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Latest items for NGOFW-DATA-3

Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"In Medical Slum, in Tongi district, a newly formed community development committee has over the last year mapped out threats to the neighbourhood, from flooding to pollution from the pharmaceutical plant, as well as resources, including a nearby police station and hospital"(para 8). At least two of the mentioned members of this committee are female (ENB-Coder Comment)."'The new social cohesion, and a big role for women in planning, are key to helping communities like Medical Slum begin to tackle some of their problems, said Palash Mondal of aid agency CARE.It, with the Village Education Resource Centre (VERC), a local partner, is working with the community development committee to build resilience ...more
Oct. 5, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"We learnt film making…shooting…editing. How does climate change impact our farming. We knew about it, but we did not have tools to express it. The government in Delhi how would they know about farming and other issues? Instead of documents, we felt through films we could convey our thoughts more effectively" (1). This is a quote from a female farmer at 8:20 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "In 2005 after the policy came in we together with the panchayat and sarpanch made our own rules and regulations. Cutting grass would be 500 Rs fine. Chopping green leaves 100 Rs fine. The defaulting person deposits her sickle and we auction it. This ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

“This issue of decision-making and inclusion were often highlighted by girls in all five cities. In Cairo for example, they were mentioned as frequently as safety issues and incidences of sexual harassment. Girls placed a great deal of emphasis on their ‘inclusion and decision-making’ … They often spoke of feeling under-appreciated and that their opinions were overlooked and disregarded. … Often because of no fault of their own, in each of the cities girls are relegated to passive observers or beneficiaries of the system rather than being consulted and valued as the agents of change” (27). “Adolescent girls in Cairo felt that they were never consulted in decisions that affect ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

“This issue of decision-making and inclusion were often highlighted by girls in all five cities. … Often because of no fault of their own, in each of the cities [including Delhi] girls are relegated to passive observers or beneficiaries of the system rather than being consulted and valued as the agents of change” (27).
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

“This issue of decision-making and inclusion were often highlighted by girls in all five cities. … Often because of no fault of their own, in each of the cities [including Lima] girls are relegated to passive observers or beneficiaries of the system rather than being consulted and valued as the agents of change” (27).
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

“This issue of decision-making and inclusion were often highlighted by girls in all five cities. … Often because of no fault of their own, in each of the cities girls are relegated to passive observers or beneficiaries of the system rather than being consulted and valued as the agents of change” (27). “We even have youth committees in Kalungu [Uganda] that we as girls head. The girls from my community are given a listening ear and therefore that is why most of us from that area have a very high self-esteem” (27).
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

“This issue of decision-making and inclusion were often highlighted by girls in all five cities … Often because of no fault of their own, in each of the cities [including Hanoi] girls are relegated to passive observers or beneficiaries of the system rather than being consulted and valued as the agents of change” (27). "Unfortunately, opportunities for the participation of youth are limited at best in Hanoi, and girls are particularly excluded from these processes except for once every two years when they can speak out at the Children’s Forum" (27).
July 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party for its leadership in disaster risk reduction and management and its contribution to global efforts to adopt the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The Committee also commends the State party for mainstreaming gender perspectives into its policies on disaster risk reduction and for the adoption of a national basic disaster management plan. However, the Committee is concerned at the low participation of women in leadership roles in the area of disaster risk reduction and management at the national and local levels following the great east-Japan earthquake in 2011" (14)
July 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Committee is...concerned at the low participation of rural women in decision-making, particularly in the formulation of policies and that the Income Tax Act, does not recognize the earnings of spouses and family members of self-employed individuals and farmers as business expenses, which effectively impedes women’s economic independence" (13-14)
April 1, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: LO-DATA-2, NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-3

"Niger is also the country with the largest number of Dimitra clubs. Self-organized groups of men and women meet regularly to discuss and find solutions to the challenges they face in their daily lives. Developed by FAO, the food and agriculture organization of the United Nations, this approach has enabled many communities to mobilize and improve their living conditions over the years. In Gasseda, a village in the South, six dimitra clubs have been active for several years. Three clubs are for women only, one for men, and two others for youth. Club members meet regularly to identify their problems and take action to solve them" (1).more
Dec. 12, 2016, 9:29 a.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

During the kick-off event, IOM representative Evelyn Andino stressed the importance of the campaign by explaining that gender violence negatively impacts women’s health, freedom, and survival. The advocate called on the Honduran government to step up its efforts to promote equality and autonomy for women and enshrine respect for human rights in public policy. The campaign goal is to educate society and empower youth to fight to break the cycle of violence, while encouraging women to not be afraid to report abuse, Honduran Vice Minister of Security Alejandra Hernandez told the news agency EFE (Para 6-7).
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-3

"Budget funds earmarked to co-fund projects of non-governmental organisations have remained approximately the same. In 2008, EUR 21,000 were earmarked for co-funding; in 2009, this amount stood at EUR 19,200; in 2010, it was EUR 22,600; in 2011, EUR 22,900; in 2012 and 2013, it was EUR 20,000. In this way, funding for up to ten projects of non-governmental organisations from various areas was provided every year. In 2012, five projects were co-funded (women in politics, mental distress among women, single mothers, elimination of stereotypes, more active role of women in social sub-systems); in 2013, co-funding was provided to six projects (economic violence against women, women entrepreneurship, encouraging young women ...more
Oct. 15, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

“This [anti-domestic violence] project helps achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls under SDG 5 and advance Goal No. 2.4 ‘Governance for Sustainable Development’ under the Mongolia Sustainable Development Vision 2030” (para 13).
Sept. 17, 2016, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Women continue to be significant participants in Government’s new thrust to shift emphasis in health care to affordable and efficient preventative measures in all areas" (40)
Aug. 23, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"There is an effort to establish gender focal points in all ministries and at the district level, but the gender focal points are not decision makers and are not involved in the planning of the government programs and budget allocation at both the national and district levels" (28). "For example, in political parties, only a few women are involved in party leadership, the party decisionmaking process, and women’s interests are not considered. The political parties do not give opportunities to women to be leaders in actively participating in the political process" (35).
Aug. 15, 2016, 5:41 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"In 1993, a constitutional amendment was passed in India that called for a random one third of village council leader, or pradhan, positions in gram panchayat to be reserved for women. The village council is responsible for the provision of village infrastructure – such as public buildings, water, and roads – and for identifying government program beneficiaries"(para 3)
July 26, 2016, 10:35 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Also in 2006, the HIV/AIDS Commission, in conjunction with UNIFEM, undertook a national level three-day workshop in Barbados. The aim of the workshop was to enable participants to make gender responsive inputs in policy formation and programme implementation" (14)
July 26, 2016, 10:24 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, ISTD-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Campaign aimed at raising the level of awareness of the issue which relate to women’s vulnerability regarding HIV/AIDS. It also sought to actively engage women in the fight against HIV/AIDS and provide women with the requisite knowledge and skills which they could use to protect themselves and their loved ones against HIV/AIDS" (13)
July 26, 2016, 10 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-3

"Also in 2005, the Bureau of Gender Affairs collaborated with the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Development Fund for Women on a Gender Mainstreaming Project aimed at strengthening the participation of women in politics in Barbados and the OECS. The development of a web-based portal to serve as a focal point for discussion and dissemination of information on strengthening the political participation of women was an outcome of this project. Again in 2005, UNIFEM and UNDP Barbados in partnership with the Directorate of Gender Affairs in Antigua and Barbuda held a regional workshop on “Gender Youth and Political Participation” in Antigua and Barbuda from 11-13 April, 2005 ...more
July 26, 2016, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-LAW-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, NGOFW-DATA-3

"In 2003, the Bureau of Gender Affairs selected 5 Barbadian women to participate in a training course by the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) on “Engendering Political Participation in Dominica”. This course provided prospective female political candidates with training in political participation, aimed at increasing women’s capacity to function in the political structures of their countries and increase their competence to exercise leadership at political decision-making levels" (10)
July 14, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The NWC [National Women Council] is playing a key role in promoting women in leadership through awareness raising and capacity building...Rural women are participating in decision making in the Village Council at 43.9 per cent, in the Sector’s Council at 45 per cent and in the District Council at 43 per cent" (22)
July 14, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Through the national decentralization policy adopted in 2000 and revised in 2013, rural women are included in grassroots level decision making organs within which they are invited to participate in formulating community development programmes (at village, cell, sector and district levels)" (32)
May 23, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Committee notes with concern the absence of information on measures taken by the State party to ensure the protection of indigenous, Afro-Ecuadorian and Montubio women in the context of large-scale projects for the exploitation of natural resources. In particular, it is concerned that women belonging to such groups are often not involved and that their free, prior and informed consent is not always sought in relevant decision-making processes, the impact of such projects on their living conditions notwithstanding" (13)
May 23, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Committee welcomes the constitutional and legislative provisions adopted by the State party to accelerate equality between women and men in the areas of political and economic participation. It is concerned, however, at the limited implementation of those provisions at the local level. It notes with concern the absence of information on the adoption of temporary special measures aimed at reducing discrimination against indigenous, Afro-Ecuadorian and Montubio women, migrant women and women with disabilities" (6)
May 23, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Committee also recommends that the State party establish an action plan to implement the present concluding observations, involving the participation of authorities in various branches of the Government and at different levels. It further recommends that the State party carry out activities to publicize the content of the Convention on a permanent basis and invite women’s organizations to take part in such awareness-raising activities, emphasizing measures to reach women in rural and remote areas, through cooperation with the media and using accessible technology" (3). The Committee is suggesting it which could mean that the government is not already involving women's organizations in this way (RNP-CODER COMMENT)
April 21, 2016, 6:48 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the Consolidation Act on Gender Equality of September 2007, which introduced the possibility of applying temporary special measures in target pilot and development initiatives in fields other than employment" (2).
March 29, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The National Priorities Programme 2008-2011 under the lead of the Ministry of Finance, was instrumental for shifting Timor-Leste’s focus from emergency and humanitarian assistance, to post-conflict stabilization and recovery, towards development. In doing so, the programme provided a tool for defining and implementing key issues identified as priority each year. Moreover, civil society groups became regular participants in all National Priority Working Groups starting in 2009, with efforts made to include women’s groups through Rede Feto, the ‘women’s network in Timor-Leste'...SEPI developed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2008 with Television Timor-Leste (TVTL) and the Timor-Leste Media Development Center (TLMDC) to broadcast an interactive TV dialogue program called 'hanoin lisuk' ...more
March 14, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The statistics from elected micro-project management community committees shows that 48.5 per cent of members are women; among beneficiaries of these micro-projects currently women constitute 68 per cent and such percentage allows protecting during the selection the micro-projects that the priorities of women and their family members are taken into account...Along with the mentioned, the Gender Equality Council and the International Centre for Conflicts and Negotiation do actively cooperation to mainstream gender. The special programme is there to implement in Kvemo Kartli region of Georgia called 'Market alliances against poverty.' The project supports three municipalities in the promotion of domestic animal farms and in this process the promotion of inclusion ...more
Jan. 29, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"A joint project, funded by the European Union’s Commission ‘Institution Building and Partnership Programme’ (IBPP) between The Haven Wolverhampton, UK and the Socio Economic Development Centre SABR, Uzbekistan was launch in September 2013. The two year programme is titled 'Support to the local community development for sustainable livelihood and improvement of living standards in rural area of Uzbekistan'. During the first year of the project three Local Development Centres (LDCs) were established in the Akdariya and Urgut areas and Samarkand City to deliver entrepreneurship and employability training to people from low income / poor households. To date 221 young women and girls received vocational training in the skills of their ...more
Jan. 27, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The federal government reports that the two key government agencies concerned with environmental policy and programming, Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada, 'both implement gender based-analysis to ensure that policies and programs address the needs and reflect the interests of all members of the community, including women'" (71). "Leona Agukkaq, an Inuk woman and Member of Parliament for Nunavut, was appointed to the post of Minister of the Environment by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in July 2013. Appointing an Aboriginal woman to this position is laudable and a first in Canada" (72).