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Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"But last week the Nordic nation found a far more potent ambassador for gender equality, when 34-year-old Social Democrat Sanna Marin was sworn in as prime minister, heading a coalition and a cabinet dominated by women. She is the youngest serving premier in the world, mother to a toddler, and heads a coalition of four other parties that are all led by women. Three of them, like her, are under 40" (para 4-5). "Since the start of this century it has had two female prime ministers – though both served only brief terms – and a widely liked female president who served for 12 years" (para 7).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Roselló’s replacement as governor, former secretary of state Wanda Vázquez, has long framed herself as an advocate for survivors of domestic abuse, as former head of the island’s Office for Women’s Rights" (para 33).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Roselló’s replacement as governor, former secretary of state Wanda Vázquez, has long framed herself as an advocate for survivors of domestic abuse, as former head of the island’s Office for Women’s Rights" (para 33).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Just three members of his [Shinzo's] cabinet of 20 are women" (para 18).
Dec. 31, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Liberal Democrat Education spokeswoman Layla Moran claimed victory over the announcement. She said: 'With 1 in 4 women saying they have experienced forms of period poverty, the Liberal Democrats have been fighting to ensure schools and hospitals are places where you can get free tampons and pads. However, this is not a silver bullet and we must continue to demand better for girls and women. It is vital the Conservative Government bring in more ambitious measures if we are to bring about the full eradication of period poverty'" (para 13-15).
Dec. 31, 2020, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Mr. López Obrador, a leftist populist, won the presidency more than a year ago by promising to transform Mexico into a more equal society, and he appointed the first cabinet with gender parity in Mexico’s history, giving prominent feminists top posts" (para 4).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:36 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Greece is poised to get its first female president after the country’s centre-right leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis took the unprecedented step of proposing a progressive female judge to assume the role of head of state" (para 1). "The historic step would, analysts said, go some way to redressing Mitsotakis’ poor record of appointing women. Just five were given cabinet positions when his New Democracy party ousted Syriza in July" (para 6). The historic step being referred to is a woman being proposed to be the country's first female president (CAT - CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Speaking to Radio Free Afghanistan on July 9, Saqim said the appointment of female deputies in all provinces has begun. 'One of the women is set to be appointed as deputy governor today in Logar Province, and this will continue in other provinces, as well,' he said" (para 3). "Vice President Amrullah Saleh also expressed support for including women in high-ranking government positions. In a recent tweet, he stated that 'each province, as a MUST, will have a [female] deputy governor. This is part of our structural reform to further empower women'" (para 7).
Dec. 17, 2020, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: GP-DATA-1

“A high court judge and ardent human rights advocate has been elected Greece’s first female president in a historic vote by parliament” (para. 1).“Inaugurating a new era for one of Europe’s more traditional nations, MPs overwhelmingly endorsed the nomination of Katerina Sakellaropoulou as head of state. No woman has held the post in the nearly 200 years since Greece proclaimed independence” (para. 2). “The election – less than a week after the centre-right leader proposed Sakellaropoulou – not only breaks with tradition in an EU state where few women hold political positions but has taken many in Mitsotakis’ own New Democracy party aback” (para. 4). “A mere five women currently...more
Dec. 17, 2020, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

“Ms Sahle-Work is an experienced diplomat who has now become Africa's only female head of state. Her election to the ceremonial position comes a week after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed a cabinet with half the posts taken up by women” (para. 1-2). “There may now be male-female parity in the new cabinet but elsewhere there is still a long way to go” (para. 6). “The last African female head of state was Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, who resigned in March over an expenses scandal. She denied any wrong doing” (para. 14).
Oct. 22, 2020, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"On November 13, Jeanine Áñez, second vice president of the Senate and a political opponent of Morales, took office as interim president in a highly controversial move that the Constitutional Court endorsed" (para 2).
Oct. 5, 2020, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam condemned the protest, calling it 'a riot'" (para 14).
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
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, GP-DATA-1

"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