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April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Policy will put in place a Monitoring and Evaluation framework that will strengthen Fiji’s system of data collection and using key measurable indicators, to assess trends regarding domestic violence, trafficking, and the sexual exploitation of women and girls. The Policy provides the introduction of gender-responsive planning and budgeting, gender mainstreaming to ensure optimum benefit of both urban and rural women" (11).
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (NSGRP), known in Kiswahili as the MKUKUTA, . . . aimed to foster greater collaboration among all sectors and stakeholders. It mainstreamed crosscutting issues (gender, environment, HIV/AIDS, human rights, disability, children, youth, elderly, employment, and settlements) into all sector strategies. All sectors were \ involved in a collaborative effort rather than segmented into separate activities" (page 3).
April 14, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on its multisectoral delegation, which was headed by the Director of the Federal Office for Gender Equality, Sylvie Durrer, and her colleagues from the Directorates of Legal Affairs and Domestic Violence within the Federal Office for Gender Equality" (Pg 1). "The Committee notes as positive the establishment of an interdepartmental working group under the auspices of the Federal Office for Gender Equality to monitor the implementation of the State party’s commitments under the Convention. Nevertheless, it remains concerned that disparities in the implementation of the Convention across cantons and communities have not been sufficiently addressed. The Committee is also concerned at the inadequate reference ...more
April 11, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee notes that the Minister for Social Welfare and Youth, through the Department of Gender Equality Sector and Social Inclusion Sectors, is responsible for advancing gender equality and combating gender-based violence, together with a network of gender equality officers in ministries and in 51 municipalities, as well as the National Council on Gender Equality" (Pg 4). "The insufficient implementation of the national referral mechanism aimed at preventing and providing protection from gender-based violence, in particular at the local level, owing to the lack of coordination among responsible entities and the lack of the necessary skills and capacity among the responsible staff" (Pg 6).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Gender-mainstreaming units are created in ministries and institutions in order to mainstream the gender perspective in sectoral development policies" (12). "With technical and financial support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), the National Institute of Statistics and Demography (INSD) has undertaken to produce every two years, beginning in 2010, a booklet entitled “Women and Men in Burkina Faso”, which provides an overview of gender relations in the areas of population, health, education, employment, security and decision-making. The Directorate of Sectoral Statistics in the Ministry for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equality is responsible for the collection and analysis of gender-specific data. The Statistical Yearbook for the Advancement of ...more
April 10, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"The Committee is concerned that the secretariat of the National Committee on Gender Equality, the core part of the national machinery for the advancement of women, was placed under the Ministry of Population Development and Social Protection in 2014 and that its human and financial resources have been reduced, which may impede the effective implementation of the Convention. While noting the adoption of the Midterm Strategy and Action Plan on the Implementation of the Law on the Promotion of Gender Equality (2013-2016), the Committee is concerned that no proper monitoring or accountability mechanism have been established. It is also concerned at the lack of information provided on cooperation on women’s ...more
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee notes with concern the inadequate knowledge among all branches of the Government of the rights of women under the Convention, the concept of the substantive equality of women and men and the Committee’s general recommendations" (Pg 3). "The Committee notes that the Special Committee on Family Institution and Women is responsible for the advancement of women and the formulation of policies on women’s and family affairs. It is concerned, however, that the focus on women in the context of the family may perpetuate discriminatory stereotypes and detract from the full advancement of women. The Committee is also concerned about the lack of a coordinated gender mainstreaming strategy, including ...more
April 7, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"As part of its achievements, The High Commission on Elimination of Violence Against Women has prepared its 5-year strategy and has conducted study trips and seminars on child and forced marriages which lead to the endorsement of prohibition of the Eradication of Child and Forced Marriage Protocol" (Pg 13).
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee welcomes the training and the numerous awareness-raising programmes carried out by the State party on the Convention, the Optional Protocol thereto and its general recommendations, including as part of the mandatory curricula of law schools and the professional training of judges and prosecutors. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about the lack of information provided concerning impact assessments with respect to such training activities, as well as the lack of data about cases in which the Convention has been referred to by national courts. The Committee recommends that the State party continue its efforts to provide systematic and mandatory training to judges, prosecutors and lawyers on the Convention, the ...more
April 4, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee notes the existence of various institutions to advance women ’s rights, including the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the National Committee for the Advancement of Women and the Vietnamese Women’s Union" (4). "[The Committee] is concerned about: ...The lack of systematic collection of comprehensive data on violence against women" (5). "The Committee notes that the State party has developed national gender development statistical indicators but is concerned at the general lack of the disaggregated data necessary for an accurate assessment of the situation of women and identification of discrimination, for informed and targeted policymaking and for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of progress achieved towards the ...more
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Parliamentary resolution No. 12/2010 on gender-responsive budgeting, in 2011" (2). Gender-responsive budgeting would indicate a level of gender-mainstreaming on the part of the government (CODER COMMENT-BCT). "The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to institutionalize gender-responsive budgeting and improve coordination through the establishment of an interministerial working group on gender mainstreaming, the coordination entity for implementing the national action plan on gender-based violence and national and district gender working groups. The Committee is, however, concerned: (a) That the existing coordination mechanisms are affected by the limited authority, budget and capacity of the Secretariat of State for the Support and Socioeconomic Promotion of Women and by the weakness of the gender ...more
April 3, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on its high-level delegation, which was headed by the Minister of Justice, Noeline Ramanantenasoa, and included representatives of the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Population, Social Protection and Promotion of Women, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of National Education and the Permanent Mission of Madagascar to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva" (page 1). "The Committee recommends that the State party: . . . Develop and implement capacity-building programmes for judges, prosecutors and lawyers on women’s human rights, including on the Convention" (page 3). The Committee is concerned about the coordination between the national development plan, the ...more
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee welcomes the efforts made by the State party to offer comprehensive services of plurinational justice, but is concerned about...The gender stereotypes and limited specialized training and expertise among prosecutors, the police and judges on women’s rights" (3-4). "The Committee, reiterating the concern that it expressed in its concluding comments of 2008...wishes to call special attention to the following...The absence of sufficient human, technical and financial resources to effectively implement, with adequate data, the National Plan for Equality of Opportunities" (4). "The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Consider the establishment of a ministry of women's affairs or other high-level office with authority to coordinate and articulate all ...more
March 30, 2018, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"While welcoming the establishment of gender focal points in line ministries and efforts to ensure systematic gender-mainstreaming and gender budgeting, the Committee notes that the impact assessment of the implementation of the national gender policy of 2009 was postponed owing to the Ebola outbreak" (5).
March 28, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee is concerned at the general lack of updated statistical data, disaggregated by sex, age, ethnicity, geographical location and socioeconomic background, which are necessary for an accurate assessment of the situation of women, to determine whether they suffer from discrimination, for informed and targeted policymaking and for systematic monitoring and evaluation of the progress achieved towards the realization of women’s substantive equality in all areas covered by the Convention" (10).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"To that end, the Government has continued its efforts to improve the country’s health care infrastructure, to mainstream gender equality across all health sector reforms" (6). "Preparation of national strategies for gender mainstreaming in the police and in the defence and education sectors; The obligation for all ministerial institutions to include gender in their sector policy and to establish a separate budget for it in their budgetary projections as of 2012; and so on" (13). These are steps that the Burundian government has taken or will take due to recommendations from the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CODER COMMENT-BCT). "The Guide to Gender Mainstreaming in Implementation of ...more
March 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on its delegation, which was headed by the Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Doreen Sioka, and included representatives of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation and the Permanent Mission of Namibia to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva" (page 1). "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, such as the adoption of the following: (a) National Gender Policy (2010-2020); (b) National Gender Plan ...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on its delegation, which was headed by the Acting Deputy Solicitor General and Curator of Intestate Estates, Isatou Alwar Graham, and included representatives of the Office of the Vice-President and the National Women’s Bureau" (page 1). "The Committee is concerned that coordination between the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the National Women’s Council and its Bureau remains weak, that their responsibilities are not clearly defined and that they have insufficient capacity, resources, autonomy and/or authority. It is also concerned about the insufficient implementation to date of the Gender and Women’s Empowerment Policy 2010 2020. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Expeditiously review the ...more
March 19, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"The Committee notes that the national machinery for the advancement of women has been strengthened by the establishment of the Office of the Senior Presidential Adviser for Women’s Affairs and with increases in the number of staff. However, it is concerned that the capacity and resources of the Office have not been adequately strengthened to ensure effective coordination among different institutions at various levels and efficiently promote, monitor and evaluate the implementation of national gender equity legislation and policies, in particular the Public Policy on Gender Equity" (Pg 3).
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Salvadoran Government reports that in 2013 the Institute designed the System of Statistics and Monitoring for Equality (SEMI), for the purpose of fulfilling article 14 of the LIE Act. This system is made up of three modules: (1) a national statistical system and gender indicators; (2) indicators of follow-up of the PNM; and (3) indicators for the PNIEMS. Through the Institute, El Salvador has designed a proposed National System of Gender Statistics in accordance with the provisions of article 30 of the LIEV Act. This system is a management tool providing information on violence against women which makes available a shared data base about the types and modalities of ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s delegation, which was headed by Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Senegal to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, Bassirou Sene, and also comprised representatives of the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Women, the Family and Children, the Ministry of Health and Social Action and the Permanent Mission of Senegal to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva" (page 1). "The Committee welcomes the establishment, in the framework of the justice sector programme, of justice houses, information offices and counselling centres, but remains concerned about: . . . (e) The lack of sufficient training of justice personnel ...more
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party for its delegation, which was headed by the Minister for Social Action and the Advancement of Women and Children, Sanaba Kaba" (1). "The Committee welcomes the strengthening of the national machinery for the advancement of women by the establishment of gender units in several ministerial departments; the observatory for gender-based violence within the Ministry for Social Action and the Advancement of Women and Children; and the Office for the Protection of Gender, Children and Public Morals within the Ministry for Security and the Protection of the Interior" (6). "The Committee is concerned at the lack, or limited availability, of data disaggregated by sex in ...more
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"The Committee notes that the Gender and Family Issues Unit, which acts as the national machinery for the advancement of women, has been elevated to a department within the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, but is concerned that it is extremely under-resourced in both human and financial terms. The Committee is also concerned that gender focal points in line ministries have multiple duties and responsibilities that affect their effectiveness as gender focal points. The Committee is further concerned at the lack of systematic gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting, in addition to the lack of sex-disaggregated data to enable adequate monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the action plan ...more
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

“Since being established, the [human rights] commission has formed women’s divisions in its main headquarters and branches located throughout Saudi Arabia. Many qualified women work in these divisions. They enjoy equal rights with their male colleagues. Recently, the commission’s statute was amended to strengthen its role and enable it to effectively achieve the objectives for which it was established” (16).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), for the Mexican state since 1981, consists of a road map for public policies to promote equality between women and men, and to end discrimination and violence against women and girls. The observations that the expert committee makes to Mexico permit the reorientation of policies and action, attending to areas of concern and the areas of highest priority for the National Gender Agenda" (page 3). "The LGV has the National Victims' Assistance System (SNAV) and operates with the Federal Executive Commission for Victim Assistance (CEAV) to guarantee the rights of victims to assistance, aid, due diligence, etc., ...more
March 6, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Addressing as the chief guest, Meher Afroz Chumki, sate minister for women and children affairs stressed the government's commitment to combat child marriage" (para 8).
March 5, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"As part of the platform’s work, the National Institute for Women (INAMU), as the national mechanism for the advancement of women and coordinating entity of the process, has worked bilaterally with each entity…" (5). INAMU is a specific ministry within Costa Rica's government (AA-CODER COMMENT). "Other State institutions held training activities on the provisions of CEDAW, for female civil servants in agencies such as the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), the Legislature and the Executive, particularly the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), agriculture sector institutions and the Ministry of Health (MINSA). In the academic world, the National University played a leading role. In the judiciary, training events were held on ...more
Feb. 28, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Directorate of Gender in the Ministry of Devolution and Planning which is under the Presidency established through executive order of May 2013, and tasked with the responsibility for overall coordination of gender mainstreaming in national development, formulation, review and management of gender related policies, negotiations, domestication and reporting on gender related international and regional treaties and promotion of equitable socioeconomic development between men and women. Under this structure, Gender Officers have been deployed to all Ministries and are situated in Central Project Planning and Monitoring Units (CPPMU) to provide technical guidance on gender mainstreaming. At the devolved level, Youth Officers at the County and sub-county levels have been assigned ...more
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Numerous training activities have been conducted by the Ministry of Population, Advancement of Women and Protection of Children (MP/PF/PE) and civil society organizations (CSOs), with the support of a number of technical and financial partners (TFPs). In addition to the activities carried out by the State, civil society in 2010 and 2011 contributed to capacity building for judges, lawyers, criminal investigation officers, the Defence and Security Forces (FDS), customary authorities, and religious and political leaders" (pg 6). "A number of training sessions were organized for magistrates, criminal investigation officers (OPJ) and representatives of civil society on gender and the content of CEDAW by various trainers, who took different approaches to ...more
Feb. 26, 2018, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Hajar Tahriri Niksefat, the head of the women’s committee in Raisi’s election headquarters in the northern province of Gilan, told Al-Monitor she believed that educating children on gender equality was “not necessarily to the child’s benefit, but could also be oppressive.” Niksefat, who previously served as a legislator in Iran’s seventh parliament (2004-2008)" (Para 5).