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Latest items for LRW-DATA-1

Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"This year, there have been 161 femicides and more than 20,000 complaints of violence against women, including almost 3,000 rapes. But the perpetrators don't fear any consequences: Fewer than 3% of sexual offenders end up behind bars, according to statistics from the past few years" (para 7).
Sept. 17, 2021, 10 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRW-LAW-2, LRW-DATA-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"Rates of reported violence against women were at historic high levels, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Ministry of Justice data shows there were 2,605 convictions for sexual offenses in 2018-19, up from 2,172 in 2009-10. According to a 2016 government report, one in three women reported having experienced physical or sexual violence or both by an intimate partner. The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape. The maximum penalty is 20 years’ imprisonment; however, indefinite detention may occur in cases where the parole board, during its annual review, believes the prisoner poses a continuing threat to society" (9).
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Numerous former prisoners and detainees reported they were beaten, raped, subjected to electric shock..." (5). "Survivors stated that authorities subjected individuals in custody to electric shock, waterboarding, beatings, rape..." (6). "Detainees reported beatings, sexual assaults..." (8). "On July 11, a Chengdu court ruled in favor of Liu Li, who used an alias, in a lawsuit against her former employer who she said sexually harassed her. The court ordered the former employer to apologize" (69). "In October the Jing’an District People’s Court sentenced a man to six months in prison after he groped an adult woman and an underaged girl on a subway train on July 1" (69). "[O]ne female student...more
Sept. 8, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In June the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) banned for life the Afghanistan Football Federation’s former head Keramuddin Karim and fined him one million dollars (one million Swiss francs) after finding him guilty of sexually abusing female players. At least five female soccer players accused Karim of repeated sexual abuse from 2013 to 2018 while he served as the federation president. The players alleged that Karim threatened them with ruin if they did not comply when he sexually assaulted them in a locked room in his office. Women who rebuffed his advances were labeled 'lesbians' and expelled from the team, according to eight former players who experienced such treatment....more
Aug. 30, 2021, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"A 2018 report by the National Institute of Public Health stated that approximately 1.6 percent of Danish women above the age of 16 reported being victims of physical violence by their partner within the previous year. Figures from the Crime Prevention Council showed that an estimated 5,400 rapes and attempted rapes occur annually. According to the Crime Prevention Council, in 2018 police made 1,079 official reports of rape or attempted rape, and 234 indictments for rape followed"(11).
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia

"According to the 2012 Fundamental Rights Agency s gender based violence against women survey in the EU, 33% of Estonian women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15 and 5 % had experienced violence in the 12 months before the interview" (12).
Aug. 27, 2021, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"More than 58,600 cases were recorded by police in the year to March, but just 1,925 ended in a successful prosecution" (para 2). "'If 58,657 allegations were made in the year but only 1,925 successful prosecutions for the offence followed, something must be wrong,' he said. 'Since 2016 there has been a substantial increase in rape allegations, while the number of rape prosecutions has fallen significantly – which indicates there is a serious problem'" (para 8-9).
Aug. 20, 2021, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Child rape continued to be a serious problem, and reporting of the crime rose in the past several years" (23).
Aug. 17, 2021, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Despite the establishment of the Family Support Unit (FSU) of the SLP and the existence of applicable legislation, reports of rapes and sexual penetration, especially involving child victims, steadily increased" (p 17). "Defense for Children International reported that between January and June 2016, sexual penetration and molestation accounted for more than 60 percent of abuse cases reported at police stations. Girls were the main victims of sexual exploitation. A majority of victims were between ages 11 and 14, and an estimated 20 percent were between ages six and 10" (p 18).
Aug. 10, 2021, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"On January 7[2019], media reported research showing that only 200 of an estimated average of 4,500 rape incidents per year were officially reported (approximately one out of 22)"(21).
Aug. 6, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The minimum age of consensual sex is 13 for both boys and girls"(p 18).
Aug. 6, 2021, 9:56 a.m.
Countries: Ireland

The Irish charity, Women’s Aid, has reported that the incidence of image-based sexual harassment has increased during lockdown, noting that one in five women between the ages of 18 to 25 is subjected to intimate partner abuse of some kind.
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"High rates of sexual violence against teenage girls contributed to high rates of teenage pregnancy, according to local NGO Information Center for Health Services and Counsel" (p 22).
July 29, 2021, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"I am worried over rape and sexual exploitation of women and girls displaced by the conflict with Boko Haram who are in need of water and food. There are several reports of sexual abuses, including rape and exploitation, of women and girls living in many internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa states, Chad, Niger Republic and Cameroun. The victims had been displaced from several towns and villages. In 2021, the Nigerian refugee crisis will be going into its seventh year. Since violent attacks of the insurgent group, Boko Haram started to spill over Nigeria’s north-eastern frontier in 2014, Cameroun, Chad and Niger have been drawn into what...more
July 27, 2021, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Child abuse, including rape, was a problem. The press reported more than 20 cases of child rape, with most victims under the age of 12; the youngest was three years old. Government efforts to combat child rape were limited, focusing primarily on child protection networks, which addressed the needs of victims and helped raise public awareness" (p 22). "Employers often abused and raped young rural girls working as housekeepers in the capital. If they left their work, employers typically did not pay them, so many remained rather than return empty-handed to their families and villages" (p 23).
July 22, 2021, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LRW-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). "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 a nearby home. She said: 'In the next house, I started hearing some women were shouting and screaming and crying. I was very afraid. After some minutes, maybe 30 minutes, I saw the men come out of the house. There were five or six of...more
July 20, 2021, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Last year, Sulaim al-Khalifa, the head of Sudan’s gender department at the Social Welfare Ministry, said that her office documented over 40 incidents of gender-based violence in the space of a month, including rapes and beatings of women and girls in Khartoum and other towns" (Para 12).
July 20, 2021, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"There are 460,000 sexual assaults in Canada every year. Yet, only 33 out of every 1,000 are reported to police. Only 29 are actually recorded as a crime. Of the 12 cases that result in charges being laid, six are prosecuted and a mere three are convicted. That means for every 1,000 rapes, 997 rapists are never held accountable for their actions. Another way to look at it is that the criminal justice system has a 0.003 per cent success rate"(para 8).
July 17, 2021, 10:03 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Antonette Acupinpin was 7 when the sexual abuse started. She had already endured years of beating and physical violence from her mother and stepfather, she said -- but then he took it a step further. He would put a long knife near her face during the abuse, and threaten to kill her mother and brother if she reported him, she said. Terrified and ashamed, she didn't tell anyone for a year and a half -- until a school teacher saw her with a black eye and notified the police. 'I felt hopeless,' said Acupinpin, now 23. 'It felt like I had nowhere to go because it's my family who was...more
July 15, 2021, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Nobody in São Paulo watches the TV channel dedicated to covering the Brazilian state’s legislative assembly. But the cameras roll on regardless, which is why on December 16th last year they caught a sexual assault on tape. It happened as state deputy Isa Penna was standing at the podium talking to the chamber’s president. Suddenly she felt someone invade her space from behind while putting a hand on her right breast. It was her colleague, fellow deputy Fernando Cury...Cury attempted to talk his way out of trouble. He apologised, though by portraying the incident as a misunderstanding, the result of 'my way of hugging, kissing and showing affection'. He said...more
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In August a social services expert in an interview with local press said sexual abuse cases were increasing in the north and added the 'state' (TRNC governmet) is failing to address the issue" (p 39).
July 13, 2021, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to police, complaints about teasing in public spaces accounted for 52% of calls, 12% were about sexual harassment and around 36% about domestic violence"(para 11).
July 12, 2021, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"...while in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, the number of femicides rose by 65 percent from March to April 2020 as it entered lockdown[COVID-19 pandemic March 2020]"(para 3).
July 12, 2021, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Peru reported nearly 16,500 cases of violence against women and girls between March and December; while calls into the country’s emergency sexual violence hotline almost doubled in 2020 compared to 2019"(para 3).
July 9, 2021, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Coalition on Violence against Women estimated 16,500 rapes occurred per year. IPOA investigated eight reported cases of sexual assault by police officers between April and September" (p 34).
July 8, 2021, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"It is against this background[the #MeToo movement]that figures reported in September 2019 showed that convictions in rape cases in the UK fell by 26 percent in the year between 2017-18 and 2018-19. In 2017-18, there were 54,045 rapes reported and 2,635 convictions - a conviction rate of 4.9 percent. The following year, there were 58,657 rapes reported and 1,925 convictions - a conviction rate of just 3.3 percent.According to the Criminal Justice Statistics published by the UK government, the total number of crimes reported in the year ending March 2019 was 5.95 million. Of these, 550,052 ended in a conviction - a rate of 9.2 percent - or nearly three...more
July 1, 2021, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"She said some of the girls [who dropped out of school] are victims of sexual exploitation who need counselling" (para 35).
July 1, 2021, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: United States

"Between 2005 and 2010, just 36% of the nearly 300,000 annual average rape or sexual assault victimizations were reported to police, the [B]ureau [of Justice Statistics] reports. Even when you look at both reported and unreported rapes during that time period, roughly 12% of victimizations resulted in arrests" (para 8).
June 30, 2021, 4:16 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In the nationwide debate, the most outspoken groups opposing the new law come from Diyarbakir, where the bar association and women's associations have been fighting long and hard against child marriage and child abuse. Despite their efforts, however, sexual abuse of underage girls, incest and forced marriages with minors, including taking young girls as second and third wives, remain common in the region. Turkey's Human Rights Association has documented 110 cases of child abuse under Article 103 of Turkish Penal Code, which addresses the sexual abuse of minors, in eastern and southeastern Turkey in 2016 and 82 cases in the first six months of 2017. The Diyarbakir Bar Association, quoting...more
June 30, 2021, 3:40 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The UN’s mission in Central African Republic reported a 27% increase in instances of rape" (para 3).