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Dec. 13, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"During the election campaign, President Ashraf Ghani and Mr. Abdullah Abdullah both promised to uplift the status of the women population. However, both of them had also left the women out of the information and consultation loops while negotiating on the provisions of the National Unity Government agreement" (4) Women were not included in National Unity Government Agreement, which included development projects to increase women's rights in Afghanistan (AMG-CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The example can be seen in recent consultations for a planned Community Driven Development (CDD) program to be implemented in five townships of Sagaing Region by UNDP from 2016-2020. The two women who attended the first meeting to discuss the implementation of this program were not invited by the men to join the conversation. They had to listen to the conversation from the kitchen. As of the UNDP’s requirement, these two women were selected to serve in the village committee. Source: Kuki Women’s Human Rights Organisation (KWHRO)" (page 44).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Similarly, the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission has not been granted sufficient independence, operates under a limited mandate and budget, and does not adequately include community-baed organizations (CBOs) in the appointment process" (page 5). "In March 2016, KWHRO conducted a survey amongst women in their catchment area on the benefit of rural development in their lives. Generally the development projects in their area benefit villagers, but women are not able to play the active role nor have space to raise their concerns. Source: Kuki Women’s Human Rights Organisation (KWHRO)" (page 44).
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs-led Consultative Advisory Body (CAB) for dialogue on democracy, human rights, rule of law, and legislative work continued to operate during the year. The CAB includes government ministries and prominent international and domestic NGOs, as well as international organizations as observers. The NGO community generally was positive about the work of the CAB, saying the platform enabled greater communication with the government about issues of concern. The government and NGOs, however, did not agree on recommendations on issues the government considered sensitive, and some human rights concerns were barred from discussion. NGOs reported that government bodies accepted some recommendations, although the accepted recommendations were technical rather...more
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

“The Committee welcomes the adoption of the second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (2015-2018), which addresses domestic and foreign policy, and includes women affected by conflict in the State party. However, the Committee is concerned at the low representation of women in post-conflict reconstruction in the State party” (9)
Aug. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Committee also recommends that the State party ensure the active and meaningful participation of women and women’s rights organizations in such processes [strengthening a gender-sensitive approach to development, peace and security, transitional justice, migration, disaster risk reduction, preparedness and response, and the mitigation of the negative impacts of climate change]" (page 3).
Aug. 15, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"During 2013 the Commission for monitoring of the implementation of this Action Plan was formed. It consists of members of relevant institutions and 2 representatives of NGOs, and it holds meetings regularly" (page 5). "Women NGOs are the members of working groups for development of laws and strategies. They are also the members of the Commissions for monitoring NAP — (2 representatives). The state finances NGO, among other ways, through the Open call for disbursement of National lottery funds, and at the level of local municipalities. An example of good cooperation is conducting of the campaign '16 days of activism against violence against women'. In 2014, the campaign was organized...more
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"In order to ensure a broad participatory process in the preparation of the periodic reports of Uruguay to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), which by presidential decree was entrusted to the inter-agency commission for international-level gender issues, drafting of this periodic report was undertaken by that commission, which has been operational since 2004 and is made up of a broad range of public bodies and feminist and women’s organizations; it is co-coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Women’s Institute (Inmujeres). Hence, other strategic agencies were called upon to help with the drafting" (page 6).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Canterbury earthquake recovery involves a large number of agencies, including central and local government. Each agency is encouraged to undertake gender analysis in their areas of responsibility. Administrative data, disaggregated by gender, ethnicity and disability, such as benefit data, state housing waiting lists and specific surveys, is used to understand the impacts of the earthquake on a range of population groups. Community consultation remains crucial to the development of recovery plans and women are strongly represented on the Community Forum providing advice to the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery" (page 51). "Between March 2012 and March 2016, MfW staff conducted regular public meetings and smaller private meetings throughout New...more
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"[The Committee is concerned about women's] exclusion from decision-making with regard to rural development" (13)
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Committee appreciates the submission by the State party of its seventh periodic report. It is concerned, however, that the involvement of civil society organizations in the preparation of the report was relatively low" (page 1).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Committee particularly regrets that given the importance of women in the production of food they have not been consulted on or included in the development of agrarian policies" (14). "The Committee is further concerned that women are not informed of or given opportunities to participate in policymaking and decision-making processes on climate change and disaster risk reduction initiatives" (14).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The limited cooperation between the Council of Women’s Participation, which is an advisory body on equality between men and women, and civil society organizations working on women’s issues in the State party" (4).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Seeking to empower and develop women in all areas, the State of Kuwait has included women — including women with special needs — in its development plans. An example is the medium-term development plan (2015/2016 — 2019/2020), in which the development of women is one of the core themes" (8). "At present, there is a female Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, who is also Minister of Development and Planning, in charge of the formulation of State development plans. Indeed, in recent years, Kuwaiti women have been given responsibility for the Ministry of Development and Planning, the body responsible for formulating the State’s development policy, with three women occupying this...more
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Committee notes with concern that indigenous and Afro-Bolivian women lack appropriate means to express their free, prior and informed consent in the approval of large-scale projects for the exploitation of natural resources" (12).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"With a view to promoting grassroots community participation in development programmes, the Government has established community mechanisms: the Communal Community Development Committees (CCDC) and the Hillside Community Development Committees (CDC) to support the Communal Council and Hillside Community Councils, respectively. Ministerial Order No. 530/10182/CAB OF 31 December 2007, which instituted them, specifies that women’s representation on both Committees must be at least 30%" (24). "The Government’s determination to reduce poverty through a gender-specific approach is illustrated by the Strategic Framework for Growth and Poverty Reduction (SFGP II), which serves as its frame of reference on development matters and which illustrates the Government’s commitment to incorporate gender in poverty reduction. Indeed,...more
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Gender equality and women’s rights are an important priority in Norwegian development policy. The gender perspective is to be integrated into all initiatives, including efforts to support developing countries in their pursuit of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It is manifested at both project and programme level by the status granted to equality as a cross-cutting theme. Norway also has a goal of providing rights-based development assistance. This priority is further emphasised in Opportunities for All: Human Rights in Norway’s Foreign Policy and Development Cooperation (Meld. St. 10 (2014-2015)), a Ministry of Foreign Affairs white paper in which all the chapters reflect women’s rights and one chapter is devoted entirely to...more
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Ninth Development Plan (2009-2014) has achieved a number of objectives concerning women, including empowering Saudi women to participate in achieving development objectives" (25). "Women participate effectively in the social service and development centres. These centres are social institutions under the supervision of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development. They seek to: develop local communities in the social, health, vocational and economic fields; generate social change; increase household income by encouraging families to produce and rationalize household expenditures; provide opportunities for women to participate positively; help eliminate illiteracy; and conduct the social research and studies required for the activities and services of the centres" (33). "The social development centres...more
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"One of the greatest achievements in promoting gender equality in Moldova at the level of national strategic frameworks was the inclusion for the first time of the gender equality ideas in the National Development Strategy (NDS) 2008-2011. Despite the fact that the points of entry into a strategic document were quite low, gender issues were included, as result of an open consultative process with stakeholders in 4 of the 5 priority NDS sectors, specifically: (1) elimination of violence against women, (2) women entrepreneurs; (3) decrease of the wage gap and segregation of the labor market, (4) support to women's political participation. The revised Millennium Development Goals were reflected in NDS"...more
Jan. 12, 2018, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"In October, the NCW launched another campaign titled '17 Days of Activity to Empower Rural Women to Develop Their Communities'" (para 18).
Dec. 20, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Syrian women have been working at the forefront of peace-building and human-rights efforts. Women-led organizations like FREE-Syria and the Violations Documentation Center in Syria have monitored war crimes, established educational programs and testified on the atrocities inflicted on Syrian civilians by the regime and ISIS. Two Syrian women-run organizations, Bihar Relief and Sawa for Development and Aid, have been heading humanitarian efforts for displaced Syrians. Other women-led organizations have set up community centers and funded refugee support initiatives. Inside Syria, women’s involvement in organizations like the Local Coordination Committees have resulted in civil resistance training and negotiations among armed factions" (para 8-9).
Dec. 7, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Ostensibly, Delta State where these attacks take place has enough oil wealth to invest in an infrastructure that would help make it easier for women like Okolo and Ekiyor to balance their domestic and work responsibilities—including investments in child care, schools and hospitals. In fact, many residents advocate for that kind of spending, and activists have historically demanded that a greater share of the oil wealth be invested back into communities. But this hasn’t happened, although Delta State has a $78.6 million budget for the region’s development. Under-funding, delays in disbursement and corruption have largely affected progress. In addition, in this restive region, the federal government, backed by a $1.3...more
Dec. 5, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia

"In Mongolia, 28,107 women beneficiaries were supported with food stamps for 1 year to cushion the impact of the food and fuel crises (ADB 2011d)"(52)
Dec. 5, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LO-DATA-3, GP-DATA-3, NGOFW-DATA-3

"In Nepal, the Hills Leasehold Forestry and Forest Development Project, now completed, took an innovative approach to ensure women’s participation. User rights to forest land were leased to landless men and women. Households allocated land were responsible for rehabilitating the land and entitled to forest produce for 40 years. Recruitment of women group promoters was given special emphasis to mobilize women’s groups for participation in leasehold groups. Training on gender, leadership, basic literacy, and legal rights were provided to women, boosting their participation in the programs. Women participants saved time in collecting forest resources, and saw their active participation as a source of empowerment (World Bank 2009, p. 160)"(27)more
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia

"Agricultural work on the land of female-headed households, which generally suffer from chronic shortage of labor, is supported by Ethiopia’s cash-for-work Productive Safety Net Programme (Holmes and Jones 2010, p. 14)"(58)
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Brazil

"From the gender perspective, the impacts of CCT [cash transfer] programs are ambiguous. The conditionalities may significantly improve the educational attainments of girls. Since the benefits are generally provided to women as care givers (following the examples of Mexico and Brazil), this strengthens their role within the family. In Brazil, 94% of the recipients of the Bolsa Familia transfers are women (Holmes and Jones 2010, p. 15)"(53)
Dec. 5, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: Mexico

"From the gender perspective, the impacts of CCT [cash transfer] programs are ambiguous. The conditionalities may significantly improve the educational attainments of girls. Since the benefits are generally provided to women as care givers (following the examples of Mexico and Brazil), this strengthens their role within the family"(53)
Dec. 2, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Abdou was appointed deputy governor of Beheira in 2013 by the then-governor for her role in development and innovation in the governorate" (para 4). "She founded the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACUWA) and is a member of the general assembly of the World Water Council" (para 5). "Abdou also headed the Egyptian Holding Company for Water and Wastewater from 2002 till 2012, and is a member of the National Council for Women (NCW) and the Businessmen Association in Alexandria" (para 6).
Nov. 30, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"In Pakistan, support was provided in 2009 to the Benazir Income Support Program (now called the National Income Support Program [NISP]), a targeted cash transfer program for female heads of households and adult females of eligible poor households. By 2011, 9 million women had received identity cards and 4.6 million adult females had received cash payments (ADB 2011a). NISP beneficiary families currently number 5.5 million. Additional support of the NISP is proposed, which would broaden its provisions and significantly increase the number of beneficiary families"(51-52)."The Pakistan province of Punjab, the largest and wealthiest province of the country, introduced a female school stipend program in 2004. This was part of a...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"A good example, described later, is the Philippines’ Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, a national CCT [cash transfer program] scheme conditional on investments in child education and health and regular prenatal and postnatal checkups for women"(52)."In the Philippines’ Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya), municipal local government or NGOs sometimes collaborate as part of the counterparting for the program by providing transport arrangements to beneficiaries who have to travel long distances to receive grants or attend training sessions. The program was launched by the Government of the Philippines in 2008 with support from the World Bank and the Australian Agency for International Development, and supported by ADB [Asian Development Bank] since...more