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Latest items for SUICIDE-DATA-1

June 21, 2022, 8:35 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1, DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the adoption in June 2018 of the first female offender strategy, aimed at diverting the most vulnerable women in the criminal justice system away from custody through the provision of tailored support, in England and Wales. However, the Committee regrets that the strategy does not cover all administrations of the State party, including Scotland, where the rate of imprisonment of women continues to be high, due to the rise in the use of custodial sentences. It remains concerned about the inadequacy of mental health-care services in prisons and at the disproportionate rates of self-harm and suicide among women" (14).
June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"... Studies show that LGBTI persons are at greater risk of marginalization and poor wellbeing than the rest of the Danish population. Especially for women who have sex with women, the prevalence of cancer, suicide and suicide attempts is higher than in the general population" (9).
June 7, 2022, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"The Chinese Government attaches great importance to the problem of suicide among rural women mentioned by the Committee in its previous concluding observations; it has held a special meeting to examine closely the causes of suicide among rural women and possible countermeasures. According to a sample survey analysis, the leading causes of women’s suicide include depression or other mental disorders, family conflicts, economic difficulties and women’s serious illness" (54).
March 25, 2022, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"Reports of migrant worker suicides or attempted suicides continued. In some cases, observers linked the suicides to poor working and living conditions, low wages, and financial strain caused by heavy debts owed to originating-country labor recruitment agencies. Dubai police and the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, a quasi-governmental organization, conducted vocational training programs with some elements aimed at decreasing suicidal behavior" (42). A program specifically intended to train women to decrease suicidal behavior may indicate that many of those attempting suicide are female (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 3, 2021, 6:25 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"A study by the PIMS burn center reported a total of 75 female self-immolation patients in comparison to just 18 male patients over a two-year period. Sixty-one percent of female patients were married, and a majority of them hailed from rural backgrounds with restricted access to education" (para 4). "Marital conflicts and domestic violence are often cited as triggers. A study measuring self-inflicted burns among 154 patients in Jamshoro, a rural district in the southern province of Sindh, indicated that 63 percent of female patients attempted suicide by burning in comparison to 37 percent of male patients. Most female patients reported “family quarrels and marital disharmony” as precipitating factors" (para...more
Nov. 18, 2021, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"When Ms. Lee reported that Mr. Chang kissed and groped her in the car that night, her superiors tried to bury the complaint, according to Defense Ministry investigators. The ​military did not bring formal charges against Mr. Chang until after Ms. Lee, 23, took her own life on May 21. Mr. Chang has since admitted to the assault and is facing trial" (Para 3)."It has become what some say is a pattern​ in South Korea​: One female​​ ​soldier after another has taken ​her own life ​in recent years after they reported being sexually assaulted in the military. Hundreds of sexual assaults are reported every year. At least four female victims...more
Oct. 15, 2021, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1, SUICIDE-DATA-1

"Women interviewed for the report described how their guardians denied them permission to drive, travel, study, work or marry someone of their own choosing. Some spoke of how this had affected their mental health, contributing to self-harm, depression, stress and suicidal thoughts" (para 5).
Oct. 4, 2021, 9:37 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"Gender-based violence is a major contributor to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicide, and other mental health and social issues among military service members and veterans" (para 7).
Sept. 14, 2021, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-2, SUICIDE-DATA-1

"In El Salvador, having a child at age fourteen isn’t simply a cause for shame in the eyes of a religious community. It also increases the odds of a life lived in crushing poverty, of marginal education and employment, of vulnerability to the violence and chaos that scores the lives of the poorest Salvadorans. Some girls, faced with that prospect, opt to kill themselves. Government statistics reveal that three out of eight maternal deaths in El Salvador are the result of suicide among pregnant girls under nineteen. Many of these girls have suffered rape and sexual abuse, and are silenced by the shame of these humiliations, in addition to the...more
July 23, 2021, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"Baljit is spare with the details but admits she contemplated suicide: once before marriage when her husband was demanding money, other times after he left her. Baljit still says she doesn’t feel like living. Her mother, whose imagined grief stopped her from committing suicide before, died in May. 'What else remains?' she asks. 'I am alone.' Of abandoned brides like herself, Baljit says: 'We are like dead bodies walking. We have no place in society. We can’t live and we can’t even die'" (Para 59-61). "When Ekampreet was 3, Sarbjeet tried to commit suicide by drinking rat poison. Five years later, she tried again by slitting her wrists. She went...more
July 9, 2021, 11:33 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"One underage girl raped by police was so traumatised she killed herself on Tuesday, it added. She was seized and raped by four officers when returning from a protest in Popayan, activists charge" (Para 3).
June 29, 2021, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"The young women recruited for domestic work are between 16 and 25 years old... These girls are alone... I’ve had phone conversations where I was trying to calm down young women who wanted to kill themselves" (para 14).
June 29, 2021, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"In 2008, Human Rights Watch found that migrant domestic workers in Lebanon were dying at a rate of more than one per week from suicide or in failed escapes" (para 24).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"women of minority and ethnic communities suffer higher rates of depression and mental illness, while women of Asian descent have higher suicide and self-harm rates" (13).
Jan. 31, 2021, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"This is evidenced by rates of suicide attempts, which are five times higher for LGBTI young people aged 16 to 27, six times higher for people over 16 with an intersex variation and eleven times higher for transgender adults" (15).
Jan. 18, 2021, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1, SUICIDE-DATA-1, DSFMF-PRACTICE-4

"Several advocates said that even if the girls had been sexually assaulted, they might never admit it, particularly not to a stranger. Some advocates said they were concerned that the shame surrounding rape might drive victims to suicide, though Ms. Saeed and other community leaders insisted that there had been no suicide attempts among the estimated 150 Yazidi escapees. The threat of forced marriage led D. A. to consider killing herself, but instead she decided to try another escape" (para 34-35).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"In other cases, women’s murders were misclassified. For example, by the police department’s own account, obtained by Kilómetro Cero, police officer Francés Pagan Resto was shot in the head by the father of her child, another officer named Jonathan Vargas Semidey, who then shot and killed himself. Yet a medical examiner classified Pagan Resto’s death as a suicide" (para 17).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"In other cases, women’s murders were misclassified. For example, by the police department’s own account, obtained by Kilómetro Cero, police officer Francés Pagan Resto was shot in the head by the father of her child, another officer named Jonathan Vargas Semidey, who then shot and killed himself. Yet a medical examiner classified Pagan Resto’s death as a suicide" (para 17).
Dec. 24, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"Meanwhile, in communities occupied by Isis, fighters have kidnapped women from their homes, telling their families that these attacks are justified by a 'sexual jihad'. Four women committed suicide after militants raped them" (para 9).
June 23, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"During 2016 and the first six months of 2017, 102 criminal cases were instituted for committing physical or sexual domestic violence (...) 19 in 2016 and 5 during the first six months of 2017 for incitement to suicide" (27). "One of the adverse consequences of domestic violence against women is attempts by such women to take their own lives. In 2016, 169, and during the first six months of 2017, 118 women committed suicide or attempted to commit suicide, which respectively represent 52.4 per cent and 43.7 per cent of all cases of suicide. A total of 24 (19 in 2016 and 5 during the first 6 months of 2017)...more
April 30, 2020, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"In 2018, 217 French women died by suicide for this reason, according to lawyer and domestic violence specialist Yael Muller" (para 8).
Feb. 21, 2020, 3:29 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

Out of the 157 murders of women and girls reported between 2011-2015, 10 are suspected to have committed suicide as shown by table 5 (3).
Jan. 2, 2020, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"Suicide rates among females aged between 10 and 24 soared by 83 per cent from 2013 to 2018, the Official for National Statistics revealed. Among boys in the same age group, the rates jumped by a quarter between 2017 and 2018. The figures also mark the first time suicide rates across the board have risen in seven years, with charities describing the spike as concerning and calling for more action to tackle the rise" (para 2-4). "The figures show the highest rate of suicide by age in 2018 was among 45 to 49-year-olds, a rate of 27.1 deaths per 100,000 males" (para 11). "The figures show that in England, suicide...more
Jan. 2, 2020, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"Boko Haram is also known to train children to become suicide bombers. A UNICEF report in 2017, says between January and August of that year, 83 children, mainly girls, were used by Boko Haram as suicide bombers. The UN’s children agency said this figure was four times higher than it was for 2016" (para 21).
July 19, 2019, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"The HDP reported several alleged suicides among accused Gulenists imprisoned since the coup attempt as well as the suicides of four female inmates in the southeast by self-immolation, allegedly in response to torture" (page 6).
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"Females attempt suicide more frequently (75 percent) with a proportion of almost 3:1" (31).
April 22, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

Table no. 37 presents violent deaths by type and sex from 2010 and 2014. Regarding suicide: in 2010 there were 443 deaths by suicide, 96 women and 347 men; in 2011 there were 459 deaths by suicide, 113 women and 346 men; in 2012 there were 397 deaths by suicide, 99 women and 298 men; in 2013 there were 369 deaths by suicide, 96 women and 273 men; and in 2014 there were 383 deaths by suicide, 96 women and 287 men (32).
April 16, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"It is also concerned by the incidence of suicide in the State party, which is partly attributable to substance abuse and a lack of economic opportunities" (9).
April 8, 2019, 10:57 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"A similar trend can be observed in the United States, and in 2014, suicide surpassed maternal mortality as the leading cause of death in girls ages 15-19 in the developing world, according to the World Health Organisation" (para 7).
April 8, 2019, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"Across the country, suicide among teen girls and young women is on the rise, while male suicide in the same age group declines, according to data released by Statistics Canada on Thursday" (para 3). "But while men are still much more likely to kill themselves in Canada, young women are starting to catch up. Over the past decade, the suicide rate among girls has increased by 38%, while male suicide decreased by 34%. The growth has helped level out the gender-gap, with women accounting for 42% of all suicide deaths under 20 in 2013. In 2003, they accounted for just over a quarter" (para 5-6).