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Latest items for UVAW-PRACTICE-1

Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Nousiainen has a case pending against the state, claiming an infringement of duty to protect women from violence, and says current legislation is not strong enough to safeguard women" (para 20).
Dec. 31, 2020, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Many flee their families to escape abuse, said Stephanie S. Covington, co-director of the Center for Gender and Justice in La Jolla. In adolescence, she said, 'the risk for... girls, the violence in their lives comes from relationships — the person to whom she’s saying, ‘I love you' " (para 22-23).
Dec. 31, 2020, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"An Iranian undercover morality agent spat at teenage girls and asked them 'where's your dirty owner?' after seeing them without a hijab. In a shocking video, which has been circulating on social media, a man stops his car and gets out before hurling abuse at the youngsters. During the heated exchange on the side of the road in Kermanshah, Iran, he says to the girls 'I'll f*** your mother' and claims their behaviour is 'immoral' while a police officer appears to do nothing about the incident" (para 1-3). "The video shows, as tensions between the man and the teenagers grow, the man's wife gets out of the car and says...more
Dec. 31, 2020, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The numbers were startling: In March, Mexico’s government said, the country’s emergency call centers were flooded with more than 26,000 reports of violence against women, the highest since the hotline was created. But Mexico’s president brushed aside his own cabinet’s announcement, suggesting, without evidence, that the vast majority of the calls for help were little more than pranks. 'Ninety percent of those calls that you’re referring to are fake,' said the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, when asked about the surge in calls at a recent news conference. 'The same thing happens with the calls the metro gets about sabotage or bombs'" (para 1-3).
Dec. 24, 2020, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"'Julia', whose name has been changed for this article, is one of thousands of female political prisoners who experienced grave human rights violations at the hands of the Venezuelan government. But she is also one of the untold number of Venezuelan women facing increased risk of violence, harassment, and xenophobia in the countries to which they have fled" (para 26-27).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Over the last decade, violence against women has risen in Turkey, and 474 women were killed in 2019 alone" (para 2).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-1

"Afghan women still face numerous challenges because of domestic abuse, discrimination, taboos, and violence" (para 10).
Dec. 24, 2020, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Having fled the war, Syrian women and girls are vulnerable to exploitation and increasing levels of abuse" (para 4).
Dec. 23, 2020, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Women’s subordination, a prerequisite to ensure compliance to the constructed model, is maintained through allocation of lesser resources, restrictions on mobility, seclusion norms and even violence in cases of resistance" (para 3). "In cases where women challenge these patriarchal privileges and/or seek to enforce their rights, violence is used as a means to control them; hence setting examples that reduces the instances of resistance" (para 15). "Girls and women are at risk of all types of violence. Vulnerability to abuse increases further because girls and women lack knowledge and skills to protect themselves" (para 30). "Over work, lack of appreciation and exposure to all kinds of abuses leads to frustration...more
Dec. 23, 2020, 3 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Some careful and subsequent data work by Anderson and Ray showed that excess female mortality is a more universal phenomenon which holds for all age groups in these countries. They provided detailed decomposition of the missing women by age and cause of death and a particularly sinister observation was that the number of excess female deaths from “intentional injuries” or reported violence was disturbingly high in India" (para 5).
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Salafis who entered the country have destroyed ancient relics and Muslims shrines, and targeted minorities and women. As one women’s rights activist noted poignantly in 2012, a day before the attack on the US embassy facility in Benghazi, “the extremists first attacked the dead, and then the vulnerable" (2).
Dec. 7, 2020, 11 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“Violence against women and femicides continue to be major problems in Turkey, with statistics showing that current preventive measures are far from sufficient” (para 3).
Dec. 5, 2020, 5:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“Activists say violence against women remains common across Afghanistan. Last year, the country’s Human Rights Commission recorded more than 2,700 cases of violence against women in Afghanistan, a 9 per cent increase from 2018” (para14-15).
Dec. 3, 2020, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“The Committee…is further concerned about the persistence of harmful practices such as…accusations of witchcraft against women that lead to them being subjected to violence” (5).
Nov. 16, 2020, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

Traditional culture often justifies and accepts violence against women. (CODER COMMENT)
Nov. 6, 2020, 11:05 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“A television show that featured a demonstration of how to physically abuse your wife has sparked outrage in Cameroon and calls for an end to impunity in a country where violence against women runs high. The presenter of the show, on the privately owned Vision4 channel, demonstrated how to ‘calm’ a woman by squeezing her neck. ‘Grab her by the neck and press on it,’ Ernest Obama told viewers as he flexed his hand, to on-air laughter from fellow journalists. ‘The more she talks the more you press’” (para 1-3). “‘My colleague talked about what one should do in case a woman grabs you by the balls, he suggested giving...more
Oct. 31, 2020, 11:42 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“‘The women of Papua New Guinea endure some of the most extreme levels of violence in the world,’ a Lowy Institute report by Jo Chandler warned. They continue to be attacked with impunity despite their government's promises of justice” (para 13-14).
Oct. 30, 2020, 10:23 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, MARR-PRACTICE-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is deeply concerned about the persistence of harmful traditional practices, patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles, responsibilities and identities of women and men in all spheres of life. The Committee expresses concern that such norms, customs and practices justify and perpetuate discrimination against women, including violence against women and the persistence of harmful traditional practices, such as food taboos, early and forced marriage, and levirate marriage. It regrets that no sustained and systematic action has been taken by the State party to modify or eliminate such harmful traditional practices, patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes" (Article 13).
Oct. 30, 2020, 12:56 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"It is beyond dispute that Guatemala has a long history of tolerating violence against women, with impunity for such crimes hovering between 97%–99%" (271).
Oct. 30, 2020, 12:32 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, DMW-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee continues to be seriously concerned about patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in all spheres of life and the State party’s limited efforts to tackle such discriminatory practices. The Committee is concerned that such customs and practices perpetuate discrimination against women and girls and that they are reflected in women’s disadvantaged and unequal status in many areas, including education, public life and decision-making, as well as in the persistence of violence against women. It is also concerned that, to date, the State party has not taken sustained measures to modify or eliminate stereotypes and negative traditional values and practices" (Article...more
Oct. 6, 2020, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The representatives called on the special rapporteur to…monitor and encourage the enactment of laws which…reduce their risk of gender-based violence" (para 16).
Oct. 3, 2020, 6:13 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“Sandra Janković v. Croatia (5 March 2009): The applicant complained in particular that, despite her attempts to have her allegations of being attacked and threatened by her flatmates investigated, the authorities had failed to ensure her adequate protection. The Court held that there had been a violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private life) of the Convention, on account of the failure by the Croatian authorities to adequately protect the applicant from an attack on her physical integrity and of the manner in which the national criminal-law mechanisms had been implemented, contrary to the State’s positive obligations under Article 8” (17).
Sept. 29, 2020, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Finland's recently elected centre-left government said in response to the council's report that its programme published in June had highlighted the need to act against violence against women and raise the level of resources spent on those involved" (para 9).
Sept. 29, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Women, religious minorities, and transgender people continued to face violence, discrimination, and persecution, with authorities often failing to provide adequate protection or hold perpetrators accountable" (para 3). "While numerous cases of violence against women and girls highlighted the difficulty survivors face getting justice, authorities succeeded in enforcing some key reforms" (para 15).
Sept. 27, 2020, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity…persisted" (para 1).
Sept. 23, 2020, 9:40 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Religious and gender minorities continue to face harassment" (para 2).
Sept. 20, 2020, 7:10 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In 2019…weak enforcement of laws criminalizing corruption and violence against women and children continued to foster a culture of impunity and lawlessness" (para 1).
Sept. 14, 2020, 4:52 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Gender-based violence, including by armed groups, is widespread in Colombia. Lack of training and poor implementation of treatment protocols impede timely access to medical services and create obstacles for women and girls seeking post-violence care and justice. Perpetrators of violent, gender-based crimes are rarely held accountable" (para 41).
Sept. 13, 2020, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Lack of adequate and secure facilities made physical and gender-based violence common in asylum camps. In its August report, the UN Torture Committee called on Greece to take effective measures to ensure that violence against refugee, asylum seeking, and migrant women is investigated, perpetrators are prosecuted, and victims are compensated" (para 6).
Aug. 30, 2020, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"'Gender inequality and violence against women are serious human rights concerns in Armenia. More vigorous efforts are needed to address them,' said Nils Muiznieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. The Commissioner drew attention to the social attitudes accepting and justifying violence against women in some cases, thereby helping to hide perpetrators from accountability" (para 6). "According to data provided by the Armenian Police Service, 2054 cases of violence against women, including 580 cases of domestic violence, were recorded in 2013. For the first nine months of 2014, the police gave the figure of 1759 cases of violence against women, including 428 cases of domestic violence" (para 8). "Despite...more