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Latest items for NGOFW-DATA-1

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 26, 2018, 8:46 p.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).
June 10, 2018, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia

"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
May 29, 2018, 7:52 p.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).
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 23, 2018, 7:43 p.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).
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
April 7, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"To address the critical need for qualified teachers, USAID helped train more than 74,000 Ministry of Education (MoE) teachers, of which 31 percent were female. USAID's CBE project has allowed approximately 105,000 students (65 percent female) to attend schools in remote locations, which were beyond the reach of MoE schools. In 2012, USAID's work on teacher training, community-based education, literacy training, and textbook printing were largely shifted to direct, on-budget assistance to the MoE" (Pg 16). "To improve rural numbers, Save the Children has implemented high school training programs so girls can become teachers right after graduation" (Pg 17).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"By 2015 there were 114 civil society organizations, of which seven were women’s organizations concerned with women’s affairs. Women also make a prominent contribution to other charitable and philanthropic associations, as well as in the women’s committees attached to many of these organizations, on whose boards they have a presence. One such organization — the Women’s Cultural and Social Society — operates in an advisory capacity for the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). These associations are: 1) Women’s Cultural and Social Society; 2) Bayadir al-Salam Women’s Society; 3) Islamic Welfare Society; 4) Kuwaiti Women’s Voluntary Society for Community Service and Development; 5) Union of Kuwaiti Women's Associations; 6)...more
April 4, 2018, 4:40 p.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).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Committee notes that a non-governmental organization, Asistensia Legal ba Feto no Labarik, provides free legal assistance to women and girls in criminal, civil and family law matters and that the State party has deployed four mobile courts to reach out to remote areas in 13 districts" (3).
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Several NGOs run activities that help increase local community participation by women with immigrant backgrounds" (7). "The NGO Legal Advice for Women (JURK) offers customised assistance towards self-help for women with unmet legal needs, by providing legal information, influence and legal assistance in specific cases. The organization’s goal is to help all women become aware of their legal status, and to ensure equality in practice" (44).
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The [National Family Safety] Programme was established by Royal Order No. 11471/MB of 16/10/1426 A.H. (18/11/2005). It is a national non-government programme that seeks to protect against domestic violence by monitoring and studying cases of abuse and reporting them to the competent authorities. The programme raises awareness of the harm caused by violence" (16-17). "Many civil society organizations support the development and advancement of women in economic, social and cultural fields through progressive programmes and mechanisms, most of which are overseen by women who are economic, social and cultural specialists or businesswomen. These activities include the Baraka Loan Centre, which was initiated by the King Abdul Aziz Philanthropic Society for...more
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Civil society organizations that participated in this meeting included: Women in Need (WIN), Sarvodaya Women’s Movement, Centre for Women’s Research (CENWOR), Plan Sri Lanka, FOKUS Women, Mahila Sangam Samithiya, Media Collective and CARE International Sri Lanka. Two regional-level meetings were held in Kurunegala (North Western Province) and Kilinochchi (Northern Province)" (5).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Committee notes the increase in the number and geographical spread of Omani women’s associations throughout the governorates of the State party. It remains concerned, however, about: (a) The absence of a robust civil society in the State party, as reflected by the lack of alternative reports received by the Committee from national non governmental organizations on the implementation of the Convention; (b) The lack of information on the legal requirements for the registration and operation of non-governmental organizations in the State party" (5).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Union was founded in 1965 as a democratic mass organization and a pillar of the Palestine Liberation Organization. It works to organize Palestinian women, include them into national liberation movement against the Israeli occupation, raise their awareness about the importance of participation in decision-making positions within political frameworks, and integrate them into the labour force" (6). "[NGOs] play an important role in putting an end to customs and practices that discriminate against women. They provide a range of services, in particular for women victims of violence, including hotlines and safe houses" (7). "Many non-governmental institutions working to combat poverty and promote development and empowerment help to respond to the...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In 2013 the former National Board for Youth Affairs was commissioned to carry out a survey of work by voluntary associations to prevent sexual abuse and violations in the activities of voluntary associations. Based on that survey the Board is to highlight good examples of different ways of working and methods and spread this information in existing networks for government agencies and among civil society organisations. A report on the commission is to be presented in 2015" (page 20).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Sweden

"In 2007, the network, PRIS – Prostitutes’ Revenge in Society, was founded by and for women with experience in different areas of the sex industry. PRIS has three main aims: to provide mutual support, and support to others in the sex industry, to raise awareness of the sex industry and its negative effects, and to improve services for those who want to exit the sex industry. PRIS also has a sister organizations, The Friends of PRIS, for Feminists, who have no experience in the sex industry, but who are supportive of the aims of the organization" (page 10). "Since the late 1990’s, a large number of awareness-raising campaigns have been...more
Jan. 12, 2018, 7:30 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Since 2013, WFP have been implementing a community education programme aimed at improving feeding and nutrition practices among indigenous women in the department of Totonicapán. The programme trains women to be 'peer advisors' who can advise and support other mothers in their communities on appropriate feeding and childcare practices. As well as doing home visits, peer advisors bring women together in 'mother-to-mother' groups, which meet regularly to learn and share experiences. Over 300 community educators have been trained through the programme, and more than 3,500 women have taken part in mother-to-mother groups. During the initial participatory action learning workshop for the WFP-IDS gender mainstreaming initiative, WFP staff reflected that, although...more
Jan. 11, 2018, 6:37 p.m.
Countries: Nepal

"With more than 60,000 youths taking up the challenge, Lily Thapa, the founder of Women for Human Rights, is overwhelmed by the response. 'The colour red symbolises passion and life so our culture prohibits widows from wearing anything red. Women are forced to wear only white attire, which I believe takes a toll on their beauty. So, the main aim of this campaign is to change that mentality,' says Lily. Kicking off the challenge, Thapa herself shared her picture on Facebook in a red salwar kameez, asking people to join in, 'If you are with me and with all single women (widows), please participate by wearing a red tika and...more
Jan. 10, 2018, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'We have received queries about a number of cases similar to that of Rosana Galliano’s children, which don’t make it to the media because the families of the murdered women don’t want to go public,' said Ada Rico, who heads La Casa del Encuentro, a Buenos Aires-based organisation that combats violence, abuse and discrimination against women" (para 6).
Jan. 8, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"A recent graduate, Vijil, 21, is the social media mastermind behind a new Oxfam-funded initiative that aims to put women on politicians' agendas. The initiative called PoletikaH - a Spanish portmanteau combining politics and ethics - aims to widen the conversation and expose candidates when they fail to rise to the occasion. Fed up with seeing their concerns sidelined, PoletikaH and more than 70 women's organisations came together to launch on September 12 a feminist political agenda to serve as a measuring stick to scrutinise the presidential candidates' focus on the problems women face ahead of the November 26 election" (para 3-5).
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In Egypt, women are not usually free to wear what they want, states Dalia Abd El-Hameed, Gender and Women's Rights Officer at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR)"(4)
Dec. 28, 2017, 4 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In sandy, dusty Ouagadougou, located in the center of this landlocked country in West Africa, stigmatization is an active form of abuse carried out against young single mothers or prostitutes, which is why the clinic was launched by Keogo, a local association, or charity. The abuse extends to the very place women and girls may seek safety, comfort and medical attention: in hospitals. Keogo’s program to assist vulnerable women and girls was born in 2012, offering medical care as part of its services. Lassina Zampou, the president of Keogo, said the clinic enabled its clients to avoid hurtful 'judgments from medical staff' in hospitals, where young female patients who are...more
Dec. 28, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Plan International is trying to persuade parents not to agree to marriage for their girls until they have finished school, by providing free school meals and offering food packages for families whose daughters attend every day. But many fall through the net" (para 26).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"NGOs reported that many women were reluctant to report rapes due to fear of retaliation, inadequate response, and social stigma"(16)."Couples and individuals generally have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of their children; manage their reproductive health; and have access to the information and means to do so, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence. Access to information on contraception and skilled attendance at delivery and in postpartum care were widely available except in provincial-level indigenous regions, where it was limited, according to the American Red Cross and the Ombudsman’s Office"(17)."Harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons by security forces was a major complaint of...more
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Diep Vuong started the Pacific Links Foundation to combat trafficking in Vietnam. . . . The Pacific Links Foundation runs a shelter for trafficking victims in the city of Lao Cai, northern Vietnam. The young women stay for an average of two to three years. They go to school or get vocational training. They do art therapy. They learn to cook and sew and keep a big garden. Surrounded by other woman with similar experiences, the shelter helps them get back on their feet and then to find jobs to support themselves. 'Once that whole investment process can happen with these young women then it is much easier for them...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Haifa Feminist Center is a feminist collective founded in 1983. We are a community of women who act together to promote understanding and partnership between women in Israel, regardless of religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual preference, and socio-economic status. Isha L’Isha’s mission is to advance the status and rights of women and girls, and to promote peace, security, and socio-economic justice from a feminist perspective through education, research, dissemination of knowledge, and public events" (para 1). "Since 1997, Isha L’Isha has been part of a coalition of organizations working against trafficking in women in Israel, and since 2002, we have operated the Fighting against Trafficking in Women Project. The project works...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'We used a variety of tools such as street plays, mobile exhibitions and were joined by puppeteers, dance troupes and musicians at various stops,' said Ananya Bhattacharya from, one of the charities involved in the [anti-human trafficking] campaign (para 5). "Ravi Kant from Shakti Vahini, another charity behind the [anti-human trafficking] campaign, said they hoped to replicate the caravan in India's northeastern states" (para 15).