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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
March 1, 2019, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

""I listened to a chorus of mainly men, and mainly older men, mansplaining my job to me on the public airwaves," McDonald told an Irish late-night TV show. "I have a problem with people who have never run for public office, or who have never been in politics, telling me how to do my job or assuming I wouldn't be capable."" (para 7). "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).
March 1, 2019, 7:32 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Saudi Arabia appointed its first female ambassador early Sunday to serve as its top diplomat in the United States, pulling a son of King Salman back to the kingdom to serve as deputy defense minister amid deteriorating ties with America after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi" (para. 1).
Feb. 23, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: GP-DATA-2

The table in page 8 shows the nimber of female and male heads of diplomatic missions in 2017. There were 36 ambassadors, 6 women ambassadors, representing 17%, while there were 30 men ambassadors. There were 30 chargés d’affaires, 24 men and 6 women, meaning women represented a 20%. Lastly, out of the 4 consuls, two were women and two were men. "As concerns participation in the work of regional and international organizations, women sometimes lead delegations, when they hold the position of minister of the relevant sector. For example, the national delegation that met with the Committee on the Rights of the Child in January 2017 was led by two...more
Feb. 21, 2019, 8:07 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: GP-DATA-2

""I listened to a chorus of mainly men, and mainly older men, mansplaining my job to me on the public airwaves," McDonald told an Irish late-night TV show. "I have a problem with people who have never run for public office, or who have never been in politics, telling me how to do my job or assuming I wouldn't be capable."" (para 7). "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. 6, 2019, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-6

"There were 30 women in the 120-seat National Assembly and eight women in the 33-seat Senate. The speaker of the National Assembly was a woman. There were eight women in the 34-member cabinet (including deputy ministers), and three of 10 High Court judges were women. The chief justice was a woman. The governor of the Central Bank of Lesotho and the chief executive of the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority were women. In August the LDF promoted two women to the rank of colonel, the first women to hold such positions" (Pg 14).
Feb. 6, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: GP-DATA-2

There is a "Islamic Republic's Cultural and Social Council for Women" (para. 6).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)... is 42% female. In 2008, the FCO set an ambitious gender target for the Senior Management Structure (SMS) to be 39% female by October 2019. In 2008, the SMS was only 17.5% female; in 2016 year it passed 30%. There are now 59 female Heads of Mission and Posts compared to 22 in 2008. FCO has appointed a number of first ever female Ambassadors to countries including Greece and Italy... The Department for International Development continues its commitment to diversity... Overall, 56% of DFID staff are female" (18).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2

"The low participation of women in leadership positions, including in executive positions, and their limited roles as ambassadors, ministers or parliamentarians" (pg. 9).
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The number of local female staff working in international organizations, such as UN agencies, financial institutions, foreign embassies and international non-government organizations accounts to 2/3 of the total number of local staff" (Pg 25). "In 2014-2015 period, the number of Lao diplomats serving in the Lao PDR missions abroad was 230 of whom 19 per cent were women. The number of Ambassadors and Consul-General were 39 of whom 5 were women" (Pg 25).
Jan. 3, 2019, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2

"Perhaps you need look no further to China’s political elite to see the disparity between male and female representation in the workforce. The ruling Communist Party has just one woman in its 25-strong Politburo while the more powerful Politburo Standing Committee has never had a female member. Of the 204 members, only ten are women" (para 13).
Jan. 2, 2019, 9:13 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Sahle-Work, who was born in the capital Addis Ababa and attended university in France, has been Ethiopia's ambassador to France, Djibouti, Senegal and the regional bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)" (para 6).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-6

"The Committee is particularly concerned at the lack of information on the representation of women in the judiciary, senior positions in the diplomatic service, academic institutions and the civil service" (page 8-9).
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"New supreme court president, prominent rights campaigner Meaza Ashenafi, recently served as an adviser on women's rights at the Addis Ababa-based United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Her appointment comes two weeks after reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made Ethiopia the third country in Africa - after Rwanda and Seychelles - to have its cabinet split equally between men and women. The ministers include defence minister Aisha Mohammed and Muferiat Kamil who leads the newly-created Ministry of Peace, responsible for police and domestic intelligence agencies" (para 2, 3, 4). "Ms Sahle-Work, who was born Addis Ababa and attended university in France, has been Ethiopia's ambassador to France, Djibouti, Senegal and...more
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"President U Thein Sein made a first overture towards peace to EAOs on August 18, 2011. After four years of torturous negotiations, the Government signed a “Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement” (NCA) with only eight of 18 EAOs on October 15, 2015. The Government did not allow six EAOs to sign and seven refused to sign to protest the Government’s divide and rule policy in the negotiation process as well as lack of guaranteed equality for ethnic peoples in the preparation of the political framework. The NCA was not signed by many armed groups whose participation is crucial to lasting peace. Moreover, despite the NCA and various bilateral ceasefire agreements, fighting continues...more
Nov. 14, 2018, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"[Marta Lucía] Ramírez became the first woman to be Minister of Defense, where she promoted the 'Democratic Security'" (para 1). She served as Defense Minister from 2002 until 2003 (CCS-CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-3

"The Committee remains concerned that the representation of women in highlevel posts, the Supreme People’s Assembly, local assemblies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, higher education, the judiciary and the security and police forces remains extremely weak" (8).
Nov. 8, 2018, 6:11 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: GP-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-6

"In Yemen, said Mlambo-Ngcuka, current efforts to resume peace talks do not include women, beyond setting up observer bodies to advise the UN special envoy. 'Even in a consultative meeting in London this summer organised by the UN, convening 22 prominent Yemeni leaders to discuss the peace talks, there were only three Yemeni women invited'" (para. 9)
Nov. 8, 2018, 6:11 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GP-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-6

"'The ones who do not wage war are being disqualified from making peace. Those who wage war are the preferred occupants for peace tables,' said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of UN Women… 'Between 1990 and 2017, under our watch, women constituted only 2% of mediators, 8% of negotiators, and 5% of witnesses and signatories in major peace processes. Only three out of 11 agreements signed in 2017 contained provisions on gender equality, continuing last year’s worrisome downward trend. Of 1,500 agreements signed between 2000 and 2016, only 25 raise the role of women’s engagement in the implementation phase,' she said" (para. 7 - 8). "In Palestine, Siniora, who has documented...more
Oct. 28, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Ethiopia’s new Cabinet is now a record 50 percent female, including the country’s first woman defense minister, after lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously approved the nominations put forward by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed" (para 1). "Aisha Mohammed Musa will lead Ethiopia’s defense ministry. Another woman, former House speaker Muferiat Kamil, will lead the new Ministry of Peace at a time when Africa’s second most populous country faces sometimes violent ethnic tensions as the wider political freedoms are explored" (para 6).
Oct. 28, 2018, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep, Guinea-Bissau, South Africa
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Several African nations have had female defense ministers including South Africa, Central African Republic, Kenya and Guinea-Bissau" (para 11).
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"In November the country appointed its first female ambassador since the 1979 Islamic revolution" (para 161)
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-6

"The Afghan government’s latest effort at peace talks, the Kabul Process, began... The 'family photo' of the meeting participants, 47 Afghan and foreign dignitaries, included only two Afghan women. In previous talks, Afghan women have sometimes been totally absent, sometimes been relegated to note-taking roles, and have never appeared in numbers sufficient to transcend tokenism. A long-promised plan by the Afghan government to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which calls for women’s equal participation in issues surrounding peace and security, has been beset by delays and apathy" (para 2-4).
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The constitution mandates the creation of an independent IHCHR (Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights)...No less than one-third of the 11 full-time and three reserve commissioners must be women...As of October the commission had not elected a president or selected an adequate number of female commissioners in accordance with the law" (para 229). "On May 27, the Council of Ministers approved an emergency plan to implement UN Resolution 1325 in response to the conflict with Da’esh and its effects on the humanitarian and security situation of women. The plan was unfunded at year’s end. The plan called for a partnership between the IHCHR, the High Commission for Human Rights in...more