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Latest items for DV-DATA-1

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).
March 25, 2022, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Victim Assistance Office reported 946 cases of domestic violence in the country during the year" (22). "The incidence of child abuse in the majority population was unknown due to social stigma, but reporting suggests that it was prevalent" (25).
March 25, 2022, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence against women was widespread" (28).
March 17, 2022, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"A Dublin women’s refuge organisation has said it has no option but to turn away around 70% of the calls for help that come in" (Para. 1).
March 17, 2022, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"One study from 2019 found that 75% of women in Ukraine reported experiencing some form of violence since the age of 15, and one in three reported experiencing physical or sexual violence."
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence remained a pervasive problem. In the first eight months of the year, police received 27,914 domestic violence calls and started 5,362 pretrial investigations, 15 of which were for killings. In 2018 approximately 80 percent of all domestic violence reports were against women..." (11). "The law bans all violence against children. Sexual abuse of children remained a problem despite prison sentences of up to 13 years for the crime. In the first eight months of the year, the Ministry of the Interior recorded 36 cases of child rape and 120 cases involving other forms of child sexual abuse. The government operated a children’s support center to provide medical and...more
March 10, 2022, 6:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"... Tweed’s courageous and furious daughters immediately came forward to challenge what they described as a false narrative based on “blind loyalty”. His stepdaughter Amanda Brown put it starkly. “He was a predatory paedophile and a violent thug who smashed our mother’s face to a pulp,” she told a Sunday newspaper. She was eight when he first sexually abused her. He ruined her childhood. Five of his daughters spoke of horrific years of rape, physical and emotional abuse, of constant dread and terror. Victoria Tweed said he was a monster. His sister, Hazel McAllister, said he should have been in prison" (Para. 3). "Harrowing victim impact statements read out in...more
March 10, 2022, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Peru

"Violence against women and girls--including rape, spousal abuse, and sexual, physical, and psychological abuse--was a serious national problem with increased visibility. The Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations continued to operate service centers with police, prosecutors, counselors, and public welfare agents to help victims. NGOs expressed concerns about the quality and quantity of the program’s services, particularly in rural areas. The ministry operated a toll-free hotline and implemented projects to sensitize government employees and the citizenry to domestic violence. The government continued efforts to expand temporary shelters, but NGOs and members of Congress stated there were not enough" (14).
March 9, 2022, 7:20 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"She lay in the hospital unconscious and bandaged like a mummy, having barely survived a brutal assault. Her husband of two years had bashed her head, face and body with dozens of blows from a rolling pin before throttling her and then stabbing her 20 times with a kitchen knife, all as their screaming toddler looked on. A neighbor interrupted the attack, and Shira Isakov was flown by helicopter to the nearest hospital in southern Israel in critical condition, with doctors giving her a 20 percent chance of living through the night. She made it through, surviving, as she put it, 'against all the odds' (Para. 1-3). "The assault on...more
March 9, 2022, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Approximately 23 per cent of sexual abuses were committed by partners. In fact the data show a worrying situation, where the most familiar places become those at a higher risk" (27). "it is estimated that 6,743,000 women between 16 and 70 years, are victims of violence during their lifetime (equal to 31.9 per cent of the age group considered)" (27). "Domestic violence has affected 2.4 per cent of women; the one outside the household amounted to 3.4 per cent" (27). "The women divorced and separated suffer more violence during their lifetime: 63.9 per cent, twice the average figure" (27).
March 4, 2022, 6:57 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"...Rape (including spousal rape), domestic abuse, incest, and sexual harassment were significant problems. As of June, the Fiji Women’s Crisis Center recorded 295 domestic-violence cases; the center reported that eight women died in domestic-violence incidents as of September" (15). "...Increasing urbanization, overcrowding, and the breakdown of traditional community and extended-family structures put children at risk for abuse and appeared to be contributing factors to a child’s chance of exploitation for commercial sex. Reports indicated the number of child-abuse cases in the country increased and more children sought shelter at state-funded homes. The government continued its public-awareness campaign against child abuse" (16).
Feb. 24, 2022, 10:11 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Child abuse was a serious problem. The Attorney General’s Office reported that 53 percent of its nearly 27,000 investigations into sexual crimes through July 31 involved a minor younger than 14. The Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF) reported that between January and July 31, there were 6,150 cases of sexual abuse against children" (25).
Feb. 23, 2022, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The number of incidents of domestic violence, which many citizens considered a normal part of life, were much higher than the number of cases reported" (15).
Feb. 17, 2022, 11:59 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"...According to NGOs and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, domestic violence was widespread, and thousands of women received treatment for injuries sustained in domestic altercations. In many instances victims asked prosecutors to drop cases against their attackers due to fear of reprisals, allowing their attackers’ crimes to go unpunished. In September a man was recorded on video attacking his former girlfriend near the city of Coronel Oviedo. The attacker punched and kicked the victim and also cut her hair with a pocketknife; however, prosecutors dropped the case at the victim’s request" (13). "The NGO Coalition for the Rights of Children and Adolescents and the Ministry of Children and Youth stated...more
Feb. 11, 2022, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Violence against women, including spousal abuse, continued to be a serious problem" (22). "Child abuse, including emotional, physical, and psychological violence and neglect, continued to be serious problems. Media outlets reported several severe cases of abuse or neglect in family homes, foster care, and child welfare institutions" (24).