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Sept. 20, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In November 2013, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a complaint on behalf of Amanda Mellet before the United Nations Human Rights Committee, arguing that Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws violated her basic human rights by subjecting her to severe mental suffering and anguish"(para 3)
Sept. 20, 2017, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: China, Mexico, Nepal
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Since 2012, Jungle Mamas has been collaborating with One Heart World-Wide, a world-renouned organization that has worked to reduce maternal and neonatal health in Nepal, Tibet, and Mexico.Through this collaboration, Jungle Mamas has worked to successfully implement One Heart’s Network of Safety; a proven effective, sustainable, and replicable model that works with all stakeholders—families, communities, local and national governments—in the active engagement of reducing maternal and newborn death. The Network of Safety 'raises awareness, teaches good practices, and distributes essential supplies to ensure that mothers and infants survive delivery and the first months of life'"(para 8-9)
Sept. 20, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Since 2006, the Jungle Mamas program has been working in collaboration with the Achuar Nation of Ecuador to develop a model of addressing maternal, infant, and community health in a way that is culturally appropriate, empowering, and sustainable"(para 1)."Ecuador’s Achuar population, nearing approximately 7,000 between the provinces of Pastaza and Morona-Santiago, resides in some of the most remote and hard to access primary rainforest in the country. Due large in part to both geographic and socio-economic limitations, access to healthcare both at the community and urban levels has been significantly limited for the Achuar people.Our model of working with the Achuar is one that addresses all of these limitations by ...more
Sept. 19, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"A study by PLAFAM, the biggest family planning clinic in the country, estimates that about 23 percent more Venezuelan women are being sterilized today as compared to four years ago, said the clinic’s director, Enrique Abache. 'The financial crisis is one of the main causes for this,' he explained"(para 3)."Abache, the PLAFAM director, said some black-market vendors are selling fake contraceptive methods"(para 9)."Sterilization can be expensive, running around $1,500, an exorbitant price for the average Venezuelan. Many women participate in 'sterilization days,' during which they can get free or reduced-rate operations under a program run by the government and nonprofit groups. The program has become increasingly popular, with slots booked ...more
Sept. 15, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"I’ve spent the last decade leading a non-profit called College and Community Fellowship, which helps formerly incarcerated women put education at the heart of reentry in order to reach their full potential.Through the eyes of our students, I have seen firsthand the lifelong disadvantages—and systemic injustices—that have landed so many women in prison. I’ve spoken with women who have committed crimes to feed their kids, or as a result of mental illness and addiction, or in some cases because crime had become a cycle of survival in their families and communities"(para 5-6)."CCF [College and Community Fellowship] understands that women need a gender-responsive, individualized approach to reentry, and that education is ...more
Sept. 15, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"While all women’s sports here are suffering, none have failed quite as spectacularly as the women’s national cycling team. Celebrated in documentaries, and the subject of a 2014 book and a blizzard of news articles, the team was recently nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize — thanks to the tireless promotion of its benefactor, Shannon Galpin, who financed the team through her Colorado-based charity, Mountain to Mountain.However, Ms. Galpin announced on her web page last month that she would no longer support the Afghan Cycling Federation because of what she described as 'out of control' corruption by the team’s longtime coach and the head of the federation, Haji Abdul ...more
Sept. 15, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"While all women’s sports here are suffering, none have failed quite as spectacularly as the women’s national cycling team. Celebrated in documentaries, and the subject of a 2014 book and a blizzard of news articles, the team was recently nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize — thanks to the tireless promotion of its benefactor, Shannon Galpin, who financed the team through her Colorado-based charity, Mountain to Mountain.However, Ms. Galpin announced on her web page last month that she would no longer support the Afghan Cycling Federation because of what she described as 'out of control' corruption by the team’s longtime coach and the head of the federation, Haji Abdul ...more
Sept. 14, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The New York-based Organization for the Resolution of Agunot, which works to help solve Jewish divorce disputes, has followed the case [of the woman in Israel who is still waiting from permission from her husband to divorce. The husband is living in the United States]"(para 26)
Sept. 14, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Osnat Sharon, the wife's lawyer, said her client has endured an 'intensive and Sisyphean' process of rehabilitation that will not be complete until she is allowed to move on.'She is not yet 40. She has her entire life ahead of her,' said Sharon, who also serves as legal adviser to Yad L'Isha, an aid center for women who are refused divorces"(para 21-22)."The New York-based Organization for the Resolution of Agunot, which works to help solve Jewish divorce disputes, has followed the case [of the woman in Israel who is still waiting from permission from her husband to divorce. The husband is living in the United States]"(para 26)
Sept. 8, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"That reality was one of the reasons that drove Toronto mother Claire Zlobin to take matters into her own hands and start Life With A Baby, a network for new parents born from her own feelings of loneliness as a new mother in a new part of the city...Before long, her project took on a life of its own and now has chapters across the province to help fill what she says are some of the gaps in mental health services for new parents" (para 7-11).
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“In the Philippines 500 women attended the 'Hakab Na! 2016' event in Pasig City, east of Manila, on Saturday. The fourth annual event of 'Hakab', which means to cling tightly to the body, was organised by non-government organisation Breastfeeding Pinays” (para 5-6).
Aug. 28, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Last month, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Australian government launched a $2.3 million initiative to increase women’s economic participation in the Solomon Islands"(para 1)."The new program will work with businesses over four years to provide tools to 'recruit, retain, and promote women' throughout companies in the Solomon Islands – from the executive level to non-traditional roles. In addition to removing barriers to entry for women’s labor force participation, the IFC will work with businesses to implement gender-sensitive policies to safeguards women’s rights and needs in the workplace.The goal of the new program is to raise the number of women in the formal economy in the Solomon Islands, advancing ...more
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).
Aug. 23, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“The [women-only] bike race was one of many events organized in the last few years by Girls at Dhabas - the name given to roadside restaurants in Pakistan - to promote female participation in public events, fight restrictions faced by women in public places and increase awareness” (para 3).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

National Association of Smallholders (Asociacion Nacional de Agricultores Pequenos, or ANAP), founded in 1961 with men and women heads of household and smallholders through the Grassroots Farmers Associations (Asociaciones Campesinas de Base). In their unions, the ANAP in 2002 had 33 percent women holding positions at the management level and, in 2004, three female directors. -Federation of Rural Women (Federacion de Mujeres Campesinas, or FMC): An NGO structured at the national, provincial and municipal, and grassroots levels, comprising 3 million women. National mechanism in charge of promoting the equality of women and the struggle for their full participation. The FMC and the ANAP organized volunteer brigades of women to provide ...more
Aug. 16, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Patrice Spinosi, a lawyer for the Human Rights League, one of the groups that had challenged the [burkini] ban, said his association would now ask mayors in other towns to withdraw their bans.'The council has ruled and has showed that mayors do not have the right to set limits on wearing religious signs in public spaces,' he said, in the absence of a demonstrated threat to public order. 'It is contrary to the freedom of religion, which is a fundamental freedom'"(para 14-15)."Marwan Muhammad, the head of the Collective Against Islamophobia in France, another group that challenged the [burkini] bans, praised the ruling, but expressed concern that other communities might drag ...more
Aug. 16, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"The researchers found statistically significant rises in requests [for abortion inducing pills] from women in countries where Zika was spreading locally, access to abortion was legally restricted, and the government had issued some type of warning to women, such as declaring a health emergency or advising women to delay pregnancy.The requests [for abortion inducing drugs] to WoW [the nonprofit, Women of Web] from Colombia and El Salvador rose nearly 39 percent and early 36 percent, respectively"(para 24-25)
Aug. 16, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ABO-LAW-1, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"'The researchers found statistically significant rises in requests [for abortion inducing pills] from women in countries where Zika was spreading locally, access to abortion was legally restricted, and the government had issued some type of warning to women, such as declaring a health emergency or advising women to delay pregnancy.The requests [for abortion inducing drugs] to WoW [the nonprofit, Women of Web] from Colombia and El Salvador rose nearly 39 percent and early 36 percent, respectively"(para 24-25)
Aug. 16, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1, ABO-PRACTICE-1, ABO-LAW-1, ABO-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"'Here Zika is a major problem and the health authorities do not help with it. … I have no resources at this time and want to ask for your help because fear overwhelms me. What if the baby is born sick?' an email from Venezuela asked"(para 23). This email was sent to Women of Web, an online nonprofit that sends abortion inducing drugs to women in countries where safe abortions are not generally available (ENB-Coder Comment)
Aug. 16, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol [which induce abortions], are available in some countries in Latin America, including Colombia, [Dr. Rebecca] Gomperts told STAT. In Brazil, however, they are banned, and authorities have been seizing prescriptions sent to Brazilian women who seek WoW’s [the nonprofit Women on Web's] help.'Most of them didn’t arrive there. We know that. We track packages,' she said. WoW’s analysis showed appeals for abortion drugs in Brazil rose 108 percent when compared to what the organization would have anticipated based on previous years’ requests. Instead of the expected 582 requests for help from Brazil, it got 1,210"(para 16-18)."'I need to do an abortion because of the great ...more
Aug. 15, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Thirteen years ago, Maasai elders appointed Kanunga as the chief moran , or warrior, in Entasopia, a lush oasis of trees and pasture in the otherwise desert flats of southern Kenya. He’s now in charge of 750 men between the ages of 14 and 30. Since he received training in 2013 from a nongovernmental organization about female genital mutilation’s dangers, he has held meetings with men and women to educate them about these risks, including diseases, psychological trauma and complications during childbirth"(para 5). A photograph in the article shows several girls holding signs supporting the end of FGM (ENB-Coder Comment)."'Down [by] 11 percent for girls under 14 years may look ...more
Aug. 14, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Over the past six years [Flor Maria] Rigoni has helped nearly 100 migrants, mostly Honduran women and girls [in Mexico], who have been trafficked into sex work. But, frustrated by government officials, he is closing the programme in March"(para 17)
Aug. 14, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"At the Belen shelter, a poster with a photograph of a man reads: 'Enganchador [trafficker: Be careful of this man.'Flor Maria Rigoni, an Italian priest who founded the shelter two decades ago, helps migrants and those who have been rescued from prostitution rings run by organised criminal gangs.The shelter provides weekly talks about the tactics that traffickers use to dupe their victims.'Despite the talks, some still fall into the trap,' Rigoni, with a long silver beard, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation"(para 11-14)."Over the past six years Rigoni has helped nearly 100 migrants, mostly Honduran women and girls, who have been trafficked into sex work. But, frustrated by government officials, he ...more
Aug. 14, 2017, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"In 2008, Afghani was invited to a conference in Malaysia organized by the Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE), a network for Muslim women. There she learned about a Filipina woman who was writing Friday sermons for imams about women’s rights"(para 14)
Aug. 14, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"In 2008, [Jamila] Afghani was invited to a conference in Malaysia organized by the Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE), a network for Muslim women"(para 14)
Aug. 14, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LR-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Gradually, Afghani got involved with an Afghan women’s rights group in Peshawar. And over time, she formed her own organization, later named the Noor Educational and Capacity Development Organization (NECDO). She decided to take an Islamic approach, which made it possible for her to teach literacy classes for women in refugee camps. 'It was not easy to enter into those communities,' she explains. 'But when we used Islamic education as an entry point, we had a very good experience'"(para 10)
Aug. 14, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Gradually, [Jamila] Afghani got involved with an Afghan women’s rights group in Peshawar. And over time, she formed her own organization, later named the Noor Educational and Capacity Development Organization (NECDO). She decided to take an Islamic approach, which made it possible for her to teach literacy classes for women in refugee camps. 'It was not easy to enter into those communities,' she explains. 'But when we used Islamic education as an entry point, we had a very good experience.'After 2001, when the Taliban were ousted from power in Afghanistan, scores of refugees started returning to the country, Afghani among them. She began setting up women’s centers where literacy was ...more
Aug. 11, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The sir and madam from organizations are saying not to stay in [cow] shed, but we have goodness from living in shed. We eat, we are with family. I will stay in this shed if I would get another baby"(para 4). This statement was given by a recent mother, Nandasara Sarki (ENB-Coder Comment)."'Sirs and Madam from health institutions and organizations came and told not to stay in sheds, should stay in clean place but have not have as saying'"(para 11). This statement was given by a recent mother, Magi Chadara (ENB-Coder Comment)."'Can't not convince for not living in shed by keeping all family together. Kolti (name of place) is far. ...more
Aug. 10, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Youth Association for Development (YAD) Baluchistan Pakistan is implementing project End Early/Forced Marriages in Baluchistan Pakistan. This project is funded by ViiV Health Care (UK) Under Positive Action for Girls and Women (PAGW) Funding Window" (3).
Aug. 9, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Sister Sobia came and spoke to me about the details of the Parivartan Program. I have always thought that girls should have the opportunity to go out and be able to play. Now they have a chance to do so within a safe environment. So I said ‘Add my girl’s name’". This statement was made by Saima's mother Sameema at 1:11 (ENB-Coder Comment)