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Latest items for GP-DATA-1

Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-6

"The Committee is particularly concerned at the lack of information on the representation of women in the judiciary, senior positions in the diplomatic service, academic institutions and the civil service" (page 8-9).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women… occupied three of the 11 cabinet-level positions in government ministries" (9).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"Nonetheless, the number of women in politics and the judiciary remained very small. The Ministry of Family and Social Policies reported that two governors (Kirklareli and Sinop), 17 subgovernors, and 12 deputy governors were women" (page 49).
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Last week, the Horn of Africa country named Sahle-Work Zewde to the largely ceremonial post of president, also the first woman to hold that post...As president she is expected to serve two six-year terms." (para 9, 16).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Ninety-nine percent of decision-making village leaders are male, so women’s perspectives are completely absent" (page 27).
Nov. 14, 2018, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Given her hard work in politics, today Ramírez makes history by becoming the first female vicepresident in Colombia. This could be translated as a great step for women on the political plane" (para 3).
Nov. 14, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"For the first time in the country's history, Colombians will have a female vicepresident. The vicepresidential formulas of Iván Duque and Gustavo Petro are Martha Lucía Ramírez and Ángela María Robledo, respectively" (para 2).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"That women are underrepresented (27.3 per cent) on the National Committee for Implementing International Human Rights Treaties and that there is an absence of information on the women’s rights expertise of its members" (4). "The Committee remains concerned that the representation of women in highlevel posts, the Supreme People’s Assembly, local assemblies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, higher education, the judiciary and the security and police forces remains extremely weak" (8).
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The 22-member cabinet included three women, and one woman and one Druze were deputy ministers; there were no Arabs" (para 117). "A government resolution requires ministers to appoint women to the directorates of government-owned companies until representation reaches 50 percent; at the end of 2014, women’s representation was at 44 percent (see also section 7.d.). The law requires that at least one of two governmental representatives on the Committee for Appointment of Religious Judges be a woman; in July authorities appointed seven men and four women to the committee" (para 156)
Oct. 31, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Abe isn’t exactly helping. After his re-election as party leader in September, he formed a new 19-member cabinet with just one woman" (para. 8).
Oct. 28, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Ethiopia’s new Cabinet is now a record 50 percent female, including the country’s first woman defense minister, after lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously approved the nominations put forward by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed" (para 1).
Oct. 28, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"Rwanda has received international recognition for female representation in government, with women making up 43 percent of its Cabinet and 61 percent of parliament members" (para 11).
Oct. 28, 2018, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Canada, France
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in recent years unveiled 'gender-balanced' Cabinets" (para 4).
Oct. 25, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Aung San Suu Kyi was the only woman in a cabinet of 22 ministers serving at the national level. The representation of women at both the national and the state and regional levels was more than 10 percent among elected representatives. Women led two subnational governments, including the chief ministers of Kayin State and Tanintharyi Region" (34).
Oct. 25, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"ECWR expresses its welcome and support for the Parliament’s approval on the ministerial reshuffle yesterday, in which four different ministries were reshuffled, women’s share includes two ministers. Women have received a half of the partial ministerial reshuffle. This reshuffle represents a shift in terms of increasing the number of female ministers, and the type of ministries. Inas Abdel-Dayem, who appointed as a Minister of Culture, and Rania El-Mashat, who appointed as a Minister of Tourism, are the first women to head their respective ministries in Egypt’s history. Thus, the number of women ministers has become 6 women, of which 4 women ministers are already exist in the current Cabinet" (para...more
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women served in senior government positions during the year, including the vice president for legal affairs, the minister of environmental protection, the minister of women and family affairs, and the foreign ministry’s spokesperson" (para 126)
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"As of August women held 7.6 percent of all mayor and regent positions. There were no female governors. As of August less than 7 percent of registered candidates for the December regional elections were women" (para 119). "President Jokowi’s cabinet reflected the ethnic and religious diversity of the country and included more women than any previous cabinet (eight of 34 cabinet appointees" (para 120)
Oct. 12, 2018, 12:31 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Several political appointments were also announced, including the promotion of a woman, Tamadar bint Yousef al-Ramah, to the position of deputy minister of labour and social development" (para 2).
Oct. 11, 2018, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Some 14 percent of the parliament in DRC is comprised of women" (para 5).
Oct. 9, 2018, 7:39 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-1

On July 25 (2018) were the Presidential Elections where Meral Akşener (the only woman candidate) got 7.44% of votes, meaning 3.459.501 votes (JSM - Coder comment).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: VOTE-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"Their representation in this island nation, still reeling from a protracted civil war, remains at a miserable 2 percent of local government posts, though women make up more than 51 percent of registered voters" (para 2).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:11 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The second most important political position in the country (mayor of Mexico City) also went to a woman" (para 3). "AMLO also announced a gender parity cabinet, with women in top posts: energy, labor and social welfare, and the economy. He has picked a woman to be minister of government — the most influential position in the administration" (para 22). AMLO is the nickname given to Andrés Manuel Obrador López, Mexico's elected president in 2018 (CCS-CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 3, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Independent High Authority for Elections said May 9 that Tunisian women accounted for 47.7% of the total number of winners and headed 29.55% of the lists in the May 6 municipal elections" (para. 1 )."Abdel Rahim told Al-Monitor, 'We hope a woman can fill the position of president or prime minister for the first time in the elections that will be held in 2019'" (para. 4). It shows that never a woman has been president or prime minister in Tunisia. (JSM - coder comment). "There are no women in Tunisia who currently head a political party, and women have never held the post of president or prime minister since...more
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Several of South America’s top economies were led by women: ...Socialist Michelle Bachelet had two turns as president of Chile—from 2006 to 2010, and from 2014 to 2018" (para. 4).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Several of South America’s top economies were led by women: ... Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party led Brazil from 2011 until her impeachment in 2016" (para. 4).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Several of South America’s top economies were led by women: Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of the Peronist party governed Argentina from 2007 to 2015" (para. 4).
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"There was one female minister in the Council of Ministers" (para 202)
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Ministerial portfolios currently held by Omani women include the Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Education. A woman holds the rank of minister in the Public Authority for Crafts. A woman serves as deputy minister in the Ministry of Manpower and in the Ministry of Tourism. A number of leading supervisory posts are held by women, including the posts of ambassador, adviser, expert, director general, assistant director general, assistant to the president of the university and department director (see annex 13 — List of posts held by women in senior, middle and direct management)" (Pg 19).
Sept. 13, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Viorica Dancila has been named as Romania's first female PM following the sudden resignation of Mihai Tudose. Ms Dancila, a member of the European Parliament, is regarded as an ally of the governing Social Democratic Party (PSD) leader Liviu Dragnea" (para. 1 - 2).
Sept. 13, 2018, 8:11 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Tamadur bint Youssef al-Ramah became deputy labor minister, a rare high-level job for a woman in the deeply conservative kingdom" (para. 2).