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

"Luz Maria had found her dream job. At just 25, she began working at the Guatemalan department of public prosecution. Her main task as a criminologist was to take photographs of victims of violence and the scenes where it had taken place. She always said that her work gave a voice to people who had had their lives stolen from them. She had her own life stolen from her in mid-January. Garbage collectors found her body, wrapped in plastic, next to a canal in Guatemala City. She was the mother of a 1-year-old. Since then, her partner has been in pre-trial detention. Neighbors of the couple had regularly heard her...more
Sept. 15, 2021, 6:45 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The defenders indicate that, as part of the monitoring abroad, the murder of a Nicaraguan woman in Costa Rican territory was also documented" (para 6).
Sept. 15, 2021, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Gender violence continues to increase in Nicaragua. In the first three months of 2021, according to the monitoring of Catholics for the Right to Decide, at least 19 femicides and 41 frustrated homicides were documented. These figures that exceed the 17 femicides and 30 frustrated femicides that the organization reported in the same period of 2020. Of the 19 documented femicides, eight of the victims were between 18 and 35 years old; ten were between 35 and 59 years old; and one was not identified. The report details that these murders, 13 occurred in the public sphere and six in private. Most were registered in rural areas (11) and the...more
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"In June 2018 Aytursun Eli died in Kashgar (Kashi), Xinjiang, while being questioned in official custody, according to a recorded interview, released during the year, which her mother gave to the official Xinjiang Women’s Federation. Authorities reportedly targeted the Uighur tour director at Hua An Tourism Company after she returned from a work trip to Dubai. Officials later said she died of a 'medical condition' and prevented family members from examining the body" (3). "A Uighur woman said she and other women were forced to ingest unknown drugs and drink a white liquid that caused them to lose consciousness and in some cases resulted in a loss of menstruation. She...more
Sept. 8, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"In areas controlled by the Taliban, the group enforced a parallel judicial system based on a strict interpretation of sharia. Punishments included execution and mutilation. According to media reporting, in May a Taliban court in Shahrak District, Ghor Province, shot and killed a boy and girl for allegedly having an extramarital affair. In March media reported the Taliban killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child in Sancharak District, Sar-e-Pol Province, for allegedly calling the Taliban’s war against the government 'illegitimate.' The Taliban dragged her from her home, took her to a Talib commander who issued her death sentence, and shot her immediately (10-11).
Aug. 5, 2021, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

Lebanese women are outraged over three more femicides, as the government reveals that domestic violence has doubled during lockdown.
Aug. 4, 2021, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"It came after 13-year- old girl Samah el-Hadi was killed by her father for wanting to go to a private school in Omdurman, the twin city of Khartoum" (Para 5).
Aug. 3, 2021, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"A small minority of Muslims have embraced extremist views and some have carried out deadly bombings, including the 2018 Surabaya church attack that killed a dozen bystanders. One suicide bomber was a woman, prompting many Indonesians to be wary of women who wear niqabs, a more conservative face veil where the only opening is a slit for the eyes" (para 9).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"As of August the NNP recognized 34 killings, of which 14 were femicides, while the CDD recognized 39 killings with 37 femicides" (p 21).
July 29, 2021, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"In 2020 alone, 160 females were violently killed in Canada, according to a report published by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA) at the University of Guelph.On average, that's one woman or girl killed every 2.5 days" (Para 2-3). "That's an increase during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to 2019 when 146 women and girls were killed, the 88-page report named Call It Femicide shows" (Para 4). "The CFOJA said in 90 per cent of the 128 cases where an accused perpetrator was identified, the accused was male" (Para 5). "The study also found at least one in five women whose killers were identified as male were Indigenous...more
July 28, 2021, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The call comes after 13-year-old Romina Ashrafi was killed last week in Hovigh, some 320 kilometers northwest of Tehran. Local media reported that the teenager was beheaded while she slept by her father, who used a farming sickle.The father, Reza Ashrafi, was said to be enraged after Romina fled the family home to marry a 35-year-old man she loved. Both of their families complained to the authorities, and security forces detained Romina and her boyfriend, Bahamn Khavari, following a five-day hunt. Although Romina reportedly told police she would be in danger at home and feared for her life, the girl was handed over to her father as required by Iranian...more
July 28, 2021, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"But the military has responded with an increasingly violent crackdown, highlighted by the death of 20-year-old Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing, who died after being shot in the head by security forces during a peaceful protest in the country’s capital, Nay Pyi Taw, last week" (Para 3).
July 26, 2021, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Approximately 1,180 indigenous women were killed or disappeared from 1980 to 2012, according to a 2014 RCMP report. Indigenous advocates and the report stated the number was probably far higher, since many deaths had gone unreported. Indigenous women and girls make up an estimated 4 percent of the country’s women, but represented 16 percent of the women killed, according to government statistics"(8).
July 21, 2021, 11:24 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Kuwait has been shaken to its core by the heinous kidnap and murder of 32-year-old mother of two Farah Akbar in the district of Sabah Al-Salem in Kuwait City. Not only were people shocked and outraged that such a cold-blooded crime took place during the holy month of Ramadan, they were infuriated to learn that the man accused of murdering her was someone Farah and her older sister, lawyer Dana Akbar, had previously filed complaints against, however the police did not take them seriously. The result – on April 20, Farah's harasser deliberately hit her car so that she had no escape, forcibly removed her in front of her daughter...more
July 21, 2021, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Six women have been killed in just five weeks in Sweden, reigniting debates about domestic violence in a country usually praised for its gender equality" (Para 1). "In Flemingsberg, a low-income Stockholm suburb packed with tower blocks clad in primary colours, a woman was stabbed in the apartment she shared with four young children. The man arrested on suspicion of her murder is someone she reportedly knew well" (Para 4).
July 20, 2021, 7:13 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The kidnapping and murder of 23-year-old Andrea Bharatt touched a nerve yet again in our society. If the reported figures are correct, there have been over 700 female murder victims since 2000. The list is long of women and girls whose lives have been snatched, not just by strangers, but by those close to them" (Para 1).
July 20, 2021, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The post listed a range of hashtags that have been used to raise awareness on gender-based violence in Sudan, such as 'My father killed me' and 'Harassment is a crime'" (Para 9).
July 16, 2021, 12:22 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Police said Wednesday Karantbekova's body was found strangled in the back of the car outside of the capital and she had been abducted for marriage in a case of 'bride kidnapping'. Kanatbekova's kidnapper and assumed murderer, believed to be a 36-year-old man, was also found dead, police said, adding that they believe he committed suicide" (Para 6-7).
July 15, 2021, 11:17 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"That fear is disrupting women’s already limited freedoms in Kabul, said activist Frozan Marofi, who travels to dangerous parts of the country to meet with women and discuss economic and health empowerment. She receives frequent anonymous death threats on the phone and was rescued by male neighbors as two men threw punches at her on the street near her home a year ago" (Para 15).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"An NGO reported that five women were murdered by their male partners during the year, including two in public in the 'TRNC'" (p 40).
July 6, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador reported an increase in intrafamily violence, with El Salvador reporting an increase in intrafamily femicides as well" (para 9).
July 1, 2021, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"'For example, Statistics Canada data show that between 2007 and 2011 a woman's risk of being killed by her former spouse was nearly six times higher than a woman's risk of being killed by a spouse with whom she was living,' the department told CBC News in a statement" (para 5).
July 1, 2021, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"'Also, there is need for the creation of structures that deter young girls from sexual activities. Most of these marriages end up in divorce, gender-based-violence (GBV) and even murder'" (para 23).
June 30, 2021, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"In the first 65 days of 2021, at least 67 women in Turkey have been murdered, according to the We Will Stop Femicide Platform, a women’s rights group" (para 6). "On Monday, Turkish authorities disclosed that the possible murderer of another woman, Mervenur Polat, wrapped the body of the 20-year-old in aluminum foil and hid her away in an attic for more than four months. The suspect claims she died of a drug overdose. 'It is inevitable to see how relaxed men are,' said Ms Onder. 'They think they can kill women, hide it and get away with it without any punishment'" (17-18).
June 30, 2021, 1:14 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, MURDER-DATA-1

"Last year, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the establishment of a GBV national council – but rape and femicide continue unabated" (para 5).
June 29, 2021, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, MURDER-DATA-1

"Tobias told CNN. 'Everyday you hear stories about women who might have been raped or had their throat slit by their partner'" (para 13).
June 29, 2021, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The day that Mélanie was killed, a client called her... He said that he was alone, but when she arrived there were several other people. Mélanie told her friends that if she didn’t return from this meeting, she would be dead... When the session was over, they cut her throat and some of them probably took her money" (para 7-8). "Sometimes, if these young women have earned enough money to free themselves from their madam, the madam will actually murder them" (para 12). "There are also cases when employers beat their domestic workers, kill them and bury them somewhere, but we have no way of verifying" (para 15).more
June 29, 2021, 11:26 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The OHCHR determined that, in one attack on April 24, inthe village of Cinq, '90 patients, colleagues and people who had sought refuge in a health center were killed, including patients who could not escape when the surgical ward was set on fire.' The OHCHR reported seeing 'children as young as two whose limbs had been chopped off; many babies had machete wounds and severe burns. One two-month-old baby seen…had been hit by two bullets four hours after birth; the mother was also injured. At least two pregnant women were sliced open and their foetuses mutilated'" (p 3). "In December, UNJHRO reported that at least 170 women were victims of...more
June 26, 2021, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Under legalisation [of prostitution], women are still murdered by pimps and punters" (para 3).
June 25, 2021, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Local media reported numerous incidents of rape, often committed by persons in positions of authority, including police officers, employers, local government leaders, religious leaders, teachers, and soldiers. In many rape cases, the perpetrator also killed the victim" (p 28).