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

"In another high-profile case, police charged five suspects with raping and blackmailing a 15-year-old girl in the Vrsi municipality near the city of Zadar" (13).
Jan. 14, 2022, 6:24 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Despite government efforts, violence against women, including rape, was pervasive" (18).
Jan. 14, 2022, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The criminal code criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape. The code states that a person convicted of rape shall be sentenced to imprisonment for eight years to life, although sentences were sometimes much lighter. Problems facing the wider justice system generally resulted in poor conviction rates for rape. According to the United Belize Advocacy Movement (UniBAM), 75 percent of sexual abuse crimes were against girls between the ages of 10 and 19" (11). "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...more
Jan. 13, 2022, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The judiciary recorded 3,832 cases of sexual and gender-based violence filed in court between October 2018 and September. Authorities reported 947 convictions during the year.The governmental KNCHR’s November report on sexual violence during and after the 2017 election found sexual and gender-based violations accounted for 25 percent of human rights violations, and 71 percent of the sexual assaults were categorized as rape. Of the victims, 96 percent were women. The same report found security officers committed an estimated 55 percent of the documented sexual assaults."(36).
Jan. 11, 2022, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Several acquittals in rape cases called attention to the high legal standard and prosecutorial burden, which NGOs asserted imposed an unfairly high burden on victims and deterred them from coming forward. In March a Nagoya court acquitted a father accused of raping his 19-year-old daughter despite recognizing that the sex was nonconsensual and that force was involved, concluding that doubt remained whether she had no option other than to submit. In July the Nagoya Prosecutors’ Office decided not to indict a former Diet member for suspected sexual assault against his girlfriend while she was sleeping. During the year the press also reported at least two arrests involving rapes and sexual...more
Jan. 10, 2022, 10:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Reports of rape and sexual abuse of women in police or protective custody continued. The Center for Women’s Resources noted that many of the rapes occurred in connection with police antidrug operations; however, updated data for 2018-19 has yet to be released" (6). "...In the year to August, the PNP’s Women and Children Protection Center recorded 944 cases of rape involving female victims, of which 463 were filed in courts and 320 referred to prosecutors. The rest were either dropped, settled out of court, or dismissed. Additionally, BuCor reported 9,737 inmates in its facilities were convicted of rape, 213 of these were remanded in custody during the year to June....more
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to the Conduct in UN Field Missions online portal, there were two allegations submitted during the year of rape of a child in January through March and in April, respectively" (5). "The Prosecutor General’s Office launched an investigation into the rape of a 34-year-old woman in Rabat on June 9. The victim died two days later at a hospital from severe injuries inflicted during the rape" (30). "In 2018 Khadija Okkarou, 18, reported to the authorities that she was kidnapped in Oulad Ayad in June and held for two months by a group of men who raped her repeatedly and forced her to consume drugs and alcohol" (31).more
Jan. 6, 2022, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The results of the Somali Health and Demographic Survey (SHDS) suggest that the most common perpetrators of physical violence against women are husbands. The SHDS further highlights that the vast majority of women do not seek any help when they experience emotional, sexual, or physical violence - even though many of them sustain injuries as a result" (20).
Jan. 5, 2022, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Kiisaska kufisga iyo dilka isla socda ee aadka u foosha xun ayaa kusoo badanaya sanadahii dambe inta badan gobolada dalka Soomaaliya taasoo aay walaac xoogan ka muujiyeen shacabka Soomaaliyeed" Translation: The ugliest form of rape cases along with murder have increased the past few years around all regions in Somalia which has raised heavy concerns amongst the Somalis (coder comment: Fatima)
Jan. 4, 2022, 11:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In August the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria upheld [Roman Catholic Cardinal George] Pell’s December 2018 conviction on five counts of child sexual abuse of two boys in the 1990" (13).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In one prominent case, a man surnamed Wu was sentenced to 20 years in jail in May for sexually assaulting 10 minors and 12 women. Wu was given an additional jail sentence of 14 years after the prosecutors found there were another 17 victims" (11). "[T]here were several reports of employers raping foreign domestic helpers" (24).
Dec. 20, 2021, 11:19 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"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. In May, Julie Van Espen, a 23-year-old student, was killed on her way to Antwerp. Police arrested Steve Bakelmans after a review of surveillance camera data. Bakelmans had been sentenced to four years in prison in a 2017 rape case, a ruling he had appealed. Bakelmans had been set free pending the ruling of the appellate court, scheduled later in the year. The case made media headlines...more
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"A local NGO that aims to protect the rights of persons with disabilities reported a man who raped and ultimately killed a pregnant handicapped woman in April was sentenced to a 20-year jail term" (18-19). "Media reported rapes of girls as young as age three during the year" (21).
Dec. 10, 2021, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"There were reports of rape and sexual abuse by government agents. For example, according to press reports, on August 27, two police officers in the city of Anapa in the Krasnodar region threatened a 17-year-old girl with arrest and administrative charges in order to force her to engage in sexual acts" (8).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to data from the government’s Annual Internal Security Report, in 2018 there were 22,423 reports of domestic violence, a small decrease from 2017. In 2018 police registered 421 reports of rape, an increase of 13 cases from 2017" (9).
Dec. 3, 2021, 9:11 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, LRW-DATA-1, TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"While no official statistics were available, a women’s shelter reported recurring problems with gender-based violence and trafficking of refugee women. NGOs reported Venezuelans crossing through informal border crossings controlled by armed groups faced significant protection risks, including gender-based violence. Individuals were often forced to pay a form of taxation at the informal border crossing or be indebted to those controlling them, exposing them to risks of exploitation, harassment, and sexual violence, as well as recruitment into drug trafficking and other armed groups" (21).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Central Bureau of Statistics reported approximately 15,000 women were victims of sex offenses in 2018, including indecent acts, attempted rape, and rape" (33).
Nov. 16, 2021, 6:38 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"On January 11, the Przemysl Regional Court sentenced former head of Podkarpackie Province Miroslaw Karapyta to four years in prison for rape and corruption. The court found him guilty of nine charges, including two cases of attempted rape, accepting a personal favor in the form of sexual intercourse, and accepting expensive gifts in return for favors. Karapyta pleaded not guilty and appealed the court’s ruling" (13).
Nov. 12, 2021, 8:08 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The girl had been in the care of her 61-year-old step-grandfather, who allegedly raped her, in the town of Yapacaní, in the Santa Cruz province, for more than five months, while her mother and stepfather were in La Paz for work" (para 1).
Nov. 11, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Data from the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office showed that nearly 40 percent of victims of sex crimes were between 21 and 30 years old. Approximately 21 percent of victims were between 16 and 20 years old"(19)."There were 241,343 reported cases of sexual violence in 2018 (an increase of 33.7 percent since 2017), according to Statistics Korea, a government agency"(20).
Nov. 9, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"[L]arge numbers of individuals suspected of links to the Gulen movement or PKK were exposed to brutal interrogation techniques aimed at extracting forced confessions or coercing detainees to incriminate others. Reported abuse included ...sexual assault" (6). "The women’s NGO We Will Stop Femicides reported that, in just the month of July 2018, there were 433 reported cases of child sexual abuse. According to Ministry of Justice statistics, there were 16,348 child sex abuse cases filed in 2017" (56-57).
Nov. 8, 2021, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"On August 21, the Ministry of the Interior reported a 0.3-percent decrease in the number of reported rapes during the first three months of the year. The Ministry of the Presidency, Relations with the Parliament and Equality reported that, as of March 31, there were 6,961 persons imprisoned for crimes related to gender-based violence" (14). "On June 21, the Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision from 2018 and declared guilty of rape five men who gang raped an 18-year-old woman in Pamplona in 2016. The lower court originally found the defendants, Jose Angel Prenda, Alfonso Jesus Cabazuelo, Jesus Escudero, Angel Boza, and Antonio Manuel Guerrero, who called themselves 'the...more
Nov. 4, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"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 were unable to determine if this increase was due to growth in the number of incidents or in reports" (9).
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:41 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"A 2017 HRMMU special report on sexual and gender-based violence in the conflict, the most recent one available, noted that both sides committed these abuses, and that the majority of cases occurred in the context of detention. In these cases both men and women were subjected to sexual violence. Beatings and electric shock in the genital area, rape, threats of rape, forced nudity, and threats of rape against family members were used as a method of torture and mistreatment to punish, humiliate, or extract confessions. The HRMMU noted that women were vulnerable to sexual abuse at checkpoints along the contact line" (20). This is a report on the conflict between...more
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:41 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"A 2017 HRMMU special report on sexual and gender-based violence in the conflict, the most recent one available, noted that both sides committed these abuses, and that the majority of cases occurred in the context of detention. In these cases both men and women were subjected to sexual violence. Beatings and electric shock in the genital area, rape, threats of rape, forced nudity, and threats of rape against family members were used as a method of torture and mistreatment to punish, humiliate, or extract confessions. The HRMMU noted that women were vulnerable to sexual abuse at checkpoints along the contact line" (20). This part of the report discusses the conflict...more
Nov. 1, 2021, 11:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Police in Pakistan have opened cases against hundreds of unidentified men after a young woman was sexually assaulted and groped by a crowd of more than 400 men in a park in Lahore as she made a TikTok video. The shocking assault was captured on several videos, which went viral and showed a mob descend on the woman as she was in Lahore’s Greater Iqbal park making a TikTok video with friends.In broad daylight, the men picked up the young woman and tossed her between them, tearing her clothes and assaulting and groping her. The woman registered a case against 300 to 400 unidentified persons with Lahore police, according to...more
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In January the Paris Criminal Court sentenced two police officers to seven years in prison for raping a Canadian tourist in 2014 inside police headquarters" (2). "MIPROF reported that, over the same period, 94,000 women declared they had been victims of rape or attempted rape" (19). "In December the National Observatory of Crime and Criminal Justice, an independent public body, and the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) published a joint study showing that the number of persons who consider themselves victims of sexual violence committed by a person who does not live with them declined from 265,000 in 2017 to 185,000 in 2018. In 2017 there was...more
Oct. 12, 2021, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In 2018, 9,234 cases of sexual violence against men and women were reported to police. This is a substantial reduction from the previous year, but the federal police indicated this is due in part to a change in statistical methodology by which certain offenses previously classified as 'sexual violence' have been reclassified as 'sexual harassment'" (21). "In July a Wiesbaden court sentenced an Iraqi asylum seeker to life imprisonment for murder. The court also determined an 'exceptional severity of guilt,' meaning an early release after 15 years is highly unlikely. In June 2018 he raped and killed a 14-year-old in Wiesbaden. The suspect was also accused of twice raping an...more
Oct. 11, 2021, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention reported 7,958 cases of rape in 2018, an increase of approximately 8 percent compared with the previous year. Women and girls were victims in more than 93 percent of the cases. In approximately 17 percent of the cases, the abuser was convicted. Domestic violence remained a problem, and 11,522 cases were reported during 2018"(8).
Oct. 4, 2021, 8:33 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In May a study by the research institute Swiss Society of Practical Social Research gfs.Bern commissioned by Amnesty International Switzerland found that 12 percent of women had been forced into nonconsensual sexual intercourse, while 59 percent experienced sexual harassment in the form of unwanted physical contact"(12)."In May a study published by the gfs.Bern research institute and commissioned by Amnesty International Switzerland found that 56 percent of women experienced sexual harassment on the street and 46 percent on public transport. Some 60 percent of respondents between the ages of 16 and 39 years reported they also faced sexual harassment on social media"(13).