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Latest items for LO-PRACTICE-1

Nov. 7, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"My grandmother’s income was controlled, invested and portioned out to her by her sons" (para 18).
Oct. 26, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-DATA-1, LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-DATA-3

"98 percent were currently or previously had been homeless"(para 8). These results are from a study of 105 Native women in Minnesota who had been sexually trafficked (ENB-Coder Comment)
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, IAW-PRACTICE-1

"The frail looking 45-year-old woman [widow] has no documents to prove her rights to her husband’s property in the ancient town of Sankhu"(para 3)."She [Lily Thapa, chief of Women for Human Rights] said many widows lacked documents to claim their dead husband’s property or faced difficulties getting rebuilding grants because their marriage was not registered, as is common in Nepal"(para 9)."[Lily] Thapa founded WHR 20 years ago following the death of her husband in the Gulf War while he was working with a peace mission in Iraq. The organization, which has more than 2,000 widow groups nationwide, campaigns for better social and cultural rights, and helps widows secure property, economic ...more
Oct. 18, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Local priest, Mathew Sigilai, believes that the combination of economic pressure and new gender equality laws in Kenya is slowly eroding deep-seated cultural beliefs. 'Things have changed and the population has grown and nowadays, getting married is not guaranteed,' he said. 'As a parent, if my daughter is not married, I will not chase her away. Instead I give her a farm or a cow to earn a living and start off her life like a son.' Chepkulul’s neighbor, 56-year-old Juliana, recalls her youth, a time when things were even tougher for unmarried women. 'When you were not married, it was difficult to find accommodation or a home. You would ...more
Oct. 4, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"On paper, the law is clear: men and women enjoy equal property rights under Afghanistan's 2004 constitution. But on-the-ground reality says otherwise as a combination of tradition and customary laws keep most Afghan women unaware of their land rights and far from owning property. As the Afghan Ministry of Justice estimates, 90 percent of Afghans decide land rights according to customary laws – regulations developed and instituted at the regional and tribal level. For this reason, few Afghan women are able to capitalize on their right to inherit and own property" (para 1-2). "The cultural expectation is that a woman's husband will become her economic provider and therefore she does ...more
Sept. 29, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1, LO-DATA-3

"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"(para 2)
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-PRACTICE-1

"Women are playing an important part in driving the growth of e-commerce in China, according to a report released by AliResearch, an affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd"(para 1)."The report showed that the number of women who shopped on Taobao, one of the largest online platforms in China, was more than 200 million. It also found that nearly 6 million women have established their own Taobao shops and 49.4 percent of these women are the owners of their online business"(para 3)."According to the 2016 Chinese Women's Wealth Management Report, 80 percent of the decisions about the family's consumption were made by women. Hence, women's determination has a direct influence on ...more
Aug. 30, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Banks in Turkey offer 'Credits for Entrepreneurs' under different terms to women, which aim at contributing to the attainment of a higher status by women. These credits for entrepreneurship granted to women by banks aim to support women entrepreneurs who do not have any activity or own a place, who desire to open a business for goods or services production or professional services or commercial activities, who do or don’t have a certificate pertaining to the desired business field, who have enough knowledge or experience but lack the sufficient amount of capital. With these credits, women who want to set up their own business, yet encounter security-related problems are provided ...more
Aug. 30, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Few women own land. In the traditional economy, women, youth, and the servant class are not landowners. Decisions on and-use are generally determined by men and the elderly. In 1983, an attempt to reform land tenureship was not widespread" (para 1). "Women have difficulty accessing credit from formal banking institutions as they do not own land and other collateral. Women's access to credit is primarily through traditional savings groups; data collection is needed on these groups" (para 5)
Aug. 30, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"With regards to the Ministry of Gender and Family’s micro credit loan scheme, a total of 60 loans had been disbursed to the women in Male’ since the scheme was initiated in 2000. A further 35 loans will be disbursed to island women by the end of September 2006"
Aug. 30, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

“In urban areas where many women manage or own businesses or hold management positions in state industries, there is relatively little societal discrimination against women"
Aug. 30, 2017, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

“Women were promoted less frequently than men were and were less likely to own or manage businesses”
Aug. 30, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

“Women were promoted less frequently than men and were less likely to own or manage businesses"
Aug. 30, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Women were promoted less frequently than men and were less likely to own or manage businesses"
Aug. 30, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Women were promoted less frequently than men, and were less likely to own or manage businesses"
Aug. 30, 2017, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Funding provisions to guarantee women’s land transactions. Several projects have been funded under Law 215 of 1992 on female entrepreneurship. However, funding remains limited and procedures are complex and costly. Only 17 percent of the applications under Law 215 obtain access to funds [FAO and Cotula, 2002]"
Aug. 30, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

“Few Sudanese women are land owners, in spite of their significant participation in food production...46.4% of the farms are owned by women. However, when the government introduced the system of farm registration, only 10% of the gardens were registered in women’s names!” (89)
Aug. 30, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Although the law does not specifically prohibit gender discrimination, it provides for protection of women’s rights to equal access to education, employment, and property. Nevertheless, societal pressures and customs, especially in rural areas, inhibited their full exercise of these rights, particularly with respect to marriage and inheritance"
Aug. 30, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"The National Women's Movement, the most active women's rights NGO, continued assisting women in launching small home-based businesses, such as sewing and vegetable growing, and provided general legal help. The Women's Business Group advocated for business opportunities for women"
Aug. 30, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about the situation of rural women, in particular the indigenous Amerindians and the Maroons, in the coastal plain and in the interior of Suriname, who are disadvantaged by poor infrastructure, limited markets, obstacles in availability and accessibility of agricultural land and agricultural credit" (65)
Aug. 30, 2017, 4:37 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"'Business Development Centres' (İŞGEM) were founded by KOSGEB within the scope of Privatization Social Support Project with the aim of supporting small-scale entrepreneurs and facilitating their course of business establishment and thus improving their means to enlarge their businesses. Among those setting up their own business via İŞGEMs, which enable them to overcome the stage of establishment and to grow further by providing counselling support, access to financial resources, business quarters on favourable terms, common office equipment and office services, 33.18% are women"
Aug. 30, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

The chart shows that percentage of female land and agricultural ownership in 2010 was 27.7%. This data is from Eurostat. (MLFD - CODER COMMENT)
Aug. 30, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

“An FAO study in Syria found the following pattern of ownership among women: land: only 5%” Women's limited control over agricultural resources is a barrier to their access to production credit, equipment and resources” (para 4)
Aug. 30, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Overall though, women’s land ownership remains very low: in 2006, JICA reported that just 5.3% of agricultural land was owned by women, and that land holdings owned by women were on average smaller than those owned by men"
Aug. 30, 2017, 4 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"With regard to bank loans, mortgages and other forms of financial credit, Spanish women face no restrictions at this time, with the exception of those that apply to all citizens regardless of sex. In 1998 a cooperation agreement was signed with a national bank in order to facilitate soft loans for women wishing to start their own businesses in any field" (96)
Aug. 30, 2017, 4 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"The programme called 'De emprendedora a Empresaria' (From Enterprising to Woman Entrepreneur)...are provided to women entrepreneurs and to enterprising women wishing to open a business. It should be pointed out that thanks to this programme, 454 businesses run by women have been created, and approximately 1,400 women have received specialized training, in the period 1996-1997" (72)
Aug. 30, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Moreover, Law No. 3 of 2007 established joint ownership and that the State must promote new business activities to support economic activities of women in rural areas. However, in practice the effects of the law are very limited...The Instituto de la Mujer (‘Women’s Institute’) has several micro-credit programmes for women. The Convocatoria del Régimen General (‘General Regime’s Call) is one example of government support for promoting women’s entrepreneurship in rural areas. In 2001, 117 programmes were endorsed and 116 in 2002"
Aug. 30, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

“Government officials frequently deny women land grants or housing loans, and prefer to conduct business with a woman's husband or other male relative" (para 37)
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Generally speaking, most of the microcredit institutions’ customers in Haiti are women. These customers work independently (83% women compared to 73% men), mainly in commerce...Access to bank loans is very restricted in Haiti. Generally speaking, women’s living conditions make it impossible for them to fulfil the requirements for such loans. As a result only a few obtain them" (95)