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Latest items for LO-DATA-1

Oct. 4, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"USAID tried to tackle this question with the Land Reform in Afghanistan (LARA) project, which ran from 2011 to 2014. The initiative established a Women’s Land Rights Task Force comprised of prominent Afghan men and women as well as civil society to advise project leaders on land rights affecting Afghan women. The project proposed strategies for bolstering women's land rights, but it is unclear how much women's access to their land has changed since" (para 6).
Sept. 29, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"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 For example, unlike men, married women are deprived of their entitlements; their land is often withdrawn or occupied by others after marriage...As the leader of the rural women’s grassroots organization, Xiufang helps rural women call for change to traditional village rules and regulations; Zhoushan Village was the first village in the country to successfully enhance the gender sensitivity of village regulations"(para 2-5)
Sept. 26, 2017, 2 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-DATA-1

"As part of Women's Voices Program funded by UN Women- Fund for Gender Equality; the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights (ECWR) cooperated with Radio Sawt El Arab to launch the radio program titled 'She& Her Sisters'. This program aims to support the Egyptian women and discuss the issues that affect the society in general and women in particular such as the political empowerment for women and their participation in the local councils and the parliament, economic empowerment, the importance of the work for women and the extent of their participation in the labor force, women’s rights in Islam, in addition to the importance of acquiring the different soft skills such ...more
Sept. 21, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"From recent statistics released by a women-focused loan platform called Ant Financial, we can see that the number of female entrepreneurs who have applied for loans is on the rise. It found that women's approved quota is 7 percent higher than men's from the platform, which reflected the Alibaba Group's care for female founders. Accordingly, the Alibaba Group will continue to push for consistent efforts to help women entrepreneurs through providing resources, financial support and commodities"(para 16-18)
Aug. 30, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"In Belgium in 2011, 95.3% of men and 97.18% of women aged 15 years or older hold bank accounts at a formal financial institution"
Aug. 29, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-DATA-1

"Under the Constitution of Finland, men and women have equal rights to land. No data was found regarding women’s access to and ownership of land. The Constitution of Finland establishes equal property rights for men and women. A 2004 directive concerning The Act on Equality between Men and Women (1987) prohibits discrimination based on sex in the supply of goods and services. No data was found on women’s property ownership in practice. There are no legal restrictions to women’s access to financial services. 99.8% of women compared to 99.5% of men in Finland hold bank accounts at formal financial institutions (World Bank 2011)"
Aug. 26, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LO-DATA-1, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

“Landesa and partners [USAID, National Women’s Council of Rwanda, Haguruka, and Search for Common Ground] strengthen land rights through laws, policies, and innovative pilot projects like this one [Rose traveling through the countryside to educate about women’s land rights]. By 2020, Landesa plans to impact another 50 million women and men around the world” (1). This text appears on the screen from 3:55-4:08 (MM - CODER COMMENT).
July 26, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"Sukariya told Al-Monitor that she began plumbing two months after attending a grant-based training course in 2015 sponsored by the German Center for International Cooperation in partnership with the Hakama Vocational Training Institute. 'Society did not initially accept the idea, but over time people began to tolerate the existence of a workshop for women who live alone, especially Syrians who have lost their husbands in the war,' Sukariya said" (para 4).
June 12, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LO-LAW-1, LO-DATA-1

"The Sulaliyyates [a group of women who demand a halt in the state-sanctioned privatization of traditional tribal collectives, called the Sulaliyyate lands]…began their protests 10 years ago and have since assembled a powerful grass-roots organization fighting not only for the tribal lands but for equal ownership rights in a country where women, by law, inherit less than men" (p 3)
June 6, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The center is doing more than providing cooking classes. Each widow here contributes a bit of the money they earn back to the center. And with that pool of cash, the center can give out small loans to the widows for business initiatives and family emergencies" (1). This is a quote from the narrator talking about a center for war widows at 7:33 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
March 9, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LO-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"The India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN) is a human rights organisation dedicated to improving the lives of the marginalized in South Asia by giving information, awareness raising, advocacy, lobby, networking, research and publicity. As a part of its campaign the Clean Clothes Campaign and the India Committee of the Netherlands have done research in factories in South India from August 2015. Local researchers interviewed 150 workers at ten factories producing clothes for Dutch brands, 15 workers per factory. They also talked extensively with members of trade unions and civil society organizations (NGOs) who are committed to working conditions and are fighting for the rights of the people who make ...more
Feb. 17, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"Discussion about the proposed law have included farmers groups, particularly the National Federation of Rural Women in Mali, he said" (para 8)
Feb. 15, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The government continued to promote female leadership in the small business sector, including through expanded access to microcredit" (20).
Feb. 8, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"Some women had trouble obtaining loans because they could not meet lending criteria, including requirements for posting expensive household assets as collateral, which may not have a woman listed on the title. Women also experienced economic discrimination in owning or managing businesses" (22).
Jan. 24, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"Approved organizations dealt with matters such as pollution, wildlife preservation, arts, entrepreneurialism, and women in business" (10).
Dec. 29, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The government conducted media campaigns to change attitudes toward women. The Ministry of Women’s Promotion is responsible for increasing women’s awareness of their rights and worked to facilitate their access to land ownership. The government sponsored a number of community outreach efforts and awareness campaigns to promote women’s rights" (20).
Dec. 6, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: LO-DATA-1, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"According to international NGOs, local civil society organizations practiced selfcensorship to avoid issues perceived as sensitive by the government. Sensitive issues included women’s rights and environmental issues" (11).
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-DATA-1

"The Association of Country Women of Slovenia, a non-governmental organisation which covers 124 local organisations with over 9,000 members, plays an important role in linking rural women, educating them and promoting farm women activities. It organises various lectures, workshops, courses and excursions, enabling its members to acquire additional knowledge and skills. The Association is also active in raising awareness of the rights of female farmers and in preventing violence against women, children and juveniles" (49)
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-DATA-1

"The 2010 Agricultural Census shows that 20,300 women managed family farms (27.3 per cent). Their average age was 60 (56 in men)" (49). This does not state these women own these farms, even if they manage them. (MLFD - CODER COMMENT)
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"In addition, several projects and programmes in support of women and for reduction of male/female inequalities have been initiated, including the following: Project to support strengthening of male/female equity for the reduction of economic and sociopolitical disparities (PARHF2 et PAREHF3); Project to support women in shea production; Project to support women economic actors; Project to build equipment at socio-educational centres for women and children...Micro-credit project for promotion of entrepreneurship among women and young people; Capacity-building project for women economic actors by Spanish cooperation in the framework of NEPAD, 2008; Capacity-building programme for women’s organizations (RECOFEM), funded by ACBF (phase 1: 2005-2009; phase 2: 2009-2013); 'Layidu Wari' project in support of ...more
Nov. 26, 2016, 10:29 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"Hundreds gathered in Los Caobos park in downtown Caracas on Saturday morning for an ecological farmers’ market organized by grassroots organizations and cooperatives. Founded by half a dozen agro-ecological collectives last autumn, the market is held the first Saturday of every month and features organic, locally-grown fruits and vegetables as well as a plethora of handmade products from artisanal jams to homemade deodorant- all at highly affordable prices" (Para 1-2). "Maira Mendoza runs a cooperative together with six other women producing coconut and almond oil as well as dishwashing detergent and other cleaning products, which have become extremely scarce and expensive over the last year" (Para 4). "On Saturday, Juan ...more
Nov. 22, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The government and NGOs continued to educate the public on women’s inheritance and property rights and their increased rights in marriage, including prohibitions on forced marriage, child marriage, and polygamy" (17). "The government continued to grant microcredit to poor persons, especially to women in rural areas, to help them develop income-generating activities. The government extended credit and loans to female entrepreneurs" (17).
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"Women’s non-governmental non-commercial organizations, which now number 539, are working to upgrade qualifications and provide professional training and retraining of women. More than 44 per cent of those trained in non-governmental non-commercial organizations have acquired a profession or upgraded their qualifications with the help of women’s organizations" (26)
Sept. 17, 2016, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-DATA-1, LO-DATA-3

"The Urban Development Commission has an open policy to all self-employed persons and entrepreneurs regardless of sex. Applicants can apply for a loan up to a maximum of twenty-five thousand dollars (25,000.00) at an interest rate of 4 per cent per annum over a five year period. During the period 2000 to 2006 women accessed the programme the Urban Enterprise Programme more than men. Women gain credit approximately 60 per cent in relation to men from the programme" (41)
Aug. 31, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"he Committee takes note of various measures in place aimed at ensuring that rural women participate in and benefit from rural development, such as the Technical Assistance and Rural Extension Policy for Women (ATER) aimed at, inter alia, promoting agroecology and ecologically based production and, the Women’s National Programme for the Strengthening of Family Agriculture (PRONAF-Women), which provides women farmers with access to credit." (8)
Aug. 24, 2016, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"'We need a university for girls,' she says, explaining many families won't send girls to mixed institutions. Barakzai was scornful about aid programmes that teach women about rights or try to give them job skills.'If you see their projects, they are always the same. Empowering women by a seminar or workshop. Or embroidery, tailoring,' she laughs. 'I am tired of these things'.Women's activists have been lukewarm about a new $216 million United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programme to support women's advancement. The five-year program aims to help thousands of women 'gain business and management skills, supporting women’s rights groups and increasing the number of women in decision-making positions,' ...more
Aug. 23, 2016, 5:13 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-DATA-1

"In terms of labour force, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) figures of 2012, women’s employment rate is still low at 29.5% and with an unemployment rate of 10.8%, (11)despite the fact that Turkish businesswomen now have more access to funding through banks and the support of NGOs in terms of microfinance credits"(para 12)
Aug. 23, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"However, only 10% of the owners of small enterprises are women" (50). "In order to develop women’s livelihoods, national and international NGOs accomplish a variety of development activities at a grassroots level, such as community organizing, so women can raise themselves up and strengthen their family’s economy. NGOs also undertake business management training for women’s groups at the district level" (51).
Aug. 6, 2016, 8:12 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, LO-DATA-1, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-2

"Women are not allowed to freely organise in women’s organisations, as not one women’s organisation has been registered" (para 11). "The authorities are reluctant to allow any independent women’s organisations working in the country, as it would be harder to control them. In addition, independent organisations would facilitate a growing self-realisation amongst women, and activation of the female population in defence of their rights and interests" (para 14)
Aug. 5, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"In cooperation with civil society, the Government has also drawn up the National Policy on Gender Issues (PNG) in order to create an institutional, social, cultural, legal and economic framework conducive to the realization of gender equity and equal access of men and women, and boys and girls, to society’s resources; and to ensure effective gender-mainstreaming in all stages of processes involving study and research on the socio-economic conditions of the population and analysis, planning, implementation, follow-up and evaluation of development policies, programmes and projects" (7).