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June 14, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In the National Assembly inaugurated on June 9, men encumbered more than 94 percent of seats. Twenty of the 360 members of the House of Representatives and eight of the 109 senators were women. Six of the 36 cabinet members who took office in mid-November were women" (Pg 28).
June 11, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Following the 19th Party Congress, one member of the CCP Central Committee’s 25-member Politburo was a woman. There were no women in the Politburo Standing Committee" (48). "In March, Carrie Lam was elected to be the SAR’s first female chief executive [in Hong Kong]" (123).
June 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"It can be highlighted, for example, the increase of women’s representation in minister’s positions from 15.3% in 2004 to about 29% in 2014; and between the Deputies of the Assembly of the Republic, from 28% in 2004, to 40% in 2014" (9). "The progress on women’s participation in politics and decision making bodies is significant. In the Government, the proportion of female Ministers increased to 28% in 2014, the proportion of female Vice Ministers increased from 18% to 20% and the Provincial Governors’ went from a nil representation to 36% in the same period. Currently, 24% of the diplomats are women" (15). "Note that the 28% of female Ministers is...more
June 10, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"At the local level, at least three women must serve on every village council, which generally include 10 to 20 representatives, depending on village size. In the local elections, the number of female village chiefs increased from 11 to 21" (p. 10).
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The king appointed 10 women to the upper house. The last government reshuffle took place on June 14. The 29-member cabinet included three female ministers: the minister of information and communications technology and public sector development, the minister of tourism and antiquities, and the minister of social development" (27).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"However, no woman was elected President of a Town Hall. There were no women candidates to Presidential elections" (16). "In public administration, in 2014, out of 106 decision making officials, 37 (35 per cent) are women and 69 men (65 per cent)" (17).
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In 2015 Ameenah Gurib-Fakim became the first female president of the country... One-third of elected candidates in the 2012 village and municipal elections were women" (p. 9).
June 4, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The president of the Senate [is a] women" (p. 11).
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Currently, 25 per cent of members of the Federal Government (ministers and state secretaries) are women. Between 2011 and 2013, more than 40 per cent of Austrian ministers were female" (10). "Only 7 per cent of all mayors are female" (10).
June 4, 2019, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"President Talon appointed only four female ministers to his 22-member cabinet and one woman among the prefects administering the country’s 12 geographic departments" (p. 12).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"During the year only one woman served in the 12-member Cabinet of Ministers" (p. 20).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Presidential and legislative elections took place in January 2016. Democratic Progressive Party candidate Tsai Ing-wen won the presidency… With her election in 2016, President Tsai Ing-wen became Taiwan’s first female president" (p. 9 - 10).
May 29, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Five of the nine candidates in the October 22 presidential election were women, and the cabinet included eight women ministers" (p. 10).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia

"The Committee is concerned at the low representation of women in political and public life, in decision-making positions, in particular in the State Duma and the Federal Council, in ministerial positions and in the diplomatic service, owing to persistent traditional and patriarchal attitudes, the lack of adequate measures, including temporary special measures, and insufficient capacity-building and campaign funding for potential women candidates, which impede the effective participation of women in political life" (7).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Tthe Committee commends the State party on the consistently high rate of representation of women in political and public life and welcomes the work on gender mainstreaming of the Sami parliament" (9).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Committee commends the State party for its efforts to increase the representation of women in decision-making positions, such as the development of an action plan intended to achieve at least 30 per cent representation of women in the senior civil service" (9).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In 2016 women occupied 56.2 percent of senior administrative positions at government institutions" (p. 20).
May 24, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"Although 80 percent of the population lived in rural areas where the village chief and council handled most routine matters, fewer than 3 percent of village chiefs were women" (p. 14).
May 14, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

According to a 2018 news report, 28.9% of ministerial positions in Liberia (24 out of 83 total positions) are held by women (CODER COMMENT - HGM).
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women have also been appointed to key decision-making portfolios which include Director of Public Prosecutions, Director of Budget, Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Registrar of the Supreme Court, Registrar of the Land Registry, Registrar of the Deeds Registry, and Registrar General of the General Registrar’s Office. On the Constitutional Commissions, the WGEC and RCC, these eighteen-member bodies comprise 17 women and 13 women respectively. During the period, five of the fourteen Permanent Secretaries were women who were appointed to the Ministries of Public Security, Education, Social Protection, Foreign Affairs, and Legal Affairs" (25)."The current Executive appointed ten women as Ministers; three women hold positions as Cabinet members,...more
May 7, 2019, 11:16 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"There were 16 women in the 132-member PLC, which represented West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem districts, and there were three women in the 23-member PA cabinet" (101). "Hamas generally excluded women from leadership positions in the de facto ministries in Gaza" (101).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"There were no female provincial governors" (p. 18).
April 30, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Including the prime minister, the 18-strong government is 61.1% female - the highest proportion in the country's history." (para 4).
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"With regards to women in leadership positions, Egypt has moved from the 99th in 2016 instead of the 101th in 2015 and the 116th out of 142 in 2014. According to the 2016 Gender Gap Report. It is worth mentioned that the Gender Gap Report assesses the situation based on the ministerial positions are occupied by women in the government. However, according to the monitoring of ECWR, the status of women in leadership positions still witnesses a decline" (5). "In March 2016, a cabinet reshuffle was conducted resulting in the appointment of one female minister Dalia Korshid as Investment Minister, among 10 new ministers. Dr. Nehal El Mogharbel was appointed...more
April 27, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Committee notes as positive the measures taken to advance the achievement of substantive equality in the State party; however, it remains concerned about the underrepresentation of women in extraparliamentary commissions and other bodies, governing bodies of companies and institutions closely connected with the Federation, as well as their underrepresentation in high-level management and decision-making positions" (6).
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Among the 29 ministers of the new government, 8 are women constituting almost 27 per cent of the total ministers. Women ministers handle the new portfolios of tolerance, happiness and youth. The Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Shamma bint Sohail Faris Al Mazrui was 22 years old when she took office in early 2016" (Para 17).
April 25, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Following the 2013 elections, women filled three of 24 cabinet minister positions, well below their 52 percent share of the population, as recorded in the 2012 census, and well below the equal representation required by the constitution. Women held four of 12 minister of state positions and six of 24 deputy minister positions. Women’s rights organizations noted the cabinet minister positions occupied by women were less influential" (29). "At the local government level, women held approximately 17 percent of councilor positions nationwide" (29).
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Currently there are two women ministers in the CoM of BIH, a significant increase (25 per cent female ministers) has taken place in the Government of the FBiH, there has been a decrease in representation of women in ministerial positions in the cantons. There are 25 per cent of women in the RS government, including a prime minister (now in the second term). In the Local Elections in 2016 there was a slight increase in the number of elected women. Six women (4.3 per cent) were elected mayors, in comparison with 3.6 per cent in 2012. The share of women in the composition of the councils/assemblies is 18.34 per cent,...more
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women were mayors in only 14 percent of all cities and towns" (p. 21).
April 16, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Committee notes the 3 per cent increase in the representation of women following the local government elections in September 2016 and commends the State party for formulating a national plan of action to promote gender equality in elected office" (7) "Women occupy only 8 per cent of seats in the National Assembly and 10 per cent in local governments. Women remain underrepresented in decision-making positions, in particular as ministers, judges and diplomats and at the higher levels of authority in the civil service" (7).