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Latest items for NGOFW-DATA-2

Nov. 7, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"Over the past 20 years, the Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance (CEWLA), has worked with thousands of grassroots women in Egypt and throughout the region. The group has helped marginalized Egyptian women access legal services, has led sexual health trainings, and has hosted seminars about literacy and political empowerment that have enriched and empowered women of all ages" (para. 2)."Nazra for Feminist Studies, founded in Cairo in December 2007, is a prominent women’s rights organization whose efforts to strengthen the Egyptian feminist movement and integrate feminism and gender awareness into politics and society" (para. 19).
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"The Public Prosecution’s 2017 annual report says that 11 out of 14 murders of women in 2016 and 2017 in the West Bank – excluding Area C and East Jerusalem, where the Palestinian Authority has no oversight – were committed by a relative. It is unclear whether any of the alleged killers claimed the need to protect their family 'honor' as a defense" (para 8).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"Ms. Hettiarachchi, 49, runs a horticulture export business and volunteers at Mothers and Daughters of Lanka, a coalition of women’s organizations. But the work that has driven her to put off surgery for a dangerous leak of cerebrospinal fluid has been helping 11 candidates, mostly around the Kotte suburb of Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital" (para 5).
Dec. 28, 2017, 4 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"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 alone or not well dressed are subject to discrimination. Last year, around 1,300 women and girls attended the Keogo clinic" (para 4).
Dec. 20, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"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" (para 2).
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan, or HAWCA, an NGO that has been operating a women’s shelter in Kabul since 2004…" (para 9).
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"In 2009, a pilot project for community-based rural road maintenance by groups of ethnic minority women was launched in western Yunnan Province, with a $200,000 grant from the Asian Development Bank’s Gender and Development Cooperation Fund. The women’s groups numbered 21 and comprised 163 women. Some 55% of of the women were members of ethnic minorities, and 92% were from families living below the poverty line. These women were organized for maintenance of 165 kilometers (km) of rural roads. One woman, on a part-time basis, was required for every 1–2 kilometers of road for adequate road maintenance. The pilot project resulted in successful maintenance of 165 km of rural roads...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"In Cambodia, since October 2008, ADB [Asian Development Bank] has supported the Emergency Food Assistance Program. It relies principally on cash-for-work and food-for-work components to improve incomes and support access to food for women from poor rural households, and to construct infrastructure that can benefit them (Box 7)"(56)
Nov. 29, 2017, 4:11 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka

"In the Rural Works component of the Sri Lanka Poverty Alleviation Programme financed in 1991–1998 by the World Bank, it appeared that twice as many women as men participated in unpaid labor (World Bank 1998, p. 89)"(57)
Nov. 29, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"The Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) was established in India in 1972 and is registered since 2006 as a union. In practice, it functions as an NGO providing various services to its women members, numbering 1 million across India—including home-based workers, street vendors, manual laborers, service providers, and small producers, with two-thirds of them poor women in rural areas (Mishra Panda 2007, p. 4)"(63)
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"In Bangladesh, the Female Secondary School Assistance Project (FSSAP) was launched in 1993 with the support of the International Development Association (IDA), ADB, and the governments of Bangladesh and Norway in order to overcome these obstacles [such as girls substituting for their mothers in performing house work]. The second phase commenced in 2002, covering one-quarter of rural Bangladesh and now benefiting almost 1 million girls across the country in more than 6,000 schools (Ambler et al. 2007)"(49)
Nov. 27, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan

"USAID tried to tackle this question with the Land Reform in Afghanistan (LARA) project, which ran from 2011 to 2014. The initiative established a Women’s Land Rights Task Force comprised of prominent Afghan men and women as well as civil society to advise project leaders on land rights affecting Afghan women. The project proposed strategies for bolstering women's land rights, but it is unclear how much women's access to their land has changed since" (para 6).
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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"'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).