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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
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Thus, public works programs are an opportunity to teach women new skills, allowing them in time to graduate out of the program and enter other income-raising activities outside the home. This is one of the interesting features of another ADB [Asian Development Bank]-funded rural road maintenance project, part of the Yunnan Integrated Road Network Development Project (YIRNDP) in Yunnan Province in the southwest of the PRC (Box 8)"(58)."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...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"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)."In its initial phase, the program [The Cambodia Emergency Food Assistance Program] aimed to benefit a total of 500,000 people (89,000 households). Strong emphasis was placed on supporting women’s access to productive resources and on the education of girls"(56)."According to a recent assessment of the program, 22,756 female headed households benefited from free rice distribution (around 12,000 tons of rice was distributed during...more
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-3

"As in other similar public works schemes, a quota has been set aside for women because rural unemployment is higher for women than for men (on average, 141 days per year for women versus 76 days for men). The act [India's National Rural Employment Guarantee Act] thus provides that one-third of the employment must be allocated to women. The participation rate of women exceeded that minimum every year, reaching 48% in 2009–2010 at the national level (ILO and UNDP 2011, p. 276). One assessment concluded that the economic opportunities created through MGNREGA favored the empowerment of women"(55)
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Rural Infrastructure Improvement Projects (RIIPs) implemented in Bangladesh by the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) may serve as an illustration of such an approach. Women are specifically targeted in participatory processes aimed at identifying the impact of infrastructure investments—especially the construction of roads. Women are also involved in the formulation of projects to help ensure their concerns are taken into account. The ultimate aim is to maximize the benefits for women in the development of rural markets"(39)."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...more
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. 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).