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Latest items for UVAW-PRACTICE-1

June 10, 2021, 9:11 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The endemic violence that remains despite the end of the civil war, gave rise to gangs ('maras') that extort residents and terrorise neighbourhoods. They recruit children using barbaric initiation rituals, and abuse women, girls, and LGBT people. Security forces have not been very effective protecting the population so far, and they also have used a violent approach, including secret executions, torture and enforced disappearances" (para 5).
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Tuscany regional Act No. 59/2007, implementing measures to prevent gender-based violence" (27). "ISTAT, the official Italian government statistical agency, reported that 6.7 million women aged 16 to 70, or 31.9 per cent of all women, had been victims of violence at least once in their lives" (27). "In the course of 2006 solely the number of women victims of violence amounted to 1 million and 150 thousand (5.4 per cent)" (27). "Women who suffered or continue to suffer from various forms of violence, especially sexual offenses and mobbing...It is also growing the violence grounded on cultural reasons, especially among immigrant women. As to the latter, the latest figures indicate the...more
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The observation on the lack of information and sex disaggregated data about the kinds of violence against women and the number of women, who appeared to be victims of violence, remains unresolved" (19). "The data of the mass social survey conducted in the process of preparation of this Report showed that 1 per cent 3 per cent of the interviewed women aged 16 years and more had a personal experience of violence. 3 per cent of the respondents reported cases of psychological violence, 2 per cent of physical violence. The information about economic and sexual violence was provided by less than 1 per cent of women" (22). "According to this...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

“Irina Smirnova v. Ukraine (13 October 2016): This case concerned in particular the systematic abuse carried out against the applicant by a criminal group, and the alleged failure of the Ukrainian authorities to prevent it. The Court held that there had been a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) of the Convention. It noted in particular that the repeated and premeditated nature of the verbal attacks to which the applicant was subjected coupled with the incidents of physical violence by a group of men against a single senior woman reached the threshold of severity required to come within the ambit of Article 3 and engaged the...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 9:11 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“Juhnke v. Turkey (22 July 2003): The applicant was arrested on suspicion of membership of an illegal armed organisation, the PKK (Workers’ Party of Kurdistan) and later convicted as charged and sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment. She complained in particular that, during her detention, she had been subjected to ill-treatment and a gynaecological examination against her will. The European Court of Human Rights, finding that there was no evidence to substantiate the applicant’s allegation that she had been subjected to ill-treatment, declared that part of her complaint inadmissible as being manifestly ill-founded. The Court further found the applicant’s allegation that she had been forced to have a gynaecological examination to...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 8:02 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-DATA-1, UVAW-PRACTICE-1, DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“Maslova and Nalbandov v. Russia (24 January 2008): The applicant, who had been called in for questioning at her local police station, was coerced by police officers into confessing to involvement in a murder. One police officer put thumb cuffs on her, beat her, raped her and then forced her to perform oral sex. Subsequently he and another officer repeatedly hit her in the stomach, put a gas mask over her face, blocking the air to suffocate her, and ran electricity through wires attached to her earrings. When allowed to go to the lavatory, she tried to cut the veins of her wrists. Three prosecution officers, after interrogating her at...more
Feb. 10, 2021, 11:51 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“With the looming withdrawal of NATO troops and a persistent insurgent threat, Afghanistan is in a precarious position. Innumerable tragedies have beleaguered rural Afghans throughout the past decades of conflict -- perpetual violence, oppression of women, and crushing poverty have all contributed to the Hobbesian nature of life in the Afghan countryside” (para 1).
Feb. 5, 2021, 6 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“The Committee is concerned about 6,097 incidents of sexual and other forms of gender-based violence reported from late August 2017 to late March 2018 and that, between 22 and 28 October 2017 alone, 306 cases of gender-based violence were reported, 96 per cent of which involved emergency medical-care services. (pp. 8). “The Committee is deeply concerned that the State party continues to restrict access to northern Rakhine State for humanitarian actors and aid, including life - saving medical care and food, with only the World Food Programme and the International Committee of the Red Cross allowed to carry out aid distribution, but operating under significant access constraints. 48. The Committee...more
Feb. 4, 2021, 11:07 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Gender-based violence in Afghanistan can take myriad, often less-than-subtle forms, particularly in the most remote regions of the country" (para 1). "Indeed, around 87 percent of Afghan women experience at least one form of gender-based violence in their lifetime, according to the United Nations" (para 3).
Feb. 4, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to enact a legal framework to prevent and respond to violence against women, including women from the marginalized castes and communities, such as Dalit and Adivasi women, and the establishment in 2013 of the Justice Verma Committee on Amendments to Criminal Law to review existing normative gaps" (3). "The Committee is concerned, however, about the...Poor implementation of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and the impunity of perpetrators of serious crimes against women" (3).
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“The main focus of efforts to eliminate stereotypes and harmful practices against women is the implementation of the Impact and Resource Mobilization Strategy for the Implementation and Monitoring of the National Policy for Gender Equality and Equity, with priority attention to the issue of domestic violence, which is a major concern, especially in relation to early marriage, polygamy, levirate and acts of violence against children and older women considered to be witches” (pp. 24). Unspecified violence against women deemed witches RZ- CODER COMMENT
Jan. 30, 2021, 8:45 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"She and up to 50 other women were crammed into a tiny cell 'like we were just (a) piece of meat,' she said" (para 5). "But the country’s large-scale program has attracted international condemnation, accusations of brutality and torture, and a staggering finding from a recent international tribunal of a sinister organ-harvesting black market" (para 17).
Jan. 29, 2021, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, MURDER-LAW-1, UVAW-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1

“Mexico does have a powerful law in place, the General Law on Women’s Access to a Life Free of Violence, which was passed in 2007. The law provided sweeping measures to 'prevent, treat, punish, and eradicate violence against women,' defined as including psychological, physical, economic, patrimonial (involving violation of women’s property rights), and sexual violence; it also defined femicide as a hate crime targeting women. But as too many cases have demonstrated, the mandate is not enough” (para 12).
Jan. 26, 2021, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“Instances of gender-based violence among women in Equatorial Guinea are very high” (para 5).
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Nousiainen has a case pending against the state, claiming an infringement of duty to protect women from violence, and says current legislation is not strong enough to safeguard women" (para 20).
Dec. 31, 2020, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Many flee their families to escape abuse, said Stephanie S. Covington, co-director of the Center for Gender and Justice in La Jolla. In adolescence, she said, 'the risk for... girls, the violence in their lives comes from relationships — the person to whom she’s saying, ‘I love you' " (para 22-23).
Dec. 31, 2020, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"An Iranian undercover morality agent spat at teenage girls and asked them 'where's your dirty owner?' after seeing them without a hijab. In a shocking video, which has been circulating on social media, a man stops his car and gets out before hurling abuse at the youngsters. During the heated exchange on the side of the road in Kermanshah, Iran, he says to the girls 'I'll f*** your mother' and claims their behaviour is 'immoral' while a police officer appears to do nothing about the incident" (para 1-3). "The video shows, as tensions between the man and the teenagers grow, the man's wife gets out of the car and says...more
Dec. 31, 2020, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The numbers were startling: In March, Mexico’s government said, the country’s emergency call centers were flooded with more than 26,000 reports of violence against women, the highest since the hotline was created. But Mexico’s president brushed aside his own cabinet’s announcement, suggesting, without evidence, that the vast majority of the calls for help were little more than pranks. 'Ninety percent of those calls that you’re referring to are fake,' said the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, when asked about the surge in calls at a recent news conference. 'The same thing happens with the calls the metro gets about sabotage or bombs'" (para 1-3).
Dec. 24, 2020, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"'Julia', whose name has been changed for this article, is one of thousands of female political prisoners who experienced grave human rights violations at the hands of the Venezuelan government. But she is also one of the untold number of Venezuelan women facing increased risk of violence, harassment, and xenophobia in the countries to which they have fled" (para 26-27).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Over the last decade, violence against women has risen in Turkey, and 474 women were killed in 2019 alone" (para 2).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-1

"Afghan women still face numerous challenges because of domestic abuse, discrimination, taboos, and violence" (para 10).
Dec. 24, 2020, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Having fled the war, Syrian women and girls are vulnerable to exploitation and increasing levels of abuse" (para 4).
Dec. 23, 2020, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Women’s subordination, a prerequisite to ensure compliance to the constructed model, is maintained through allocation of lesser resources, restrictions on mobility, seclusion norms and even violence in cases of resistance" (para 3). "In cases where women challenge these patriarchal privileges and/or seek to enforce their rights, violence is used as a means to control them; hence setting examples that reduces the instances of resistance" (para 15). "Girls and women are at risk of all types of violence. Vulnerability to abuse increases further because girls and women lack knowledge and skills to protect themselves" (para 30). "Over work, lack of appreciation and exposure to all kinds of abuses leads to frustration...more
Dec. 23, 2020, 3 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: UVAW-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. 23, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Salafis who entered the country have destroyed ancient relics and Muslims shrines, and targeted minorities and women. As one women’s rights activist noted poignantly in 2012, a day before the attack on the US embassy facility in Benghazi, “the extremists first attacked the dead, and then the vulnerable" (2).
Dec. 7, 2020, 11 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“Violence against women and femicides continue to be major problems in Turkey, with statistics showing that current preventive measures are far from sufficient” (para 3).
Dec. 5, 2020, 5:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“Activists say violence against women remains common across Afghanistan. Last year, the country’s Human Rights Commission recorded more than 2,700 cases of violence against women in Afghanistan, a 9 per cent increase from 2018” (para14-15).
Dec. 3, 2020, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“The Committee…is further concerned about the persistence of harmful practices such as…accusations of witchcraft against women that lead to them being subjected to violence” (5).
Nov. 16, 2020, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

Traditional culture often justifies and accepts violence against women. (CODER COMMENT)
Nov. 6, 2020, 11:05 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“A television show that featured a demonstration of how to physically abuse your wife has sparked outrage in Cameroon and calls for an end to impunity in a country where violence against women runs high. The presenter of the show, on the privately owned Vision4 channel, demonstrated how to ‘calm’ a woman by squeezing her neck. ‘Grab her by the neck and press on it,’ Ernest Obama told viewers as he flexed his hand, to on-air laughter from fellow journalists. ‘The more she talks the more you press’” (para 1-3). “‘My colleague talked about what one should do in case a woman grabs you by the balls, he suggested giving...more