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Latest items for CWC-DATA-2

Nov. 10, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Most rural households and communities in the region manage their agricultural production systems based on social norms and practices that determine the gender division of labor. These vary from the notably constrained roles and opportunities of women in South Asia (with the exception of Sri Lanka) to the more complementary gender roles found in parts of Southeast Asia and some of the Pacific island nations"(8)
Nov. 10, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"This is one reason why enhancing leadership and participation of women in rural institutions is one of the four pillars of the initiative launched in September 2012 jointly by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), FAO, IFAD, and WFP. The program, Accelerating Progress toward the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women, will be implemented during its initial 5-year phase in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Nepal, Niger, and Rwanda. It is premised on the idea that economic and political empowerment are mutually supportive and should go hand in hand"(5)
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The country reported in its 2009 National Human Rights Reportsubmitted to the UN Universal Periodic Review that 98 percent of women received professional help during childbirth. The 2012 UN Overview of Needs and Assistance in the DPRK report found that 68 percent of monthly deliveries took place at county hospitals or clinics at the village level, but approximately 42 percent of these facilities did not have resuscitation equipment for mothers and 36 percent did not have resuscitation equipment for newborns. A KINU survey of defectors found that 86 percent of respondents stated the family doctor system was 'useless'"(13)
Nov. 7, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"[Iman] Assaf blamed the spread of unemployment among women on the Israeli occupation, which erects checkpoints between cities in the West Bank, thus undermining Palestinians’ movements, the marginalization of Palestinian women, their isolation in some remote areas and discrimination between the two genders in employment"(para 7)."[Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions Secretary] Faqhaa noted that the absence of the executive authorities’ role in periodically following up on the labor law’s implementation, the divisions plaguing labor unions and the lack of law awareness have directly contributed to creating a bitter reality for working women, especially in marginalized and remote areas"(para 15)."The implementation of the guideline might be a precursor to raising ...more
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Some Nubian women have left their region's villages to make their own way, either by completing their studies or seeking out new job opportunities, and have succeeded in integrating into the world outside their societies. Others remain constrained by Nubia's traditional mores and customs. Still others have gradually moved away from those traditions"(para 1)
Oct. 26, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"In 2007, the Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition (MIWSAC), a statewide tribal coalition focused on preventing and ending sexual violence in American Indian communities, decided to embark on the research that would become 'Garden of Truth'.'There was a lot of anecdotal information coming forward from many Native women in Minnesota about prostitution,' Stark said. 'We decided to do a research project in order to gather the information, get an idea of the scope of the problem and then find out from the women themselves what it is that they want, what do they need.'A small group of women researchers, Stark among them, spent the next four years working on ...more
Oct. 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Zhai [Zhenwu] mentioned that the preference for male children is influenced by traditional Chinese culture and it is more common in rural areas"(para 32)
Sept. 29, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Although women’s rights and gender equality are written in the constitutions and laws in China, discrimination against women is still prevalent in rural villages. For example, unlike men, married women are deprived of their entitlements; their land is often withdrawn or occupied by others after marriage.Many rural women also experience domestic violence, but divorce is not an option because their families are unable to support them if they leave their husbands. Weddings, funerals, and various other ceremonies and customs in villages all reinforce the idea that men have ‘more value’ than women. Therefore, giving birth to a baby boy is highly expected in rural families, pressuring women, and meaning daughters ...more
Sept. 26, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"CNN went to a village close to where the alleged incident occurred and spoke to Dalit women and asked them what life was like for them"(para 3). The women mentioned unpunished sexual abuse, physical abuse, segregation from upper castes, verbal abuse, no other option but to work for upper caste people, inability to be seen by a doctor, inability of women to send their daughters anywhere by themselves, and men looking at them lustfully (ENB-Coder Comment)
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"For many Syrians in Jordan’s urban areas and refugee camps, marrying off girls at a young age is a desperate attempt to ease the financial burdens on families that have little or no income and are trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty"(para 8)
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"For many Syrians in Jordan’s urban areas and refugee camps, marrying off girls at a young age is a desperate attempt to ease the financial burdens on families that have little or no income and are trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty"(para 8)
Sept. 20, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Ecuador’s Achuar population, nearing approximately 7,000 between the provinces of Pastaza and Morona-Santiago, resides in some of the most remote and hard to access primary rainforest in the country. Due large in part to both geographic and socio-economic limitations, access to healthcare both at the community and urban levels has been significantly limited for the Achuar people.Our model of working with the Achuar is one that addresses all of these limitations by empowering Achuar women and their communities to reduce all preventable deaths in pregnancy, childbirth, and with newborns"(para 2-3)."Achuar territory spans both the Morona-Santiago and Pastaza provinces, where both maternal and infant mortality are high. In the province of ...more
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“The Voice of the Amazigh Woman prioritizes servicing poor indigenous women living in remote areas outside the big cities. These vulnerable groups are excluded because they are overwhelmingly illiterate (more than 70 percent of Moroccan women in country areas cannot read or write and the figures are much higher for Amazigh women) and they don’t speak Arabic or French. ‘Amazigh women are at the receiving end of all the violence Moroccan woman in general suffer,’ says Zioual. ‘But then they are further marginalized because they cannot communicate in their language with government agencies, hospitals and the justice system where Arabic is almost compulsory’" (para 12). “Around 10 percent of marriages ...more
Aug. 26, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“To be a rural Rwandan woman is difficult. First of all, you go to cultivate land early in the day and return home only late, carrying produce in a basket on your head with a baby on your back, a hoe in one hand, and a rope attached to your goat in the other. It is beyond the imagination” (1). Jacqueline Murekatete says this from 0:17-0:34 (MM - CODER COMMENT). “To be a rural woman in Rwanda means you don’t easily know your land rights. It means you are dominated by your husband. It means you alone have the burden and struggle to feed your children. It also means that ...more
Aug. 23, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“Girls who live in rural areas and/or come from a poor family are also much more likely to be married early” (para 4). “Strengthen education and learning environments for girls in rural and urban areas. Invest in quality education, and offer reliable transport to school. Encourage married children and teenage mothers to return to school” (para 15).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

The rural population with access to a potable water supply in the rural sector remained stable, at 78 percent between the years 1995-2004, the population with access to sanitation in the rural sector during the same period was 95 percent.(HDI: P3) -There are discriminatory social and cultural practices regarding the position of rural women as agricultural producers. This is compounded by the restriction of resources generated by the economic blockade of the country. In practice, this is manifested in their limited access to credit and training opportunities. (OFILRGP: P1)
Aug. 8, 2017, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Beginning in 1997 under the name ‘Progresa’, Mexico’s Oportunidades programme aims to assist households on low incomes, which are identified as eligible through strict targeting. Around 6.5 million households are enrolled in the programme, most of them in rural and semi-urban areas. Cash transfers are the heart of the programme. Paid monthly, and usually to mothers..."(62)
July 15, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

¨In a country with one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, Chief Theresa Kachindamoto is dismantling child marriage—about 850 unions in three years, according to Al Jazeera and more than 300 in one month, according to UN Women. Malawi recently passed a law making marriage under the age of 18 illegal, but in many villages, custom supersedes law. The backlash was immediate, with some telling Kachindamoto she had no right to overturn tradition. She’s ignored the death threats, and is instead lobbying the government to increase marriageable age to 21¨(para 1-2)
July 13, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

¨Indigenous women had long found their treatment by the health system to be unwelcoming and undignified.´When a woman went into labour, she was told to take off her clothes. But for an indigenous or rural woman, it is not easy to get undressed in front of strangers,´ said Clelia Rivera, leader of the Ayacucho Women’s Federation, in the nearby city of Ayacucho.´Then the woman was put on a stretcher, with her legs spread so anyone passing by could see everything. To boot, she was scolded in Spanish, a language she spoke poorly or not at all. She was not allowed to walk around [to ease labour pains], and she could ...more
June 21, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“The Committee calls upon the State party: To expand and implement specific measures to combat poverty among rural women, including effective measures to ensure their access to justice, education, housing, safe drinking water, sanitation, formal employment, skills development and training opportunities, income-generating opportunities and microcredit and ownership and use of land, taking into account their specific needs” (11).
June 21, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“It [the Committee] regrets the lack of disaggregated data on rural women, as well as the lack of measures to address poverty among and discrimination against rural women and to ensure their access to justice, education, health, housing, safe drinking water, sanitation, formal employment, skills development and training opportunities, income-generating opportunities and microcredit, ownership and use of land and their participation in decision-making processes at the community level” (11).
June 1, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“The Committee recommends that the State party continue its efforts to improve the situation of rural women through both legislative and practical measures and to ensure that all policies and programmes aimed at promoting gender equality reach the rural areas and are fully implemented, including to facilitate women’s ability to own land and property, as well as to provide financial support and assistance” (9-10).
May 30, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“The Committee notes the various programmes aimed at the economic empowerment of rural women. It is, however, concerned that only 27.3 per cent of family farms are run by women, as a result of traditional and social patterns by which husbands predominate as registered owners of farms. The Committee recommends that the State party develop special policies and programmes aimed at the economic empowerment of rural women, including by promoting their ownership of land” (12).
May 16, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“The Committee reiterates its previous recommendations and calls upon the State party: ... To adopt temporary special measures to address the disparities that indigenous rural women face with regard to access to land and property” (12).
May 16, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“It [the Committee] is further concerned about the lack of indigenous rural women’s access to land, property and justice” (12).
May 15, 2017, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“The Committee recommends that the State party; … promote economic empowerment of rural women, in particular women farmers, and ensure their access to and control over land as well as their access to credit facilities” (13-14).
May 11, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“The Committee recommends that the State party give full attention to the economic empowerment of rural women, in particular women farmers, and ensure their access to and control over land as well as their access to credit facilities and training opportunities. It further recommends that steps be taken to raise awareness among rural women about their rights in the event of separation or divorce” (14).
May 11, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“The Committee notes the information provided by the State party in relation to rural women. However, it remains concerned that female farmers are often left in a vulnerable situation following divorce and unable to recover any personal assets or access unemployment insurance benefits. The Committee is further concerned that laws governing inheritance of property often prevent widows from inheriting farms in the event of their husband’s death” (14).
April 21, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“As a result of … gender disparities with regard to access to land, property and other means of production, rural women are the main victims of food insecurity and land grabbing in Gnita” (1-2).
April 21, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“While welcoming the sensitization activities undertaken with regard to access to land for women, the current development of a land policy and a land code, and the measures taken to increase access to ... credit facilities for rural women ... the Committee remains deeply concerned about … [rural women’s] lack of access to … land, employment and credit facilities. The Committee is further concerned about the negative impact on rural women of their eviction from land due to mining activities” (10).