The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
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Latest items for ASR-DATA-1

Jan. 9, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"Elif Shafak, one of Turkey's best-selling novelists, explained the concern over the bill. 'One of the main weaknesses of this draft is that word, consent,' she told the BBC" (para 20-21)
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"The Lao Bar Association has 187 lawyers, 44 of whom are 23.5 per cent are female. Female lawyers have actively implemented the work of the Lao Bar Association and advocated for behavioural change and other legislation appropriate for women" (Pg 24).
Dec. 14, 2018, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: GP-DATA-6, ASR-DATA-1

"Ms. Bugaighis, an outspoken human rights lawyer, was among the revolt’s first and most important leaders, and she was also the most prominent woman in the rebels’ early provisional government" (2).
Oct. 11, 2018, 9:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"66 female judges out of a total of 17,000 judges in Egypt are not nearly enough" (para 12).
Oct. 2, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"For instance, women make up 51 percent of all new recruits in the tech industry, but only 34 percent of all employees, according to a 2011 study by Nasscom" (para 8).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"In higher education the number of female students enrolled in applied technology programs was much smaller than the number of men enrolled" (41). Following this trend, we would assume that less women are employed in these occupations as well (AA-CODER COMMENT).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

". . . there are twice as many women than men in science" (page 11).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"The 2011 census data showed that 9.7 per cent of the population of African descent are professionals (some 25,000 persons), of whom 66 per cent are women and 34 per cent men" (page 36).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"Women comprise almost 60 per cent of employees in law firms, 47 per cent of lawyers, but only 26 per cent of partners or directors. The New Zealand Law Society has made the advancement of women one of its key priorities" (page 13).
May 3, 2018, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom

"Only 25 percent of English and Welsh judges, 29 percent of British members of Parliament, and about 25 percent of Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 board directors are women" (pp 13)
April 7, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"Women represent 16% of lecturers in Afghanistan state universities with only 419 of 2,539 lecturers being women" (Pg 15).
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: GP-DATA-6, ASR-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned about the barriers faced by women in gaining access to justice. It is particularly concerned that women often have to resort to cadi courts and district tribunals, which are not sensitive to gender issues and continue to apply discriminatory provisions. While welcoming the fact that in 2009 most high court judges were women, the Committee notes with concern the lack of information on the gender composition of other courts. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Design a comprehensive judicial policy to eliminate the barriers faced by women and girls in gaining access to justice, provide adequate resources, including legal aid, and set up a...more
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"Sports policy is implemented through the National Institute of Sports of El Salvador. Its enhancement has gone hand in hand with increased practice of sports by the population, through execution of strategies at the community and school levels and through social inclusion. In 2012, participation in these programmes by 51,627 people was recorded, with women representing 55 per cent" (33).
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-6, ASR-DATA-1

“Ninety-seven Saudi women have accordingly been granted licenses to practice law. The requirements for obtaining a license are the same for both men and women. The Administrative Court employs women as Sharia law and legal researchers” (48).
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

According to Table 5: Distribution of students by Specialities (2010), 1,990 women were specializing in science. This is 49.2% of the total number of science students. 25,034 women pursued Social and eonomic sciences and law, which was 63.1% of total students pursuing that field. Additionally, 6,231 women pursued the fields of engineering, processing technologies, architecture and construction. That only made up 28.3% of the total number of students who pursued those fields (Pg 25). "Women mostly apply for higher education institutions in the fields of: education (76.8%), health care (71.9%), social sciences, economics and law (63.1%), humanities and arts (71,7%)" (Pg 25). According to Table 8: Number of Doctors, there...more
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"career guidance encouraging women and girls to choose non-traditional career paths is limited, in particular in the fields of science and technology" (11). "The number of women and girls in vocational training remains limited" (11).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"The percentage of women judges was 11.7 per cent in 2008, but that had risen to 16.7 per cent as of 2014. There are more women judges in the magistrate courts and the courts of first instance than in the higher courts. There is one woman judge on the Supreme Court in the West Bank, and two on the Supreme Court in the Gaza Strip" (28). "Legislation in force contains no discriminatory provisions with respect to a woman’s right to serve as a sharia judge, and there are three women judges in the Palestinian sharia courts. The year 2015 also saw the appointment of the first two women marriage officiants...more
Feb. 14, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"Eqbal won over her father and got his financial support. She was the first among her friends to finish college. Then she got a scholarship to do her Ph.D. in biochemistry at the Universiti Kebansaan Malaysia, where she studied the nutritional properties of palm oil" (para 17).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"In 2013 women accounted for 45 per cent and men for 55 per cent of permanent judges in the general courts. This is an increase of 15 percentage points since 2006 in the proportion of women among permanent judges. In 2013 women accounted for 57 per cent and men for 43 per cent of permanent judges in the general administrative courts. This is an increase of 14 percentage points since 2006 in the proportion of women among permanent judges. The share of women among chief judges has also increased in recent years. In 2013, 2 of the chairs of the Labour Court were women and 1 was a man. Out...more
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-6, ASR-DATA-1

"In the courts, there are no women acting as rabbinical judges" (11).
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Egypt

"In Egypt, it is common to prohibit veiled women from entering night clubs and pubs. Since last year, an increasing number of veiled women were reported to have been denied entry to restaurants as well. One of the cases that created a fuss was that of Heba Arnaout, a professor of microbiology in her 50s who has been veiled for many years. Going to a restaurant and bar in Cairo's upscale district of Zamalek late in December, she says she was asked to leave with her husband and foreign friends because she was wearing the hijab. They got a table after threatening to go to the police and file a...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

At 4:35 of the video Brishti says "As a child I wished to become a doctor. I couldn’t study because of my parents. My mother died. I had a stepmother. From then it was a problem, looking after me. Can a person raise someone else’s daughter? Some can, some can’t. That’s why my father sent me to work in a household. There was one very good house, they kept me for a long time. They taught me a few things, so I could write my own name. I’m working in a garment factory and trying to become and operator. I have to work like that, because I have no other...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"The head of the Afghan Women Judges’ Association, Shakila Abawi Shagarf, announced last month that there are now 260 female judges in Afghanistan as of this year. While the majority—225—are in the capital of Kabul, there are 21 in Harat province, 11 in Balkh province, two in Takhar province and one in Baghlan province" (Para 1).
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"Recent figures reveal that 33% of teachers in Afghanistan are comprised of women and 240 women are serving as judges" (para 1). "There are 3,700 Afghan female doctors and 800 private businesses led by women" (para 7).
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada

"The female half of Trudeau's cabinet included Jody Wilson-Raybould, appointed justice minister and attorney general, Jane Philpott, the new health minister, and Catherine McKenna, who was given the role of environment and climate change minister.Men still held the portfolios of finance, foreign affairs, and transport, among others"(para 6-7)
Aug. 15, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya

"'In the Maasai community, we have no female doctors, teachers, journalists or any other position in the government because of this practice,' says Ole Lelein Kanunga, a Maasai man leading the campaign against female genital mutilation. 'But since 2013, we said there will be no such practice in this community of Maasai'"(para 4)
Feb. 2, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"One of the poorest countries in the world, Rwanda, sits atop the very wealthy Nordic states, the United States and newly rich Asia with the highest female representation in national politics worldwide" (para 8).
Jan. 31, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Countries: Egypt

"She is also pushing for a law that would support a constitutional quota for female judges. While Egypt recently swore in 26 female judges, many women still face hurdles in their applications" (para 13).
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"In 2011, there were 60.5 per cent of women among masters of science and specialists who had completed their studies; in 2008, their share was 57.7 per cent. In 2011, doctoral degrees were attained by 523 students, of whom 42.7 per cent were women, a slightly lower share compared to previous years" (5)
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"The [special secondary and vocational training] system has some 117,600 instructors, 57,501 of whom are women and 933 are doctors of science or candidates of science" (32)