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Latest items for GP-DATA-2

Oct. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Women carried a special burden on their shoulders during the republic’s two wars. Men fought on both sides, and for those who didn’t, it was dangerous to move through the republic’s numerous checkpoints. They could be arrested, abducted, tortured or killed. Women became the main breadwinners, took care of children, cleared away debris and repaired damaged houses. They negotiated with the military, and when men were abducted by security services they blocked roads, protested, spent days in official institutions trying to establish their whereabouts, and searched through mass graves. Some eventually started to document crimes and became outspoken human rights defenders"(para 12)."Women in the North Caucasus are not only victims ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GP-DATA-2

“Women with disabilities are not involved in policymaking. Although there is increasing recognition of the need to put women at the centre of peace and security efforts, women and girls with disabilities are rarely included explicitly" (para 14).
Jan. 31, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"And in March, Ziada – a prominent voice of Egypt’s 2011 revolution – was invited to be a member of the government’s National Council for Women, on their foreign affairs committee. The role will require her to represent Egyptian women on the world stage, as well as look into international conventions and treaties concerning women’s rights and try to bring them into law back home" (para 3).
Jan. 30, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2

"Kuwait has Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al-Qasimi holding the post of minister for foreign trade" (para 4).
Jan. 30, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2

"Saudi Arabia is among four countries in the world with no female ministers" (para 24).
Jan. 24, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2

"In October, the sultan announced a cabinet reshuffle, in which women retained two ministerial positions: the ambassador-at-large in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the attorney general. The one female deputy minister was removed" (12).
Jan. 4, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Countries: Georgia

“There were 15 women in the 150-seat parliament. One of the five vice speakers was a woman, as were the chairs of the human rights and procedural committees. There were four women in the 19-member cabinet, including the country’s first female Minister of Defense, and six women on the 16-member Supreme Court. In March parliament confirmed the country’s first female Supreme Court Chair” (31, 32).
Dec. 16, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Women occupied many senior-level positions in government, including speaker of the national assembly, governor of the Bank of Botswana, attorney general, minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, minister of education, and minister of health" (15).
Dec. 10, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Tayyebeh Siavoshi, one of the eight women elected from the Reformist-moderate 'List of Hope' in Tehran, credited these campaigns for her candidacy. 'I wasn’t even considering a run until these campaigns started,' she said prior to the vote. 'When I saw women’s rights activists encouraging women to register, I decided to do my part and I registered like thousands of others. It was only after so many people were unjustly disqualified from the elections that I decided to continue the candidacy.' Siavoshi, who has worked in the Foreign Ministry and led efforts to get women involved in international organizations, has been a civil society activist for years, focusing on women ...more
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the composition of the six-member Slovenian delegation...consists of two women and four men. On the European Union Committee of the Regions Slovenia has 14 members...of whom 14.3 per cent are women, while all seven representatives of Slovenia in the EU Economic and Social Committee are men. Out of 18 Slovenians engaged with the UN, there are ten women; there are seven Slovenian employees/posted workers in the OSCE, of whom two are women; three women are seconded to the European Commission as national experts, accounting for 37 per cent" (29-30)
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"According to the data of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a slight increase in the share of women ambassadors (26.6 per cent) has been noted compared with 2004 (22.6 per cent), when the preparation of the previous Periodic Report started. The shares of female ministers plenipotentiary and minister counsellors have also increased and now stand at 56.1 per cent and 63.6 per cent, respectively (in 2004, the figures were 38.6 per cent and 62.1 per cent respectively). Women hold 50 per cent of the first counsellor positions (three out of five); parity is recorded in the counsellor positions (12 women and 12 men). Women prevail in holding the position of ...more
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: GP-DATA-2

According to Table 1, Elected and appointed positions of responsibility by sex, in 2009 there were 4 women and 26 men Ambassadors, 2 women and 24 men Secretaries General, and 1 women and 0 men Mediator of the Republic (15). According to Table 2, Representation of women in elected and appointed governmental positions, 33 men and 3 women Ambassador, 8 men and 0 women Consul general, 107 men and 13 women Embassy counsellor, 226 men and 43 women National director, 27 men and 4 women Secretary general, and 42 men and 0 women Justice of the peace with expanded jurisdiction (16-17).
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Under article 46 of the Constitution, women and men have equal rights. In that connection, women have rights and opportunities to represent their State at the international level and to participate in the work of international organizations under equal conditions with men" (27). "As of 1 January 2014, some 3 per cent of working ambassadors are women, as are 8.2 per cent of other employees of Uzbekistan’s missions abroad" (27). "Women make up 12.5 per cent of the employees in representative offices of Uzbekistan in international organizations. At present, women serve in the diplomatic service in France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, the United States, the Republic of Korea, Italy, Israel, Latvia, ...more
Nov. 15, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"On February 21, authorities expelled Alena Tankachova, a Russian citizen, from the country and stated she would not be permitted to return for three years. Tankachova, the chair of the Legal Transformation Center (also called Lawtrend), had been a permanent resident for 30 years. Authorities accused her of traffic violations and stated she posed a threat to national security" (35).
Nov. 8, 2016, 10:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Women’s voices are currently missing from Syrian peace negotiations. Despite the many reasons to include women—and the dangers of excluding them—those driving the Syrian peace negotiations have not permitted a real space for women to participate. The Geneva peace talks in January 2014, for example, excluded Syrian women, who had tried for months to be heard by the international community. Despite their exclusion, Syrian women continue to organize across sectarian lines to address immediate humanitarian concerns while simultaneously organizing for representation at the negotiating tables, demonstrating Syrian unity and calling for peace... They have developed three primary demands of the armed actors and the international community: an immediate ceasefire, unfettered ...more
Sept. 13, 2016, 5:26 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: GP-DATA-2

“Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide has been an active campaigner for universal military service. Now she believes the increased number of women in the military is an occasion for celebration” (para 5).
Aug. 24, 2016, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-6

"Noor Safi Gululai, one of the few women in Afghanistan's High Peace Council, which is in charge of the so-far fruitless effort to convince the Taliban to join peace talks, was critical of such capacity-building efforts"(para 16)
Aug. 19, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The [Azerbaijan] authorities seem bent on playing hard ball in this case. A lengthy statement by the prosecutor's office tries to connect the [Leyla and Arif, from Azerbaijan] Yunuses with Armenia's secret services and accuses them of providing detailed military information relating to the simmering dispute over Azerbaijan's breakaway ethnic-Armenian region of Nagorno-Karabakh"(para 8)
Aug. 19, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The espionage charges apparently are connected with her [Leyla Yunus] cooperation with Armenian intellectuals in a bid to reduce tensions between the two countries. Speaking in Washington in April, Ambassador Morningstar called the Yunuses [Leyla and Arif] 'strong proponents of the Track II process,' referring to the program of confidence-building measures set up by the Minsk Group, the international forum for discussing and attempting to resolve the Karabakh conflict. He said that Baku's harassment of the couple is having 'a chilling effect on any contact between Azerbaijanis and Armenians'"(para 14)
Aug. 13, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"It is important to say that a lot has been gained in terms of human rights and women's rights in particular during the past 10 years. I am very impressed by the leadership and particularly the courage of women who have been fighting for their right to equally contribute to peace and security in Afghanistan. It is really to see what we can do looking to the future to sustain that effort and make sure Afghanistan becomes a safe place for men and women. One of our efforts -- one of our big priorities -- is to ensure that we as NATO integrate the gender perspective into those endeavors and ...more
Aug. 5, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Currently, 5 women serve as ambassadors, 1 as a consul and 7 as chargés d’affaires, thereby occupying 20.3 per cent of the 64 diplomatic posts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo" (13).
July 27, 2016, 5:28 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"There is no discrimination against women in relation to international representation and participation. Women continue to participate in different regional and international conferences, seminars, workshops on women affairs, gender issues and other areas of national and international interest. During the period, women of Barbados also occupied positions of high executive office in some international organizations, including the International Council of Museums, UNESCO and CIM" (25)
July 14, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Rwanda women have the opportunity to represent their Government at international level. Currently, 23 per cent of Rwanda Ambassadors are women and other Rwandan women are high ranked in international organizations such as Clothilde Mbaraga Gasarabwe, the Assistant Secretary-General for Safety and Security; Valentine Rugwabiza was formerly Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization from 2005 to 2013 and Rwanda’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Switzerland; and Aisa Kirabo Kacyira who is the Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)" (28-29)
July 4, 2016, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Specifically, nearly 25% of Argentine embassies around the world are currently headed by women: 23 posts out of a total of 93.35 In the last few years, a larger number of women have entered the entering the Argentine Diplomatic Academy of the Foreign Ministry, which produces the country’s future diplomats. From 2005 to the present, 42.75% of persons entering a diplomatic career were women, which suggests that the percentage of female diplomats occupying high-level international posts will increase in the future" (21).
June 27, 2016, 9:53 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Data from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) from 2003 onwards shows that the number of female diplomats posted abroad has increased at all levels. In 2010, there were 11 female ambassadors out of a total 70 or 15.71% representing an increase from 3 female ambassadors or 2.1% in 2001" (21).
June 20, 2016, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Women’s participation in the diplomatic service is also improving. Between 2002 and 2010, the percentage of women in key posts (Ambassador and Consul General) rose from 28% to 35%" (29).
June 3, 2016, 11:43 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Currently, Honduras’s international representation at the ambassadorial level is 12 female and 20 male ambassadors; representation on international bodies" (16).
May 31, 2016, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"As of 2014, significant post holders in the executive levels of the government are, one Secretary to the Government, two Ambassadors, one Dzongdag, two Director Generals, five Directors and nine Specialists" (25).
May 28, 2016, 6:59 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Republic of Armenia widely promotes the participation of women specialists in various international meetings and conferences, and the number of women employed in the international organisations operating in Armenia is greater than that of men. At the same time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia is consistent in increasing the number of women diplomats. Thus, where in 2010, 21 male and 6 female students studied at the Diplomatic School, while in 2012, 14 male and 13 female students graduated from the School. Currently, three female ambassadors are employed in the diplomatic service of Armenia" (20).
May 15, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Women have the right and possibility to represent the Government at international level and to participate in the work of international organisations under equal conditions as men." (39) "In Montenegro, of the total number of ambassadors on residential basis (20) there are two (9.52%) women ambassadors (Ukraine and Bulgaria). Of 36 non-residential ambassadors, 9 (25%) are women." (39) "As regards Charges d’Affaires, there are 6 of them in Montenegro on residential and non-residential bases, of whom one is the woman. One Consul General and seven Honorary Consuls in Montenegro are men." (40) "There are no cases of sex-based denial of women’s right to represent their country or participate in the ...more