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Latest items for UVAW-PRACTICE-1

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).
July 21, 2021, 11:24 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"This denial that gender-based violence against women is a real issue in Kuwait has been reflected in recent days with public figures in Kuwait responding to 'azaa' al-nisaa' by saying that it isn't a memorial service for all women, but a memorial service for 'all people,' something that Twitter users in the country say equates to saying 'all lives matter,' deflecting from the real issue at hand and dismissing a growing list of victims of femicide" (Para 11).
July 21, 2021, 10:30 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"And while a decade of insecurity and conflict has had a profound impact on daily life in Libya, a worrying development has been violence against rights activists, including women. In November, unidentified armed men gunned down lawyer and women’s activist Hanan Al-Barassi in broad daylight in Benghazi. Human Rights Watch urged authorities to investigate the 'apparent politically motivated killing,' while the UN mission to Libya said Barassi’s death showed 'the threats faced by Libyan women as they dare to speak out.' Her killing came after the disappearance of lawmaker Siham Sergewa, who was taken from her home in Benghazi in July 2019. Her abduction came shortly after the airing of...more
July 21, 2021, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 16,461 assault cases were reported against women in a close relationship in Sweden. That is a 15.4% rise on the 2019 figure of 14,261, reported by the National Council for Crime Prevention" (Para 8).
July 20, 2021, 7:13 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The sense of outrage is deafening, and like all outrage it passes and becomes a memory or a knot in our stomachs, waiting to unwind when the next appalling act becomes public, but outrage is not enough. We need to understand why and how we are subject to such violence. Like the pandemic, we should use this singular moment to really interrogate the factors that underpin the violence, not just against women, but that which beats in our hearts steadily, and to press for the government to be more proactive in keeping us safe" (Para 2).
July 20, 2021, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Hundreds of women gathered in Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Thursday to protest against gender-based violence and restrictions against women in the country" (Para 1). "According to news reports, Sudan - like other countries - has seen a surge in gender-based violence during the Covid-19 pandemic" (Para 11). "Last year, Sulaim al-Khalifa, the head of Sudan’s gender department at the Social Welfare Ministry, said that her office documented over 40 incidents of gender-based violence in the space of a month, including rapes and beatings of women and girls in Khartoum and other towns" (Para 12).
July 15, 2021, 11:17 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The 22-year-old joined the chorus of women activists who have been warning of an abandoned international campaign to curb violence against women in her country after the U.S.-led coalition ousted the Taliban in 2001. Afghan women say they can no longer depend on outsiders or the Afghan government to help them. They can leave the country — thousands have escaped — or find ways to defend and protect themselves. Some women say their goal is rarely about gaining rights but staying alive and healthy amid rapidly deteriorating security, that is allowing heinous methods of violence such as acid attacks — which the Mujahideen spearheaded — to re-emerge" (Para 7). "This...more
July 13, 2021, 9:42 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Iran's disability laws do not address violence against women with disabilities." At 0:34, these words appear on the screen (SFR - CODER COMMENT).
July 12, 2021, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

In Central America, high levels of gender-based violence have been a major driver of migration towards the United States for years. But since the start of the pandemic, countries such as El Salvador have seen a 70 percent rise in reports of such violence.
July 9, 2021, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"I still remember the day vividly. It was summer of 2019 in Gwangmyeong, South Korea and my mom and I were driving to IKEA. As my mom was backing the car into a parking spot, we both noticed that the car behind us was inching closer. My mom honked and I opened the car window to say, 'Would you please wait until we are parked?' To that, a man got out of his car, approached us and began pounding on the window, threatening us to get out. At that point, we were parked and petrified, not knowing what to do. When we eventually got out of the car, he rushed...more
July 6, 2021, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"According to a 2017 national survey, two-thirds of Salvadoran women over the age of 15 have experienced violence, but only 6% have ever reported it" (para 11).
July 6, 2021, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"El Salvador alone has seen a 70% increase in gender-based violence since the beginning of the pandemic. And lockdowns have forced vulnerable individuals to stay in close proximity to their perpetrators" (para 9).
July 1, 2021, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Those services are only possible through the extraordinary efforts of women like Ms. Al-Shurmani. Trained by UNFPA to identify and assist survivors of gender-based violence, she works on an outreach team providing health services, psychosocial care and other support" (para 19).
July 1, 2021, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"[Recruiting women to the police] is also intended to address the epidemic of violence against women. Some 90 percent of reported cases of violence in Ukraine are against women" (para 5).
June 30, 2021, 1:14 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The same has happened in my country, South Africa. Gender-based violence (GBV) has been exacerbated by lockdown measures, making girls and women more vulnerable to attack and reducing their ability to access support systems" (para 4).
June 29, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Domestic violence against women has increased since the beginning of 2020, with 11 at the hands of their abusers. Even before COVID-19, the rates of violence against women were high" (para 5).
June 25, 2021, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"[W]omen are still regularly sidelined from political life and subject to violence in public and at home" (para 2).
June 25, 2021, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-2

"The Hungarian government announced on Monday that police can order perpetrators of gender-based violence to stay away from victims and provide them with alternative housing. Amnesty International warns the provision does not offer much help for women whose violence cases have yet to be investigated"(para 12).