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Latest items for GP-DATA-1

April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"I am pleased to inform the Committee that Fiji now has first woman Speaker of Parliament and the first woman Opposition Leader" (3).
April 14, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"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. It is also concerned about the low numbers of women professors in academic institutions and of women judges at all levels of the judiciary" (Pg 6).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Between 2007 and 2013, the number of women ministers decreased from 14.70 to 13.79 per cent" (21). "Women’s participation in leading the activities of local bodies (village development councils (CVDs) and municipal and regional councils) declined from 35.80 per cent in 2006 to 21 per cent in 2012" (34).
April 10, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"While welcoming the increased participation of women in public service and in the judiciary, the Committee remains concerned at the low percentage of women in political and public life, in particular in decision-making positions, including in the parliament, notwithstanding the 30 per cent quota for women candidates on party lists and in public administration, owing to persistent traditional and patriarchal attitudes, the lack of effective temporary special measures, limited access to political networks, insufficient capacity-building and campaign funding for potential women candidates and the compulsory financial contribution known as 'the candidate tax'. The Committee is also concerned that there have been no appointments of women as governors of provinces or ...more
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2

"The Committee is concerned at the low participation of women in political and public life, in particular their low representation in decision-making positions at all levels, including in the State Legislative Council (6 per cent), at the ministerial level (12 per cent) and among heads of overseas missions of the foreign service (15 percent), owing to persistent traditional and patriarchal attitudes regarding the role of women in society. The Committee is also concerned at the lack of policies and measures, including temporary special measures, to increase the participation of women in political and public life" (Pg 6-7)
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"At present, there is a female Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, who is also Minister of Development and Planning, in charge of the formulation of State development plans" (15).
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Committee is also concerned that, despite some improvements, the numbers of women in decision-making posts in the executive branch of government (8 per cent in mayorships, 10-30 per cent in various executive bodies) and the diplomatic service remain low. While welcoming the very high proportion of women in the judiciary, the Committee regrets that only 8.2 per cent of justices on the Supreme Court of Justice are women and that a number of public bodies have fewer than 35 per cent women" (page 7-8).
April 4, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned about the slow increase in the number of women elected to the National Assembly and the low representation of women in decision -making positions at the national and local levels" (7).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"...the proportion of female village chiefs is extremely low at 2 per cent" (8).
April 3, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Committee commends the State party on its high-level delegation, which was headed by the Minister of Justice, Noeline Ramanantenasoa, and included representatives of the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Population, Social Protection and Promotion of Women, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of National Education and the Permanent Mission of Madagascar to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva" (page 1). "The Committee remains concerned at the low representation of women in decision-making positions, in particular in the diplomatic service (ambassadors: 0 per cent) and in other international organizations, as well as at the community level (regional heads: 0 per cent; elected mayors: 5 ...more
April 2, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a gender-balanced cabinet in accordance with an earlier pledge, with 11 of 22 posts taken by women" (para 1).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, about the underrepresentation of women, especially indigenous women, in high-level decision-making positions in the Government, in particular at the departmental and municipal levels" (8).
March 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Namibia

"The Committee commends the State party for its achievements in attaining 47 per cent representation of women in Parliament during the presidential and parliamentary elections held in 2014. The Committee is concerned, however, that those achievements were based on voluntary commitments of political parties to increase the participation of women in politics and that proposals to amend the electoral law, with the aim of having more prescriptive measures to accelerate the participation of women in political life, were rejected. The Committee is particularly concerned at the low representation of women in the judiciary, ministerial positions and senior positions in the diplomatic service, and at the regional and local levels of ...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia

"While noting the measures taken by the State party to promote the participation of women in political life, such as the appointment of a female Vice-President, the Committee is concerned that the participation of women in political and public life remains very low. It is particularly concerned: (a) That women’s representation in the National Assembly remains very low and has even decreased from 13.2 per cent in 2002 to 9.4 per cent in 2015; (b) That women are underrepresented in local councils; (c) That only 4 of 19 ministries are headed by women and there are no women governors or mayors. In line with its general recommendation No. 23 on ...more
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"With regard to women’s participation in municipal councils, a slight increase occurred during 2012-2015 in positions of councillor, which rose to 18.7 per cent; those serving as alderman 26.3 per cent and those serving as alternate aldermen rising to 31.5 per cent" (23).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"[Turkey] elected its first, and only, female prime minister in 1993" (para 27).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Committee remains concerned, however, at the low participation of women in the National Assembly (22 per cent), in the Government (15 per cent of ministerial positions)" (9).
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Committee commends the State party for its delegation, which was headed by the Principal Secretary in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Khangeziwe Mabuza. The delegation included representatives of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Permanent Mission of Swaziland to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva" (page 1) (Coder comment: Khangeziwe Mabuza is a woman - ARR).
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

“The committee includes male and female members of the Consultative Council. Seventy per cent of its members are women” (18). The Consultative Council is a council in the legislative branch concerned with human rights (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). “The General Educational Evaluation Commission was established under Cabinet Decision No. 120 of 22/4/1434 A.H. (23/2/2014). The commission is an independent legal entity that has administrative and financial independence. It employs many women in leadership posts and is organizationally subordinate to the Prime Minister” (18).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Regarding municipal presidencies, the local electoral process 2015-2016 shows that the percentage of female municipal presidents increased from 8.9% to 13.4%" (page 30).
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Senior government positions including the office of the Chief Justice, the Attorney General, Chairperson of the University Grants Commission, Secretaries to Ministries including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice have been / or are being held by female government officers" (9). "Despite the statistically low figure of women legislators, it is noted that for more than 22 out of the 67 years since Sri Lanka gained independence, executive power in the country has been wielded by elected women leaders. (Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike, the world’s first elected female Prime Minister; President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Sri Lanka’s first female executive President governed from 1994 to 2005. She ...more
Feb. 28, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"There has been marked progress in the representation of women in key Cabinet positions — The number of women Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya’s Cabinet has increased. Women Cabinet Secretaries and Principal Secretaries constitute 33.3 per cent and 26.9 per cent respectively" (22). "Women are at the helm of 4 of the key National Commissions — The chairpersons of Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, the Chairperson of the National Gender and Equality Commission, the Chairperson of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, Public Service Commission and the Budget Controller. Women also occupy the positions of the Vice Chairpersons of the Commission on the Implementation of the Constitution and the National Land ...more
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"A gender analysis of the civil servants of Moldova, we find that men accounted for 47.6%, and women - for 52.4% of the total number of persons employed in public administration (see Table 3). Although the situation seems to be favorable for women, they are under-represented in positions of public dignity (27.8%) and high level executive positions (33.3%), and public positions with special status (14.8%). Thus, women play a less important role in the decision making process. On the other hand, women constitute the largest share in management and execution public functions (Annex 19)" (Pg 22). According to the table 3: Civil Servants (2010), there is a larger percentage of ...more
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"It is concerned, however, about the very low participation of women at all levels of decision-making, including within the Government (6.3 per cent), the Consultative Council (1.2 per cent), the Council of State (15.3 per cent, upon appointment by the Sultan), municipal councils (3.5 per cent)" (10).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"There is 1 woman out of 18 members of the Executive Committee, which is the highest executive authority of the Palestine Liberation Organization. She is the first woman to be elected to the Executive Committee since the founding of the Palestine Liberation Organization" (25). "There are four women ministers — at the Ministry of the National Economy, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Environment Quality Authority [out of 24 total ministers]" (27). "The head of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, who has the rank of minister, is also a woman" (28).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"After the election in 2010 the average proportion of women in municipal and county council assemblies is 43 and 48 per cent respectively. The under-representation of women is more pronounced among elected representatives who are over 50, while the gender distribution is more even among younger elected representatives. The proportion of women among candidates to municipal assemblies has increased from 37 per cent in 1991 to 41 per cent in 2010. The chance for a woman candidate to take a high placing on the parties’ lists of candidates has increased in recent years and is now even slightly higher than for men. The proportion of women placed in electable positions ...more
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"[...] the Committee is concerned that despite the 30 percent minimum quota in place at the time of the last elections, the number of women elected to the national Parliament remains extremely low (15/127). It further notes the low number of women appointed to ministerial positions (7/29) and as Ambassadors (7/32)," (7).
Jan. 25, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"...three female ministers in the 34-person interim cabinet (Ministry of Tourism and Sport, Ministry of Industry, and Ministry of Commerce)" (31). "According to the Office of the Civil Service Commission, women held 17 percent of executive-level civil service positions, a significant decrease from 2014" (38).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"the Committee remains concerned about...The underrepresentation of women in trade unions, in the executive branch, especially in decision-making positions, and in the private sector and as heads of provincial and municipal administrations" (10).
Jan. 19, 2018, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"A year later, then–King Abdullah appointed the first women to the country’s advisory parliament" (para 13). "Last December, King Salman appointed Al Maeena to the Shura Council, charged with advising the cabinet on legislation, where she continues to trumpet the importance of playing sports" (para 15).