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March 18, 2023, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Towards facilitating women’s access to justice, the Federal Attorney General [(FAG)], justice bureaus of regional states, universities that have legal aid centres, the EHRC, and civil society organizations render legal aid services. Moreover, the Federal Attorney General coordinates the free legal service rendered by private attorneys in accordance with their duty to give pro bono service under the supervision of FAG” (10). "The Ministry of Education, regional education bureaus as well as higher educational institutions jointly developed regulations and training modules [for women education]" (15).
March 17, 2023, 6:02 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"[W]omen’s and children’s affairs offices at federal, regional and woreda levels are staffed with legal officers that provide legal advice to women" (5). "One-stop service centres [established by the Government] provides victims of sexual violence, mainly victims of rape a package of services consisting of medical and psychological treatment, legal support and shelter. The Centre served victims of sexual violence in the respective areas including women and children, and persons with disabilities… The one stop centre in Dire Dawa City Administration provides shelter (food and lodging) as well as psycho-social support for survivors [including women] of GBV and HTPs that come from the city administration as well as the surrounding...more
March 17, 2023, 6:01 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"[T]he Ethiopian Human Rights Commission opened eight branch offices in the regions. In each branch office, the Commission assigned women and children directorates. Protection and promotion of human rights of women and children are among the strategic directions in the Commission’s five-year strategy… [The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission] supports 24 human rights clubs in 24 universities. In addition, 242 human right clubs are established in primary, secondary and preparatory schools and are currently working among others on the promotion of women and children’ rights within the school community. Similarly, Addis Ababa University Centre for Human Rights operates 20 legal aid Centres… From Dec 2012 to May 2016 the Centres provide...more
March 8, 2023, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The annual reports on the work of the Protector of Human Rights and Freedoms indicate that very few people file complaints related to sex- and gender-based discrimination, so this can be interpreted as meaning that women and people of different gender identities are still not sufficiently aware of their rights and that it is necessary to work on informing and empowering them to reach out to the Protector and the courts of law in case of discrimination." (5). "The Ministry Justice, Human and Minority Rights (MJHMR), formerly the Ministry for Human and Minority Rights, has been implementing cycles of education and training programs in the field of protection against discrimination...more
Feb. 24, 2023, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Government of Nepal (GoN) has continued to strengthen the institutional capacity of Women and Children Offices (WCOs) established in all districts to deliver women development services effectively."(5). "The Constitution has upgraded National Women Commission (NWC) as a constitutional body with the responsibility of policy formulation, review and monitoring of the implementation of treaty related to women’s rights and gender equality, monitoring and evaluation of women development programs, carrying out research and studies on issues of gender equality and reinforcing gender justice." (5-6). "The Gender Coordination and Empowerment Unit established at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) in 2010 has been instrumental for necessary coordination...more
Feb. 6, 2023, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Committee [on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women] notes the adoption of the Act on Guaranteed State Legal Aid (2016). However, it notes with concern the existing barriers to women’s and girls’ access to justice, including their limited knowledge of their rights and available remedies to claim them, restrictive criteria for gaining access to legal aid, the limited number of legal aid centres in rural and remote areas, the insufficient capacity of the judiciary and law enforcement officials to apply the Convention, and judicial gender bias and persistent gender stereotypes. Recalling its general recommendation No. 33 (2015) on women’s access to justice, the Committee recommends that...more
Feb. 4, 2023, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The state party continues to raise awareness campaigns on GBV related Laws and Policies, harmful traditional practices as well as other gender related issues in all the 14 Regions. This is done by Community Liaison officers who are employed by the Government on permanent basis. The Government have reviewed the National Plan of Action on GBV 2019–2023." (22). "To provide effective comprehensive services to GBV victims and their families, the government through the Ministry of Safety and Security established seventeen (17) Gender Based Violence Protection Units (GBVPU), in 14 regions. The units adopt a multisectoral approach and key ministries involved are: Gender Equality and Child Welfare responsible for psycho-social support...more
Feb. 4, 2023, 8:40 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"[T]he Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the Ministry of Human Rights were both abolished in 2015" (4). "The Committee notes the establishment in 2017, by the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, of the Department of Women’s Empowerment and the restructuring of the Higher Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Iraqi Women and the Higher Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Rural Women. However, it is concerned that those bodies lack adequate human, technical and financial resources and clear mandates" (4).
Jan. 21, 2023, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: Iran

"Ameneh Bahrami, was blinded by a man after rejecting his offer of marriage. Public pressure meant the courts granted her full retribution, ordering him to be blinded in both eyes, though she spared him at the last moment" (para 9-10).
Jan. 7, 2023, 10:02 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Afghan women are all alone, even if you want to support us, you can’t do it" (para 32). There are no institutions that help address the needs of women (MV-coder comment).
Jan. 2, 2023, 2:15 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"[T]he Security Council has issued two press statements and held closed consultations. The first, on 27 March, expressed concern about the decision to deny girls access to education and called for a reversal of the decision. On 24 May, the second press statement expressed concern at the further erosion of women's rights, notably the decrees ordering women to cover their faces in public, and also called for a reversal of these policies" (para 3).
Dec. 28, 2022, 8:06 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The [Indonesian] law [prohibiting forced marriage and sexual harassment] was proposed by the National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) and civil society groups 10 years ago" (para 5).
Dec. 19, 2022, 12:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"it is impossible to meet the country’s needs [of starving Afghans] without legitimising a government that has effectively tried to erase women from public life" (para 21). There are no institutions to help address the needs of women (MV-coder comment).
July 6, 2022, 10:35 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Pursuant to Act No. 154 of 9 June 2012, the Republic of Djibouti is implementing the National Gender Policy by taking several actions, including: Establishing a Gender Observatory; opening social welfare centres and community day-care centres; organizing awareness-raising workshops on family planning; and establishing literacy centres and nurseries" (12). "It should also be noted that Vision 2035 and the strategy on accelerated growth and employment creation give gender equality pride of place" (12). "The support, information and counselling centre has been strengthened by the signing of a national referral protocol for gender-based violence. This protocol was developed to meet the need for a referral system to coordinate the actions of...more
July 1, 2022, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The mobile court system remains the main channel to provide access to formal justice to rural communities by convening hearings in 9 municipalities where fixed courts are not yet established. The programme also contributes to introduce or enhance legal literacy to remote communities, including women, and promotes formal justice in these areas. The number of cases assessed by mobile courts has been rising each year from 2015 to 2017 (about 10 per cent), totalling above 700 cases since 2018,12 representing 17 per cent of all criminal cases assessed in the first instance. Among criminal cases, the average of GBV cases between 2016 and 2018 varied between 46 per cent and...more
June 21, 2022, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the establishment of sexual offences courts in Demerara and Berbice and of a sexual offences and domestic violence policy unit within the Ministry of Social Protection, as well as the adoption of guidelines on sexual offences, which are based on international best practice. It is concerned, however, at the increase in the number of cases of gender-based violence, particularly in region 4, where 1 in 3 Guyanese women falls victim to such violence" (6).
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The NBG, a department within the Ministry of Home Affairs, which is responsible for formulation, coordination, evaluation and monitoring of the gender policy" (11). "Institute for Women, Gender and Development Studies, ADEKUS" (11). "Bureau Women and Child Policy, Ministry of Justice and Police" (11).
April 22, 2022, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability said using the term femicide 'can contribute to public awareness about and reduce tolerance toward violence against women. Public awareness can be further enhanced when root causes of femicide are identified.' Gennesse said those studying feminism and similar subjects are pleased that Quebec and other levels of government are talking about the issue, but more could be done. She called Quebec's Bill 92 creating a specialized court for sexual and domestic violence is a step in the right direction, but far from a conclusive solution to the various problems. 'I'm not sure it's as genuine as we would hope it would be...more
March 9, 2022, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Basilicata regional Act No. 9/1999, establishing an ad hoc Fund for women victims of violence; Friuli Venezia Giulia regional Act No. 17/2000,... Abruzzo regional Act No. 31/2006,... Latium regional Act No. 64/1993, ...Campania regional Act No. 11/2005,... Liguria regional Act dated 6 March 2007,...Calabria regional Act No. 20/2007,... Sardinia regional Act No. 8/2007, implementing projects on violence against women and centres against violence" (27). "... the Department approved 28 projects, the budget of which amounted to 3,404,629 Euros. However, in the absence of a decree of allocation and allotment, these resources have been charged to the 'Fund for the policies relating to rights and equal opportunities'. Instead, the resources devoted...more
Feb. 17, 2022, 11:59 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"...Defendants may confront adverse witnesses, except in cases involving domestic or international trafficking in persons, in which case victims may testify remotely or in the presence of the defendant’s lawyers, in lieu of the defendant. Defendants are not compelled to testify or confess guilt and may choose to remain silent..." (6).
Jan. 10, 2022, 10:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-5

"The PNP and the Social Welfare Department (DSWD) both maintained help desks to assist survivors of violence against women and to encourage reporting. In addition, the DSWD operated residential centers and community-based programs to assist women and children who were victims of rape, domestic violence, and other abuse. By the end of the second quarter, the DSWD reported it had assisted 194 women and girls who were, specifically victims of rape. With the assistance of NGOs, the CHR, and the Philippine Commission on Women, law enforcement officers continued to receive gender sensitivity training to deal with victims of sexual crimes and domestic violence. The PNP maintained a women and children’s...more
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Outside of the Ministry of Women and Human Rights, there is the Somali National Women's Association (SNWA). The SNWA has been around for over fifty decades. The SNWA building is adjacent to the National Theatre of Somalia. SNWA receives funding from International donors" (1).
Dec. 20, 2021, 11:19 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1, GP-DATA-5

"The Federal Institute for the Equality of Men and Women is responsible for promoting gender equality and may initiate lawsuits if it discovers violations of equality laws. Most complaints received during the year were work related and most concerned the termination of employment due to pregnancy. Economic discrimination against women continued. According to Eurostat, women’s hourly wage rates were 6 percent less than those of their male colleagues in 2017. The law requires that one-third of the board members of publicly traded companies, but not private ones, be women" (16).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-LAW-3, GP-DATA-5

"The law allows third parties to file domestic violence reports. The government encouraged abused women to file complaints with the appropriate authorities and offered the victim protection against the abuser. The government’s Commission for Equality and Women’s Rights operated 39 safe houses and 26 emergency shelters for victims of domestic violence and maintained an around-the-clock telephone service. Safe-house services included food, shelter, health assistance, and legal assistance. The government-sponsored Mission against Domestic Violence conducted an awareness campaign, trained health professionals, proposed legislation to improve legal assistance to victims, and negotiated protocols with local authorities to assist victims" (10).
Dec. 3, 2021, 9:11 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2, GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-5

"The law criminalizes physical, sexual, and psychological violence in the home or community and at work. The law punishes perpetrators of domestic violence with penalties ranging from six to 27 months in prison. The law requires police to report domestic violence to judicial authorities and obligates hospital personnel to notify authorities when admitting patients who are victims of domestic abuse. Police generally were reluctant to intervene to prevent domestic violence and were not properly trained to handle such cases. The law also establishes women’s bureaus at local police headquarters and tribunals specializing in gender-based violence, and two-thirds of states had specialized courts. The Public Ministry’s Women’s Defense Department employed a...more
Nov. 8, 2021, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"In September 2017 congress approved the State Plan against Gender Violence, with a budget of one billion euros ($1.1 billion) over five years, to support efforts to counter the problem. On August 9, the government approved an additional 20 million euros ($22 million) to municipalities to fight gender violence until June 30, 2020, under the framework of plan. It also allocated more than 5.26 million euros ($5.77 million) to institutional campaigns to combat gender-based violence, trafficking, and childhood sexual abuse within the existing framework of the plan" (15).
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The GoIRA has taken practical measures to enhance women’s accessibility to formal justice system such as: (…) The judicial institutions where women who are victims of violence can seek justice consist of EVAW attorneys in 34 provinces as well as special EVAW courts in Kabul and 15 provinces. Women can seek justice in criminal courts if no special EVAW court exists in the province" (4). "[T]he AGO has established the Deputy Office for EVAW, juvenile delinquency, supporting human rights, primary, appeal, and high investigations attorney directorates in the capital and the provinces, and social interrogators’ departments for EVAW. Women victims can also register their cases and access to justice in...more
Oct. 25, 2021, 3:32 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Under the Posh Act, complaint committees must be led by a woman and include at least one outside expert in the field of sexual harassment. The committees have the power of a civil court to subpoena witnesses and evidence, and can recommend remedies, including actions against the alleged perpetrator ranging from fines to termination" (para 9). "The Posh Act was created to give women an alternative to the courts, said Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director for Human Rights Watch. 'More people are reluctant to go to the police or go to the court — that is almost always a barrier for people to report because they find that it could...more
Oct. 15, 2021, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-5, NGOFW-DATA-1

"There are no anti-discrimination laws in Qatar, no agency you can go to if you want to complain. There are no functioning women’s rights organisations who can monitor how women are treated or hold the government to account" (para 11).
Sept. 14, 2021, 9:15 a.m.
Countries: Ghana, Ghana
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4, GP-DATA-5

"Reintegration is also the strategy currently being championed by the Presbyterian Church’s Gambaga Outcast Home Project as well as by Ghana’s Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur, who has indicated that the government of Ghana plans to close down all the outcast homes in Northern Region" (para 27).