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July 3, 2019, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan

"Five police stations were fully equipped and staffed with police officers trained, with OSCE support, to respond to family violence cases and address the needs of victims in a gender-sensitive manner. In rural areas the government and NGOs operated additional crisis centers and hotlines where women could seek guidance on domestic violence problems and legal assistance, but many centers lacked funding and resources. Local governments donated the premises of three of the shelters. The Committee for Women’s Affairs (within the government) had limited resources to assist domestic violence victims, but local committee representatives referred women to the crisis shelters for assistance" (Pg 20).
June 17, 2019, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"The Committee nevertheless remains concerned...That there is only one women’s shelter, in Reykjavik, which is not easily accessible by women living outside the capital and women with disabilities...That the number of services, several of which have been established and are operated by non-governmental organizations, is insufficient and the service providers are inadequately funded to meet the needs of women who are victims of violence...That there is very limited support for women who are victims of violence in rural areas, in particular with regard to access to health and psychosocial services." (para 21).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"During the year the NGO Coordinating Council (NGOCC) and its member organizations engaged traditional marriage counselors on gender-based violence and women’s rights. The Young Women’s Christian Association continued its 'good husband' campaign and, in collaboration with other women’s movements, the 'I Care about Her' campaign to promote respect for women and to end spousal abuse" (p. 17).
June 3, 2019, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: Senegal

"GREFELS was the first Senegalese association to carry out research on VAW in Senegal, in 1998. The research led to the creation of the still active National Committee for the Struggles against Violence Against Women, with member organizations from most regions of Senegal. GREFELS’ current research for action on CVAW focuses on female genital mutilation (FGM), sexual violence, physical violence, violence in conflict, and child marriage" (Pg 34).
June 3, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
Countries: Iran

"Justice For Iran was established in July 2010 with the aim of addressing and eradicating the practice of impunity prevalent among Iranian state officials and their use of systematic sexual abuse of women as a method of torture in order to extract confession" (Pg 25).
April 30, 2019, 5:57 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"Zarghona Hassan is a lifelong activist and the founder of a radio station in Kunduz that until last year reached hundreds of thousands of listeners across northern Afghanistan, where the vast majority of women are illiterate and largely confined to their homes." (para 2). "A program called “Unwanted Traditions” took a critical look at centuries-old Afghan customs, like the forced marriage of young girls in order to resolve disputes. “Introducing Elites” featured interviews with women who have succeeded in politics and activism, and those who have helped other women in their communities." (para 4). "“We have had an enormous impact on the lives of women, raising their awareness of their...more
Feb. 27, 2019, 6:53 a.m.
Countries: Israel

"Isha L’Isha—Haifa Feminist Center, established in 1983, is the oldest grassroots feminist organization in Israel and one of the leading voices of women’s rights in the country. Isha’s vision is a society where all women—regardless of religion, ethnicity or cultural background—enjoy equal rights in all fields, including economic, social, and political; a society without gender-based violence; a society in which women’s voices are heard, and in which women have full and equal access" (para. 7).
Feb. 26, 2019, 5:44 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"Marie Stopes, with funding from the Swedish government, will work with healthcare professionals in every Afghan province to ensure they know about the ban, and implement it" (para. 11). "The Afghanistan Forensic Science Organisation, an NGO, says: 'Hymen examination doesn’t only have a negative psychological impact on girls and women. It is a dangerous test, which in some cases causes physical pain, damage to the hymen, bleeding and infections'. The organisation’s director, Mohammad Ashraf Bakhteyari, says that not only does virginity testing violate human rights, “bleeding is not a sign of a hymen’s existence or absence”. But this information is not widely known, as too few Afghan school students receive...more
Feb. 6, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"Several local NGOs provided services to victims of domestic violence, including legal, medical, and psychological assistance, a crisis hotline, shelters, and prevention programs. Organizations assisting battered women also lobbied to streamline the legal process for obtaining protection orders. The government provided offices to the Sezim Shelter for victims of domestic abuse and paid its expenses. According to the shelter, its hotline received 546 telephone calls during the first six months of the year. Women made 96 percent of the calls, 32 percent of which involved domestic violence. The shelter provided consultations, advocacy, and shelter services to 1,100 individuals" (Pg 24).
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)