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Oct. 5, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"National Plan of Action for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on women and peace and security (2016-2020)" (Pg 2). "Despite the State party’s efforts, the prevailing impunity for human rights violations and abuses committed in the context of the crisis in and around the State party, in particular some areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, has had a severe impact on civilians, in particular women and girls in disadvantaged situations, such as internally displaced women, rural women, older women, women with disabilities, Roma women, lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and women from other minorities. In particular, the Committee is concerned that this situation, along with pervasive...more
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-6

"The Afghan government’s latest effort at peace talks, the Kabul Process, began... The 'family photo' of the meeting participants, 47 Afghan and foreign dignitaries, included only two Afghan women. In previous talks, Afghan women have sometimes been totally absent, sometimes been relegated to note-taking roles, and have never appeared in numbers sufficient to transcend tokenism. A long-promised plan by the Afghan government to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which calls for women’s equal participation in issues surrounding peace and security, has been beset by delays and apathy" (para 2-4).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Kenya’s National Action Plan on the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the supporting resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (KNAP) was launched March 8, 2016 on International Women’s Day. It is a comprehensive approach to implementing UNSCR 1325 that aims to mainstream the resolutions into national conflict resolution, conflict prevention, peace promotion, and peacebuilding strategies and relevant gender policies. The KNAP also recognizes the important role of civil society in its implementation" (para 1). "Building on the momentum of the recent adoption of KNAP, GNWP and the Kenya 1325 Localization Advocacy Group are running a series of workshops in Nairobi; as well as in Bungoma and Isiolo counties from...more
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Kenya’s National Action Plan on the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the supporting resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (KNAP) was launched March 8, 2016 on International Women’s Day. It is a comprehensive approach to implementing UNSCR 1325 that aims to mainstream the resolutions into national conflict resolution, conflict prevention, peace promotion, and peacebuilding strategies and relevant gender policies. The KNAP also recognizes the important role of civil society in its implementation" (para 1). "Building on the momentum of the recent adoption of KNAP, GNWP and the Kenya 1325 Localization Advocacy Group are running a series of workshops in Nairobi; as well as in Bungoma and Isiolo counties from...more
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The nationally sponsored National Plan on Equality and Gender Equity continued government efforts to achieve gender equity" (para 110)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"On May 27, the Council of Ministers approved an emergency plan to implement UN Resolution 1325 in response to the conflict with Da’esh and its effects on the humanitarian and security situation of women. The plan was unfunded at year’s end. The plan called for a partnership between the IHCHR, the High Commission for Human Rights in Kurdistan, NGOs, and international partners to prevent human rights violations against women and to protect and assist women affected by the conflict. Goals included designing IDP camps to provide for women’s needs, including support for survivors of sexual violence and abduction. The plan also called for the government to investigate promptly claims of...more
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"A national strategy for women in the Sultanate entitled 'Enhancing the Quality of Life' has been completed. Ministerial Decree No. 150/2014 was issued to form a steering committee to supervise review and monitoring implementation of the draft strategy and to prepare a comprehensive plan to execute it. The strategy includes the following pivots: rule of law, decision-making, knowledge, the empowering environment, civil society, societal cohesion and money and work. Women who participated in preparing the strategy account for 85 per cent of the Commission’s members" (Pg 10). "Omani women represent their State in international forums as do men. A number of Omani women are employed in the diplomatic corps and...more
Sept. 12, 2018, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: GP-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-6

"Saying Colombian women have worked tirelessly to play a significant role in this process, the two officials urged that women continue to have a key role in the implementation of this agreement, including with regard to the design of reparation programmes" (par. 7).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"This challenge was highlighted in the design of the Third Plan of Action of the National Policy on Gender Equality and Equity (PIEG), the main public policy on the subject, which will have the fulfilment of conventions, particularly CEDAW and the Committee’s recommendations, as its central pillar and policy compass" (6). "Policies adopted by the State to enhance equality between women and men, and to prevent and eradicate violence as a manifestation of discrimination, include the National Plan for the Care and Prevention of Domestic Violence (PLANOVI), the organizational structure of which is the National System for the Care and Prevention of Violence against Women" (12).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The government continued its 2001-15 National Plan of Action for the Prevention and Eradication of Violence against Women and Children" (21).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The exclusion of women from meaningful participation in the peace process, and the slow progress in adopting the national action plan on women and peace and security in accordance with Security Council resolution 1325 (2000)" (7).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption of the following: (a) National Strategy for Gender Equality (2011-2020); (b) National Programme on Gender Equality (2011-2015); (c) National Action Plan on Human Trafficking (2011-2015)" (2). "The insufficient implementation of the National Strategy on Gender Equality (2011-2020)" (4).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The government’s 2011-20 National Strategy Plan for Gender Equality asserts that men and women should have substantive equality in opportunity, participation, and benefits in the political, economic, cultural, and social domains" (41-42).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"In 2015 the government endorsed a new National Gender Equality and Women in Development Policy and a National Eliminating Violence Against Women Policy" (9-10). The report does not indicate specifically if these policies are action plans, but it is assumed that they would include similar elements and serve a similar purpose (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Provincial, district, and village subunits of the government’s Commission for the Advancement of Women have a mandate to develop actions to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women" (21). While there is a mandate, the report does not indicate whether the government and the sub-units are actually making progress towards creating these action plans or not (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The government had agreed to but not yet scheduled dates for the visits of four special rapporteurs, including those responsible for the sale of children, child prostitution, and child pornography; violence against women…" (36). "The National Council for Women (NCW), a quasigovernmental body, was responsible for coordinating government and civil society efforts to empower women. On April 27, the NCW launched a five-year National Strategy to Combat Violence Against Women with four strategic objectives: prevention, protection, intervention, and prosecution. Implementing ministries committed support, although it was unclear whether the government would fully fund, resource, or implement the strategy" (37-38).
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

“The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts in improving its policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption of . . . the second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (2015- 2018)” (2)
Aug. 28, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption or establishment of the following: (a) Plan of action, covering the period 2015-2017, for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on women and peace and security . . . The Committee notes that there are recovery plans in place, including a plan of action, covering the period 2015-2017, for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on women and peace and security, which is intended to take into account the specific needs of women and girls...more
Aug. 24, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and advancing women’s rights, such as the adoption of the following: (a) National strategic plan for the advancement of women, covering the period 2013-2022; (b) Five-year strategic plan for reproductive health, covering the period 2014-2018; (c) Thirty-year long-term health development plan, covering the period 2001-2030" (page 2). "However, the Committee notes with concern: (a) The absence of a national action plan for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and subsequent resolutions on women and peace and security to guide conflict and post-conflict processes in the State party;...more
Aug. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee commends the State party on its multisectoral delegation, which was co-headed by the Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, Cecilia B. Rebong, and by Foreign Affairs Adviser, Rosario Manalo" (page 1). "The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, including the following: (a) Adoption of the women’s empowerment, development and gender equality plan, covering the period 2013-2016; (b) Adoption of the national action plan on women and peace and security, covering the period 2010-2016, aimed at the implementation of...more
Aug. 15, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Realization of recommendations of the Committee is an integral part of the activities within the NAP for Achievement of Gender Equality. The NAP has been brought for the period of 4 years (2013-2017), and the areas are defined in accordance with the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Out of 12 critical areas from the Beijing Platform, Montenegro opted for nine areas: Improving human rights of women and gender equality; Gender sensitive education and upbringing; Gender equality in economy; Gender sensitive health protection; Gender based violence; Media and culture; Equality in the process of decision-making in political and public life; International politics and cooperation; and Institutional mechanisms for application of...more
Aug. 6, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

“The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption of the national action plan for gender equality, 2017-2021, and the strategy for the protection from family violence, 2016-2020” (2)
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at promoting gender equality and protecting the human rights of women, including the adoption of the following: (a) Action plan for a life free from gender-based violence, covering the period 2016-2019" (page 2). ""The Committee commends the State party on its efforts to train public authorities about the international standards enshrined in the Convention, but observes with concern: (a) The limited knowledge and awareness of the Convention among public officials and lower-level judges, as evidenced by the scarce references to the Convention in legal decisions; (b) The low visibility of the Convention and the Optional...more
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: GP-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-6

"As regards international representation of the Government by women, of a total of 221 officials serving outside the country, 88 are women, with the following breakdown by level: Level A – Professional: 5; Level B – Technical: 3; Level C – Administrative: 9; Level D – Teacher: 3; Level M – Foreign Service: 68; Level M – Foreign Service is further broken down as follows: Ambassador: 2; Minister: 8; Minister Counsellor: 7; Counsellor: 15; First Secretary: 12; Second Secretary: 22; Third Secretary: 2. Out of 55 officials performing ambassadorial duties, 9 are women, distributed as follows, according to their budgeted post: Ambassador: 2; Minister: 5; Minister Counsellor: 2" (page 39).more
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee notes the National Plan of Action to Combat Female Genital Mutilation (2001-2015)" (page 6).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Women play an important role in New Zealand’s diplomatic service. As at 31 March 2016, 54.6 per cent of staff at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) were women. The number of women in the foreign policy (diplomatic) stream of MFAT has increased to 50.6 per cent. Women comprise the majority of New Zealand’s junior diplomats (53.7 per cent) and 43.3 per cent of foreign policy management. The number of women holding Head of Mission/Post positions has been relatively steady since the last report, at 33 per cent. Women hold 30 per cent of positions in the senior leadership team. Women continue to represent New Zealand at international...more
June 25, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"On 22 January 2015, the President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, approved the National Action Plan on gender equality in Turkmenistan for 2015-2020" (12). "The National Action Plan consists of 14 main objectives and more than 60 measures. In particular, the Plan includes the monitoring of the national legislation of Turkmenistan in terms of its compliance with international standards in the field of gender equality and the further improvement of methods for collecting and analysing comprehensive data on the status of women. It provides for raising public awareness on gender issues, the professional development of women, increasing women’s representation in all spheres of public, political and professional life and in other...more
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption or establishment of the following: 1) National action plan on women and peace and security, in 2016; 2) State Department of Gender Affairs, in 2015; 3) National policy on the prevention of and response to gender-based violence, in 2014; 4) National Gender and Equality Commission, in 2011; 5) National gender policy, in 2011" (2)
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Moreover, the Committee is extremely concerned that the national action plan on gender equality (2015-2020) has not yet been formally approved and implemented" (page 7). "In particular, the Committee is concerned about: . . . (c) The fact that the national action plan for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on women and peace and security has not yet been adopted . . . The Committee furthermore calls upon the State party to establish a clear time frame for the finalization and adoption of the draft national action plan for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000), in cooperation with representatives of women’s organizations, and ensure that...more
May 15, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Women continue to be excluded from peace negotiations, conflict prevention, peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction efforts in the State party" (5).