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June 10, 2021, 9:11 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In March, The Center for Reproductive Rights, together with the Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto and el Colectivo Feminista have worked to expose the consequences of El Salvador’s abortion ban. They have filed two cases before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on behalf of nine women who had serious pregnancy complications and were wrongfully imprisoned" (para 2). "I have approached Sara García, Salvadoran feminist, activist, human rights fighter, and spokeswoman for the Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalizacion del Aborto, also known as 'Las 17'" (para 7). "'Agrupación Ciudadana' took off in 2009 after Karina Clímaco was freed. She was sentenced to thirty years in prison for the...more
June 10, 2021, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"These forums 'are extremely important spaces for dialogue and advocacy, for sharing public policies,' said Maïssa Hubert, deputy director of Equis Justice for Women, a Mexico City organization that advocates for women’s access to justice. 'These are strategic processes for dialogue among governments and among governments and civil society.' Mexico 'should have this same congruence in relation to the feminist movement within the country,' Hubert added. 'That has not happened. On the contrary, we are facing a very polarized situation'" (para 4-5).
June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"There are two Polish national organizations that actively promote women’s sport, namely the Polish Association of Women and Sport (PSSK) and the Women and Sport Commission of the Polish Olympic Committee (PKOl). The Polish Association of Women and Sport, a non-profit organization, was established in 1994 and is open to female competitors, including Olympians and representatives of various communities interested in the development of women’s sport. Since 2002, the Association has been a member of PKOl. The Women and Sport Commission of the Polish Olympic Committee, established in 1999 and open to female Olympians, sports journalists, representatives of sports organizations and sports academies, implements activities aimed at promoting the physical...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 24, 2021, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"According to Girls Not Brides, which campaigns for an end to child marriages, about 34% of girls in Zimbabwe are married before they are 18 while 5% are married before they are 15" (para 5). "In 2018, Maritsa set up her foundation, Underaged People’s Auditorium, which seeks to stop more children becoming brides, through a combination of taekwondo and discussions about the dangers of early marriage" (para 12). "At sessions organised by nonprofit group Ignite Youth girls are encouraged to create vision boards and set achievable targets for themselves, which include returning to school. An initiative that started as a Covid-19 response has become a life changing experience" (para 28).more
May 24, 2021, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Women actively promoted equality and the prevention of violence against women through implementing education and awareness programs and the provision of training to other ministries and offices. It also operated shelters and provided counseling services, though NGOs argued these efforts were inadequate" (p 18-19).
May 18, 2021, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"That’s why women from the community decided to step up in 2014. They were acting on intervention by Schoolnet, an NGO that works in the area of health and women empowerment. It had trained female volunteers from 20 villages of the Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts over a week under a program called Arogya. After the training, these women took an exam, post which they were entrusted with the responsibility of tracking the health of pregnant, newlywed and adolescent women in their villages" (para 7).
May 18, 2021, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: NGOFW-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). "Leah Hoctor, the Regional Director for Europe’s Center for Reproductive Rights, has called on many governments, including the Albanian government, to intervene. She states 'European governments must act urgently to guarantee safe and timely access to abortion care during the COVID-19 pandemic'" (para 5).
May 11, 2021, 7:35 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"According to Girls Not Brides, which campaigns for an end to child marriages, about 34% of girls in Zimbabwe are married before they are 18 while 5% are married before they are 15" (para 5). "In 2018, Maritsa set up her foundation, Underaged People’s Auditorium, which seeks to stop more children becoming brides, through a combination of taekwondo and discussions about the dangers of early marriage" (para 12). "At sessions organised by nonprofit group Ignite Youth girls are encouraged to create vision boards and set achievable targets for themselves, which include returning to school. An initiative that started as a Covid-19 response has become a life changing experience" (para 28).more
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: NGOFW-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). "Along these lines, the NGO ACMID Donna established a toll free number for abused Muslim women and received 3,600 calls from November 2007 through May 2008. Approximately 56 percent of those cases involved violence or other mistreatment by husbands or relatives, including unwillingly being in a polygamous marriage, a situation affecting...more
April 5, 2021, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'Femicide doesn’t just happen. It's the final step…in a long pattern of violence for these men,' Dawn Lavell-Harvard, president of the Ontario Native Women's Association, told The Current's guest host Rosemary Barton. 'We need to get tougher and smarter about how we're dealing with the violence in those earlier stages'" (para 2-3). "Femicide is the killing of women or girls because they are female. According to a report published this month by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, 160 women and girls were victims of femicide in this country in 2020, compared to 146 in 2019" (para 4). "Amanda Dale is an advisory member with the Canadian Femicide...more
March 13, 2021, 2:37 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"There are no independent nongovernmental organizations" (para 23).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In 2008-2013 there was the Programme for the Parliament Assistance, financed by the USAID, in the Verkhovna Rada; the integration of gender balanced approach into all areas of the Parliament activity represented one of its components" (11).
Feb. 15, 2021, 10:02 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The rhetoric of 'boys will be boys' prevailed and would have continued to do so but for the refusal for women`s NGOs to be silent witnesses to what was happening and their readiness to work with those of us from the international community who would not be complicit, to stop it. Using the experience of the local women’s NGOs, we created a situational, or ad hoc, response related directly to the conditions on the ground. This meant dealing with both the victims themselves, as well as the institutions in charge of creating anti-trafficking policies" (para 1).
Feb. 10, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'We had focus groups of over 100 women and in every focus group rape was consistently mentioned as the most pressing fear among women here, especially when they're leaving the camp to collect firewood,' says Sinead Murray of the International Rescue Committee, the NGO agency coordinating sexual violence response in Bentiu" (para 21).
Feb. 10, 2021, 12:36 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In Mexico, Unda's organisation - Brujas del Mar - has pulled upon its countrywide social media network to bolster existing digital aid for victims and develop new ones. For working women in sectors that are still operating during the lockdown, the group offers digital accompaniment and tracking services for women who have to walk alone in empty streets" (22). "Others, like Mauro Vargas's Mexico City-based initiative Gendes, have completely pivoted their services. The initiative became well-known for offering anti-"machismo" therapy for men. Since they have had to shut down in-person therapy sessions, Vargas launched a new hotline three weeks ago to talk down men at risk of becoming violent" (para...more
Feb. 9, 2021, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'This juju might seem like something small or meaningless to people here in Europe, but to the women these curses are real and they are terrifying,' says Princess Inyang Okokon, who runs Piam Onlus, an anti-trafficking NGO and who was herself taken from Nigeria to Italy in 1998. 'Using these very old belief systems passed down through generations is a psychological form of control that is much stronger than any violence that can be done to them.' Psychologists in hospitals across Sicily say they are witnessing a growing mental health crisis in these women among Nigerians who have been persuaded to leave their traffickers by the authorities or NGOs" (para...more
Feb. 4, 2021, 10:45 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Despite orders from Colombian President Ivan Duque for local governments to provide resources to women and children faced with domestic violence, one report found that 590 police forces in Colombia lack basic infrastructure like the internet to take domestic violence calls. Instead, it has fallen to aid organisations to fill that gap, developing new digital tools to address the new territory they have been thrust into" (para 19-20).
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: LO-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1, EWCMS-LAW-4

“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. 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Their stories were revealed by British charity One Woman At A Time, which aims to help women escape from a life of FGM, abuse and forced marriage" (para 4).
Jan. 29, 2021, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Brujas del Mar (Sea Witches), a collective that played a key role in calling for the strike, has swung into action to mitigate the increased risks to women that come with a country facing a period of lockdown. The group has established a hotline for women to access psychological help if they are experiencing domestic violence" (para 6). "The Organized Women of the Department of Political and Social Sciences collective then published a communique accusing department administration of punishing women professors for supporting students who speak out against gender violence, and they disabled the intranet’s functions so that grades could not be assigned and classes could not be scheduled"...more
Jan. 27, 2021, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“Amika George, founder of the FreePeriods campaign group, said: ‘As a grassroots, student-led movement, Free Periods has been fighting for every single child in this country to be able to go to school without worrying about their next pad or tampon. ‘For the first time in history, this scheme will ensure that becomes a reality.’ The 20-year-old added: ‘We ask that schools have open conversations with students about what they need and start signing up to the scheme. Free products in schools will ensure that every child can learn and be their very best, without periods holding them back’” (para. 9-11).
Jan. 8, 2021, 10:45 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“The dialogue was facilitated by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in collaboration with various Libyan women groups. Mr. Leon acknowledged the role of the two women participants in the political dialogue, Ms. Nehad Meiteeg and Ms. Naima Jebril, for their efforts to reconcile the differences among the other participants” (para. 7). “More specifically, he commended their communication with and briefings to civil society and women’s groups at gatherings in Tunisia and Jordan in recent weeks in support of the dialogue were of tremendous importance” (para. 8).
Jan. 8, 2021, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Coordination of Greek Women’s NGOs for the European Women’s Lobby Summarized the Results of the Election…" (para. 2).
Jan. 7, 2021, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: NGOFW-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).
Jan. 2, 2021, 7:44 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-3

“A joint statement was issued by 75 NGOs calling for CEDAW ratification which included groups such as AAUW, Amnesty International USA, Feminist Majority, Global Solutions.org, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, MomsRising, National Council of Jewish Women, National Education Association, NOW, National Women’s Law Center, YWCA USA and others. A two-thirds majority of the Senate is required for treaty ratification” (para. 7).
Jan. 1, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“Femicide 'has a scope in El Salvador that is seen nowhere else in the region', the organization said as it released the report from its [Gender Equality Observatory]” (para. 4).
Jan. 1, 2021, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“End Violence Against Women Coalition director Sarah Green said: 'This rise in domestic violence murders is extremely worrying. 'We need an urgent, detailed examination of every case and what failings they have in common’” (para. 14-15). “Alex Mayes, of charity Victim Support, said: 'It is deeply disturbing to see that more women are being killed, in part due to a rise in homicides as a result of domestic abuse (para. 16).
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'It’s great we have these young women taking leadership roles. Sanna Marin is the same age as me, and she is a really big role model for all of us working mothers,' said Susanna Mikkonen, vice-chair of the Mothers in Business group that organised the networking event. ...Mothers in Business, with more than 4,000 members, tries to counter some of these inequalities, said the organiser of the Christmas event, Huong Huynh, a mother of two young boys: 'A lot of information is about how positive things are, and it’s still not all easy for women here'" (para 6, 24).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"This week, the anti-police brutality organization Kilómetro Cero and the feminist organization Proyecto Matria released a report on femicides in Puerto Rico, titled the 'Persistence of Indolence,' that used Castelló’s work as its starting point. Comparing the retired social worker’s data with the Health Department’s Registry of Vital Statistics — a database of deaths recorded by the Institute of Forensic Sciences’ medical examiners — the organizations discovered dozens of murdered women missing from state records" (para 4). "In response to an apparent increase in violence against women in the wake of the storm, activists with the feminist collective Colectiva Feminista en Construcción camped outside the governor’s mansion, known as the...more