The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
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Aug. 9, 2020, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"'Our biggest challenge is taking equality for granted. We relax too much. We think everything is done for good. This worries me,' said Gro Bruntland, Norway's first female prime minister" (para 28).
Aug. 9, 2020, 8:25 p.m.
Countries: Iceland

"After the shocking corruption and financial collapse in 2009, the government made an effort to include more women in seats of power to reduce corruption" (para 12).
July 26, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The presence of women in the public sector has shown rapid increase in the new millennium. The percentage of civil servants who are women rose from 17.4% in 2003 to 28.6% in 2011, while the percentage of women on national government advisory boards grew from 1.41% in 1995 to 32.9% in 2011. In terms of senior positions within the civil service, however, only 2.6% of women are at leadership levels, up slightly from 1.5% in 2003" (8).
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Two powerful women — the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, and her rival, Khaleda Zia — have taken turns at the country’s helm for years" (para. 2).
July 12, 2020, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In the same period [2014-2018], out of 147 ministers in governments at all levels, only 17 percent were women" (para. 18).
June 23, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In the self-governing bodies of settlements and hamlets there are 3,542 civil servants, of whom 571, or 16.1 per cent, are women. A total of 1,166 civil servants hold managerial posts, of whom 235, or 20.1 per cent, are women. Of the total number of female civil servants, 1,081 hold managerial posts, 7 are chairpersons of districts, 64 are deputy chairpersons of districts, and one woman is the head of the executive office of the President" (17). "At present, one woman holds the post of Minister of labour, migration and employment. In addition, the heads of the Committee on Women and the Family, the Committee on language and terminology and...more
June 23, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"After the presidential election in May 2017, changes have also been made in the composition of the Government. For the first time in history, on 30 June 2017 the National Assembly of the R Serbia appointed a woman as Prime Minister. Out of the 21 sectors of the Government, four are headed by women, one of whom is also a Deputy Prime Minister and the Chairperson of the CBGE" (27). "Five women are heads of administrative districts, while 12 are mayors of cities and chairpersons of municipalities (out of 168 in total). Out of the total number of civil servants, 62.4 per cent are women; women occupy 53.23 per cent...more
June 22, 2020, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Bamiyan is also home to the country’s only female provincial governor, Habiba Sarabi" (pg 23).
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"As for women in decision-making positions, the figures show very little participation by women in all institutions in the 2009-2012 period. In 14 ministries in 2012 the numbers of men and women were roughly equal. Of the 42 vice-ministers, only 12 were women. There were only three women Secretaries of State, compared to 17 men" (23). "Most of the candidates for elective office are men, who therefore have an advantage. In 2011, a woman was appointed Vice-President of the Republic" (23).
May 15, 2020, 6:53 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"[The Committee] notes that parity has been achieved in the Cabinet and in regional and departmental councils" (11).
April 23, 2020, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Slovakia's first female president, Zuzana Čaputová, a lawyer and environmental activist, was sworn in on Saturday June 15th, vowing to fight impunity and restore justice in a country largely affected by large-scale political corruption" (para. 1). "Čaputová, a lawyer and political newcomer, is now the youngest person to serve as president of Slovakia. She is sometimes called the “Erin Brokovich of Slovakia” for her decade-long struggle to close a toxic landfill in her hometown, which she succeeded in doing, earning her the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize. In a conservative Roman Catholic Country, Čaputová, a divorced mother of two, supports both LGBTQ rights and access to reproductive health care" (para. 4-5)....more
April 3, 2020, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

Table 25 shows women in management positions at the sub-national level in 2013 and 2016. At provincial/capital level there were 0 female governors in 2013 and 2016 out of 25 total. In 2013 there were 25 female deputy governors out of 150 (16.7%); in 2016 there were 27 female deputy governors out of 149 (17%). In 2013 and 2016 there were 0 female Director of Administration in 2013 and 2016 out of 24 and 15 total, respectively. In 2013 there were 4 female deputy director of administration out of 64 (6.3%); In 2016 there were 12 female deputy director of administration out of 78 (15.4%). In 2013 there were 60...more
April 1, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women served in the federal cabinet" (34).
March 4, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women have been very active in post-2011 Afghanistan. In 2002, 12% of the participants in the Loya Jirga, which began charting a post-Taliban political system, were women. Female representation rose to 20% in 2003’s Loya Jirga, which centered around the proposed constitution. Approximately 40% of voters were women. According to the PIRS report, Afghanistan grants 25% of seats to women in its lower house of parliament, the Wolesi Jirga, and 17% of seat to women in the upper house, the Meshrano Jirga. These quotas are specified in Articles 83 and 84 of the Afghan constitution. The quota system enforced guarantees 25% of seats for women in district and provincial councils,...more
Feb. 21, 2020, 3:29 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: GP-DATA-1

Table 8 shows the demographics by sex and region of the Regional Democratic Councils between 2011 and 2015. These are the local governments in this country. In region 1 over these years 81% of the members of the Regional Democratic Councils were women, in region 2 over these years 38% of the members of the Regional Democratic Councils were women, in region 3 over these years 19% of the members of the Regional Democratic Councils were women, in region 4 over these years 34% of the members of the Regional Democratic Councils were women, in region 5 over these years 38% of the members of the Regional Democratic Councils were...more
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).