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Latest items for NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

Sept. 14, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Uganda

"Former Kapchorwa District chairman Nelson Chelimo urged NGOs involved in the fight against FGM to now target married people" (para 8). There are direct messages from government leaders to NGOs, signifying attempts to tackle issues together" (para 8).
Sept. 12, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea

"The government encouraged various semiofficial associations such as the National Union of Eritrean Women and the National Eritrean Youth and Student Association to discuss the impact of early marriage and raise awareness among youth about its negative consequences" (para 115)
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam

"Several domestic and international NGOs worked to address domestic violence. Domestic NGOs operated hotlines for victims in major cities. The Center for Women and Development, supported by the VFF’s Women’s Union, also operated a nationwide hotline, but it was not widely advertised in rural areas...The government, with the help of international NGOs, continued to support workshops and seminars aimed at educating women and men about domestic violence and women’s rights and highlighted the problem through public awareness campaigns. In February 2014 the prime minister approved a national action plan to prevent and combat domestic violence through 2020. Local NGOs affiliated with the Women’s Union remained engaged on women’s concerns, particularly...more
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland

“The Committee is concerned at the negative impact of austerity measures on the institutional funding for women’s non-governmental organizations, which has negatively affected efforts towards the advancement of women’s rights by non-governmental organizations in the State party” (5)
Aug. 15, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro

"Since no NGOs applied to participate in the working group through the Public Call, report was forwarded to NGOs and their responses are included in the II Periodic Report" (page 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). "Cooperation with NGOs is continuous, and meetings are held on a regular basis. At least once a year Forum for dialogue with NGOs is organized, where topics of common interest are discussed. The activities are also conducted through joint campaigns, trainings, research, and implementation of...more
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay

"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). "In 2007, the Act on Equality of...more
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand

"The 'It’s not OK' campaign mobilizes communities to take a stand against family violence, and change attitudes and behaviour that tolerate it. A key component of the campaign is supporting community-led initiatives and working in partnership with sports organizations, local and non-governmental agencies, faith and ethnic communities, businesses and the family violence sector" (page 36). "The Government acknowledges that the non-governmental sector’s expertise is critical at all levels for the development and implementation of the Ministerial Group on Family Violence and Sexual Violence Work Programme. The Government intends to incorporate perspectives from a wider range of non-governmental sector individuals and groups than were represented on the Taskforce for Action on...more
June 8, 2018, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: Ecuador

"This is one of 10 districts in Ecuador where ACDemocracia, a grantee of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, is working to address gaps in service delivery and to guarantee women’s access to justice within the project titled,“Integral intervention to guarantee access to justice for women survivors of violence" (para 2). "ACDemocracia works to mobilize communities and train leaders" (para 4). "ACDemocracia expanded their local grassroots efforts towards larger goals in the country. Working closely with local feminist institutions and through joint advocacy with the National Coalition of women, ACDemocracia collaborated with civil society organizations, academic institutions and the state to gather over 37,000 signatures calling for...more
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey

"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). "The Committee is concerned about the increasingly restrictive and oppressive measures taken over the years, such as imprisonment, against representatives of civil society organizations, women’s organizations, women human rights defenders, journalists and other activists, including those in the Kurdish community. The Committee recommends that the State party provide an enabling and conducive environment for the establishment and active involvement of women’s and human rights organizations in promoting the implementation of the Convention and all...more
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus

"Furthermore, the Committee is concerned that the registration procedure for non-governmental organizations is cumbersome, lengthy and costly and involves requirements that may constitute a basis for discriminatory and arbitrary refusal of registration and result in only a small number of women’s organizations being registered" (pg 4).
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia

"State and territory governments, civil society and the business sector reinforce and embed, at the community level, strategies and frameworks driven by the Australian Government. The delivery of policy, strategy and initiatives to improve the status of women and girls relies on tri-partite relationships between all tiers of government, civil society and business. This includes strategies developed by state and territory governments that are tailored to meet the specific needs of their populations and complement the work being done at the national level. Programmes and services that are administered by government are commonly delivered at the grass roots by civil society organisations and businesses" (Pg 13). "Human trafficking, slavery, and...more
April 20, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Hungary

"The Committee notes with concern the absence of partnerships with the various women’s non-governmental organizations in implementing the Convention and regrets that no information was provided on involvement of human rights and women’s organizations in the preparation of the report" (3)
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso

"The above policies are implemented by the ministries concerned, which ensure the relevant coordination with support and follow-up on the part of national actors as well as NGOs and TFPs" (13). The policies mentioned include action plans to improve the status of women which implies that NGOs directed toward women would be coordinating with the government (CODER COMMENT-BCT). "In the framework of strengthening cooperation with relevant organizations, a consultative meeting of ministers and experts in gender equality issues and women’s empowerment in the West African subregion was held in October 2010. This meeting provided an opportunity to exchange and share good practices in the promotion of gender equality" (38).more
April 10, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates

"The Committee remains concerned about the lack of a robust civil society in the State party, as reflected by the lack of alternative reports received by the Committee from national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on the implementation of the Convention. The Committee also regrets the lack of information on the legal requirements for the registration and operation of NGOs in the State party. It is further concerned that women human rights defenders and their relatives have allegedly been subjected to various forms of harassment" (pg 4-5).
April 7, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan

"There needs to be cooperation between NGOs, local governments, and the Ministry of Education to provide greater access to education to the rural areas of Afghanistan" (pg 5).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait

"As regards the participation of Kuwaiti women in non-governmental associations and trade unions involved with public life, the Constitution and law in force guarantee Kuwaiti women the right to membership of relevant civil society organizations, in addition to the existence of special women’s committees in many organizations, and membership of boards of directors and involvement in the formulation of executive plans and programmes. Article 43 of the Constitution affirms the freedom to form associations and unions on a national basis, operating peacefully under the terms and conditions of the law" (15).
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal

"The Committee is concerned about reports that non-governmental organizations working on women’s rights have been particularly affected by the austerity measures, which have greatly compromised their activities. It is also concerned about the insufficient engagement of the State party with women’s non-governmental organizations. The Committee recommends that the State party take measures to reduce the adverse impact of austerity measures on non-governmental organizations that are working on women’s rights and gender equality. In particular, it recommends that the State party provide adequate support, including financial assistance, to such non-governmental organizations and systematically consult them on all matters concerning women’s rights and gender equality" (page 4).
April 4, 2018, 11:21 a.m.
Countries: Iraq

"The Coalition, including MP Intisar Aljubory, along with Women for Peace in Iraq, continues to campaign and raise awareness of parliamentarians, civil society and judges about the issue [of abolishing the 'marry your rapist' law" (para 4).
April 3, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar

"In the light of the importance of the respect for and enjoyment of their human rights by all women and girls in the continuing reconciliation and institution-building processes and the return to constitutional order, the Committee recommends that the State party: . . . Continue to cooperate with non-governmental and community-based organizations, in particular women’s organizations, to ensure the full implementation of its obligations under the Convention" (page 2-3).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi

"The Burundian State and NGOs collaborate in the transportation of witnesses and victims to the court" (11). "Through its various agencies, the Government regularly organizes awareness-raising and information campaigns targeting women and NGOs to encourage them to make use of the available procedures and remedies for violations of their rights" (11). "The Government has carried on collaborating with civil society, as is illustrated by: ...Collaboration with local NGOs running family planning information, education and communication (IEC) programmes with a view to lowering the fertility rate" (19). "This strategy is the culmination of a long process initiated by the Ministry Responsible for Human Rights and Gender. It is the fruit of...more
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador

"It is worth noting that both instruments were formulated in a participatory mode, through a process of nationwide consultation, by means of regional workshops, which made it possible to ensure validation and commitment, not only by public institutions but also by human rights non-governmental organizations made up of women and civil society movements" (17). The instruments referred to here are the National Plan for Equality and Equity for Salvadorean Women (PNIEMS) and the National Policy on Access to a Violence-Free Life for Women (CODER COMMENT-BCT).
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal

"The Committee welcomes the establishment, in the framework of the justice sector programme, of justice houses, information offices and counselling centres, but remains concerned about: . . . (d) The impossibility for civil society organizations with an interest in the proceedings to lodge petitions and participate in the proceedings; (e) The lack of sufficient training of justice personnel on women’s rights and gender equality. The Committee recommends that the State party: . . . (c) Ensure that rules on standing allow groups and civil society organizations with an interest to lodge petitions and participate in the proceedings. in all fields of the law and not only in criminal matters as...more
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea

"The Committee, [welcomes] the creation of the National Committee for the Fight against Human Trafficking, which includes civil society representatives" (9).
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway

"Several NGOs run activities that help increase local community participation by women with immigrant backgrounds. The Government also granted NOK 49.1 million for NGO activities to promote integration in 2015. For instance, the JURK legal advisory service for women received funding to provide rights-related information to women who have come to Norway through the family reunification programme. The KUN centre for gender equality developed a mentoring programme aimed at ensuring that immigrant women and men have a real possibility of finding employment, and created a network. The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) recruits women with immigrant backgrounds to engage in voluntary work through excursions and outdoor activities. Support and grants for...more
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia

"The thirteenth objective of the Tenth Development Plan (2015-2019) concerns the empowerment of women and boosting of their contribution to the various areas of development by: (1) Increasing the contribution of civil society organizations to efforts to increase the participation of women in development (2) Encouraging the establishment of cooperative women’s associations" (25). "Accordingly, one of the objectives of the Tenth Development Plan, 2015-2019, is to increase the contribution of civil society organizations to efforts to develop women's participation in development" (51).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico

"Responding to the commitment to have a participatory process in the preparation of the report, Civil Society Organizations from three enquiry forums were convened, plus specialists, academics, and government representatives, to identify the current challenges of the Mexican State in the path towards equality between women and men" (page 3).
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka

"In preparation of this report, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (M/WA), (the subject specific line Ministry established at Cabinet level during the period under reference), consulted all relevant line Ministries and Government Agencies, and obtained feedback from International Organizations represented in Sri Lanka including UNDP and ILO. Discussions were also held with women’s civil society organizations and human rights organizations including minority communities regarding women’s issues through several sessions held outside Colombo including in the former conflict affected Northern Province. Inter-ministerial meetings were held in Colombo to consult relevant line ministries, a consultative meeting for civil society representatives was held in Colombo with the participation of 23 civil society organizations...more
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger

"To combat discrimination, the State facilitated outreach activities on the Convention and its Protocol. Those activities were conducted by CSOs, including the Association Nigérienne de Défense des Droits de l’Homme (ANDDH), the Association des Femmes Juristes du Niger (AFJN), the NGO DIMOL, the Collectif des Organisations de Défense des Droits de l’Homme et de la Démocratie (CODDHD), which together form the consultative network for CEDAW implementation in the eight regions of the country. The awareness campaign reached nearly 20 per cent of the population" (pg 6). "Organization of communications campaigns on trafficking in persons and child labour, conducted by NGOs in the different regions of the country" (pg 9). "The...more
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova

"The Gender Focal Points (GFPs) from the specialized central public administration, NGOs active in the gender fields, experts, representatives of the academia have contributed to the preparation of the mentioned document. The NPEGE reflects the implementation of the international commitments assumed by the Republic of Moldova by ratifying several international and national instruments in the field of equal opportunities" (Pg 7). "Taking into account the recommendations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, the Ministry of Education has taken some measures to eliminate gender stereotypes from teaching materials and the educational process. Thus, during 2009-2010 a new National Curriculum was developed, more sensitive to gender compared with...more
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Italy

"In 2013 Minister of EO Josefa Idem announced her goal to work, during her mandate, for a consistent reform in the operation of the equal opportunity system, and for an effective anti-violence national plan providing for an effective, permanent involvement of the civil society. For the first time, the Minister assembled and heeded all the major women’s NGOs (more than 100) in order to create a civil society working group and a departmental task force, including independent experts, to combat violence against women" (5).