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Latest items for NGOFW-DATA-1

April 5, 2021, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'Femicide doesn’t just happen. It's the final step…in a long pattern of violence for these men,' Dawn Lavell-Harvard, president of the Ontario Native Women's Association, told The Current's guest host Rosemary Barton. 'We need to get tougher and smarter about how we're dealing with the violence in those earlier stages'" (para 2-3). "Femicide is the killing of women or girls because they are female. According to a report published this month by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, 160 women and girls were victims of femicide in this country in 2020, compared to 146 in 2019" (para 4). "Amanda Dale is an advisory member with the Canadian Femicide...more
March 13, 2021, 2:37 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"There are no independent nongovernmental organizations" (para 23).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In 2008-2013 there was the Programme for the Parliament Assistance, financed by the USAID, in the Verkhovna Rada; the integration of gender balanced approach into all areas of the Parliament activity represented one of its components" (11).
Feb. 15, 2021, 10:02 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The rhetoric of 'boys will be boys' prevailed and would have continued to do so but for the refusal for women`s NGOs to be silent witnesses to what was happening and their readiness to work with those of us from the international community who would not be complicit, to stop it. Using the experience of the local women’s NGOs, we created a situational, or ad hoc, response related directly to the conditions on the ground. This meant dealing with both the victims themselves, as well as the institutions in charge of creating anti-trafficking policies" (para 1).
Feb. 10, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'We had focus groups of over 100 women and in every focus group rape was consistently mentioned as the most pressing fear among women here, especially when they're leaving the camp to collect firewood,' says Sinead Murray of the International Rescue Committee, the NGO agency coordinating sexual violence response in Bentiu" (para 21).
Feb. 10, 2021, 12:36 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In Mexico, Unda's organisation - Brujas del Mar - has pulled upon its countrywide social media network to bolster existing digital aid for victims and develop new ones. For working women in sectors that are still operating during the lockdown, the group offers digital accompaniment and tracking services for women who have to walk alone in empty streets" (22). "Others, like Mauro Vargas's Mexico City-based initiative Gendes, have completely pivoted their services. The initiative became well-known for offering anti-"machismo" therapy for men. Since they have had to shut down in-person therapy sessions, Vargas launched a new hotline three weeks ago to talk down men at risk of becoming violent" (para...more
Feb. 9, 2021, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'This juju might seem like something small or meaningless to people here in Europe, but to the women these curses are real and they are terrifying,' says Princess Inyang Okokon, who runs Piam Onlus, an anti-trafficking NGO and who was herself taken from Nigeria to Italy in 1998. 'Using these very old belief systems passed down through generations is a psychological form of control that is much stronger than any violence that can be done to them.' Psychologists in hospitals across Sicily say they are witnessing a growing mental health crisis in these women among Nigerians who have been persuaded to leave their traffickers by the authorities or NGOs" (para...more
Feb. 4, 2021, 10:45 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Despite orders from Colombian President Ivan Duque for local governments to provide resources to women and children faced with domestic violence, one report found that 590 police forces in Colombia lack basic infrastructure like the internet to take domestic violence calls. Instead, it has fallen to aid organisations to fill that gap, developing new digital tools to address the new territory they have been thrust into" (para 19-20).
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: LO-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1, EWCMS-LAW-4

“Angola has a significant number of non-governmental associations, which attests to the openness to such organizations and to the capacity of women, including: the Angolan Women’s Organization, the Association of Women Entrepreneurs, the League of Angolan Women, the Angolan Association of Women Lawyers, the Women’s Network, the Association of Women Police, the Association of Women Parliamentarians, the Forum of Women Journalists for Gender Equality, the Association of Women Journalists, the Women in Action Platform and the Network of Women Living with HIV/AIDS” (pp. 28-29).
Jan. 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Their stories were revealed by British charity One Woman At A Time, which aims to help women escape from a life of FGM, abuse and forced marriage" (para 4).
Jan. 29, 2021, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Brujas del Mar (Sea Witches), a collective that played a key role in calling for the strike, has swung into action to mitigate the increased risks to women that come with a country facing a period of lockdown. The group has established a hotline for women to access psychological help if they are experiencing domestic violence" (para 6). "The Organized Women of the Department of Political and Social Sciences collective then published a communique accusing department administration of punishing women professors for supporting students who speak out against gender violence, and they disabled the intranet’s functions so that grades could not be assigned and classes could not be scheduled"...more
Jan. 27, 2021, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“Amika George, founder of the FreePeriods campaign group, said: ‘As a grassroots, student-led movement, Free Periods has been fighting for every single child in this country to be able to go to school without worrying about their next pad or tampon. ‘For the first time in history, this scheme will ensure that becomes a reality.’ The 20-year-old added: ‘We ask that schools have open conversations with students about what they need and start signing up to the scheme. Free products in schools will ensure that every child can learn and be their very best, without periods holding them back’” (para. 9-11).
Jan. 8, 2021, 10:45 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“The dialogue was facilitated by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in collaboration with various Libyan women groups. Mr. Leon acknowledged the role of the two women participants in the political dialogue, Ms. Nehad Meiteeg and Ms. Naima Jebril, for their efforts to reconcile the differences among the other participants” (para. 7). “More specifically, he commended their communication with and briefings to civil society and women’s groups at gatherings in Tunisia and Jordan in recent weeks in support of the dialogue were of tremendous importance” (para. 8).
Jan. 8, 2021, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Coordination of Greek Women’s NGOs for the European Women’s Lobby Summarized the Results of the Election…" (para. 2).
Jan. 7, 2021, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“The Tavoyan Women’s Union (TWU) called for the immediate cancellation of the Dawei special Economic Zone (SEZ), in part due to its damaging impact on Tavoyan women, in a new report launched in Rangoon” (para. 1).
Jan. 2, 2021, 7:44 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-3

“A joint statement was issued by 75 NGOs calling for CEDAW ratification which included groups such as AAUW, Amnesty International USA, Feminist Majority, Global Solutions.org, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, MomsRising, National Council of Jewish Women, National Education Association, NOW, National Women’s Law Center, YWCA USA and others. A two-thirds majority of the Senate is required for treaty ratification” (para. 7).
Jan. 1, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“Femicide 'has a scope in El Salvador that is seen nowhere else in the region', the organization said as it released the report from its [Gender Equality Observatory]” (para. 4).
Jan. 1, 2021, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“End Violence Against Women Coalition director Sarah Green said: 'This rise in domestic violence murders is extremely worrying. 'We need an urgent, detailed examination of every case and what failings they have in common’” (para. 14-15). “Alex Mayes, of charity Victim Support, said: 'It is deeply disturbing to see that more women are being killed, in part due to a rise in homicides as a result of domestic abuse (para. 16).
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'It’s great we have these young women taking leadership roles. Sanna Marin is the same age as me, and she is a really big role model for all of us working mothers,' said Susanna Mikkonen, vice-chair of the Mothers in Business group that organised the networking event. ...Mothers in Business, with more than 4,000 members, tries to counter some of these inequalities, said the organiser of the Christmas event, Huong Huynh, a mother of two young boys: 'A lot of information is about how positive things are, and it’s still not all easy for women here'" (para 6, 24).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"This week, the anti-police brutality organization Kilómetro Cero and the feminist organization Proyecto Matria released a report on femicides in Puerto Rico, titled the 'Persistence of Indolence,' that used Castelló’s work as its starting point. Comparing the retired social worker’s data with the Health Department’s Registry of Vital Statistics — a database of deaths recorded by the Institute of Forensic Sciences’ medical examiners — the organizations discovered dozens of murdered women missing from state records" (para 4). "In response to an apparent increase in violence against women in the wake of the storm, activists with the feminist collective Colectiva Feminista en Construcción camped outside the governor’s mansion, known as the...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"This week, the anti-police brutality organization Kilómetro Cero and the feminist organization Proyecto Matria released a report on femicides in Puerto Rico, titled the 'Persistence of Indolence,' that used Castelló’s work as its starting point. Comparing the retired social worker’s data with the Health Department’s Registry of Vital Statistics — a database of deaths recorded by the Institute of Forensic Sciences’ medical examiners — the organizations discovered dozens of murdered women missing from state records" (para 4). "In response to an apparent increase in violence against women in the wake of the storm, activists with the feminist collective Colectiva Feminista en Construcción camped outside the governor’s mansion, known as the...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Itendelebanya, the legal and gender officer for the local NGO, Agape, says this sense of entitlement, in what is a perennially patriarchal society, also explains why passers-by don't intervene when they witness an abduction" (para 4). "'Police entertain corruption because they benefit from it,' claims Itendelebanya. 'And police see NGOs like Agape as preventing the flow of money into their pockets'" (para 33). "The 53-year-old activist acts as a primitive early warning system for the NGO Agape, which in turn tips off the local police force" (para 55) "Ten days later, thanks to Kuyi's regular updates by phone, police and Agape staff raided the wedding ceremony" (para 58). "After hearing...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Theater is certainly an effective way to shed light on an issue few want to discuss—and Pakistan-based nonprofit Sujag Sansar Organization, which promotes women’s rights, especially via anti–child marriage efforts in Dadu District, helms these performances" (para 2). "Precise figures are scarce but a 2007 UNICEF survey estimated that 24 percent of Pakistani brides are under the legal age" (para 6).
Dec. 31, 2020, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Girls Court brings an all-hands-on-deck approach to the lives of vulnerable girls, linking them to social service agencies, providing informal Saturday sessions on everything from body image to legal jargon, and offering a team of adults in whom they can develop trust" (para 5). "Founded two and a half years ago and carved out of the existing juvenile court, the Girls Court is for young women considered most at risk, especially those forced into prostitution. It is part of a network of a half-dozen or so Girls Courts around the country, each with a different emphasis" (para 6). "Nationally, safe housing for exploited youngsters remains 'a systemic problem,' with trafficked...more
Dec. 24, 2020, 10:05 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'The international community used women’s rights to help justify its presence in Afghanistan,' said John Watt, Oxfam’s director for Afghanistan. The group has long had a large presence in the country, including during the Taliban’s rule" (para 7). This is in reference to Oxfam, an international aid group (CAT - CODER COMMENT). "'As the possibility of a new round of peace talks gains momentum under a new Afghan government,' Mr. Watt said, 'Oxfam is concerned that a sustainable peace agreement will not be possible if women are denied a stake in negotiations'" (para 17). Oxfam has been in Kabul and involved itself in issues concerning women (CAT - CODER COMMENT).more
Dec. 24, 2020, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The two cases were first reported by the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which collects information through a network of activists around the country. Bassam Al-Ahmad, a spokesman for the Violations Documentation Center, a Syrian group that tracks human rights violations, also confirmed the stoning" (para 14). These cases are regarding two issues of the Islamic State stoning women who were alleged to be adulteresses (CAT - CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 24, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"[T]he Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq (Owfi), a partner organisation of Madre, created a network of underground safe houses for women fleeing violence at home and in the streets. Under conditions of military occupation, civil war and fundamentalist witch-hunts, the women of Owfi spoke out against policies that created sectarian divisions and fuelled gender-based violence" (para 7). "In cities across Iraq, Owfi, with Madre and other international allies, is rallying resources to provide shelter, medical care and humanitarian aid to women who have survived rape or have been forced to flee Isis-controlled areas. Owfi is providing food aid to women who are heads of households, who can then reach...more
Dec. 23, 2020, 10:47 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"This despite the fact that there are number of Muslim women’s groups who are striving for gender just civil codes within Muslim community. The recently released Nikahnama (Marriage Norms) by Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) is one such leap by Muslim women to overcome the shackles of patriarchal grip on the Muslim women. Model Nikahnama released by BMMA (June 23, 2014) is an important step in this direction, in the direction of empowering Muslim women" (para 1).
Dec. 17, 2020, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“A recent report by the Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network and the International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe showed that many sex workers defied lockdown rules in order to work, putting both themselves and their clients at risk. The day after the sex worker from Modica was hospitalized in Perugia, a young woman in the Veneto region, who the authorities said was involved in prostitution, was also hospitalized with Covid-19. Reports soon spread about another sex worker with the virus near Venice” (para. 16).
Dec. 10, 2020, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LO-LAW-1, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

“The amount of land required to help a family is not large. India has seen great success boosting family nutrition by providing families with small plots of land. . . Landesa, the global development non-profit where I serve as a land tenure specialist, worked with the governments of several Indian states to design and implement programs that identify poor landless families and give them small plots of government-owned or government-purchased land. So far, eleven state across India have allocated 210,613 of these plots to poor families” (para 6).