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Latest items for NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

July 6, 2022, 10:35 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti

"All national bodies, particularly the technical ministries, associations and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs), are responsible for implementing the National Gender Policy and the action matrix, within the framework of the partnership established between the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Parliament, in coordination with development partners" (9). "The Government, NGOs and associations, development partners and the international community are firmly committed to women, their rights, their protection against violence and their genuine integration at all levels of political, economic and social development" (27).
July 1, 2022, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: East Timor

"In 2018 the MoJ, in coordination with district administrators and IOM support, initiated the dissemination campaign of the new law at municipal level. The workshops provide local NGOs, local authorities, police, etc. with an introduction to human trafficking issues especially on victim identification and protection" (19). "Victims identification is generally done by MSSI’s field officers under its ‘assistance to vulnerable people’ mechanism in collaboration with the police. Cooperation between MSSI field staff, police and NGOs has improved through the referral network despite remaining weak specific knowledge on this issue" (20). "In 2018, 115 sex trafficking victims were identified and referred to IOM and the 3 NGO-operated shelters for assistance. As...more
June 21, 2022, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Guyana

"It remains concerned, however, at the limited engagement of civil society organizations in the dialogue between the Committee and the State party, which indicates that women themselves remain unaware of their rights under the Convention and lack the information on the procedures that is necessary to claim those rights" (2-3).
June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark

"...[R]elevant NGOs are included in development of national actions plans concerning e.g. violence in intimate relationships, trafficking in women and the rights and opportunities of LGBTI persons" (4). "New projects that support the broad social service system have been initiated and implemented in cooperation with NGOs. These include an initiative of DKK 7 mill. with funding and counselling for persons, including non-nationals, as recommended in concluding observation 22, who wish or is about to leave prostitution launched in 2017. The aim is to provide support for the transition to a life without prostitution" (11). "In addition, the Parliament in 2016 agreed to launch the initiative 'Collective effort to end violence...more
June 7, 2022, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: China

"The Government has cooperated with civil society organizations in more than 200 cities to carry out the “Spring Breeze Action”, offering jobs and services to unemployed women, migrant women workers from rural areas and female university graduates. In 2009 alone, 1.8 million women received training and 1.08 million women found employment" (10). "In recent years, key CPC and government leaders of the country’s 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) have written articles or done interviews in the Chinese mainstream media, including in People’s Daily and China Women’s News, on the basic state policy of equality between men and women, thus further enhancing the Government’s sense of responsibility in this regard...The...more
June 3, 2022, 4:56 p.m.
Countries: Somalia

"The same people and INGOs I worked with are still there, but the leadership had changed. Due to the new administration in place, there was no urgency to make the measures stronger" (16).
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname

"As a main basis to enable an effective implementation of the national gender policy and the related multi annual action plans, the NBG has concentrated on gender mainstreaming, harmonization of national legislation and gender sensitization. The role of NGOs has been considered of key importance for the NBG in formulation, implementation and evaluation of its policy" (12). "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). "Suriname has a history of close collaboration between the government and...more
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia

"The Committee notes with concern the restrictions on the activities of non-governmental organizations and the suspension or closure of several such organizations that work on women’s rights and gender equality under Federal Act No. 121-FZ on non-commercial organizations on the basis that they are 'foreign agents' because they receive foreign funding and engage in 'political activities'" (5).
March 21, 2022, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Serbia

"The Committee is concerned at the lack of systematic and continuous dialogue between the national machinery at all levels and relevant NGOs, in particular women’s organisations and absence of consultations with them in designing and implementing gender equality and women’s empowerment policies" (4).
March 9, 2022, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Italy

"Within this framework, it is worth mentioning that CIDU held consultations with relevant nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)" (4). "it is worth recalling the establishment of a 'National Observatory against sexual and gender-based violence', by Ministerial Decree of 23 January 2008. This body acts as a link between local authorities, anti-violence centres and operators of the sector. Its function is to carry out awareness-raising campaigns and monitor the activities of all public administrations involved in the fight against sexual violence. By inter-ministerial decree of 3 August 2007 it was allocated an amount of 800,000.00 Euros" (31-32). "By Ministerial Decree of 13 December 2007 it was established a 'Permanent Forum against severe forms...more
March 4, 2022, 6:57 p.m.
Countries: Fiji

"A women’s advocate publicly alleged police called her repeatedly before a planned meeting for civil society organizations with visiting UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, demanding she reveal what she would discuss with Guterres and asking who else would attend the meeting" (15).
Feb. 5, 2022, 9:24 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique

"Government agencies and NGOs implemented public outreach campaigns to combat violence against women nationwide. Police and NGOs worked together to combat domestic violence. The PRM operated special women and children’s units within police precincts that received high numbers of cases of domestic violence, sexual assault, and violence against children" (15).
Jan. 21, 2022, 9:22 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania

"Nevertheless, the government continued to work with UNICEF to implement a program to combat child marriage through a series of judicial and political reforms" (17).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba

"Authorities continued to ignore applications for legal recognition from new groups, including several new religious groups as well as women’s rights and gay rights organizations, thereby subjecting members to potential charges of illegal association" (22). "The government opposed any programs not state-sponsored that focused on gender violence" (28).
Nov. 9, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Turkey

"In December the government closed Antakya Purple Solidarity Women’s Association, alleging the association was providing training without the requisite permissions" (37).
Nov. 8, 2021, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Spain

"On January 15, the interior minister enacted an action plan to combat hate crimes and discrimination and to protect vulnerable groups from abuse based on, inter alia, gender. The plan provided for increased training for security forces to identify hate crimes; digital tools to identify and counteract hate speech on social media; an increase in coordinating efforts with human rights NGOs; increasing attention for victims of hate crimes; and amplifying the legal response to these incidents. The National Office Against Hate Crimes is responsible for coordinating and assisting responses among the ministry and security forces" (14).
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria

"A number of domestic and international human rights groups generally operated without governmen restriction, investigating and publishing their findings on human rights cases. Government officials generally were cooperative and responsive to their views" (Page 8)
Oct. 25, 2021, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam

"Some registered organizations, including governance, women’s rights, and environment-focused NGOs, reported increased scrutiny of their activities" (23). "While police and legal systems generally remained unequipped to deal with cases of domestic violence, the government, with the help of international and domestic NGOs, continued to train police, lawyers, community advocates, and judicial officials in the law" (29).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France

"The government also supported the work of 25 associations and NGOs dedicated to addressing domestic violence" (19).
Oct. 12, 2021, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Germany

"The federal government, the states, and NGOs supported numerous projects to prevent and respond to cases of gender-based violence, including providing victims with greater access to medical care and legal assistance..." (22).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic

"The government announced in September it would cut funding by 70 percent for all NGOs working on gender issues. NGOs reported the cuts would lead to their closure or very limited services" (15). "The Vodafone Foundation, police, and the NGO Rosa launched a new mobile application, Bright Sky CZ, in October. The application enables endangered persons to document incidents of domestic violence and provides a list of nearby domestic violence support services. It also serves as a resource for family and friends to help those suffering from abuse" (16).
Sept. 22, 2021, 5:58 p.m.
Countries: Russia

"'It's much more dangerous when the threat exists in your home which is meant to be a safe place," says Diana Barsegyan of the anti-domestic violence advocacy group, at just got that bit harder. In December last year it was added to the justice ministry's list of foreign agents, which now includes a wide range of civil society organisations. All of its campaign material including guidance on shelters or hotlines for battered women now needs a gigantic 'foreign agent' stamp on it. 'It's a huge problem,' Ms Barsegyan says. 'All our supporters understand it's just a stupid law and we're not agents of another country, but for people...more
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China

"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 that sought to increase public awareness of sexual harassment reported harassment by public security and faced challenges executing their programs" (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).
Aug. 30, 2021, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Denmark

"The government and NGOs operated 24-hour hotlines, counseling centers, and shelters for female survivors of violence"(11).
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia

"From October 2009, the GEA regulation also includes an obligation of these agencies to consult, in implementing the aforement ioned obligations, if necessary, relevant interest groups and non profit organisations who have a legitimate interest to help to combat discrimination based on sex in order to support compliance with the principle of equal treatment" (8). "In October 2013, the Government of the Republic established the Gender Equality Council, an advisory body to the Government set forth in the GEA. Its main responsibilities are advising the Government in matters related to strategies for the promotion of gender equality, approving general objectives of gender equality policy and presenting opinions to the Government...more
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania

"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

"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).
Aug. 11, 2021, 10:20 a.m.
Countries: Iceland

"The government helped finance the Women’s Shelter, the Counseling and Information Center for Survivors of Sexual Violence, the rape crisis center of the national hospital, and other organizations that assisted victims of domestic or gender-based violence. These organizations offered services free of charge, regardless of the victim’s citizenship. In addition, the government assisted immigrant women in abusive relationships, offering emergency accommodation, counseling, and information on legal rights"(8).
July 22, 2021, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kenya

"IDLO, in partnership with the National Gender and Equality Commission and the International Association of Women Judges – Kenya, has released Women’s Professional Participation in Kenya’s Justice Sector: Barriers and Pathways" (Para 2).
July 22, 2021, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria

"The Nigerian authorities have not taken any genuine steps towards investigating and prosecuting crimes by Boko Haram or the Nigerian security forces, including crimes of sexual violence. Last December, the chief prosecutor of the ICC announced that her office had concluded a decade-long preliminary examination into the situation in Nigeria, saying that it had found sufficient evidence of crimes to open a full investigation. No formal investigation has yet been opened" (Para 29).