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Sept. 13, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Viorica Dancila has been named as Romania's first female PM following the sudden resignation of Mihai Tudose. Ms Dancila, a member of the European Parliament, is regarded as an ally of the governing Social Democratic Party (PSD) leader Liviu Dragnea" (para. 1 - 2).
Sept. 13, 2018, 8:11 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Tamadur bint Youssef al-Ramah became deputy labor minister, a rare high-level job for a woman in the deeply conservative kingdom" (para. 2).
Sept. 12, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women held three of 17 ministerial positions: justice, tourism, and health" (para 89)
Sept. 12, 2018, 5 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"A total of 103 woman deputies have been elected to the 600-seat parliament in the June 24 poll" (Par. 1). "In the June 2015 and November 2015 elections, 97 and 81 female deputies were elected to the 550-seat parliament respectively, corresponding to 17.6 percent and 14.7 percent of all lawmakers in the national assembly" (Par. 2).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:20 a.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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:07 a.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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:06 a.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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women comprised six of the 32 cabinet members, three of the 15 Supreme Court justices--including the chief justice--17 of the 80 provincial governors, and 321 of the 1,633 mayors" (21).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women held three of the 15 ministerial positions and five of the 15 deputy minister positions announced as of December" (18).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"There were five women in the 24-member cabinet, two of whom held ministerial portfolios" (19).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:42 a.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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:39 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Following the 2013 elections, women filled three of 26 cabinet minister positions in the cabinet, or 11.5 percent of ministers, well below their 52 percent share of the population, as recorded in the 2012 census, and well below the equal representation required by the constitution. Women held three of 13 ministers of state positions and five of 24 deputy minister positions. NGOs also noted the cabinet minister positions occupied by women were less influential" (27).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Although traditional attitudes and societal roles continued to limit women’s participation in politics, women served in various roles in public office, such as minister of communications and information technology, chair of the Qatar Foundation, vice president of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) with ministerial rank, head of the General Authority for Museums, permanent representative to the United Nations, ambassadors to Croatia and the Holy See, and president of Qatar University. Two women served on the Central Municipal Council" (13-14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Female politicians featured prominently in media on a variety of matters, but authorities largely excluded them from senior decision-making positions. Following a government reshuffle in October, the 39- member cabinet included six women, two ministers and four ministers delegate. Several of the king’s senior advisors were women" (22). "...figures from the Civil Service Ministry stated that women held 29 percent of official posts in the country, compared with 16 percent in 2009" (28).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Two of the 19 cabinet ministers...were women" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Two members of the 50-seat National Assembly elected in 2013 were women, although both subsequently departed...but only one woman served as a minister in the cabinet" (26).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"On December 31, the president appointed 28 additional cabinet members, including 14 women and two Christians...Women led three cabinet ministries; not all cabinet members hold portfolios" (33).
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-1

“There are nine women of color in statewide executive elective office, including two governors...Two Governors—Nikki Haley of South Carolina, and Susana Martinez of New Mexico—are women of color (CAWP 2015d). Governor Haley is Indian American and Governor Martinez is Latina” (16)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-1

“The number of women in statewide elective executive office declined from 81 (out of 315) in 2004 to 78 (out of 317) in 2015” (4)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-1

“As of March 2015, six states had female governors: New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, and South Carolina. The largest number of female governors to have served simultaneously is nine, in both 2004 and in 2007. Throughout U.S. history, 36 women have served as governors in 27 states (CAWP 2015k), out of a total of more than 2,300 governors (National Governors Association 2015)” (15-16)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: 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" (9)
Aug. 28, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes the increase in the number of women in ministerial posts, from five to six of a total of 32 ministers, as at 15 January 2016. It is nevertheless concerned about the low representation of women in elected and appointed decision-making positions in the National Assembly, the Government, the judiciary, the civil service at the national, provincial and municipal levels and the diplomatic service" (page 8-9).
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
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"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).