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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
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Omani women represent their State in international forums as do men. A number of Omani women are employed in the diplomatic corps and work in the Sultanate’s embassies and delegations. They include ambassadors in a number of States. The Sultanate’s permanent representative to the United Nations is a woman who chaired the Committee on Information of the United Nations General Assembly from April 2013 to April 2015. Women became appreciably more represented in diplomacy during 2011-2015. The number of women working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs totalled 219, or 11 per cent of employees of the diplomatic corps. Omani women have held senior posts in diplomacy, including the post...more
Sept. 12, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Women also served in other government positions, including as ambassador to France and as regional administrators" (para 89)
Sept. 12, 2018, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: GP-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-6

"Saying Colombian women have worked tirelessly to play a significant role in this process, the two officials urged that women continue to have a key role in the implementation of this agreement, including with regard to the design of reparation programmes" (par. 7).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Costa Rica has encouraged the appointment of women in international organizations, including the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); representation in the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, for the period 2013 -2016, the Executive Director of the Meso-American Integration and Development Project (MIDP) for the period 2010-2014; and the Secretary General of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL) 2010-2014. Currently, Costa Rica holds the Presidency of the Inter-American Commission of Women (IACW) of the Organization of American States (OAS), for 2011-2015...At the present time, the State is promoting the candidacy of...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Sylvie Goulard is defence minister while Olympic fencing champion Laura Flessel is sports minister" (para 2). "He delivered on his pledge of a cabinet of parity - though only one of the top five posts, that of defence, went to a woman" (para 9).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The exclusion of women from meaningful participation in the peace process, and the slow progress in adopting the national action plan on women and peace and security in accordance with Security Council resolution 1325 (2000)" (7). "The Committee regrets the absence of women in the National Council for Peace and Order, which has been governing the State party following the coup d’état of May 2014. The Committee is further concerned about the following: (a) The low representation of women in legislative bodies, ministerial posts and local government, as well as in the judiciary, the police force, the diplomatic service and academic institutions, in particular at decision-making levels..." (9).more
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"...women served in various roles in public office, such as...permanent representative to the United Nations, ambassadors to Croatia and the Holy See..." (13-14).
Aug. 28, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Committee is concerned that women have consistently been underrepresented at the decision-making level since the beginning of the Algiers process, as well as following the signing of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali and during its implementation. It is also concerned about the low number of women commissioners on the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission and the absence of victims’ representatives among the commissioners" (page 3). "[The Committee] is nevertheless concerned about the low representation of women in elected and appointed decision-making positions in the National Assembly, the Government, the judiciary, the civil service at the national, provincial and municipal levels and the diplomatic service" (page 9).more
Aug. 25, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2, GP-DATA-2

"The Committee is nevertheless concerned about the very low number of women police officers and the underrepresentation of women on the Supreme Court and in decision-making positions in the foreign service (ambassadors) and in local government" (7).
Aug. 24, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"However, the Committee notes with concern: (a) The absence of a national action plan for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and subsequent resolutions on women and peace and security to guide conflict and post-conflict processes in the State party; (b) The underrepresentation of women in the peace negotiations and post-conflict processes" (page 3). "The Committee remains concerned, however, at: (a) The low representation of women at the legislative, ministerial and local government (village committee) levels, as well as in the judiciary, the military, the diplomatic service and academic institutions" (page 10). "Notwithstanding the holding of the Twenty-first Century Panglong Peace Conference in August 2016 and the establishment...more
Aug. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Committee commends the State party on its multisectoral delegation, which was co-headed by the Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, Cecilia B. Rebong, and by Foreign Affairs Adviser, Rosario Manalo" (page 1). "The Committee also commends the State party on its adoption of the national action plan on women and peace and security, which is aimed at implementing Security Council resolutions 1325 (2000) and 1820 (2008), and the active participation of women in peace and transitional justice processes" (page 8). "The Committee recommends, in particular, that the State party: . . . Adopt regional and local action plans in...more