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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).
Dec. 10, 2020, 3:09 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“Activists have long argued that the UK’s existing laws around domestic abuse were inadequate and out of date, and this new legislation has been seen as an important opportunity to address those issues and save lives, according to leading domestic abuse charity Refuge” (para 2). “Gisela Valle, director of the Latin American Women's Rights Service, told the BBC that the Bill had no provision for ‘safe reporting mechanisms’, meaning migrant women who reported abuse to police could be questioned about their immigration status and even detained” (para 8). “Meanwhile Harriet Wistrich, director of the Centre for Women's Justice, who said that the Bill was a ‘landmark’ piece of legislation, highlighted...more
Dec. 7, 2020, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-DATA-1

“Rape Crisis Network said that a maximum of ten per cent of rapes were reported, and one in 40 of these cases the rapists were brought to an appropriate level of justice, Ms Coppinger added” (para 9).
Dec. 5, 2020, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“Margaret Taylor, the director of Liberia's Women Empowerment Network, told the AFP news agency last month that her NGO had recorded 600 cases of rape between June and August, for example” (para 7).
Nov. 24, 2020, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-DATA-1

“Olabisi Claudius Cole, head of the Rainbo Initiative that provides free medical and psycho-social services for survivors of gender-based violence, called the president's declaration a landmark in tackling such violence in Sierra Leone” (para 11).
Nov. 24, 2020, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“‘We welcome the news, but the marriage act needs to be amended to reflect the court's judgment that the minimum age of marriage in Tanzania should be 18 for both boys and girls,’ said Jean-Paul Murunga from campaign group Equality Now said” (para 8).
Nov. 24, 2020, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“Is this [the campaign against chhaupadi] a tipping point? Could be. More positive news comes from Nyaya Health Nepal, the NGO that runs Bayalpata Hospital in Achham. It has 58 community health workers (CHWs), who are the hospital’s link to residents in the facility’s catchment area. Of them, 29 have not practised chhaupadi since working with Bayalpata and, according to the hospital, of the remaining 29, 25 have given up the practice since they started working there” (para 4).
Nov. 6, 2020, 11:05 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“‘We say no to violence,’ said Cathy Aba Fouda, a spokeswoman for RENATA - a network of more than 21,000 volunteers who help victims of sexual abuse and violence rebuild their lives” (para 5).
Oct. 29, 2020, 11:01 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Berdyev's comments came only days after Moscow-based human rights organization Pravovaya Initsiativa, or Legal Initiative, filed a report on FGM in Dagestan" (para 3).
Oct. 16, 2020, 1:16 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“In 1908, Huda [Shaarawi] created the first Egyptian Philanthropic Society for Egyptian women, and soon after established a school for girls” (Para 6). “Huda [Shaarawi] founded the Egyptian Feminist Union, the organization behind l’Egyptienne, the first Egyptian feminist publication” (Para 8).
Oct. 16, 2020, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-DATA-1

“Women of the Wall (WoW), has been on a long journey that has involved public demonstrations, court battles and confrontations with the police. The group has been threatened, insulted and attacked by other Kotel visitors. And yet these women kept insisting on their right to pray as they prefer, wearing a tallit (prayer shawl) or a kippa, and to be allowed to read from the Torah at the women’s section of the wall” (Para 4).
Oct. 9, 2020, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The comments by the Diyanet prompted an outpouring of anger on social media from Turkish women's groups" (para 2).
Oct. 6, 2020, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"In May, a court backed the Almaty city Justice Ministry in its repeated decisions to deny registration to Feminita, a group that focuses on the rights of lesbian, bisexual, and queer women. That decision was upheld by an appeals court in September" (para 22).