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Latest items for NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"On 5 March 2004, the inter-ministerial Team for Combating and Preventing Human Trafficking (together with a Working Group), headed by the Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of the Interior and Administration, was established to provide opinions and advice to the Prime Minister. The institutions invited to cooperate within the framework of the Team for Combating and Preventing Human Trafficking included representatives of non-governmental organizations: the La Strada Foundation against Trafficking in Persons and Slavery, the Nobody’s Children Foundation (Fundacja Dzieci Niczyje), the Itaka Foundation – Centre for Missing People (Fundacja Itaka – Centrum Poszukiwań Ludzi Zaginionych), the Association Help-FULL for Women and Children of Immaculate Mary (Stowarzyszenie Po-MOC dla...more
May 22, 2021, 7:58 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"'There are all sorts of different tricks that are pulled on them; they are told they would have their pick of jobs, or that they are coming to get an education,' says Sari Heidenreich, at Project 189, an organisation based in Germany that promotes the rights of migrant workers in the Middle East" (para 8). This suggests that some NGOs working in Oman may be from outside the nation (RAO-CODER COMMENT).
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"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
April 22, 2021, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"In Kenya, CitizenGo launched a petition against the local chapter of Marie Stopes, an international NGO offering free sexual and reproductive health services including abortion, leading to a ban on the NGO in 2018 that was lifted a month later" (para 6).
March 13, 2021, 6:09 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"In April, about 65 women were arrested in Abuja by a task force comprising officers from the city's environment and social development agency and local police during raids on night clubs. Women’s rights groups took to the streets to protest the raids and the allegations by some arrested women that policemen sexually abused, exploited and extorted them in custody. Twenty-nine women pleaded guilty to prostitution charges and were ordered to pay a fine of three thousand naira (about US$8.50) each" (para 15).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee also welcomes the State party’s recognition of the important role played by NGOs and other civil society groups in the promotion of women’s human rights and gender equality" (3). "The Committee notes with concern the lack of adequate support and services for victims, including shelters, which is compounded by the funding crisis facing NGOs working in the area of violence against women and the forced closures of a number of such organizations" (9).
March 13, 2021, 2:37 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"There are no independent nongovernmental organizations" (para 23).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"In 2008-2013 there was the Programme for the Parliament Assistance, financed by the USAID, in the Verkhovna Rada; the integration of gender balanced approach into all areas of the Parliament activity represented one of its components" (11). "In 2011 the network of women’s organizations 'Women’s Consortium of Ukraine' carried out monitoring of the State Programme on Gender Equality in the Ukrainian Society (up to 2010)" (15). "The State Programme for the period up to the year 2010 scheduled MSM monitoring to reflect women’ and men’ role all fields of life. Such monitoring is carried out by the International Women’ Rights Centre 'La Strada Ukraine'. The monitoring is also carried out...more
Jan. 31, 2021, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The federal funding agreement for community legal centres continues to restrict the use of Commonwealth funding for law reform, policy or advocacy work. This extends to all government advocacy and any engagement in public campaigns, subject to very narrow exceptions. In 2017, the Government introduced a bill that would have the effect of stifling important advocacy by civil society" (7).
Jan. 29, 2021, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Women’s shelters remain operational as an essential service while coronavirus measures are in place in Mexico, new government funding has been provisioned, and the federal government says a woman experiencing violence can call the emergency number for a response from police or a variety of hotlines to find a place in a shelter. But Mexico is already grappling with several preexisting conditions that will make an effective response more difficult: funding cuts to shelters that occurred in 2019, a decrease in funding for the Mexican federal government’s department for women’s issues, a systemic underspending of funds allocated to state governments for programs to support women, and near-blanket impunity for criminal...more
Jan. 18, 2021, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"In August, the High Court dismissed a challenge by Sisters in Islam, a civil society group working to promote the rights of Muslim women, to a fatwa issued against it in 2014. The broadly worded fatwa declares that Sisters in Islam and “any individuals, organizations and institutions holding on to liberalism and religious pluralism” are deviant from Islamic teachings" (para 16).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"With regard to femicide, the best thing Narváez could get her hands on from police was aggregate annual data describing murders and motives, which revealed nothing about the identity of the victims or the nature of their murders. Luckily, Kilómetro Cero’s lawsuit to obtain use of force data turned up the Registry of Vital Statistics, which included enough demographic information to match cases with those Castelló had tracked" (para 11).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"With regard to femicide, the best thing Narváez could get her hands on from police was aggregate annual data describing murders and motives, which revealed nothing about the identity of the victims or the nature of their murders. Luckily, Kilómetro Cero’s lawsuit to obtain use of force data turned up the Registry of Vital Statistics, which included enough demographic information to match cases with those Castelló had tracked" (para 11).
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).
Dec. 31, 2020, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Most of the men with foreign nationalities who marry Iranian women are refugees from Iran's neighboring countries like Afghanistan and Iraq, Fatemeh Ashrafi, head of HAMI, an association for protection of refugee women and children, told ABC News" (para 5).
Dec. 31, 2020, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LDS-LAW-1, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Girls Court brings an all-hands-on-deck approach to the lives of vulnerable girls, linking them to social service agencies, providing informal Saturday sessions on everything from body image to legal jargon, and offering a team of adults in whom they can develop trust" (para 5).
Dec. 31, 2020, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The president has also angered feminists by cutting the budget for day care centers. Last year, he abandoned a move that would have cut funding for domestic violence shelters after a swift backlash from human rights groups. 'He has suspended or eliminated programs that directly support the most vulnerable communities of women,' said Ms. Figueroa" (para 20-21).
Dec. 23, 2020, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"'The absurd effect is that NGOs documenting human rights violations, including torture and enforced disappearances, can be closed arbitrarily by the authorities to use funds for doing so. Bangladesh has a history of abusing funding restrictions to curtail critical human rights work', said OMCT Secretary General Gerald Staberock. 'Instead of coming clean and lifting those restrictions the Law reinforces government control, including by appointing an administrator that will directly monitor NGOs that receive funding from abroad', Mr. Staberock added" (para 2). "'We strongly condemn the above-mentioned law, which is likely to be used against human rights NGOs and activists by further shrinking the space of civil society organisations working for...more
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace (LWPP), along with a coalition of Libyan civil society organizations, coordinated a national campaign to lobby for a more inclusive electoral law. They proposed a mixed electoral system combining the individual system and the closed 'zipper list' system to ensure inclusive representation in the Constitutional Assembly. The proposal also guaranteed diverse representation of different groups of cultural minorities, youth, and groups of citizens with disabilities" (8).
Dec. 20, 2020, 6:53 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, registered with the Bahraini Ministry of Labor and Social Services since July 2002. Despite an order by the authorities in November 2004 to close down, BCHR is still functioning after gaining a wide local and international support for its struggle to promote human rights in Bahrain. The vast majority of our operations are carried out in Bahrain, while a small office in exile, founded in 2011, is maintained in Copenhagen, Denmark, to coordinate our international advocacy program" (2).
Dec. 10, 2020, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LO-LAW-1, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

“The amount of land required to help a family is not large. India has seen great success boosting family nutrition by providing families with small plots of land. . . Landesa, the global development non-profit where I serve as a land tenure specialist, worked with the governments of several Indian states to design and implement programs that identify poor landless families and give them small plots of government-owned or government-purchased land. So far, eleven state across India have allocated 210,613 of these plots to poor families” (para 6).
Dec. 9, 2020, 11:21 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

“Altamash Khan is an instructor that works with colleges on how to prevent sexual violence and works with nonprofit Men Against Violence and Abuse in Mumbai” (para 20). Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA) in Mumbai in sponsored by the Maharashtra State Commission For Women and is focused on preventing gender-based violence against women by teaching men gender sensitization and trying to close the gender divide (ERD-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 5, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

“On 20th May, the National Council for Women and the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood held the first meeting of the National Taskforce for Ending FGM. The taskforce is comprised of representatives of all concerned Ministries in addition to civil society, and development partners” (para 2). “The UN is looking forward to working closely with the Government of Egypt, development partners and civil society to end this harmful practice against Egyptian women and girls” (para 5).
Oct. 16, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

“Founder of the National Homeless Collective Donna Stolzenberg said she was seeing more and more cases of women being turned away from support services due to lack of funding or red tape making support inaccessible… 'These women have almost always suffered financial abuse and control at the hands of their abusive partners. They’re now turning to us desperately seeking support because there is no one else out there to help them.' Ms Stolzenberg said women living in certain zones could not access funding from agencies that still had money because they didn’t live in the right catchment. 'It’s incredibly frustrating because we’re not funded to help people so we have...more
Oct. 6, 2020, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"In May, a court backed the Almaty city Justice Ministry in its repeated decisions to deny registration to Feminita, a group that focuses on the rights of lesbian, bisexual, and queer women. That decision was upheld by an appeals court in September" (para 22).
Oct. 5, 2020, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Under President Xi Jinping's leadership, the one-party Chinese government tightened its grip over sectors of society it found threatening, such as the internet, activists, and nongovernmental organizations" (para 1).
Sept. 29, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Human Rights Watch received several credible reports of intimidation, harassment, and surveillance of various NGOs by government authorities. The government used the 'Regulation of INGOs in Pakistan' policy to impede the registration and functioning of international humanitarian and human rights groups" (para 10).
Sept. 28, 2020, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"NGOs working on issues related to asylum and migration, women's rights, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LBGT) rights were often denied public funding" (para 9).
Aug. 26, 2020, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

“Some NGOs and international NGOs who work in the DRC set up in opposition to women’s associations instead of collaborating. But we say ‘no, we know how to do it, we know how to document and report. We know how to do our work’. We are the experts in our situation and they need to let us work and give us the means to help women. We know the solutions to our problems. We know, in particular, how to fight the inequality and the customs and traditions which are still strong today. We’re trying to build the women’s movement. We’re working a lot on the situation of sexual violence today,...more
Aug. 19, 2020, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Mothers, sisters, and daughters of abducted men have demonstrated in front of prisons across major Yemeni cities, searching for their kidnapped sons, fathers, brothers, and other male relatives, organized under a group named 'Mothers of Abductees Association'" (para 19).