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Sept. 22, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Twenty years later, Schiappa, now 34, is France's secretary for gender equality and the youngest member of President Emmanuel Macron's cabinet. One of her major goals, she says, is to make France's public spaces safer for women and girls" (para 4). "Schiappa has already identified 10 companies that have the biggest pay gaps and invited representatives to attend gender-equality training next month, arranged by her ministry" (para 21).
Sept. 21, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Exact stats aren't tracked, but there are an estimated 17,000 to 32,000 rape-related pregnancies in the United States each year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures"(para 7)
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: GP-DATA-3

The Attorney-General's Office monitors compliance with The CEDAW and addresses, investigates and responds to complaints and claims made. (NLI: P3)
Aug. 15, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Thirteen years ago, Maasai elders appointed Kanunga as the chief moran , or warrior, in Entasopia, a lush oasis of trees and pasture in the otherwise desert flats of southern Kenya. He’s now in charge of 750 men between the ages of 14 and 30. Since he received training in 2013 from a nongovernmental organization about female genital mutilation’s dangers, he has held meetings with men and women to educate them about these risks, including diseases, psychological trauma and complications during childbirth"(para 5)
Aug. 14, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"A year ago, Afghani was appointed a deputy minister in the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled. But there is still not enough political will to address women’s issues in the government, she says"(para 21)
Aug. 14, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Vennetia Danes, of the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, said her office will strengthen its efforts to respond to the needs of survivors, and to prevent violence from taking place. 'The findings are strong evidence for policies to end violence against women,' she said" (para 18).
July 20, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Of the three countries examined, Tunisia is the only country with a committee that addresses 'women’s affairs' explicitly. In Algeria and Morocco, women’s issues are included in social issues committees that also address such topics as children, rights of the disabled, the elderly, labor, and health" (para 3).
July 20, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Of the three countries examined, Tunisia is the only country with a committee that addresses 'women’s affairs' explicitly" (para 3).
July 20, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Of the three countries examined, Tunisia is the only country with a committee that addresses 'women’s affairs' explicitly. In Algeria and Morocco, women’s issues are included in social issues committees that also address such topics as children, rights of the disabled, the elderly, labor, and health" (para 3).
July 5, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-3

¨Nevertheless, before she entered No. 10 Downing Street, Mrs. May herself may have played a role in reinforcing gender stereotypes. When she was the minister for women and equality in 2011, she said that ´traditional gender-based workplace dress codes´ had not held her back and argued that they encouraged ´a sense of professionalism´ in the workplace¨(para 14)
July 5, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-3

¨Since she was appointed minister of social equality just a few months ago, Gila Gamliel of the Likud Party has appeared before the Committee to Advance the Status of Women no less than three times. This rate is exceptional, considering her busy schedule, and is about more than just her involvement in the struggle for gender equality. It also has to do with the excellent relationship she has nurtured with that committee’s chair, Israeli-Arab Knesset member Aida Touma-Sliman of the Joint List¨(para 1).¨Gamliel is part of the younger generation of women in the Likud Party promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the last election. The ministry that she heads ...more
June 6, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The new regieme’s minister of women’s affairs [is] Chandrani Bandara" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 22:10 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
May 22, 2017, 7:08 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone

“Sierra Leone also became the 15th African country to join the African Union campaign to end ‘child marriage’ in August. (The Gambia and Tanzania ruled to ban 'child marriage' in July). Equality Now Africa staffers attended the national campaign launch and met with Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs, the Hon. Rugiatu Neneh Turay” (para 7).
March 24, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The commission is chaired by a representative from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor and is composed of representatives from the Justice Ministry, Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Women’s Rights, Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Education and Professional Training, Ministry of the Interior and Territorial Collectivities, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, IBESR, Office of National Migration, OPC, and two civil society human rights groups" (22-23). "Students at the magistrate school--who serve as new judges, prosecutors, and court clerks upon graduation--received training on SGBV and strategies for improved investigation and prosecution of such crimes, victim assistance, and evidentiary procedures" (25). "Government and international partners also conducted mentoring sessions ...more
March 20, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Women’s Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Labor monitored the legal rights of women, but its role was limited to employment-related services. The bureau also held seminars on leadership and gender equity problems for women throughout the country. The constitution provides for a Women and Gender Equality Commission to draw attention to problems that affect the development of women" (11).
March 16, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Social Action and the Promotion of Women and Children worked to advance legal equality for women, who faced discrimination throughout society, but particularly in rural areas where opportunities were limited" (23).
March 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The government’s Secretariat for Women’s Affairs advises the president on interagency coordination of policies affecting women and their development. Several NGOs working on women’s issues reported the secretariat maintained a low profile and was not as engaged with members of civil society as it had been in the past" (17).
March 10, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In the 2014 Gender Inequality Index (GII), Taiwan was ranked 5th after Denmark, meaning it had the 5th lowest rate of inequality out of 155 countries; South Korea was 24, Japan was 27, and the United States was 56th. Taiwan ranked 43rd place in the 2015 Gender Gap Index (GGI), calculated by the World Economic Forum (WEF); the United States ranked 28th, China was 91, and Japan was 101 out of 145 countries. It should be noted that Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations or the WEF, so the rankings were calculated by Taiwan’s government. That being said, the fact that Taiwan is committed to independently tracking ...more
March 7, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Women’s Bureau under the Office of the Vice President oversees programs to provide for the legal rights of women" (22).
March 2, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"To curb the violence, the National Council for Women has adopted a number of measures that include amending Article 11 of the constitution to make it more equitable" (para 11). "To address the issue of harassment, the National Council for Women formed action groups under the banner of 'Let’s start [working] together against harassment,' in cooperation with representatives from the Interior, Justice and Religious Endowments Ministries. It devised a plan to help control street violence and reduce harassment of women and girls. The council created a hotline to report harassment and violence, and a million women in Egypt signed a petition supporting the council’s efforts to prevent violence. Meanwhile, in ...more
Feb. 27, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"'Child friendly' benches hear cases involving violence against children and women. Police officers were required to receive domestic violence training from domestic NGOs and the Ministry of Women, Children, and Youth Affairs. There was a commissioner for women and children’s affairs on the EHRC" (27). "There was a commissioner for women and children’s affairs in the EHRC" (30).
Feb. 23, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The chancellor reviews legislation for compliance with the constitution; oversees authorities’ observance of fundamental rights and freedoms and the principles of good governance; and helps resolve accusations of discrimination based on gender, race, nationality (ethnic origin), color, language, religion, social status, age, disability, or sexual orientation" (9-10).
Feb. 15, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Government officials regularly cooperated with local associations offering training and education to citizens on human rights issues such as women’s rights" (17). "The Ministry for the Promotion of Women and Family Planning is responsible for promoting the rights of women and conducted awareness-raising events and workshops during the year to combat discrimination" (20).
Feb. 15, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Office for the Attention of Women and Interfamily Violence, headed by Colonel Teresa Martinez, was linked to emergency call lines to facilitate quick response services. The emergency call lines were linked to the 911 emergency response system. The system only served Santo Domingo and surrounding areas, however. The Office for the Attention of Women and Interfamily Violence had a trained police officer in six of the 17 satellite violence prevention and attention unit offices" (29).
Feb. 10, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimin- eringsombudsmannen, or DO) is a government agency that fights discrimination and protects equal rights and opportunities for everyone. The Equality Ombudsman reviews situations concerning gender equality in the workplace, the school system and other areas. It is also responsible for ensuring that the law regarding parental leave is followed and that parents who go on leave are not adversely affected at work. The Equality Ombudsman primarily oversees compliance with the Dis- crimination Act. This law prohibits discrimination related to gender, transgender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disabil- ity, age, religion or other belief" (2). "In Sweden, gender mainstreaming is seen as the main strategy for ...more
Feb. 3, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Office of the Advisor for the Equality of Women has primary responsibility for combating discrimination against women, but advocacy groups reported that the office remained seriously underfunded. The government continued its national public policy for gender equity. The policy includes directives for affording women access to economic autonomy, decision-making positions, health and reproductive rights, and a life free of violence, as well as incorporating a gender focus into education" (40).
Feb. 2, 2017, 6:09 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"In local [Kurdish] government, boards and committees have male and female co-executives, with one exception: the Women’s Affairs Department. Any decision-making process regarding women can be made only by women" (para 4).
Feb. 2, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Chile

"The ministry is in charge of protecting women’s legal rights and is the only government office that deals specifically with discrimination against women. Women’s centers throughout the country helped establish equal rights for women by offering services such as training, counseling, and legal advice" (12).
Feb. 2, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"President Kabila appointed a presidential advisor on sexual violence and child recruitment in July 2014. She raised awareness of the problems of sexual violence throughout the country and encouraged efforts to remove child soldiers from the SSF" (12). "On March 31, FARDC leadership and some government ministers signed a pledge to combat rape in war. The pledge requires all FARDC commanders to take a number of actions, such as disciplining and assuring prosecution of alleged perpetrators of SGBV, facilitate access to perpetrators for military prosecutors, and raise awareness of SGBV" (26).
Jan. 31, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"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...Ziada said being part of this government group, founded in 2012 by presidential decree to empower and represent women across the country, does not diminish her ability to call out problems. 'On the contrary, [it] gives me more power and a louder voice,' she said" (para 3-4).