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Latest items for UVAW-PRACTICE-1

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)
Sept. 15, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Robina Jalali was on the first women’s team to compete in 2004 in the Olympics for Afghanistan after the Taliban were toppled. A runner, she was one of two at the 2004 Games. Now the head of women’s sports at the National Olympic Committee, she says that even the foreign embassies are no longer paying much attention.'The main problem is the growing insecurity we have; secondly, violence against women, which is growing. Women are not feeling safe to train,' she said"(para 22-23)
Sept. 15, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Indeed, despite introducing stringent laws to curb crime against women after the high-profile 2012 gang rape case, crimes against women continue to rise. According to the National Crime Record Bureau of India, in 2014 a total of 337,992 incidents of violence against women were recorded, showing an increase of 9 percent over the previous year" (para 33-34).
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Iran

"Women and girls are inadequately protected against domestic and other violence, including early and forced marriage and marital rape"(para 17)
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan

“In February, Punjab, the country's largest province, passed a landmark law criminalising all forms of violence against women” (para 13).
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“Delhi … accounts for 13.3% of crimes against women in mega cities in India” (20).
Aug. 29, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The emails say officials learned from the report how over the past two decades there has been a regression of gender equality in the Dawoodi Bohra community worldwide and there is 'significant hidden violence against women.' There are roughly 20,000 to 40,000 Dawoodi Bohras in Canada, according to the federal emails" (para 20).
Aug. 9, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Countries: Georgia

"Georgian culture remains highly patriarchal, both inside and outside the home. And the 2013 gender relations study also reported that only 3.7 per cent of Georgians, both male and female, fully disagreed with the statements, 'men have the last say in the family' and 'women should endure verbal abuse to maintain the integrity of the family.' Too often, this endorsement of men’s dominance and women’s silent suffering extends to physical and sexual gender-based violence as well"(para 7-8)
July 26, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Turkey

"Other reasons [for high rates of child marriage] are high levels of violence against women as well as low school attendance and therefore low education levels for girls" (para 4).
July 13, 2017, 5:58 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

´´The Court ordered (in response to forced sterilization case) both individual reparations and general measures, including ensuring education and training programs for healthcare and social security professionals regarding informed consent, gender-based violence, discrimination and stereotyping``(para 5)
July 7, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

¨In Spain, a judge from the supreme court, Antonio Salas, caused outrage in January after he joined an online debate about gender violence to argue that ´if women had the same physical strength as men, this would not happen´¨(para 15)
March 24, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"SGBV was a chronic problem. International observers noted that the weakness of the justice system made it difficult for SGBV survivors to find redress, and the fear of reprisals and social stigma attached to being a survivor of SGBV contributed to underreporting and infrequent prosecutions" (24).
March 16, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"We were keenly aware of how violence against women is subsumed in the generic crimes of this humanitarian crisis, and we were also aware of the invisibility of female refugees in the media" (para 2).
March 16, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Violence against a woman that causes an injury is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to 30,000 GNF ($4.22). If the injury causes mutilation, amputation, or other loss of body parts, it is punishable by 20 years’ imprisonment; if the victim dies, the crime is punishable by life imprisonment" (20).
March 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The law establishes penalties of five to eight years for physical, economic, and psychological violence committed against women because of their gender" (15).
March 9, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteurs and the Independent Expert on Haiti have also drawn attention to the grave issues of violence against women and impunity for such acts in Haiti" (1). "Reports have found that in the wake of the earthquake, Haiti experienced an alarming increase in gender-based violence and an increase in sexual exploitation, particularly of those living in IDP camps. "The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) reported in June 2011 that in post-earthquake Haiti 'rape, violence, and child prostitution were rampant in the absence of security patrols, open public access to the camps, increased criminality and gang activity among unemployed youth, loss of family livelihoods and lack of ...more
March 7, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"To sum up the report's findings, at least 60 women are subjected to violence every day in Punjab alone" (para 5).
Feb. 23, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"As of November 24, the Ministry of Health reported that 4,686 women were victims of violence. As of October 24, the PNC received 134 cases that allege violence against women" (17).
Feb. 15, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"NGOs stated that while adequate laws were in place, the law enforcement response was not effective in preventing gender violence. The system lacked an integrated approach to victim care, the judicial system lacked the resources to prosecute perpetrators successfully, and the number of women’s shelters was inadequate for victim’s needs" (29).
Feb. 13, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Danish Women’s Society estimated that 4 percent of all adult women were subject to violence during the previous year" (11).
Feb. 10, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In 2013, about 29,000 cases of violence against women were recorded in Sweden. Over the years, the number of reported cases has risen significantly as more women speak out" (4).
Feb. 7, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Girls in Mozambique face entrenched gender discrimination, harmful practices such as child marriage and widespread gender based violence" (para 15). "According to the UN about fifty percent of women in Mozambique experience some form of violence at some point in their lives" (para 16).
Jan. 26, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Increasing violence against women is now a grave concern. Under these circumstances, parents are more likely to keep their girls inside their home. Hence, they are not able to participate in education, health, employment or other sectors. Therefore, inequality is still persisting" (6,16).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"On the other hand, the post-2003 period has witnessed a deterioration in women’s status as a result of widespread violence and rising conservatism (Brown and Romano 2006; UNICEF 2011). The dire security situation, combined with the resurgence of sectarian, tribal, and generally conservative forces, has severely restricted women’s possible roles outside the home and may have induced many to enter marriage and childbearing earlier than they might have in the absence of war" (3).
Jan. 25, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Violence against Palestinian women is being reported more frequently, and women there are fighting back — but in a nonviolent way" (para 1). "'Establishing such an observatory will affirm that Palestinian women are being subjected to violence on a large scale, especially since some officials deny this widespread phenomenon,' said Jalal Khoder, legal adviser to the Sawa Organization for combating violence against women and children, which has offices in Ramallah and Jerusalem. She told Al-Monitor, 'The evidence and information that will be documented by the observatory will serve as a powerful and compelling tool for decision-makers to make changes in laws and policies to protect women.' Commenting on the degree ...more
Jan. 24, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Tunisia’s Ministry of Women’s Affairs submitted to parliament in mid-July a new draft law on the elimination of violence against women. Article 2 of the draft law extends to 'all forms of gender-based violence directed against women by any perpetrator, whatever form it takes, without discrimination on the basis of birth, color, race, religion, thought, age, nationality, socio-economic conditions, civil status, health, language or disability'" (para 1).
Jan. 9, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In 2014 they received reports of 253 cases of GBV nationwide. In 2015 (as of August) 122 cases of GBV were reported to the casas do direito. In 2014 the government inaugurated centers to provide support to victims of GBV in five of the 22 casas do direito" (9).
Jan. 4, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“Violence against women was widespread, and abuse of children persisted” (1). “NGOs reported that refugees from Syria and foreign migrant workers, including garment workers and domestic workers, were especially vulnerable to gender-based violence, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, in the workplace” (31).
Jan. 3, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“Other human rights problems included excessive force and unlawful killings by state police; beatings, abuse, and torture of detainees and inmates by police and prison security forces; prolonged pretrial detention and inordinate delays of trials; judicial censorship of media; violence and discrimination against women and girls; violence against children, including sexual abuse; social conflict between indigenous communities and private landowners that occasionally led to violence; discrimination against indigenous persons and minorities; violence and social discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons; violence against environmentalists; insufficient enforcement of labor laws; and child labor in the informal sector” (1).
Jan. 3, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“The most important human rights problems included excessive use of force and abuse of detainees and prisoners by police and prison guards; poor, unhealthy, and overcrowded prison conditions; and violence against women and children” (1).