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Latest items for UVAW-PRACTICE-1

Jan. 24, 2022, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"On June 28, the minister for women and child development, Smriti Irani, told the lower house of parliament that 462 one-stop crisis centers for women were set up during the previous three years, including 291 since 2018. More than 220,000 women sought support from the centers. The centers provide medical, legal, counseling, and shelter services for women facing violence" (44). "A 2018 report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences documented abuse 'varying in forms and degrees of intensity' that was reported to be prevalent in almost all 110 government-funded women- and child-care institutions surveyed in Bihar State" (52).
Jan. 24, 2022, 12:55 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"During the year the National Gendarmerie created a special unit for cases of gender-based violence. It registered 218 cases" (17).
Jan. 21, 2022, 9:22 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Significant human rights issues included... crimes of violence against women and girls, which the government took little action to prevent or prosecute" (1).
Jan. 14, 2022, 6:24 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Attorney General’s Office oversees the specialized Violence Prevention and Attention Unit, which had 19 offices in the country’s 32 provinces. The Attorney General’s Office instructed its officers not to settle cases of violence against women and to continue judicial processes even when victims withdrew charges. District attorneys provided assistance and protection to victims of violence by referring them to appropriate institutions for legal, medical, and psychological counseling" (17). "The ministry operated shelters and provided counseling services, although NGOs argued these efforts were inadequate" (17-18).
Jan. 13, 2022, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"NGOs reported rising numbers of women and girls killed due to gender-based violence. According to data from the NGO Counting Dead Women Kenya, at least 60 women were killed between January and June[2019]"(37).
Jan. 4, 2022, 11:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Violence against women remained a problem, particularly in indigenous communities. Indigenous women were 32 times as likely to be hospitalized due to family violence as non-Indigenous women, according to a 2018 report" (11).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Significant human rights issues included arbitrary killings by police; arbitrary detention by security forces; harsh prison conditions; politically motivated imprisonment; lack of independence of the judiciary; restrictions on free expression, press, and internet; impediments to the rights of peaceful assembly and association; crimes of violence against women and girls, which the government took little action to prosecute" (1).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Several voluntary welfare organizations that assisted abused women noted that gender-based violence was underreported but the number of reported incidents was increasing, which they said was the result of advocacy campaigns to address social stigma" (21).
Nov. 16, 2021, 6:38 p.m.
Countries: Poland

"Some incidents of gender- based violence in the centers for asylum seekers occurred, but UNHCR reported that local response teams involving doctors, psychologists, police, and social workers addressed these cases. UNHCR reported no major or persistent problems with abuse in the centers" (11).
Nov. 9, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Courts in some cases gave reduced sentences to some men found guilty of committing violence against women, citing good behavior during the trial or 'provocation' by women as an extenuating circumstance of the crime" (54).
Nov. 8, 2021, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"...The Ministry of the Presidency, Relations with the Parliament and Equality reported that, as of March 31, there were 6,961 persons imprisoned for crimes related to gender-based violence" (14).
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Over the past two decades, the Valley has witnessed unprecedented crimes against women, which many attribute to the ongoing political turmoil" (para 2). This is in reference to the region of Kashmir (CAT - CODER COMMENT). "Time and again women have been subjected to physical violence by military and paramilitary forces" (para 2). This is in reference to the region of Kashmir (CAT - CODER COMMENT). "Most vulnerable among Kashmiri people are women and children, who often become the targets of physical violence" (para 3).
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:41 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In the Russia-induced and -fueled conflict in the Donbas region, Russia-led forces reportedly engaged in killings of civilians; forced disappearances and abductions; torture; unlawful detentions; and committed gender-based violence" (2). This occurred in Ukraine (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:41 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In the Russia-induced and -fueled conflict in the Donbas region, Russia-led forces reportedly engaged in killings of civilians; forced disappearances and abductions; torture; unlawful detentions; and committed gender-based violence" (2).
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:35 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"[W]e hope the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women will: raise the issue of corporal punishment of girls in its List of Issues for Afghanistan, asking what progress has been made towards prohibiting and eliminating corporal punishment in all settings, including the home, and recommend to Afghanistan, in the concluding observations on the initial/second state party report, that corporal punishment be explicitly prohibited in all settings, including the home, as a matter of priority" (1). "The initial/second report of Afghanistan to CEDAW (21 December 2011, CEDAW/C/AFG/1-2) provides extensive information concerning violence against women and girls. However, it makes no mention of the violence that may lawfully be inflicted...more
Nov. 1, 2021, 11:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Pakistani senator Sherry Rehman said a recent implosion of violence against women suggested the problem was worsening in Pakistan. “Most cases are mostly either ignored, buried or brushed aside in the patriarchal culture of silencing the victim,” she said" (para 8).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The government sponsored and funded programs for women victims of violence, including shelters, counseling, hotlines, free mobile phones, and a media campaign" (19).
Sept. 22, 2021, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"[The committee] is deeply concerned that the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women of 2009 and the Criminal Code have yet to be debated in the House of Representatives of the People and that, following the adoption of the Criminal Code in 2017, the section on violence against women was removed" (3).
Sept. 21, 2021, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"As part of the UN Women UK’s Safe Spaces Now project, the organisation collected stories from 400 women and sent an open letter to leaders, calling for better designed public spaces, improved reporting systems and education. 'We’ve seen really strong results elsewhere in the world. Our problem now is that sometimes in the UK, we think we are a leading light in terms of progress, and we forget to work on the gender-based violence that still happens every day at home, especially to women and marginalised groups,' said Barnett" (para 7-8).
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"'We live here in a state that is incapable of protecting its women and where the political will to do so is lacking. This is compounded by the way society is so pervaded by machismo that violence against women is often not reported,' she said" (para 6).
Sept. 17, 2021, 10 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The government complained to the Chinese embassy following a July 29 incident at the University of Auckland in which three mainland Chinese men verbally and physically assaulted a Hong Kong student while she was at a rally in support of Hong Kong’s antiextradition law protesters. The focus of the government’s complaint was a statement issued by the Chinese consulate in Auckland praising the mainlanders’ actions as 'spontaneous patriotism' and criticizing biased coverage of the Hong Kong situation" (6).
Sept. 15, 2021, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In May 2020, the Network of Women Against Violence warned about the vulnerability of the women, some of whom are even survivors of machista violence. The group indicated that among the more than 2,000 common prisoners released recently to house confinement are men who have committed crimes against women. Flores pointed out that such actions by the State make 'the situation of insecurity worse. We are institutionally unprotected'" (para 14-15).
Sept. 14, 2021, 9:15 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"'None of my denials would make them change their perception of me. I was eventually obligated to go through rituals meant to test my innocence. In the process, I was stripped naked, shaved, and walked through the market center for three days. Then I was confined. The majority of these rituals were performed at night. I was subjected to beating, molestation, and threats. Bitter concoctions were forced down my throat, and in some instances I was starved, in hopes that I would admit to being responsible for what I was being accused of.' Tachira lost count of the number of rituals she went through during this supposed cleansing period, many...more
Sept. 10, 2021, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"According to the OHCHR, in the first eight months of the year, there were 16 hate crime homicides in Veracruz, committed against nine transgender women and seven gay men(27)."The CNDH reported indigenous women were among the most vulnerable groups in society. They often experienced racism and discrimination and were often victims of violence"(26).
Sept. 8, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Significant human rights issues included: unlawful killings by insurgents; extrajudicial killings by security forces; forced disappearances by security forces and antigovernment personnel; reports of torture by security forces and antigovernment entities; arbitrary detention by government security forces and insurgents; government corruption; lack of accountability and investigation in cases of violence against women, including those accused of so-called moral crimes; recruitment and use of child soldiers and sexual abuse of children, including by security force members and educational personnel; trafficking in persons; violence by security forces against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons; and criminalization of consensual same-sex sexual conduct" (1-2).
Sept. 5, 2021, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The VAPP provides a legislative and legal framework for the prevention of all forms of violence against vulnerable persons, especially women and girls...The law also prohibits economic abuse, forced isolation and separation from family and friends, substance attack, depriving persons of their liberty, incest, indecent exposure, among others. It also intends to eliminate violence in private and public life and provide maximum protection and effective remedies for victims of violence, and punishment of offenders" (para 4-5). The VAPP stands for the new Violence Against Persons Prohibition law (CAT - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia

"According to the 2012 Fundamental Rights Agency s gender based violence against women survey in the EU, 33% of Estonian women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15 and 5 % had experienced violence in the 12 months before the interview" (12).
Aug. 10, 2021, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Media reported incidences of violence involving asylum seekers, including gender-based violence. On January 8, local and international media reported Oxfam’s findings that asylum-seeking and refugee women were wearing diapers at night for fear of leaving their tents to go to the bathroom"(13).
July 28, 2021, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"One example is the Prevention of Violence against Women Law. 'We spent so much time and resources drafting this particular law, which now, more than ever, is so badly needed,' Phyu laments. With the army back in full control, the chances of seeing this law passed are negligible" (Para 8).
July 26, 2021, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The government continued a national strategy to prevent and address gender-based violence, budgeting C$101 million ($77.8 million) over five years to create a center of excellence within Status of Women Canada for research, data collection, and programming"(9).