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Latest items for MURDER-DATA-2

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
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).