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Latest items for UVAW-PRACTICE-1

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
Aug. 26, 2020, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“My name is Julienne Lusenge and I’m an activist for women’s rights in the DRC…[T]here are…women who are attacked by the Parmed groups and security forces because of our work accompanying victims of war. We are the ones who denounce it when women are raped, and so people come to rape us to punish us for this work. Some women are cut by machetes or knives. On 4th November 2009 a colleague of mine was completely cut by a machete. She had bullets in different parts of her body and was very badly mutilated” (2, 15).
Aug. 19, 2020, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Violence against women has increased 63 percent since the conflict escalated, according to the United Nations Population Fund" (para 26).
Aug. 12, 2020, 3:51 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The government failed to follow through on promises it had made to protect women" (para 4).
Aug. 8, 2020, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Ecuador faces chronic human rights challenges, including…violence against women" (para 3). "The special rapporteur…stated that 'violence against women and girls is endemic in Ecuador'" (para 32).
Aug. 8, 2020, 9:18 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"On January 23, unidentified assailants vandalized Mandhu College after its chairman, Ibrahim Ismail, criticized clerics who had voiced support for a magistrate who had sentenced a woman to stoning" (para 11). "Gender-based violence is endemic in the Maldives" (para 16).
Aug. 7, 2020, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in its February 2019 Concluding Observations raised concerns about the lack of effective investigations of cases of gender-based violence against women, the discrepancy between the number of criminal charges and convictions, and that the majority of those convicted received suspended sentences. CEDAW urged Serbia to ensure that cases of violence against women are properly investigated and perpetrators prosecuted" (para 28).
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Almost one in three (31%) women age 15-49 have ever experienced physical violence, and 14% experienced physical violence in the 12 months preceding the survey. Six percent of women who have ever been pregnant have experienced physical violence during pregnancy. The percentage of women who have experienced physical violence since age 15 increased from 28% in both 2008 and 2013 to 31% in 2018. After decreasing from 15% in 2008 to 11% in 2013, the percentage of women who had experienced physical violence in the past 12 months increased to 14% in 2018" (429). "Experiences of physical violence vary greatly by religion. Forty-two percent of women in the other Christian...more
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits sexual harassment by employers or any other person and provides for penalties for conviction of two months’ to two years’ imprisonment and fines from 100,000 to 500,000 Rwandan francs ($118 to $592). Nevertheless, advocacy organizations reported sexual harassment remained common." (35).
April 24, 2020, 9:56 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Nigerian women from poor backgrounds are more likely to suffer physical abuse, compared to those from wealthy homes, according to Nwakwesi, and this discrimination against vulnerable women only makes her "more angry."" (para 58). "Physical abuse and disinheritance from families are among the many inequalities that women in Nigeria, and most of Africa, face after their spouses' death." (para 61).
April 24, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Boko Haram abducted men, women, and children, often in conjunction with attacks on communities. The group forced men, women, and children to fight on its behalf. Women and girls abducted by Boko Haram were subjected to physical and psychological abuse, forced labor, forced marriage, forced religious conversions, and sexual abuse, including rape and sexual slavery. Boko Haram also forced women and girls to participate in military operations. Most female suicide bombers were coerced in some form and were often drugged. Boko Haram also used women and girls to lure security forces into ambushes, force payment of ransoms, and leverage prisoner exchanges." (19). "Other protection concerns among respondents included attacks or...more
March 16, 2020, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Male elders are accustomed to relying on the interpretation of Sharia law and tribal customers, which discriminate against women. Male domination has hindered women’s access to justice and their rights." (5). "Many men do not allow female family members to obtain identity documentation. In more remote areas, men find it shameful for female family members to obtain these documents. And some women also lack knowledge of the existence of and their right to a national identity card. One recent study found that, “Afghan women are often unable to obtain basic legal documents such as national ID cards and marriage certificates, which makes it difficult to seek help from the courts...more
March 4, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Entrenched impunity for perpetrators of violence against women continued." (3). "However, violence against women in Afghanistan is getting increased day by day, between August 2015 and December 2017, UNAMA documented 237violence against women cases reported to EVAW institutions in 22 provinces..." (3). "Many children, including girls, are employed in jobs that can result in illness, injury, or even death due to hazardous working conditions and poor enforcement of safety and health standards." (9).
March 4, 2020, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In Selek’ha’s ninth month of pregnancy, her master put her in the back of a pickup truck and drove her down a bumpy rural road at high speeds, jostling Selek’ha and her unborn child like laundry in a washing machine. Selek’ha’s baby died on that ride — just as the master planned. 'There are no bad things they did not do to me,' she said. 'He killed my baby'" (para 115-117).
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The first 2006-ISTAT survey reported that 6.7 million women, aged 16-70 (31.9 per cent of all women), had been victims of violence at least once in their lives." (para 50). "Plus, this has introduced a new aggravating circumstance in the event of stalking, via new social media. Procedurally speaking, by Art. 612-bis cp., the remission of lawsuit can be decided through a judicial proceeding, only; and complaint cannot be withdrawn in the event of serious threats of recurrence." (para 57). "Under the first National Plan against GBV and Stalking (2010-2013), DEO has: renewed the MoU with ISTAT, with a view to conducting a new national survey; entrusted the management of...more
Feb. 11, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Clearly, a decade after the invasion, security - or rather the lack thereof - is again on everyone’s mind in central and southern Iraq. In addition to the general on-going lawlessness and insecurity, the Iraqi government is failing to counter the increase in gender-based forms of violence, ranging from a high incidence of domestic violence, forced marriages, forced prostitution and trafficking, as well as FGM and honour-based crimes and killings. There is very limited political will to either criminalize gender-based violence , or even more importantly, to implement existing laws" (para. 3). "At the height of sectarian violence in Iraq in 2006 and 2007, it was clearly apparent that women’s...more
Jan. 30, 2020, 1:06 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Treatment or Punishment (Istanbul Protocol) is not incorporated in the training programme. The lack of information on the effectiveness and impact of those training programmes in reducing the number of cases of torture, including gender-based violence and ill-treatment is also a matter of concern." (7).
Jan. 22, 2020, 11:18 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Sister Namibia, a local women's rights organisation, says one out of three women will experience gender-based violence during their lifetime" (para 13).
Jan. 13, 2020, 8:20 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Increased reports of sexual and gender-based violence accompanied increased displacement, including reports of incidents committed by various armed groups and security personnel." (24). "According to sharia law and the local tradition of blood compensation, anyone found guilty of the death of a woman paid to the victim’s family only half the amount required to compensate for a man’s death." (33).
Dec. 31, 2019, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The country was ranked sixth most dangerous for women in a Thomson Reuters Foundation a survey of global experts last year" (para. 8). "Local High Court Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah said at the time that women were the most vulnerable members of society as one in every three had been a victim of physical or psychological violence" (para. 10).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Terrorism has only made things worse. Aside from defining strict domestic roles for women, the presence of al-Shabab has increased the risk of gender-based violence and generalized violence against women" (5).
Dec. 6, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Sheikha Latifa had little doubt about what would happen to her. 'If you are watching this video, it’s not such a good thing,” she said in her video. “Either I’m dead, or I’m in a very, very, very bad situation'" (para 64).
Nov. 8, 2019, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

Source has been translated from Spanish to English (KC - CODER COMMENT)