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Latest items for GP-DATA-3

Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Violence against women was reported as a significant problem both inside and outside the home. No information was available on government efforts to combat rape, domestic violence, and other societal violence directed against women"(12)
Nov. 7, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The work environment in Palestine suffers from violations of labor rights in general and women’s rights specifically, as women are the weakest entity in their patriarchal society. Consequently, the Palestinian Ministry of Labor and the National Committee for Women’s Employment (NCWE) coordinated with the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU), with the support of the International Labor Organization, to launch the first Guideline for Women’s Employment Rights on Oct. 4 in Ramallah"(para 1)."NCWE coordinator and head of the Gender Unit at the Ministry of Labor in Ramallah Iman Assaf told Al-Monitor that the guideline was the result of the ministry’s inclination to increase working women’s awareness of their rights"(para ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Moroccan police, prosecutors, judges, and other authorities often fail to prevent domestic abuse, punish the abusers, or assist survivors, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the Moroccan government. In part, that is because Moroccan laws don’t provide officials with guidance on responding effectively"(1).This could potentially be interpreted as lack of gender training (ENB-Coder Comment)."A bill on violence against women, which includes provisions on domestic violence, was developed by the Ministry of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development and the Ministry of Justice and Liberties and sent to the council of government for review in 2013"(3). "It [a proposed bill] also includes provisions to expand coordination of specialized ...more
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-3

"Even though there are no Nubian women in the Egyptian parliament, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appointed Makkah Abd al-Ilahi Abd al-Mawli as the Nubian women's representative to the National Council for Women"(para 15)
Oct. 30, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Egypt’s National Council for Women launched its campaign No to Underage Marriage on Oct. 15, in cooperation with the Ministry of Religious Endowments and Christian clerics" (para 1).
Oct. 26, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: GP-DATA-3, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Such 'honor killings' are commonplace in Pakistan, where roughly 1,000 women are slain every year by relatives, most of them men, who believe they have disgraced their families. In 2015, about 1,100 women died in honor killings, while another 900 suffered sexual violence and 800 attempted suicide or took their own lives, the country’s independent Human Rights Commission said in its 2015 report"(para 9)
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"There are no distinct state statistics about crimes committed against women in Russia, an omission that international monitoring institutions repeatedly advise state authorities to correct"(para 17)
Oct. 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"According to the ban on fetus sex tests and sex-selective abortions released by the National Health and Family Planning Commission in May 2016, any organizations or individuals involved in either of these practices would be punished"(para 19)
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).