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Latest items for GP-DATA-1

Feb. 14, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Prior to 2004 no woman held a cabinet position, and there were only four female ministers subsequently. During the year one woman served in the cabinet" (25)
Feb. 11, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Whereas there were 6 female-headed ministries from 2005-2006, no woman was appointed to a senior post in the new 44-member cabinet after the 2010 elections. Only two ministries of state were offered to women, one without portfolio lost her position as part of Prime Minister Al-Maliki’s downsizing, leaving only one female Minister: Ibtihal Al-Zaidi, who was appointed Minister of State for Women’s Affairs. She herself stated that her Ministry: “has no jurisdiction over the directorate of women’s welfare or increasing funds allocated to widows". In fact, she argued "the Ministry is no more than an executive-consultation bureau with a limited budget and no jurisdiction on implementing resolutions or activities". Her...more
Feb. 5, 2020, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"However, since 2012, many improvements have been made in the appointments of women to various decision-making positions: (i) 3 women sub-prefects out of 86 sub-prefectures in the country, or 2.33 per cent; (ii) 17 women professional mayors of urban municipalities out of a total of 52, or 30 per cent (PD No. 2011/262 of 31 March 2011) (compared to one female mayor in 1999-2012); (iii) 4 women ambassadors. By contrast, the number of women ministers has decreased from 4 (2012) to 3 (2015)" (16). "At the level of decision-making bodies, women represent 21.7 per cent in the central public administration, 18.9 per cent in the judiciary, 13.8 per cent in...more
Jan. 30, 2020, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Hadi-led government has two women ministers" (26).
Dec. 21, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The president of Austria has appointed the country’s first female chancellor to lead an interim government until elections later in the year" (para 1).
Dec. 16, 2019, 10:06 p.m.
Countries: Colombia

"Voters in Colombia’s capital Bogota elected a woman as mayor for the first time on Sunday in local and regional contests marked in some places by violence against candidates and the power of political clans" (para 1). "Left-wing Claudia Lopez, a former senator and vice-presidential candidate, won about 35% of the vote for Bogota mayor, widely considered the second-most important political post in Colombia after the presidency" (para 2).
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The number of women participating in the management of state public affairs keeps increasing. In 2013, the female employment ratio in central government agencies and their subsidiaries reached 47.8 percent. In recent years, the number of newly employed women civil servants has also increased steadily at local levels" (para. 32).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Still, this does not deter women like Fadumo Dayib, who, in 2014, became the first woman to declare her candidacy for president in Somalia" (5).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Kenya’s recent history in regards to women’s participation in politics is mixed. For instance, Nairobi had a female mayor in 1970 but not since" (3). "In 2007, Charity Ngilu, the former MP for Kitui who has also held several cabinet seats, became the first woman in Kenya to run for president. Since then, at least six women of various backgrounds and abilities have attempted it" (3).
Oct. 22, 2019, 6:25 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Since the 2015 elections, women have held 30 percent of the National Assembly seats and 35 percent of the Senate seats." (pg 38).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Three of the 25 cabinet members were women, one of the 13 delegate ministers was a woman, three of eight vice-ministers were women, and six of 37 secretaries of state were women" (17).
Aug. 9, 2019, 1 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Among the 59 government vice prime ministers, ministers, ministers of state, and vice ministers, six were women, a decrease in the total number from that of the government formed earlier in 2016 (from 11 percent of 68 such positions to 10 percent of 59 such positions)" (page 34).
July 31, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"During the year the most senior position held by a woman in government was vice president for women’s affairs of the General Sports Authority" (37).
July 30, 2019, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Presidential candidates included one woman and one person with a disability" (p. 11).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Five of 34 cabinet ministers were women" (p. 14).
July 20, 2019, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The government formed after the 2014 election included three female members: Vice President Najah al-Attar, Minister of State for Environmental Affairs Nazira Serkis, and Minister of Social Affairs Rima al-Qadiri." (Pg 42-43).
July 19, 2019, 4:56 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Despite the Act requiring a minimum of 25 per cent of either sex in high-ranking government posts, the Committee notes that only 19 per cent of ministers are women and that women are underrepresented in decision-making posts in the public service" (9).
July 19, 2019, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s cabinet included two female ministers. The Ministry of Interior reported that, as of July, there were two female governors (Mugla and Yalova Provinces)" (page 45).
July 19, 2019, 9:48 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"As of November 2016 women held 8.7 percent of all mayor and regent positions. There were no female governors" (Pg 22).
July 18, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"There is an increasing level participation of women in public governance and civic issues and Bangladesh should be legitimately proud of the fact that both the Prime Minister and the leaders of the major political parties are women" (15).
July 17, 2019, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Committee notes the progress made in the representation of women in Parliament, as well as the appointment of the first female President in 2017" (7).
July 17, 2019, 2:14 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"For the 2013-18 electoral period, women occupied 26 of 374 council mayor positions, in comparison with 23 in 2007-13 and 10 in 2002-07. Women occupied 10 of 62 cabinet positions, 76 of 280 parliamentary seats, and senior government offices, including territorial command and security/defense positions" (Pg 23).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The number of women in leadership positions has increased through incentives and appointments. In 2015, there was one female Deputy Prime Minister (10 per cent), three female Ministers (10.7 per cent), 38 female Secretaries of State (20.5 per cent) and 48 Under-Secretaries of State or holders of equivalent ranks (17.6 per cent)" (38). "The proportion of female members of Commune/Sangkat councils decreased slightly to 16.8 per cent in 2017, below the 2015 NSDP target of 25 per cent. The number of female Chiefs and first Deputy Chiefs of Communes/Sangkats elected in 2017 increased to 128 (7.8 per cent) and 234 (14.2 per cent), up from 5.8 per cent and 11.6...more
July 11, 2019, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Committee is also concerned about the absence of information on the number of women, including minority women, in local governments, the foreign service and acad emic institutions, in particular at the decision-making level" (7).
July 9, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In June, Ana Brnabic, an LGBTI businessperson, became prime minister of the new government, making her the first openly LGBTI prime minister" (page 30).
July 9, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Zambia

"There were no laws or cultural or traditional practices preventing women or members of minorities from voting, running for office, serving as electoral monitors, or otherwise participating in political life on the same basis as men or nonminority citizens. The Zambia National Women’s Lobby 2014 Gender Audit Report on the private and public sectors revealed low participation of women in decision-making positions within several government and quasi-government institutions and political parties. For instance the report revealed women’s participation in national executive committees of all political parties was very low, with the highest level of participation being 40 percent" (Pg 17).
July 4, 2019, 9:20 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Under the reign of King Abdullah, who died in 2015...He [the King]...added 30 women to the kingdom’s Shura Council, an appointed body that advises the monarchy" (para 14).
July 3, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"Electoral laws require that at least onethird of the candidates on party lists be women. Women hold 24 of the 65 seats in Parliament and several ministerial, vice-ministerial, and secretary of state positions. At the local level, at least three women must serve on every village council, which generally include 10 to 20 representatives, depending on the size of the village. Meaningful participation by women at the national and local levels, even when elected, may sometimes be constrained by traditional attitudes and stereotypes" (Pg 12).
July 3, 2019, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"Women were underrepresented in decision-making processes at all levels of political institutions. Female representation in all branches of government was less than 30 percent. There was one female minister but no ministers from minority groups. A deputy prime minister; the minister of labor, migration, and employment; and several deputy ministers were women. In the 63-member lower chamber of parliament, there were 12 female members and no minority group members. In the 33-member upper chamber of parliament, there were six women and two members of a minority group. Cultural practices discouraged participation by women in politics, although the government and political parties made efforts to promote their involvement, such as the...more
July 2, 2019, 12:52 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"In July 2014 the National Assembly increased from 25 to 30 percent the proportion of seats in the national and state assemblies drawn from state-level women’s lists. Women held 120 of the 426 seats (28 percent) in the National Assembly, 19 of 54 seats (35 percent) on the Council of States, and eight of 88 (9 percent) positions in the cabinet" (Pg 58).