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Latest items for GP-DATA-1

April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Currently there are two women ministers in the CoM of BIH, a significant increase (25 per cent female ministers) has taken place in the Government of the FBiH, there has been a decrease in representation of women in ministerial positions in the cantons. There are 25 per cent of women in the RS government, including a prime minister (now in the second term). In the Local Elections in 2016 there was a slight increase in the number of elected women. Six women (4.3 per cent) were elected mayors, in comparison with 3.6 per cent in 2012. The share of women in the composition of the councils/assemblies is 18.34 per cent,...more
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women were mayors in only 14 percent of all cities and towns" (p. 21).
April 16, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Committee notes the 3 per cent increase in the representation of women following the local government elections in September 2016 and commends the State party for formulating a national plan of action to promote gender equality in elected office" (7) "Women occupy only 8 per cent of seats in the National Assembly and 10 per cent in local governments. Women remain underrepresented in decision-making positions, in particular as ministers, judges and diplomats and at the higher levels of authority in the civil service" (7).
April 12, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Six of the 30 members of the Executive Council (cabinet-level secretaries and “nonofficial” councilors who advise the CE) were women. . . . Thirteen of the 45 most senior government officials (secretaries, undersecretaries, and permanent secretaries) were women" (page 110).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In that regard, during the last legislative term, 3 women Vice-Presidents were appointed compared with 8 men, 2 women bureau secretaries were appointed compared with 10 men, and 3 women chairs of permanent commissions were appointed compared with 3 men; and a woman was appointed by a ministry to chair a commission" (6).
April 10, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"As of September the 23-member cabinet included four women and one Druze minister. One woman was a deputy minister; there were no Arabs" (33).
April 10, 2019, 11:19 a.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: GP-DATA-1

According to the 2018 CIA database, 15% of ministerial positions in Eritrea (3 out of 20 total positions) are held by women. This equates to a 2 on a 0 to 4 scale and suggests mediocre representation of women in ministerial positions (CODER COMMENT - HGM).
April 10, 2019, 11:19 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: GP-DATA-1

According to the 2018 CIA database, 5.7% of ministerial positions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (3 out of 52 total positions) are held by women. This equates to a 4 on a 0 to 4 scale and suggests very poor representation of women in ministerial positions (CODER COMMENT - HGM).
April 9, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"The Committee commends the State party on the appointment of a Cabinet with gender parity. It also notes with appreciation the high number of women judges on the Supreme Court of Canada and at other levels of the judiciary at the federal, provincial and territorial levels" (12).
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"All cabinet-level ministers were men" (29).
April 9, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Five of the 13 cabinet ministers and one of 19 mayors were women" (p. 8).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"According to UN reports, the number of female ministers decreased from 27.3 percent in 2016 to 20 percent in 2017" _(p. 189.
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"There were 32 women in the 193-seat National Assembly and 56 women among the 462 elected local councilors" (para 72). "There were four women in the 20-member cabinet" (para 72).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women constituted… more than half of the provincial presidents" (p. 20).
March 22, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women’s participation in Municipal Councils has also gradually increased, but remains poor. Based on the Municipal Elections of 18 December 2016, only four women were elected mayors out of a total of 39 (10.26%) and 88 women were elected members of the Municipal Councils out of 1891 (4.65%). Some 21 women were elected heads/presidents of Village/Community Councils out of 256 (8.2%), 209 women out of 1407 (14.85%) were elected members of the Village/Community Councils; and 99 women out of 219 (45.2%) were elected members of the School Boards" (21).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Although women comprised 56.6 percent of the civil service, they filled only 37.4 percent of the civil service’s high-level positions" (20).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In August the National Coalition for the Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces held internal elections in Istanbul, resulting in the re-election of the Syrian Opposition Coalition President, Khaled Khoja, as well as two vice presidents, one of whom was a woman, Nagham al-Ghadri" (para 171). "The government, formed after the 2014 election, included three female members: Vice President Najah al-Attar; Minister of State for Environmental Affairs Nazira Serkis; and Minister of Social Affairs Kinda al-Shammat" (para 175). "While women served in the judiciary, parliament, and high levels of government, the government often denied them decision-making positions" (para 199). "Women did not hold an equal share of political positions in local...more
March 19, 2019, 8:48 a.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"11% of ministerial positions in Kosovo (3 out of 28 total positions) are held by women"
March 19, 2019, 8:48 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"3% of ministerial positions in Uzbekistan (1 out of 34 total positions) are held by women"
March 18, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Moon Jae-in was elected president in an early election following the impeachment of former president Park Geun-hye" (1) Park Geun-hye was the first femal president in South Korea and East Asia (AMG-CODER COMMENT). "In early 2017, during its investigation of the influence-peddling scandals involving former president Park Geun-hye and her close confidante Choi Soon-sil, the independent counsel found that close aides to Park had been involved in compiling a blacklist of Park’s critics" (10) Park Geun-hye was the first femal president in South Korea and East Asia (AMG-CODER COMMENT).
March 15, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In national elections held in 2014, Dilma Rousseff won a second four-year term as president. Observers considered the elections free and fair. In August 2016 congress impeached Rousseff for violating budget laws, and Vice President Michel Temer assumed the presidency as required by the constitution. In October 2016 voters participated in nationwide municipal elections widely considered free and fair" (p. 12).
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In 2013–2016, in compliance with Act No. 581/2000, women made up some 36 per cent of officeholders at the highest decision-making level" (21). "Women’s share of posts at other decision-making levels averaged 41 per cent in 2013–2016, with the Legislative Branch still in the lead at 47 per cent on average; in the judiciary the corresponding rate was 30 per cent" (21). "With regard to the participation of ethnic minorities and women with disabilities, the Department of Public Service Administration has since 2016 been gathering information that is highly relevant to any discussion of women’s actual access to senior decision-making levels, including the highest, within the public service. The following...more
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Secretary of State is a woman; she heads the National Commission. In 16 ministries, one woman is the Minister for Labour and Social Protection, nine women are deputy ministers, and two women are permanent secretaries" (4).
March 7, 2019, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"At the end of the year, there were three female governors out of 47 prefectures" (p. 10).
March 7, 2019, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Of the country’s 30 ministers, eight were women" (page 14).
March 1, 2019, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, GP-DATA-1

"McDonald's vice president is also a woman: Michelle O'Neill, 40. It's the first time the top two leaders of Sinn Fein have been women. The party has only had one other female president in its history: Margaret Buckley, elected in 1937." (para 8).
Feb. 25, 2019, 11:17 a.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"22% of ministerial positions in Haiti (5 out of 23 total positions) are held by women"
Feb. 22, 2019, 11:21 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"21% of ministerial positions in the United States (5 out of 24 total positions) are held by women"
Feb. 22, 2019, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"9% of ministerial positions in Gambia (2 out of 22 total positions) are held by women"
Feb. 22, 2019, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"0% of ministerial positions in North Korea (0 out of 101 total positions) are held by women"