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Latest items for MURDER-DATA-2

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 With only one exception, no prosecution was brought against him on the grounds that both women had withdrawn their complaints, despite their explanations that H.O. had harassed them into doing so, threatening to kill them.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
Jan. 26, 2021, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2, DV-LAW-2, DV-DATA-1

“Spain has had a 40 per cent drop in the number of women killed by their partners after launching a 1 billion [euro] campaign that involved training for police and magistrates, a drive to handle allegations of domestic abuse within 72 hours, and the widespread use of restraining orders for violent men” (para 13).
Jan. 26, 2021, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

“Last year police in France registered 121 cases in which women were killed and their partners were the principal suspect; a fifth of all murders. This year's figure reached 100 on Saturday, when the body of a 21-year-old woman was found by a railway line after police had been called amid reports of screams and found nothing amiss. The woman's boyfriend has been charged with her murder and an internal police investigation has begun” (para 11).
Jan. 26, 2021, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

In a table entitled “The figures everyone should see: Domestic Violence in Australia,” it states that “(1) On average, one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner. . . (7) 72 women and 20 children have been killed in Australia since January 1, 2018.”
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Neither the police data nor the Registry of Vital Statistics included entries for trans people. Luis Emmanuel Rodríguez Reyes, another researcher who worked on the report, told The Intercept that they did not run into news reports of trans women as they corroborated Castelló’s database. He said it deserves further investigation, especially since trans women may have been misgendered in news reports" (para 14).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Neither the police data nor the Registry of Vital Statistics included entries for trans people. Luis Emmanuel Rodríguez Reyes, another researcher who worked on the report, told The Intercept that they did not run into news reports of trans women as they corroborated Castelló’s database. He said it deserves further investigation, especially since trans women may have been misgendered in news reports" (para 14).
Dec. 17, 2020, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

“While the exact number of honour killings in Iran is not known, a Tehran police official has previously said they account for around 20 per cent of Iran's murders” (para. 31).
Dec. 10, 2020, 3:18 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

“So called ‘honour’ killings remain common in Pakistan’s tribal areas, mainly against women who are believed to have brought shame on a family, and activists say up to 1,000 such killings are still carried out every year” (para 8).
Dec. 10, 2020, 3:09 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

“We Can't Consent To This has researched 60 examples of women who were killed during so-called ‘sex games gone wrong’ in the UK since 1972. The group claims that 45% of these cases ended in a ‘lesser charge of manslaughter, a lighter sentence, or the death not being investigated as a crime at all’” (para 18). “At least 26 women and girls have been killed by a domestic abuser since the UK went into lockdown on March 23, the New York Times reported this month. It was already an endemic problem in the UK, with Refuge reporting an average of two women a week killed by a partner or former...more
Dec. 7, 2020, 11 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

“Nearly 2,000 women have been killed over the past eight years in Turkey, according to statistics gathered by a website tracking femicides across the country based on reports by the Bianet news website” (para 1). “At least 1,915 women were killed since 2010 and the only province where no femicides were reported out of all of Turkey’s 81 provinces was the northern province of Bayburt, kadincinayetleri.org stated” (para 2). “One out of every two women killed since 2010 was murdered either by their husbands or boyfriends, with at least 396 taking place at the stage of breaking up or divorce” (para 4). “According to the website’s figures, the number of...more
Dec. 5, 2020, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

“Ain-o-Salish Kendra, a women's rights group, said 889 rapes, including hundreds of gang rapes, occurred between January and August this year. At least 41 victims died, it said” (para 13).
Nov. 24, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

“Bolivia, which has one of South America’s highest rates of women being killed because of their gender, has declared femicide a national priority and will step up efforts to tackle growing violence, a top government rights official said on Tuesday. Since January authorities have recorded 73 femicides - the killing of a woman by a man due to her gender - in the highest toll since 2013. The murders amount to one woman killed every two days” (para 1-2). “Of 627 cases recorded since 2013, 288 remain open without a conviction, which Sanchez called ‘alarming’” (para 22).
Nov. 8, 2020, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Human rights groups say that every year thousands of women across the world are killed because they are deemed to have brought shame on their family" (para 5).
Nov. 6, 2020, 12:37 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

“Given the absence of systematic government publications, women's movements have monitored the femicides reported in digital media, resulting in 167 female murders for the year 2019 in the South American country, most frequently registered in the states of Zulia, Miranda, the Capital District, Lara, Bolívar, Anzoátegui, Aragua, Carabobo and Monagas. According to this monitoring, the crimes had a greater incidence in the months of June and December, with the bulk of the victims being young women (between 21 and 35 years old). The follow-up studies indicate that these murders were committed with great cruelty. These 167 femicides, although being an unofficial record, are alarming as they exceed the last known...more
Oct. 22, 2020, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"The Attorney General's Office reported 136 victims of femicide in 2018, and 82 between January and September 2019" (36).
Aug. 19, 2020, 2:19 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"The Ministry of Women reported that 149 women were victims of “femicides” (defined in Peru as the killing of a woman in certain contexts, including domestic violence) in 2018, and 99 were victims from January through July 2019" (para 18).
Aug. 10, 2020, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

“But the number of killings is rising. Last year 1,006 of 3,825 murders were officially classified as femicides – women or girls killed because of their gender. That compared to 426 in 2015, when authorities began counting such crimes” (para 25). In the graph entitled, “In Mexico last year, 1,006 women were victims of femicide – 580 more than in 2015,” it shows that there is an increasing trend of femicides since 2015 with an increase from 426 in 2015 to just over 1,000 in 2019.
Aug. 7, 2020, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Local media reported in July that 12 women in had been killed by family members in Jordan since the beginning of 2019" (para 19).
July 15, 2020, 7:26 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Ameri's death marks the third honor killing in Iran in the span of a single month" (para 2).
July 14, 2020, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"About 300 acid attacks are reported in India each year. Survivor advocates say the number of attacks is probably close to 1,000. India has the highest incidence of acid attacks in the world" (para 2). "About 300 cases are reported each year, but the real figure is probably closer to 1,000 according to Tania Singh, the CEO of Make Love, Not Scars" (para 9).
May 29, 2020, 11:59 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"A total of 18 Palestinian women were killed in “honor killings” in 2016, according to the Palestinian Public Prosecutor’s Office" (para 4).
April 24, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Women and children carried out many of the attacks. According to a study by UNICEF, nearly one in five suicide attacks by Boko Haram used a child, and more than two-thirds of these children were girls. As of August, UNICEF reported that Boko Haram used 83 children to carry out suicide attacks; of those, 55 were girls. On August 15, three female suicide bombers dispatched by Boko Haram detonated their suicide vests in the market area of Konduga town, killing 16 civilians and injuring 82 others." (18).
March 16, 2020, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"“Moral crimes” and so-called “honor killings”: The practice of arresting and prosecuting runaway women and girls for “moral crimes” and charging them with the aggravating intention to commit zina (adultery and fornication) or pre-emptive zina is generally deplored, however it is accepted under current practice. Women involved in moral crimes (both as defendants and victims) are often denigrated and/or treated with contempt. With the law opened to a wide range of interpretation, the tendency of women’s rights to be violated is inevitable." (8).
March 7, 2020, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"No official figures are available for honor killings in India, but hundreds of couples who fall in love and marry against their families wishes are murdered every year. The National Commission for Women in India said it investigates 70-80 possible cases a month" (para 8)
March 4, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1, MURDER-DATA-2

"...other hand UNAMA documented and monitored 280 cases of murder and “honour killings”." (3-4). "De facto impunity in cases of murder and “honour killings” According to Government reports, murder of women represents the second most prevalent form of violence against women in Afghanistan. UNAMA documented 280 cases of murder and “honour killings” of women from January 2016 to December 2017.16 Of these, 50 cases ended in a conviction of the perpetrator and subsequent prison sentences, representing 18 per cent of documented cases. UNAMA therefore found that the vast majority of murder and “honour killings” of women resulted in impunity for the perpetrator. 17 UNAMA found that enforcement authorities did not...more
Jan. 2, 2020, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Shahzad’s killing was the 12th in a fortnight linked to 'honour' recorded by the Pakistan authorities" (para 7). "Statistics from the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan suggest there were 1,276 such murders over a two-year period beginning in February 2014, 400 of which were officially registered as crimes by the police" (para 9). The killings referred to in this quote are honor killings (CEM - CODER COMMENT). "Human rights campaigners say more than 1,500 killings occurred between 2016 and 2018, a figure anecdotally confirmed by Asad Butt, vice chair of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan" (para 10). The killings referred to in this quote are honor killings (CEM -...more
Dec. 21, 2019, 7:52 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Indigenous women and girls make up about 4 percent of the total female population of Canada but 16 percent of all female homicides, according to government statistics" (para 19). "Some 1,181 Indigenous women were killed or went missing across the country between 1980 and 2012, according to a 2014 report by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. That number has since risen and Patricia Hajdu, who served as minister for the status of women, has estimated that it may be as high as 4,000 since many of the cases go unreported" (para 20-21). "The police have estimated that 10 percent of missing women in the country are Indigenous" (para 21).more
Dec. 14, 2019, 6:29 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"The disfigured body of the young woman was found on Saturday, hidden under rubbish, branches and an old quilt. A local resident passing near the train station of Cagnes-sur-Mer, southern France, thought he had seen a foot and raised the alarm. The death of 21-year-old Salome has been recorded as the 100th case of femicide this year" (para 1-3). "In 2018, the ministry of the interior had recorded 121 femicides. On Sunday, the 101st case was recorded, that of a 92-year-old woman killed by her 94-year-old husband in southern France" (para 15).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"36 women died in 2016 as a result of domestic violence" (p. 31).
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Of the 42 women killed in the country through August, local media identified eight as 'honor crimes' Activists stated, however, many such crimes went unreported" (31).