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

"Six family members, including a 10-year-old child, were shot and killed in Zagreb by a 30-year-old man who later killed himself. Local media reported the suspect’s former wife and her partner were among the victims" (13).
Jan. 14, 2022, 6:24 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"In September attorney Anibel Gonzalez was shot and killed by her former husband Yasmil Fernandez, who then committed suicide... [f]ollowing a similar incident in November that also resulted in the murder of a victim by her recently paroled former husband" (18).
Jan. 13, 2022, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica

"Violence against women remained a serious problem, and as of August the government reported that nine women had been killed by a partner or spouse. The killing of a woman by her spouse garnered significant public attention, as the perpetrator stabbed the woman multiple times during a domestic dispute while two of her three children (ages five and 11) were present in the home. Authorities arrested the perpetrator. The government launched a public campaign in response to concern about gender-based violence" (10).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"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... Authorities reported the suspects were facing charges of premediated murder..." (30).
Dec. 20, 2021, 11:19 a.m.
Countries: Belgium

"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 as proof of the deficiencies of the justice system and of its protections for women against violence" (9).
Dec. 10, 2021, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"After the July 23 killing of LGBTI activist Yelena Grigoryeva, whose name appeared on the 'Saw' list, the site was blocked again" (64).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"During the year, 13 women and girls were killed, most by family members or male partners" (33).
Nov. 15, 2021, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"Between January and June, 39 women were killed by domestic partners. On March 15, a man killed his wife and then committed suicide in Castelvetrano after she asked for a divorce" (14).
Nov. 9, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"[I]n May human rights lawyer Muzeyyen Boylu Issi was shot and killed by her husband in front of their children, after having survived two previous attempts on her life and filing for divorce and a protection order" (52). "Despite these measures, killings and other forms of violence against women continued unabated. According to the We Will Stop Femicide Association, 430 women were murdered in the first 11 months of the year; 53 in September alone" (53). "On August 24, thousands of demonstrators gathered in Istanbul and in other cities around the country to protest gender-based violence following the public killing of Emine Bulut by her former husband in front of...more
Nov. 8, 2021, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Spain

"In January an attorney in Zaragoza was killed by her partner, who was on probation after serving 14 years in prison for murdering his wife. The victim had been her partner’s defense attorney before entering into a relationship. The partner committed suicide after the killing" (15).
Nov. 3, 2021, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"It comes days after pregnant mother-of-two Michelle Darragh, 32, was found dead inside a suburban Melbourne home, with her former partner taken to hospital under police guard. Earlier this month, another pregnant woman, Janet Dweh, a 36-year-old refugee from Liberia, was found dead inside her home in Perth's northern suburbs" (para 15-16). "The Red Heart Campaign, which 'tracks every known Australian woman and child killed as a result of murder, manslaughter or neglect', estimates 42 women have allegedly been killed due to violence in Australia this year" (para 17).
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:41 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine

"There were reports that state actors ordered or took part in targeted attacks on civil society activists and journalists in connection with their work, which in some cases resulted in death. For example, on February 11, the Prosecutor General’s Office arrested and charged the head of the Kherson regional legislature, Vladyslav Manger, with organizing the 2018 fatal acid attack on public activist and advisor to the Kherson city mayor Kateryna Handziuk. The same day the Prosecutor General’s Office announced that it was investigating the deputy governor of Kherson Oblast, Yevhen Ryshchuk, for involvement in Handziuk’s killing. In March investigative reporters at published allegations by one of the men who...more
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"On July 1, the High Council for Equality, an independent, consultative body, issued a statement expressing alarm over the number of femicides in the country. It highlighted 'the pathways and possible failures [in the judiciary, gendarmerie or police] that have led to the killing of 70 women since the beginning of the year.' According to NGOs such as NousToutes and Fondation des Femmes, as of December, 148 women were.killed [sic] in such crimes during the year" (19).
Sept. 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"In the Center, violence across community lines escalated. Clashes between the Dogon and Fulani communities were exacerbated by the presence of extremist groups and resulted in the death of a large number of civilians. On March 23, in Ogossagou, Mopti region, a group of armed men, allegedly mainly composed of Dogons, killed at least 157 members of Fulani community--including women and 46 children--during the deadliest Malian massacre since 2012. An additional 65 civilians were reported injured and 95 percent of the village burned. As of May, at least 10 suspects had been arrested and a criminal investigation was opened before the Specialized Judicial Unit to Combat Terrorism and Transnational Organized...more
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).