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Latest items for NGOFW-DATA-1

Sept. 27, 2020, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women reported that 10 women had been killed by their intimate partners in the first half of 2019" (para 8).
Sept. 23, 2020, 9:40 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Several agencies--including the National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Violence Against Women, National Commission for Child Protection, the Ombudsman, and the Witness and Victims Protection Agency--signed an agreement to monitor places where people with psychosocial disabilities have been shackled or detained" (para 24).
Sept. 4, 2020, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“‘We deal with sexually abused children and have come across several cases where the father is the abuser. Parents with drinking or drug abuse problems are a high-risk factor for child sex abuse,’ says Bharti Ali from HAQ, centre for child rights” (para 15).
Sept. 2, 2020, 6:55 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Throughout the year, Afghan women’s rights groups and other civil society activists called for broad representation of Afghans in the talks and preserving human rights protections, including constitutional guarantees on women’s equality, in any settlement" (para 2).
Aug. 30, 2020, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"On 5 November, staff of the NGO Women's Resource Centre and other women's rights activists were threatened and verbally assaulted as they were leaving a court room where they had been assisting a victim of domestic violence. In 2013, the Women's Resource Centre had received anonymous death threats following its calls for gender equality legislation" (para 14).
Aug. 30, 2020, 12:33 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'I decided to write a book on my experiences and the contradictions in the legal proceedings,' she said. This work, 'I Survived: I Can Tell My Story' ['Sobrevivi: Posso Contra' in Portuguese], was noticed by two nongovernmental organizations, the Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women's Rights and the Center for Justice and International Law, which invited me to submit a case against Brazil to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States'" (para 8). "Meanwhile, from 2002 to 2004, several nonprofit groups created a consortium to draft an improved domestic violence law" (para 10). "'This law is here to not just protect...more
Aug. 26, 2020, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“The Northern Territory state government passed new laws fully decrimialising sex work…The landmark Sex Industry Bill 2019 allows the industry to operate within existing laws applicable to other fields…[W]omen's groups are also concerned the laws will set a possible precedent for unhappy customers to sue for poor performance. Feminist Legal Clinic principal solicitor Anna Kerr described the proposal as 'abhorrent'…The Australian arm of the Women's Human Rights Campaign welcomed the abolishment of criminal penalties for selling but fears it potentially creates 'unfair opportunities' for clients to sue” (para 2-3, 5, 6, 8) From the text, there is evidence of several NGOs and organizations oriented to females such as: women’s groups,...more
Aug. 26, 2020, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“Girls in New Zealand high schools will no longer have to pay for sanitary products after the government announced it would foot the bill in an attempt to stamp out widespread period poverty…Dignity, a local NGO that provides some schools with sanitary supplies, said they were ‘ecstatic’ about the government’s decision” (para 1, 6).
Aug. 26, 2020, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

“Some NGOs and international NGOs who work in the DRC set up in opposition to women’s associations instead of collaborating. But we say ‘no, we know how to do it, we know how to document and report. We know how to do our work’. We are the experts in our situation and they need to let us work and give us the means to help women. We know the solutions to our problems. We know, in particular, how to fight the inequality and the customs and traditions which are still strong today. We’re trying to build the women’s movement. We’re working a lot on the situation of sexual violence today,...more
Aug. 12, 2020, 3:51 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"UN Women group, which works for women's empowerment, estimated that almost a third of Egyptian women experienced intimate partner physical or sexual violence in their lifetime" (para 29).
Aug. 10, 2020, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

“Almost half of forced marriages involving Britons come from the Pakistani community. Amid calls from charities for the government to do more to keep track of how many children are forced into marriage during school holidays, a shelter in Pakistan is providing refuge for some of those who have managed to escape. At a secret address in Islamabad surrounded by security, Khalina Salimi runs a refuge that has become a lifeline to girls and boys who have escaped forced marriage in Pakistan. Ms Salimi is the director of Sach (Struggle for Change) - and she and her team of caseworkers deal with the rescue, rehabilitation and repatriation of girls and...more
Aug. 10, 2020, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“After their hopes that political leaders would provide a solution to their problems this time were dashed, the collective body Ekal Nari Shakti Sangathan (ENSS) came up with the charter of demands. The list besides spells out a policy for single women along with space in state budget, 10 bigha [4.01 acres] land for single women besides pension of Rs 1,000 as well hike of 50% pension for disabled single women” (para 1). “ENSS [Ekal Nari Shakti Sangathan] state coordinator Nirmal Chandel said, ‘There are no integrated official statistics on the strength of single women and lack of property rights for women in paternal property in tribal areas, appropriate medical...more
Aug. 10, 2020, 1:33 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

“Amnesty International said it was aware of Xingxing’s case, and called for the Chinese government to work with civil society groups to combat abuse, instead of shutting them out of the spaces where they operate. ‘This only hinders the progress of reducing sexual harassment in the country. The government should work with anti-harassment activists instead of silencing them,’ said the researcher Doriane Lau” (para 19-20).
Aug. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ABO-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"According to the Moroccan Association to Combat Clandestine Abortions, between 600 and 800 abortions a day take place on average in Morocco, with about two-thirds of them by licensed doctors" (para 22).
July 31, 2020, 4:52 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

In May, a coalition of legislators, activists, and organizations under the umbrella 'National Campaign for Legal and Free Abortion' presented to Congress their proposed bill to decriminalize abortion completely during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy and, after that period, to allow women and girls to end pregnancies when they are the result of rape, when the life or health of the woman or girl is at risk, or when the fetus suffers from severe conditions not compatible with life outside the womb. Congress had approved a similar bill in 2018, but the Senate rejected it (para 24).
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LO-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-3

"Nur Jahan, who lives in Someshpur, a ramshackle village of about 1,000 people four hours from Dhaka, illustrates how tough life remains for many Bangladeshi women, but also how many women’s lives are being transformed. Ms. Jahan’s husband abandoned her, penniless and in rags, on the main square of Someshpur when she was pregnant with her second child about 10 years ago. A compact and vivacious woman who is about 26 years old — she does not have an exact record — Ms. Jahan spent years doing odd jobs for other households to support herself and her children. In a country that ranks as one of the poorest in the...more
July 10, 2020, 7:09 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Aurat March, a collective of women's rights groups, said that 'Such regressive actions by institutions that should be bastions of freedom is alarming and violate fundamental rights of students!'" (para 11).
June 22, 2020, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"After the 2005 elections, a number of mainly international organisations went on to provide training and support to female members of the country’s newly elected representative bodies" (pg 13).
June 19, 2020, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"As of November 28, the United Nations reported that it had received six allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse against South African peacekeepers during the year. Three allegations of exploitative relationships and three allegations of the solicitation of transactional sex were made against members of the military contingent serving with the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As of November, three of the allegations were substantiated, resulting in repatriation; and three allegations were still pending investigation" (4). ""The minister of women in the Presidency, the Commission for Gender Equality, the Commission for Employment Equity, and a number of other government bodies monitored and promoted women’s...more
May 19, 2020, 12:18 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In 2011, under a European Union (EU)-funded project, women from dalit, tribal and muslim families in 110 villages in three districts – Hamirpur, Lalitpur and Jalaun – began to stand up against this cycle of discrimination and claim their right to local water sources. 'These villages are part of a region called Bundelkhand. Here, every woman spends about 3- 5 hours daily to get water because it is thought to be a woman’s duty to fetch water for her family. We felt that only a women-led movement could ease this huge water burden,' says Satish Chandra, activist and trainer at Parmarth Seva Sevi Sansthan – a local charity that works...more
April 28, 2020, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"La Strada operated a national hotline for victims of violence and sexual harassment. As of June, more than 15,512 individuals had called the hotline for assistance; 95 percent of the calls concerned domestic or sexual violence while more than one-half the calls involved psychological violence. The NGO reported that expanded public awareness campaigns increased the number of requests for assistance it received each year." (37).
April 24, 2020, 9:56 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"At the Lagos-based center, widows are being taught about women's and property rights. They are being empowered to speak up against the practices in their communities." (para 69).
April 21, 2020, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"However, it early became apparent that, despite sharing a language, the Syrian women were seriously challenged to reconcile their political differences. Attendance at the conference had been by open application. The women who came were of different ages, differently feminist, and active in women's organizations with a range of views as regards a solution of the conflict. Some, like those of the Syrian Women's League, and its partner organizations in the Coalition of Syrian Women for Democracy, including Msawat (Equality), were already deeply committed to gaining access to the Geneva peace negotiations. Others saw a certain elitism in such venerable women's NGOs, and perhaps wondered whether long survival under the...more
April 20, 2020, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Tired of her grievances going unnoticed, Ben Ahmad now works on the Amal programme, which aims to increase rural women’s and girls’ awareness of their rights, and to empower them to play leading roles at the community, regional and national level" (para. 5). "Amal, which means 'hope' in Arabic, is a three-year programme aimed at boosting women’s access to power in the Middle East and north Africa. It has been rolled out in Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen and Palestine by Oxfam and 15 local organisations with funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. 'The overall goal of this programme is for women in the Middle East and north Africa region,...more
April 9, 2020, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'I went out and joined different community organizations to help me write my college essays and how to apply,' Mariam says. 'I always thought that it was just me, that maybe the school is doing their job and that I'm just stupid. I didn't realize how much help I needed until I went out on my own'" (para 41).
April 1, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"NGOs reported transgender women were held with men and faced harassment" (8). "The government continued to operate the Crisis Center for Women in Distress, which referred abused women to NGOs for assistance. Numerous government- funded Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Centers for Women across the country provided legal aid, medical treatment, and psychosocial counseling. These centers served women who were victims of exploitation and violence" (39). "According to a wide range of LGBT NGOs and activists, society generally shunned transgender women, eunuchs, and intersex persons, collectively referred to as 'hijras'" (45).
March 16, 2020, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Afghan Women’s Network was established in 1995, following the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing China...AWN members include 3,700 individuals and 145 organizations." (3).
Feb. 14, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Several LGBTI-friendly NGOs canceled events during the year due to pressure on their venues from religious groups" (16). "Multiple NGOs and UNHCR shared reports of sexual harassment and exploitation of refugees by government, employers, and landlords, including paying workers below the minimum wage, working excessive hours, debt bondage, and pressuring families into early marriage or nonconsensual sex for their daughters" (17). "UNRWA continued to bear the cost of any medical, maternity, or family" (22). "The Women’s Affairs Division in the Ministry of Social Affairs and several NGOs undertook some projects to address sexual or gender-based violence, such as providing counseling and shelter for victims and training ISF personnel to combat...more
Jan. 30, 2020, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Oxfam reported that men at checkpoints increasingly insisted on adherence to the 'mahram' system, the cultural obligation of women to be accompanied by male relatives in public, in areas controlled by radical Islamic groups, such as AQAP" (21) Oxfam is a charity focusing on poverty allieviation and women's rights worldwide (A.M.G., CODER COMMENT). "In 2014 multistakeholder working groups within the NDC focused on a wide spectrum of problems pertaining to human rights, including freedom of press and expression, women’s and minority rights, and religious diversity" (28).
Jan. 22, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In Noakhali, non-governmental organizations such as Participatory Research Action Network, Bandhan, Gazi Asram Trust, Noakhali Rural Development Society and other organizations led the human chain in front of Noakhali Press Club in the morning... In Gaibandha, Gana Unnayan Kendra in co-operation with Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) led the human chain at the DB road in the town... In Thakurgaon, under the banner of an NGO named as 'Eco- Social Development Organization', a human chain and protest rally was formed at the intersection in the town. In Nilphamari, an hour-long human chain and rally was organized at the Chourangi intersection of the town under the banner of Pallisri in collaboration with...more