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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).
Jan. 21, 2023, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Her father-in-law blinded her by throwing acid on her face" (para 1). "At the end, the family threatened that the same punishment would befall her son if she pressed charges" (para 6).
Jan. 12, 2023, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Later came the approval of Law 779: the Integral Law against Violence against Women (2014), a policy first proposed in the 1980s and finally ratified, despite strong counter-opposition by the religious sector, with the return of the FSLN government. It gives Nicaraguan women a legal framework for the protection and defense of their lives which is implemented with the assistance of 85 all-women police stations, comisarias, whose main focus is on protecting women and children from abuse" (para 18) (NF - CODER COMMENT - This is yet another example of very few or no protections were granted to women prior to the implementation of this law. This implies that not...more
Jan. 6, 2023, 8:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Equality says that between 2016 and 2019 at least three women died of domestic violence every five days in China, the latest grim statistic in what has been a festering issue" (para 26). "Authorities have tried to address [the issue of domestic violence], introducing an anti-domestic violence law in 2016 that allows victims to obtain protection orders. Since then police stopped or prevented more than six million incidents of domestic violence according to Asia Foundation, in an indication of how widespread the problem has become" (para 27). "State media reported that domestic violence complaints to the Communist-Party linked All-China Women's Federation had gone down 8.4% in 2019 compared to the...more
Dec. 29, 2022, 1:35 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Women being assaulted in public by their partners 'is disturbingly common online', says Kerry Allen, the BBC's Chinese media monitoring analyst. 'I see footage almost every day of either covertly filmed domestic violence or attacks that have been picked up via surveillance footage'" (para 7-8). "A 2013 UN study involving 1,000 men in a county in central China found that more than half admitted to physical or sexual violence against their partner - a similar number also said they would use violence to defend their honour" (para 9).
Dec. 19, 2022, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“...However, girls forced to marry are at higher risk of depression, suicide attempts and domestic violence...” (21).
Oct. 28, 2022, 12:47 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo

"As men control decision making in households, women having control over resources such as land titles is regarded as taboo. In addition, polygamous practices also present challenges to women’s decision-making roles and opportunities, as a woman’s status within her household can become a source of tension. One male respondent shared that, 'a woman with land under her name is dangerous—I will never allow my wife to be friends with her.' In fact, communities reported that domestic violence can take place in front of family members and children as a means to enforce 'discipline' over wives" (para 11).
Aug. 18, 2022, 10:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The film crew found some women had committed suicide by setting themselves on fire or drinking bleach to escape domestic violence after the Taliban, which swept back into power in September last year, closed refuges and charities." (9)
July 1, 2022, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The 2016 DHS findings on spousal violence within the 12 months preceding the survey indicate a rising trend in spousal violence compared to the 2009/2010 DHS (from 31 per cent in 2009/10 to 33 per cent in 2016). A similar trend is observed in terms of spousal sexual violence (from 2 per cent in 2009/10 to 5 per cent in 2016).58 The findings of the 2015 Nabilan baseline study (solely focused on VAW and conducted across all municipalities) seem to corroborate the rate of physical spousal violence (although slightly higher – 36 per cent), while the findings related to sexual spousal violence are significantly higher (31 per cent)" (13-14). "The...more
July 1, 2022, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"[T]here were 21.428 cases of domestic abuse registered in 2018, with details of the number of adult female victims of 8,840 cases, the number of adult male victims as many as 992 cases and the number of victims of child cases as many as 12,369. From these numbers, 100% have been followed up" (12). "The findings of 2016 Women’s Health Survey/Survei Pengalaman Hidup Perempuan Nasional (SPHPN) show that: 1 in 3 women in Indonesia aged 15–64 are subject to physical and/or sexual violence by their partner and other partner during the course of their lives" (16). "So far, [Family Welfare Consultancy] has handled 12.9% cases of domestic violence from 9,969...more
June 28, 2022, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"20% of women agree that wife beating is justified for at least one of five specified reasons (she burns food, argues with her him, goes out without telling him, neglects children, and refuses sex with him) a decline from 28% in 2014" (199).
June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"It is estimated that every year, around 38,000 women and 19,000 men are exposed to physical partner violence. Psychological partner violence is estimated to be twice as widespread as physical violence. Women are far more often than men exposed to physical and psychological partner violence, stalking and digital assaults. At the same time, violence against women is often of more severe character. Therefore, the Government’s fight against violence in intimate relations is primarily structured to fit women victims of violence" (12). "In 2018 the Crisis Centre in Tórshavn (Kvinnuhúsið) processed 580 requests for assistance, which is a slight decrease since 2012 (624); 12 women and 9 children stayed at the...more
June 10, 2022, 1:22 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"During this time, rates of domestic violence against women and girls surged in New Zealand and around the world, prompting some to refer to a “double pandemic” or “shadow pandemic”. Women’s physical and mental health has been heavily affected for both frontline workers and in the home" (Para. 4).
June 8, 2022, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"That strategy is apparent in remarks from Vox’s leadership. In a televised interview in January, the party’s president, Santiago Abascal, claimed that 87 percent of gender-violence accusations had been dropped because there was no evidence that the accused had committed a crime. (In fact, only 0.01 percent of gender-violence accusations are deemed false, according to data compiled by the office of Spain’s attorney general. The Barcelona-based lawyer Júlia Humet told me that some are indeed withdrawn or dropped, but frequently this is due to the cycle of violence itself: Women often give their abusers another chance out of a sense of love or loyalty, Humet said, or because they’re pressured...more
May 30, 2022, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: DV-DATA-1

". Since 2009, FSO’s Police Crime Statistics unit (PCS) has regularly been releasing data for analysis. However, the figures reflect only part of the phenomenon. It is known that 75 per cent of all victims of crimes of violence recorded by the police in 2011 were women: the police recorded 5.9 male domestic violence victims per 10,000 inhabitants; whereas there were 17.1 female victims per 10,000 inhabitants. Among the accused, the sex ratio was reversed: 17.7 and 4.6 per 10,000 inhabitants. The FSO plans to publish data on other indicators" (14-15). "In February 2013 the Federal Council published a report that analyses the decisions by victims of offences to report...more
May 27, 2022, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Autonomous Women’s Center received more than 5,000 reports of domestic violence through May. According to the OSCE regional research on women’s security... 44 percent [of women] were exposed to psychological violence by their partners" (25). "Children in orphanages and institutions were sometimes victims of physical and emotional abuse by caretakers and guardians and of sexual abuse by their peers" (28).
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence against women has remained a serious problem. The Ministry of Justice and Police registered 9492 cases of domestic violence between 2008 and 2013, 67 per cent of which have been regarding violence against women. In 91 per cent of the cases the perpetrator was male. The number of cases is more or less stable at an average between 1400 and 1600 cases annually, with a peak of 1916 cases in 2009. Most cases are reported in the districts of Paramaribo (56.0 per cent), Wanica (24.1 per cent) and Nickerie" (45).
May 12, 2022, 5 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The law against gender violence stipulates stiff penalties for harassment and both physical and emotional abuse. The law states that sentencing for femicide is a mandatory 25 to 30 years in prison. Officials and civil society organizations agreed that domestic violence continued to be a serious crime. The PNP Specialized Unit for Domestic and Gender Violence created in 2018 continued to have 190 agents trained to work these cases. In June, Roberto Moreno Grajales was convicted and sentenced to 30 years prison for the 2016 killing of his former girlfriend, Diosila Martinez. He had originally fled to Costa Rica after the killing but was extradited in 2018 to Panama" (12)....more
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"[T[he committee notes with concern:... The high prevalence of femicide, domestic violence, ... and the lack of shelters and victims support services, particularly in rural and remote areas" (6-7).
April 22, 2022, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The federal government's fact sheet on inter-partner violence (IPV) says that nearly half (44 per cent) of women 'reported experiencing some kind of psychological, physical or sexual abuse in the context of an intimate relationship in their lifetime.' However, Gennesse said many of these cases are not reported and won't wind up in court. 'We know that not even 25 per cent of all cases get reported because women fear the response their going to get and the retribution they're going to get from their male partners afterwards,' said Gennesse. 'They're taking a huge risk for the tiny percentage of the women who tell people about it'" (para 16-18).more
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned about the prevalence of gender-based violence against women, including domestic violence, and the feminization of poverty, disproportionately affecting women and girls belonging to disadvantaged and marginalized groups and facing intersecting forms of discrimination, across the territory of the State party" (2). "The Committee nevertheless notes with concern: [...] The insufficient availability of places in shelters for victims of gender-based violence in the State party" (5).
April 5, 2022, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Internal Affairs Domestic Violence Prevention Department head Aleh Karazei said 55 reported victims died as a result of domestic violence from January to July, up from 48 during the same period in 2018. Domestic violence caused 100 deaths annually in the country on average"(27).