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June 11, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Others pointed to the active role played by the All China Women’s Federation (ACWF) in passing the new domestic violence legislation" (57).
June 11, 2019, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"There were 15 Gender-based Violence Protection Units (formerly called women and child protection units) staffed with police officers, social workers, legal advisors, and medical personnel trained to assist victims of sexual assault. The Ministries of Justice, Health and Social Services, and Gender Equality and Child Welfare, along with NGOs, provided training to some members of these units. Some magistrate courts provided special courtrooms with a cubicle constructed of one-way glass and child-friendly waiting rooms to protect vulnerable witnesses from open testimony. A privately run shelter for victims of GBV violence in the Khomas region operated effectively. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare built shelters in the other regions....more
June 11, 2019, 9:13 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro

"Domestic violence was a persistent and common problem. In a September statement, the resident representative of the UN Development Program voiced concern that every third woman in the country was a victim of physical or some other form of family abuse at some point in her life. According to the Center for Women’s Rights, abused women or victims of rape often did not report the crime due to fear of reprisal, economic dependency, lack of information, physical and social subjugation, lack of measures to prevent reoccurrence, or social stigma. In many cases victims declined to press charges even when evidence of an attack or rape was clear. According to NGO...more
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Women may file complaints of rape or physical abuse with certain NGOs or directly with judicial authorities" (30). "No specialized government office or designated official handles discrimination claims. The Jordanian National Commission for Women, a government-supported NGO, operated a hotline to receive discrimination complaints" (32). "A trust fund supported by international donors helped cover the cost and provided a supplement to teachers who worked in schools in the Za’atri and Azraq camps and in the host communities" (33).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In terms of awareness raising and social mobilization, in 2014 a total of 14 trainings on Gender and GBV were conducted in all islands, with local associations, community leaders, local level public servants (education, health, etc.) (321 participants), creating an enabling environment for the implementation of the GBV Law at local level. The support manual for the Community dissemination of the GBV Law was developed and disseminated, with particle guidance for CSOs. The Laço Branco Network (Cape Verdean White Ribbon campaign has worked with men in communities, through theatre sessions: all forms of GBV are addressed as well as notions of masculinity/femininity, responsible fatherhood, among others. Between 2013 and 2015...more
June 3, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Salmmah serves as the primary partner representing Sudan in WLUML’s program on early/ forced marriage. Priority actions of Salmmah on the issue of CVAW include lobbying for legal reforms, through advocacy, research and awareness-raising. Goals include repealing the 1991 Criminal Code Article 146 (which prescribes the punishment of death by stoning for adultery committed by either a man or woman), and Articles 151, 152, and 153 (pertaining to ‘indecent acts’, particularly dress codes), amongst others. Various forums are engaged for lobbying, including social media, commissioned print articles, public forums, and meetings with officials, amongst others" (Pg 36).
June 3, 2019, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: Senegal

"GREFELS was the first Senegalese association to carry out research on VAW in Senegal, in 1998. The research led to the creation of the still active National Committee for the Struggles against Violence Against Women, with member organizations from most regions of Senegal. GREFELS’ current research for action on CVAW focuses on female genital mutilation (FGM), sexual violence, physical violence, violence in conflict, and child marriage" (Pg 34).
June 3, 2019, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The data presented here is by Shirkat Gah Women’s Resource Centre in Pakistan, which is making its own submission to the OHCHR on this subject. Shirkat Gah works to address both the physical, psychological and emotional effects of violence against women, through research and publications, advocacy, lobbying for legal reform, and community outreach. They have offices in three cities of Pakistan: Lahore, Peshawar and Islamabad" (Pg 32).
June 3, 2019, 10:15 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Our partner in Nigeria is BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights. Since its inception, BAOBAB has continued to work to defend the rights of women particularly on issues of cultural and religious misinterpretations especially since the introduction of the Sharia legal system in some states in the country in 1999. Forms of CVAW addressed include (a) domestic violence, (b) rape and sexual harassment, and (c) forced marriages, contracted with minors" (Pg 28).
June 3, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
Countries: Iran

"Justice For Iran was established in July 2010 with the aim of addressing and eradicating the practice of impunity prevalent among Iranian state officials and their use of systematic sexual abuse of women as a method of torture in order to extract confession" (Pg 25).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Human Rights referred callers to various civil society organizations or foundations for assistance. It also referred complainants to the nongovernmental National Women’s Union for assistance. The National Women’s Union, which had chapters across the country, had at least one shelter" (35).
May 28, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Deutscher Frauenrat was a vital driver of the recent 'No means no'-coalition formed by women’s rights and organisations fighting against violence against women" (para 4).
May 25, 2019, 3:39 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Our partner in Afghanistan is the Foundation for Solidarity and Justice (FOSJ). FOSJ challenges harmful traditional practices through a diversity of tactics, including education, rights trainings, networking and advocacy. FOSJ efforts particularly engage grassroots women, high school and university students, and law enforcement agencies" (Pg 21).
May 16, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"According to the Turkmen Women's Association, ISIS militants kidnapped an estimated 500 Turkmen Shia women adn children from Ninewa Governorate in 2014, and 495 remained in captivity at year's end" (5). "KRG and independent sources stated the Yezidi Resistance Forces and Yezidi Women’s Protection Units’ militias employed Yezidi minors in paramilitary roles in Sinjar" (20). "NGOs played a key role in providing services, including legal aid, to victims of domestic violence, who often received no assistance from the government. Instead of using legal remedies, authorities frequently mediated between women and their families so that the women could return to their homes. Other than marrying or returning to their families, which...more
May 16, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"As the international court currently tries Bosco Ntaganda, a former rebel commander, on charges of rape in The Hague, women’s groups in the DRC grapple to secure justice for rape survivors at the local level by working with judges who travel the country in a system of "mobile justice."" (para 3). "Julienne Lusenge, a leading Congolese activist, heads the Female Solidarity for Integrated Peace and Development, SOFEPADI, a coalition of 40 women’s organizations fighting to end sexual violence. The group broadcasts information about women and their rights on local radio stations, urging them to seek their help if they have been raped or assaulted. A veteran radio journalist, Lusenge saw...more
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: LO-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Women Entrepreneur Support Association/WESA says that only in 2014, compared to 2013, the number of those seeking legal advice on matters of sharing matrimonial property and on inheritance rights, has nearly doubled" (para 4).
May 11, 2019, 6:18 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"According to La Casa del Encuentro, an Argentinian feminist organization monitoring femicides in the country, 230 women were murdered between January 1 and October 31, 2016—roughly one every 30 hours" (para 18).
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Guyana Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) and the Guyana Bar Association revised and disseminated a ‘Citizen-Friendly Legal Rights and Remedies Booklet’ 'Law and You IV' 2011 free of cost, available both in print and electronic versions and disseminated widely. A handbook on the Sexual Offences Act was produced by two local NGOs — Help & Shelter and Rainbow House with funding from Canada Fund for Local Initiatives. UNFPA funded the development of the Plan of Action for the roll out of the 2010 Sexual Offenses Act" (12-13). "Regarding women’s access to justice, legal aid clinics have been established by the Guyana Legal Aid Clinic (GLAC), an NGO, in four...more
May 7, 2019, 11:16 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GP-DATA-4, NGOFW-DATA-1

"The mandate of the PA Ministry of Women’s Affairs is to promote women’s rights. The ministry worked in the West Bank to highlight the challenges Palestinian women faced in coordination with public institutions, NGOs, and the private sector, as well as international and regional organizations" (104).
April 30, 2019, 5:44 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Monia Ben Jemia, feminist and former head of the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women (ATFD), long campaigned for the revocation of the 1973 administrative order." (para 25). ""We considered the circular illegal because the Personal Status Code doesn't forbid in any way a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim," voiced the AFTD's former president." (para 26). "Human rights groups in Tunisia have demanded that the new law be applied more strictly and efficiently." (para 28). "The Tunisian Association for the Support of Minorities (ATSM) urged the ministry of justice to adopt measures against those who continue to use the old circular to forbid mixed marriages." (para 29).
April 30, 2019, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Moreover, girls-centered empowerment programs, such as the one conducted by the organization Her Turn, include leadership development, girl lead community events, and information about how health, safety, rights, and resources contribute to the holistic development of girls. Such programs have prepared girls to fight taboos in the community and improve school sanitation for effective MHM." (para 10).
April 25, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association also provided some free legal assistance to women and youth" (11).
April 24, 2019, 8:54 a.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The few official agencies dedicated to combatting family violence had inadequate resources. There were 14 safe houses for women in operation, most operated by NGOs. In a few cases, local municipalities contributed financial support" (page 21). "Labor NGOs have worked to increase awareness regarding workers’ rights and to improve the conditions of women, persons with disabilities, and other groups facing discrimination in employment or occupation" (page 30).
April 23, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The NGO Coalition against Domestic Violence charged that police often hesitated to enforce domestic violence laws and asserted that rape and sexual abuse against women and children remained a serious and pervasive problem" (p. 12).
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).