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Latest items for GEW-DATA-1

July 22, 2021, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"In February and March 2021, Amnesty International interviewed 22 people in a cluster of villages in northern Borno State that Boko Haram has repeatedly attacked since late 2019." (Para 2) "Survivors and witnesses described attacks involving sexual violence in at least five villages in the Magumeri local government area of Borno State. During raids, usually at night, Boko Haram fighters raped women and girls who were caught at home or trying to flee" (Para 8). "The same healer had previously treated two other survivors, including one who was under 18 years old, after a Boko Haram attack on another village. She said: 'I could see the pain on their faces....more
June 29, 2021, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, GEW-DATA-1

"During violence that followed presidential elections in 2019, police were deployed to a township in the capital Lilongwe. Security personnel used teargas and attacked the public. The NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGO-GCN) documented accounts from women and girls from the area who said they had been sexually assaulted by officers" (para 5-6).
June 29, 2021, 11:26 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"As of October 24, the United Nations reported that it had received 15 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse against military, police, and civilian personnel deployed with MONUSCO during the year. Nine of these cases involved allegations of transactional sex; four involved allegations of an exploitative relationship; one involved the sexual assault of a child; and one involved the alleged rape of a child. As of October 24, all investigations were pending" (p 6). "The United Nations reported that it received one allegation during the year of sexual exploitation and abuse against DRC peacekeepers serving outside the DRC. The allegation of transactional sex, alleged to have taken place at an...more
June 25, 2021, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"The woman, 27, is among hundreds who have reported that they were subjected to horrific sexual violence by Ethiopian and allied Eritrean soldiers after fighting broke out in November in the mountainous northern region of Ethiopia. Eight other doctors at five public hospitals said most of the rape victims described their attackers as either Ethiopian government soldiers or Eritrean troops" (para 13-14). "At least 829 cases of sexual assault have been reported at the five hospitals since the conflict in Tigray began, though Fasika believes these cases are only the tip of the iceberg, especially because of the stigma surrounding rape" (para 17).
June 25, 2021, 6:09 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, GEW-DATA-1

"As they recuperated at home, government officials were sent to live with them to watch for signs of discontent; one woman described having to endure her minder’s groping" (para 7). "If they had too many children or refused contraceptive procedures, they faced steep fines or, worse, detention in an internment camp. In the camps, the women were at risk of even more abuse. Some former detainees say they were made to take drugs that stopped their menstrual cycles. One woman said she had been raped in a camp" (para 8). "Tursunay Ziyawudun was detained in a camp in Ili Prefecture for 10 months for traveling to Kazakhstan. She said that...more
June 24, 2021, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-PRACTICE-3, GEW-DATA-1

"But the attack, which also dragging in soldiers from neighbouring Eritrea, has unleashed a wave of ethnic violence that has seen civilians indiscriminately killed, with hundreds of thousands displaced and left without food...'Of the people who traveled with them, some were reportedly killed particularly youngsters, people were reportedly beaten, women were subject to rape, some were pregnant and delivered on the way losing their babies'...This week, Abiy acknowledged for the first time that atrocities such as rape had been committed and said any soldiers committing crimes would be punished. But some of the worst atrocities have been blamed on soldiers from Eritrea, meaning Abiy's ability to act against them is...more
June 24, 2021, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, GEW-DATA-1

"Women have been gang-raped at gunpoint and men forced to rape their own family members amid a wave of horrifying sexual violence in Ethiopia's Tigray region, the United Nations has been told. Wafaa Said, aid coordinator in Ethiopia, told member states that more than 500 rape cases have been reported at five medical centres in the northern state - but that the true number is likely to be far higher. 'Women say they have been raped by armed actors, they also told stories of gang rape, rape in front of family members and men being forced to rape their own family members under the threat of violence,' she said" (para...more
March 16, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

“During the Genocide, Rwandan women were subjected to sexual violence on a massive scale, perpetrated by members of the infamous Hutu militia group known as the Interahamwe. Although the exact number of women raped will never be known, a great number of them were infected with HIV/Aids” (para 23-24). “Testimonies from survivors confirm that rape was extremely widespread and that thousands of women were individually raped, gang-raped or tortured with crude objects being inserted in their private parts. These crimes were frequently part of a pattern in which Tutsi women were raped after they had witnessed the torture and killings of their relatives and the destruction and looting of their...more
Feb. 15, 2021, 10:02 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"One of the most infamous characteristic of the Bosnian war — the high level of violence perpetrated against women — was virtually ignored in the transitional political and economic arrangements" (para 3).
Feb. 10, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"'Rape and sexual assault are being used on a mass scale as a weapon of war'" (para 6).
Dec. 31, 2020, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Earlier, in June 2002, Mukhtar Mai, a 30-year-old woman from Meerwala village of South Punjab, was allegedly gang raped on the order of the village council. The ill-fate dawned upon her after her young brother was seen with a woman of a powerful clan of the village. To avenge, the elders of the clan decided to shame the family by raping one of their women. On the insistence of village cleric, Mukhtar Mai and her family decided to report the incident to the police and a case was filed against 14 men of the village" (para 4-5).
Dec. 5, 2020, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

“It was the resulting sense of impunity and the legacy of the 14-year civil war between 1989 and 2003, when rape was commonplace, that had created the current problem, it said” (para 11).
Oct. 6, 2020, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Kazakhstan repatriated 524 citizens—mostly women and children— who were detained in northern Syria as Islamic State (ISIS) suspects or relatives" (para 18).
Aug. 26, 2020, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-PRACTICE-3, GEW-DATA-1

“For the last 16 years we’ve been living in a state of war in the east of our country. It’s a war of aggression with neighbouring countries. There are national armed groups and there are foreign groups who pillage our region…It’s women’s bodies who are used as battlefields in this war...Thousands of women are raped with atrocious violence, children are recruited and young women are detained as sexual slaves by the armed groups” (para 3-5).
July 12, 2020, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"In general, among the women who experienced conflict in Bosnia between 1992 and 1995, the OSCE found that nearly half of women had property seriously damaged or destroyed, nearly two-thirds of women had a spouse or family member who took part in the fighting, and for almost 48 percent it was not possible to find work. More than two in five had to flee their homes, and 24 percent of those fleeing conflict in Bosnia were unable to return—many remain permanently displaced" (para. 15).
June 21, 2020, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chile, Croatia, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkey, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Male rape has been documented as a weapon of wartime or political aggression in countries including Argentina, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chechnya, Chile, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, South Africa, the former Soviet Union, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, and Zimbabwe."
June 14, 2020, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Cyprus, Turkey
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"A few notable features of the account of extensive rape [by Turkish conflict actors] in Cyprus bear closer examination. First, there are no comprehensive statistics available on the total number of victims. Despite widespread knowledge of these harms, quantification has remained elusive."
June 14, 2020, 10 a.m.
Countries: Cyprus, Turkey
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"In the course of its submissions, the Cypriot government complained of “wholesale and repeated rapes of women of all ages from twelve to seventy-one, sometimes to such an extent that the victims suffered hemorrhages [sic] or became mental wrecks.” The government also claimed that in areas under Turkish occupation enforced prostitution was practiced, systematic rape (multiple rape of the same victim by multiple perpetrators), public rape (including women experiencing rape in front of their children and family members), aggravated rape (sexual violence accompanied by severe violence including but not limited to head trauma and near suffocation), and rape/murder nexus (where women were immediately killed following their sexual violation) were common....more
June 14, 2020, 9:56 a.m.
Countries: Cyprus, Turkey
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"In the said Turkish occupied areas the following atrocities and crimes were committed by way of systematic conduct by Turkey’s state organs in flagrant violation of the obligations of Turkey under the European Convention on Human Rights during the period from 19 September 1974 until the filing of the present Application: . . . (b) Wholesale and repeated rapes. Even women of ages up to 80 were savagely raped by members of the Turkish forces. In some areas forced prostitution of Greek Cypriot girls continues to be practiced. Many women who remained in the Turkish occupied areas became pregnant as a result of the rapes committed by the Turkish troops."more
June 14, 2020, 9:55 a.m.
Countries: Cyprus, Turkey
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Significant evidence emerged early on that [Cypriot] women were targeted for sexual and gender-based violence in the hostilities following Turkish military invasion of the Island. The early territorial gains by the Turkish army as it invaded Cyprus set the stage for significant and reported sexual violence against women."
June 14, 2020, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

Scholars Dara Kay Cohen and Ragnhild Nordas, in their Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict Database, state that there were no reports of sexual violence by Trinidadian and Tobagonian conflict actors in Trinidad and Tobago during the period 1990-1995.
June 14, 2020, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

Scholars Dara Kay Cohen and Ragnhild Nordas, in their Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict Database, state that there were no reports of sexual violence by Jamaat al-Muslimeen conflict actors in Trinidad and Tobago during the period 1990-1995.
June 14, 2020, 9:37 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Singapore
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

Scholars Dara Kay Cohen and Ragnhild Nordas, in their Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict Database, state that there were no reports of sexual violence by Singaporean conflict actors in Afghanistan during the period 2009-2015.
June 14, 2020, 9:37 a.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

Scholars Dara Kay Cohen and Ragnhild Nordas, in their Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict Database, state that there were no reports of sexual violence by US conflict actors in Panama during the period 1989-1994.
June 14, 2020, 9:36 a.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

Scholars Dara Kay Cohen and Ragnhild Nordas, in their Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict Database, state that there were no reports of sexual violence by Panamanian conflict actors in Panama during the period 1989-1994.
June 14, 2020, 9:35 a.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

Scholars Dara Kay Cohen and Ragnhild Nordas, in their Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict Database, state that there were no reports of sexual violence by conflict actors of the military faction of Moises Giroldi in Panama during the period 1989-1994.
June 14, 2020, 9:35 a.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

Scholars Dara Kay Cohen and Ragnhild Nordas, in their Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict Database, state that there were no reports of sexual violence by Dignity Battalion conflict actors in Panama during the period 1989-1994.
June 14, 2020, 9:34 a.m.
Countries: Luxembourg, Serbia
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

Scholars Dara Kay Cohen and Ragnhild Nordas, in their Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict Database, state that there were no reports of sexual violence by Luxembourgish conflict actors in Serbia during the period 1999-2004.
June 14, 2020, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Luxembourg
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

Scholars Dara Kay Cohen and Ragnhild Nordas, in their Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict Database, state that there were no reports of sexual violence by Luxembourgish conflict actors in Afghanistan during the period 2006-2015.
June 14, 2020, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Gambia, Mali
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

Scholars Dara Kay Cohen and Ragnhild Nordas, in their Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict Database, state that there were no reports of sexual violence by Gambian conflict actors in Mali in 2015.