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Latest items for SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"Between 2006 and 2007, few cases were reported in the news and to the judicial Authorities. Cases of 'honour crimes' and forced marriage occurred in the period under consideration...On September 6, 2007, an immigrant Indian woman, aged 31, committed suicide, allegedly to avoid an arranged marriage" (30).
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-PRACTICE-1

"But for the purpose of developing statistics for the report, given the low quality of data, they counted as femicides the deaths of women that the forensic sciences office and the police department classified as homicide. Áviles acknowledges that the approach is imperfect. It leaves out women who commit suicide under the stress of an abusive partner, for example" (para 13). "Furthermore, almost all of the murders reported in the press were misidentified in the registry. Forty-one of those murders designated 'type of death; as suicide, yet simultaneously had a 'cause of death' that indicated homicide" (para 24).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"But for the purpose of developing statistics for the report, given the low quality of data, they counted as femicides the deaths of women that the forensic sciences office and the police department classified as homicide. Áviles acknowledges that the approach is imperfect. It leaves out women who commit suicide under the stress of an abusive partner, for example" (para 13). "Furthermore, almost all of the murders reported in the press were misidentified in the registry. Forty-one of those murders designated 'type of death; as suicide, yet simultaneously had a 'cause of death' that indicated homicide" (para 24).
Dec. 23, 2020, 3 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"Some careful and subsequent data work by Anderson and Ray showed that excess female mortality is a more universal phenomenon which holds for all age groups in these countries. They provided detailed decomposition of the missing women by age and cause of death and a particularly sinister observation was that the number of excess female deaths from “intentional injuries” or reported violence was disturbingly high in India" (para 5).
Dec. 21, 2020, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3, SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-PRACTICE-1

Existence of "custom killings" (para 8). (CODER COMMENT)
Dec. 17, 2020, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“An Iranian woman set herself on fire outside the Tehran courthouse she was being tried in for illegally attending a football match disguised as a man. The woman, known only as Sahar, 29, was taken to Motahari Hospital and is in intensive care with burns covering 90 per cent of her body. She was arrested in March for allegedly trying to enter Tehran stadium dressed as a man and resisting arrest. She was subsequently charged with 'insulting the public by defying the dress code for women'. After she was told she could face up to six months in prison, Sahar set herself on fire with gasoline as she left the...more
Dec. 1, 2020, 11:41 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"In countries like India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, where arranged marriages are common, the social and familial pressure on a woman to stay married even in abusive relationships appears to be one of the factors that increases the risk of suicide in women. Dowries, which involve a continuing series of gifts before and after marriage, complicate the problem. When dowry expectations are not met, young brides can be harassed to the point where they are driven to suicide. In some cases families oppose the marriage of young couples, who face the unsolvable conflict of either living apart or severing ties with their families; choose suicide – either together or alone"...more
Oct. 22, 2020, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"In one femicide case, a perpetrator killed his pregnant wife as she was attempting to escape the violent relationship. Even though finger marks found on her neck suggest that she was strangled to death, her death was labeled a suicide71" (22).
Sept. 18, 2020, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"Domestic violence in Poland is widespread and underreported, according to the Warsaw-based Women’s Rights Center, an organization that works to prevent attacks against women. The center estimates that about 800,000 women in Poland are victims every year, with the 400 to 500 deaths reported each year from beatings, murder and suicide tied to domestic violence most likely understating the problem."
Aug. 30, 2020, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"MaroGuloyan committed suicide by hanging herself with the belt from her dressing gown, although the marks on her neck were inconsistent with hanging. Family members say Maro had been constantly subjected to violence by her husband" (para 8).
Aug. 11, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-PRACTICE-2

“Indian Evidence Act, 1872 : Sections 113(a), 113(b) and 114(c) provide for presumptions as to abetment of suicide by a married woman within 7 years of marriage, as dowry death of a woman and as to absence of consent of woman for sexual intercourse. The Court may assume that such suicide has been abetted by her husband or by such relative of her husband or by such relative of her husband, after having regard to all other circumstances of the case” (para 4).
July 10, 2020, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"One evening he came home with rat poison and rope, she said, encouraging Romina to commit suicide so he wouldn’t have to kill her" (para 39).
May 31, 2020, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"In November, in Istanbul, Esenyurt for the death of Ferya Ozturk it has been claimed that she has jumped out of the balcony of her boyfriend’s house. However, it has not been solved that whether it is a suicide or a femicide. In Zonguldak, on November 20th a women corpse has been found near the lake who is still unidentified. In December, Ayten Adiguzel Deligozoglu has been murdered by the man she is married to, in front of their children. The criminal used the common lie and said that 'she committed suicide'" (para 50-52).
Dec. 21, 2019, 7:52 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"The violence against Indigenous girls and women, experts say, is deeply rooted in Canada’s history. From the 1870s until 1996, Canada forced thousands of Indigenous children to go to residential schools in an effort to suppress their language and culture. Many faced physical, sexual and mental abuse. The trauma from this history has contributed, experts say, to persistently high rates of poverty, drug abuse, alcoholism, domestic violence and suicide" (para 14-16).
July 21, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1, GEW-PRACTICE-3

"The narrative of throwing out intruders to save the Hindu rashtra is integral to the ‘education’ being imparted to the young tribal girls spirited away from home. Even when they themselves, ironically, bec­ome outsiders in the process. The Bodo and adivasis girls, taken away from their homes, have now emb­raced patriarchal ideas of honour, sati and jauhar instead of turning to their own brave tribal women warriors like Tengfakhri, who fought criminals in the British era instead of committing suicide like the Rani of Chhota Kashi. The ‘bravery’ being instilled in these girls is limited to the Sangh’s Hindu state-building efforts as wives, mothers, recruiters and sometimes propagandists. They return...more
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reported cases in which women attempted or committed suicide as a result of domestic violence, although those active in women’s issues suggested that there could be unreported cases. According to observers, the usual reason for suicide was conflict with a husband or mother-in-law, who by tradition exercised complete control over a wife. There were no government-run shelters or hotlines for victims of domestic abuse, and very few NGOs focused on domestic violence" (Pg 28).
July 3, 2019, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"Physical and psychological abuse of wives by mothers-in-law was widespread. In some rural areas, officials observed a continued trend of female suicide in which independent observers considered such abuse to be a contributing cause" (Pg 20)
June 7, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"Pursuant to Article 39 (1) (2) of the EVAW Law, the law permits a woman complainant to withdraw her case at any stage of proceedings, with the exception of five acts of violence against women which the State must act on, irrespective of whether a complaint is filed or subsequently withdrawn. These are the crimes of rape, enforced prostitution, publicising the identity of a victim, burning or the use of chemical substances and forced self-immolation or suicide – commonly referred to as the ‘five serious violence against women offences'" (Pg 16). "In another illustration of the State’s failure to uphold the provisions of the EVAW Law, UNAMA documented a case...more
May 16, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"The law permitted honor as a lawful defense in violence against women, and honor killings remained a serious problem throughout the country. Some families arranged honor killings to appear as suicides" (41).
April 15, 2019, 9:55 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“The Human Rights Committee has expressed its concern about the relationship in Ecuador between very high numbers of suicides of young girls and women and the prohibition of abortion: ‘[T]he Committee regrets the State party’s failure to address the resulting problems faced by adolescent girls, in particular rape victims, who suffer the consequences of such acts for the rest of their lives. Such situations are, from both the legal and practical standpoints, incompatible with articles 3, 6 and 7 of the Covenant, and with article 24 when female minors are involved” (para 56-57).
April 15, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“Suicide represents 57 percent of the causes of death among girls 10-19 years old in El Salvador, the second mortality cause in that group. It is also the fourth cause of death among women 20-49 years old. El Salvador has one of the most restrictive abortion policies in the world; it is not even permitted if the life of the mother is in danger or a victim is raped. Innocent women serve excruciating prison sentences. Lack of access to abortion and support from authorities are a big part of the problem, but this is not the only cause. Sexual violence, even in one’s home, stigma, and gang violence make a...more
April 15, 2019, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“Suicide...is the leading cause of death for pregnant teenagers in El Salvador” (para 5). El Salvador has a strict abortion ban that leaves pregnant teenagers, often the victims of rape, without many choices (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
April 15, 2019, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“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 stigma of pregnancy” (para 49).
April 15, 2019, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“El Salvador’s ban on abortion is driving hundreds of girls who become pregnant after being raped to commit suicide every year because they see no other option. Teenage pregnancy is one of the leading causes of suicide in the Central American country of 6 million people. Three out of eight maternal deaths in El Salvador are the result of suicide among pregnant girls under 19, latest government figures show” (para 1).
April 15, 2019, 9:35 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“Family disintegration, domestic violence and sexual harassment are key factors that force some women to commit suicide in Jordan, according to a study by the Sisterhood is Global Institute (SIGI)” (para 1).
April 15, 2019, 9:24 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“According to the General Prosecutor of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in 2016 alone, every third murder took place in the family, and as a result of domestic violence, 36 women died and 742 women committed suicide” (para 2).
April 11, 2019, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“The youngest girl to go through domestic violence in Kuwait is 14 years old, and she tried to commit suicide due to abuses she endured at the hands of the father” (para 3).
April 11, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“The Philippines suspended sending workers to Kuwait on Friday, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte said abuse by employers there had driven several domestic helpers to suicide” (para 1).
April 11, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“Numerous cases of sexual abuse and suicide, as well as unexplained disappearances of domestic workers, have been coming out of Kuwait and other Gulf state for several years, with Filipina women particularly at risk” (para 6).