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July 31, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The country had an increasing number of female diplomats. Bureaucratic procedures largely restricted women working in the security services to employment in women’s prisons, at women’s universities, and in clerical positions in police stations, where they were responsible for visually identifying other women for law enforcement purposes" (37).
July 18, 2019, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-6

"The Committee notes the high level of representation of women in the judiciary, including at the highest level, but is concerned at the low level of representation of women in the parliament and in the Government at both the national and local levels and the underrepresentation of women in high-ranking positions in the diplomatic service" (7).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"In 2017, there were six women Ambassadors and 43 women (24.43 per cent) out of a total of 170 diplomatic officials held positions as counselor general, counselor, deputy counselor, attaché, and accountant" (39). "Cambodian women have participated in UN Peacekeeping Missions under the National Center for Peacekeeping Forces, Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance. From 2016 to 2017, 202 women (4,763 total) were deployed in eight countries in different capacities, including mine clearance, civil engineers, medical personnel and security. Cambodia is ranked 35 out of 121 countries and 3rd out of 10 ASEAN countries for participation in UN Peacekeeping Missions and ranks higher for women’s participation in UN Peacekeeping...more
July 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Women also served as ambassador to France" (p. 16).
July 4, 2019, 9:20 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"...the spokesperson for the Saudi Embassy in Washington is a woman, Fatimah Baeshen" (para 19).
June 21, 2019, 12:48 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-6

"The country had an increasing number of female diplomats. Bureaucratic procedures largely restricted women working in the security services to employment in women’s prisons, at women’s universities, and in clerical positions in police stations where they were responsible for visually identifying other women for law enforcement purposes" (Pg 32).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Women served... as permanent representative to the United Nations, and ambassadors to Croatia and the Holy See" (p. 13).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2

"It is also concerned about the continued low representation of women in elected and appointed decision-making positions; women hold only two ministerial posts and account for just 27 per cent of heads of mission in the foreign service, 16 per cent of members of Congress and less than 3 per cent of mayors" (9).
June 4, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The… minister of police [is a] women" (p. 11).
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"In keeping with the Federal Equal Treatment Act, women are given preference in the selection procedure for the diplomatic service if they are equally qualified as their male counterparts, in order to achieve a 50 per cent share of women. Overall, women’s representation in the diplomatic service has increased and currently stands at 35.6 per cent. Between 2011 and 2016, the number of women in leadership positions in the diplomatic service grew by roughly 20 per cent. However, women remain under-represented in high-level and higher ranked leadership positions in the foreign service in Austria as well as abroad" (20). "In 2011, a training programme for gender advisors of the European...more
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Committee is concerned at the low representation of women in political and public life, in decision-making positions, in particular in the State Duma and the Federal Council, in ministerial positions and in the diplomatic service, owing to persistent traditional and patriarchal attitudes, the lack of adequate measures, including temporary special measures, and insufficient capacity-building and campaign funding for potential women candidates, which impede the effective participation of women in political life" (7). "The Committee notes that the Russian Federation is a party to the Minsk peace agreements and to the protocol to the first Minsk agreement, which are aimed at the cessation of hostilities between Ukraine and the self-proclaimed...more
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Swedish Foreign Service action plan for feminist foreign policy, 2015-2018" (2). "t also notes with appreciation the State party’s adoption of a feminist foreign policy in 2015" (9).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The transitional government sought to expand political participation to formerly excluded groups, including women, youth, and minorities" (1). "In September authorities twice prevented Dr. Shafiqa al-Wahsh, director of the Women’s National Committee, from leaving the country to participate in meetings in preparation for peace talks. The Houthis stated they rejected her request because of the security situation in the country" (26). "Within the country’s limited professional sphere, women have low rates of representation in a range of fields, including the security sector" (39).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Committee notes with satisfaction the State party’s commendable efforts in the area of women, peace and security, such as the adoption of a national action plan on women and peace and security, covering the period 2016-2019, its engagement in missions charged with the reconstruction of conflict -affected countries and its active role in preventing and resolving conflicts in many regions. While recognizing that the State party conducts a human rights impact assessment, including with regard to women’s rights, before approving arms export licences, the Committee, however, notes with concern that public scrutiny of such assessments is not allowed" (14).
May 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, including the adoption or establishment of: (a) Second national action plan (2017) on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on women and peace and security" (2).
May 12, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: GP-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-6

"Yemeni women are demanding equal representation in a United Nations-led peace process aimed at ending the country’s devastating four-year war" (para 1). "The UN's special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths helped broker a deal between Yemen’s internationally recognised government and Houthi rebels in Sweden last December that agreed to a ceasefire in the port city of Hodeidah and a prisoner exchange. But the agreement is yet to be implemented, the government says because of rebel violations. Yemeni women say it failed to include their perspective.The parties included in the process 'must consult regularly with women, and to ensure women’s meaningful inclusion,' Muna Luqman told the UN Security Council this week....more
May 9, 2019, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The increase in the lashings of women comes as the group officially tries to appear more inclusive of women, recently announcing it was including dozens of women in their peace talks delegation" (para 6).
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The GoG is committed to enhancing women’s participation at the international level. Within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs women outnumber men by a significant margin; they represent 65.8 percent of all staff. At the end of 2016, the Director General and five of eight Directors were women, 2 of 10 ambassadors representing Guyana abroad were women, and 5 of 6 Consul Generals were women. During 2011 to 2015, three of the nine Heads of Missions were women in Cuba, South Africa and Brazil" (26-279.
April 30, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said his new team "shared the same vision of a progressive society that was both modernising and pro-European"." (para 1) "Including the prime minister, the 18-strong government is 61.1% female - the highest proportion in the country's history." (para 4). "Women have been given some of the biggest jobs in the new Spanish cabinet, including the defence, economy, finance and education portfolios." (para 5). "Margarita Robles, a close aide to the prime minister, gets the defence ministry...Josep Borrell, the former European Parliament president, will be foreign minister" (para 11).
April 27, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GP-DATA-2

""The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, including the adoption or establishment of the following: (...) (g) National Action Plan on Women and Peace and Security (2013-2016);" (2). "The Committee welcomes the State party’s third National Action Plan on Women and Peace and Security (2013-2016), in line with Security Council resolution 1325 (2000), which has been developed with the involvement of civil society actors, and commends the State party for its important role in humanitarian and development operations. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about: (a) The limited participation and inclusion...more
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The UAE women hold positions as diplomats in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The number of Emirati women in the diplomatic and consular corps at the ministry's headquarters is 175. ِAdditionally, 42 women work in the diplomatic corps at the UAE missions abroad. There are currently 4 women ambassadors in the diplomatic corps at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation" (Para 23).
April 25, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Women comprised 35 percent of deployed personnel to peacekeeping missions" (36).
April 22, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: GP-DATA-2

Table no. 16 presents an analysis of distribution of men and women at all positions in Ministries of BIH. In total 26% (40 employees, 143 civil servants and 0 managerial civil servants) of people working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are women and 33% (54 employees, 58 civil servants and 0 managerial civil servants) of people in the Ministry of Defense are women (12).Table no. 20 shows the number of Ambassadors and General Consuls in Diplomatic-Consular Offices of BiH, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through 2010 to 2014. A slight increase can be noted through each year. In 2010 there were 8 women (14,3%) and 48 men (85,7%). In 2011...more
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The BiH Ministry of Security reduced number of years of work experience for women who apply for peacekeeping missions from eight to five years. This resulted in an increase of women’s participation from around 16 per cent in 2009 to 30 per cent in 2016" (15). "In order to promote participation of women in peacekeeping missions, MoS BiH reduced number of years of work experience for women from 8 to 5 years, which resulted in increase in the number of women in peacekeeping missions, which currently stands at 30 per cent (increased by 6 per cent compared to 2014). As for the MoD of BiH, there has also been a...more
April 9, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Committee commends the State party on its commitment to Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and subsequent resolutions on women and peace and security, as well as on the launch of its first national action plan on women and peace and security in 2010. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about the lack of information regarding the development and adoption of a second national action plan, as well as measures taken to fill the gaps identified in the implementation of the first national action plan, which expired in March 2016" (10).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"There were no women in senior positions of military leadership" (p. 20).
March 22, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Further to contributing to the negotiation process, the TCGE [Technical Committee on Gender Equality] organized a number of gender-related activities, such as: a) A panel discussion on 10 March 2016 (to mark International Women’s Day) on how women are better at building peace, which was facilitated by UNFICYP and the UN Good Offices Mission in Cyprus; b) Meeting the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia during her visit to Cyprus on 5 and 6 May 2016; c) A conference, organized in November 2016, entitled 'Pathways towards Sustainable Peace: Building UNSC Resolution 1325 into the Cyprus Context', that brought...more
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"By 2016, in accordance with Act No. 1719 and the Constitutional Court’s rulings on the Inter-agency Strategy to Combat Impunity and Provide Comprehensive Care for Victims of Gender-based Violence in the Context of the Armed Conflict, mentioned in the eighth and ninth national reports, training with a gender perspective was being developed in the area of access to justice and protection, while the protection programmes of both the Attorney General’s Office and the National Protection Unit were disseminated and, chiefly in the municipalities of Mocoa, Cúcuta, Codazzi, Arauca and the area of María la Baja, self-protection workshops were held" (9). "In the context of the United Nations, Colombia has a...more
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"In establishing rosters of national candidates for election or appointment to international organizations, United Nations bodies and specialized agencies at senior and mid-level posts, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs focuses on the qualifications of candidates without discrimination on grounds of gender. Efforts are being made to put forward Kazakh nationals to work in United Nations agencies through secondment, and also through the fully-funded programme United Nations Volunteers" (22). "Madina Jarbussynova was until recently the head of the OSCE office of the coordinator of human trafficking (Vienna), Zahra Bektepova is on the staff of the OSCE office of the coordinator for environmental action (Vienna), and a number of Kazakh women are...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"In addition, the first woman official spokesperson has been appointed at the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs. That is the first Qatari woman to be appointed to that post" (1). "The number of women occupying important leadership and decision-making positions, and taking part in international representation, has increased. The last few years have seen an increase in the number of Qatari women working in the diplomatic corps. During the 1996-2002 period, there was a total of 18 women members of the State’s diplomatic Corps. By 2010, that number had risen to 38 diplomats. By 2017, the number of Qatari women attached to the diplomatic corps had risen to 90 women...more