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June 29, 2022, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"But the horrifying discovery of a dead teenager in the lodge’s water tank has sparked a nationwide outcry and protests in a country facing a spiraling femicide crisis that saw 1,000 women murdered last year because of their gender" (para 2). "Escobar’s death has exposed what activists call Mexico’s worsening gender violence crisis and the botched and apathetic response from authorities. Last year Mexico recorded 1,015 cases of femicide – when a woman is murdered specifically because of her gender – compared with 977 in 2020. Overall, about 3,500 women were killed" (para 14).
June 9, 2022, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The facts are grim. An Amnesty International report released in September 2021 found that 10 women and girls are killed every day in Mexico…" (Para. 2). "...As a growing feminist movement rises in Mexico in response to the country’s alarming rates of femicide, Melchor and this group of contemporary film-makers stand out as key voices in leading the cultural response" (Para. 6).
June 8, 2022, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"According to official figures, 992 women in Spain have been murdered by a partner or former partner since 2003. Though the term femicide—instances of women killed by men on account of their gender—wasn’t included in Spanish dictionaries until 2014, violence against women came into brutal focus with the murder of Ana Orantes in 1997, a woman from Granada who shocked the public, first when she spoke on an evening TV program about the abuse she suffered at her ex-husband’s hands for 40 years, and 13 days later, when her ex set her ablaze. Newspapers began tracking gender-based murders around 2000. In 2003, the government created its own registry, logging the...more
May 12, 2022, 5 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1, MURDER-DATA-1, DV-PRACTICE-1

"The law against gender violence stipulates stiff penalties for harassment and both physical and emotional abuse. The law states that sentencing for femicide is a mandatory 25 to 30 years in prison. Officials and civil society organizations agreed that domestic violence continued to be a serious crime. The PNP Specialized Unit for Domestic and Gender Violence created in 2018 continued to have 190 agents trained to work these cases. In June, Roberto Moreno Grajales was convicted and sentenced to 30 years prison for the 2016 killing of his former girlfriend, Diosila Martinez. He had originally fled to Costa Rica after the killing but was extradited in 2018 to Panama" (12).more
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"[T]he committee notes with concern:... The high prevalence of femicide" (6-7).
April 22, 2022, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"On Friday night, a 34-year-old woman was stabbed and killed in Montreal. A man was arrested shortly after. A week prior provincial police charged a 49-year-old man following the death of his spouse in Ste. Agathe des Monts after the couple's home was allegedly set on fire Thursday night. On Thursday morning, an elderly couple was found dead in northern Quebec with police suggesting it was a murder-suicide. In February, police responded to find a man and woman dead in Dunham, Quebec in the Eastern Townships, which officers suspected to be a murder-suicide. Though Montreal police (SPVM) would not use the term, Friday's killing is likely a femicide: the term...more
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The Committee nevertheless notes with concern: […] The lack of comprehensive and updated statistical data on femicide" (5-6).
March 25, 2022, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"In November 2018 the Gjakova Basic Court found Pjeter Ndrecaj guilty of murder and sentenced him to 24 years in prison for shooting and killing his former wife and nine-year-old daughter in August 2018" (23). "In September the Basic Court in Prizren ruled in favor of monetary compensation for the family of a victim of domestic violence who was killed" (23).
March 25, 2022, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"On May 9, police reported the death of Mariam Asatryan of Shahumyan village. According to the police report, Asatryan, who was pregnant at the time, was beaten to death with a rubber pipe and a wrench. The suspect detained for the killing, Hakob Ohanyan, was Asatryan’s partner" (29).
March 21, 2022, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The increasing number of women murdered by their husbands, ex-husbands or partners and women victims of other forms of violence, including psychological, physical, economic and sexual violence" (6).
March 19, 2022, 8:16 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The Institute of Forensic Investigations (IDIF) reported that the age group with the 'highest prevalence' of femicide or gender violence is among women aged '21 to 30 followed by 41 to 50' and indicated that the 'first cause of death is by stabbing followed by asphyxiation.'"(para 12).
March 16, 2022, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MURDER-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).
March 11, 2022, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MURDER-DATA-1

"During the COVID-19 pandemic—reflecting trends globally—reports of domestic violence in Iceland have risen; two women were allegedly murdered by family members in the first weeks of the country’s partial lockdown, a significant spike for a country of just 360,000 people. While globally 38 percent of murders of women are committed by a male partner, according to the Commissioner of National Police this figure is 50 percent for Iceland. Of course, not all instances of domestic violence result in death or visits to the hospital, and like in other countries, a large percentage of cases of domestic abuse go unreported for a variety of reasons, including fear of retribution" (Para. 4).more
March 10, 2022, 10:53 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"On July 30, the Mount Lebanon Criminal Court closed the case of a man who shot and killed his wife outside their home in Aramoun in 2015 following a dispute. The final verdict sentenced the husband to 25 years of hard labor and required him to pay LBP 150 million ($100,000) to the victim’s heirs" (31).
March 9, 2022, 7:20 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Ms. Isakov’s openness has been “very effective in decreasing the rate of severe domestic violence and in the end, preventing the next femicide,” Professor Weil said, noting that so far in 2021, the number of women killed has dropped by a quarter compared with the same period last year" (Para. 33).
Feb. 28, 2022, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"On October 27, Anahy Rivas, a 27-year-old transwoman, was killed after being assaulted and dragged behind a car. Jade Diaz, a transwoman who disappeared on November 6, was assaulted prior to her killing. Her body was found submerged in a river. On November 16, Manuel Pineda, known as Victoria, was beaten to death and her body left naked in the street in Francisco Menendez, Ahuachapan Department. Uncensored photographs of the body were circulated on social media"(23).
Feb. 24, 2022, 10:11 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"...For example, on June 21, in Tierralta, Cordoba, prominent social leader and land rights activist Maria del Pilar Hurtado was shot and killed by two men riding a motorcycle. As of September authorities had not identified the killers, but the Inspector General’s Office opened a disciplinary investigation into local public officials for alleged irregularities related to the handling of alleged threats against the victim" (4).
Feb. 23, 2022, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"On May 20, a security guard allegedly raped and killed a 23-year-old woman in her bedroom in Tambacounda (East). The guard remained in pretrial detention awaiting trial at year’s end. On October 20, a man in Kolda killed his wife after a domestic dispute. The criminal case against the husband remained pending at year’s end" (15).
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"On August 10, Philip Manshaus allegedly killed his adopted Chinese stepsister and attempted to commit a mass shooting at the al-Noor Islamic Center in Baerum, a neighboring municipality to Oslo. Manshaus entered the mosque between prayer services, so few people were present, and was overpowered by a 65-year-old member of the mosque. Police apprehended Manshaus, and authorities investigated him for terrorism and murder. The investigation revealed that he was active in online forums for white supremacists and inspired by the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15. The Manshaus incident was universally condemned by the prime minister and leaders of all political parties. Manshaus was being held in...more
Jan. 24, 2022, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"On June 9, six individuals, including four police officials, were convicted for a 2018 gang rape and murder of a girl in Jammu and Kashmir.... On November 28, the burned body of a woman was found in Shadnagar, a town in Telangana State. The woman, a 27-year-old veterinary student, had been approached by a group of men in Hyderabad when her motorbike had a flat tire. The men agreed to assist her and lured her to a secluded spot where they gangraped and killed her" (42-43). "[O]n August 19, a 22-year-old woman in Shravasti District of Uttar Pradesh was burned alive by her husband and in-laws for approaching police after...more
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
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MURDER-DATA-1, MURDER-DATA-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"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
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-DATA-1

"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
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MURDER-DATA-1

"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).