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Latest items for GP-DATA-1

July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Ministerial posts have mostly been occupied by males (Table 21). Among high government officials, at agencies with functional autonomy, decentralized services, autonomous entities and public enterprises, circa 2011, women accounted for between 9 per cent and 29 per cent of the total (Table 22). At the departmental level, on average 17.8 per cent of those elected to departmental boards were women (Table 23). At the third level of government, 25 per cent of those elected to municipal governments were women. Flores has only one municipality—Villa Ismael Cortinas—and it is headed by a woman, while two of the three municipalities in Paysandú have female mayors. The departments of Cerro Largo, Florida...more
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Ten of 27 Ministers of the Crown (37 per cent) and seven of 20 Cabinet Ministers (35 per cent) are women" (page 11). "Local government and the Ministry of Health (MOH) worked with the New Zealand Society of Local Government Managers’ Electoral Working Party to promote greater gender and ethnic diversity in the 2013 local government elections. The proportion of women elected to local bodies has risen from one-quarter to one third (33 per cent) over the past 25 years, with the number of women candidates also increasing (to 31 per cent). Community and district health boards (DHBs) tend to have greater proportions of women standing compared to other electoral...more
June 25, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Today, the structure of the population of Turkmenistan is such that women make up more than 50 per cent of the population and are well represented in the elected bodies of the Government. Currently, the leadership of the country includes a substantial number of women, including the Deputy Prime Minister, ministers and deputy ministers, diplomatic staff, deputy heads of regional, city and district administrations, and the heads of media, universities and research institutions, and the leadership posts in the electoral commissions at the central and local levels" (22-23). "Women are also represented in the representative and executive bodies of the Government at all levels. The representative bodies of the people’s...more
June 8, 2018, 4:22 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Barbados elected its first female prime minister. Mia Mottley has emerged as victor in Thursday's elections, which has returned the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to power on the island of some 285,000 people for the first time in a decade" (para 1-2).
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey

"The Committee is concerned about the low participation of women at all levels of decision-making, both national and local, including within the Government and the parliament, which is below the global average and has even decreased following the elections of November 2015, and among the judiciary and civil service, and the lack of specific steps to address the underlying causes, including prevailing social and cultural attitudes" (page 13).
May 29, 2018, 7:51 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"While 80 percent of the population lived in rural areas where the village chief and council handled most everyday matters, fewer than 3 percent of village chiefs were women" (16).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The number of women ministers has declined since the last review" (9).
May 5, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"It notes with appreciation that parity has been achieved in the Cabinet. The Committee is concerned, however, about the persistent and very low percentage of women in the National Council, among mayors, in management positions and on supervisory boards of companies" (8).
May 4, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Countries: South Korea

"It’s only on the surface that South Korea has made strides toward equality for women. The first female president currently leads the nation" (pp 7)
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Australian Government appointed its first female Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, in September 2013. In November 2013, Senator Nova Peris OAM became the first Indigenous woman in the Australian Parliament. Julia Gillard became Australia’s first female Prime Minister in 2010. Australia’s first female Attorney-General, Nicola Roxon, was appointed in 2011, and Australia’s first female Governor-General, Dame Quentin Bryce AD, completed her term in office in March 2014. With the exception of SA, every Australian state and territory has had a female leader. Australia ensures women have a voice through a range of mechanisms. This includes through ministerial advisory councils and local community meetings that address specific issues" (Pg 22-23). "The...more
May 2, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"21 per cent of the Chinese Communist Party and 23 per cent of national civil service jobs. About 1 per cent of village committee chairs, which most directly relate to people’s everyday lives, are women. A woman has never been selected for the Standing Committee of the Politburo, the top governing body" (para 10).
May 2, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Japan, the wealthiest country in the region, falls far behind, with women holding only 11.5 per cent of nationally elected offices as of April 2016 and a mere 3 per cent of the senior-level positions in central government ministries and agencies as of early 2014" (para 5).
May 2, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In local politics, women also fare well, with 17 out of 80 provinces having voted for female governors in 2013. Since 2010, women have also made up 40–45 per cent of the highest civil service positions" (para 3).
May 2, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Despite this, only 4.5 per cent of high-level government positions are occupied by women, although this number should grow as women in entry-level positions climb the ranks. As The New York Times reported in 2010, ‘47 per cent of those who passed the state examination that selects midlevel officials to be groomed for senior posts in agencies other than the Foreign Ministry were women. In 1992 it was 3.2 per cent'" (para 8).
April 25, 2018, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women held three of the 19 seats in the cabinet following the October 7 cabinet shuffle and one of the three senior posts in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. As of October 5, there were two female governors out of 47 prefectures" (12).
April 23, 2018, 7:43 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"There were 122 women (approximately 24 percent) in the National Assembly; two female ministers in the 28-member cabinet" (36).
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