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April 1, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: LO-DATA-2, NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-3

"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" (1).more
July 18, 2016, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-DATA-1, LO-DATA-2

"TGNP Mtandao (formerly the Tanzania Gender Networking Programme) began the Gender Budget Initiative in 1996 as a response to the falling quality of public social services following structural adjustment policies in the 1980s. The broad aim of the Initiative is to make decision-making processes on policies, budgets, taxes and debts more democratic, participatory and responsive to the needs and demands of marginalized women and their communities...A major and lasting achievement, overall, has been increased awareness among grassroots activists of the importance of budget processes and the strengthening of their capacity to hold elected representatives to account" (221).
April 1, 2016, 10:10 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LO-DATA-2, NGOFW-DATA-2

"To help these desperately poor women CARE started an emergency feeding program in 1996 which provided 10,000 widows and their children with monthly food rations. Realizing that the program would not be sustainable until the widows could meet their own basic needs CARE developed a strategy to help these women. Many of them unskilled and illiterate become independent, income earning, entrepreuneres". This statement was made at 0:41 by the narrator (ENB-CODER COMMENT)
Feb. 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: LO-DATA-2

""NGO's in Ukraine have been most prevalent toward helping female advancement and independence in Ukraine over the last ten years. They have done a lot to improve the situation of women here and empower them to make changes in their lives related to abuse, unemployment, etc." Lada Usova" (8)
Jan. 13, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: LO-DATA-2

"The VANWODS has been providing micro finance services to women since 1996. It started as a pilot project under the Department of Women’s Affairs and became a beneficiary owned NGO in 2003. From 2003 until 2007, the number of its members increased to almost 3000, and the value of its savings has grown from 15 million at the end of 2003 to 73 million at the end of 2007. In 2007, VANWOODS started to accept male members. As of November 2010, there are total of 5514 clients with 4085 total number of clients taking our loans. Since 1996, VANWODS total loans released amounts to Vatu 814 million" (19)more
Aug. 12, 2015, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LO-DATA-2, NGOFW-DATA-2

"Prior to the change of regime in 2003, there was no discriminatory law forbidding women from joining non-governmental organizations and associations, especially professional organizations such as the Bar Association, Doctors’ Union, Engineers’ Union and Teachers’ Union. The General Federation of Iraqi Women was the NGO concerned with women but it was a front serving the policy of the ruling party, as women’s activity was forbidden to any other organization in the country. The political transition saw large numbers of women joining a wide range of NGOs and an increase in the number of these organizations, prompting the Government to create the Ministry of State for Civil Society Affairs to register ...more
Aug. 11, 2015, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: LO-DATA-2

“According to World Bank, there is no formal organization in Vanuatu that represents the interest of businesswomen” (40)
Aug. 3, 2015, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LO-DATA-2

"Moreover, activities are undertaken in order to enhance the support provided to immigrant women desiring to create their own business. At the 30 November 2012 meeting of the inter-ministerial committee for women's rights and gender equality, convened for the first time after 12 years, the Government committed itself to taking the situation of women systematically into account in reforming urban policy. ... Moreover, a programme for assisting enterprise creation by women in the districts concerned will be established through the women's initiatives fund (FGIF), whose resources will be enhanced with European Union support. On 29 April 2013, at the end of the conference on entrepreneurship, the President of the Republic ...more
July 31, 2015, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LO-DATA-2, NGOFW-DATA-2

"Prior to the change of regime in 2003, there was no discriminatory law forbidding women from joining non-governmental organizations and associations, especially professional organizations such as the Bar Association, Doctors’ Union, Engineers’ Union and Teachers’ Union. The General Federation of Iraqi Women was the NGO concerned with women but it was a front serving the policy of the ruling party, as women’s activity was forbidden to any other organization in the country. The political transition saw large numbers of women joining a wide range of NGOs and an increase in the number of these organizations, prompting the Government to create the Ministry of State for Civil Society Affairs to register ...more
June 30, 2015, 7:44 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: LO-DATA-2

"The Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare have programmes in place to encourage small and medium enterprises run by women. In 2008 a total of 38% of SMEs were run by women. The MGECW has supported 873 income generating projects since 2000. A total of 90% of these projects are owned by women. The total number of small businesses owned by women in Namibia is not known as many operate informally and are not registered. The Government also encourages the private sector, particularly financial institutions, to provide financial assistance to women" (41)
April 29, 2015, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LO-DATA-2

"International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU), former U.S. labor union, formed in 1900 by the amalgamation of seven local unions. At the turn of the century most of the workers in the garment industry were Jewish immigrants, whose attempts at organization were hampered by clashes between anarchists and socialists; this heritage of strife was carried over into the ILGWU, and in its early years many members were sympathetic to various radical movements. Despite these conflicts the union grew rapidly in its first years. However, the depression of 1903 and the open-shop campaign launched by the newly formed National Association of Manufacturers wiped out many hard-won gains" (para. 1). "By 1908 ...more
April 28, 2015, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LO-DATA-2

"There have always been women’s active in groups in rural and urban communities including women’s cooperatives and market women’s associations. In the 1960s Christian women’s groups such as the Mother’s Union of the Anglican Church were active raising women’s issues in the national arena.. After the Nairobi Conference in the mid-1980s there was a big push for women NGO’s in the countries that raised women’s rights and development concerns in a systematic way; organized women’s networks started to emerge" (para 24)
Oct. 31, 2014, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LO-DATA-2

"More and more women’s nongovernmental organizations developed until the Jordanian Women’s Association was established in 1974, in collaboration with UNFEM, to support women’ s participation in political decision making. The Business W omen and Career Club (BWCC) was established in 1976; it conducted many workshops and conferences in its main headquarters, and its branches supported women in elections and political participation" (138). "The Noor al Hussein Foundation, established in 1985, concentrates on projects that empower families in general and women in particular, while the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) focuses on improving the social and economic conditions of women by establishing and executing income-generating projects. JRF also has pioneering work in ...more
Oct. 7, 2014, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: LO-DATA-2

"Not only did women lead anti-corruption initiatives, their involvement also reaped important gender equality gains. For example, in less than a year, the programme yielded results that speak for themselves: in the town of Jinja in Uganda, because of women’s collective fight for land rights, 35 women received land deeds in their names, and 120 women are in the process of obtaining these deeds" (para. 3).
Oct. 7, 2014, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LO-DATA-2

"By way of background, UNDP funds and supports a programme in partnership with the Huairou Commission (a global network of grassroots women’s organisations) that so far has mobilized 2,300 community members and trained more than 500 people on social accountability strategies in Brazil, Nepal, Nicaragua, the Philippines and Uganda. ... In Brazil, since the start of the programme, 3,000 land deeds were granted to women as rightful owners" (para. 2- 3).
Sept. 12, 2014, 12:21 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: LO-DATA-2

"Zan va Zamin (Women and Earth) is a grassroots organization that works to attain land tenure security and property rights for landless farmers, introduce diversified farming methods, and promote the conservation of eco-agriculture landscapes. The organization maintains a particular focus on advancing the rights of women. It was founded in 1999 by a small group of women activists in response to the challenges facing women in Tajikistan during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the civil war that would follow. ... To date, the group has helped more than 2,000 landless farmers secure formal title to the land they work, 1,200 of whom are women" (para. 1, 4).more
June 24, 2014, 11:38 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LO-DATA-2

"Women also participated in NGO-run training or income generating projects and even formed their own NGOs for refugee women" (2). This section of the report discusses life for Afghan women in refugee camps in the 1980s when the mujahidin were in power; these NGOs were in place then with the potential of others existing before them (CEP-CODER COMMENT)
May 14, 2014, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: LO-DATA-2

"The Tadbirkor Ayol Association of Business Women of Uzbekistan is one of the largest women's non-governmental non-commercial organizations in Uzbekistan. That association was created in 1991, and today it has structural subdivisions in all viloyats of the country, as well as in the city of Tashkent and the Republic of Karakalpakstan" (94).
Feb. 26, 2014, 10:37 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: LO-DATA-2

“Women have begun to engage in politics (many voted in the referendum), and civil society groups are gaining strength. A new, albeit fragile, movement to support women’s equality has been growing steadily” (39)
Feb. 28, 2013, 4:53 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LO-DATA-2

"CAIRO, March 20, 2012—A new council for women’s rights was established in Egypt a year after the Jan. 25th, 2011 revolution. Although it was harshly attacked by political activists for retaining the ideals of the wife of the former dictator, it is an important institution that works to protect the rights of women. It is perhaps the only official institution that attempts to give a voice to women, who are marginalized daily in the new Egypt, with many sectors attempting to sideline them from any vital role either socially or politically" (para 1)
Feb. 21, 2013, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LO-DATA-2

"CAIRO, March 20, 2012—A new council for women’s rights was established in Egypt a year after the Jan. 25th, 2011 revolution. Although it was harshly attacked by political activists for retaining the ideals of the wife of the former dictator, it is an important institution that works to protect the rights of women. It is perhaps the only official institution that attempts to give a voice to women, who are marginalized daily in the new Egypt, with many sectors attempting to sideline them from any vital role either socially or politically" (para 1)
Nov. 2, 2012, 9:18 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LO-DATA-2

“Today the British Ambassador to Bolivia meets with women trained by international development organisation Habitat for Humanity who are advocating for equal land and property rights in Cochabamba. This comes in the light of Mr Cameron’s speech to the UN on 26th September 2012, when he stated that the building blocks which take a country from poverty to prosperity include property rights” (para 1). “Habitat for Humanity has been working in Bolivia since 1985. Worldwide Habitat for Humanity works in around 80 countries, including the UK, enabling people to access safe, decent homes through construction, advocacy, education, renovations and microfinance programmes” (para 7)
Sept. 13, 2012, 9:03 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: LO-DATA-2

“Using the political momentum of the post-tsunami recovery and the MoU between the Indonesian Government and the Free Aceh Movement in August 2005, women's groups fought for gender-responsive policies. Working closely with BRR for Aceh and Nias, women’s groups mobilized themselves to promote women’s rights to land and to mitigate from natural disaster in the future. As a result, a policy on co-ownership of land was adopted to enable women to register individually or communally as landowners, as part of the Government’s policy on land reform in the post-tsunami period” (70-71)
March 5, 2012, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: LO-DATA-2

“The National Centre for Small and Micro Enterprise Development (NCSMED) was established in 2003 to co-ordinate all projects and matters pertaining to MFIs and SMEs" (99). "In 2003 the National Centre for Small and Micro enterprise Development (NCSMED) was established to address the financial needs of those who are not able to access credits and loans from commercial banks and other lending institutions" (103)
Sept. 23, 2011, 2:14 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-DATA-2

"'For 21 years, we have been in the forefront fighting for the rights of women and children and challenging the government to reform laws that impede the participation of women in the mainstream development process of the country,' says Maria Kashonda, the association’s chairperson" (Para 8)
Aug. 12, 2011, 6:25 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: LO-DATA-2

"Michelle Hain volunteers as the organizational development adviser for the Community Initiative for Sustainable Development, COMINSUD, an organization dedicated to sustainable development in the Northwest region of Cameroon. She said male domination of formal politics has meant that Cameroonian women have concentrated their efforts in civil society organizations, such as parent-teacher associations" (Section: Walla's Priorities)
Feb. 4, 2011, 1:53 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LO-DATA-2

"In the nineties there were micro-credit projects for women, often under the model of group solidarity to guarantee loans" (Section: Land Tenure and Institutions). "1980: Bartolina Sisa National Federation of Peasant Women (Federacion Nacional de Mujeres Campesinas Bartolina Sisa, or FNMCBS): They fight for land and representation in managerial positions of decision-making bodies Syndicate Confederation of Bolivian Settlers--with a female connection/link. 1976: National Union of Institutions for Social Action Work (Union Nacional de Instituciones para el Trabajo de Accion Social, or UNITAS): A network which brings development NGOs together. With 14 institutions in the network, it coordinates the Peasant Alternative Development Program (Programa Campesina Alternativa de Desarollo, or PROCADE) with ...more
Feb. 2, 2011, 4:52 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LO-DATA-2

"The Democratic Women's Association in Morocco was founded in 1985. Its main objective is to promote the rights and strategic interests of women. It seeks the right of women of all tribes of Morocco to beneift from the distribution of collective lands...The Moroccan Association for the Advancement of Rural Women was created in 1995 to promote the rights of rural women. The Moroccan Association for Women's Rights has defended the rights of women and worked to improve their status since 1993" (Civil Society Organizations)
Feb. 1, 2011, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: LO-DATA-2

"National Federation of the Rural Women in Mali (FENAFER) consists of 9 professional associations of women from rural, 46 rural women's associations, and 703 associations of rural women in a communal outlook. The FENAFER is an independent apolitical, secular, and non-denominational organization born of the will and solidarity of rural women. This organization's goal is to educate and inform the majority of rural women. More specifically, FENAFER is responsible to equip rural women in the fight against AIDS and malaria, develop production networks, make water holes, and protect the environment. Association for the Advancement and Advocacy of Women: Establishedin 1991, this organization tries to help reunite women to defend their ...more
Jan. 26, 2011, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: LO-DATA-2

"1993. Napguana Association. With Austrian funds, it established the partial territories (comarcas) of the Kuna. 1993. National Coordinator of Indigenous Panamanian Women (Coordinadora Nacional de Mujeres Indígenas Panamenas, or CONAMUIP) constituted by 3 ethnic groups of the indigenous territories (comarcas) of the Kuna, Embera and Ngobe, who united to form it. It is committed to the social, health, socio-economic and civic development of indigenous women and their families. It promotes community projects and seeks to maintain traditional values. 1977. Center for Panamanian Studies and Social Action (Centro de Estudios y Acción Social Panameno, or CEASPA). It is a civil non-profit organization. Since its inception it has focused its actions towards ...more