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Latest items for UVAW-PRACTICE-1

June 29, 2022, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"At least 52 women have been reported missing in Nuevo León this year, the majority in or around the capital, Monterrey" (para 7).
June 29, 2022, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"[T]he Committee notes with concern: (a) The increase of gender-based violence against women and girls, especially those belonging to disadvantaged and marginalized groups, both online and offline, in particular during the COVID-19 pandemic" (7).
June 21, 2022, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Underreporting of gender-based violence against women, especially in hinterland areas, owing to long distances to courts, stigma and a lack of awareness among women, communal authorities, law enforcement officials, medical practitioners and social workers about gender-based violence and the relevant laws and procedures; (c) The significant backlog of cases brought under the Sexual Offences Act (2010), as a result of the delayed approval of amendments to that legislation, and low prosecution rates in cases of gender-based violence against women; (d) The limited support for victims of gender-based violence, in particular in hinterland areas, especially with regard to long-term accommodation, rehabilitation and reintegration measures" (6).
June 9, 2022, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"When young Ana is forced to have her hair cut in Tatiana Huezo’s film Prayers for the Stolen, her tears indicate the heartbreak of lost youth. It’s a protective measure taken by her mother who is desperate to prevent Ana from being kidnapped, like so many other young girls in their town have been, by the drug cartels who patrol the surrounding area. Prayers for the Stolen, the first fiction feature from Mexican-Salvadorian documentary-maker Huezo, captures the brutality and fear of growing up in such circumstances" (Para. 1)."The focus on telling stories about women and girls, too, is vital for Huezo. 'There are many girls in Mexico who grow up...more
May 27, 2022, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"From 2014 to April 2020, 6.969 women victims of violence getting service from women’s shelters affiliated to the MoFLSS, were placed to a job" (23). There were at least 6,969 female victims of violence in this time period (SFR - CODER COMMENT).
May 27, 2022, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"According to the OSCE regional research on women’s security, one in five women suffered either physical or sexual violence... and 42 percent were sexually intimidated" (25).
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry of Justice and Police: initiated a variety of legislative products, measures and institutions aimed at combating violence against women; it implemented a gender sensitizing programme, training a variety of high judicial and government officials and key players at the civil society level. The Ministry is running a Women and Child Policy Bureau" (12).
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption or establishment of the following: [...] The national strategy to prevent and combat men’s violence against women, which went into effect 2017" (2). "The Committee welcomes the adoption, in 2016, of the 10-year national strategy to prevent and combat men’s violence against women, its accompanying programme of measures for 2017–2020, and the forty-point package of measures presented in 2021 by the Government to intensify work on preventing and combating men’s violence against women" (5).
March 19, 2022, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Lobbyists working on changing the law say former child brides in North Carolina whom they have contacted remain too traumatized by their experiences to speak before legislators publicly. Women like Wiegand have filled in instead: 'I’m speaking in favor of the bill because I feel nobody did it for me,' she said" (para 20). This shows the affect of child marriarge on women and how the abuse or violence has traumatized them (ST- CODER COMMENT).
March 19, 2022, 8:45 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Iran is notoriously easy on crimes against women. In 2019, a bill meant to provide greater protections was heavily criticized by the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI), which said it 'does not provide effective and sufficient guarantees to protect women against violence and, in many cases, promotes and supports stereotypical, discriminatory, and sexist views toward women'"(para 7).
March 10, 2022, 10:53 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Women’s Affairs Division in the Ministry of Social Affairs and several NGOs continued projects to address sexual or gender-based violence, such as providing counseling and shelter for victims and training ISF personnel to combat violence in prisons" (32).
March 10, 2022, 8:04 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"One 33-year-old woman said the Islamists assaulted her aunt, a local official, and then forced her at gunpoint to identify all the houses containing girls between ages 12 and 17 in her town" (Para. 7). "He said: 'Those who refused were punished with beatings, and no food for days" (Para. 11).
March 9, 2022, 8:57 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
March 2, 2022, 2:03 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Five women who were detained for protesting against a military coup in the country earlier this year say they were abused and tortured in the detention system after their arrests" (Para. 1). "At least eight of those women died while in custody, four of whom were tortured to death in an interrogation centre" (Para. 6). "Her captors questioned her, and for every answer they didn't like they hit her with a bamboo stick" (Para. 11). "'One of my clients was wrongly identified but arrested anyway. When she explained she wasn't the person the authorities accused her of being, she was tortured with an iron rod which was rolled over her...more
Feb. 28, 2022, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In July 2018 the Salvadoran Organization of Women for Peace (ORMUSA) reported that in 2016 and 2017, only 5 percent of the 6,326 reported crimes against women went to trial"(18).
Feb. 23, 2022, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Several women’s groups and the Committee to Combat Violence against Women and Children (CLVF) reported a rise in violence against women" (14).
Feb. 11, 2022, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Significant human rights issues included... law enforcement authorities condoning violence against women and girls" (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).