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Nov. 6, 2023, 11:49 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"By the end of 2018, courts in China had issued 3,718 restraining orders, effectively curbing the occurrence of domestic violence" (13). This is the number of restraining orders issued in domestic violence cases only (MV- coder comment).
Sept. 26, 2023, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Aboriginal women are 11 times more likely to die from family violence than non-Aboriginal women. They are more likely to experience sexual violence, hospitalisation and significant health impacts from intimate partner violence" (para 6). "Aboriginal women face racism and sexism at every turn. The implicit messages they receive from the systems that are supposed to keep us all safe and supported, from the media and from the broader community, is that they are not worthy of safety and equality" (para 8).
Sept. 25, 2023, 8:02 a.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence and violence against women, including spousal abuse, was widespread" (8).
Sept. 22, 2023, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to a survey conducted by the country’s National Statistics Institute, one in every five women suffered domestic physical violence “frequently or from time to time” during the year, and 31 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 49 reported experiencing domestic violence at some point in their lives" (18-19).
Sept. 12, 2023, 11:48 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"[A]round one in four married Chinese women [experience] domestic abuse, according to a 2013 survey by the All-China Women's Federation" (para 18).
Sept. 7, 2023, 12:33 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The numbers of people who received help from the Lebanese NGO Kafa – which aims to eliminate all forms of gender-based violence and exploitation – show a general upward trend over the past five years: 1,082 in 2017, 1,107 in 2018, 907 in 2019, 1,583 in 2020 (when many parts of the world saw a rise in gender-based violence during COVID-19 lockdowns), and 1,396 in 2021. 'The problems that exist in Lebanon are exacerbating the problem of [domestic violence]. With this economic and financial crisis, the social crisis, things are getting worse in Lebanon,' Kafa’s director, Zoya Rouhana, told The New Humanitarian. ABAAD said 1,090 women sought its services during...more
Aug. 24, 2023, 1:08 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"[There is a] high number of complaints about gender-based violence filed with public prosecutors’ offices across the country, which stands at an average of about 2,500 complaints per year" (5).
July 25, 2023, 10:44 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"[T]he high prevalence of such violence, in particular domestic violence, as well as rape, including gang rape or bauk, which is viewed as a means of male bonding" (7).
July 21, 2023, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“Data bank on domestic violence was established in 2015 while the data collected for the years of 2015–2016 passed the analysis (presuming that 346 cases of domestic violence occurred in 2015, and 306 cases in 2016, and 652 cases were analyzed in total). In general, the e-data bank has registered 650 cases for the period from 1 October 2017 to 20 December 2018. 85,5% of persons subjected to domestic violence were women, and the rest of 14,5% are men. The age groups of women victims of domestic violence are as follows: underage girls – 6, 1%; 19–24 age – 10.2%, 25–29 age–10.3%, 30–34 age – 11.5%, 35–39 age – 20.9%,...more
July 10, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Maldives Demographic Health Survey 2016/2017 shows that 22% of women aged 15–49 have experienced either physical or sexual violence or both. One quarter (24%) of women aged between 15–49, reported to never had experienced physical, sexual or emotional violence by either a current husband of partner (if currently married) or the most recent husband or partner (if divorced, separated or widowed). 17% of ever married women experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence in the past 12 months either sometimes (8%) or often (8%)." (13). "In terms of sources of help for women who experienced physical or sexual violence, most common sources of help reported in MDHS 2016/2017 were family (59%)....more
June 27, 2023, 11:16 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"[T]here were 1,734 logged cases of violence against women. According to statistics from women’s advocacy groups published in the local press, between 100 and 200 women died each year from domestic violence" (27-28). "On August 8, a man killed his wife at the home of her parents following a marital dispute. The victim, a teacher and mother of three, was found by her family and transported to the local hospital, where she died from severe blood loss. The husband was arrested and placed in pretrial detention pending his appearance in court" (28).
May 27, 2023, 1:24 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Union boss Michele O'Neil said the new laws were a historic win.'It cannot be understated just how important winning paid family and domestic violence leave in the national employment standard is,' she said.'With one in four women having experienced some form of violence since the age of 15 by an intimate partner, Australia has a critical problem with women's safety and gender equality.' "(Para.6-8).
May 12, 2023, 11:26 a.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: LO-DATA-3, DV-DATA-1

"Data from UN Women suggests that almost 60% of Albanian women aged 15-49 have experienced domestic violence. And the UN Treaty Body Database reveals that only eight per cent of women own land, and remain marginalised in matters of inheritance." (Para.34).
May 12, 2023, 11:01 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Every two-and-a-half days a woman in Germany dies at the hands of her partner or former partner, according to figures presented on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women." (Para.1). "People of all genders can be victims, but women are disproportionately affected, accounting for four out of five cases. According to the latest figures from the German federal criminal police office (BKA), 119,164 women and 28,867 men were victims in 2020. This is a rise of around 5% from the previous year."(Para.4). "In Germany, there is on average one reported attempted homicide of a woman every single day. And according to new statistics, every two-and-a-half days a...more
May 11, 2023, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The disturbing case shocked Australia and sparked outrage about how domestic violence is policed across the nation" (Para. 6). "While an exact legal definition of the offence will not be established until the end of 2023, it will centre around the toxic behaviours which commonly coincide with domestic violence" (Para. 10).
April 28, 2023, 9:47 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, DV-DATA-1

"Girls who marry early are also more likely to experience domestic violence, sexual violence, and complications or death during childbirth" (3).
April 19, 2023, 6:17 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"But pandemic-induced lockdowns, closed borders and information blackouts in China have created a new 'black hole' of human rights abuses, GRC warns, where criminal groups today quietly profit from a $105mn (£86mn) human trafficking industry as the international community turns a blind eye. 'The practice is becoming increasingly normalised,' the organisation reports, 'with women routinely beaten at villages and towns across the country and sold for as little as a few hundred dollars.'" (para 4-5). "'I was sold to a Han Chinese living in Yanbian,' one North Korean defector told investigators from North Korean CSOs. 'We lived together for one year and we couldn't have a child, so he beat...more
April 19, 2023, 5:18 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence advocates say black women should be particularly active in writing and calling their congressmen to support the reauthorization of the VAWA because it affects them more than any other racial group. In fact, Black women experience domestic violence at a rate 35 percent higher than white women." (para 18).
April 17, 2023, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"She’d had her struggles. Díaz had Keila when she was 19, and she left the girl’s father after bouts of domestic violence, according to her sister Olvera. Once, Díaz’s mother came out and hit the man with a rock to make him stop attacking her daughter, her sister said. She moved back in with her parents in a two-story working-class home after leaving Keila’s father." (para 44). "This year, Díaz met someone new at her gym. Jesús Alexis Álvarez Ortiz was an athletic 27-year-old who worked at a Mexico City hotel. He was possessive, Olvera said, and she began seeing changes in her sister. She went on a diet and...more
April 3, 2023, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2, DV-DATA-1

"Acid attacks are most common in South Asia, but also have been documented in many other parts of the world, including Latin America. The Carmen Sánchez Foundation, started in 2021 to highlight the issue in Mexico, says government health data from 2022 suggests more than 100 women were attacked by chemicals or some kind of corrosive agent, though only 28 were reported to authorities." (para 9-10).
March 31, 2023, 2:31 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"[There is] insufficient number and capacity of shelters and support services for victims of gender-based violence, including domestic violence, such as psychosocial counselling, legal assistance and rehabilitation programmes, particularly for women in rural and remote areas and disadvantaged and marginalized groups of women" (7). These crimes continue to rise and increase in prevalence (MV-coder comment).
March 8, 2023, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, all data indicate that the number of reported cases of domestic violence has been on the rise" (13). "Safe Women’s House received 46 per cent more calls than in the same period last year. In May 2020, accommodation in their shelter was provided to 60 per cent more victims of gender-based violence than in May 2019. The national SOS hotline also recorded an 18 per cent increase in the demand for their services during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a significant increase in the number of calls after the lockdown measures became laxer. In May 2020, this SOS hotline received 32 per cent more...more
Feb. 27, 2023, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Women have dubbed the act of ending a relationship without getting a vicious reaction a 'safe breakup.'" (para 12)(NF -CODER COMMENT - The very notion that women have to hope for a normal, non-vicious reaction shows that there is not only a large amount of violence against women, but can also imply that behind closed doors, these outbursts can be even worse).
Feb. 23, 2023, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia

"In rural areas, Bolivian women are more vulnerable, men more often make decisions alone, and women are less educated and poorer than in urban areas. In the patriarchal-type family, men make decisions and may abuse their female partners physically and psychologically" (17).
Feb. 19, 2023, 1 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“The incidence and severity of violence against women in Bulgaria remain higher than the average of all countries in the European Union (EU). Since 2019 at least two women each month have died from domestic violence, and there has been an increase in violence against women and children since the beginning of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Despite the scale of the problem, an estimated 70 to 80% of cases of violence against women still go unreported” (first paragraph).
Feb. 18, 2023, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"Since the triple homicide on 22 September 2015, 111 women in Ontario have been murdered by their current or former partner, the inquest heard. Every six days in Canada, a woman is killed by her intimate partner, according to Statistics Canada" (Para.4).
Feb. 18, 2023, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In the two months Shanghai was under lockdown, the group I volunteer with received over 10 requests for help from victims of domestic violence — roughly three times our usual caseload" (Para.19). "One of them came from a woman in her fifties who was being beaten by her ex-husband. Prior to the lockdown, she and her daughter had been about to move out. But then the lockdown started, and the violence escalated" (Para.20).
Feb. 6, 2023, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

The Committee [on the Elimination of All Forms Discrimination against Women] notes with concern...[t]he high prevalence of domestic violence (16).
Feb. 5, 2023, 8 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"I’m not sure how you stop that. It’s a sort of chicken and egg situation. New Zealand does have the highest domestic violence and family violence rates in the developed world…" (para 90).
Feb. 4, 2023, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Despite the decrease the NDHS, 2013 revealed that 50% of women who are divorced; separated or widowed and 37% of married women or living together with a p artner have experienced physical violence since the age of 15." (23).