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Latest items for LRW-DATA-1

June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Digital sexual assaults are common not least among young people, and girls and women are far more exposed than boys and men. For instance, 27.2 percent of young women aged 16–24 have been exposed to non-physical sexual assaults. For young men, the share is 6.7 percent" (6). "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 Crisis Centre for periods ranging from 1 day to more than 90 days. The reasons for referral included domestic violence, divorce, financial difficulties, incest and rape" (46).
May 30, 2022, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland

"In February 2013 the Federal Council published a report that analyses the decisions by victims of offences to report or not to report them. The authors found that victims of violence often decide, for various reasons, not to report the occurrence to the police. For all offences, the proportion of victims that do make a report is estimated at less than 50 per cent. It is estimated that in Switzerland less than 20 per cent of victims of sexual violence file a complaint. As regards domestic violence, the figures are more or less the same, with a reporting rate of around 20 per cent" (16).
May 12, 2022, 5 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2, LRW-DATA-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape, with prison terms of five to 10 years. Rapes continued to constitute the majority of sexual crimes investigated by the National Police Directorate of Judicial Investigation. Eighty percent of the victims were women and 63 percent of those were younger than 17" (12).
April 5, 2022, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Interior Affairs identified 526 women, including 259 girls under 16 as victims of rape, sexual abuse, and child molestation from January to October. Of these, 59 women, including 23 minors, were raped"(27).
March 25, 2022, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In July a nine-year-old boy from Fushe Kosove was raped and killed" (25).
March 25, 2022, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"[I]ndependent journalist Lucy Kocharyan began posting anonymous stories of sexual violence survivors on Facebook that quickly went viral. The stories, sent to Kocharyan in private messages from real accounts, related cases of sexual harassment, rape, and molestation affecting men and women in both rural and urban settings, many of which had occurred when the victims were children" (29).
March 25, 2022, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"...There were reports employers raped or sexually assaulted foreign domestic workers. These cases rarely went to court, and those that did led to few convictions. In one such conviction in December 2018, a man was sentenced to a suspended three-month jail term and deportation after sexually assaulting two domestic workers..." (27).
March 16, 2022, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Paola Schietekat, 28, from Mexico, was working for the World Cup organising committee when she complained that she was raped by an associate who broke into her apartment and threatened to kill her" (Para. 2). "Schietekat, writing on Julio Astillero, explained the attacker was able to gain access to her apartment in Doha because it is common for residents to leave their doors unlocked and rely on the security of the building. The man, who Schietekat said she considered a friend, allegedly managed to wrestle her to the floor and rape her, leaving her arms, shoulders and back covered in bruises. Schietekat said she took pictures of the scene and...more
March 16, 2022, 4:06 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Paola Schietekat, 28, from Mexico, was working for the World Cup organising committee when she complained that she was raped by an associate who broke into her apartment and threatened to kill her" (Para. 2). "Schietekat, writing on Julio Astillero, explained the attacker was able to gain access to her apartment in Doha because it is common for residents to leave their doors unlocked and rely on the security of the building. The man, who Schietekat said she considered a friend, allegedly managed to wrestle her to the floor and rape her, leaving her arms, shoulders and back covered in bruises. Schietekat said she took pictures of the scene and...more
March 16, 2022, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The move comes ahead of Thursday's first anniversary of the rape and murder of Sarah Everard by Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens". (Para. 6). "Official figures published last month revealed there were 63,136 rape offences in the year to September, with just 1.3 per cent resulting in prosecutions" (Para. 13).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Rape and domestic violence are criminal offenses. Penalties for domestic violence depend on the level of injury to the victim, ranging from required public service to life imprisonment. In the first eight months of the year, authorities received 77 reports of rape, compared with 82 during the same period in 2018. Convicted rapists generally received prison sentences of three to five years. No law specifically criminalizes spousal rape, and no data on spousal rape was available" (11). "...On May 26, a 17-year-old girl in the Taurage region survived an attempted rape, but she was seriously injured by a 17-year-old boy at a party. When emergency services arrived, she had a...more
March 11, 2022, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Iceland

"Sexual assault in Iceland is also widespread. A national survey conducted by the University of Iceland in 2018 revealed that 1 in 4 Icelandic women has been raped or sexually assaulted during her life. In Europe overall the reported figure is 1 in 10. Yet, according to Stigamot—Iceland’s center for survivors of sexual abuse and violence—only around 12 percent of these victims actually press charges. Many have no confidence in the justice system and fear shame, guilt, and condemnation. Those who do press charges find their cases dismissed close to three-quarters of the time" (Para. 5).
March 10, 2022, 10:53 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"There were reports and cases of foreign domestic workers, usually women, suffering from mistreatment, abuse, and in some cases rape" (31).
March 10, 2022, 6:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-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). "Mid-way through the UN’s 16 days against...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, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"in 2005, 4,020 cases of rape were reported, and 1,344 individuals were convicted" (26). "Five million women were victims of sexual violence and one million of rape or attempted rape. In 2006 ISTAT estimated there were 74,000 cases of rape or attempted rape, of which 4,500 were reported to the police. Approximately 23 per cent of sexual abuses were committed by partners" (27).
Feb. 28, 2022, 3:29 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), from April 2017 to March 2019, police in England and Wales recorded 53,977 rapes; however, the proportion of offenses prosecuted fell to 1.7 percent, the lowest level since records began a decade ago. NGOs warned that police and Crown Prosecutorial Services have raised the bar for evidence needed, causing victims to drop out of the justice process" (13-14).
Feb. 27, 2022, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"A United Nations report released as far back as 2013 showed that one in five men in Cambodia between the ages of 18-49 had admitted that they had raped a woman. Of these, 15.8 per cent said they had committed rape when they were younger than 15 years old Gang rape is common in Cambodia and is known as bauk. It is seen as a means of male bonding where men go out together in groups, specifically looking for women to rape, then share their experiences with each other. More than double the amount of men in Cambodia admitted to gang rape in comparison to India. More horrifying, nearly one-third...more
Feb. 24, 2022, 10:11 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"...The government, international organizations, and civil society groups identified various factors causing displacement, including threats, extortion, and physical, psychological, and sexual violence by illegal armed groups against civilian populations, particularly women and girls..." (17-18). "The government continued to employ the Elite Sexual Assault Investigative Unit interagency unit in Bogota, which was dedicated to the investigation of sexual assault cases. From January to August, the Attorney General’s Office opened 26,968 new investigations for sexual crimes, compared with 28,942 in 2018" (24). "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...more
Feb. 23, 2022, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"[R]ape was widespread" (14).
Feb. 17, 2022, 11:59 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In September a court convicted a man for sexually abusing his seven-year-old stepdaughter but released him, on the basis of time served for the eight months during the trial. The judges instructed the man to 'rethink' his actions and called him 'a good guy.' In response the lower house of congress issued a statement condemning the ruling, and the judicial disciplinary board started preliminary investigations into the judges’ decision" (15). "In the first 10 months of the year, the Prosecutor’s Office received thousands of reports of sexual abuse against children. In September a prosecutor with the Attorney General’s Office indicted 13 navy officers who had sexually abused a 13- year-old...more
Feb. 11, 2022, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"During the year there were several media reports of abuses in placement centers for institutionalized children, including sexual abuse" (25).
Feb. 11, 2022, 5 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"NGOs asserted rape was a serious problem" (31).
Feb. 5, 2022, 9:24 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Most child-abuse cases involved sexual or physical abuse. Sexual abuse in schools and in homes was a problem. NGOs remained concerned that certain male teachers used their authority to coerce female students into sex. Orphans and other vulnerable children remained at high risk of abuse" (17).
Feb. 2, 2022, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"On January 14, a pastor in a local evangelical church in Sambava reportedly raped a church member who had lost her child at birth two months earlier. When the victim complained to her mother-in-law, the news spread rapidly, and the pastor fled to his own village, fearing mob violence. After the intervention of church board members, neither the victim nor her husband reported the incident to the police. There were no reports of legal action against the offender" (19). "Child abuse, including rape, was a problem. The press reported more than 15 cases of child rape, with most victims younger than 12; the youngest was five years old..." (21). "Employers...more
Jan. 27, 2022, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to estimates by the Jamaican Constabulary Force Statistics and Information Management Unit, there were 432 rape cases in 2018, approximately a 12 percent reduction from 2017"(11).
Jan. 24, 2022, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"There were continued reports that police raped female and male detainees" (7). "The survivor had accused state BJP lawmaker Kuldeep Sengar of rape in 2017" (8). "Some female child soldiers reported that commanders recruited and used them in part for sexual exploitation" (17). "[T]he government claimed, based on statements of several women formerly associated with Maoist groups, that sexual violence, including rape and other forms of abuse, was a practice in some Maoist camps" (17-18). "Problems of domestic violence, sexual abuse... continued. According to NGOs, gender-based violence and sexual abuse were prevalent in the Sri Lankan refugee camps" (32). "Incidents of rape continued to be a persistent problem, including gang...more
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