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Jan. 19, 2018, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"A year later, then–King Abdullah appointed the first women to the country’s advisory parliament" (para 13). "Last December, King Salman appointed Al Maeena to the Shura Council, charged with advising the cabinet on legislation, where she continues to trumpet the importance of playing sports" (para 15).
Jan. 12, 2018, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women also assume four portfolios in the current 33 ministries: Manpower and Migration, Investment and International Cooperation, Social Solidarity, and Planning" (para 11).
Dec. 28, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-6

"Since the fall of the Taliban, measurable gains have been made for Afghan women in terms of their political participation, with women today even taking an active role in Afghanistan’s government and civil society: four of Afghanistan’s key ministries are led by women, a woman was nominated to the supreme court for the first time (although her nomination was later rejected), and four of Afghanistan’s embassies are run by women ambassadors" (para 2).
Dec. 8, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-DATA-2, LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"Despite recent high-profile examples, women hold very few powerful positions in politics or business" (para 10).
Dec. 2, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Nadia Ahmed Abdou is the first female to be appointed governor in Egypt after she was sworn into office on Thursday as the head of the Nile Delta Governorate of Beheira" (para 1). "Abdou was appointed deputy governor of Beheira in 2013 by the then-governor for her role in development and innovation in the governorate" (para 4).
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"At the provincial level, 32% of departments are led by Afghan women" (para 9).
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Today, the representation of Saudi women on the Shoura Council stands at 20 percent" (para 19).
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In Baakline, 15 people are elected to the city council, including the president of the municipality" (para 2). "Majed also emphasized the importance of the community, telling Al-Monitor, 'Municipalities are a lot about families, not necessarily politics. In small localities, active women get more visibility, especially with their personal network, whereas it's more difficult in bigger cities for women, as parties and big families have a lot of weight there'" (para 8).
Nov. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Renho Murata became the first woman and the first person with partial foreign ancestry to lead the Democratic Party, winning the election in a landslide" (para 1). "Her triumph caps a remarkable two months in which Japan has seen the election of Tokyo’s first female governor and the appointment of a female defense minister, only the second woman to hold that position" (para 2).
Nov. 27, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Hariri's newly appointed government is composed of 29 men and one woman, and a ministry for women's affairs was implemented for the first time in Lebanon" (para 2). "'There have already been women in the ministries of education, finance and social affairs, and no one can deny their ability to fill such positions'" (para 5).
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)