The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

Jan. 29, 2024, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"[The state does not have a strong] cooperation with civil society organizations, in particular women’s organizations" (6).
Jan. 16, 2024, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Furthermore the Government, in conjunction with civil society organizations has implemented comprehensive empowerment programmes which encompass life skills, technical skills, business management and financial assistance for income generating projects to enhance opportunities for women’s employment and their advancement in society" (6-7). " Economic empowerment of women continues to be promoted through provision of financial grants to women and women’s groups" (7). "Government collaborates with Men Care, a civil society organisation, to strengthen greater involvement of men in ante-natal, delivery and post-natal care as well as child rearing" (14). "There have been national consultative fora for Dikgosi/Chiefs (2012) and for leaders of faith based organisations (2011) as an effort to mobilise...more
Jan. 4, 2024, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The [Office for Women's Development (OWD) of [Ministry of Social and Family Services (MSF)] works closely with the three apex women bodies – SCWO [(Singapore Council of Women's Organisation)], People’s Association Women’s Integration Network Council (PA WIN) and the National Trades Union Congress Women and Family Unit (NTUC WAF) to address issues facing women in Singapore" (19). "NGOs co-implement programmes with the Government" (30). "The Government also collaborated with community partners such as SCWO (with more than 60 member organisations) and Casa Raudha Limited (which runs a crisis shelter) to develop infographics on managing family conflict and dealing with family violence" (38).
Oct. 10, 2023, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Lawyers without Borders Canada – a non-governmental organization that helps vulnerable people access legal representation – has been working with CEPROSAF and other groups tackling the issue. Lucas Valderas Martos, the country director for Lawyers without Borders Canada – which receives funding from Global Affairs Canada – said his organization assists CEPROSAF in analyzing and documenting cases of forced sterilization, and helps them support victims" (para 9).
Oct. 5, 2023, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"In 2019, the Colombian congress, along with civil society organisations including Mujeres Libres, started working on alternative sentencing for women that would take into account their needs and seek to reduce the impact of imprisonment on dependants. On International Women’s Day, a new law was approved by the president, so women who have been sentenced for minor crimes are able to substitute a prison sentence for unpaid community service" (para 22).
Oct. 4, 2023, 6:58 a.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"[T]he State party does not avail itself fully of the contributions of non-governmental organizations to the advancement of women and social and economic development" (6).
Sept. 25, 2023, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"[F]ounder and editor of Saglyk.org, the only website with credible public health information in the Turkmen language, my colleagues and I have been calling for nuanced and informed conversations by educating the public and advocating for science-based best practices in public health in Turkmenistan" (para.4). "Saglyk has created a safe space to anonymously share stories of domestic violence, abuse and harassment. Our Bilim app helps women and girls track their periods and learn about their health and rights (Bilim means both period and knowledge). " (para.15).
Sept. 25, 2023, 8:02 a.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"A number of domestic human rights groups generally operated without government restriction, investigating and publishing their findings on human rights cases. These groups at times complained government officials were uncooperative and unresponsive to their requests and stated that when officials responded, it was generally to criticize the groups rather than to investigate allegations" (8).
Sept. 22, 2023, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Extensive delays in the NGO registration process continued to be a problem; however, NGOs that had not yet received registration were allowed to operate. The government at times arbitrarily restricted the activities of associations it considered subversive by refusing to grant permits for projects and other activities" (11). "The government generally cooperated with UNHCR, the World Food Program, and NGOs to protect and assist refugees" (13). "[M]any NGOs reported they were forced to limit the scope of their work because they faced problems registering, were subject to subtle forms of intimidation, and risked more serious forms of harassment and closure" (18).
Sept. 7, 2023, 12:33 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"It has become more expensive to make a phone call since July, as government-owned telecoms companies set higher rates to deal with the cost of fuel to run their generators. This makes reaching out to a helpline even more difficult, [Mohammad] Mansour [deputy director of the Resource Center for Gender Equality] said. 'Due to the economic situation, people are letting go of their phones. So now, for the whole household there is just one phone, usually [owned] by the husband, or the man, the father, [making] it hard for women...to contact us.' In July the NGO Mercy Corps said the hike in telecoms prices were preventing people in need from...more
Aug. 15, 2023, 5:22 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The government generally cooperated with UNHCR and other humanitarian organizations in providing protection and assistance to internally displaced persons, refugees, asylum seekers, stateless persons, and other persons of concern" (8). "A number of international and domestic human rights organizations operated without government restriction, investigating and publishing their findings on human rights cases. Government officials were generally cooperative and responsive to their views" (11-12).
Aug. 8, 2023, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"[T]he activities of some non-governmental organizations and the suspension or closure of several such organizations that work for women’s rights and gender equality [are restricted]... [The state does not] financially support civil society organizations that provide assistance to women facing discrimination, gender-based violence and the violation of their rights, while ensuring that the State party retains the primary responsibility for providing those women with protection, rehabilitation, reintegration and other relevant services" (4). This indicates a weak collaboration with the government (MV-coder comment).
July 25, 2023, 10:44 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Representatives of civil society, including women’s rights organizations, have not been fully involved in the process of formulating the first national gender policy" (5). This is a relationship that may not be very cooperative (MV- coder comment). "[A] decision adopted in September 2019, [delegated] civil society organizations [to] lead and coordinate the efforts to draft a law to establish a national human rights institution... [A]lthough civil society organizations have already been engaged in drafting such a law, their proposals have reportedly not been taken into account, and that no progress has been made to establish an independent national human rights institution in the State party" (5).
July 21, 2023, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"During the years of 2016–2018, the Council of State Support to NGOs under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan has provided AZN 564,500 (332 thousand $) to the project proposals of 66 NGOs.... The main topics of the projects are following: combating GBV, preventing schools drop outs, early marriage, equal rights and duties in family life, empowerment of women, women leadership" (3). "In 2016–2018, the State Council for the Support of NGOs under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan has printed 26 booklets, 3 guidebooks and 40 other materials reflecting the legislation on the women’s rights and other legislative acts in this sphere" (4). "Currently, many organizations run...more
July 21, 2023, 9:56 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

“Dozens of NGO projects are funded by the State Council for the Support of NGOs under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan to support the integration of women victims of domestic violence, women with disabilities, women of vulnerable strata, ensure their social activeness, reveal and develop their creative skills and knowledge and making them as equal and active part of the society to help them realize their potential” (10). "During the years of 2013–2018, 10 non-governmental assistance centers have passed the accreditation at the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population. 6 of these centers are in Baku, 3 – in Ganja, and 1 center is located in...more
July 10, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"With the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services (MOGFSS) has taken the reporting obligations under the CEDAW as an opportunity to do a stock-taking on the overall advances to achieving gender equality in the country, and to deepen on-going dialogue with key line Ministries and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in this regard. The MOGFSS established an inter-ministerial technical-level CEDAW Sectoral Committee in December 2018 to support the drafting and review of the 6th Periodic Report. Over a two-month period, the MOGFSS coordinated written feedback from all relevant government agencies on CEDAW implementation and...more
June 27, 2023, 11:16 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Local and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) asserted that police impunity was a problem" (3). NGOs require official authorization to operate within the state. However, the application process is lengthy, and permissions are not easily given by the state to operate even for NGOs related to women issues (MV-coder comment). "The government generally cooperated with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other humanitarian organizations in providing protection and assistance to refugees, asylum seekers, and other persons of concern" (18).
June 27, 2023, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"NGOs reported that the government threatened hotel and restaurant owners with penalties if they rented rooms to NGOs without official authorization. In most cases, the NGOs continued to hold their meetings and police came to the hotels to end the gatherings. In July, the Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights (LADDH) and 15 representatives from other NGOs gathered at a hotel in Oran to discuss migration" (16).
June 20, 2023, 9:30 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the Ministry of the Family, the Office of the Special Advocate for Women and other State bodies and civil society organizations have published the full text of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the national plan for the prevention of domestic and sexual violence, among other relevant texts." (5). "The National Coalition against Trafficking in Persons is composed of the ministers or experts in the field as designated by the following institutions: 1. Ministry of the Interior, which...more
April 28, 2023, 9:47 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"[Tanzania Ending Child Marriage Network] worked closely with parliamentarians and in particular with the four key Parliamentary Committees relevant to the amendment of the Law of Marriage Act. These in particular include the Tanzania Women Parliamentary Group (TWPG) and the Parliamentary Committee on Constitution and Legal Affairs, Social Service and Community Development" (14).
April 1, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"As part of the implementation of these programmes, socially significant laws regulating the rights and freedoms of citizens have been adopted: in 2016, the Acts adopted included the following:...the Social Services for Older Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Social Groups Act of 26 December 2016..." (3)(NF - CODER COMMENT - This law pushes that all those who are needy are not only the government's responsibility, but also NGOs and business entities. Thus, all sectors should work together in order to provide for these people). "Considerable attention has been paid to the development of civil society institutions and their active participation in public management and oversight of government agencies...more
March 31, 2023, 2:31 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"[The state is recommended to develop] an anti-discrimination commission in line with article 53 of the Constitution and ensure the effective participation of women’s civil society organizations, particularly those representing women in rural and remote areas and those belonging to disadvantaged and marginalized groups" (4). "[There are concerns about] ongoing efforts to develop future action plans with the effective participation of women’s civil society organizations" (7).
March 18, 2023, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"[T]he Ministry and various other government and non-government institutions carry out community mobilization targeting creation of gender friendly social norms and attitudes within the communities" (8). "[T]he government has laid down the necessary framework to encourage women to form associations, trade unions, professional associations and other unions" (12-13). "As to the associations that are registered by the Charities and societies agency, at the time this report is prepared there are 107 Ethiopian charities, 2115 Ethiopian resident charities, 333 Ethiopian societies, 89 Ethiopian charitable societies, 371 foreign charities, and 53 consortiums in Ethiopia. [T]he [charities] that work on issues of socio economic relevance address the needs of women in their undertaking"...more
March 16, 2023, 3:32 a.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

“Several lawyers and judges dealing with commercial cases appear to be increasingly concerned about the use of women as “figureheads” in the management of private companies. Sometimes such women do not possess decision-making powers, but serve to shield their husband, relative or friend in the event of bankruptcy. These women are held solely responsible for the activities for the commercial companies before the court and creditors. The Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (BGRF) and Women, Law and Development International have noted that women in Bulgaria are not generally aware of their social and labour rights, and are even less aware of various commercial provisions. The example given above, as well as...more
March 15, 2023, 4:58 a.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

“The Gender Project for Bulgaria Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, started in 1994 by four women activist-professionals. The organization’s main goals include: raising gender awareness; combating women’s human rights violations, including domestic violence; highlighting women’s rights as human rights; and promoting women’s participation in business and politics in order to encourage their economic independence. In order to achieve these goals, GPF’s three main fields of activity are in women’s economic discrimination; women’s rights and violence against women; and gender education in schools” (57). “Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation was founded in Sofia in 1998. The BGRF is an independent non-governmental organization that promotes social equality and women’s human rights in...more
March 14, 2023, 7:44 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

“At the regional level, NGOs are also being incorporated into political discussion. At Working Table I on Democratization and Human Rights of the 1999 Stability Pact Conference, a Gender Task Force was established. The members include all European Union countries, those with treaties with the EU (Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, and Turkey), as well as the five south-eastern European countries yet to have a contractual relationship with the EU, (i.e. Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia). Representatives of governments, women’s NGOs and international donors participated. The main goals of the Gender Task Force are to promote greater women’s participation in political life...more
March 14, 2023, 7:32 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

“Business Opportunities for Women is a newly formed international association of businesswomen from South-eastern Europe, established in May 1999. The founding members of BOW are twenty-one women business leaders from six countries in the region: Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, and Romania.”
March 8, 2023, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Cooperation around the protection of victims is based on the Agreement on Cooperation in Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, which was concluded in 2013 and further revised in 2020 between the Supreme Court, the Supreme State Prosecutor’s Office, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of the Interior and the Police Directorate, Public Institution Centre for Child and Family Support Bijelo Polje, Red Cross of Montenegro and non-governmental organizations: MWL, SWH, SOS Hotline for Women and Children Victims of Violence – Niksic, Institute for Social and Educational Policy, and Defendology Centre from Niksic" (15). "In the reporting period, associates for...more
March 1, 2023, 8:13 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Public opinion polls were conducted on the level of discrimination against persons with disabilities and the degree of social distance compared to other vulnerable groups in Montenegro. These activities were implemented by NGOs with the financial support of the MJHMR" (9). "In March 2020, the Government of Montenegro launched the 'Children are children' campaign in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (now the Ministry of Finance and Social Welfare - MFSW), MoI, Police Directorate and NGO Centre for Roma Initiatives (CRI). The campaign was financially supported by the British Embassy and covered 12 Roma and Egyptian settlements in the four Montenegrin cities – Niksic, Podgorica, Berane, and...more
March 1, 2023, 8:12 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The Strategy for Improving Enabling Environment for the Activities of NGOs 2018–2020 (the Strategy) has been implemented since January 2018. Its implementation has been monitored by the Ministry of Public Administration and the Council for Cooperation between State Administration Bodies and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)...With the support of SIGMA/OECD, a Methodology for measuring the impact of NGOs in the creation and implementation of public policies was prepared. It represents a novel approach in monitoring the quality and deeper effects of consultations...From 2018, pursuant to the Law on Non-Governmental Organizations ('Official Gazette of Montenegro,' No. 039/11 and 037/17), the Ministry for Human and Minority Rights has been allocating funds for financing NGO...more