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Latest items for NGOFW-DATA-1

Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Many NGOs operating shelters for abused female domestic laborers faced difficulties due to the absence of support from their usual foreign partners" (page 20). "NGOs implemented awareness campaigns aimed at abating child marriage" (page 23).
Feb. 7, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"NGOs that advocated for women’s rights, particularly those focused on combating domestic violence, organized protests and media campaigns that met with some interference by the security forces" (Pg 17).
Feb. 6, 2019, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Advocacy and awareness programs by the Office of the First Lady, CGPU, ministries, and Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) changed public perceptions of violence against women and children by arguing that violence was unacceptable. The activities of local and regional organizations, other NGOs, and broadcast and print media campaigns bolstered these efforts. For example, WLSA held training workshops to raise awareness of gender-based violence from November 2014-January 2015. Campaigns and radio programs educating women about their rights took place throughout the year. The government had one shelter in Maseru for abused women. The shelter offered psychosocial services, but only provided help to women referred to it. The majority...more
Feb. 6, 2019, 2:48 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Sexual and Gender-based Crimes Unit continued to coordinate with Court E and to collaborate with NGOs and international donors to increase public awareness of sexual and gender-based violence issues; these efforts, according to the government and NGOs, led to increased reporting of rape. Despite increased reporting, however, human rights groups claimed the true prevalence of rape was still higher than reported, since many cases go unreported. The government runs a shelter for sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) victims and victims of trafficking in persons, and established two hotlines for citizens to report SGBV-related crimes. The Sexual Pathways Referral program, a combined initiative of the government and NGOs, improved access...more
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The NGO La Strada operated a hotline to report domestic violence, offered victims psychological and legal aid, and provided victims with options for follow-up assistance" (Pg 31).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Women’s Affairs operated a shelter for female victims of trafficking or domestic violence in Asuncion . . . The ministry, the Attorney General’s Office, and women’s NGOs provided health and psychological assistance, including shelter, to victims" (page 22).
Jan. 29, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"The study relied mainly on personal interviews. The interviewees included individuals from civil society organizations (CSOs) which have in place a system for referral to shelters, and have a long history in dealing with them, including Al Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence (Al Nadeem Center), Nazra for Feminist Studies (Nazra), and the Women and Development Foundation (WDF); international organizations which have worked towards developing shelters in Egypt, such as UN WOMEN; CSOs with experience in managing shelters, such as the Association for the Development and Enhancement of Women (ADEW), the Center for Egyptian Women Legal Assistance (CEWLA), and Banati Association. The study team also interviewed some...more
Jan. 10, 2019, 9:54 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"After Bangladesh introduced legislation specifically criminalizing acid violence (with punishments up to the death sentence) and also controlling the sale of acid and providing financial assistance to victims, the number of attacks plummeted. From a peak of 494 reported attacks in 2002, the year the law was passed, just 44 attacks were reported in 2016, according to data from Acid Survivors Foundation, an organization that works with survivors in that country" (para 18).
Jan. 10, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Acid Survivors Trust International, based in London, says that about 1,500 attacks are recorded globally each year — but suggests that 60 percent of cases globally go unreported each year" (para 9).
Jan. 10, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Burn Violence Survivors (BVS-Nepal), a Kathmandu-based organization that helps survivors of acid and burn violence" (para 8) A majority of burn victims are women (AMG-CODER COMMENT). "'The underlying problem is the fundamental devaluation of women and girls,' says Jessica Neuwirth, director of Donor Direct Action, a global women's rights organization that supported Sangita Magar's legal team" (para 13). "The criminal case involving Sangita Magar previously spurred the government to specifically criminalize acid and burn violence in 2015. Before that, cases could only be tried as an equivalent to battery, with punishments as low as two months in jail or a fine of about $10, or as attempted murder, which can...more
Jan. 10, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3, NGOFW-DATA-1

"That case was widely followed, says Nebahat Akkoc, founder of the Komer Foundation in Diyarbakir, which she says is frustrating but not surprising. She explains that, unlike Kaya, the 20-year-old student, Ozgecan Aslan, was killed by a stranger" (para 6).
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Women students occasionally contested male control of the fellowship groups and the sexual double-standard. Those residing in one of the co-ed halls, in a proactive move, joined a non-governmental organisation, War against Rape and Sexual Harassment (WARSH) to fight cases of rape and sexual harassment, and secured the support of male residents" (para 19).
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"UN agencies had called on the government not to approve the bill, arguing that it would damage the country's ability to combat sexual abuse and child marriage" (para 5).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The well-designed smartphone app, Clique 180 (click on 180), also provides comprehensive information on the types of violence against women and the laws for each crime. It includes a button to reach the helpline and a collaborative tool that allows users to pin on a map areas of their cities that pose safety risks. The app is supported by a website, www.clique180.org.br. Developed for iOS and Android operating systems by UN Women, in partnership with the British embassy in Brazil, Clique 180 builds on a previous SmartWomen App piloted in 2013 under the Rio de Janeiro Safe and Sustainable City for All joint program with UN-Habitat and Unicef. It was...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'By attending the Safe Space programme Illimin, I found the motivation to return to school,' says Fati, unable to suppress a large smile. 'It helped me to gain confidence in myself. It has also re-awakened my lifelong dream to study and have a career. A dream that was shattered by my father' (para 8). "'Illimin means 'knowledge for dignity' in Hausa, a common language in Niger, and the Safe Space programme Illimin was designed to combat both early marriage and pregnancy by educating and empowering adolescent girls to facilitate this change themselves. It is at the Safe Space that my dream to go to school came back to me,' says...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

An outreach worker was going door to door to spread the word about the UNFPA-supported Safe Space programme Illimin, which had recently launched in their area, and to find girls ages 10 to 19 who were not enrolled in school to ask if they would like to join the programme (para 6). "'Illimin means 'knowledge for dignity' in Hausa, a common language in Niger, and the Safe Space programme Illimin was designed to combat both early marriage and pregnancy by educating and empowering adolescent girls to facilitate this change themselves" (para 11-12). "In secure spaces chosen in consultation with communities, Safe Space staff educates girls about sexual and reproductive health,...more
Jan. 8, 2019, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Despite the gravity of the allegations, Vásquez was in court within weeks of her arrest. There, she was denied a fair trial in favour of 'express justice', according to Katia Recinos, a lawyer with the Citizens’ Group" (para 14).
Jan. 8, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

According to research by the Salvadoran Citizens’ Group for the Decriminalization of Abortion, more than 250 women were reported to the police between 2000 and 2014, of whom 147 were prosecuted and 49 convicted – 26 for murder and 23 for abortion. The vast majority were like Vásquez: young, poor and single, and lost their baby after a medical complication (para 5). "The consequences are catastrophic for the women and their families, according to Amnesty International’s new report Separated Families, Broken Ties, which details the financial and psychological impact on three families" (para 6).
Jan. 8, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Girls supported by Plan International have been at the forefront of the campaign to make sanitary pads free" (para 2). "Access to sanitary towels is a big challenge for girls who come from poor families in Kenya, with UNESCO estimating that around half of all school-age girls do not have access to sanitary pads" (para 6). "'That’s why the amendment to the education act is so significant, says Lennart Reinius, Plan International’s Acting Country Director in Kenya. 'Menstruation is linked to girls’ dignity and has a tremendous impact on their access to education and performance in school as girls will often miss days when they are menstruating,' says Mr Reinius.'This...more
Jan. 8, 2019, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Activists have cautiously welcomed the law, describing it as a step in the right direction.’ The forced isolation and forced stigmatization of women [to believe] they are impure and have to go away from their homes has created not only psychological fear for women but also for their children,' says Mohna Ansari, a member of the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal who was part of the campaign to ban the practice" (para 9-10). "Research from grassroots organization Action Works Nepal found that 77 percent of girls and women felt humiliated during their periods, and two-thirds reported feeling lonely and scared when sleeping in cowsheds, which are not only unhygienic...more
Jan. 7, 2019, 4:38 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Barr is based in Islamabad, Pakistan, but lived in the Afghan capital Kabul for six years while working for the UN and Human Rights Watch.Two years ago she travelled across Afghanistan, asking hundreds of girls and their parents why their children were not in school" (para 5-6).
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"At the moment, not even one kopek of taxpayer money goes to shelters. The few that are available are funded by non-governmental organizations" (para 28).
Jan. 5, 2019, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In advance of International Women’s Day and the Prime Minister’s announcement of the Cabinet’s proposal for the repeal of Article 308, Equality Now’s partner, Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC) organized a seminar with civil society organizations calling on the Government of Palestine to respect and enforce Article 9 of the Basic law 2003 that guarantees full equality between men and women in all spheres of life. This would include repealing Article 308 of the Penal Code" (para 29). "In October 2017, WCLAC, Equality Now, and the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations against Domestic Violence against Women (Al Muntada) submitted a joint report on Palestine for consideration during the 68th...more
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"CARE International’s action plan targeted women of ethnic groups in remote areas, preparing them to handle effects of natural disasters as well as climate change" (Pg 20).
Dec. 14, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Emilida Misomali is part of a mothers group in the village of Chimoya, in Dedza district. They warn parents about the long-term ills of early marriage and childbirth, but say it falls on deaf ears" (para 12). "Unlike most victims who drop out of school, Waya soothed her childhood trauma by playing sports and through her studies. She meets victims of sexual abuse nationwide through her Mary Waya netball Academy" (para 27). "[Kachindamoto] then drew community members, the clergy, local committees and charities together to pass a bylaw that banned early marriage under the civil law" (para 35).
Dec. 13, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"On behalf of the 50 women NGOs and women’s councils throughout Afghanistan that are members of the Jalal Foundation network, we articulate our concerns and sentiments in regard to the resolution of the political impasse in Afghanistan and the recent signing of the National Unity Government Agreement by President Ashraf Ghani and Mr. Abdullah Abdullah" (1).
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"With support from the partners, UNICEF (unicef.org.uk) is empowering existing community structures such as mother groups to promote girls' education. This is being done within the UN Joint Programme for Girls' Education (UNJPE) in Mangochi and two other districts; Dedza and Salima" (para 20, 21).
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:49 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In August 2018, over 25 thought leaders from the anti-FGM/Khafz movement, women’s rights organizations, from India, Africa and North America, and various United Nations agencies came together at a roundtable meeting in New Delhi, which was jointly organized by WeSpeakOut and Equality Now. The roundtable explored how India could eliminate FGM/Khafz and meet its commitments under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" (para 5).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned about the lack of an independent complaint mechanism for women’s human rights violations and about women’s non-awareness of their rights" (4). There are no hotlines or other ngo groups geared towards women's rights (KYK-CODER COMMENT). "It is concerned about the absence of autonomous women’s human rights organizations that would independently promote, monitor, evaluate and advocate the advancement of women’s rights in the State party" (5). "The Committee is also concerned about the weakness of civil society with regard to women’s human rights" (8).
Nov. 8, 2018, 6:46 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

Women’s Link Worldwide is a NGO who study "SYSTEMIC RAPES, PUBLIC HUMILIATION, CHILDREN STEALING, & INDUCED ABORTIONS ARE EXAMPLES OF THE ATROCITIES WOMEN SUFFERED DURING FRANCO’S DICTATORSHIP IN SPAIN" (para. 1). It shows the lack of information about historical wins of rights for women (JSM - coder comment).