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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).
June 29, 2021, 8:45 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"[T]he legislation... establishes a special government office for Female Yazidi Survivors' Affairs, which will open in northern Iraq's Ninawa province" (para 9).
April 26, 2021, 11:49 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
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, GP-DATA-5

"The Committee notes that changes in the allocation of Government funding from needs-based to 'commissioning' frameworks, and the gender neutral interpretation of the Gender Equality Duty, have had a negative impact on funding to women’s organizations and the provision of 'women-only' services, in particular domestic violence shelters and rape crisis centres. Despite the establishment by the Government of an interim short-term emergency fund, the Committee notes with concern the impending closure of a number of rape crisis centres, as well as of domestic violence shelters, women’s health organizations and black, minority and ethnic women’s organizations" (7).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"There is the Department for Family, Gender Policy and Counter Human Trafficking in the MSP as of the date of making the Report, which is a coordinating body for creating and implementing gender policy in Ukraine. The Interagency Board on Family, Gender Equality, Demographic Development and Counter Human Trafficking and the Expert Council for Sex Discrimination Issues are established to prevent discrimination, ensure equal rights and opportunities for women and men, prevent gender based violence, and human trafficking. There are Interagency Boards for family policy issues, ensuring equal rights and opportunities for women and men, preventing domestic violence, and human trafficking acting on the local level" (9). "One of the...more
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: GP-DATA-5

“The Out-of-Court Dispute Settlement Centre is staffed by lawyers and trainee lawyers. It provides information and legal consultations and ensures that the principle of non-discrimination on the basis of sex, social or cultural status or insufficient financial means is respected and that people know and can exercise and defend their rights and legitimate interests” (pp. 6). “The great potential and transformative nature of the quest to advance women’s rights and the cross-cutting approach taken by the Angolan Government form the basis for clear innovations in the efforts to implement the provisions of the Convention, as reflected in: The Organic Statute of the Ministry of Family and Promotion of Women, which...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"But Superintendent Pili Simon Misungwi, who heads the gender desk at the Shinyanga district police station, dismisses any claims of wrongdoing by her staff. In 2008, the Tanzanian government requested that every police station have such a specialist unit, with trained personnel who could handle cases of gender-based violence and child abuse across the country" (para 34-35). "And Misungwi says it is the lack of police resources, rather than corruption, that has contributed to the prevalence of child marriage in the region. 'When the government is giving budgets to ministries like Home Affairs, they don't have a separate pot of money for the police gender desk,' she says. As a...more
Dec. 31, 2020, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Girls Court brings an all-hands-on-deck approach to the lives of vulnerable girls, linking them to social service agencies, providing informal Saturday sessions on everything from body image to legal jargon, and offering a team of adults in whom they can develop trust. And while still in its early years, the system is showing promise. Founded two and a half years ago and carved out of the existing juvenile court, the Girls Court is for young women considered most at risk, especially those forced into prostitution. It is part of a network of a half-dozen or so Girls Courts around the country, each with a different emphasis. The results have been...more
Dec. 23, 2020, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: GP-DATA-5

“The declaration [from the President of Sierra Leone] calls for a special police division to handle sexual assault cases involving minors. Most significantly, it calls for life imprisonment for those convicted of raping children” (para 10).
Dec. 17, 2020, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Through chemical castration, drugs are used to reduce a person’s sex drive. A number of countries have employed the punishment for convicted sex offenders and pedophiles, in many cases in exchange for more lenient prison sentences. They include Australia, Russia, South Korea and the United States. However, there are many skeptics of the procedure, which was first performed in the 1940s.“Chemical castration risks offering a false solution, and a simple one, to what is inevitably a complex and difficult problem,” said Heather Barr, a senior researcher on women’s rights with Human Rights Watch, the New York-based organization. “Protecting children from sexual abuse requires a complex and carefully calibrated set of...more
Dec. 17, 2020, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Russia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Through chemical castration, drugs are used to reduce a person’s sex drive. A number of countries have employed the punishment for convicted sex offenders and pedophiles, in many cases in exchange for more lenient prison sentences. They include Australia, Russia, South Korea and the United States. However, there are many skeptics of the procedure, which was first performed in the 1940s.“Chemical castration risks offering a false solution, and a simple one, to what is inevitably a complex and difficult problem,” said Heather Barr, a senior researcher on women’s rights with Human Rights Watch, the New York-based organization. “Protecting children from sexual abuse requires a complex and carefully calibrated set of...more
Dec. 17, 2020, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Through chemical castration, drugs are used to reduce a person’s sex drive. A number of countries have employed the punishment for convicted sex offenders and pedophiles, in many cases in exchange for more lenient prison sentences. They include Australia, Russia, South Korea and the United States. However, there are many skeptics of the procedure, which was first performed in the 1940s.“Chemical castration risks offering a false solution, and a simple one, to what is inevitably a complex and difficult problem,” said Heather Barr, a senior researcher on women’s rights with Human Rights Watch, the New York-based organization. “Protecting children from sexual abuse requires a complex and carefully calibrated set of...more
Dec. 5, 2020, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

“The government will also establish a so-called 'national security task force' on sexual- and gender-based violence” (para 4).
Dec. 3, 2020, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: GP-DATA-5

“The Committee…notes the establishment of a high-level working group to address women’s access to justice, and that legal assistance is provided through the Public Solicitor’s Office” (3). “The Committee…remains concerned, however, about the insufficient human, technical and financial resources allocated to the Department [Women’s Affairs] to date to coordinate and work effectively for the promotion of gender equality and gender mainstreaming in all policies and programmes across all sectors and levels of government” (3) The Committee believes that the government’s financial support for the department is insufficient (MLB-CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 26, 2020, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-5

“[Mayor of NYC,] Mr. Bloomberg[,] is taking on the popular, unattainable notions of beauty promoted by professional image-makers with a campaign that tells girls that they are beautiful the way they are. Mainly through bus and subway ads, the campaign aims to reach girls from about 7 to 12 years old, who are at risk of negative body images that can lead to eating disorders, drinking, acting out sexually, suicide and bullying… The ads show girls of different races and sizes, some playing sports and one in a wheelchair. Each one ends with the campaign’s overall slogan: ‘I’m beautiful the way I am.’ City officials and experts in adolescent health...more
Aug. 26, 2020, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

“Tunisia has abolished a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims…The announcement came a month after President Beji Caid Essebsi called for the government to lift the ban…arguing that existing practice violates Tunisia’s constitution…He created a commission, led by a female lawyer and rights activists, aimed at drafting revised rules" (para 1, 3-4).
July 28, 2020, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Family Violence Prevention Legal Services (FVPLS) provide holistic, culturally safe legal and non-legal assistance, casework, counselling and court support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims/survivors of family violence (nationally 90% of their clients are women and their children). FVPLS also undertake important community legal education and early intervention and prevention work. Currently, FVPLS are only funded by the Commonwealth Government to service specified regional and remote locations, leaving vast swathes of the country un-serviced. Thirteen (13) of the 14 FVPLSs operating across Australia have received no increase in core funding since 2013-14. Further, over the last five years, not one FVPLSs’ funding has been increased to match Consumer Price...more
June 28, 2020, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The draft law seeks to set up specialized courts for dealing with sexual offences" (para 1). "Aggravating factors such as physical violence or the use of drugs or alcohol to incapacitate the victim would carry heavier sentences. Such cases would be heard by special judges in courts dedicated to sexual crimes, as is already done with crimes relating to gender violence" (para 16).
June 23, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Under the national plan of action, a legal unit and an expert council on gender analysis of legislation were established in the Committee on Women and the Family on 1 January 2015. The objective of the council’s work is to carry out a gender analysis of draft laws before they are submitted to the Government and Parliament. A gender network on mainstreaming gender approaches into the work of ministries and departments has been established. The expert council reviewed and proposed a State programme for the education, selection and placement of capable women and girls in leadership positions in the Republic of Tajikistan for the period 2017–2022" (4). "For its part,...more
June 23, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Since late May 2017, the new job classification at the MLEVSA includes a Department for Anti-Discriminatory Policy and Gender Equality. There are more than a hundred gender equality bodies in Serbia. Some LSGs units have both gender equality bodies and gender equality officers" (7).
May 31, 2020, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Korea Democratic Women’s Union (KDWU) plays an important role in protecting women’s rights and interests. A mass organization of women, the KDWU has its branches all over the country" (9)."
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Amendments to the Municipal Code, Decree No. 22-2010 adds article 95 bis, which establishes the Municipal Women’s Office (OMM) responsible for attending to specific needs of women in the municipality and to foster community leadership and economic, social and political participation for women. Article 96 ter of the Municipal Code defines the functions of OMM" (10). "Government Decision No. 463-2013 amending GD 831-2000, Enabling Regulation for the Law to Prevent, Punish and Eradicate Domestic Violence, established that the National Coordination Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Violence against Women (CONAPREVI) will operate in coordination with the Ministry of the Interior (MINGOB), through the Office of the Third Vice-Minister...more
April 4, 2020, 8:45 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: DV-LAW-3, GP-DATA-5

"Law No. 59/2008 of 10 September 2008 on the prevention and punishment of gender-based violence criminalizes the victims’ refusal to testify" (6).
April 1, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"To address societal norms that disapprove of victims who report gender-based violence and abuse, the government established women’s police stations, staffed by female officers, to offer women a safe haven where they could safely report complaints and file charges. These women’s police stations, however, struggled with understaffing and limited equipment" (39). "The government continued to operate the Crisis Center for Women in Distress, which referred abused women to NGOs for assistance. Numerous government- funded Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Centers for Women across the country provided legal aid, medical treatment, and psychosocial counseling. These centers served women who were victims of exploitation and violence" (39). "The 2012 National Commission on the Status...more
Feb. 14, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, GP-DATA-5

"The government provided legal assistance to domestic violence victims who could not afford it, and police response to complaints submitted by battered or abused women improved" (28).
Feb. 11, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-5, RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Despite the systematic marginalization and side-lining of Iraqi women in the official political institutions and processes, they have not merely stood by but have mobilized at the level of formal civil society organizations, social and political movements, as well as more informal community and interest groups. Women activists have been at the forefront of a growing political movement for democracy and human rights that, in line with current protest movements in the region, asking for greater transparency and an end to corruption and political authoritarianism. Many Iraqi women’s rights activists realize that their struggle for greater gender equality and social justice cannot be separated from the struggle against an emerging...more
Feb. 5, 2020, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The institutionalization of the Women’s Advisory Council under the new Constitution (art. 232)" (24).
Dec. 31, 2019, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Pakistan is to set up more than 1,000 courts dedicated to tackling violence against women, the country's top judge announced on Wednesday, seeking to tackle a problem activists say the criminal justice system has long neglected. Asif Saeed Khosa said the special courts would allow victims to speak out without fear of retaliation in the conservative Muslim country, where domestic violence is often seen as taboo" (para. 1-2). "'We are going to have 1,016 gender-based violence courts across Pakistan, at least one such court apiece in every district,' Khosa said in an address to fellow judges broadcast on national television. 'The atmosphere of these courts will be different from other...more
Dec. 21, 2019, 7:52 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The violence galvanized the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to open a $54 million national inquiry three years ago that promised to get at the root causes of the violence. Part of Mr. Trudeau’s pledge to overcome decades of 'humiliation, neglect and abuse' of Indigenous populations, and to reconcile with them, the inquiry heard testimony from nearly 1,500 families of victims and survivors in often emotional hearings across the country" (para 5-6).
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The state has kept improving government organs for promoting the status of women. In 1990, the State Council established the National Working Committee on Children and Women (NWCCW), which has been commissioned the responsibilities to organize, coordinate, guide, supervise and urge departments concerned in promoting gender equality and women’s development. Composed of leading ministerial-level members from relevant government organs, the Committee is chaired by a member of the State Council leadership. Over the previous 20 years, the Committee has expanded its member units from 19 to 35, now including government organs such as the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Civil Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry...more