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July 27, 2021, 8:22 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The below covers and details the project Leveraging the 2030 Agenda to Strengthen Women’s Land Rights, carried out and coordinated by Espaço Feminista (EF) a Brazilian feminist CSO dedicated to the economic and political empowerment of women" (para 1). "In both municipalities, the inequality in terms of women’s land tenure security was gravely exposed. Thus, the urgencies identified were immediately dealt with by government agencies responsible for such policies, both at a local and state levels. On a similar note, the experience and knowledge generated by this research have helped to orient the next steps of the Project. In the case of the community of Jacaré, identified by Dona Silvia...more
June 10, 2021, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LO-DATA-1

“'The authorities at various levels of government have stigmatized women’s protests, characterizing them as ‘violent’ with the aim of discrediting their activism and questioning their motives,' wrote Tania Reneaum Panszi, executive director at Amnesty International Mexico, in a March 2021 report on the previous year’s protests against gender violence" (19).
June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: LO-DATA-1, LO-DATA-2

"Furthermore, between 2009 and 2011, the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development implemented the Women for Women programme financed by the European Commission20, whose aim was to create a National Network of Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors. Nine female and male ambassadors were chosen under the said project (four in Warsaw and five in Cracow). A group of 30 women was selected in both cities to participate in the 'My Job, My Company' workshop. During the 132-hour training the participants learned the rudiments of business activity from such thematic areas as: legal and tax-related aspects of business activity, the basics of accounting and marketing, the rules of preparing business plans. 12 out of...more
May 31, 2021, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LO-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Swiss Trade Union Federation, which helped to organize the protests, said the coronavirus pandemic had shone a light on the lack of progress in improving equality, working conditions and recognition of unpaid domestic work" (para 4). "Sunday's protests came one year to the day after the unions organized a women's strike as well as workshops, demonstrations and flash mobs to highlight the country's poor record on gender equality and the gender pay gap" (para 11). "Women from trade unions, feminist groups and women's rights organizations came together to argue that one of the world's richest nations has given half of its population a poor deal" (para 12).more
May 18, 2021, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The Center for Civic and Legal Initiatives in Albania is working to boost this figure by encouraging women to purchase property. Also, they provide legal support to help navigate the obstacles that traditional customs present" (para 3).
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"Many NGOs, most of them affiliated with labour trade unions or political parties, actively and effectively promote women’s rights: The National Commission for Equal Opportunities between men and women; the National Committee for the implementation of the principles of equal treatment and equal opportunities for male and female workers; the gender equality Advisors; the Committee for Women Entrepreneurs" (13). "it was produced by the Department [for Equal Opportunities], in collaboration with the Association of Women in the Future, an interactive CD-ROM entitled 'The City of the female entrepreneurship', a company startup handbook elaborated as a business game where the user is taken into a 'city of the future' (female) in...more
April 6, 2021, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"When Jane Nolmongen's husband banished her from their family home in northern Kenya after discovering she had been raped by a British soldier, she went somewhere she knew she would be safe: a village entirely run by women, where men are not allowed" (para 1). "Nolmongen was among the first residents of Umoja, which was founded in 1990 as a refuge for Samburu women who have suffered sexual assault and been cast out and stripped of any claims to their property or children, as well as those fleeing child marriage or female genital mutilation (FGM). Today, the women are on the brink of being granted the title deed to a...more
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"In 2013 the International Charity Foundation 'Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health' and 'The Right to Health' in cooperation with the MSP launched the pilot project 'social apartment' in Kyiv City as a way of rehabilitation for mothers who suffered from violence. Women with HIV or those who were drug addicts can also be accommodated in the social apartment" (21). "In 2013 the International Charity Foundation 'Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health' in cooperation with the MSP, the International Humanitarian Centre 'Rozrada', the All Ukrainian Public Centre 'Volunteer' under the auspices of the organization 'UN Women' have developed the complex Programme for correctional and rehabilitation work with young girls (14-18 years) and...more
Feb. 26, 2021, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Kenya, Peru
Variables: LO-DATA-1

“In contrast, initiatives that help reduce the time constraints of paid work and unpaid carework are often central in the activities of grassroots women’s organisation, such as the Women’s Network of Street Traders in Lima, the SDI savings groups, Kenya’s Home-Based Care Alliance and collective kitchens in Lima” (pp. 31).
Feb. 26, 2021, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: LO-DATA-1

“Strengthening women’s land and property rights also has important wider benefits, as it can release time from protecting their homes from eviction, increase access to loans and facilitate business start-up and expansion, and increase women’s safety and security. This has been demonstrated in a number of initiatives, from the Global Land Tools Network, and donor-led programmes such as the World Bank land-titling programme in Vietnam, and the Habitat for Humanity ‘Women Build’ programme in Zambia, to changes in national legislation to ensure joint certification for husband and wives. On the other hand, the experience of community savings groups shows how women’s efforts to secure shelter are typically met with resistance...more
Feb. 26, 2021, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: LO-DATA-1

“Strengthening women’s land and property rights also has important wider benefits, as it can release time from protecting their homes from eviction, increase access to loans and facilitate business start-up and expansion, and increase women’s safety and security. This has been demonstrated in a number of initiatives, from the Global Land Tools Network, and donor-led programmes such as the World Bank land-titling programme in Vietnam, and the Habitat for Humanity ‘Women Build’ programme in Zambia, to changes in national legislation to ensure joint certification for husband and wives (Chant, 2011). On the other hand, the experience of community savings groups shows how women’s efforts to secure shelter are typically met...more
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola

“Angola has a significant number of non-governmental associations, which attests to the openness to such organizations and to the capacity of women, including: the Angolan Women’s Organization, the Association of Women Entrepreneurs, the League of Angolan Women, the Angolan Association of Women Lawyers, the Women’s Network, the Association of Women Police, the Association of Women Parliamentarians, the Forum of Women Journalists for Gender Equality, the Association of Women Journalists, the Women in Action Platform and the Network of Women Living with HIV/AIDS” (pp. 28-29).
Jan. 7, 2021, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The Tavoyan Women’s Union (TWU) called for the immediate cancellation of the Dawei special Economic Zone (SEZ), in part due to its damaging impact on Tavoyan women, in a new report launched in Rangoon” (para. 1).
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"Despite the total absence of civil society structures in the Qadhafi years, Libyan women living inside and outside the country joined forces, forming organizations to tackle legal issues, promote political participation and address dire economic needs. In their short history of political engagement and civil society activism, they have demonstrated remarkable acuity and resilience in their efforts to shape and participate in the country’s transition. This unprecedented activism, as described by one protester, challenges multiple social taboos and creates “an earthquake to the cultural status of women in Libya" (7).
Aug. 26, 2020, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo

“My name is Julienne Lusenge and I’m an activist for women’s rights in the DRC…[The] Family Code says that a married woman is basically a minor. At the age of 55 today I can’t own any property. I can’t own a house, I can’t even own a dog or a car. First I have to ask my husband for permission. He can then sign to say, yes she has bought it. So we’re working to get rid of all that from our Family Code” (para 2, 12).
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh

"Nur Jahan, who lives in Someshpur, a ramshackle village of about 1,000 people four hours from Dhaka, illustrates how tough life remains for many Bangladeshi women, but also how many women’s lives are being transformed. Ms. Jahan’s husband abandoned her, penniless and in rags, on the main square of Someshpur when she was pregnant with her second child about 10 years ago. A compact and vivacious woman who is about 26 years old — she does not have an exact record — Ms. Jahan spent years doing odd jobs for other households to support herself and her children. In a country that ranks as one of the poorest in the...more
June 19, 2020, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The government financed shelters and rape-support centers for abused women, but more were needed, particularly in rural areas. The government conducted rape and domestic violence awareness campaigns. In honor of Women’s Month, the government hosted numerous events focused on empowering women in business, government, health, sports, and the arts. The discussions generated controversy, however, because the government focused on men’s role in protecting women, while civil society advocated a more inclusive focus on gender-based violence. Many civil society organizations were also dissatisfied with the Ministry of Women’s general focus on women’s economic empowerment while neglecting the issue of gender-based violence" (24).
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"Another fundamental institutional mechanism for the promotion of equal opportunities and gender equality at the workplace is the Councillor for Equality, working at a national, regional and provincial level. She undertakes initiatives to ensure respect for non-discrimination and promotion of equal opportunities at workplace, and promotes and monitors gender discrimination." (para 21).
Feb. 5, 2020, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"On the basis of religious associations (fraternités), 'kilombo' and mutual associations ('miziki'), women form self-help groups and cooperatives in order to alleviate the burden of work, increase production and earn more income" (34).
July 18, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LO-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"It is also universally acknowledged that the various micro-credit products from the NGOs large and small and organizations like Grameen Bank have genuinely contributed in boosting rural livelihood and re-invigorating the rural economy. However, what should be forcefully said is that the successful outreach of micro-credit programmes has happened not necessarily because of the government but despite it" (16).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The mid-term evaluation of the Program highlights women’s good representation in economic micro-projects, a result achieved due to (i) the inclusion of a gender approach in planning processes of Regional Committees of Partners (CRP), (ii) the continuous awareness-raising for all actors (CRP, associations and other partners) by the Program’s Gender and Outreach Unit, and (iii) the participation of the Unit’s gender officer in quality control of gender mainstreaming in micro projects before their approval. Women are less represented in agriculture (34 per cent) and fishery micro projects (29 per cent), which might be associated with the smaller number of women that own arable land, as well as with deep rooted...more
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: LO-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Women Entrepreneur Support Association/WESA says that only in 2014, compared to 2013, the number of those seeking legal advice on matters of sharing matrimonial property and on inheritance rights, has nearly doubled" (para 4).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"Through its social franchise strategy, the UNFPA has facilitated the establishment of 86 grass-roots community organizations of women, as well as income-generating activities, by providing microcredit for survivors of gender-based violence. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has helped to promote the emergence of small-scale productive and commercial activities among impoverished groups to support a sustainable improvement in working and living conditions, in particular for women. Women comprise 80 per cent of direct beneficiaries of these activities" (11).
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The public association 'Union of women entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan' over 12 years of work has trained more than 10,000 women, including rural women, providing education and entrepreneurial skills. Its main mission is to enhance the participation of rural women in the economic and public life of society, and to develop democracy and the emergence of a vibrant civil society" (38).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The Association of Qatari Businesswomen strives to achieve several goals, the most notable of which are as follows: to develop and strengthen the bonds of cooperation in commercial relationships between businesswomen; to create an environment conducive to them exercising their roles in the economic development process; and to strengthen the role of Qatari women in economic decision-making. The Association also aims to encourage women to contribute to setting up enterprises and small and artisanal manufacturing, and to strengthen the role of the private sector and the role of Qatari women in contributing to commercial and investment activities. The Association tries to guide awareness of laws regulating commercial and economic activities...more
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The Committee is also concerned about the weakness of civil society with regard to women’s human rights" (8).
Oct. 31, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"Last month BNY Mellon started the Dreyfus Japan Womenomics Fund" (para. 6 ).
Sept. 12, 2018, 2:39 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LO-DATA-1

" And while most involve both men and women, a growing number of all-women co-ops have been established as a way for low-income and immigrant females to earn a living" (par. 3). "CHCA, Cooperative Home Care Associates, the nation’s largest co-op with 2,100 mostly women members. Founded in 1985, the co-op employs 100 administrators who manage scheduling, billing, training and supervision" (par. 21).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"Her fortunes changed when the 34 women living on her street in North Okkalapa township started a collective savings group in 2009, hoping it would break the cycle of debt afflicting their lives...Each member invests 3,200 kyat ($2.34) per week in the group savings account - a padlocked box fiercely guarded by the group leader Aye Aye Khing. After investing for three months, members are illegible for a low-interest loan. The group's current liquidity stands at 3,321,000 kyat ($2,430). The women take it in turns to borrow 1,000,000 kyat ($732), which is usually invested into a business. They pay 2.5 percent monthly interest which is shared among the group at...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"In 2013, the 'Integrated model for strengthening women’s business activity and entrepreneurship in Costa Rica as a public policy mechanism' was formulated...This is a Costa Rican Government initiative that promotes the economic independence of women in marginal rural-urban areas who are in a situation of economic vulnerability and have business potential. The financial resources to fund this project come from the European Union and from the State of Costa Rica through INAMU MEIC and MAG, which signed an inter-agency cooperation agreement and maintain close articulation and coordination. Thus far, 375 women have benefited" (24). Although not a civil society group, these steps by the government to improve womens' participation in...more