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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).
Nov. 7, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Over the past 20 years, the Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance (CEWLA), has worked with thousands of grassroots women in Egypt and throughout the region. The group has helped marginalized Egyptian women access legal services, has led sexual health trainings, and has hosted seminars about literacy and political empowerment that have enriched and empowered women of all ages" (para. 2). "El Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of the Victims of Violence and Torture— [is] one of the only clinics in Egypt providing critical services to survivors of violence and torture" (para. 9). "Nazra for Feminist Studies .. is a ... women’s rights organization whose efforts to strengthen the Egyptian...more
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

The government collaborated with the NGO Tostan and other groups to educate individuals about FGM/C’s inherent dangers. The government also collaborated with the NGO Group for Population Studies and Education to develop a course on the dangers of FGM/C, which was being integrated into high school and college curriculums. At the community level, Tostan continued to implement a three-year community empowerment program that influenced 760 villages to decide to abandon FGM/C (page 15).
Oct. 11, 2018, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Women civil society leaders from 11 of the 26 provinces in DRC galvanized last year to form the Congolese Women’s Forum on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, with a primary aim at increasing female political participation in DRC" (para 6). Other efforts by civil society organizations to enhance women’s participation in politics include educating women on their political rights, helping to fundraise for women who want to run, training women on how to navigate the political process in DRC, and working with the government to create a more conducive environment for female candidates" (para 11).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Salma al-Rashid, the chief programs officer at Al Nahda Philanthropic Organization for Women in Riyadh, which for more than 50 years has been working with disadvantaged women and families, pointed to recent legal changes that have improved financial and emotional security for a majority of Saudi women, whose lives bear no resemblance to the stereotypical wealthy Saudi resident" (para 18).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The government provided services to victims of domestic violence in hospitals and health centers. The national government provided space for an NGO in Tegucigalpa to run a shelter. Local governments in cooperation with NGOs operated domestic violence shelters in San Pedro Sula, Choluteca, La Ceiba, and Juticalpa and had an office in Comayagua. NGOs operated their own small shelters in Santa Rosa de Copan and Comayagua. The government provided insufficient financial and other resources to enable these facilities to operate effectively" (para 102). "NGOs criticized a 2009 prohibition on emergency anticonception medication, which they regarded as abridging a woman’s right to make family planning decisions" (para 108)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Interior maintained 16 family protection units around the country, which aimed to resolve domestic disputes and establish safe refuges for victims of sexual or gender-based violence. These units tended to prioritize family reconciliation over victim protection and lacked the capacity to support victims. Hotlines went to the male commanders of the units, which did not follow a regular referral system to provide victims with services, such as legal aid or safe shelter. The family protection units in Basrah and Kirkuk, for example, were located in police stations and staffed primarily by male officers, making it potentially difficult and unsafe for women to access them. Victims of domestic...more
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Government and civil society have partnered to implement training programmes to build the capacities and skills of Omani women and strengthen their self-confidence and the confidence of their families. Some of these programmes have been undertaken at the initiative of civil society organizations. They include a self-development programme for women (Springboard), which seeks to develop the capacities, skills and confidence of Omani women. The programme has been implemented in all the Sultanate’s governorates. It benefited 150 participants during 2012-2013 and remains ongoing" (Pg 20).
Sept. 20, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"A case was recently reported to Tehrik-e-Niswan, an NGO working for women victims of domestic abuse and rape in Pakistan" (para 8).
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Omar, who is also director of policy at Women Organizing Women Network, a group dedicated to pushing East African women into civic leadership, is credited with being a talented organizer and leader of a multiracial coalition that includes Minneapolis progressives" (para 6).
Sept. 12, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) worked with the government and other organizations, including the National Union of Eritrean Women and the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students, on a variety of education programs to discourage the practice" (para 106). "The government encouraged various semiofficial associations such as the National Union of Eritrean Women and the National Eritrean Youth and Student Association to discuss the impact of early marriage and raise awareness among youth about its negative consequences" (para 115)
Sept. 12, 2018, 2:39 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

" And while most involve both men and women, a growing number of all-women co-ops have been established as a way for low-income and immigrant females to earn a living" (par. 3). "Bransburg gives a raft of examples: Several women, she reports, members of the nine-year-old Si Se Puede/We Can Do It housecleaning cooperative, became vocal members of the parent-teacher association at their children’s school, utilizing skills gained through membership in the CFL-generated cooperative; others demanded that their landlord provide the heat, hot water and other services they were paying for" (par. 14). "CHCA, Cooperative Home Care Associates, the nation’s largest co-op with 2,100 mostly women members. Founded in 1985,...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 3 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'While we operate in different countries, very clear and common themes emerge,' said Sarah Benson, Chair of the Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution (CAP), an alliance of charities working in countries such as India, France, Ireland and South Africa" (Para 10).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:21 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:15 a.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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"According to the Romani women’s foundation Chiricli, local authorities erected a number of barriers to prevent issuing passports to Roma" (48). I am assuming that this foundation is considered an NGO and is meant to address specific issues faced by Romani women (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned at: ...The limited possibilities for civil society organizations, including women’s rights organizations, to participate in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of laws, policies and programmes relevant to the implementation of the Convention" (7-8).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Women’s Union also operated microcredit consumer-finance and other programs to promote the advancement of women" (41).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Civil society groups such as the Young Women’s Parliamentary Group continued to advocate for more leadership positions for women" (7).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"There was an active community of women’s rights groups, which focused on the protection of victims of sexual abuse, participation of women in the political process, and legislative reforms affecting women" (13).
Aug. 30, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"the Alola Foundation, the peak non-government agency for women in Timor-Leste" (Para 14).
Aug. 15, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"An example of good cooperation is conducting of the campaign '16 days of activism against violence against women'. In 2014, the campaign was organized with NGO 'Centre for Women’s rights'. During 2014 and 2015, the Ministry for Human and Minority Rights in cooperation with NGO 'SOS hotline for women and children victims of violence' implemented the project 'Establishing efficient system of prevention and protection of children and youth from violence in family through educational institutions', financed by the Embassy of Norway, within which a 'Handbook for the staff of educational institutions on action prevention and protection of children and youth form violence in family' was printed. In June 2015 Ministry...more
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LO-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"With regard to financial support and access to credit in rural areas, during the 2007–2013 period, the microfinance programme of the territorial policy area of the Planning and Budget Office (OPP) allocated $3,449,836 to working with local institutions for the development of production enterprises headed by women. The various projects focusing exclusively on support for women entrepreneurs, which are funded out of the Microfinance programme, collectively benefited 342 women (Table 47)" (page 33).
June 10, 2018, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, is among 10 countries with the highest number of girls marrying before they turn 18, according to campaign group Girls Not Brides" (Para 4).
May 30, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Machingauta, who is the founder and director of Women’s Farming Syndicate, an organization that supports women smallholder farmers in Domboshaw), explains how the lack of skills to make use of technology and limited time for training for women – compounded by climate change – has worsened the plight of women in the area" (Para 5). "Ali Said Yesuf, FAO Chief Technical Advisor, told IPS that in an effort to address these challenges, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) funded 72 million dollars to implement the Livelihood and Food Security Program (LFSP) to increase agricultural productivity and incomes, improve food and nutrition security, and reduce poverty in rural Zimbabwe....more
April 29, 2018, 7:23 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Rezaie stood before the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission building, protesting violence against women and the acid attacks she and others feared" (Para 2). "This attack and other incidents of reported rising violence in Kabul in the last year have created an atmosphere of heightened fear, activists from Women for Afghan Women and Women for Women International say" (Para 9). "Manizha Naderi Parand of Women for Afghan Women, a New-York based nonprofit with women’s shelters in Afghanistan, said one way to tackle the apathy is to protest like Rezaie. But Afghan women need more allies, including men" (Para 18).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Civil society includes various NGOs and associations working for the promotion and protection of women’s rights and freedoms through awareness-raising, training, communication and advocacy activities, for instance the Association of Women Lawyers of Burkina Faso (AFJ/BF), the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), the Information, Communication and training network for Women in NGOs (RECIF/NGO), Women in Law and Development in Africa (WILDAF), the Burkina Faso Coalition for Women’s Rights (CBDF), Promo femmes et développement (Advancement of women and development), the PUGSADA Association for Support and Enlightenment (ADEP), and World March of Women/Action nationale du Burkina Faso (WMW/ANBF)" (12). "In Burkina Faso, many CSOs carry out activities aimed at women’s advancement...more