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Latest items for NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"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
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"'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, Nasiliu.net...Working at Nasiliu.net 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
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"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
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"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
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"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
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"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
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"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
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"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
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"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
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"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).
July 20, 2021, 8:12 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"At the end of last year, Kosovo’s government at the time allocated 105,000 euros for shelters. But Jubilea Kabashi, director of the Prizren shelter, said it was not enough, not least because some women end up staying longer than the three to six months the shelter usually provides for" (Para 8-9).
July 20, 2021, 8 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"'What seems to be happening is that the state is removing the most egregious things that it has written down, in its own words in its laws, on the statute books, that show an attitude hostile to gender equality,' Devin Kenney, Gulf researcher for Amnesty International, tells BBC News. Amnesty, he says, hasn't been able to enter the UAE to conduct its own research since 2014, when it published a report critical of discriminatory laws in the country" (Para 16).
July 20, 2021, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"'What seems to be happening is that the state is removing the most egregious things that it has written down, in its own words in its laws, on the statute books, that show an attitude hostile to gender equality,' Devin Kenney, Gulf researcher for Amnesty International, tells BBC News. Amnesty, he says, hasn't been able to enter the UAE to conduct its own research since 2014, when it published a report critical of discriminatory laws in the country" (Para 16).
July 16, 2021, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"There are cemeteries like this in several parts of the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, full of the unmarked graves of women and girls who have been murdered by male relatives in the name of 'honour.' There are moves to address the existence of these graves. Through the efforts of grassroots women’s rights organisations in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region, such as the Sofia Society, attention is starting to focus on the issue of 'honour crimes'(para 8,10).
July 15, 2021, 11:17 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Rezaie stood before the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission building, protesting violence against women and the acid attacks she and others feared. That day, Nafisa Nouri, a wife and mother of two girls, was hospitalized after an attack. Nouri’s 7-year-old daughter Parinaz and another female relative of the family also suffered burns to their bodies and face from the acid" (Para 2).
July 6, 2021, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The court’s judges voted 7-2 in favor of declaring two articles of the country’s penal code unconstitutional. The decision came in response to a petition from seven women’s, feminist and human rights groups" (Para 2).
June 29, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"For example, a Gaza-based organisation, Society Voice Foundation (SVF), has recently launched a project to empower women’s engagement in fighting domestic violence" (para 9).
June 25, 2021, 9:03 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"His report prompted India's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to instruct the state government to 'eradicate the custom' as it constituted 'a serious violation of women's human rights... their safety, hygiene and dignity' but years later, the tradition remains deeply entrenched" (Para 18).
June 25, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"In 2012, the Council of Europe's commissioner for human rights unsuccessfully urged Montenegrin authorities to investigate the prevalence of sex-selective abortions there" (Para 27). "In 2017, the Podgorica-based Women's Rights Center launched a public-awareness campaign and petition drive called Unwanted, in an effort to get the government to more aggressively limit the abuse of prenatal tests and curb sex-selective abortion. In it, the organizers challenged 'negative patriarchal values' and primogeniture, while highlighting the reluctance of women to talk openly about their experiences" (Para 60-61).
June 23, 2021, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Leethen Bartholomew head of the National FGM Centre - run in partnership with children's charity Barnardo's and the Local Government Association - praised the victim for assisting the investigation. He said: 'The effects of female genital mutilation have a lifelong impact on survivors both physically and psychologically, so it is vital support is in place for her for as long as she needs it'" (para 31-32).
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