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Latest items for NGOFW-DATA-3

Aug. 24, 2023, 1:08 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"[There remains a] lack of meaningful participation of women in the development and implementation of [the national strategy for disaster risk reduction for the period 2017–2030, gender equality and environment sustainability] … [T]he State party [does not] take measures to ensure food security among women, such as by supporting agricultural activity, creating food stocks and building water reserves to avoid famine… [R]ural women [are being included] in the national poverty reduction strategy… [There is] limited inclusion of rural women in the design and implementation of measures to promote renewable energies and sustainable use of the ocean, known as the 'blue economy'" (12). "[W]omen [do not] effectively participate in municipal environmental,...more
Aug. 8, 2023, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"[The Committee] urges the State party to recognize women as the driving force of the sustainable development of Bulgaria and to adopt relevant policies and strategies to that effect" (2). This indicates that women are not recognized and hence their concerns are not being addressed (MV-coder comment).
Aug. 8, 2023, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Senegal has not yet granted legal standing to civil society organizations, except as provided for in rare special laws such as the one on combating trafficking, in particular of women and children and the smuggling of migrants. Article 17 of Act No. 2005-06 of 10 May 2005 provides that 'for the purpose of bringing civil proceedings, the Public Prosecutor’s Office may request the guardianship or legal administration of minor victims who do not have a known legal representative or who do not provide guarantees to safeguard the rights and well-being of the child. The guardian or designated administrator shall be responsible for defending the victim’s interests as a good father....more
July 25, 2023, 10:44 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"[The committee] urges the State party to recognize women as the driving force of the sustainable development of the State party and to adopt relevant policies and strategies to that effect" (2). Women are involved but not recognized. Without recognition, their social problems are rarely being considered (MV- coder comment).
July 21, 2023, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"In 2013, a particular emphasis was put to the involvement of women in public agencies and decision-making processes, including their participation in intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental sectors" (3).
July 14, 2023, 11:03 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"On May 7, 2019, the State Agro Trade Company has started the project of Azerbaijani Women with Agricultural Activities (AFAG) jointly with UN FAO" (34).
June 20, 2023, 9:30 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Nicaraguan citizens have the right to participate on an equal footing in the conduct of public affairs and the administration of the State. The Constitution guarantees the right to the effective participation, at the national and local levels, of individuals, families and communities in the formulation, implementation, evaluation, monitoring and follow-up of public and social policies and public services. This right is also guaranteed by specific laws on equal rights." (17). "Under a support programme to increase productivity and improve food and nutrition security, the participation and empowerment of women is encouraged through access to technology, investment plans, training and the exchange of experiences. The programme builds on the results...more
June 14, 2023, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"In 2020, Bolivia recognizes the contribution made by women to the country’s development. This recognition translates into equal opportunities in access to services, the full participation of women in decision-making bodies and the equitable distribution of economic, technological and heritage resources, and thus creates the conditions for living a life free from gender-based violence" (13). "[T]he National Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture Programme included women’s participation as part of achieving the goals of improving food and nutritional security and income generation in poor households in urban and peri-urban areas of the country" (22).
June 14, 2023, 7:07 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Through the Ministry of Energy, programmes are being implemented that directly benefit women, such as the Renewable Energy-Based Rural Electrification Programme; the Access to Electrical Energy and Renewable Energy Project, the Renewable Energy Programme; the Rural Electrification Programme, and the Harvesting Water, Sowing Light Programme" (26). "[T]he central Government developed and successfully implemented versions 3, 4 and 5 of the MIAGUA (my water) Programme and the Más Inversión para RIEGO (more investment for irrigation) Programme, directly benefiting women" (27).
April 1, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Considerable attention has been paid to the development of civil society institutions and their active participation in public management and oversight of government agencies through the adoption of the following instruments:...[T]he presidential decree of 2 April 2019 on measures to radically enhance the status of mahallas to deal with the problems experienced by the public..."(4)(NF - CODER COMMENT- Mahallas is a word that broadly refers to a neighborhood or local community. Mahallas uphold community standards by motivating members to assist one another. As for membership, every Uzbek and non-Uzbek can be a part of a mahalla and have the freedom to move from these communities however, they are expected to...more
March 31, 2023, 2:31 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"[T]he State party [is urged] to recognize women as the driving force of the sustainable development of the State party and to adopt relevant policies and strategies to that effect" (3). The issues of women are not recognized or considered by the state (MV-coder comment). "The insufficient number and capacity of shelters and support services for victims of gender-based violence, including domestic violence, such as psychosocial counselling, legal assistance and rehabilitation programmes, particularly for women in rural and remote areas and disadvantaged and marginalized groups of women" (7). This is not an important factor for the Government (MV-coder comment).
March 18, 2023, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The main purpose of the WDG is to enhance and ensure the active participation of women in the country’s social, economic and political development endeavour" (7). "Women are also made to be part of decision-making structures in the overall implementation of the food security program at different levels" (21).
March 15, 2023, 4:58 a.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

“In general, Bulgarian women’s support institutions — like other Bulgarian NGOs — face difficulties in improving their institutional capacity and ensuring their financial sustainability. Common features include the limited availability of highly professional and motivated members and staff, as well as their dependence on international programmes (often donor-assisted) for funding. Bulgarian businesswomen’s organizations are not integrated in the national decision-making processes as there is little emphasis on gender mainstreaming in the policies of Government” (61).
Feb. 24, 2023, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The GoN has adopted the following measures to eradicate all harmful practices: (a) Persuading changes in people’s attitude and community practices through Behaviour Change Communication (BCC); (b) Criminalization of all forms of harmful traditional practices against women and girls; (c) Launching awareness raising campaigns against harmful practices such as Chhaupadi, child marriage, dowry system and allegations of witchcraft; (d) Strengthening the access of women to health care, education, employment and social security; (e) Execution of adolescent girls empowerment programme in all 75 districts through the Department of Women and Children (DoWC); (f) Introducing policies for positive discrimination for women’s employment in government and public services." (7). "The National Strategy to...more
Feb. 19, 2023, 1:18 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

“In June the government adopted a two-year national gender equality plan that focuses on labor market equality, economic independence, decreasing the gender income gap, equal participation in decision making in politics, business, and society, combating gender-based violence, and overcoming gender stereotypes” (p. 23).
Feb. 4, 2023, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Harambee Prosperity Plan is a targeted Action Plan to accelerate development in clearly defined priority areas, which lay the basis for attaining prosperity in Namibia. The Plan does not replace, but complements the long term goal of the National Development Plans [NDPs] and Vision 2030. HPP introduces an element of flexibility in the Namibian planning system by fast tracking development in areas where progress is insufficient. It also incorporates new development opportunities and aims to address challenges that have emerged after the formulation of NDPs. The plan aims to achieve the following key outcomes: A more transparent Namibia, [a] culture of high performance and citizen-centred service delivery, [a] significant reduction...more
Jan. 12, 2023, 7:24 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom

"An NHS spokesman said more women are benefiting from specialist perinatal mental health services than ever before, with nearly 45,000 accessing support last year – up by more than a quarter compared to the previous year." (para 9).
July 6, 2022, 10:35 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"After the conclusion of the national strategy for the integration of women into the development process (2001–2010), formulated by the ministry responsible for promoting gender equality, the National Gender Policy (2011–2021) demonstrated the economic progress achieved and enumerated the remaining challenges" (6). "...the national strategy for the integration of women into the development process..." (6).
July 1, 2022, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Nutrition Collective Impact Pilot (2015-2019), known as 'Hamutuk', is contributing to improve the nutrition situation by coordinating more than 20 Government institutions and NGOs from multiple sectors to reduce the prevalence of stunting in children under two-years of age. Under this programme, women's groups are recognised for outstanding actions to promote and improve nutrition in their communities" (37).
June 7, 2022, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"NWCCW is a coordinating agency for promoting gender equality and facilitating women’s development in China. Its membership, consisting of various government ministries and social organizations, quickly grew from the initial 19 to 23, and has now reached 33. Since 2006, NWCCW and local Working Committees on Children and Women (WCCW) have witnessed a continuous growth in their staffing and working funds; the WCCW mechanism has been strengthened" (13).
June 3, 2022, 4:56 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Potential female politicians who ran for office were horribly harassed in public spaces and online. I worked to put mechanisms in place by appointing female officers alongside male officers near election sites for better protection, and hotlines for women to call if they face any violence. Moreover, I put together a women situation room whose sole purpose was to get reports on what is going on and in what region concerning women in politics" (Para. 9). "For me, the system was better at that time because the President, the Prime Minister, and the Speaker gave me and my team the freedom to do whatever we wanted. They were women champions"...more
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Women as individuals or in organized settings have constantly made full and strong efforts for drawing attention to the existing shortcomings and have lobbied for new or adapted instruments to serve the needs and interests in defending and promoting their rights" (6)."In 2010, a National Platform Domestic Violence, consisting of NGOs and other institutions, has been established to advise the National Steering Group on Domestic Violence and to provide support in formulating a national policy plan aimed at structurally combating domestic violence" (13).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"On June 21, the junior minister of gender equality and the fight against discrimination, Marlene Schiappa, launched a national action plan to combat FGM/C, focusing on identifying risks, preventing FGM/C, and supporting female victims" (20).
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"In addition, in De cember 2011, the Government of the Republic adopted a new Rules for Good Legislative Drafting and Technical Rules for Drafts of Legislative Acts which foresees an obligation of impact analysis of draft legislation. According to these rules also a social impact, including an impact of the planned regulation to gender relations, has to be analysed. In 2014, the Ministry of Finance made" (8).
Feb. 4, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"While commending the State party’s cooperation programme in post-conflict areas such as a housing project in the north-east of Sri Lanka, the Committee expresses concern at the lack of a gender perspective in and consultations with women on this project. The Committee is also concerned about the impact on women, including in Nepal, of infrastructure projects such as the Lakshmanpur dam project, including with regard to displacement and loss of livelihood, housing and food security as a result of the subsequent floods...Accordingly, it recommends that the State party: (a) Immediately review the impact of the housing project in Sri Lanka, adopt a consultative and gender-sensitive approach in implementing the current...more
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

“In terms of policy, the Ministry of Family and Promotion of Women encourages the involvement of women, seeking to ensure high percentages of participation by women, as was confirmed in the report on the Millennium Development Goals in September 2010, which provided ample information on the matter, with particular emphasis on Goal 3, “promote gender equality and empower women” and the target of eliminating gender disparity in primary and secondary education and at all levels” (pp. 7). “The evaluation report on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals reaffirms the commitment of the Angolan Government to promoting the empowerment of women, consolidating democracy, combating poverty, raising sustainable development indices and...more
Jan. 8, 2021, 10:45 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

“‘Women have a very important role in following up on the political process and in participating in the new unity government,” the Special Representative said, adding that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the importance of women’s participation in the transitional process” (para. 6).
Jan. 7, 2021, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"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). “The group’s report, “Our Lives, Not For Sale,” focuses on the impact of the multi-billion dollar Dawei SEZ on local women, drawing on interviews conducted with 60 women from six villages in Yephyu Township, close to where the deep-sea port is being built” (para. 2). “Our main finding from this research is that women’s lives are getting more difficult due to the project,” Soe Soe Nwe, research coordinator for the report, told The Irrawaddy”...more
Jan. 2, 2021, 7:44 p.m.
Countries: United States

“A joint statement was issued by 75 NGOs calling for CEDAW ratification which included groups such as AAUW, Amnesty International USA, Feminist Majority, Global, 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).
Dec. 31, 2020, 4:53 p.m.
Countries: India

"The decision to reach a consensus on the different schools of Islamic thought was the culmination of three consultations in Srinagar-Kashmir, organised by Ehsaas, a civil society initiative and supported by Conciliation Resources, an international peacebuilding organisation...Prominent members of civil society and representatives of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) sought the opinion of eight Ulemas from different schools of Islamic thought. Half-widows were also present at the consultative sessions" (para 3-4).