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Latest items for GEW-PRACTICE-1

July 1, 2022, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Government is providing financial support for women victims of violence during the conflict mainly through the funding of CSOs working with survivors and victims of the conflict such as ACbit and Fokupers.98 These organizations connect the victims with social and health services or engage them in activities focusing on livelihoods and memorialising female victims and survivors. However, no central institution oversees the support to the victims of the past conflict" (18). "CNC is currently developing two projects in cooperation with the Government focusing on female victims of sexual violence during the conflict: 1) A cooperation framework with MoJ to facilitate the civil registration and provision of birth certificate to children...more
May 16, 2022, 8:25 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"A Russian woman has been heard giving her soldier partner permission to rape Ukrainian locals in a phone call intercepted by Kyiv's security services. The shocking 30-second audio clip of the conversation was posted to the telegram channel of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on Tuesday. 'Wives of Russian aggressors call on their husbands to rape Ukrainian women,' the agency wrote on Telegram, along with the clip. 'This shocking interception by the SBU reflects the moral values not only of the occupiers but also of their relatives, 80% of whom now support the war in Ukraine,' the agency claimed in its description of the recording" (Para. 1-4). "Release of...more
March 17, 2022, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-DATA-1

"There is a “new wave of sexual violence”, with 11 reports from different women [in Ukraine] that they were raped by Russian soldiers in Kershon [in Ukraine], confirmed by a local gynaecologist. Of those 11, only five survived. Other reports of sexual violation by troops are being picked up by the UK media."
Feb. 24, 2022, 10:11 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"...Illegal armed groups, as well as narcotics traffickers, were significant perpetrators of human rights abuses and violent crimes and committed acts of extrajudicial and unlawful killings, extortion, and other abuses, such as kidnapping, torture, human trafficking, bombings and use of landmines, restriction on freedom of movement, sexual violence, recruitment and use of child soldiers, and intimidation of journalists, women, and human rights defenders. The government investigated these actions and prosecuted those responsible to the extent possible" (1-2). "Violence against women, as well as impunity for perpetrators, continued to be a problem. Members of illegal armed groups, including former paramilitary members and guerrillas, also continued to rape and abuse women and...more
Feb. 23, 2022, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"The United Nations reported in 2018 it had received one allegation of sexual exploitation and abuse against a member of the Senegalese military deployed with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). In addition, the United Nations substantiated one sexual exploitation case from 2017 involving a Senegalese police officer in MINUSCA and two 2017 cases involving Senegalese police serving within the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). Authorities repatriated these individuals back to Senegal, and judicial action remained ongoing" (2-3).
Feb. 11, 2022, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"According to the United Nations, three allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by Romanian peacekeepers reported in 2017 and 2018 were pending. All cases involved military observers deployed in UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. One case involved the alleged sexual abuse (rape) of a minor. The peacekeeper in question was repatriated by the United Nations" (4).
Jan. 10, 2022, 10:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-DATA-1

"Leftist and human rights activists continued to report harassment by local security forces, including abuse of detainees by police and prison officials. Rape was not generally used as a weapon of war, but the UN Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict identified three cases of rape by the Maute Group in 2018" (14).
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Although the government and military states that it is not accepting of rape and/or kidnapping of women and girls being used as a weapon of war, there are no mechanisms nor institutions strong enough to bring rapists in front of the judicial system. Most, if not all of these cases are handled between clan elders. No allegations reported from Al Shabab and government troops, but there is rape in the refugee camps by the people in the camp" (1).
Jan. 4, 2022, 11:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"The government effectively enforced applicable labor laws and convicted four defendants in one case involving forced labor" (18).
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Time and again women have been subjected to physical violence by military and paramilitary forces" (para 2). This is referring to in the region of Kashmir (CAT - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labor, the government effectively enforced the law, and resources, inspections, and remediation were adequate" (Page 14).
Sept. 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Colombian Roman Catholic missionary Cecilia Narvaez Argoti, captured in February 2017 in Koutiala, southern Mali, and French humanitarian Sophie Petronin, abducted in Gao in 2016, remained in captivity with extremist groups. On August 1, two humanitarian NGO workers kidnapped in April in Douentza, Mopti region, were released, while the mayor of Wadouba, abducted August 8, was found dead the following day. Makan Doumbia, the prefect of Tenenkou, abducted in May 2018, was freed in a security operation in February" (12-13).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labor, and the government effectively enforced these prohibitions. Resources, inspections, and remediation were adequate. Penalties were sufficient to deter violations" (26).
Sept. 21, 2021, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Significant human rights issues included: ...the use of forced or compulsory child labor; the use of domestic forced labor through mass mobilizations and as a part of the re-education system; and the imposition of forced labor conditions on DPRK overseas contract workers" (1). "Reports noted authorities subjected children to forced labor for up to 12 hours per day and did not allow them to leave the [prison] camps" (21). The law prohibits forced or compulsory labor. Nonetheless, the government mobilized the population for construction and other labor projects. 'Reformatory labor' and 're-education through labor,' sometimes of entire families, were common punishments for political offenses. Forced and compulsory labor in such...more
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"There were multiple media and NGO reports that persons detained in the internment camps in Xinjiang (see section 6) were subjected to forced labor. The detainees mostly worked in textile factories producing garments. In June a factory investigation report stated apparel made at a forced labor camp in Xinjiang was imported by a U.S. athletic gear provider" (82). "Although in 2013 the NPC officially abolished the re-education through labor system,... numerous media outlets and NGOs reported forced labor continued in prisons as well as drug rehabilitation facilities... In August an NGO report stated prison labor was used in cotton production in Xinjiang" (83). "The law does not prohibit all forms...more
Aug. 20, 2021, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labor. The government did not effectively enforce the law. Officials reported difficulties in verifying working conditions and salaries in the informal fishing, agricultural, construction, and domestic-service sectors. Legal penalties for forced labor were stringent, including imprisonment and fines, but these penalties were insufficient to deter violations. Although the government made efforts to highlight the problem of forced labor, the extent to which these efforts were effective remained unclear. Moreover, there was some evidence that employers, particularly those operating brick kilns, were violating the law prohibiting forced or bonded labor, and that some local government authorities were turning a blind eye to...more
July 22, 2021, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Boko Haram fighters targeted women and girls with rape and other sexual violence, amounting to war crimes, during recent raids in northeast Nigeria, new research by Amnesty International has revealed" (Para 1). "'As Boko Haram continue their relentless cycle of killings, abductions and looting, they are also subjecting women and girls to rape and other sexual violence during their attacks. These atrocities are war crimes,' said Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria" (Para 4). "One woman was physically assaulted by Boko Haram fighters as she fled from an attack in late 2020. She crawled to a home and hid there with her children, and saw fighters return and enter...more
June 29, 2021, 11:26 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"RMGs and some FARDC (The Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) elements kidnapped numerous persons, generally for forced labor, military service, or sexual slavery" (p 5). "According to media reports, members of the FARDC (The Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) raped as many as 25 women in Makobola, 14 miles south of Uvira, in late September and mid-October after the withdrawal of a Mai Mai group that had been operating in the area" (p 17). "RMG members raped men, women, and minors as part of the violence among and between them and the FARDC. Statistics on rape, including rape of males, were not...more
June 29, 2021, 8:45 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"The passage of the [Yazidi Female Survivors Law]... makes Iraq one of the first Arab countries to focus 'institutional attention on female survivors of conflict-related sexual violence'" (para 3).
June 25, 2021, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed acknowledged in a speech to parliament on March 23 that 'atrocities were being committed by raping women' and promised that the perpetrators would be punished. But no charges have been announced by civilian or military prosecutors against any soldiers" (para 22-23).
June 25, 2021, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-PRACTICE-2

"On May 15, HRW reported that since 2015 UPDF soldiers (deployed as part of an African Union effort to eliminate the Lord’s Resistance Army, a nonstate armed group) had sexually abused and exploited at least 13 women and girls in the Central African Republic. HRW reported that a UPDF soldier raped a 15-year-old girl in Obo village, while other soldiers offered food and money to girls and women in exchange for sex. According to HRW, in 2016 the UPDF investigated certain rape allegations against its soldiers and 'found no evidence of wrongdoing.' According to HRW, three of the victims said that UPDF soldiers threatened reprisals if they told Ugandan and...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: GEW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-PRACTICE-3

"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
March 16, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-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” (para 23).
March 13, 2021, 6:38 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Internally displaced women and girls remain at particular risk of sexual and gender-based violence by armed men and civilians" (para 15).
Feb. 10, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"South Sudan's civil war is a conflict now known for its brutality against civilians; the toll on women stands out especially. A detailed UN human rights report released in May accuses both the government and the rebels of horrific sexual crimes against women. And the areas in and around the UN's supposed safe havens themselves are not immune from the predatory behavior. 'The scale and ferocity of the sexual violence against South Sudanese women that we are witnessing in the current conflict has not been seen since some of the darkest atrocities of the [previous] civil war, pre-2005,' says Lydia Stone, a senior adviser to South Sudan's Ministry of Gender,...more
Feb. 4, 2021, 6:07 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"But when the war started, Nur stayed home again. Assad’s soldiers were everywhere, harassing girls at checkpoints and kidnapping them" (para 18).
Feb. 4, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee calls upon the State party...To amend and/or repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act so that sexual violence against women perpetrated by members of the armed forces or uniformed personnel is brought under the purview of ordinary criminal law and, pending such amendment or repeal, to remove the requirement for government permission to prosecute members of the armed forces or uniformed personnel accused of crimes of violence against women or other abuses of the human rights of women and to grant permission to enable prosecution in all pending cases; (c) To amend section 19 of the Protection of Human Rights Act and confer powers to the National Human...more
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:29 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Between January and September 2019, Documenta, an NGO, registered 39 war crime cases against 59 defendants before courts in Croatia. In the same period, 15 people were convicted for war-related crimes, including one for sexual violence" (para 7).
Jan. 18, 2021, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-PRACTICE-3

"The 15-year-old girl, crying and terrified, refused to release her grip on her sister’s hand. Days earlier, Islamic State fighters had torn the girls from their family, and now were trying to split them up and distribute them as spoils of war. The jihadist who had selected the 15-year-old as his prize pressed a pistol to her head, promising to pull the trigger. But it was only when the man put a knife to her 19-year-old sister’s neck that she finally relented, taking her next step in a dark odyssey of abduction and abuse at the hands of the Islamic State. The sisters were among several thousand girls and young...more