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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).
Sept. 22, 2021, 5:58 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

":She had just come to collect her things. It was January 2020. Vera Pekhteleva, a 23-year-old university student, had told her boyfriend their relationship was over. She was living elsewhere and had found somebody new. When the grey metal door in a dingy corridor on Kemerovo's Leningradsky Proskpekt shut behind her, she would not leave the flat again alive. This week the case against her ex-boyfriend, Vladislav Kanyus, also 23, was sent back to the prosecutor's office so that it could be resubmitted on charges of murder with particular cruelty. Before remanding the case, the judge listed each of the 111 injuries Ms Pekhteleva sustained in the three-and-a-half-hours before Kanyus...more
Sept. 21, 2021, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Defectors continued to report violence against women was a systematic problem both inside and outside the home. According to a KINU survey of defectors conducted from 2013 to 2017, 76.9 percent of respondents believed domestic violence was 'common'" (19). "In their November publication of Inescapable Violence: Child Abuse within North Korea, the Seoul-based NGO People for Successful Corean Unification documented endemic child abuse, including child sexual abuse, in ... homes" (21).
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Luz Maria had found her dream job. At just 25, she began working at the Guatemalan department of public prosecution. Her main task as a criminologist was to take photographs of victims of violence and the scenes where it had taken place. She always said that her work gave a voice to people who had had their lives stolen from them. She had her own life stolen from her in mid-January. Garbage collectors found her body, wrapped in plastic, next to a canal in Guatemala City. She was the mother of a 1-year-old. Since then, her partner has been in pre-trial detention. Neighbors of the couple had regularly heard her...more
Sept. 17, 2021, 10 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The E Tu Whanau program is a Maori-centered response, supported by government social services resources, to high levels of violence within Maori homes, which aims to increase protective factors and decrease risk factors for family violence" (10).
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Web publication Sixth Tone reported 25 percent of families had experienced domestic violence" (65). "Sexual abuse of minors, particularly of rural children, was a significant problem" (70). "The rate of investigation for domestic violence cases [in Macau] was low, with police initiating investigations in only two of the 104 cases of domestic violence reported to them in 2018, according to official statistics" (140).
Sept. 10, 2021, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"A woman from western Afghanistan - we will call her Rabia - was suffering from severe fever, so she went to see a doctor. The doctor's diagnosis was Covid-19. Rabia returned home, suffering from pain and fever, and gave her prescription to her husband to buy the medicine for her. But when he saw her name on the prescription he beat her, for revealing it 'to a strange man'. Her story - which was relayed to the BBC through a friend - is not unique. In Afghanistan, family members often force women to keep their name a secret from people outside the family, even doctors" (para 1-3). "Since the fall...more
Sept. 8, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Limited humanitarian access because of the deteriorating security situation caused delays in identifying, assessing, and providing timely assistance to IDPs, who continued to lack access to basic protection, including personal and physical security and shelter. Many IDPs, especially in households with a female head, faced difficulty obtaining basic services because they did not have identity documents. Many IDPs in urban areas reportedly faced discrimination, lacked adequate sanitation and other basic services, and lived in constant risk of eviction from illegally occupied displacement sites, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center. Women in IDP camps reported high levels of domestic violence. Limited opportunities to earn a livelihood following the initial displacement...more
Sept. 5, 2021, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"A survey conducted by the All-China Women’s Federation in 2011 showed that about one in four women had suffered physical or verbal abuse, or had their freedoms restricted by their partners. But activists, citing interviews with abused women, estimate the numbers are far higher, especially after millions were placed under lockdown during the pandemic" (para 6).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"NGOs reported high levels of domestic violence against women. According to a 2018 survey of women between the ages of 18 and 74 that the UN Development Program released in March, 52.9 percent of women surveyed reported having been subjected to violence or sexual harassment during their lifetimes. The Albanian State Police reported 11 domestic violence-related murders through July" (p 18).
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The official statistics does not fully reflect the scope of the problem and the real incidence of violence against women. Still, both police statistics and victim support statistics reflect the issue of domestic violence. According to crime victim survey most family violence cases take place between intimate partners. According to Ministry of Justice statistics, 2231 cases related to domestic violence were reported in 2012 in Estonia, which was 15% higher than in the previous year. Domestic violence counted up to 5, 5% of all registered crimes and 28% of all violent crimes. In 80% of cases of domestic violence there was physical abuse or damage to health, in 12% of...more
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The LHRC stated there were 7,474 reported cases of gender-based violence in the first half of 2016, and 2,059 cases of rape in the first quarter of 2017 (the latest figures available)" (p 22). "Authorities rarely prosecuted persons who abused women. Persons close to the victims, such as relatives and friends, were most likely to be the perpetrators. Many who appeared in court were set free because of corruption in the judicial system, lack of evidence, poor investigations, and poor evidence preservation" (p 22).
Aug. 20, 2021, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Some rape and domestic violence ended in death: A local NGO reported 10 killings in a January-June 2018 investigation of 39 cases of domestic violence and 18 of rape" (21). "Child abuse was common, and legal action against perpetrators was rare, according to observers. According to UNICEF’s Violence Against Children Report, approximately one in two Cambodian children had experienced extreme violence" (23).
Aug. 17, 2021, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Violent acts against women, especially wife beating and spousal rape, were common and often surrounded by a culture of silence" (p 18). "A pattern of violence against and abuse of children existed, and according to the FSU, it increased between January and August compared with previous years. The FSU reported the following forms of child abuse to be on the increase: sexual violence, abandonment, and trafficking" (p 21).
Aug. 11, 2021, 10:20 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"As of October approximately 117 women and 65 children sought temporary lodging at the country’s shelter for women, mainly because of domestic violence"(8).
Aug. 6, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Violence against and abuse of children were common" (p 17). "During the first quarter of the year, 2,633 children (34.83 percent of whom were girls) received services through the Protection Service within the Ministry for the Promotion of Women and the Protection of Children. Among these the government reported 131 cases of mistreatment and 74 cases of sexual abuse" (p 17).
Aug. 6, 2021, 1:10 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"An NCW study found that approximately 1.5 million women reported domestic violence each year"(43).
Aug. 5, 2021, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

Lebanese women are outraged over three more femicides, as the government reveals that domestic violence has doubled during lockdown.
Aug. 4, 2021, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: DV-LAW-1, DV-DATA-1

"Sudan does not have a law against domestic violence and about 57 percent of Sudanese families have witnessed domestic violence, according to the Arabic Barometers" (Para 19).
Aug. 3, 2021, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"While divorce rates have risen over the decades, domestic violence has reached epidemic proportions. Every three days, a woman is killed by her partner in France, one of the highest rates in Europe. Euriel Fierling, 44, a high school philosophy teacher in a working-class suburb east of Paris, grew up with parents who were both far-left activists. 'That was the world I was brought up in, the radical feminist wave of the 1970s. But 50 years later, the rates of domestic violence, femicide and rape are sky high. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the feminist movement of the 1970s was highly intellectual. It didn’t change...more
July 29, 2021, 7:20 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, DV-DATA-1

"She’s not alone: Our national review of research comparing different health, economic, educational and violence outcomes for child brides found that marriage is not protective for girls, even single mothers. Our synthesis also showed that child marriages are more likely to result in divorce. Married girls are 50 percent more likely to drop out of high school and much less likely to finish college. Our review found that rates of domestic violence, poverty, early pregnancy and the likelihood of negative physical and mental health outcomes also increase. Further, 57 percent of the marriage applications we collected involving children under 16 showed age differences that would have amounted to a felony...more
July 27, 2021, 8:22 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

"The issue that called the most attention was that of domestic violence. Karoline da Silva, a surveyor from Bonito, reported that she realized that the local situation had grown worse. According to her, there was a general disbelief and lack of knowledge from the women who were victims of domestic violence, about the protection the state could ensure to them. This perception was discussed during one of her interviews. She expressed that if she reported her husband’s abuse, he would be arrested for a few days, and soon after released, when she would fear for her life. During the group discussions the link between land tenure security and domestic violence...more
July 27, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"'When I told my father I do not want to get married, my father and grandmother beat me with a water pipe. They said by getting married I will have a better life,' Alea said. 'My life only got worse. My husband started to sell all my jewellery and when I inquired about them, he would beat me. I then ran to my father’s house, but he also beat me and chased me back to my husband. I was left with nowhere to go'" (Para 15).
July 23, 2021, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: Macedonia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1, DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence is illegal but was a persistent and common problem. Police and judicial officials were reluctant to prosecute spousal rape and domestic violence" (p 26).
July 21, 2021, 11:24 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"They believe that a social revolution is required, one that will eradicate a culture of shaming women who speak openly about their experiences of gender-based violence and who dare to go to the police to file a complaint against the perpetrator, who in cases may be a male family member" (Para 28).
July 21, 2021, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Women’s legal centres have renewed their call for an extra $25 million a year in federal funding, saying they cannot keep up with the flood of mostly domestic violence victims seeking specialist help. Women’s Legal Services Australia (WLSA) says ongoing cases have increased by 70 per cent in the past year. There has also been a 40 per cent increase in demand for drop-in services, and centres are having to turn away 14 per cent more women, leading thousands to miss out on the help they need"(para 1,2).
July 21, 2021, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The deaths span three regions and three generations, but in almost all cases there has been a common thread: the arrest of a man they had had a close relationship with" (Para 2). "In Flemingsberg, a low-income Stockholm suburb packed with tower blocks clad in primary colours, a woman was stabbed in the apartment she shared with four young children. The man arrested on suspicion of her murder is someone she reportedly knew well" (Para 4). "One major political sticking point is whether the recent violence should be connected to Sweden's recent wave of immigration. Swedish police don't register criminal suspects according to ethnicity, but prosecutors say several of the...more
July 20, 2021, 8:12 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"At one point, during the beatings, Magbule [not her real name] thought her only choice was whether to endure the violence or take her own life. 'I had nowhere to go,' she said. 'I was severely beaten, but I endured it all. On the day I was thrown out, I could not cope anymore.' Magbule was driven out of her home by her family in a remote region of southern Kosovo last year. Today, Magbule – whom BIRN cannot identify or describe – is one of seven residents of a safe house for victims of domestic abuse in the southern Kosovo city of Prizren" (Para 1-4). "The number of cases...more
July 20, 2021, 8 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"She's the daughter of the ruler of Dubai. In secretly recorded videos shared with the BBC, the princess accused her father of having held her hostage in the city since she tried to flee in 2018, and said she feared for her life. The United Nations has since said it will question the United Arab Emirates (UAE) about her. She isn't the only member of her family to flee the city. In June 2019 Princess Haya bint Hussein, the 45-year-old wife of Princess Latifa's father, fled to Germany and sought political asylum. Latifa's sister, Shamsa, also attempted to escape. It's a disturbing story, with allegations of oppression, abuse and control...more