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Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women constituted approximately 4.5 percent of the membership of the Central Committee of the WPK but held few key WPK leadership positions"(11)."The constitution states that 'women hold equal social status and rights with men'; however, few women reached high levels of the party or the government"(13)
Nov. 9, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"An anti-establishment newcomer, capitalizing on anger over political corruption and deteriorating city services, trounced Premier Matteo Renzi's candidate in Rome's mayoral runoff Sunday to become the first woman to head City Hall in the Italian capital" (para 1).
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"She [Fatima Imam] addresses the challenges facing Nubian women, foremost among them the issue of genital mutilation, women's weak position in political affairs and the absence of a Nubian feminist movement in the public space, as well as the Islamization of society through the imposition of abayas (loose overgarments) on women'"(para 18)
Oct. 23, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Ms. Ardern, the leader of the Labour Party, will take over from Prime Minister Bill English, reversing Labour’s long-flagging fortunes and giving the country its youngest leader in more than 150 years" (para 2). "Before Ms. Ardern captured Labour’s leadership, the party had cycled through five leaders since the last Labour prime minister, Helen Clark, lost the 2008 election" (para 16).
Oct. 16, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"None of Kenya's 47 counties, which manage local infrastructure, are headed by a female governor, an influential position overseeing budgets worth billions of shillings" (8).
Oct. 5, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1, GP-DATA-1

"in 2005 the bylaws said that women could become the village head. Men protested against this, but a woman surpanch was elected. This is good for the forests, and we women benefit from it. Now even men have started supporting us" (1). This is a quote from a female farmer at 11:14 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 26, 2017, 7:45 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Germany, which has been led by the most powerful woman in the world for 12 years, has a woman problem" (para 4). "Even in politics, where the chancellor has proved a role model for many and has vowed to appoint a gender-balanced cabinet if re-elected, the number of women in Parliament is already certain to drop, whatever the outcome of the vote a week from Sunday" (para 6).
Sept. 26, 2017, 2 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"As part of Women's Voices Program funded by UN Women- Fund for Gender Equality; the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights (ECWR) cooperated with Radio Sawt El Arab to launch the radio program titled 'She& Her Sisters'. This program aims to support the Egyptian women and discuss the issues that affect the society in general and women in particular such as the political empowerment for women and their participation in the local councils and the parliament"(para 1)."It also will address political participation for women, the role of local councils, the importance of women's participation in the local councils, women's quota as stated in the Constitution"(para 5)
Sept. 22, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"And Macron, the new president, has appointed women — including Schiappa — to half of his Cabinet posts" (para 37).
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The appointment of a gender-equal Cabinet means Canada enjoys double the female representation of the United States; women make up just 25 percent of Washington's Cabinet of 16"(para 3)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Finland enjoys the best female representation at the top table of government. The Nordic nation has 10 women among its 16 ministers, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, a trans-national body whose latest figures were released on January 1"(para 10)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"While women make up just one-third of the United Kingdom's cabinet, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled a gender-equal 10-strong cabinet last year"(para 12)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Close behind [Finland] were Sweden and the Atlantic archipelago of Cape Verde, with 52.9 percent female [Cabinet] representation apiece, according to the IPU. Canada ranks in joint-third place, alongside France and the European principality of Liechtenstein"(para 11)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Close behind [Finland] were Sweden and the Atlantic archipelago of Cape Verde, with 52.9 percent female [Cabinet] representation apiece, according to the IPU. Canada ranks in joint-third place, alongside France and the European principality of Liechtenstein"(para 11)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"At the other end of the scale, U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have no women in their Cabinets"(para 13)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde, Sweden
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Close behind [Finland] were Sweden and the Atlantic archipelago of Cape Verde, with 52.9 percent female representation [in the Cabinet] apiece, according to the IPU"(para 11)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Incoming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined an elite global club Wednesday by appointing women to 50 percent of his Cabinet positions"(para 1)."The appointment of a gender-equal Cabinet means Canada enjoys double the female representation of the United States; women make up just 25 percent of Washington's Cabinet of 16"(para 3)."'Canada has never really had a gender-parity moment before [Justin Trudeau appointed a half female cabinet] so it's a big leap for us,' said Jonathan Malloy, an associate professor at Ottawa's Carleton University. 'Canadian politicians often talk about parity while running campaigns but it's a big deal to actually do it.'Malloy also noted that Canada 'has jumped from about 20th ...more
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2, LRCM-DATA-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-LAW-1, ERBG-DATA-2, MARR-PRACTICE-1, MARR-PRACTICE-5, MARR-LAW-1, MARR-LAW-4, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"Women in Iran are subject to pervasive discrimination both in law and practice, including in areas concerning marriage, divorce, child custody, freedom of movement, employment, and access to political office. Women and girls are inadequately protected against domestic and other violence, including early and forced marriage and marital rape"(para 17)
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: GP-DATA-1

The participation of women in the leadership of the Communist Party of Cuba is 16 percent in the Central Committee, 23 percent in provincial committees, and 22 percent in municipal committees. Although the proportion of women declines with the advancing hierarchy of office, women make up 24 percent of the National Committee, and it is worth noting that 50.5 of the leaders of the unions in the Office of Cuban Workers, “Central de Trabajadores de Cuba,” are women (EAP: P1) -Ministry of the Sugar Industry: 21 percent of its members are women, of which, 9 percent occupy positions in the Ministry. (NLI: P1) -During 2006 in the sugar agro-industry, 307 ...more
Aug. 16, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The [burkini] bans have also fueled an intense political debate and split the French government, with Mr. Valls expressing support for them and several female ministers opposing the restrictions, even as they voiced distaste for the garments"(para 25)
Aug. 15, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3, LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6, ASR-DATA-1

"'In the Maasai community, we have no female doctors, teachers, journalists or any other position in the government because of this practice,' says Ole Lelein Kanunga, a Maasai man leading the campaign against female genital mutilation. 'But since 2013, we said there will be no such practice in this community of Maasai'"(para 4)
Aug. 14, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Katharina Hild, a former team leader at the German Society for International Cooperation, worked closely with [Jamila] Afghani, training women who served on local councils. According to Ms. Hild, Afghani 'knows exactly how to find the best leverage for women’s rights.... Before the project, the women had no clear idea what it means to be a local councilor, but after an intense training program managed by NECDO they were much more confident'"(para 19)."A year ago, Afghani was appointed a deputy minister in the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled. But there is still not enough political will to address women’s issues in the government, she says"(para 21)more
Aug. 4, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Former Defence Minister Yuriko Koike has been elected governor of Tokyo, the first woman to lead Japan's capital. Ms Koike, running as an independent candidate, received more than 2.9 million votes in Sunday's election, beating her opponents by a wide margin" (para 1-2). "[Yuriko Koike] served as environment minister in 2003, and defence minister under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government in 2007" (para 20). Yuiko Koike is a woman (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
July 5, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-1

¨When Prime Minister Theresa May was photographed recently wearing a $1,250 pair of ´desert khaki´ leather pants, she was criticized as being excessive and out of touch, even as her defenders argued that no one talked about Mr. Trump’s far more expensive Brioni suits¨(para 13)
July 5, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-1

¨Al-Monitor: Are gender differences also impacted by the fact that most of the government’s ministers are men? Gamliel: I would assume that there is a connection, and that this is something else that should be investigated. By this I mean increasing the number of women in politics, in both the Knesset and the government. But just like I noted earlier, though positive decisions were made regarding the representation of women as well, we have been unable to implement them´´(para 13-14) Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/08/israel-social-equality-gamliel-interview-arab-women-likud.html#ixzz4lzdTWrq
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

Figure 1.1 shows how the percentage of women in elective offices have increased since 1979 to 2015. In the U.S. Congress, 3% was women in 1979 and that has increased to 19.4% in 2015. In State Legislatures, women made up 10% and has increased to 24.2% in 2015. Women made up 11% in Statewide Elective Office and has increased to 24.6% (11)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-1

Table 1.2 shows that women make up 24.6% of the women in statewide executive elected office and that women of color only make up 2.8% of that, specifically (9)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-1

Table B1.5 shows that in 2015 in Statewide Elected Executive Office, there are 72 women total, of which there are 65 white women, 3 Hispanic women, 1 Black woman, 1 Asian/Pacific Islander woman, 1 Native American woman, and 1 Multiracial woman (28)
June 20, 2017, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Ana Brnabić, 41, a graduate of the University of Hull, is also Serbia's first female [and openly gay] PM" (p 2)
June 13, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

“In 1979, women held 3 percent of seats in the U.S. Congress, 10 percent of state legislature seats, and 11 percent of statewide elective executive offices. The percentage of seats in the U.S. Congress held by women is now six times larger, and the percentage of state legislature and statewide elective executive offices held by women has more than doubled; yet, in the six year period between 2009 and 2015, women’s representation in Congress grew only minimally, from 16.8 percent to 19.4 percent. During this same time period, their representation in statewide elective executive offices also barely changed (increasing slightly from 22.6 percent to 24.6 percent), and their representation in ...more