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Latest items for UVAW-PRACTICE-1

Feb. 21, 2019, 8:18 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"She was among a group of women arrested on March 9 2011 and taken to a military prison, beaten and tortured. She says that some of the women died. Those who survived were given a virginity test by a woman military doctor in front of a group of laughing, clapping soldiers." (para 19).
Feb. 15, 2019, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Accepting his guidance she married the man only to discover he was subjecting her to polygamy and was already married to two other women and had four children who she was expected to look after whilst he travelled. The eldest son was extremely abusive and threatening to her and her young children, and eventually she fled." (para. 20).
Feb. 14, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The government directed efforts to combat genderbased violence mainly by preventing such crimes and not by protecting or assisting victims, although crisis rooms provided limited psychological and medical assistance to victims" (36). "As of January the Ministry of Education ran 138 social-educational centers nationwide for minor victims of any type of violence or minors finding themselves in vulnerable and dangerous conditions" (37).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other human rights problems included the killing and intimidation of journalists by organized-crime groups; corruption, discrimination, and violence against women and indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons; and trafficking in persons" (page 1).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In the next 5 years, during the GTP II, Ethiopia will establish hotlines for women and children experiencing violence, set up 11 new one-stop centres and rehabilitation centres, and also strengthen existing ones. The new national Women’s Development and Change Strategy and the revised package on how to realize the strategy has put in place a clear direction on protection, prevention, and provision of services for women survivors of violence. Furthermore, the MOWCYA is committed to ending violence against women by including indicators on violence reduction in its 5-year sectoral plan (2016-2020)" (291). "The experience of physical violence was more likely among employed women, whether employed for cash or not,...more
Jan. 4, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon

"In 2016, 1,976 young women benefited from the Women and Girls Safe Spaces set up by ABAAD in 2015, which provides psychosocial activities, follow-up and psychological support, legal advice and representation in court, and emergency shelter for women fleeing violence or high-risk situations" (para 6).
Jan. 2, 2019, 6:35 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In Afghanistan, 87% of women have faced physical, emotional, or sexual violence" (para 2). "Violence against women is deeply rooted in our cultural practices and communities. In fact, we are surrounded by women who have faced violence without realizing or acknowledging it ourselves. I think at the heart of gendered violence lays the idea that women and girls are the property of men and families, instead of being independent human beings. This has allowed even women to overlook violence, think it is a normal part of being female and remain silent. On the other hand, authorities at the rural and local levels makes it hard for women to report violence...more
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other human rights problems included . . . gender-based violence" (page 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

"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).