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Latest items for NGOFW-DATA-1

Jan. 17, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"In 2007, the network, PRIS – Prostitutes’ Revenge in Society, was founded by and for women with experience in different areas of the sex industry. PRIS has three main aims: to provide mutual support, and support to others in the sex industry, to raise awareness of the sex industry and its negative effects, and to improve services for those who want to exit the sex industry. PRIS also has a sister organizations, The Friends of PRIS, for Feminists, who have no experience in the sex industry, but who are supportive of the aims of the organization" (page 10). "Since the late 1990’s, a large number of awareness-raising campaigns have been ...more
Jan. 12, 2018, 7:30 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Since 2013, WFP have been implementing a community education programme aimed at improving feeding and nutrition practices among indigenous women in the department of Totonicapán. The programme trains women to be 'peer advisors' who can advise and support other mothers in their communities on appropriate feeding and childcare practices. As well as doing home visits, peer advisors bring women together in 'mother-to-mother' groups, which meet regularly to learn and share experiences. Over 300 community educators have been trained through the programme, and more than 3,500 women have taken part in mother-to-mother groups. During the initial participatory action learning workshop for the WFP-IDS gender mainstreaming initiative, WFP staff reflected that, although ...more
Jan. 11, 2018, 6:37 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-DATA-1

"With more than 60,000 youths taking up the challenge, Lily Thapa, the founder of Women for Human Rights, is overwhelmed by the response. 'The colour red symbolises passion and life so our culture prohibits widows from wearing anything red. Women are forced to wear only white attire, which I believe takes a toll on their beauty. So, the main aim of this campaign is to change that mentality,' says Lily. Kicking off the challenge, Thapa herself shared her picture on Facebook in a red salwar kameez, asking people to join in, 'If you are with me and with all single women (widows), please participate by wearing a red tika and ...more
Jan. 10, 2018, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'We have received queries about a number of cases similar to that of Rosana Galliano’s children, which don’t make it to the media because the families of the murdered women don’t want to go public,' said Ada Rico, who heads La Casa del Encuentro, a Buenos Aires-based organisation that combats violence, abuse and discrimination against women" (para 6).
Jan. 8, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"A recent graduate, Vijil, 21, is the social media mastermind behind a new Oxfam-funded initiative that aims to put women on politicians' agendas. The initiative called PoletikaH - a Spanish portmanteau combining politics and ethics - aims to widen the conversation and expose candidates when they fail to rise to the occasion. Fed up with seeing their concerns sidelined, PoletikaH and more than 70 women's organisations came together to launch on September 12 a feminist political agenda to serve as a measuring stick to scrutinise the presidential candidates' focus on the problems women face ahead of the November 26 election" (para 3-5).
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In Egypt, women are not usually free to wear what they want, states Dalia Abd El-Hameed, Gender and Women's Rights Officer at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR)"(4)
Dec. 28, 2017, 4 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In sandy, dusty Ouagadougou, located in the center of this landlocked country in West Africa, stigmatization is an active form of abuse carried out against young single mothers or prostitutes, which is why the clinic was launched by Keogo, a local association, or charity. The abuse extends to the very place women and girls may seek safety, comfort and medical attention: in hospitals. Keogo’s program to assist vulnerable women and girls was born in 2012, offering medical care as part of its services. Lassina Zampou, the president of Keogo, said the clinic enabled its clients to avoid hurtful 'judgments from medical staff' in hospitals, where young female patients who are ...more
Dec. 28, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Plan International is trying to persuade parents not to agree to marriage for their girls until they have finished school, by providing free school meals and offering food packages for families whose daughters attend every day. But many fall through the net" (para 26).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"NGOs reported that many women were reluctant to report rapes due to fear of retaliation, inadequate response, and social stigma"(16)."Couples and individuals generally have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of their children; manage their reproductive health; and have access to the information and means to do so, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence. Access to information on contraception and skilled attendance at delivery and in postpartum care were widely available except in provincial-level indigenous regions, where it was limited, according to the American Red Cross and the Ombudsman’s Office"(17)."Harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons by security forces was a major complaint of ...more
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Diep Vuong started the Pacific Links Foundation to combat trafficking in Vietnam. . . . The Pacific Links Foundation runs a shelter for trafficking victims in the city of Lao Cai, northern Vietnam. The young women stay for an average of two to three years. They go to school or get vocational training. They do art therapy. They learn to cook and sew and keep a big garden. Surrounded by other woman with similar experiences, the shelter helps them get back on their feet and then to find jobs to support themselves. 'Once that whole investment process can happen with these young women then it is much easier for them ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Haifa Feminist Center is a feminist collective founded in 1983. We are a community of women who act together to promote understanding and partnership between women in Israel, regardless of religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual preference, and socio-economic status. Isha L’Isha’s mission is to advance the status and rights of women and girls, and to promote peace, security, and socio-economic justice from a feminist perspective through education, research, dissemination of knowledge, and public events" (para 1). "Since 1997, Isha L’Isha has been part of a coalition of organizations working against trafficking in women in Israel, and since 2002, we have operated the Fighting against Trafficking in Women Project. The project works ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'We used a variety of tools such as street plays, mobile exhibitions and were joined by puppeteers, dance troupes and musicians at various stops,' said Ananya Bhattacharya from banglanatak.com, one of the charities involved in the [anti-human trafficking] campaign (para 5). "Ravi Kant from Shakti Vahini, another charity behind the [anti-human trafficking] campaign, said they hoped to replicate the caravan in India's northeastern states" (para 15).
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"The NGO, which conducts research on health and development topics, said efforts to tackle child marriage need to start early, provide skills training so girls can thrive, and should involve the community. The Balika project was most successful in delaying marriage among girls under 16 and in school" (Para 12).
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Since 2009, one nongovernmental organization, Justice for All, has provided legal advice to about 1,250 women seeking divorce across seven provinces, according to its executive director, Mahfuza Folad" (para 11). 'In 2016 alone, another organization, Medica afghanistan, provided legal help to about 215 women seeking divorce in Western Heral Province, according to its provincial director, jamila Naseri" (para 12).
Dec. 17, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Aggarwal has joined hands with an organization called Stop Acid Attacks to assist other victims of such attacks and also fight for their rights in local courts" (para 18).
Dec. 17, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Plan International Egypt has designed its Girls’ and Women’s Empowerment Programme with a focus on targeted interventions to empower girls and women improve their economic status" (para 1).
Dec. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, SMES-DATA-2, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Loomba Foundation, another NGO, estimates that 38m widows are extremely poor" (para 4).
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-5, NGOFW-DATA-1

At 12:27 of the video, Brishti says "But now I can’t even get help for myself." Brishti is 14 and was married when she was 13. Her husband was already married. They got divorced and while she was living alone she was molested by a man next door(ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 13, 2017, 10 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Listening to the voices of organizations like Women’s Political Participation Committee who ask for transparency and an end to secret court meetings and decisions can ensure that the legal system will do its duty to defend justice" (para 16).
Dec. 13, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The law has long been criticised by Iraqi womens’ rights groups as 'backwards' and outdated…" (para 6). Womens' rights groups are present in Iraq and are a type of NGO (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 8, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Lois Lee, founder of Children of the Night, a Van Nuys-based nonprofit that rescues children from sex work, credited Backpage with helping detectives locate missing or exploited children and ultimately prosecute pimps. She lamented the end of the site [Backpage] as a 'critical investigative tool. It's a sad day for America's children victimized by prostitution,' Lee said in a statement"(para 15-16)
Dec. 7, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The labor that keeps the women in the Niger Delta busy tends to be care work—looking after children, the elderly, the ill—as well as cooking and cleaning. This is work that technically has a market value, but is done for free inside the home, and therefore traditional productivity measures like GDP don’t capture it. But if we did measure it, McKinsey Global Institute estimates that the total output of unpaid care work would equal about $10 trillion, roughly 13% of global GDP. In Nigeria, women spend on average 8.5 hours/day on unpaid care work, according to ActionAid. And after an environmental disaster, there is even more of it"(para 3)more
Dec. 7, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) strongly condemns the statements of the two MPs addressing women [specifically about mandatory virginity testing for university and vocational school students]"(para 1)."Ms. Nehad [AbolKomsan, ECWR Chairwoman] also calls upon the Values Committee in the parliament to take decisive and strict action against any MP releasing statements inciting violence in general and against women in particular, especially that these statements ruin the image of Egypt both in the society and in the international community as a whole. Consequently, ECWR will submit an official complain to the Prosecutor General against the two MPs for their statements. ECWR also demands; Lifting the immunity of the MPs ...more
Dec. 5, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DLB-DATA-1, LO-DATA-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Time reallocations resulting from Nepal’s joining the Vegetable and Fruit Cash Crop Programme (VFC) were investigated in 1991–1993. The VFC aimed to encourage commercialization of fruits and vegetables by quality and productivity improvements, for the benefit of families who had hitherto produced fruits and vegetable for their own consumption. Using various methodologies to observe 264 households, researchers found that VFC participation increased the time dedicated by women (and even moderately by men) to children under 5 years of age in families with more than one preschooler. In contrast, in households with only one preschooler, parents tended to spend more time on cultivation, especially for the cash crops, at the expense ...more
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Take-home rations for pupils can be particularly effective in improving girls’ school enrollment. This strategy was used in Afghanistan, where the gender parity index (the enrollment of girls in schools as compared to boys) remains very low, at 0.35 in 2008 (WFP 2012, p. 32). There has been significant improvement since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001, but cultural and religious norms, lack of separate sanitation facilities, and security concerns continue to have strong effects. To bridge this gap, the WFP [World Food Programme] distributes a monthly ration of 3.7 liters of vegetable oil to girls, conditional upon a minimum school attendance of 22 days per month. Take-home rations ...more
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-3

"From the gender perspective, the impacts of CCT [cash transfer] programs are ambiguous. The conditionalities may significantly improve the educational attainments of girls. Since the benefits are generally provided to women as care givers (following the examples of Mexico and Brazil), this strengthens their role within the family. In Brazil, 94% of the recipients of the Bolsa Familia transfers are women (Holmes and Jones 2010, p. 15)"(53)
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Bou Kamel is highly involved in her community through her activities with the nongovernmental organization TERRE Liban" (para 3).
Nov. 30, 2017, 6 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The TTIBs and civil society organisations have helped pull out of the closet a reality that is the product of Cuba’s patriarchal culture, which runs counter to the progress made towards equality such as equal wages for men and women, the massive incorporation of girls and women in education and the labour market, and free, universal access to abortion on demand. For example, since 2007, the 'Oscar Arnulfo Romero' Centre for Reflection and Solidarity (OAR) and other groups have been organising an annual National Day for Non-Violence Against Women, to coincide with the 16 days of global activism between Nov. 25 and Dec. 10" (para 11-12). TTIB stands for Integral ...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Voice of Women and some 15 other Brussels associations have organized a network to coordinate and develop their approaches. An emergency call number has been set up for victims of forced marriages. The associations also want to increase awareness among professionals and the public, especially in the most affected communities" (para 31-32).
Nov. 30, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"There have been numerous efforts by international organisations to train women in Kandahar to work in the media" (para 16).