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Latest items for NGOFW-DATA-2

Nov. 10, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"The Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) launched its Women, Work and Water Campaign in Gujarat in western India in 1995. The campaign aimed at improving access to water primarily for domestic use and to some extent for agricultural irrigation, in order to relieve women from the time-consuming chore of fetching water"(7)
March 9, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-2

"The Haitian grassroots women’s organization KOFAVIV,7 through its network of community outreach workers and free sexual violence hotline, documented 269 incidents of rape in and around Port au Prince from March to October 2011 alone… Through its work combating rape and other sexual violence, KOFAVIV has identified sexual exploitation as a priority issue... KOFAVIV requested the assistance of its partner organizations, MADRE, the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic of CUNY School of Law, the NYU Global Justice Clinic, and the UC Hastings Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, to investigate the problem of sexual exploitation, identify its causes and consequences, conduct a legal and critical analysis, and provide concrete recommendations ...more
Feb. 1, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"According to data available with Acid Survivors Foundation India (ASFI), a non-governmental organisation that works with survivors for their rehabilitation, from 2010 to mid 2014, as many as 65 people from West Bengal fell victim to acid attacks, the third highest in the country after Delhi (90) and Uttar Pradesh (71). The eastern region of the country alone accounts for around 21 per cent of acid violence in India. 'Though we have not yet got the final figures, our preliminary findings show that the trend of acid attacks has been rising in the last one and a half years,' Avijit Kumar, assistant director (headquarters), ASFI, told Frontline" (para 6).more
Jan. 26, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"Since 2005, World Vision has been addressing human trafficking in the GMS through regional anti-trafficking projects. World Vision’s End Trafficking in Persons (ETIP) Program is a regional anti-trafficking program working across the six countries of the GMS - Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, from 2011-2016" (3).
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"As already mentioned in previous Reports, a particularly important role in implementing the provisions of the Convention is played by NGOs engaged in the areas of gender equality and combating violence against women, among others: Women’s Lobby of Slovenia, Peace Institute, Legal Information Centre, SOS Society, a helpline for women, children and victims of violence, Society for Non-Violent Communication, Society for Women’s Counselling Ljubljana, Emma Institute – Assistance to Victims of Violence Centre, KLJUČ Society – Centre for Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings, Centre for Information Service, Co-operation and Development of NGOs – CNVOS, special working bodies of trade unions and organisations of employers for the area of equal ...more
Nov. 3, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"In Indonesia, the scale of gender-based violence is still largely unknown. Service statistics are available, but it does not show the magnitude of the problem. This lack of credible data in Indonesia has been a consistent barrier to effective action against gender-based violence. To address this issue, the Government of Indonesia will conduct the first nationwide survey on violence against women this September to identify the prevalence rate of violence against women to take the first steps in implementing policies in the prevention and response stages"(para 8-9)
Oct. 18, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"This study analyzed the forensic features of homicides in North-West Greece (Epirus) from 1998 to 2013, a borderland area between Greece and Albania...The average annual homicide rate was 0.85 per 100,000 inhabitants and showed remarkable fluctuation, with largest increase during Greek financial downturn. Sixteen victims were not Greek citizens. The most common method of commitment was the use of firearm (40%). The main motives were economical causes (26%) and passion (14%). Four cases were categorized as matricide (7%), 3 as homicide–suicide (5%), 2 as patricide (3%) and 1 as infanticide (2%)"(1)."The present data was classified into five categories, with 48 victims (82.8%) being cold-blood murdered or physically injured Fig. 1. ...more
Aug. 23, 2016, 5:13 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"During the first years of the AKP government, some reforms were made in Turkish legislation, due to the efforts of women’s rights lobbies that continued since the 1980s and the campaign by 126 women groups from all around the country in 2001"(para 8)."In terms of labour force, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) figures of 2012, women’s employment rate is still low at 29.5% and with an unemployment rate of 10.8%, (11)despite the fact that Turkish businesswomen now have more access to funding through banks and the support of NGOs in terms of microfinance credits"(para 12)
Aug. 6, 2016, 8:12 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, LO-DATA-1, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-2

"Women are not allowed to freely organise in women’s organisations, as not one women’s organisation has been registered" (para 11). "The authorities are reluctant to allow any independent women’s organisations working in the country, as it would be harder to control them. In addition, independent organisations would facilitate a growing self-realisation amongst women, and activation of the female population in defence of their rights and interests" (para 14)
July 18, 2016, 9:53 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-2

"A network of women’s organizations—the Red de Género y Familia—and feminist academics began collaborating in the mid-2000s" (177).
April 1, 2016, 10:10 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LO-DATA-2, NGOFW-DATA-2

"To help these desperately poor women CARE started an emergency feeding program in 1996 which provided 10,000 widows and their children with monthly food rations. Realizing that the program would not be sustainable until the widows could meet their own basic needs CARE developed a strategy to help these women. Many of them unskilled and illiterate become independent, income earning, entrepreuneres". This statement was made at 0:41 by the narrator (ENB-CODER COMMENT)
Feb. 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

""Most women-oriented NGO's were founded in Ukraine in the 90's. La Strada was founded in 1997. So, in the last ten years there have been many improvements in the women's rights in Ukraine. However, many women's rights are still lacking, as well as the empowerment of women in Ukraine. It is constantly improving, but still has a long way to go. The death penalty is now illegal in Ukraine due to the increased awareness of human rights. The topic of human rights in Ukraine is becoming increasingly popular and is talked about more often. There are now laws against domestic violence and anti-trafficking laws due to the influences that NGO's ...more
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"For the past decade, Government bodies for the advancement of women and NGOs have been campaigning widely for the gradual eradication of all forms of violence" (25)
Jan. 21, 2016, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

“Isis-WICCE, a feminist organization committed to justice, peace and human security; and has worked with south Sudan women for over a period of 10 years was not only dismayed about the escalation of conflict in South Sudan but was also deeply concerned about the absence of women in the peace talks” (para 4).
Jan. 21, 2016, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-2

"President Jenny Gunure added that there was also a lack of awareness about women’s rights and the law at the village level, a situation the women’s council is working to rectify through a bottom-up education programme aimed at rural women, which was begun last year" (para 23)
Jan. 1, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-2

"'This is a result of the work undertaken by some non-governmental organisations and women activists who fought against FGM for something like 30 years at different levels, including the UN system,' she told Al Jazeera" (para 6).
Dec. 31, 2015, 5:15 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"In 2003, a group of women from Christian and Muslim backgrounds gathered in a makeshift office to discuss the [second] Liberian civil war [1999-2003]. Armed with nothing but our conviction and a few United States dollars, the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace Campaign was born. When women were reluctant to join the coalition, we asked them, “Can the bullet pick and choose? Does the bullet know Christian from Muslim?” I called upon every able-bodied woman, regardless of her religion, social status or ethnic group. We campaigned outside mosques on Fridays, in the markets on Saturdays and outside churches on Sundays. The women carried banners and handed out flyers ...more
Dec. 31, 2015, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"That such abuses persist after more than 10 years of intensive international engagement with and assistance to Afghanistan indicates a need for Afghanistan’s international partners to make women’s rights a higher priority in both their political engagement and aid efforts" (7).
Dec. 31, 2015, 10:08 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

CARE’s is providing food, water and health support to women and girls affected by the crisis in South Sudan, targeting some of the worst-affected in three of South Sudan’s hardest-hit states, Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei. CARE is identifying women and girls in need of healthcare and other services, and ensuring that they can access them in as safe and dignified a manner as possible. CARE is also conducting anti-gender-based violence campaigns throughout the country, meeting with groups of people – men, women and youths – in churches, schools and water distribution points to facilitate knowledge sharing and open dialogue about gender-based violence, to reduce the silence on this issue ...more
Dec. 31, 2015, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"SWDC has been providing post-rape emergency assistance including basic contraceptive pills and pep kits to the affected victims. The survivors were also provided with psychosocial counseling and legal aid representation. Among the 35 cases reported and documented, nine were taken to court and are now in process" (para 10)
Dec. 29, 2015, 4:33 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-2

"Violence against women became part of the public agenda in Turkey in the mid-1980s when women’s NGOs ran campaigns, established shelters, and initiated local training programs. Several interventions took place on VAW to raise the awareness of the general public, the decision makers, journalists, service providers, and community leaders" (para 2).
Dec. 21, 2015, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"Feminism has been alive in Pakistan since the country was born. During partition of the British Indian Empire in 1947, a Women's Relief Committee, which oversaw refugee transfers between India and Pakistan, was founded by Fatima Jinnah, the sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistan's founding father. Then Begum Ra'ana Liaqat Ali, the wife of Pakistan's first prime minister, founded the All-Pakistan Women's Association in 1949; that organization worked for the moral, social and economic welfare of Pakistani women....In the 1980s, the Women's Action Forum used activism to oppose General Zia's myopic vision of Islam" (para 5-6)
Dec. 10, 2015, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-2

"[The organization Men for Gender Equality Now (MEGEN) in Lilongwe is part of] The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance (Alliance), a collective of national and regional gender NGOs has been running a campaign since 2005 for the adoption, ratification and implementation of the SADC [Southern African Development Community] Gender Protocol. The Alliance works through thematic clusters, interest groups, and country focal points, all of whom form a Steering Committee" (6)
Dec. 10, 2015, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-2

"[The organizations Women in Politics Support Unit (WIPSU) and Zimbabwe Women ResourceCentre Network (ZWRCN) in Harare are part of] The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance (Alliance), a collective of national and regional gender NGOs has been running a campaign since 2005 for the adoption, ratification and implementation of the SADC [Southern African Development Community] Gender Protocol. The Alliance works through thematic clusters, interest groups, and country focal points, all of whom form a Steering Committee" (6)
Dec. 10, 2015, 8:18 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-2

"[The organizations Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) in Pretoria, Voluntary Service Overseas - Regional AIDS Initiative of Southern Africa (VSO-RAISA) in Pretoria, Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in Pretoria, Gender and Media Southern Africa (GEMSA) Network in Johannesburg, Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) Southern Africa in Pretoria, and Western Cape Network on Violence against Women in Cape Town are part of] The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance (Alliance), a collective of national and regional gender NGOs has been running a campaign since 2005 for the adoption, ratification and implementation of the SADC [Southern African Development Community] Gender Protocol. The Alliance works through thematic clusters, interest groups, and ...more
Dec. 10, 2015, 8:12 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-2

"[The organization Women's Coalition of Zimbabwe is part of] The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance (Alliance), a collective of national and regional gender NGOs has been running a campaign since 2005 for the adoption, ratification and implementation of the SADC [Southern African Development Community] Gender Protocol. The Alliance works through thematic clusters, interest groups, and country focal points, all of whom form a Steering Committee" (6)
Dec. 10, 2015, 8:10 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-2

"[The organization Women in Law Southern Africa - Zambia (WLSA - Zambia) on behalf of Zambia NGO Coordinating Council (NGOCC) is part of] The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance (Alliance), a collective of national and regional gender NGOs has been running a campaign since 2005 for the adoption, ratification and implementation of the SADC [Southern African Development Community] Gender Protocol. The Alliance works through thematic clusters, interest groups, and country focal points, all of whom form a Steering Committee" (6)
Dec. 10, 2015, 8:08 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-2

"[The organization Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP) is part of] The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance (Alliance), a collective of national and regional gender NGOs has been running a campaign since 2005 for the adoption, ratification and implementation of the SADC [Southern African Development Community] Gender Protocol. The Alliance works through thematic clusters, interest groups, and country focal points, all of whom form a Steering Committee" (6)
Dec. 10, 2015, 8:07 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-2

"[The organization Coordinating Assembly of NGOs (CANGO) in Swaziland is part of] The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance (Alliance), a collective of national and regional gender NGOs has been running a campaign since 2005 for the adoption, ratification and implementation of the SADC [Southern African Development Community] Gender Protocol. The Alliance works through thematic clusters, interest groups, and country focal points, all of whom form a Steering Committee" (6)
Dec. 10, 2015, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-2

"[The organization South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID) is part of] The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance (Alliance), a collective of national and regional gender NGOs has been running a campaign since 2005 for the adoption, ratification and implementation of the SADC [Southern African Development Community] Gender Protocol. The Alliance works through thematic clusters, interest groups, and country focal points, all of whom form a Steering Committee" (6)