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Latest items for LO-DATA-1

Jan. 19, 2024, 12:06 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"[F]unds have been granted to community organizations (associations and groups) that are running income-generating microproject. In Bangui as well as in the provincial towns, many eligible women’s groups were able to obtain this support" (22).
Jan. 16, 2024, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The Government in collaboration with civil society organisations continue to implement comprehensive empowerment programmes including life skills, technical skills, business management and financial assistance for income generating projects to enhance opportunities for employment creation for women [including] youth and women empowerment programmes including development of business and technical skills, financial support for entrepreneurship and enterprise development; poverty eradication programmes; micro lending programmes to provide start-up capital and mentorship for small businesses; provision of free education, back-to-school programme for youth who dropped out and those who previously failed, re-admission after pregnancy; orphan care programmes; and the national internship programme" (16). "Women in Botswana continue to engage in self-help groups (Motshelo) and...more
Jan. 4, 2024, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"More Singaporean women are actively involved in the grassroots movement, with a growth of 11 per cent between 2016 (16,882 female grassroots leaders) and 2020 (18,635 female/grassroot leaders)" (19). "Our NGOs such as Centre for Domestic Employees and Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training (FAST) are invaluable partners in helping MDWs understand their rights, responsibilities and avenues of assistance" (30). "[F]ocus group discussions [over several sessions were] facilitated by the Taskforce’s NGO members such as the SCWO, United Women Singapore and Casa Raudha Limited" (37).
Nov. 6, 2023, 11:49 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Agriculture issued the Circular on Launching the Pilot Project of Fostering New-Type Professional Women Farmers in 2017 to promote the prioritization of women in terms of training funds, number of participants and criteria for targeted support. In 2017, 155,542 women received training, up from 87,453 in the previous year" (11). "[A] centre in Hami, Xinjiang, facilitated the establishment of 231 cooperatives in the city, creating an interlinked model connecting the centre, associations, cooperatives and female embroiders” (21).
Nov. 1, 2023, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"In 2016, the Government issued the Circular on Guaranteed Loans for Startups to Support Entrepreneurship and Employment, which provides for the inclusion of women ‘in the target recipients of guaranteed loans for startups’... China has launched the Women’s Campaign for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and organized the first Entrepreneurship and Innovation Competition for Chinese Women to channel the energy of female entrepreneurs and innovators. Training sessions for entrepreneurship and innovation have seen more than 5.5 million attendances, with tens of millions of women from both urban and rural areas starting their own businesses or finding employment" (20-21).
Sept. 30, 2023, 4 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes the increase in grants made available to civil society organizations, including those working on gender issues. However, it is concerned about the overall limited cooperation of the State party with civil society and about the cases of registration being denied to feminist organizations promoting women’s human rights and the rights of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and intersex persons for reasons of non-compliance with “spiritual and moral values, culture, prestige and the role of the family”, as stated in one such decision. In this context, it also notes that the vision for the development of civil society for the period up to 2025 is pending approval" (p.5).more
Aug. 23, 2023, 10:14 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: LO-LAW-1, LO-DATA-1

"Gender inequality in rural communities is still high due to the lack o f access to education, as well as public and economic activities. To address these challenges, several efforts to improve the livelihood of rural women include...Law No. 5/1960 on agriculture and Law No. 7/1989 on religious court provides protection for women engaged in the agricultural sector, 28 as it regulates access and ownership toward productive resources such as land and property for all, including among women and girls in rural areas. To improve capabilities of rural women in economic participation, the Government conducts various training and capacity building programs for women entrepreneurs and small business owners. These programs...more
July 21, 2023, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"[T]he Entrepreneurship Development Foundation of the Republic of Azerbaijan has allocated 1039,1 million manat (approximately USD612,5 million) to 16,232 entrepreneurs in 2014–2018 as privileged loans, including AZN57,6 million (approximately USD33,9 million) to 2117 businesses owned by women. At the expense of privileged loans allocated to the women’s lead business in this period, 4640 new jobs are supposed to be created. Also, the Fund has provided AZN9.2 million (approximately USD5,4 million) as privileged loans to 109 female entrepreneurs in 2018" (28).
July 21, 2023, 9:49 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: LO-DATA-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"[T]he Baku Business Training Center and its representatives have organized 88 training courses, seminars, round tables and other events in Baku and districts with the participation of foreign and local experts in 2018. 2500 persons have participated at all those events. 570 out of that number were female entrepreneurs and women that have just started their entrepreneurial activities" (32).
July 21, 2023, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"[T]he Decree 1138 dated 6 December 2016 signed by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan defines the development of women’s entrepreneurial activities as one of priorities and envisages the implementation of following measures: Development of stimulating mechanisms for development of women’s entrepreneurship (it envisages providing tools that will help to set up loans, taxation and other privileges for women entrepreneurs. While creating such mechanisms, the particular attention is to be especially paid to employment issues of women in rural places); Development of information support to women entrepreneurship (it is envisaged to organize awareness events in this area such as meetings, TV programs, internet etc.); Creation of women business incubators;...more
July 14, 2023, 10:59 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The Azerbaijani Female Entrepreneurs Development Association is created on 26 October 2017 with the support of the Ministry of Economy" (33).
July 14, 2023, 10:27 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: LO-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"[A]lmost 100 women have participated at the [Azerbaijani Rural Investment Project (ARIP)] in 2018 and new businesses were established. They are allocated five year long loans in the amount of AZN5,000 (approximately USD2,947)" (31).
June 20, 2023, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The Women’s City Programme is, by law, part of the National System of Development and Social Protection. It provides comprehensive support to women through specialized services with the aim of improving their quality of life. It seeks to empower women to exercise their rights, participate actively in decision-making, achieve financial independence and live in an environment free of gender-based violence and discrimination" (25). "The Women’s Entrepreneurship Programme run by the National Commission on Microenterprises and Small Businesses promotes the entrepreneurship and economic empowerment of Salvadoran women with a view to achieving gender equity and equality. The Programme is implemented through the Women’s Entrepreneurship Programme counters located in the offices of...more
June 14, 2023, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"[T]he Ana María Romero Plurinational Service for Women and for Dismantling the Patriarchy was created as a decentralized public-law entity with its own assets and administrative autonomy...[It mainly functions to] coordinate with the sector’s leading agencies in the preparation and implementation of programmes and projects for women’s access to employment, credit, land, technology, information, public and other services that promote the full enjoyment of women’s rights; provide support in publicly relevant cases of violence against women; coordinate with the relevant bodies to provide social support for women, girls, adolescents, older women, imprisoned women, women with disabilities and other women in vulnerable situations" (13). "Between 2015 and 2018, workshops [were held...more
June 13, 2023, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-DATA-1

"Even though the natural resources and agriculture is substantial, women in this country face numerous cultural and legal barriers that affect their rights and prevent them from fully enjoying their property and land ownership rights" (para 2). "Currently, in Uganda, there are four land tenure systems with the Mailo land tenure system being the most complex one" (para 3). "Moreover, the Uganda Economic Update report published by the World Bank Group in 2021 states that even though women constitute 75 percent of the country’s population, in the Lango sub-region in Uganda, 70 percent of the land is owned by men while only 5 percent is owned by women" (para 5)....more
June 4, 2023, 2:03 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-DATA-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1

"Official figures by the Directorate General of Land and Cadastre points to the obvious in Turkey; that is to say, male ownership of properties is higher than that of female ownership. Sixty-three percent of men are holders of title deeds to more than 57 million plots of land, including business places and independent housing units, compared to just 37 percent of female title deed holders. The figures are the reflection of a male-dominated, patriarchal mindset where women's right to ownership is limited and the majority of property families own are traditionally left as inheritance to male members of families" (para 1). "Although women have equal rights to ownership of title...more
May 18, 2023, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-DATA-1

"Create a fairer labour market in terms of equal career opportunities, competitiveness, and flexibility, by supporting women’s participation, also after the dramatic impact of the pandemic, in particular by helping parents to achieve a work-life balance, and by stimulating female entrepreneurship, especially in innovation" (6). "Entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment has been at the center of the work of the Italian Presidency of the G20 and to this end the first conference dedicated to women’s empowerment in the G20 context was hosted in Santa Margherita Ligure, on August 26, 2021, thus bringing attention inter alia to the implementation of policies to increase women’s participation in the public and private sphere and...more
May 16, 2023, 4:11 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"To promote female entrepreneurship, the SEED Foundation – founded by ministries, trade associations, a university and a credit institution – has been operating various programs, as presented below: ‘Dobbantó’ Female Entrepreneurial Program 115. This competence development program, supported by Budapest Bank, is a twelve-day-long training for the female entrepreneurs and for those who aim to establish an enterprise. The program’s goal is to equip the participants with solid entrepreneurial knowledge and help build a network. Usually 20–22 women participate in a course, selected from a 2.5–3 times oversubscription of applicants. In the past 12 years, SEED has trained about 500 female entrepreneurs, most of them still being active members of...more
May 6, 2023, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"Microcredit and business development programmes targeting women are being implemented by the government with the help of international donors such as the Asian Development Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, particularly in rural areas, in the framework of the 2011-2020 National Strategy" (7).
April 28, 2023, 9:47 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"AGF [(Action Girls Foundation)] is an organization that works to promote Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) of girls. AGF envision a society where a girl child attain her full potential in life… [Arusha Women Legal Aid and Human Rights Association (AWLAHURIO)] is a community based organization which was formed by Women Legal Aid Centre (WLAC). AWLAHURIO aims to promote access to justice and good governance as well as lobbying and advocate for gender responsive policies for women and children" (25).
April 27, 2023, 11:17 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"[Crisis Resolving Centre (CRC)] is an organization which advocates for a peaceful Tanzanian society which respects human rights from a gender perspective. The organization focuses on advocating for women and children’s rights by conducting awareness raising activities for cultural, policy and legal changes/transformation in the society. CRC also undertakes legal aid and counselling services for GBV survivors" (26).
April 27, 2023, 11:16 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"[Elimu Mwangaza Tanzania (EMT)] focuses on addressing child abuse and violence in Tanzania particularly on issues relating to Adolescent Girls Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (ASRHR), FGM and early and forced marriage interventions. EMT also promotes children’s rights to quality education, child participation and skillful parenting... [Globalized and Enlightened Society (GAESO)] is a multiple task organization on community development. GAESO works to promote the development of the community focusing in VAWC prevention and response" (27).
April 27, 2023, 11:15 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"[Green Community Initiatives (GCI)] is an organization that focuses on supporting adolescent girls including those affected by child marriages and other forms of VAWC... [Hope 4 Young Girls Tanzania ( H4YG)] is a young women led organization which focuses on ensuring quality education for girls in line with the implementation of the National Plan of Action to End Violence against Women and Children in Tanzania (NPA-VAWC)" (28).
April 27, 2023, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"[Morogoro Saving the Poor Organization (MOSAPORG)] works to promote national development through Effective and Efficient provision of support to the vulnerable groups’ with focus on child protection, girls’ right to education, system strengthening, food and nutrition programmes, education programmes, Early Childhood Development (ECD), Human Rights, SRH and Ending Child Marriage... Msichana Initiative is a young women led organization based in Tanzania mainland which acts on ensuring the right to education of a girl child is equally guaranteed without discrimination. As a TECMN member, Msichana Initiave championed the amendment of LMA, 1971 to raise the age of marriage to 18 years for both boys and girls... [Network Against Female Genital Mutilation...more
April 27, 2023, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"Plan International is an international organization that mainly focus on advancing children’s rights particularly girls. Plan International mainly focus on child protection, humanitarian response, water health and sanitation (WASH), youth economic empowerment, education and ASRHR... [Priority for Entrepreneurship and Development Network (PEN)] Tanzania focuses on empowering women, youths & children with little or no access to development & entrepreneurial opportunities that hinder them from realizing their full potential" (30).
April 27, 2023, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"[Tanzania Media Women’s Association (TAMWA)] is an organization which focuses on advocating for women and children’s rights by conducting awareness raising activities for cultural, policy and legal changes/transformations in the society. The organization leverages the use of media to address GBV and advocate for women empowerment... [Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA)] is an organization committed to the professional advancement of its members (women lawyers). TAWLA promotes women children rights with focus on gender equality, women land rights, good governance and empowering women to leadership" (31).
April 27, 2023, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"[Transformative and Integrative build Out For All (TIBA)] is an organization which focuses on empowering women, children and youth socially and economically. The organization also promotes gender equality as well as provision of SRHR to young people with focus on girls and young women. TIBA also has programs on addressing climate change... [Tanzania Gender Networking Program (TGNP Mtandao)] is the leading women’s rights in Tanzania advocating for gender equality. The organization advocates for gender equality at all levels, including empowering girls to take up leadership roles as well as ending child marriage... [Tanzania Peace and Youth Development Centre (TPYDC] is a youth, children and women’ organization seeking to do peace...more
April 27, 2023, 11:09 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"[Wadada solutions on Gender Based Violence Organization (WASOGEBAVO)] is an organization which aims at empowering young girls aged 7 to 25 years in and out of school through establishing safe spaces such as in and out of school clubs and empowering young girls to advocate for their rights to live free from sexual abuse and exploitation... [Women in Society Tanzania (WOINSO)] is an organization which focuses on creating awareness on the civil rights, economy, health and environment. WOINSO promotes women and children’s rights particularly economic rights" (32).
April 27, 2023, 11:08 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"Women Fund Tanzania is an organization based whose aim is to contribute to the building of a strong women’s movement in Tanzania through making grants, strengthening women’s capacity, building strategic alliances and mobilizing resources... [Women Wake Up (WOWAP)] is an organization that works to promote and advocate for women and children’s right. WOWAP focuses on eradicating FGM, promoting women in democracy, ending GBV and HIV/AIDS among girls and young women... [Women’s Legal Aid Centre (WLAC)] C is an organization that mainly works to empower women to attain their rights and to improve vulnerable population’s access to justice across Tanzania" (32).
April 27, 2023, 11:06 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"[Young Women Christian Association (YWCA)] s a global women’s right movement in over 100 countries, which work with women, young women, and girls across faith, culture, and region. YWCA supports young women as they connect, inspire, mobilize and act for transformational change, for a sustainable world" (32). "[Youth Achievement Village in Tanzania(YAVT)] is an organization which focuses on empowering and promoting youth in development through self-reliance education. YAVT also conducts advocacy on the legal rights of children, women and youth as well as reduce risks of society towards HIV/AIDS, malaria, drug abuse, child marriage and Sexual Transmitted Diseases (STDs)" (33).