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June 17, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Social Development is the umbrella Ministry for Women’s Affairs. The ministry provided support for women’s economic development through the Oman Women’s Associations and local community development centers. The government has a committee to monitor the country’s compliance with the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women" (Pg 16).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Other efforts to combat and reduce gender-based violence included the establishment of shelters for victims of gender-based violence, training of police officers in the handling of cases of gender-based violence, roadshows to sensitize the public to gender-based violence, and instruction on how to file complaints and present evidence against perpetrators" (p. 18).
June 12, 2019, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"On National Women’s Day, the government renewed its commitment to combating violence against women by empowering them. The minister of population, women’s promotion, and children’s protection listed the actions initiated by her ministry, including the development of a national women’s leadership program, a national strategy to fight gender-based violence, and capacity-building efforts. The ministry’s strategic plan for 2012-15 includes infrastructure building, provision of tools and equipment for women, and the insertion of gender in the local development plans of 39 communes and in the training curricula of various vocational schools" (Pg 16-17).
June 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Among these are the creation/formalization of the Gender Units in each sector, coordinated by the National Council for Advancement of Women, through the Gender Focal Points, which coordinate the Gender Units in the respective sectors. (…) Until now, 27 Gender Units were created; 23 in various Ministries, 4 in Higher Education institutions and 1 in the Constitutional Court. This is a progress compared to 2009, where only 14 Gender Units were available and all of them in Ministries. In addition, 7 Ministries already have gender strategies that guide their respective activities concerning gender equality and women empowerment. These are: The Ministry of Health, Education, Women and Social Action, Environment, Agriculture...more
June 10, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Women held… only six out of 37 ministerial, vice-ministerial, and secretary of state positions" (p. 10).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Efforts to train professionals have been very significant (as referred in paragraph 233, CCD), focusing on the deconstruction of sexist and discriminatory stereotypes, the various types of violence foreseen by the GBV Law, including sexual harassment in the work place and schools, compulsory reporting of GBV and the responsibilities of each sector in the GBV Law implementation" (11). "In respect to justice professionals, several training workshops were conducted for judges and lawyers to promote a harmonized approach to GBV cases: from 2012 to 2016 a total of 7 regional workshops were conducted. The Annotated Version of the GBV Law was updated and published (2nd edition). Additionally, to raise awareness among...more
June 7, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The recommendations of the 2013 UNAMA/OHCHR report on the Implementation of the EVAW Law40 urged the Government to introduce mediation guidelines for EVAW Law institutions. In mid-2014, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, with the support of UNAMA, drafted a Mediation Regulation. Following a review by the Legislative Committee of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the Ministry decided that the draft Mediation Regulation would only focus on family-related disputes and exclude violence against women cases. The draft Mediation Regulation has undergone several reviews by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the Ministry of Justice. As of March 2018, the draft Mediation Regulation is with the Ministry of Justice’s General Directorate for...more
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In December 2016 the speaker of the National Assembly created a Parliamentary Gender Caucus to create a more gender-sensitive culture in the National Assembly" (p. 3).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The government initiated a sexual harassment training course for all civil servants to raise awareness of the problem" (34). "In March parliament passed an action plan to address gender equality reforms. The Public Defender’s Office monitored gender equality cases" (34).
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Since 2000, the inter-ministerial Working Group for Gender Mainstreaming/ Budgeting has supported gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting processes at federal administration level. In order to coordinate activities to promote women’s rights and equality between the federal and the provincial level, a regional dialogue, a conference for regional heads of women’s departments and a meeting of anti-discrimination offices take place annually. In addition to that, regular meetings of human rights coordinators from the federal ministries and provincial administrations are held" (6). "Since 1 January 2009, de-facto equality of men and women in public budgeting has been defined as an objective in the Federal Constitution. This requirement has been implemented in federal...more
June 4, 2019, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"On April 26, the Council of Ministers increased funding for the National Institute for the Promotion of Women to increase women’s participation and advancement" (p. 12).
May 30, 2019, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee remains concerned about the limited human, technical and financial resources allocated to the Bureau of Gender Affairs and about the limited capacity of the State party’s national machinery to adequately ensure the coordination of gender mainstreaming in all areas and at all levels. The Committee is also concerned about the delay in finalizing and adopting the national policy on gender. It is further concerned about the lack of data disaggregated by sex, which is necessary to assess the impact and effectiveness of policies and programmes that are planned or in place to enhance the enjoyment by women of their human rights" (4). "Recalling its general recommendation No. 19...more
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee notes that the national machinery for gender equality includes the State Duma Committee for Family, Women and Children and executive agencies and that the Coordination Council under the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection coordinates the promotion of gender equality by other mechanisms and civil society. While noting the information provided by the delegation during the dialogue, i.e. that the State party is planning to establish a high-level commission on women’s rights and for the implementation of the Convention, the Committee reiterates its previous concern about the lack of a separate government mechanism in the State party responsible exclusively for gender equality policies and the implementation of the...more
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee welcomes the laudable work and commitment of the State party to ensure equality between women and men at the nat ional and international levels, including in its international development cooperation. It notes with appreciation that the State party is among the most-highly ranked countries in the world in terms of gender equality and welcomes in particular that the current Government has declared itself a 'feminist Government'" (1-2). "The Strategy for work on gender mainstreaming in the Government offices, 2012-2015" (2). "The Committee notes that the Instrument of Government and the Discrimination Act regulate and prohibit discrimination based on sex in the State party. It further welcomes the information...more
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"It also remains concerned about the inadequate human and financial resources of the Gender Equality Unit, with a significant proportion of the funding coming from the European Social Fund and Norwegian funds rather than specifically earmarked funding from the State party’s regular budget" (3). "Reports that capacity-building programmes on gender-based violence, including domestic violence, for the police and for professionals working with victims of such violence do not reflect gender sensitivity" (5).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Women, National Solidarity, and Family"(p. 12).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to ensure coordination among the various entities of its national machinery for the advancement of women and to promote cooperation with non-governmental organizations in the area of women’s rights. Nevertheless, the Committee notes with concern that: (a) No unified strategy or policy for the implementation of the provisions of the Convention has been adopted and that most policies are gender -neutral; (b) There is no timeline for the introduction of integrated gender mainstreaming in Aruba; (c) No gender impact assessment or gender budgeting analysis has been conducted in Curaçao; (d) The coordination and management of gender mainstreaming efforts are not sufficiently clear and...more
May 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee recommends that the State party strengthen training provided by the German Judicial Academy and enable judges, prosecutors and lawyers to directly apply or invoke the Convention and the Optional Protocol thereto in the national courts" (3). "The Committee welcomes the increased budget allocation for the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth in 2017, along with the efforts made by the State party to strengthen cooperation among relevant institutional structures and mechanisms. Nevertheless, the Committee remains concerned about: (a) The lack of an overall integrated strategy for gender mainstreaming, along with the absence of sufficiently gender-disaggregated data collection or mechanisms for comprehensive monitoring and impact...more
May 11, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In an attempt to increase respect for human rights by security forces, the FHRADC, international organizations, and local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) conducted a number of human rights training courses with law enforcers. For example authorities conducted human rights and gender training for 28 military officers on May 9" (4).
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Steps have been taken to familiarise the judiciary with the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). For instance, Guyana’s former Chancellor of the Judiciary and former member and Chair of the CEDAW Committee, Madame Justice Désirée Bernard, in collaboration with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women), hosted a seminar for judges and magistrates on gender and domestic violence in 2012. The seminar focused on gender-based and domestic violence and sought to promote better understanding among the judiciary of how the contents and procedures of the law reinforce equality/inequality between women and men" (14). "In response, to recommendation 17, the GoCRG...more
May 4, 2019, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"No separate government agency oversees women’s rights, but the National Committee on Gender Equality, chaired by the prime minister and implemented by the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, coordinates policy and women’s interests among ministries, NGOs, and gender councils at the provincial and local levels" (p. 15).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"10 women were cabinet ministers (out of 30)" (p. 18).
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"While the percentage of female members of the administrative prosecution is 43% females and 57% males and the percentage of female members of the consular and diplomatic system is 21.3% compared to 78.7% for males" (5).
April 27, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"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: (a) Gender Equality Guidelines in the Legislative Programme (2016-2019)" (2). "The Committee welcomes the establishment of the Swiss Centre of Expertise on Human Rights in 2011 and notes the efforts made by the State party to strengthen cooperation among relevant institutional structures and mechanisms. Nevertheless, it is concerned about: (a) The lack of an overall integrated strategy for gender mainstreaming and the decision by the Federal Council not to implement gender budgeting; (b) The absence...more
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In May 2015, the Government adopted a decision to establish UAE Gender Balance Council to ensure that Emirati women continue to play a leading role in the development of the UAE. The Council is charged to oversee the implementation of best practices and processes to ensure federal institutions achieve their gender balance targets, which will support the UAE's vision to become one of the world's top 25 countries for gender equality by 2021. The Council carries out several functions, including reviewing legislation, policies and programmes to achieve gender balance in the workplace" (Para 2). "On 8 March 2015, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the Chairwoman of General Women's Union (GWU) launched...more
April 25, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"There is also an institutional framework to address women’s rights and gender equality through the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender, and Community Development and the Gender Commission--one of the independent commissions established under the constitution. Despite the appointment of commissioners in 2015, the commission received only minimal funding from the government and lacked sufficient independence from the ministry" (35).
April 24, 2019, 8:54 a.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The few official agencies dedicated to combatting family violence had inadequate resources" (page 21).
April 23, 2019, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates

"Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has affirmed that the UAE will spare no effort to create a supportive environment for women to fulfill their roles as key partners in building the future of the nation. 'Emirati women have proved their competence in all fields and we are proud of every achievement they made, and thus, we are committed to support them till they achieve the highest degrees of excellence and accomplish further achievements in line with our ambitious development vision' said His Highness. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid wished all the success for members of UAE Gender...more
April 22, 2019, 7:33 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"There were nine female ministers in the 31-member cabinet, an increase of two women from the previous cabinet" (p. 21).
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The BiH Directorate for European Integration (DEI) instructed the institutions of BiH to include, where applicable, gender dimension in situation analysis and sex disaggregated statistical data when providing written inputs to the Annual Report of the European Commission (EC). The situation analysis in the allocation proposals of IPA 2016 and IPA 2017 include gender dimension" (6). "In order to systematically introduce the principle of gender equality in all domains of public and private life, the CoM of BIH has adopted the second BiH Gender Action Plan (GAP BiH) for the period 2013-2017, and obliged all relevant BIH institutions to get actively involved in implementation of activities planned within this document"...more