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Latest items for DV-DATA-1

Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Violence against women, including spousal abuse, remained a problem" (13). "According to the 2018 report by the ombudsperson for gender equality, the number of misdemeanor cases of domestic violence decreased by 10.7 percent since 2017; however, the same period saw an increase in the percentage of criminal acts committed against close family members, indicating the severity of domestic violence offenses" (13-14). "Child abuse, including violence and sexual abuse, remained a problem. On February 28, a 54-year-old man threw his four children, ages three, five, seven, and eight, off the balcony of their home, significantly injuring one. Following the attack, all the victims were released to their mother" (14).more
Jan. 14, 2022, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Child Abuse: The law allows authorities to remove a child from an abusive home environment and requires parents to maintain and support children until the age of 18. Abuse of children occurred. There were publicized cases of underage girls being victims of sexual abuse and mistreatment, in most cases in their own home or in a relative’s home" (13).
Jan. 13, 2022, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Violence against women remained a serious problem, and as of August the government reported that nine women had been killed by a partner or spouse. The killing of a woman by her spouse garnered significant public attention, as the perpetrator stabbed the woman multiple times during a domestic dispute while two of her three children (ages five and 11) were present in the home. Authorities arrested the perpetrator. The government launched a public campaign in response to concern about gender-based violence" (10). "The autonomous National Institute for Children (PANI) reported violence against children and adolescents continued to be a concern, but there was no marked increase in the number of...more
Jan. 10, 2022, 10:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence against women remained a serious and widespread problem. According to the PNP, reported acts of domestic violence against women slightly decreased slightly [sic] from 11,012 in January to July 2018 versus 10,976 for the same period during the year" (26). "Child abuse remained a problem. Through the second quarter of the year, the DSWD served 1,827 children in DSWD centers and residential care facilities nationwide. Several cities ran crisis centers for abused women and children" (28).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"NGOs, human rights groups, media outlets, and UNICEF claimed child abuse was widespread. According to the government, in 2018, 7,263 individuals were investigated for criminal offenses associated with 6,702 reported cases of child abuse" (33).
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence is prevalent in Somalia, my best guess is at least 25% of women face domestic violence" (1).
Jan. 4, 2022, 11:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to a 2016 survey, women were nearly three times more likely to have experienced partner violence than men, with approximately one in six women (17 percent) and one in 16 men (6 percent) having experienced partner violence since the age of 15" (11). "[I]ndigenous peoples and communities continued to have... high incidences of domestic and family violence" (15-16).
Dec. 20, 2021, 11:19 a.m.
Countries: Belgium

"The NGO StopFeminicide reported that 36 women died in connection with rape or domestic violence in 2018. According to 2018 statistics from the federal police, there were approximately 39,000 official complaints of physical, psychological, and economic violence, including 139 complaints of sexual violence" (9).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The law does not specifically outlaw domestic violence, which was a serious and widespread problem" (19).
Dec. 16, 2021, 11:23 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Women’s rights NGOs continued to criticize the law for not placing sufficient emphasis on the accountability of perpetrators and the tendency of authorities to blame the victims. In one case, the Appeals Court of Budapest in January sentenced a 29-year-old mother to 10 years in prison for allegedly attempting to kill the father of her child by drugging and stabbing him. The couple met in 2011, and later the relationship turned abusive. In 2016 police found each of them with multiple stab wounds. Women’s rights organizations began a petition asking for a pardon for the woman, on the grounds that she was not a perpetrator of domestic violence, but a...more
Dec. 10, 2021, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence remained a major problem" (53). "According to a report published in April by the National Institute for Child Protection, one in four parents admitted to having beaten their children at least once with a belt. For example, on July 6, seven-year-old “Aisha” (not her real name) was taken to a hospital near her home in Ingushetia. She had countless bruises, bites, and burns all over her body; it turned out that her aunt, who had been her guardian for six months, had been abusing her. Aisha had to have extensive surgery to save her severely damaged arm" (57).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In October a judge who had been convicted of domestic violence by a lower court was acquitted by the Portuguese Supreme Court of Justice (STJ). The judge had been found guilty of domestic violence by the Guimaraes Court of Appeals in September 2018, and received an 18-month suspended prison sentence and was ordered to pay 7,500 euros ($8,250) in damages for psychological abuse to the victim, his former wife. According to media, the couple was married from 2006 to 2011 and the judge refused to accept the end of the relationship. The case was based on insulting text and email messages exchanged by the couple. In its ruling, the STJ...more
Dec. 3, 2021, 6:25 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2020, 2,297 women experienced some form of violence including sexual assault, domestic violence, and acid attacks. The real number, however, is likely much higher because so few cases are reported" (para 18). "'I have seen cases where husbands, mother in-laws, or other family members have thrown acid on them, set fire to them, or thrown boiling water on them,' said Ali" (para 19).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to the PA’s Central Bureau of Statistics, one in five Palestinian women in the West Bank and Gaza reported at least one incident of physical abuse from their husbands. Women in Gaza were twice as likely to be a victim of spousal abuse as women in the West Bank" (95). "Child abuse was reportedly widespread" (97).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Social and Family Development investigated 1,163 child abuse cases in 2018, 30 percent more than in 2017" (23).
Nov. 15, 2021, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"Between January and June, 39 women were killed by domestic partners. On March 15, a man killed his wife and then committed suicide in Castelvetrano after she asked for a divorce" (14).
Nov. 11, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence remained a significant and underreported problem according to NGOs. According to KNPA statistics, in 2018 248,660 cases of domestic violence were reported, an 11-percent decrease from 2017. Reports of violence among unmarried couples, called “dating violence,” doubled from 2016 (9,364 cases) to 2018 (18,961 cases)"(19)."According to a survey by the NHRCK, 42 percent of foreign-born brides have experienced domestic violence and 68 percent had experienced unwanted sexual advances. Domestic violence among native South Korean couples is high in general but probably somewhat lower than among mixed couples"(19).
Nov. 8, 2021, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to the government’s delegate for gender violence, as of August 19 partners or former partners were responsible for the deaths of 40 women. According to the General Council of the Judiciary, 21,217 cases of gender-based violence were prosecuted in 2018. The Observatory against Domestic and Gender Violence reported 166,961 complaints of gender-based violence in 2018. There were 40,319 allegations of gender-based violence in the first quarter of the year. Independent media and government agencies generally paid close attention to gender-based violence" (15).
Nov. 4, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"On August 10, a 40-year-old woman died after her boyfriend reportedly beat her severely. According to the national daily Tageblatt, police officers had intervened the day before, removing the boyfriend from the couple’s residence. As of October the boyfriend remained in custody awaiting trial" (9). "In 2018 authorities investigated 122 accusations of indecent assault and 76 cases of rape, representing modest decreases from 2017. In 2018 police intervened 739 times in domestic violence situations, and prosecutors authorized 231 evictions of the abuser from the domestic home as a result of these incidents; these were increases from the prior year. The Minister of Equality between Women and Men stated that authorities...more
Nov. 3, 2021, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"One in six women experiences partner violence in Australia, compared to one in 17 men, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. One in six women and one in ten men also experience abuse before the age of 15" (para 4-5).
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:41 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence against women remained a serious problem. Spousal abuse was common. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 761 cases of domestic violence were registered during the first nine months of the year. Police issued approximately 44,000 domestic violence warnings and protection orders during the first nine months of the year. Punishment included fines, emergency restraining orders of up to 10 days, ordinary restraining orders from one to six months, administrative arrest, and community service. Human rights groups noted that the ability of agencies to detect and report cases of domestic violence was limited. Human rights groups asserted that law enforcement often did not consider domestic violence to be...more
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In July the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on a high-profile domestic violence case where a survivor’s child was murdered by the father. In 2010 a restraining order was issued against the father, and he was convicted of domestic violence. In 2012 authorities issued another restraining order when the mother filed for divorce and reported the father for rape, beating her and their children, and making daily threats to kill her and their children. The order, however, did not prevent the father from committing a crime, and he ultimately killed his son at a school, a location not included in the order. The ECHR ruled that Austrian authorities...more
Oct. 25, 2021, 3:32 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Human Rights Watch report focuses on workplace harassment, but Indian women are routinely subjected to harassment and abuse in and outside of their homes, sometimes with deadly consequences. Poor women and those from lower castes are most likely to be victimized" (para 6).
Oct. 25, 2021, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence against women was common. The Women’s Union reported in November at least 58 percent of married women were worried about domestic violence on a daily basis and that 87 percent did not seek help" (29).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In November the government’s Interministerial Agency for the Protection of Women against Violence and Combatting Human Trafficking (MIPROF) published data showing that in 2018 approximately 213,000 women older than age 18 declared they had been victims of physical or sexual violence at the hands of a partner or former partner" (18-19).
Oct. 15, 2021, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Noof al-Maadeed decided to leave Qatar after years of domestic abuse and restrictions: '[I was] only allowed to go to school and back. Anything else [and I could] expect a beating,' she said. But Qatari government rules prohibit unmarried women under 25 from travelling abroad without the permission of their male guardian" (para 17).
Oct. 4, 2021, 8:33 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence against migrant women was four times higher than against nonmigrant women"(11)."According to a report by Swiss Radio and Television, the Zurich cantonal police on average responded to domestic violence 12 times a day, while on average every two weeks a woman or girl was killed by domestic violence"(12).
Sept. 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Mali

"Domestic violence against women, including spousal abuse, was prevalent. A 2012/2013 gender assessment found a vast majority of women in the country suffered from domestic violence and concluded that 76 percent of women thought it was acceptable for a man to beat a woman for burning food, arguing, going out without telling the man, being negligent with children, or refusing to have sexual intercourse. For example, in Bamako, a man stabbed his wife to death before killing himself in September. In October a woman killed her husband in a Bamako neighborhood in retaliation for his previous violence against her. Spousal abuse is a crime, but the law does not specifically...more
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs registered approximately 2,500 cases in which children experienced family violence, although a 2018 UNICEF survey suggested 14 percent (175,000) of children may have suffered family violence. NGOs estimated 40,000 children experience some form of violence each year. Experts estimated 10 to 15 percent of those children received professional care. In 2018 the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs reported authorities removed approximately 590 children from their parents based on court decisions due to abuse, exploitation, or mistreatment, which was 11 percent more than the previous year. Four children died due to abuse or mistreatment" (17).
Sept. 22, 2021, 6:04 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2018, the government statistics agency recorded a total of 8,300 women killed. That works out at 22 a day. Contrast that with the UK rate of one woman murdered every three days. Like in Britain, NGOs say the majority of those happened in the home. The official number for domestic violence murders for 2018 was just 253" (para 19-20). Only the statistic about one woman murdered every three days applies to the UK. All other statistics apply to Russia (JLR-CODER COMMENT).