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May 27, 2022, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"According to the Ministry of Interior, 19 women were killed in domestic violence through September, at least five of whom had previously reported domestic violence" (25).
April 22, 2022, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"There have been four possible femicides in Quebec in 2022. There were 18 possible femicides in 2021" (para 9-10).
March 19, 2022, 8:16 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Femicide cases in Bolivia are on the rise and total 70 so far this year, an issue that for organizations such as the Coordinadora de la Mujer (Women’s Coordinator) is the result of 'insufficient' prevention efforts and the acceptance of factors such as alcohol abuse and jealousy as a justification for gender violence. The average number of victims of male violence, almost 10 per month from January 1 through July 31, is a cause for concern for women’s rights organizations in a country with a population of 11.2 million. Director of Coordinadora de la Mujer Mónica Novillo said that one of the shortcomings 'in public policy is related to prevention...more
March 19, 2022, 7:58 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"According to the Observatory of Gender Violence against Women of the Judiciary, in Costa Rica, from 2007, the year in which the Law of Criminalization of Violence against Women was enacted, to December 31, 2019, there were a total of 355 femicides. While in 2020, a total of 23 femicides were recorded"(para 11).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2, DV-PRACTICE-1

"Domestic violence remained a pervasive problem. In the first eight months of the year, police received 27,914 domestic violence calls and started 5,362 pretrial investigations, 15 of which were for killings. In 2018 approximately 80 percent of all domestic violence reports were against women..." (11).
March 4, 2022, 6:57 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"...Rape (including spousal rape), domestic abuse, incest, and sexual harassment were significant problems. As of June, the Fiji Women’s Crisis Center recorded 295 domestic-violence cases; the center reported that eight women died in domestic-violence incidents as of September" (15). "The case against Saula Temo, arrested in November 2018 for the death of a transgender woman in a suspected hate crime in May 2018, continued at year’s end. Police continued investigations into the 2017 murder of another transgender woman, Iosefo Magnus" (20).
Feb. 17, 2022, 11:59 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1, MURDER-DATA-2

"Femicide remained a serious problem. A 2016 law criminalizes femicide and mandates a sentence of between 10 and 30 years in prison upon conviction. As of October 1, the Observatory of Women’s Affairs within the Ministry of Women’s Affairs reported 25 cases of femicide, a significantly lower number than the previous year’s total of 59 cases. July was the first month since the enactment of the law against femicide with no reported cases of femicide" (13-14).
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).
Dec. 20, 2021, 11:19 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MURDER-DATA-2, DV-DATA-1

"The NGO StopFeminicide reported that 36 women died in connection with rape or domestic violence in 2018. According to 2018 statistics from the federal police, there were approximately 39,000 official complaints of physical, psychological, and economic violence, including 139 complaints of sexual violence" (9).
Dec. 10, 2021, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"A December 2018 study by human rights defenders, the first ever conducted, found 39 cases of honor killings (36 women, three men) between 2008 and 2017 in the North Caucasus region but estimated that the real number could be much higher" (55).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MURDER-DATA-2

"Violence against women, including domestic violence, continued to be a problem. According to preliminary data from NGOs and media reports, in the first six months of the year, there were 16 deaths related to domestic violence" (9).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"According to SHAMS, there were 20 honor killings in the West Bank and Gaza through October" (95).
Nov. 9, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3, MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-DATA-2

"Human rights activists and academics reported the problematic practice of 'honor killings' of women continued across the country (31 cases reported during the year). The prevalence of killings was most severe in the southeast" (54).
Sept. 22, 2021, 5:58 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2, NGOFW-DATA-1

"In 2018, the government statistics agency recorded a total of 8,300 women killed. That works out at 22 a day. Contrast that with the UK rate of one woman murdered every three days. Like in Britain, NGOs say the majority of those happened in the home. The official number for domestic violence murders for 2018 was just 253" (para 19-20).
Aug. 20, 2021, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MURDER-DATA-2

"Some rape and domestic violence ended in death: A local NGO reported 10 killings in a January-June 2018 investigation of 39 cases of domestic violence and 18 of rape" (21).
July 29, 2021, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"In 2018 there were 164 instances of femicide, which is the killing of women and girls because they are female" (Para 4). "The study also found 41 per cent of violent deaths of the cases where relationship status were known involved a current or former intimate partner" (Para 6). "Of the 128 women and girls killed by a man in 2020, the type of relationship they shared was known for 88 victims of which 36, or 41 per cent, involved a current or former intimate partner relationship" (Para 7). "However, Dugal added, 'the reality of femicide, the murdering of women because they are women, does not shift year after year...more
July 28, 2021, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Iranian media occasionally report on cases related to honor killings carried out by relatives, usually male family members, when the actions of women and girls are perceived as violating conservative traditions on love, marriage, and public behavior. It is not known how many women and girls die from such killings. In 2014, a Tehran police official reported that 20 percent of all murders in the country were 'honor' killings" (para 13-14).
July 15, 2021, 11:17 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission reported a seven percent rise in violent assaults against women — from 1,394 to 2,579 — in the last two years in Afghanistan. But these statistics can mean that women are more empowered to report violence, not necessarily that the number of incidents are growing, said Horia Mosadiq, Afghanistan’s researcher for Amnesty International. 'We know for sure that there’s more fear,' Mosadiq said. 'But some of the systemic use of violence and attacks against women’s rights activists and women in public offices by Taliban have always been our concern'" (Para 13).
July 14, 2021, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MURDER-DATA-2

According to the figure entitled "Domestic vioence in Russia", "14,000 Women die as a result of domestic violence every year, that is one woman every 40 minutes" (para 5).
July 7, 2021, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"India reports the highest total number of dowry deaths with 8,391 such deaths reported in 2010, meaning there are 1.4 deaths per 100,000 women.Female dowry deaths account for 40 to 50 per cent of all female homicides recorded annually in India"(para 16,17).
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