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Latest items for NGOFW-DATA-1

April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"With the assistance of development partners, access to justice for NGOs that support women is being facilitated" (10). "Through its social franchise strategy, the UNFPA has facilitated the establishment of 86 grass-roots community organizations of women, as well as income-generating activities, by providing microcredit for survivors of gender-based violence. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has helped to promote the emergence of small-scale productive and commercial activities among impoverished groups to support a sustainable improvement in working and living conditions, in particular for women. Women comprise 80 per cent of direct beneficiaries of these activities" (11).
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DV-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"An August report by the CHRI referenced a study presented at the nongovernmental Imam Ali Foundation’s May conference in Tehran on violence against women in the country, according to which 32 percent of women in urban areas and 63 percent in rural areas had been victims of domestic violence. In March a government official was quoted saying that 11,000 cases of domestic abuse had been registered by the National Welfare Organization" (33).
March 31, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The NGO Center for Women’s Support asserted that a majority of domestic violence cases filed with authorities were either dismissed on technical grounds or transferred to a reconciliation process conducted by a justice of the peace whose focus was on preserving the family rather than punishing the perpetrator" (47).
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The government and NGOs continued efforts to abolish such practices by raising awareness concerning the inherent dangers of such behavior [widow inheritance and cleansing], including the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission" (para 86). "Civic education on early marriage was carried out mainly by NGOs" (para 99).
March 25, 2019, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"UNMIL also worked with the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection (MoGCSP) to integrate its SEA referral pathway with the ministry’s own sexual and gender-based violence pathway, and it undertook a comprehensive training and awareness campaign through its Anti-SEA Champions program involving prominent representatives from both UNMIL and local communities" (3). "The Sexual Pathways Referral program, a combined initiative of the government and NGOs, improved access to medical, psychosocial, legal, and counseling assistance for victims. LNP officers received training on sexual offenses as part of their initial training" (22).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"According to local human rights organizations, local coordination committees and other opposition-related groups offered programming specifically for protection of women; NGOs did not integrate these programs throughout the country, and none reported reliable funding" (para 187).
March 15, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The NGO Marta Resource Center for Women (Marta Center) received complaints from 168 women during the first eight months of the year" (14).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Many NGOs provided attorneys for vulnerable individuals (minors, refugees, victims of domestic violence), who frequently did not have the means to pay. Such resources were limited and specific to larger cities" (page 12).
March 12, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The government reported many organizations, including the Democratic Lawyers’ Association, General Association of Trade Unions, Agricultural Workers Union, and Democratic Women’s Union, engaged in human rights activities, but observers could not verify the activities of these organizations" (18).
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The number of NGOs registered in Kazakhstan is 19,680, of which 13,879 are active. Approximately 150 women’s NGOs are in operation, and play an important role in the country’s social and political life. Over the past five years, more than 500 gender projects have been implemented. Women’s NGOs have established centres for job placement and career guidance, support for small business, and legal and juridical support, and are also actively developing a network of crisis centres for victims of domestic violence and trafficking, as well as a national network of women leaders" (21-22).
March 8, 2019, 7:31 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"NGO Perfect Ladies (In Mongolian: Tugs Busguichuud), promotes prevention of sexually transmitted infections among prostitutes and helps them leave sex work" (para. 5=.
March 3, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Villages in Jomi and in the northern district of Penjikent were targeted for the Zindagii Shoista (Living with Dignity) project, implemented by five organisations – International Alert and Cesvi, together with local partners Farodis, Women of the Orient and Action, Development and Prosperity (ATO). It was funded through the British government’s What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls initiative, a £25m global project launched in 2014 to collect evidence about the scale and impact of violence against women and girls, as well as potential ways to stop it. Fourteen projects across Africa and Asia – ranging from couples’ counselling in Rwanda, to introducing school play time in Pakistan...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The [Doha International Family Institue] works to organize events at the national and regional levels with a view to disseminating a culture of women’s rights and to combating stereotypes. It offers specialized programmes to help women strike a balance between their family roles and their professional duties (23). "Promoting women’s involvement in media is of crucial importance to combating stereotypes of women in society. The Qatar Media Foundation has taken on the mission of encouraging women to enter the media field and opening the door to women to freely choose whatever media specialty they wish. Recently, the Qatar Media Foundation has succeeded in attracting a large number of women for...more
March 1, 2019, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Efforts to persuade the provincial authorities to sign up for the orphanage program have been unsuccessful, according to Najia Nasim, the country director of Women for Afghan Women, which runs the program" (para 16).
Feb. 28, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"A new initiative under the Gender Equality Program by ABAAD (NGO) was launched. It aimed at redirecting the cultural habit of victim-blaming by launching a social experiment called 'Shame on Who?'" (para. 20).
Feb. 27, 2019, 6:53 a.m.
Countries: Israel

"Isha L’Isha—Haifa Feminist Center, established in 1983, is the oldest grassroots feminist organization in Israel and one of the leading voices of women’s rights in the country. Isha’s vision is a society where all women—regardless of religion, ethnicity or cultural background—enjoy equal rights in all fields, including economic, social, and political; a society without gender-based violence; a society in which women’s voices are heard, and in which women have full and equal access" (para. 7).
Feb. 26, 2019, 6:58 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Azharul Islam is the Program Manager of Rights Jessore, an internationally funded Bangladeshi NGO working to counteract child trafficking both across the Bangladesh-India border and within the confines of the country itself" (para. 24).
Feb. 26, 2019, 6:57 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Azharul Islam is the Program Manager of Rights Jessore, an internationally funded Bangladeshi NGO working to counteract child trafficking both across the Bangladesh-India border and within the confines of the country itself" (para. 24).
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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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).