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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
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).
Dec. 31, 2020, 4:53 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-3

"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).
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LO-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-3

"Nur Jahan, who lives in Someshpur, a ramshackle village of about 1,000 people four hours from Dhaka, illustrates how tough life remains for many Bangladeshi women, but also how many women’s lives are being transformed. Ms. Jahan’s husband abandoned her, penniless and in rags, on the main square of Someshpur when she was pregnant with her second child about 10 years ago. A compact and vivacious woman who is about 26 years old — she does not have an exact record — Ms. Jahan spent years doing odd jobs for other households to support herself and her children. In a country that ranks as one of the poorest in the...more
April 20, 2020, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"On 17 March, women from five regions of Tunisia travelled to the capital, Tunis, to meet members of parliament and representatives of ministries for the first time, and raise the issue of female development priorities, which has been long-neglected. They also made their voices heard at the World Social Forum, which ran in Tunis from 24-28 March. Ben Ahmad and other women in Azmour say they want easier and more transparent access to social services, and better roads between villages and urban centres. Most importantly, they want to establish a committee of local men and women to follow up on the progress and implementation of development projects in their region"...more
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The state has developed and implemented national plans and programs for promoting women’ s development. Women’s development was included in China’s 10th, 11th and 12th five-year plans for economic and social development, each time with greater emphasis, clearer goals, and more effective measures for promoting coordinated development between Chinese women and China’ s economy and society. The State Council has issued three programs covering different periods for the development of Chinese women, clearly defining the overall goals, key areas and policies and measures to be adopted for women’s development at different stages. People’s governments at and above the county level in the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities have worked...more
June 8, 2019, 3:40 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"One major milestone for Mutua came in 2014 when she was chosen among other artists to represent her country at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington. That, she says, marked a shift in attitudes among Kenyans." (para 18).
June 8, 2019, 3:39 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"One major milestone for Mutua came in 2014 when she was chosen among other artists to represent her country at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington. That, she says, marked a shift in attitudes among Kenyans." (para 18).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"UNDP continues to support the Ministry of Planning and Development in the implementation of the Programme for Poverty Reduction and Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 2009–2013. This programme is designed with a gender-specific approach, in which the different needs of young men and young women are recognized. It has provided support for more than 120 groups of approximately 5,000 members, of whom more than 85 per cent are women. Since early 2016, UN-Women in Côte d’Ivoire has been running a project for women’s economic empowerment and conflict management. The project’s objectives include developing value chains in the North to include women’s groups, thus ensuring inclusive growth while strengthening women’s...more
March 22, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Gender equality is also considered in research and development. Providing equal opportunities to scientists irrespective of their gender will help harness the full potential of Europe’s talented workforce. Within this framework, Cyprus focuses on eliminating gender parity barriers in the field of research and development (R&D). Emphasis is on eliminating stereotyping of women’s inferiority in their ability to compete with men and devotion to their careers. This is promoted through measures to facilitate the reconciliation of family and work life, as well other specific measures that support female scientists’ careers. The most important measures introduced so far in the field of R&D are the following: a) The establishment of the...more
March 18, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The government attempted to address forced labor by providing financial support to NGOs that assist victims" (p.26).
March 18, 2019, 7:25 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The government also supported the work of 25 associations and NGOs dedicated to fighting domestic violence" (p. 17).
March 8, 2019, 7:07 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"On November 25, the NGO Feminist Peace Organization organized a campaign supported by several cantonal governments on the influence of gender stereotypes on violence against women that included approximately 50 participating organizations and 70 public awareness events across the country" (p. 14).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Qatari women occupy senior leadership posts in civil society institutions and organizations. A number of women are members of the boards of directors of supreme councils and Government institutions and bodies. Women also serve as members of standing committees that develop policies and strategies, such as the Standing Committee on Population. and ad hoc committees that develop various legislation" (33). " Women play a pivotal role in charitable organizations by providing various kinds of assistance and relief both inside and outside the community. They also engage in activities such as preparing field research on deprived families, arranging charity bazaars, and organizing donation campaigns for afflicted areas. Qatari women work in...more
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Ethiopia’s second Growth and Transformational Plan (GTP II 2015) has for the first time included ending violence against women as a priority. In the next 5 years, during the GTP II, Ethiopia will establish hotlines for women and children experiencing violence, set up 11 new one-stop centres and rehabilitation centres, and also strengthen existing ones. The new national Women’s Development and Change Strategy and the revised package on how to realize the strategy has put in place a clear direction on protection, prevention, and provision of services for women survivors of violence. Furthermore, the MOWCYA is committed to ending violence against women by including indicators on violence reduction in its...more
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Poverty Reduction Fund, phase II from 2012-2015, worked in the remote rural mountainous areas of 10 provinces (Phongsaly, Luang Namtha, Oudomxay, Huaphan, Luang Prabang, Xieng Khouang, Savannakhet, Salavan, Se Kong and Attapeu), 42 poor districts, 278 cluster villages and 1,951 villages, amounting to US$ 65,700,000. The objective of the Poverty Reduction Fund is to provide the infrastructure for the poor people in these areas in order to facilitate their access to public services as well as to create favourable living conditions and gender equality for ethnic people. For example, in the selection of three priority sub-projects on rural infrastructure, two must be from the needs of women and one...more
Dec. 13, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"During the election campaign, President Ashraf Ghani and Mr. Abdullah Abdullah both promised to uplift the status of the women population. However, both of them had also left the women out of the information and consultation loops while negotiating on the provisions of the National Unity Government agreement" (4) Women were not included in National Unity Government Agreement, which included development projects to increase women's rights in Afghanistan (AMG-CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The example can be seen in recent consultations for a planned Community Driven Development (CDD) program to be implemented in five townships of Sagaing Region by UNDP from 2016-2020. The two women who attended the first meeting to discuss the implementation of this program were not invited by the men to join the conversation. They had to listen to the conversation from the kitchen. As of the UNDP’s requirement, these two women were selected to serve in the village committee. Source: Kuki Women’s Human Rights Organisation (KWHRO)" (page 44).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Similarly, the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission has not been granted sufficient independence, operates under a limited mandate and budget, and does not adequately include community-baed organizations (CBOs) in the appointment process" (page 5). "In March 2016, KWHRO conducted a survey amongst women in their catchment area on the benefit of rural development in their lives. Generally the development projects in their area benefit villagers, but women are not able to play the active role nor have space to raise their concerns. Source: Kuki Women’s Human Rights Organisation (KWHRO)" (page 44).
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs-led Consultative Advisory Body (CAB) for dialogue on democracy, human rights, rule of law, and legislative work continued to operate during the year. The CAB includes government ministries and prominent international and domestic NGOs, as well as international organizations as observers. The NGO community generally was positive about the work of the CAB, saying the platform enabled greater communication with the government about issues of concern. The government and NGOs, however, did not agree on recommendations on issues the government considered sensitive, and some human rights concerns were barred from discussion. NGOs reported that government bodies accepted some recommendations, although the accepted recommendations were technical rather...more
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

“The Committee welcomes the adoption of the second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (2015-2018), which addresses domestic and foreign policy, and includes women affected by conflict in the State party. However, the Committee is concerned at the low representation of women in post-conflict reconstruction in the State party” (9)
Aug. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Committee also recommends that the State party ensure the active and meaningful participation of women and women’s rights organizations in such processes [strengthening a gender-sensitive approach to development, peace and security, transitional justice, migration, disaster risk reduction, preparedness and response, and the mitigation of the negative impacts of climate change]" (page 3).
Aug. 15, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"During 2013 the Commission for monitoring of the implementation of this Action Plan was formed. It consists of members of relevant institutions and 2 representatives of NGOs, and it holds meetings regularly" (page 5). "Women NGOs are the members of working groups for development of laws and strategies. They are also the members of the Commissions for monitoring NAP — (2 representatives). The state finances NGO, among other ways, through the Open call for disbursement of National lottery funds, and at the level of local municipalities. An example of good cooperation is conducting of the campaign '16 days of activism against violence against women'. In 2014, the campaign was organized...more
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"In order to ensure a broad participatory process in the preparation of the periodic reports of Uruguay to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), which by presidential decree was entrusted to the inter-agency commission for international-level gender issues, drafting of this periodic report was undertaken by that commission, which has been operational since 2004 and is made up of a broad range of public bodies and feminist and women’s organizations; it is co-coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Women’s Institute (Inmujeres). Hence, other strategic agencies were called upon to help with the drafting" (page 6).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Canterbury earthquake recovery involves a large number of agencies, including central and local government. Each agency is encouraged to undertake gender analysis in their areas of responsibility. Administrative data, disaggregated by gender, ethnicity and disability, such as benefit data, state housing waiting lists and specific surveys, is used to understand the impacts of the earthquake on a range of population groups. Community consultation remains crucial to the development of recovery plans and women are strongly represented on the Community Forum providing advice to the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery" (page 51). "Between March 2012 and March 2016, MfW staff conducted regular public meetings and smaller private meetings throughout New...more
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"[The Committee is concerned about women's] exclusion from decision-making with regard to rural development" (13)