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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).
April 8, 2019, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"More men die by suicide than women in the U.S. and Canada on a yearly basis. But the rate of suicide is rising among women more quickly than men in both countries. A recent study by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics found that the rate of women who die by suicide increased by 50 per cent between 2000 and 2016. That’s compared to a 21 per cent rate of increase for men. 'The narrowing in the ratio of male-to-female suicide rates reflects the accelerated increase in female suicide rates compared with male suicide rates beginning in 2007,' the study reads" (para 1-4).
April 8, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"More men die by suicide than women in the U.S. and Canada on a yearly basis. But the rate of suicide is rising among women more quickly than men in both countries" (para 1-2). In 2015, suicide claimed the lives of 3,269 Canadian men and 1,136 women. In an email to Global News, Statistics Canada confirmed that suicide rates are increasing faster among women than men, north of the border as well. 'Based on the average annual rate of increase in the age-standardized mortality rates over the period 2000 to 2015 (or any shorter period ending in 2015), then yes, the suicides are increasing at a greater rate among women...more
April 8, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"What numbers do reveal is that in south and east Asia, suicide rates among younger women are up to 25% higher than among their male counterparts. The report claims these are largely setting-related: limited education opportunities, less access to financial resources, restricted autonomy and greater likelihood of being threatened with violence" (para 16).
April 8, 2019, 8:44 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"According to official data, over 70 pc of suicides in Myanmar are committed by men and less than 30 pc by women. Also, only one third of women who attempt to commit suicide succeed" (para 8).
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"Female suicide rates in rural areas dropped signficantly. According to the Chinese Center for Disease and Control and Prevention, female suicide rates from 1990 to 2013 dropped between 36 percent and 81 percent, depending on the area. Researchers attributed the decrease to greater work opportunities for rural women and reduced access to the toxic pesticides used for suicide. A June report in The Economist estimated that the overall suicide rate, while still high, began to decline as populations moved from rural areas into cities" (page 58).
March 27, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"According to statistics from 2014-2017, the Royal Brunei Police Force has recorded 35 suicide cases – six cases in 2014, eight each in 2015 and 2016 and 13 in 2017. Twenty-six out of the 35 cases involved foreigners and majority of the victims are males (30)" (para 13-14).
March 27, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"For the whole period 2000–2010, the mean suicide rate for the overall Austrian population was 16.9 per 100,000 persons, 26.1 for men and 8.2 for woman, resulting in a male to female ratio of 3.2. The suicide rate decreased for both sexes during the examined period. Among men, the decrease was from 29.3 in 2000 to 23.7 (−20.6%, ρ=−0.96, p<0.001) in 2010. Among women, the highest suicide rate was observed in 2000 (10.4) and the lowest 2010 (6.8; −34.8%, ρ=−.92, p<0.001)" (5). "The change of the mean suicide rate in the period 2000–2010, compared with the period 1990–2000, has been higher for woman than men, with a reduction by 26.3%...more
March 9, 2019, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"Vietnamese men commit suicide at almost triple the rate of women, according to a World Health Organization report released Thursday" (para 1). "Overall, however, suicides in Vietnam fell by more than 12 percent during the 2000-2012 period, according to the report released ahead of the World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10)" (para 3). "According to the first WHO report on suicide prevention, Vietnam recorded roughly 3,431 male and 1,169 female suicides in 2012. The number of Vietnamese women committing suicide fell by 20 percent over 2000-2012. The reduction rate was 12 percent among men" (4-5).