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Latest items for ASR-DATA-1

July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"From 2012–2017, women represented about 14 per cent of judges. Raising the number of women in the judiciary is challenging due to the academic and technical requirements. The number of female prosecutors increased from 15 in 2013 to 23 in 2017. The number of female lawyers increased from 158 in 2013 to 206 in 2017, representing about 20 per cent of the total number of lawyers registered with the BAKC" (39). "Women accounted for 46 per cent of scholarships in associate and bachelor degree programs in 2015, up from 15 per cent in 2007. Of the 44,558 students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, only 25.5 per...more
June 20, 2019, 11:09 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"In regard to health services, Afghan government statistics submitted to this committee indicate that 24 percent of healthcare workers are women. If true, this is worryingly few given Afghan cultural values that make it extremely difficult for many women to seek medical care from male healthcare workers" (10).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"In terms of vocational areas, girls and young women have diversified their choices. In 2015/2016 girls represented 56.3 per cent of students in the last cycle of secondary school (11th and 12th grades): in terms of areas chosen, they represented 49.2 per cent of students in the science and technology branch, 55.3 per cent in the economic and social branch and 64.1 per cent in humanities. The technical option of secondary school (via técnica) represented 9.4 per cent of all student in 11th and 12th grades, and 43 per cent of students in the technical option were girls. In courses traditionally considered masculine (construction, electricity, informatics, etc.) 29 per cent...more
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"Achieving a balanced gender ratio in scientific leadership positions, scientific bodies and young scientific/artistic staff is one of the targets of Austria’s outcome-oriented budget management. Having a balanced gender ratio in research, teaching and academic administration is one of the priorities of the Austrian University Development Plan for 2016 to 2021" (9). "The Laura Bassi Centres of Expertise are part of a programme for excellence which promotes women as leaders of applied research centres. These centres serve as an interface between the field of science and the commercial sector" (10). "The number of female apprentices in the metal technology category compared to the total number of female apprentices serves as...more
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"Although females as a percentage of the total population has declined, there has been significant progress made in the promotion of females in the traditionally male-dominated sectors — engineering, electrical and building construction. From 2011 to 2013, a small number of females were trained in these sectors (3 in 2011, 2 in 2012 and 9 in 2013 representing less than 1percent of the total persons trained). From 2014 to 2015, female participation has increased from 53 in 2014 to 53 in 2015 (representing 5 percent, and 4 percent of the total persons trained)" (27).
April 22, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

Table no. 24 presents Master of Science, specialists and Doctor of Science on the high school institutions. In 2010 there were 677 women and 621 men with Master of Science and Specialists; and 89 women and 116 men with Doctor of Science. In 2011 there were 1.243 women and 857 men with Master of Science and Specialists; and 75 women and 114 men with Doctor of Science. In 2012 there were 1.542 women and 1.088 men with Master of Science and Specialists; and 88 women and 122 men with Doctor of Science. In 2013 there were 2.011 women and 1.369 men with Master of Science and Specialists; and 112 women...more
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"Women represent the majority in health care (pharmacy, dentistry, medicine) and language studies, while there are only 10 per cent of women educated in mechanical and electrical engineering. In law, economic sciences, architecture and biotechnology there is approximately the same number of men and women. Such differences in occupational profiling directly affect the labour market situation from gender perspective" (27).
April 10, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"Four members of the 15- member Supreme Court were women, and one was Arab" (33).
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: GP-DATA-6, ASR-DATA-1

"There were 10 female justices among the 34 Supreme Court of Appeal and High Court justices" (para 72).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"Various sources observed that women constituted a minority of lawyers, university professors, and other professions" (para 199).
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"With regard to gender equality in the teaching profession of the education system, as in most countries, this profession is feminized, in view of the specific characteristics of working with children. Thus, in 2016, the number of teaching staff in secondary education was 319,167, of whom 258,952 were women (81%), in technical and vocational education — 27,131 women (73.2%), including women directors — 2,841 (68.3%), in higher education institutions — 24,494 women professors and lecturers (64%), including women directors — 25 (19.2%). In the higher education institutions, the number of women with a master’s degree is 8,316 (74.7%); doctors of philosophy — 825 (52.8%), doctors of science — 1,434 (41%),...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"Qatari women have assumed major roles at national universities. Qatar University provides equal opportunities for appointment as faculty members to all Qataris according to standards of qualification and ability, without regard to sex. Table 15 shows that the percentage of faculty members who are Qatari women is close to the percentage of faculty members that are Qatari men across the various faculties of Qatar University. The percentage of Qatari women on the faculty of Qatar University from the academic year 2013-2014 through the academic year 2016-2007 was higher than the percentage of faculty members that were Qatari man. The percentage accounted for by Qatari women. In 2016-2017 was around 53.3...more
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).