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Latest items for NGOFW-DATA-1

Sept. 15, 2021, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-2, NGOFW-DATA-1

"In May 2020, the Network of Women Against Violence warned about the vulnerability of the women, some of whom are even survivors of machista violence. The group indicated that among the more than 2,000 common prisoners released recently to house confinement are men who have committed crimes against women" (para 14).
Sept. 14, 2021, 9:15 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The condemned women and children who live there are provided with meager food rations and job training in skills like beading and soap-making by various international aid organizations. But according to Kenneth Adae, national coordinator of the Anti-Witchcraft Allegations Campaign Coalition-Ghana (AWACC-Ghana), 'Funding to Ghana has diminished since it established a middle class. This has affected food distribution to outcast homes, where residents are already fed unsatisfactorily'" (para 20).
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Legal aid institutions working to provide counseling and defense to victims of domestic violence were often pressured to suspend public activities and cease all forms of policy advocacy, an area that was reserved only for government-sponsored organizations" (65). "Some women’s NGOs... sought to increase public awareness of sexual harassment..." (66). "The government [in Macau] funded nongovernmental organizations to provide victim support services, including medical services, family counseling, and housing, until their complaints [of rape or domestic violence] were resolved" (140).
Sept. 8, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In major cities courts continued to decide criminal cases. Authorities frequently resolved civil cases using the informal system, the government mediation mechanism through the Ministry of Justice Huquq (civil rights) office, or, in some cases, through negotiations between the parties facilitated by judicial personnel or private lawyers. Because the formal legal system often does not exist in rural areas, local elders and shuras (consultative gatherings, usually of men selected by the community) are the primary means of settling both criminal matters and civil disputes. They also imposed punishments without regard to the formal legal system. UNAMA and NGOs reported several cases where perpetrators of violence against women crimes that included...more
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"During the reporting period, several other measures have been taken, by state agencies and NGOs, to promote gender equality, such as publishing handbooks, articles and educational materials. More specific activities are described under relevant articles. NGOs promoting gender equality are able to apply for financing of the projects and c onnected operational costs from the Gambling Tax Council. Project based financing has also been available from the state budget, European Social Fund and other foreign funds, e.g. Norway Grants" (9). "In April 2012 amendments were adopted to the Penal Code criminalising all elements of specific crimes of human trafficking in accordance with the relevant international law. The new legislation was...more
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Government officials generally were cooperative and responsive to their views. Some human rights NGOs complained of a negative government reaction when they challenged government practice or policy. In June the minister of home affairs threatened to deregister NGOs that advocated for the right of girls to return to school after giving birth" (p 21).
Aug. 17, 2021, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Government officials often were cooperative and responsive to the views of local and international NGOs and generally acknowledged the problems presented. They often scheduled forums in conjunction with NGOs to discuss such topics as women’s rights and the rights of persons with disabilities" (p 17). "Domestic NGOs such as 50/50, the Forum for African Women Educationalists, the Women’s Forum, and the All Political Parties Women’s Association raised awareness of gender inequality and other women’s issues and encouraged women to become involved in running for mayoral positions and local councils" (p 20).
Aug. 6, 2021, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Paul Adhoch, the executive director of Trace Kenya, a Mombasa-based counter-trafficking NGO, works relentlessly to protect Kenyan women who leave home to take up domestic worker posts in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain. He says that he’s seen the ban have a positive impact, but the calls for help are still coming in" (para 16).
Aug. 6, 2021, 9:56 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-DATA-1

The Irish charity, Women’s Aid, has reported that the incidence of image-based sexual harassment has increased during lockdown, noting that one in five women between the ages of 18 to 25 is subjected to intimate partner abuse of some kind.
Aug. 4, 2021, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'We believe that there is a war on women in Sudan now,' said Yosra Akasha, the Sudan programme coordinator at the SIHA (Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa) network, and one of the organisers of the protest" (Para 7).
Aug. 3, 2021, 12:21 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Hope Nwakwesi, who runs Almanah Hope Foundation, a support group where widows can share their stories safely, says family members who carry out this abuse are hardly ever arrested or prosecuted" (para 37)
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"NGOs working on women’s issues reported an increase in the severity of violence against women over the past eight years and that police generally understated the level of violence against women" (p 21). "High rates of sexual violence against teenage girls contributed to high rates of teenage pregnancy, according to local NGO Information Center for Health Services and Counsel" (p 22).
July 31, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Human rights lawyer Judy Gitau, regional coordinator at Equality Now, welcomed Ndalichako’s declaration and said she was 'cautiously optimistic' about 'the first time the government of Tanzania has publicly announced in an official state document that it will include pregnant girls in secondary school education' But Elín Martinez, senior researcher at Human Rights Watch, said the Tanzanian government’s positionremained unchanged. She referred to a recent tweet in Swahili from Tanzania’s chief government spokesperson that indicated the government has set up parallel systems for pregnant girls" (para 8-9).
July 30, 2021, 1:52 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"ALQST, a London-based Saudi rights group, said the women were charged under the kingdom's cybercrime law" (para 13).
July 30, 2021, 1:49 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"ALQST, a London-based Saudi rights group, said the women were charged under the kingdom's cybercrime law. The law stipulates prison sentences ranging from one to ten years. The accusations are related to human rights work and communications with 'hostile entities', ALQST said on Twitter. The status of legal representation was unclear. Rights groups have previously said the activists had no access to lawyers during more than nine months of detention and interrogation" (para 13-16).
July 29, 2021, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In Nigeria, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) is out to catch human traffickers, too. Daniel Atokolo, who heads the NAPTIP branch in the metropolis Lagos, says the traffickers are increasingly brutal. According to Atokolo, efforts to dispel juju superstition among West Africans mean the madams in Europe now mainly resort to violence, instead of the psychological pressure of spells, to control the young women forced into prostitution" (para 10).
July 29, 2021, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"One of Germany's largest red-light districts is Vulkan Street in Duisburg, a northwest German city and former industrial stronghold. A growing number of Nigerian women are ending up here, and Nigerian human traffickers are responsible for smuggling in most of them, says Barbara Wellner of Solidarity with Women in Distress (Solwodi). The organization helps victims of human trafficking and forced prostitution. Wellner says many of these women are disadvantaged, young, have received 'barely any schooling, and have just a single parent or no parents'" (para 1).
July 29, 2021, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"One of Germany's largest red-light districts is Vulkan Street in Duisburg, a northwest German city and former industrial stronghold. A growing number of Nigerian women are ending up here, and Nigerian human traffickers are responsible for smuggling in most of them, says Barbara Wellner of Solidarity with Women in Distress (Solwodi). The organization helps victims of human trafficking and forced prostitution. Wellner says many of these women are disadvantaged, young, have received 'barely any schooling, and have just a single parent or no parents'" (para 1).
July 29, 2021, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) have said that women and girls in the Boko Haram infested North-east are randomly raped in exchange for food and water. The Project said that the incidences occurred mostly in the host communities and the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs camps located in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe states and Abuja, the federal capital territory" (para 5).
July 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Ahmed started the Ifrah Foundation, which aims to end FGM in the Horn of Africa, after she left Somalia to settle in Ireland. She has certainly seen the pandemic’s impact on FGM in Somalia, where an estimated 98% of females have undergone the practice – the highest level anywhere in the world" (Para 7).
July 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In Sierra Leone, Lucy-Ann Ganda, director of administration and human resources for the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation, trains journalists in how to report on FGM and funds their work through the Global Media Campaign to End FGM, which grew out of an anti-FGM campaign started at the Guardian. She has a network of about 60 journalists based around the country" (Para 10).
July 28, 2021, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'This time, women are standing at the front and, in many cases, they are leading the protests, which makes us proud,' said Phyu. She heads the Gender Equality Network (GEN), a coalition of more than 100 organisations spread across the country. 'Over the past ten years we have worked tirelessly to expose the many forms of gender-based discrimation and violence,' she added" (Para 7). "Phyu has been frantically lobbying the international community since the military coup to raise the concerns of women’s rights organisations and plead for their support. 'We’ve coordinated a statement condemning the coup, we’ve met with embassies and donors, we’ve written letters to the UN Human Rights...more
July 27, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"During Dr. Kanem’s visit, she spoke to women at a UNFPA-supported shelter" (Para 13). "'I spoke to young girls and pregnant women who had to flee for their lives and seek protection at UNFPA sites, which are among the very few safe spaces for women and girls,' Dr. Kanem said. UNFPA is supporting eight such shelters and 51 women’s and girls’ safe spaces. Last year, UNFPA provided more than half of all health facilities in Yemen with essential life-saving medicines and reached more than 1.2 million women and girls with reproductive health services" (Para 17-18).
July 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Eight organisations have raised the plight of pregnant girls in Tanzania calling on President Samia Suluhu to address the directive on re-entry to school" (Para 1). "The eight organizations are the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights Africa; Youth Changers Kenya – Kenya; Youth Accountability and Strategy Network; Youth Empowerment Movement Kenya; Zamara Foundation; Global Hope Mobilisation; Haki Zetu Tanzania; Wadada Solutions on Gender Based Violence organization and the Centre for youth and Children Affairs" (Para 19).
July 22, 2021, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In February and March 2021, Amnesty International interviewed 22 people in a cluster of villages in northern Borno State that Boko Haram has repeatedly attacked since late 2019" (Para 2).
July 21, 2021, 10:30 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In a statement to the UN Human Rights Council this week, Britain urged the GNU to 'work toward the full, equal and meaningful participation of women, including in conflict resolution and decision-making'" (Para 8). "Interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, sworn in on Monday, was selected last month alongside a three-member presidency council as part of a UN-sponsored process launched in November" (Para 15). "'We are proud to see Libyan women named to key posts, but also unhappy that the prime minister failed to keep his commitment,' said Ghalia Sassi, president of the women’s association Maaha (With Her)" (Para 18).
July 21, 2021, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights which advocates marriage and gender equality said today's ruling 'is a new landmark in the protection of gender human rights'" (Para 6). "The law was also used to pressure some victims of sexual crimes to drop charges, according to Wang Yueh-hao, head of rights group the Garden of Hope Foundation" (Para 7).
July 21, 2021, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Reda El Danbouki, executive director of the Women’s Center for Guidance and Legal Awareness, said the amendments would not help eliminate the practice unless judges, policemen and other law-enforcement officials started to take the issue seriously" (Para 13).
July 20, 2021, 8:12 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'We have dozens of cases where after reporting domestic violence to the police, these women were killed by their husbands,' the Feminist Thought and Action Collective, CFTA, told BIRN" (Para 14). "According to the Kosovo Police Inspectorate, PIK, in 2019 there were 11 cases in which police officers were accused of domestic violence and nine in 2020" (Para 23). "'But we also consider as very important the work done by non-governmental organisations in putting pressure on institutions to regulate mechanisms that deal with the protection of women’s lives'" (Para 26).
July 16, 2021, 4:37 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Feng Yuan [is a] co-founder of Equality, a Beijing group focused on preventing violence against women" (para 19).