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July 1, 2021, 12:36 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"According to Ms Cynthia Rukundo, the advocacy and communications officer at Brick by Brick, a child rights’ organisation, they have managed to rescue 20 girls between the ages of 13 and 17 from forced marriages in a space of five months" (para 6).
June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"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
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"The National Commission for Equality between women and men at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, established on 12 June 1984" (13). "In the field of migration, in September 2007, it was sponsored by the Department of Equal Opportunity in collaboration with the EQUAL project, the information and awareness campaign on trafficking in human beings, called 'Trafficking NO! Another point of view'” (31). "[the National Centre on Domestic Violence in Verona] was founded in 2006 by the agreement between the University of Verona and National Epidemiological Observatory on Life Environments (ISPESL)...It works with 'all the institutional realities of the area who are daily confronted with the phenomenon of domestic...more
March 16, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

“Avega (Association des Veuves du Génocid e), an association of widows and widowers who survived the Genocide was formed in 1995 to help genocide widows pick up the pieces and trace a new meaning to life” (para 3).
Feb. 15, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

“‘Without an address, it is almost impossible to help,’ said Teng Seng Han, a monitor with the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association, which works to repatriate 'brides'” (para 27).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"Founded in 2004—Sujag Sansar translates to 'awakening the world'—the organization focuses on human rights issues not often addressed by politicians, including educational access, environmental protection, and clean drinking water" (para 4).
Dec. 31, 2020, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"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" (para 6).
Nov. 24, 2020, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

“Initial interventions were done as sporadic informal discussions with CHWS [community health workers], says Aradhana Thapa, healthcare design director at the hospital. They were followed by regular discussions in 2017, and then by interventions in 2018-19” (para 5).
Oct. 16, 2020, 1:16 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

“Egyptian feminist, Huda Shaarawi, who is credited with sparking the Egyptian feminist movement in 1923 when she famously removed her veil at a Cairo train station” (Para 2). “In 1908, Huda [Shaarawi] created the first Egyptian Philanthropic Society for Egyptian women, and soon after established a school for girls (Para 6). “Her passion and activism for women’s rights grew alongside her political fervor, and she was strongly involved in Egypt’s fight against British colonialism… [I]n 1919, Huda [Shaarawi] organized one of the largest anti-British demonstrations, bringing out Egyptian women to the streets to protest British presence in Egypt” (Para 7).
Oct. 16, 2020, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

“For more than 20 years, a small group of Jewish women has been fighting against the Orthodox rule at the Kotel” (Para 3). The "Kotel" is the name of the Western Wall; a wall for prayer in Jerusalem (BC - CODER COMMENT)
Aug. 10, 2020, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

“Ms Salimi, a sociologist, set up Sach in 1994. Initially the victims were too scared to come and seek their help - now they receive thousands of calls annually” (para 9). Sach is a team of caseworkers that work to rescue, rehability, and repatriate girls and boys from forced marriages around the world (ERD- CODER COMMENT).
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"The groundwork for many of the development jobs was laid in the aftermath of the Bangladeshi war for independence from Pakistan in 1971. What started off as an effort to support the tens of thousands of women who were widowed during the fighting was expanded to alleviate poverty and empower women, said Ferdousi Sultana Begum, senior social development officer at the Asian Development Bank in Dhaka" (para. 13).
April 21, 2020, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"Some, like those of the Syrian Women's League, and its partner organizations in the Coalition of Syrian Women for Democracy, including Msawat (Equality), were already deeply committed to gaining access to the Geneva peace negotiations. Others saw a certain elitism in such venerable women's NGOs, and perhaps wondered whether long survival under the Assad regime had compromised them. Some, particularly younger participants, were involved with groups that had sprung up during the war, such as Refugees Not Slaves (Lajiaat La Sabaya), prioritizing the urgent needs of displaced and refugee families" (para. 7).
July 3, 2019, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4, NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-2

"Five police stations were fully equipped and staffed with police officers trained, with OSCE support, to respond to family violence cases and address the needs of victims in a gender-sensitive manner. In rural areas the government and NGOs operated additional crisis centers and hotlines where women could seek guidance on domestic violence problems and legal assistance, but many centers lacked funding and resources. Local governments donated the premises of three of the shelters. The Committee for Women’s Affairs (within the government) had limited resources to assist domestic violence victims, but local committee representatives referred women to the crisis shelters for assistance" (Pg 20).
June 17, 2019, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"The Committee nevertheless remains concerned...That there is only one women’s shelter, in Reykjavik, which is not easily accessible by women living outside the capital and women with disabilities...That the number of services, several of which have been established and are operated by non-governmental organizations, is insufficient and the service providers are inadequately funded to meet the needs of women who are victims of violence...That there is very limited support for women who are victims of violence in rural areas, in particular with regard to access to health and psychosocial services." (para 21).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"During the year the NGO Coordinating Council (NGOCC) and its member organizations engaged traditional marriage counselors on gender-based violence and women’s rights. The Young Women’s Christian Association continued its 'good husband' campaign and, in collaboration with other women’s movements, the 'I Care about Her' campaign to promote respect for women and to end spousal abuse" (p. 17).
June 3, 2019, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-2

"GREFELS was the first Senegalese association to carry out research on VAW in Senegal, in 1998. The research led to the creation of the still active National Committee for the Struggles against Violence Against Women, with member organizations from most regions of Senegal. GREFELS’ current research for action on CVAW focuses on female genital mutilation (FGM), sexual violence, physical violence, violence in conflict, and child marriage" (Pg 34).
June 3, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-2, DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Justice For Iran was established in July 2010 with the aim of addressing and eradicating the practice of impunity prevalent among Iranian state officials and their use of systematic sexual abuse of women as a method of torture in order to extract confession" (Pg 25).
April 30, 2019, 5:57 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"Zarghona Hassan is a lifelong activist and the founder of a radio station in Kunduz that until last year reached hundreds of thousands of listeners across northern Afghanistan, where the vast majority of women are illiterate and largely confined to their homes." (para 2). "A program called “Unwanted Traditions” took a critical look at centuries-old Afghan customs, like the forced marriage of young girls in order to resolve disputes. “Introducing Elites” featured interviews with women who have succeeded in politics and activism, and those who have helped other women in their communities." (para 4). "“We have had an enormous impact on the lives of women, raising their awareness of their...more
Feb. 27, 2019, 6:53 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-2

"Isha L’Isha—Haifa Feminist Center, established in 1983, is the oldest grassroots feminist organization in Israel and one of the leading voices of women’s rights in the country. Isha’s vision is a society where all women—regardless of religion, ethnicity or cultural background—enjoy equal rights in all fields, including economic, social, and political; a society without gender-based violence; a society in which women’s voices are heard, and in which women have full and equal access" (para. 7).
Feb. 26, 2019, 5:44 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"Marie Stopes, with funding from the Swedish government, will work with healthcare professionals in every Afghan province to ensure they know about the ban, and implement it" (para. 11). "The Afghanistan Forensic Science Organisation, an NGO, says: 'Hymen examination doesn’t only have a negative psychological impact on girls and women. It is a dangerous test, which in some cases causes physical pain, damage to the hymen, bleeding and infections'. The organisation’s director, Mohammad Ashraf Bakhteyari, says that not only does virginity testing violate human rights, “bleeding is not a sign of a hymen’s existence or absence”. But this information is not widely known, as too few Afghan school students receive...more
Feb. 6, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"Several local NGOs provided services to victims of domestic violence, including legal, medical, and psychological assistance, a crisis hotline, shelters, and prevention programs. Organizations assisting battered women also lobbied to streamline the legal process for obtaining protection orders. The government provided offices to the Sezim Shelter for victims of domestic abuse and paid its expenses. According to the shelter, its hotline received 546 telephone calls during the first six months of the year. Women made 96 percent of the calls, 32 percent of which involved domestic violence. The shelter provided consultations, advocacy, and shelter services to 1,100 individuals" (Pg 24).
Nov. 7, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"Over the past 20 years, the Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance (CEWLA), has worked with thousands of grassroots women in Egypt and throughout the region. The group has helped marginalized Egyptian women access legal services, has led sexual health trainings, and has hosted seminars about literacy and political empowerment that have enriched and empowered women of all ages" (para. 2)."Nazra for Feminist Studies, founded in Cairo in December 2007, is a prominent women’s rights organization whose efforts to strengthen the Egyptian feminist movement and integrate feminism and gender awareness into politics and society" (para. 19).
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"The Public Prosecution’s 2017 annual report says that 11 out of 14 murders of women in 2016 and 2017 in the West Bank – excluding Area C and East Jerusalem, where the Palestinian Authority has no oversight – were committed by a relative. It is unclear whether any of the alleged killers claimed the need to protect their family 'honor' as a defense" (para 8).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"Ms. Hettiarachchi, 49, runs a horticulture export business and volunteers at Mothers and Daughters of Lanka, a coalition of women’s organizations. But the work that has driven her to put off surgery for a dangerous leak of cerebrospinal fluid has been helping 11 candidates, mostly around the Kotte suburb of Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital" (para 5).
Dec. 28, 2017, 4 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"Keogo’s program to assist vulnerable women and girls was born in 2012, offering medical care as part of its" services. Lassina Zampou, the president of Keogo, said the clinic enabled its clients to avoid hurtful 'judgments from medical staff' in hospitals, where young female patients who are alone or not well dressed are subject to discrimination. Last year, around 1,300 women and girls attended the Keogo clinic" (para 4).
Dec. 20, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"Since 1997, Isha L’Isha has been part of a coalition of organizations working against trafficking in women in Israel, and since 2002, we have operated the Fighting against Trafficking in Women Project" (para 2).
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan, or HAWCA, an NGO that has been operating a women’s shelter in Kabul since 2004…" (para 9).
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"In 2009, a pilot project for community-based rural road maintenance by groups of ethnic minority women was launched in western Yunnan Province, with a $200,000 grant from the Asian Development Bank’s Gender and Development Cooperation Fund. The women’s groups numbered 21 and comprised 163 women. Some 55% of of the women were members of ethnic minorities, and 92% were from families living below the poverty line. These women were organized for maintenance of 165 kilometers (km) of rural roads. One woman, on a part-time basis, was required for every 1–2 kilometers of road for adequate road maintenance. The pilot project resulted in successful maintenance of 165 km of rural roads...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"In Cambodia, since October 2008, ADB [Asian Development Bank] has supported the Emergency Food Assistance Program. It relies principally on cash-for-work and food-for-work components to improve incomes and support access to food for women from poor rural households, and to construct infrastructure that can benefit them (Box 7)"(56)