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Latest items for GP-DATA-3

Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Social Affairs and Gender Equality mediated some domestic disputes but had no enforcement powers" (20). The government provided courses, seminars, conferences, and media programs to sensitize the population and government agencies to the needs and rights of women. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Gender Equality held events around International Women’s Day to raise public awareness of these rights. The ministry also provided technical assistance and financial support to rural women" (21). "The secretary of state of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Gender Equality participated in a parade in Malabo marking International Women’s Day and held discussions with women from various ministries on women’s issues and...more
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Department of Social Welfare assisted 199,218 women… the great majority of cases involved physical, psychological, and sexual abuse" (25).
July 31, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The HRC board’s 18 full-time members included four women and at least three Shia; they received and responded to complaints submitted by their constituencies, including problems related to persons with disabilities, religious freedom, and women’s rights. The Consultative Council’s Human Rights Committee also actively followed cases and included women and Shia among its members; a woman served as chairperson of the committee" (39).
July 20, 2019, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Commission for Family Affairs, Ministry of Justice, and Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor shared responsibility for attempting to accord equal legal rights to women. Governmental involvement in civil rights claims, including cases against sexual discrimination, was stagnant, and most claims went unanswered" (Pg 46).
July 19, 2019, 4:56 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the establishment of the National Centre for the Advancement of Gender Equality, the placement of gender focal points in all ministries and the creation of a parliamentary network on gender. It is concerned, however, about the limited financial and human resources, as well as the scarce presence of similar mechanisms at the local level, and the difficulties faced in ensuring effective coordination between these entities and the Ministry for the Advancement of Women and Protection of Children to achieve gender mainstreaming throughout national and local government bodies" (6).
July 19, 2019, 9:48 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The government ran integrated service centers for women and children (P2TPA) in all 34 provinces and approximately 242 districts, which provided counseling and support services to victims of violence. The larger provincial service centers provided more comprehensive psychosocial services, while the quality of support at the district-level centers varied. Women living in rural areas or districts where no such center was established had difficulty receiving support services and some centers were only open for six hours a day and not the required 24 hours. Nationwide, police operated 'special crisis rooms' or 'women’s desks' where female officers received reports from female and child victims of sexual assault and trafficking and where...more
July 18, 2019, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee notes that, in 2012, the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family was assigned the function of the central State administration body for gender equality and the Department of Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities became responsible for the coordination of national policy on gender equality and non-discrimination. The Committee welcomes the increased human and financial resources for the Department and the creation of a grant scheme in 2012 to support the activities of non-governmental organizations promoting gender equality" (4). "The lack of comprehensive data on women facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, which prevents the State party from obtaining a basis for informed and targeted policy to...more
July 18, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"There are equally a plethora of policy, rules and programme interventions for the explicit goals of promoting and ensuring socio-economic development and empowerment in Bangladesh. The issue of gender and rights of the women is explicitly mentioned in many of the documents while in other, one might take it as implicit" (11). "The National Women Development Policy (WDP) was adopted in 2011 by the government amidst mush hope and fanfare. It is the first such government policy that seeks to ‘comprehensively’ respond to the issues of the women in Bangladesh, their rights and developmental aspirations. The WDP refers to CEDAW, to the spirit and aspiration of the 1971 Liberation War...more
July 17, 2019, 2:14 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-5

"The DGSN, in partnership with UN Women, also carried out activities to combat rape and other forms of gender-based violence (GBV). From January 30 to March 31, the two organizations trained 250 police officers in the Far North region on the protection of rights of women and children vis-a-vis national and international legal frameworks. Following the training, four special units referred to as “gender desks” were established in four divisions where Boko Haram was active: Diamare, Mayo-Tsanaga, Mayo-Sava, and Logone and Chari. The units were intended to serve as counseling centers for victims of GBV" (Pg 26).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"As of August women held three of the 31 ministerial positions" (p. 25).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"As of October women held only five of 26 ministerial positions" (p. 13).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The MoJ continued to train prosecutors, court clerks, gendarmes, police, and law enforcement officials on the Criminal Procedure Code, the Criminal Code, the Civil Code, the Civil Procedure Code and other legal provisions protecting women’s rights" (6). "The National Program for Public Administrative Reform 2015–2018 incorporates mainstreaming gender issues in the civil service, which includes mandatory training and improvements in the training curriculum for new recruits, current civil servants, and senior management. The GMAP for the Civil Service Phase III 2014–2018 of the Ministry of Civil Service (MCS) includes six strategies to promote gender equality in the civil service. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) Education Sector Plan...more
July 11, 2019, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Existing rules, policies and plans addressing gender-based violence against women are rarely implemented owing to stereotypes and gender bias, lack of gender sensitivity on the part of law enforcement officials and lack of capacity-building for judges and lawyers... Studies, surveys and disaggregated data on the extent of gender -based violence and its root causes are not updated" (5).
July 9, 2019, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The lack of gender mainstreaming in government strategies, such as the national strategy entitled ‘A society without barriers for persons with disabilities’, covering the period 2016-2020, and the lack of effective measures to implement gender budgeting" (4). "The Committee remains concerned at the lack of statistical data, disaggregated by sex, age, ethnicity, geographical location and socioeconomic background, and especially subsequent lack of analysis, which is necessary for an accurate assessment of the situation of women and to determine whether they suffer from discrimination, in particular multiple forms of discrimination, for informed and targeted policymaking and for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of the progress achieved towards the realization of women’s...more
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan

"Legal status and rights under family, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws are the same for men and women. The law prohibits discrimination based on gender, and the National Women’s Committee promoted the legal rights of women. Women historically have held leadership positions across all sectors of society, although they were not as prevalent as men, and cultural and religious practices limited their effectiveness. The government provided little data that could be used to determine whether women experienced discrimination in access to employment or credit or were paid less for substantially similar work. The labor code prohibits women from working in many industries open to men" (Pg 29).more
July 8, 2019, 12:38 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee welcomes the renewal of the national gender policy for the period 2012-2025 and the creation of a dedicated budget line, but is concerned that the institutional framework of the State party lacks the coordination and resources necessary to ensure its effective implementation" (5). "The Committee recommends that the State party enhance the collection, analysis and dissemination of comprehensive data, disaggregated by sex, age, disability, ethnicity, location and socioeconomic status, and the use of measurable indicators to assess trends in the situation of women and progress towards the realization by women of substantive equality in all areas covered by the Convention" (16).
July 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Women, Family, and Childhood has a directorate for gender equality that implements programs to combat discrimination" (page 16).
July 3, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"The Ministry of Social Solidarity is charged with providing assistance to victims of domestic violence. During the year ministry’s staff in each district included a gender-based violence focal point to coordinate a referral network, a coordinator for the Bolsa de Mae (Mother’s Purse) support fund, and two additional actors who focused on children’s issues. Due to staff shortages, the ministry had difficulty responding to all cases. To deal with this problem, the ministry worked closely with local NGOs and service providers to offer assistance to victims of violence, including shelters, a safe room at the national hospital, financial and food support, and escorts to judicial proceeding" (Pg 16).more
July 3, 2019, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan

"Five police stations were fully equipped and staffed with police officers trained, with OSCE support, to respond to family violence cases and address the needs of victims in a gender-sensitive manner. In rural areas the government and NGOs operated additional crisis centers and hotlines where women could seek guidance on domestic violence problems and legal assistance, but many centers lacked funding and resources. Local governments donated the premises of three of the shelters. The Committee for Women’s Affairs (within the government) had limited resources to assist domestic violence victims, but local committee representatives referred women to the crisis shelters for assistance" (Pg 20).
July 2, 2019, 12:52 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: GP-DATA-3, ATC-DATA-6

"The Ministry of Social Welfare, Women, and Child Affairs is responsible for matters pertaining to women. The Violence against Women Unit oversees branch units in 14 of the 18 states and the National Action Plan for Combating Violence against Women. It monitors and reports on women’s problems and works with civil society and other stakeholders" (Pg 63).
July 2, 2019, 7:58 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Women held only two of the nine ministerial positions in the Council of Ministers, while no women held deputy ministerial seats. In the Federation, women held four out of 16 ministerial seats" (p. 17 ). "In June a Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees report on the prevention and combat of domestic violence noted that more than 2,200 professionals working in administration, police agencies, health care, and social service institutions had received training on gender-based violence" (p. 20).
July 1, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The prime minister appointed a woman to the 26-seat cabinet" (p. 27).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"There was one female member in the cabinet" (p. 26).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"At the year’s end, there were one womenin the cabinet of 18 ministers" (p. 28).
June 28, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

Theres is "The Ministry of Women, Family, and Childhood" (p. 24).
June 26, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Women have never served on the Council of Elders in Puntland. Traditional clan elders, all men, selected members of Puntland’s House of Representatives. Two women served in the 66-member House of Representatives. The minister of women and family affairs and the minster of constitution, federalism, and democratization were women. The nine-member electoral commission included one woman" (Pg 30).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Act No. 4675 raising the National Women’s Secretariat to the level of Ministry of Women’s Affairs, in 2012" (2). "The Committee welcomes initiatives taken by the State party to raise the awareness of State media about gender-sensitive communication and to provide training for the communication directorates of State institutions" (5).
June 25, 2019, 7:13 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"The Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender, and Children’s Affairs has a mandate to protect the rights of women, but most international and domestic NGOs asserted the ministry did not have the resources, infrastructure, and support of other ministries to handle its assigned projects effectively. The ministry routinely relied on the assistance of international organizations and NGOs to help combat women’s rights violations" (Pg 21).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry for the Promotion of Women, the Family, and Children is responsible for ensuring the legal rights of women" (p. 23).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: GP-DATA-3

There is a "Ministry of Women, Child Protection, and Social Affairs" (p. 20).