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Latest items for GP-DATA-5

Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Human Rights Watch in September 2015, interviewed 20 women and girls who had suffered domestic abuse. They said that their husbands, partners, and other family members punched, kicked, burned, stabbed, and raped them, or subjected them to other abuse. Human Rights Watch also interviewed lawyers, women’s rights activists, and representatives of organizations providing shelter and services to survivors of domestic violence"(1)."Women and girls said they had few places to go to escape domestic violence. The small number of shelters that take in domestic violence survivors are run by nongovernmental organizations with little bed capacity and meager resources. Only a few get any government funding, and staff from one shelter said ...more
Oct. 26, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-4, GP-DATA-5

"92 percent wanted to escape prostitution"(para 9). This result is from a study of 105 Native women in Minnesota who have been sexually trafficked (ENB-Coder Comment)."'Garden of Truth' researchers hope that the report, in addition to providing essential information on a largely ignored problem, will lead to the creation of culturally specific treatment for sexually exploited Native women"(para 11)
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Russian law is rather progressive in respect of the women’s rights, even though the Committee to End Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) recommends that Russia adopt more comprehensive legislation to prevent and address violence against women, and notes the absence of an effective complaints mechanism for women to claim their rights"(para 8)
Oct. 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Staff at the Yongjia county family planning department found that several married women in the area decided to get an abortion after being pregnant for less than two months, even though they had not violated any family planning regulations. It seems to have become a trend"(para 9)."According to the ban on fetus sex tests and sex-selective abortions released by the National Health and Family Planning Commission in May 2016, any organizations or individuals involved in either of these practices would be punished"(para 19)
Oct. 2, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"A New York State approach of treating women – accused of prostitution-related offences – as the victims of trafficking has caused consternation as well as praise. In October, I spent a day in the Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Court (HTIC), founded in 2004, and used as a model for a statewide 11-court program which began nine years later. So far, over 3,000 defendants have passed through their doors. The concept behind the HTIC is to help women caught up in the sex trade, to recover from their experiences, and to exit prostitution. A defendant can be referred to drug treatment or immigrant legal services, as well as being offered general ...more
Sept. 14, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Osnat Sharon, the wife's lawyer, said her client has endured an 'intensive and Sisyphean' process of rehabilitation that will not be complete until she is allowed to move on. 'She is not yet 40. She has her entire life ahead of her,' said Sharon, who also serves as legal adviser to Yad L'Isha, an aid center for women who are refused divorces"(para 21-22)
Aug. 31, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GP-DATA-5

“In recent years, India has responded by toughening its rape law and creating fast-track courts to speed prosecution of rape cases and other crimes against women. But these new courts have their own delays — and in some states, strikingly low conviction rates” (para 7). “Then came 2012 and the devastating fatal gang rape of a New Delhi college student on a bus … In its wake, the government … set aside $289 million for rape crisis centers, help lines and special investigators. More than three-quarters of that has not been spent, according to a government report” (para 37). “In January 2015, the court referred the case to one of ...more
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: GP-DATA-5

The National Association of Smallholders (Asociacion Nacional de Agricultores Pequenos, or ANAP), organized a training center in a rural area in order to train and prepare leaders, both women and men, in new techniques and technologies. Office of Cuban Workers (Central de Trabajadores de Cuba, or CTC) organized a program to ensure appropriate working conditions for women in rural jobs, and also training courses that enable the qualification and requalification of women workers in rural areas. -About 33.4 percent of women received training in order to achieve a technical level that enables them to assume new responsibilities. -In improving the status of women, various state agencies organize training courses on ...more
Aug. 7, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The law in California makes it easier to take sexual abusers to court than it is in most other states, but legal representation is often prohibitively expensive. We need better state and private funding for legal services for survivors"(para 16)
July 5, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-5

¨Sam Smethers, chief executive of the Fawcett Society, a leading women’s rights organization in London that traces its roots to 1866, said sexist dress codes that objectified women or men had no place in the modern workplace. She noted that it took until last January for British Airways to allow female cabin crew members to wear trousers. She also lamented that it cost about $1,500 in Britain for a person to bring a case before an employment tribunal, and that even without this financial constraint, ´some women don’t want to be seen as troublemakers or risk losing their jobs´¨(para 18)
June 14, 2017, 11:46 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-5

“Thirty-five states have state-level campaign trainings specifically for women, 34 states have a women’s commission, 33 states have a women’s PAC, and 16 states have chapters of the National Women’s Political Caucus. Ten states have all four of these institutional resources for women at the state level: California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Texas…The bottom third consists of 15 states that have one institutional resources and the one state—North Dakota—that has no resources to help women in their political participation. North Dakota ranks 51st on this indicator of women’s status” (18)
June 14, 2017, 11:45 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-5

“The National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) is a multi-partisan, grassroots organization dedicated to increasing the number of women who run for office and who are elected or appointed into leadership positions” (18)
June 14, 2017, 11:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-5

“In many states across the nation, women’s commissions—which can operate at the city, county, or state level—strive to identify inequities in laws, policies, and practices and recommend changes to address them. Women’s commissions may engage in a variety of activities to benefit women in their geographic areas, such as conducting research on issues affecting the lives of women and families, holding briefings to educate the public and legislators on these issues, developing a legislative agenda, and advocating for gender balance in leadership throughout both the public and private sectors” (18)
June 14, 2017, 11:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-5

“Political action committees (PACs) raise and spend money for the purpose of electing and defeating candidates. A PAC may give directly to a candidate committee, a national party committee, or another PAC, within the contribution limits (Open Secrets 2015). A women’s PAC may be critical to supplying a female candidate with the campaign contributions she needs to launch a successful campaign. A women’s PAC may also bolster candidates who support women-friendly policy and legislation. In 2014, there were 23 national and 47 state or local PACs or donor networks that either gave money primarily to women candidates or had a primarily female donor base” (18)
June 14, 2017, 11:42 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-5

“One study found that nine in ten women who participated in a training before running found it extremely helpful; many also believed that campaign trainings should be expanded to be more women-centric so as to address the issue of ‘campaigning-while-female’…Experienced women candidates also expressed a need for a range of candidate training, from running for one’s first office to running for a seat in one’s congressional delegation, which as a national office requires the candidate to learn a new range of skills. Most training, however, seems to be aimed at encouraging women to run for their first office” (18)
June 14, 2017, 11:41 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-5

“In addition to women’s voting and election to local, state, and federal offices, institutional resources dedicated to helping women succeed in the political arena and to promoting and prioritizing women’s policy issues play a key role in connecting women constituents to policymakers. Such resources include campaign trainings for women, women’s Political Action Committees (PACs), women’s commissions, and state chapters of the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC)” (16)
April 1, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Niger is also the country with the largest number of Dimitra clubs. Self-organized groups of men and women meet regularly to discuss and find solutions to the challenges they face in their daily lives. Developed by FAO, the food and agriculture organization of the United Nations, this approach has enabled many communities to mobilize and improve their living conditions over the years. In Gasseda, a village in the South, six dimitra clubs have been active for several years. Three clubs are for women only, one for men, and two others for youth. Club members meet regularly to identify their problems and take action to solve them. These days, the clubs ...more
March 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The judiciary also operated Specialized Courts for Violence against Women in seven locations" (15).
March 3, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The [Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2015] provides for the setting up of District Women's Protection Committees, which will include officials of the district administration, the police, social welfare department and law" (para 9).
Feb. 15, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"In an additional step to address the problem, the Attorney General’s Office instructed its officers not to conciliate cases of violence against women and to continue judicial processes, even in cases in which victims withdrew charges. District attorneys were instructed to provide assistance and protection to victims of violence by referring them to appropriate institutions for legal, medical, and psychological counseling" (28-29).
Feb. 10, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Committee is particularly concerned that there are no court cases involving sex- and gender-based discrimination, and at reports that the provisions of the Convention have been directly invoked or applied only in a few cases by national courts" (3)
Jan. 30, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"In August the Ministry of Women, Social Action, and National Solidarity was renamed the Ministry of Women, Early Childhood Protection, and National Solidarity. The ministry established a Directorate of Gender Issues to oversee the House of the Chadian Woman; the directorate also provided public outreach on gender issues" (18).
Jan. 10, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Special Saturday courts, in 2012, mandated to try sexual violence cases and secure more privacy for victims and expedite trials" (2)
Jan. 4, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-5, NGOFW-DATA-1

“No specialized government office or designated official handles discrimination claims. The Jordanian National Commission for Women, a government-supported NGO, operated a hotline to receive discrimination complaints” (32).
Jan. 4, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

“The law provides for the establishment of a gender equality council, enhancement of women’s security, and strengthening of women’s political participation. The law provides that the government should engage in gender-responsive planning and budgeting. The Public Defender’s Office monitored gender equality cases. According to the public defender, the Gender Equality Council lacked the administrative and financial resources necessary for effective implementation of gender-equality policies” (38).
Jan. 3, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-5

“In October the federal government announced the creation of the Ministry of Women, Racial Equality, and Human Rights, resulting from the merging of three ministry-level secretariats covering these issues. The ministry has jurisdiction over issues regarding persons with disabilities, LGBTI persons, the elderly, women’s issues, children, policies to combat racism and ethnic discrimination, and government representation in international and regional human rights forums in conjunction with the Ministry of External Relations” (12).
Dec. 29, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The new law requires police officers aware of violence against a woman or girl to provide for protection of the victim and her minor children. It also mandates the establishment of chambers in the High Court with exclusive jurisdiction over cases of violence against women and girls" (17).
Dec. 12, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Ministry of Justice has adopted new policies to facilitate legal procedures for women plaintiffs, Makkah newspaper reported on Saturday. National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) Secretary-General Khalid Al-Fakhry said the ministry’s support has enabled many women to file lawsuits and get justice mostly in personal status issues. 'Women can now file lawsuits in courts in their location of residence irrespective of whether the defendant resides in the same location or not. The legal system obliges plaintiffs to file lawsuits at courts in locations where the defendants lived. However, the ministry has exempted women from the requirement, relieving them of the burden of travel and transport to claim justice,' said ...more
Dec. 1, 2016, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-5

"In Guinea, there are generally not explicit justifications given for killing women. In the interviews I did, no one ever mentioned that; the problems were more along the lines of dying as a consequence of domestic and communal violence (rape, physical violence) and lack of treatment and support for these acts, as well as limited to access to food, water, medicine, etc., which is sometimes denied through the same cultural justifications as the violence"(para 1)
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"There are also national institutions and associations dealing with human rights which have the protection of women’s rights within their mandate, such as: the National Human Rights Commission, the Malian Association for Human Rights, the Executive Secretariat of the African Peer Review Mechanism (MAEP), the Forum for Democratic Discussion of the Office of the Mediator of the Republic" (6). "Commission on Employment, Youth and Advancement of Women of the National Assembly; Ad-hoc Committee and Advisory Committee in the framework of the process of developing the National Gender Policy; Co-ordination structures for male/female equality in sectoral departments, including the Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Justice and the Committee on Institutionalization ...more