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Latest items for NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

Sept. 16, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The training activities were organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the NGO Habitat Network and the municipal governments of the cities of La Paz and El Alto, through the projects 'Building Equality', supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and 'Women in Construction Towards Their Political and Economic Empowerment', funded by the Gender Equality Fund of UN Women" (para 11).
Aug. 26, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LO-DATA-1, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

“Landesa and partners [USAID, National Women’s Council of Rwanda, Haguruka, and Search for Common Ground] strengthen land rights through laws, policies, and innovative pilot projects like this one [Rose traveling through the countryside to educate about women’s land rights]. By 2020, Landesa plans to impact another 50 million women and men around the world” (1). This text appears on the screen from 3:55-4:08 (MM - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 16, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"The researchers found statistically significant rises in requests [for abortion inducing pills] from women in countries where Zika was spreading locally, access to abortion was legally restricted, and the government had issued some type of warning to women, such as declaring a health emergency or advising women to delay pregnancy.The requests [for abortion inducing drugs] to WoW [the nonprofit, Women of Web] from Colombia and El Salvador rose nearly 39 percent and early 36 percent, respectively"(para 24-25)
Aug. 16, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ABO-LAW-1, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"'The researchers found statistically significant rises in requests [for abortion inducing pills] from women in countries where Zika was spreading locally, access to abortion was legally restricted, and the government had issued some type of warning to women, such as declaring a health emergency or advising women to delay pregnancy.The requests [for abortion inducing drugs] to WoW [the nonprofit, Women of Web] from Colombia and El Salvador rose nearly 39 percent and early 36 percent, respectively"(para 24-25)
Aug. 16, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol [which induce abortions], are available in some countries in Latin America, including Colombia, [Dr. Rebecca] Gomperts told STAT. In Brazil, however, they are banned, and authorities have been seizing prescriptions sent to Brazilian women who seek WoW’s [the nonprofit Women on Web's] help.'Most of them didn’t arrive there. We know that. We track packages,' she said"(para 16-17)
Aug. 14, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Over the past six years Rigoni has helped nearly 100 migrants, mostly Honduran women and girls, who have been trafficked into sex work. But, frustrated by government officials, he is closing the programme in March.'It's a lost battle. If there's cooperation with the state we can do it but without it we can't,' Rigoni said.'As far as the government is concerned, trafficking doesn't exist. They don't follow up on the issue'"(para 17-19)
Aug. 14, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"This includes protection, legal assistance, medical assistance and counselling, as well as empowerment programmes to give women the confidence and skills to support themselves. Awareness of gender issues and violence against women must also be raised. Currently, some of these services are being provided by police, women’s organizations and civil society groups, including faith-based organizations. But much more is needed" (para 16-17).
July 19, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Organisations on the ground are working with communities and the government to help raise awareness on the negative consequences of child marriage and lack of education, which increase the likelihood of teen pregnancy, the spread of HIV and AIDS and domestic violence" (para 11).
July 5, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Civil society and feminist organizations have been asking for the abolition of Article 522 of the penal code, nicknamed the 'rape law,' for years. The first step taken by Lebanese lawmakers not only invalidates it but also improves the law for women and against rape in general. This was made possible by a very strong advocacy campaign led by the nongovernmental organization ABAAD, which gathered data and statistics on public opinion in Lebanon about that law and talked with lawmakers" (para 2).
June 6, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Shumpi-Sunti-Tanandum is a women’s rights activist who runs programs for widows. She says immediately after the war, the government and army tightly controlled war-affected areas and it was difficult to provide help. 'There was so much trauma, but we were not allowed access. NGOs were given permission only to implement building and infrastructure programs, and if anyone applied to do counseling or psyco-social support, that was rejected.' She said the army was often there to oversee their public meetings with widows. 'They were not scared to attend, but when they came, they were never frank and open so we can’t have an open discussion about the real problems that they ...more
May 22, 2017, 7:08 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-3, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, ATC-DATA-5, RISW-PRACTICE-1

“Sierra Leone also became the 15th African country to join the African Union campaign to end ‘child marriage’ in August. (The Gambia and Tanzania ruled to ban 'child marriage' in July). Equality Now Africa staffers attended the national campaign launch and met with Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs, the Hon. Rugiatu Neneh Turay” (para 7).
April 4, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The Bangladesh government has demonstrated its openness to reform by welcoming initiatives to develop girls’ education in order to achieve the Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Many girl-focused projects, such as mentoring and promoting good governance, have been implemented with the support of international agencies, NGOs, and donors. But few, if any, of these education actors have directly attempted to work with these school leaders to develop girls’ education in these more conservative settings. Since 2010, the Empowerment and Human Development Society (EHDS), the organization that I founded in 2009 and currently chair, has stepped in to fill this gap. Drawing on nearly 15 years of ...more
April 1, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"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). "The dimitra clubs’ ...more
March 24, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Although experts still considered rape underreported, they noted an upward trend in the number of rape convictions. They attributed this trend to improved police training, public awareness campaigns, and greater interaction between police and NGOs" (14).
March 20, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The government and private donors funded Help & Shelter, an NGO, to run a free shelter for victims of domestic violence and operate a hotline to counsel victims. The Help & Shelter also conducted awareness sessions to sensitize individuals about domestic violence and counseled persons affected by domestic abuse or violence during face-to-face counseling sessions and via the hotline" (10).
March 16, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"During the year a foreign embassy assisted the government in the launch of the National Campaign to Accelerate the Abandonment of FGM/C, a UNFPAUNICEF joint program. In collaboration with UNICEF and UNFPA partners, the campaign included NGOs, media, civil society networks, and several ministries. Police worked with campaign partners to implement the law" (21). "The government also cooperated with NGOs in their efforts to eradicate FGM/C and educate health workers, state employees, and citizens on the dangers of the practice" (22).
March 9, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Police Service worked closely with the Department of Social Welfare, the national chapter of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, the Legal Aid Board, and several other human rights NGOs to address domestic violence" (13).
Feb. 27, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The CSO law prohibits charities, societies, and associations (NGOs or CSOs) that receive more than 10 percent of their funding from foreign sources from engaging in activities that advance human and democratic rights or promote equality of nations, nationalities, peoples, genders, and religions; the rights of children and persons with disabilities; conflict resolution or reconciliation; or the efficiency of justice and law enforcement services. The law severely curtailed civil society’s ability to raise questions of good governance, human rights, corruption, and transparency, and forced many local and international NGOs working on good governance and human rights to either cease advocacy, or reregister under the law and focus on activities other ...more
Feb. 23, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The law restricts NGO activity, and the few domestic NGOs focused on development issues such as health, women’s empowerment, and elder care" (20). "In coordination with international organizations and a local NGO, the government conducted public awareness campaigns on domestic violence around International Women’s Day in March...Government-controlled media refused to broadcast public service announcements produced by a local NGO about domestic violence. In December 2014 the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Local Corporations chaired a seminar on gender violence organized by an NGO focused on women’s rights, which addressed gender violence, early pregnancies, and sexual harassment" (22).
Feb. 23, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The PDDH, FGR, Supreme Court, Public Defender’s Office, and PNC collaborated with NGOs and other organizations to combat violence against women through education, increased enforcement of the law, and programs for victims" (18).
Feb. 15, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"According to government ministries, NGOs, and informal conversations with women, efforts by the UNFD and other groups to educate women were reportedly effective in lessening the incidence of FGM/C in the capital, changing perceptions of the practice, and empowering young girls themselves to say no to FGM/C" (19). "The Ministry for the Promotion of Women and Family Planning worked with women’s groups throughout the country to protect the rights of girls, including the right to decide when and whom to marry" (21).
Feb. 7, 2017, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Civil society and feminist organizations have been asking for the abolition of Article 522 of the penal code, nicknamed the 'rape law,' for years. The first step taken by Lebanese lawmakers not only invalidates it but also improves the law for women and against rape in general. This was made possible by a very strong advocacy campaign led by the nongovernmental organization ABAAD, which gathered data and statistics on public opinion in Lebanon about that law and talked with lawmakers" (Para 2).
Feb. 2, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"SERNAM maintained partnerships with NGOs to provide training sessions for police officers and judicial and municipal authorities on the legal and psychological aspects of domestic violence" (11).
Jan. 26, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"In addition, ETIP works closely with law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders in the identification and protection of trafficking victims" (3).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Recent political instability has made it difficult for non-governmental and civil society organisations to operate within Yemen, therefore knowledge about child marriage prevention and response is very limited" (para 6).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: WR-DATA-1, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Vrindavan is home to more than 20,000 widows, and over the years, many shelters for widows run by the government, private enterprises and NGOs have mushroomed in the city. The city, which is considered holy by Hindus, has become known as the 'City of Widows'" (para 3).
Jan. 25, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"One obstacle in the battle has been a lack of accurate statistics with which to influence politicians and increase public awareness. Now the Ministry of Women’s Affairs plans to establish the National Observatory on Violence Against Women. The ministry will collaborate with the Ministries of Social Affairs and Health, the police and a number of civil society institutions" (para 2).
Jan. 24, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-3, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"This year, the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, the Women’s Bar Association and Mass NOW organized a coalition of 50 organizations to advance equal pay that also included the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators, the Alliance for Business Leadership, the Boston Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement and the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. Boston has actively addressed the wage gap since 2013, including encouraging companies to conduct internal pay audits. More than 100 employers voluntarily signed Boston’s100% Talent: the Boston Women’s Compact. Employers who sign the compact agree to assess their wage data to see if gender pay gaps exist, take steps to address any gaps, and anonymously provide aggregate data ...more
Jan. 24, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"In partnership with South Sudanese local authorities and civil society, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) is currently conducting localization workshops in Yei and Torit counties in South Sudan. The Localization of UNSCR 1325 and 1820 program initiated by GNWP is a bottom up approach that convenes local government authorities, indigenous leaders, traditional leaders, civil society and other local leaders to raise awareness and formulate strategies for practical implementation of the of UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325 and 1820 on Women, Peace and Security and the National Action Plan (NAP) where they exist. Localization complements the efforts of governments, civil society and other national actors and ensures that ...more
Jan. 23, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Aiming at encouraging women to play their part in the democratic transition process in Egypt, 'Women in Democratic Transition' project was initiated. 'Women in Democratic Transition' is a partnership project between the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) and the United Nations Democracy Fund. The project was initiated in November 2013 and expected to end in April 2015" (para 1).