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Latest items for UVAW-PRACTICE-1

May 13, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, UVAW-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2, MARR-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"The AIHRC reported 2,621 cases of violence against women from January through August, including nine killings, 79 cases of sexual violence, 34 sexual harassment cases, 733 beatings, and 44 forced engagements or marriages. Because of the security situation in the country, large numbers of violent crimes committed against women were unreported" (para 33).
May 10, 2018, 7:17 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Undoubtedly the most important advance was the adoption of Act No. 26485 on comprehensive protection as a means of preventing, punishing and eradicating violence against women within the scope of their interpersonal relations" (pg 2).
April 29, 2018, 7:23 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission reported a seven percent rise in violent assaults against women — from 1,394 to 2,579 — in the last two years in Afghanistan. But these statistics can mean that women are more empowered to report violence, not necessarily that the number of incidents are growing, said Horia Mosadiq, Afghanistan’s researcher for Amnesty International. 'We know for sure that there’s more fear,' Mosadiq said. 'But some of the systemic use of violence and attacks against women’s rights activists and women in public offices by Taliban have always been our concern'" (Para 10).
April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The most significant human rights problems included violence against women and children, a continuing societal problem" (1).
April 25, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The most significant human rights problems included violence against women and children, a continuing societal problem" (1).
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Fiji, being a developing country appreciates that violence against women is a major health and development issues as well as about human rights issues" (4). "An important finding of Fiji’s baseline assessment survey in 2008 is that 'the relationship between violence and poverty is not linear.' However, it is clear that violence against women contributes to poverty both direct and indirect ways and a range of social, economic, political, and cultural factors combine to create an environment where women are particularly vulnerable to abuse'" (9). "The Policy includes strategies pertaining to gender based violence, in terms of services protocol, training, coordination and institutional strengthening, victims support, families, and counselling services...more
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“The explanations given notwithstanding, the Committee notes with concern: (c) The absence of a consistent strategy on gender equality at the national level and insufficient institutionalized and systematic coordination between the autonomous communities and the central Administration, as well as the reduction of the competencies with regard to gender equality and gender-based violence of local authorities through the amendment by Law No. 27/2013 of article 27 of Law No. 7/1985 on local administration” (4).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry of Social Action and National Solidarity plays an important role in the protection and advancement of the family, children, adolescents, and older or disabled persons. It participates extensively in combating violence against women and girls through a number of specific structures, such as the National Council to Combat Female Circumcision (CNLPE) and the National Council for Children (CNE)" (12). "In Burkina Faso, women continue to be victims of various forms of violence. To remedy that, various activities have been undertaken to promote and protect the rights of women" (15). "Women continue to be victims of physical and psychological violence based on customs and traditional practices" (15). "Note should...more
April 7, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The government of Afghanistan has failed to meet its obligations under Article 101 of the CEDAW because: it has failed to protect female Afghani school children from gender motivated violence; early forced marriage makes it impossible for many Afghani women to pursue education; and the lack of female teachers makes meeting the needs of Afghani women impossible due to the historic, cultural rules regarding intermingling of the genders" (Pg 6).
April 4, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"[The Committee] is concerned about: ...The high prevalence of violence against women and girls..." (5).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"This report devotes special attention to the measures adopted to eradicate gender-based violence (GBV). Comprehensive strategies to combat all forms of violence against women have been established and firm law enforcement measures taken, and more of them are being prepared, in synergy between the Government, civil society organizations, and communities" (6). The emphasis on gender-based violence preventation demonstrates that violence against women is still a problem in Burundi (CODER COMMENT-BCT). "Comprehensive care for victims of GBV in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund, which has supported civil society efforts through the Seruka and Nturengaho centres and the SWAA and ABUBEF organizations, by providing medicines and service provider training. There...more
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The LEIV provides that violence against women is any act based on their gender that causes death, injury or physical, sexual or psychological suffering, whether in the public or private sphere. Its purpose is to establish, recognize and guarantee the right of women to a life free of violence, by means of public policies geared to detection, prevention, care, protection, redress and sanctions, in order to protect their right to life, physical and moral integrity, freedom, non-discrimination, dignity, effective protection, personal security, real equality and equity" (7). The LEIV refers to the Special Comphrehensive Act on a Violence-Free Life for Women, and its passage indicates that violence against women is...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, UVAW-PRACTICE-1, PW-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 99-05 of 29 January 1999 criminalizing female genital mutilation and of a second national action plan to accelerate the elimination female genital mutilation (2010-2015), as well as the measures taken to raise public awareness of harmful practices. It is concerned, however, at the persistence of adverse cultural norms, practices and traditions as well as patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles, responsibilities and identities of women and men in the family and society. It notes that stereotypes contribute to the persistence of violence against women as well as harmful practices, including female genital mutilation, levirate and sororate, child marriage, polygamy, repudiation,...more
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"However, there is extensive focus in society on the issue of violence against women, and a national prevention strategy has been prepared" (11). "Recently published research shows that 49 per cent of Sami women surveyed had been exposed to violence. By way of comparison, 29.6 per cent of ethnic Norwegian participants in the study had been subjected to violence" (19).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), for the Mexican state since 1981, consists of a road map for public policies to promote equality between women and men, and to end discrimination and violence against women and girls. The observations that the expert committee makes to Mexico permit the reorientation of policies and action, attending to areas of concern and the areas of highest priority for the National Gender Agenda" (page 3). "Finally, attention is drawn to the advances of the federal entities of the country, between 2013 and 2016, to reduce gaps in equality between women and men, and in the institutional battle...more
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The number of incidents reported has increased in the year 2013. The awareness creation programmes conducted by the state and civil society organizations has helped to increase the reporting of incidents throughout the island" (12). The paragraphs before discussed violence against women (CODER COMMENT-BCT). "Efforts to improve implementation continue, through programmes for all partners including the Police, members of the judiciary, gender focal points in Government Ministries, Medical practitioners and Lawyers. Sensitization programmes also continue to be held for all stakeholders including school children. Docudramas on VAW including on the prevention of workplace harassment have been produced. Counselling programmes have been conducted for Counselling Assistants and a one year Diploma...more
Feb. 28, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Actions to prevent cultural patterns fuelling sexual and gender-based violence: Policy frameworks: The Government has put in place various policy measures to guide interventions around violence against women in Kenya. These are prioritized in Kenya Vision 2030 and its first Medium Term Plan 2008-2012. The Vision further expresses the Government’s commitment to undertake deliberate efforts to 'prohibit retrogressive cultural practices and social ills as well as improve access to essential services'. National Framework on Prevention and Response to Gender Based Violence: The Government has developed a National Policy on Prevention and Response to Gender Based Violence. Launched by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya as a demonstration...more
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"With support from AfDB, the State has taken action through the Capacity Building Project for Gender Equity (PREG) to combat gender-based violence (GBV) and to drive an improved perception in Niger of the relationship between men and women" (pg 24). "In 2011, the Ministry for the Advancement of Women created a gender-based violence division within the Directorate for the Promotion of Female Leadership. Its mandates are, in particular, to develop strategies for combating stereotypes and GBV, to produce gender-specific cluster data on GBV cases, and to strive for real enforcement of anti-violence laws" (pg 24). "Many projects and programmes to combat GBV are being conducted by State entities and civil...more
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