remained problems" (1).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other problems reported during the year included...societal violence against women…" (2). "According to the Kyiv-based international women’s rights center La Strada, Russian aggression in the Donbas led to a dramatic surge in violence against women across the country" (38).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Discrimination and violence against women remained the most prominent human rights abuses during the year" (1).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the media, and government agencies reported...violence against women…" (1).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"[The Committee] is concerned about: ...The high prevalence of violence against women and girls..." (5).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"There were many other human rights problems…Violence and discrimination against women" (1).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other human rights problems included...violence against women…" (1).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Honor-related violence often involved immigrants from the Middle East or South Asia. No information was available regarding the extent of honor-related violence. In June the Swedish Prison and Probation Services estimated that 73 persons were in prison for committing honorrelated violence" (10).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other human rights problems included...pervasive violence against women and children; sexual harassment and societal discrimination against women" (1). "The 2015 Southern African Development Community Gender Protocol Gender Barometer (a survey compiled by Gender Links) found 77 percent of women in Limpopo Province, 51 percent of women in Gauteng Province, 39 percent of women in Western Cape Province, and 37 percent of women in KwaZulu-Natal Province reported they experienced some form of gender-based violence" (32). The report indicates it is gender-based violence but does not specify if it is murder, rape, domestic violence, etc. (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Violence and discrimination against women were prevalent" (1).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The most serious human rights problems included violence against women and children…" (1). "As of August the ministry documented 32,500 cases of violence against women, compared with 21,000 in the first nine months in 2014" (17).