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Latest items for UVAW-PRACTICE-1

Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the measures taken to combat gender-based violence against women, including the adoption and implementation of Act No. 119/2013 on urgent provisions on safety and to combat gender-based violence, and the establishment of a national observatory on violence and a national database on gender-based violence. The Committee remains concerned, however, about: (a) The high prevalence of gender-based violence against women and girls in the State party; (b) The underreporting of gender-based violence against women and the low prosecution and conviction rates, resulting in impunity for perpetrators" (8).
Feb. 13, 2018, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In Bolivia, however, the number [of women victimized by violence] is a staggering 90 percent" (para 5).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Men’s violence against women has to stop. Women and men, girls and boys, are to have the same right to and opportunities for physical integrity" (page 4). "The implementation of the various action plans in the area of men’s violence against women adopted by the Government since 2007 (at a cost of almost SEK 2 billion (ca EUR 200 million)) has resulted in a substantially higher level of ambition in work to prevent and combat men’s violence against women. The evaluation of the work 2007-2010 to combat men’s violence against women shows that the action taken has contributed to greater awareness and knowledge among the relevant agencies and to a ...more
Jan. 30, 2018, 6:23 p.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).
Jan. 9, 2018, 12:36 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In 2011, 63 percent of women 15 and older had suffered some form of violence" (para 6).
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In Myanmar, 13% of women have experienced physical violence only, 1% have experienced sexual violence only, and 2% have experienced both physical and sexual violence" (264).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Violence against women is shockingly high, with the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women reporting that almost 70% of Tunisian women are victims of abuse" (para 4).
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"'Many factors control how women dress in Egypt,' she [Dalia Abd El-Hameed] explains. 'Social class, workplaces, places of residence, families, among other elements affect how a woman dresses. These are layers of authority imposed on women's bodies, and that makes talking about how free women are to dress how they want relatively meaningless. In some cases, physical violence could be the price of challenging these authorities.' A photo of a young woman with a swollen eye and bruises on her cheek went viral on social media on Monday. She was allegedly assaulted for taking off her hijab three months ago. A Facebook account named Nehal Kamal, the girl in the ...more
Dec. 28, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The overall status of women in Afghanistan remains persistently low. Women’s safety and rights in the country remain under threat. Research by Global Rights estimates that nearly nine out of 10 Afghan women face physical, sexual, or psychological violence" (para 3).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other human rights abuses reported included prolonged pretrial detention, violence against women and children"(1)."In August, journalist Carmen Boyd, a critic of the government’s treatment of journalists and former employee in the Martinelli administration, claimed vandals broke into her car and stole documents and records of former officials who were part of the movement to remove President Varela. In December, Boyd fell victim to another act of vandalism where only her car’s window was broken after she and other members of the Democratic Change political party criticized the government during a press conference. Boyd claimed the government was responsible for both incidents"(9)."The law against gender violence stipulates stiff penalties for harassment ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 7:42 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Violence against women can take many forms, not only physical or verbal. Psychological pain can result from constant threats or possibility of violence, one woman tweeted. 'I may not have been exposed to physical or verbal violence but I suffer from psychological violence every day because my life could turn upside down if someone wishes.'" (para 16).
Dec. 17, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In other instances, the violence has escalated beyond threats. In 2004, when the community was under construction, the security guard of the women’s brick-making factory, a husband of one of the women, was murdered. In 2007, the community hall was vandalized: cables cut, windows broken, the building burned to the ground with three canisters of gas. The women’s brick-making machine was also destroyed. In 2011, the daughter of one of the founders of the group was murdered. These examples are only several among many, demonstrating that an act so bold as women defiantly building a refuge provokes equally bold acts of intimidation and destruction" (10). "According to a March [UN ...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

At 16:29 of the video a woman interviewed says "Boys in Dhaka, they harass girls more, if they see a nice girl, they whistle or make signs. They are worse. But after coming here, I can see the boys in the village are quite good in comparison. When my husband goes to Dhaka, if I go to bed late at night after watching TV, no one disturbs me. But in Dhaka, if the husband is not at home, boys disturb the girls and spread gossip. Then that creates a lot of problems, people will say that this girl is bad" (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 14, 2017, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“Violence against women is unacceptable. Islam and our rich culture do not permit us to use violent against others, especially against women" (para 13).
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Fighters from the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) are arbitrarily detaining, ill-treating, torturing, and forcibly marrying Sunni Arab women and girls in areas under their control in Iraq, Human Rights Watch said today" (para 1). "Although accounts of gender-based violence have emerged from areas under ISIS control, these are the first cases against Sunni Arab women in Iraq that Human Rights Watch has been able to document. Researchers interviewed six women in Kirkuk, to which they had escaped from the town of Hawija, 125 kilometers south of Mosul and still under ISIS control. Human Rights Watch and others have extensively documented similar abuses by ISIS fighters against Yezidi women" ...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Provincial assemblies, meanwhile, have made some strides in bringing about legislation ensuring justice for women — including the Sindh Early Marriage Restraint Act, 2013 and the Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act, 2016" (para 4).
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The horrific incident has sent shockwaves across the country which comes as violence against women has been rampant across the country. Incidents involving violence against women are not new but such incidents involving a woman committing violence against another woman has rarely been reported" (para 6-7). "The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) in its report released late in November last year said “statistic of violence against women, obtained from the registered cases of violence against women during the first six months in 1394 exceeds 2579 cases.”The report further added that figure was reported 2403 cases during the six months in 1393 which shows 7.32 percent increase in 1394, the ...more
Dec. 7, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The commission’s proposed changes could indeed encourage . . . violence and abuse against women in and outside the home" (para 14).
Dec. 7, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"At the same time the constitution stipulates in Article no. 11 that '…. The State shall protect women against all forms of violence ….'"(para 3-4)."Ms. Nehad AbolKomsan, ECWR [Egyptian Center for Women's Rights] Chairwoman, believes that these statements [MPs calling for mandatory virginity testing for university and vocational school students] are incitement to violence against large segments of young women, as the number of young women enrolled in the Egyptian universities reaches 1688770, amounting to 50.14% and the number of girls enrolled in vocational schools reaches 709370, amounting to 44.5%"(para 5)."According to the international conventions and United Nations’ decisions ratified by Egypt; This [MPs calling for mandatory virginity testing for ...more
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2, AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Take-home rations for pupils can be particularly effective in improving girls’ school enrollment. This strategy was used in Afghanistan, where the gender parity index (the enrollment of girls in schools as compared to boys) remains very low, at 0.35 in 2008 (WFP 2012, p. 32). There has been significant improvement since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001, but cultural and religious norms, lack of separate sanitation facilities, and security concerns continue to have strong effects"(62)
Nov. 30, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The past year, if anything, has seen a rise in violence against women" (para 3).
Nov. 30, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"'Every day I hear information about violence being committed against women in most villages, but I cannot cover these issues because I am a man,' Kandahar journalist Asadullah Zra Swand told IWPR" (para 5).
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Violence against women was reported as a significant problem both inside and outside the home.No information was available on government efforts to combat rape, domestic violence, and other societal violence directed against women"(12)
Nov. 10, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"One woman is victimized by violence every 15 seconds in Brazil, with a total of 23% of all Brazilian women experiencing violence in their lifetime" (para 1). "25% of women experienced physical violence on two or more occasions. Timing: 45% experienced physical violence during childhood or adolescence" (para 8-9).
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Russian law is rather progressive in respect of the women’s rights, even though the Committee to End Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) recommends that Russia adopt more comprehensive legislation to prevent and address violence against women, and notes the absence of an effective complaints mechanism for women to claim their rights"(para 8)." Among other measures, Russian authorities should improve maternal and social services, effectively investigate gender-based violence to combat impunity, and devise effective gendered de-radicalisation strategies"(para 22)
Oct. 24, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Gender-based violence has increased by 63% [since the start of the civil war]" (para 12).
Oct. 20, 2017, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In Nigeria, while all citizens have borne the brunt of the jihadist group Boko Haram’s uprising against the government and its people, there has been indiscriminate abuse and violations subjected extensively and particularly against women" (para 11).
Sept. 26, 2017, 2 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1, INFIB-DATA-1, UVAW-PRACTICE-1, DV-DATA-1

"The Program [a radio program a NGO designed for women] also tackles the issue of violence against women especially the domestic violence and FGM and their consequences of women and the family"(para 5)
Sept. 26, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"'Our blood and body are the same, but it is the society that divides and discriminates us. Upper caste men do anything they want because they know we can't fight back'"(para 10). This statement was made by Khajani Devi, age 60 (ENB-Coder Comment)
Sept. 15, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"But opponents fear that cracking down will push prostitutes to hide, leaving them even more at the mercy of pimps and violent clients"(para 10)