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June 10, 2021, 9:11 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America and has one of the worst rates of femicide in the world, according to the United Nations" (para 3).
June 10, 2021, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"As the host for the first leg of Generation Equality, organized virtually from Mexico City, the country couldn’t be a more awkward place: femicides are rising, budgets are being cut to crucial programs for women, criminalization of female protestors has been increasing and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is hostile to the feminist movement, which he views as politically motivated by adversaries" (para 3). "Femicides — the intentional murder of women — have been surging in Mexico since 2006, when widespread violence related to organized crime spiked. Amlo, a leftist politician, generated expectations that he would tackle the gender violence epidemic head-on after taking office in December 2018" (para 14)....more
June 7, 2021, 1:10 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Samah el-Hadi was shot three times and run over by a car, reports said. Neighbours have taken to social media to blame her father, who was briefly questioned by the authorities but released after telling them Samah had taken her own life. No postmortem was carried out on the girl’s body. Samah is alleged to have died last Friday in Omdurman after a row with her father over a school she wanted to attend" (para 2-3). "In the same city on Thursday, a 19-year-old woman was stabbed to death by her husband and buried by her family before the police became involved" (para 4). "The police authorities in Omdurman said...more
May 31, 2021, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"'For me it is emotional. Because I scream for me, but I also scream for my sisters and brothers, I scream for all the other children who lost a mother or a father, and I also scream for my mother, who would have screamed if she was still here,' said Roxanne Errico, 19, who told the Reuters news agency that her mother was killed by an abusive boyfriend" (para 3).
April 5, 2021, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Women's advocates are calling for better support to help reduce femicides, after a recent report showed an uptick in the number of women violently killed in Canada last year" (para 1). "Femicide is the killing of women or girls because they are female. According to a report published this month by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, 160 women and girls were victims of femicide in this country in 2020, compared to 146 in 2019" (para 4). "Meanwhile, Indigenous women and girls made up more than one in five victims killed by a male accused" (para 5). "Delilah McKeith is familiar with the impacts of intimate partner violence....more
March 25, 2021, 9:13 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"At least seven women were murdered in 2020, but the number of cases of violence increased. Furthermore, there were several incidents of rape and sexual violence inflicted on minors during the year. Over 120 women have been murdered in the last 10 years in Albania" (para 3).
March 25, 2021, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"A radio and television broadcaster in eastern Afghanistan that has had four of its female employees murdered since December has said it will not hire any more women until security in the country improves. The broadcaster, Enikass Radio and Television, has also told all female employees to work from home. Islamic State (Isis) has claimed responsibility for killing all four women, but Enikass also blames the Afghan government for not providing adequate security. Three women who worked in the dubbing department – Mursal Wahidi, 25; Sadia Sadat, 20; and Shahnaz Raofi, 20 – were killed on their way home from work in two separate attacks by gunmen on 2 March...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 9:11 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-DATA-1, MURDER-DATA-2, DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-LAW-2

“Opuz v. Turkey (9 June 2009): The applicant and her mother were assaulted and threatened over many years by the applicant’s husband H.O., at various points leaving both women with life-threatening injuries. With only one exception, no prosecution was brought against him on the grounds that both women had withdrawn their complaints, despite their explanations that H.O. had harassed them into doing so, threatening to kill them. He subsequently stabbed his wife seven times and was given a fine equivalent to about 385 euros, payable in instalments. The two women filed numerous complaints, claiming their lives were in danger. H.O. was questioned and released. Finally, when the two women were...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

“The brother of a British woman bludgeoned to death by her ex-pat husband fears her killer will go free this week because she provoked the attack by calling him ‘a loser’” (para 1).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:52 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

“While rates of violent crime increased globally from 6 to 8.8 incidents per 100,000 persons between 1990 and 2000, much of this increase has been in cities. Sixty per cent of urban residents in low- and middle-income countries have been victims of crime over a five-year period; the rates are as high as 70 per cent in parts of Latin America and the Caribbean and Africa (UN Habitat, 2007).In Latin America, more than half of the total homicides occur in cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Lima and Caracas” (pp. 25). “Another important case of urban-based employment among women linked with widespread gender-based violence relates to...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:52 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

“In a study in Pune, India, it has been reported that 16 per cent of all deaths during pregnancy were the result of partner violence” (pp. 27).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:52 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

“While rates of violent crime increased globally from 6 to 8.8 incidents per 100,000 persons between 1990 and 2000, much of this increase has been in cities. Sixty per cent of urban residents in low- and middle-income countries have been victims of crime over a five-year period; the rates are as high as 70 per cent in parts of Latin America and the Caribbean and Africa (UN Habitat, 2007).In Latin America, more than half of the total homicides occur in cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Lima and Caracas” (pp. 25).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:52 p.m.
Countries: Peru, Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

“While rates of violent crime increased globally from 6 to 8.8 incidents per 100,000 persons between 1990 and 2000, much of this increase has been in cities. Sixty per cent of urban residents in low- and middle-income countries have been victims of crime over a five-year period; the rates are as high as 70 per cent in parts of Latin America and the Caribbean and Africa (UN Habitat, 2007).In Latin America, more than half of the total homicides occur in cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Lima and Caracas” (pp. 25).
Feb. 4, 2021, 10:59 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"One of the main suspects said to have spearheaded the lynching of the 90-year-old woman at Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality in the Savannah Region last week on the accusation that she was a witch has been arrested" (para 1).
Feb. 4, 2021, 10:45 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Each day, two women are killed in the South American country. As those numbers have risen year-to-year, Restrepo and other researchers felt as if they were shouting into the void" (para 26).
Feb. 4, 2021, 6:11 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Recently, a Turkish man in Gaziantep threw his 22 year-old Syrian bride from a 5th story window" (para 4).
Jan. 29, 2021, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"In 2019, on average, 10 women were killed per day in Mexico, and the figure remained unchanged going into 2020" (para 2). "As per some media and activist estimates, 209 women have been killed as stay-at-home measures were announced, with at least 163 of these registered as femicides, or crimes in which the woman was killed because of her gender" (para 7).
Jan. 27, 2021, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

“A 14-year-old, deaf and mute girl was gang-raped and murdered with bricks and stones at her own school in India” (para. 1). On August 21 a police charge sheet revealed horrific details about the rape and murder of a ten-year-old, disabled girl in Jaipur in May. Her brother and three of his friends kidnapped her, raped her while watching pornography and then killed her. He confessed to the crime and said he did it because he hated how dependent his disabled sister was on the family and saw her as a burden” (para. 12-14).
Jan. 1, 2021, 6:29 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

“In absolute terms, Brazil had the most murders of women with 1,133, but given El Salvador's much smaller population, its rate easily outpaced that seen in other countries” (para. 3).
Jan. 1, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

“El Salvador has earned a grim distinction: it is the country with the highest rate of femicide in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017, with more than 10 killings for every 100,000 women” (para. 1). “Across the region, at least 2,795 women aged 15 and older were murdered last year due to their gender, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said Thursday” (para. 2). “Femicide "has a scope in El Salvador that is seen nowhere else in the region", the organization said as it released the report from its Gender Equality Observatory” (para. 4).
Jan. 1, 2021, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

“The number of women and girls killed in England and Wales soared by nearly 10 per cent in a year to its highest level in more than a decade, official figures show. Some 241 females were victims of murder, manslaughter or infanticide in the 12 months to March 2019, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).The rise from 220 the previous year is the second annual increase and the highest number since the year ending March 2006, when there were also 241. Almost half (48 per cent) of the adult women were killed in a domestic homicide - an increase of 12 to 99 (14 per cent) from the...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"Among the most serious concerns is domestic violence, with rates for abuse and intimate partner killings among the highest in Europe" (para 19).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"This week, the anti-police brutality organization Kilómetro Cero and the feminist organization Proyecto Matria released a report on femicides in Puerto Rico, titled the “Persistence of Indolence,” that used Castelló’s work as its starting point. Comparing the retired social worker’s data with the Health Department’s Registry of Vital Statistics — a database of deaths recorded by the Institute of Forensic Sciences’ medical examiners — the organizations discovered dozens of murdered women missing from state records. Between 2014 and 2018, Puerto Rico’s Police Bureau undercounted murders of women by 11 to 27 percent each year, the report found, while the forensic sciences office misclassified numerous homicides and failed to record several...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"This week, the anti-police brutality organization Kilómetro Cero and the feminist organization Proyecto Matria released a report on femicides in Puerto Rico, titled the “Persistence of Indolence,” that used Castelló’s work as its starting point. Comparing the retired social worker’s data with the Health Department’s Registry of Vital Statistics — a database of deaths recorded by the Institute of Forensic Sciences’ medical examiners — the organizations discovered dozens of murdered women missing from state records. Between 2014 and 2018, Puerto Rico’s Police Bureau undercounted murders of women by 11 to 27 percent each year, the report found, while the forensic sciences office misclassified numerous homicides and failed to record several...more
Dec. 31, 2020, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"But being perceived as a snitch can be perilous. Erica W. was the kind of person to light up the room. She was still attending the Saturday program and preparing to testify against her pimp last year when her body was found dumped amid the eucalyptus trees along a highway in the Oakland hills" (para 26).
Dec. 31, 2020, 1:51 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"About 10 women are slain each day across Mexico just because they are women, the government and activists say. Last year there were 3,825 in all, which was up 7 per cent from 2018, according to federal figures. 'It's not just Ingrid. There are thousands of femicides,' said Lilia Florencio Guerrero, whose daughter was violently killed in 2017. 'It fills us with anger and rage'" (para 8-10). "Not only have attacks on women become more frequent, they have become more grisly" (para 13).
Dec. 31, 2020, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"But the president has been unable to stem the daily murder of women in the country — and has, at times, appeared to dismiss the problem altogether" (para 5). "In April, one of the most lethal months in recent years, about 11 women were murdered per day" (para 22). "Meanwhile, the daily murder of Mexican women continues. Last week, Diana Raygoza, a 21-year-old law student, was found dead in her bed, her body mutilated by 39 stab wounds" (para 27).
Dec. 31, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The number of women being murdered in Mexico has risen sharply over the last decade amid the country’s drug war, more than wiping out two decades of gains when the rate fell by half, a new study shows. The report from Mexico’s interior department, the country’s National Women’s Institute and the UN Women agency said the annual femicide rate was 3.8 per 100,000 women in 1985 before it began a steady decline to 1.9 in 2007. From there it rose sharply to peak at 4.6 per 100,000 in 2012, tapering off in the following years and then rising again last year to 4.4. Of the 52,210 killings of women recorded...more
Dec. 24, 2020, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"In Colombia, as of the end of August, 27 Venezuelan women had already been killed violently this year – the vast majority of the cases involving sexual violence" (para 25).
Dec. 24, 2020, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"From murder to maternal mortality, from forced sex work to being sexually abused in prison, Venezuelan women are paying a particularly high price as the oil-rich South American country continues its long and downward spiral" (para 1). "Venezuela no longer releases homicide data, but NGOs that track violence report a 50 percent increase in female homicides compared to the same time period last year – despite a rapidly shrinking overall population due to the mass exodus since 2015" (para 2).