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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
April 16, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption of the following: (a) National Development Plan (2013-2018), to integrate a gender perspective into the plans and programmes within the eleventh five -year plan" (2). "The Committee welcomes the fact that the National Commission for Women and Children, which is the body responsible for coordinating the advancement of women, has been strengthened by, among other things, increasing its human resources and appointing a minister as its Chair. The Committee also notes that the Commission is currently undergoing an organizational review, following...more
April 12, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GP-DATA-3

[Hong Kong] "There is an Office of the Ombudsman and an Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC). The government appoints both the ombudsman and the EOC commissioners, who were independent in their operations. Both organizations operated without interference from the government and published critical findings in their areas of responsibility. EOC commissioner York Chow served as a vocal public advocate on minority rights, antidiscrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and intersex (LGBTI) individuals, access to public and commercial buildings for persons with disabilities, and other issues within the EOC’s responsibility" (page 112). "[Hong Kong] The law authorizes the EOC to work towards the elimination of discrimination and harassment as well as to...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Since 2012, actors in the justice system have been involved in capacity-building workshops on gender-based violence conducted by the Ministry of Solidarity, the Family, Women and Children, United Nations system agencies, the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire and civil society organizations. To date, 200 judges, prosecutors, lawyers and clerks have benefited from capacity-building initiatives on the response to gender-based violence. Other actors involved in the judicial chain, including military and paramilitary forces, have been receiving training since 2011" (10). "A caucus of women parliamentarians, established in May 2014 with the support of the Ministry for the Advancement of Women and the Family and the Protection of Children, is working...more
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Based on 2016 statistics, there were 50 judicial units and 78 courts specializing in gender-based violence" (p. 23).
April 10, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"For the first time, an Arab citizen of Israel, Aida Touma Suliman, chaired a permanent committee in the Knesset, the Committee on the Status of Women" (33). "The government stated police had developed procedures and trained special investigators to deal with domestic violence, sex offenses, and the violation of protective orders in diverse communities, including the Arab community" (36). "The Authority for the Advancement of the Status of Women in the Prime Minister’s Office works to mainstream women’s participation in the government and private sector and to combat sexual harassment and domestic violence. The authority requires every city, local council, and government ministry to have an advisor working to advance...more
April 9, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Promote capacity-building programmes for judges, prosecutors and lawyers on the Convention, the Optional Protocol thereto, the Committee’s general recommendations and its views on individual communications and inquiry findings, to enable them to invoke the foregoing before the national courts and interpret national legislation accordingly" (2). "The Committee welcomes the creation, within the newly appointed federal Government, of a full-fledged Minister of Status of Women position. The Committee is, nevertheless, concerned about: (a) The lack of clear and coherent coordination and management of gender mainstreaming efforts between the federal and the provincial or territorial level, the uneven level of implementation of the Convention at the provincial or territorial level, and the...more
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"A limited number of women held senior government positions, including that of Vice President of Women and Family Affairs, and the president’s assistant for civil rights" (30).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In April UNODC released a statement stating the agency trained 283 penitentiary officials in workshops on international standards for treatment of prisoners held in eight cities in 2016 and 2017. Training included special instruction on the “specific needs” of female inmates and inmates who were considered particularly vulnerable" (p. 6).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Social Development is the umbrella-organization for women’s issues. The ministry provided support for women’s economic development through the Oman Women’s Association and local community development centers" (15).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: GP-DATA-3

There is The Women's ministry. JSM - Coder comment. "Police training programs addressed sexual or gender-based violence and domestic abuse" (p. 10).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: GP-DATA-3

Exists "the Ministry of Women and Gender Equality. The ministry is in charge of protecting women’s legal rights and is specifically tasked with combatting discrimination against women" (p. 10).
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Police continued to train officers on internal investigations, victims’ rights, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and trafficking in persons" (para 27). "The Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability, and Social Welfare conducted public education campaigns to combat domestic violence and rape" (para 82).
March 22, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The institution of the CGE [Commissioner for Gender Equality] was established in 2014 by the President of the Republic with competence to further promote gender equality issues and women’s rights in Cyprus" (9). "In 2013-2014 and 2015-2016, the APHFV, in collaboration with the MOEC and the CPCR, organized several national campaigns aimed at raising awareness among teachers and parents on combating domestic violence, and on promoting positive parenting. Further, the Office of the CAHRP, the MIGS, the Cyprus Academy of Public Administration (CAPA) and the ACPCDV have completed a two-year European project known as the 'Campaign on Zero Tolerance of Violence against Women and Girls in Cyprus' (2013-2015). Through promoting...more
March 22, 2019, 8:47 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Police received training in treating victims of domestic violence, and agencies provided hotlines to report abuse. The RCMP, Ontario and Quebec provincial police services, and various municipal police forces announced reviews of their handling of sexual assault allegations" (p. 10).
March 18, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"According to the Ministry of Gender and Equality, in July nearly seven out of 10 of the country’s top 500 companies were found to have zero women at the executive level" (27) South Korea has a Ministry of Gender Equality (AMG-CODER COMMENT).
March 18, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The government budgeted 125 million euros ($150 million) to fund its 2017-19 interministerial plan to combat violence against women, a 50-percent increase over the previous three-year plan. The program’s three main objectives were ensuring women’s access to rights, strengthening public action to protect the most vulnerable groups, such as children, young women, and women living in rural regions, and uprooting the culture of sexism" (p. 17).
March 18, 2019, 7:25 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-3

Theres is "the government’s Interministerial Agency for the Protection of Women against Violence and Combatting Human Trafficking (MIPROF)" (p. 17).
March 15, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Department of Women’s Affairs played a role in implementing family protection… The Department of Women worked with regional and international organizations to increase women’s access to the formal justice system and educate women about their rights under the law" (9).
March 15, 2019, 7 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The ministry reported having trained 15,000 police officers on domestic violence issues since 2012" (p. 11).
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2012 of the State party’s eighth periodic report (CEDAW/C/NOR/8) in undertaking legislative reforms, including at the constitutional level, in particular the adoption of the following: (...) (b) Equality and Anti-Discrimination Act and Act on the Equality and Anti Discrimination Ombud and Equality and Anti-Discrimination Tribunal, in 2017" (2). "The absence of systematic gender training and capacity-building programmes for judges and lay judges" (7).
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Pursuant to recommendation 12(a), the Presidential Council for Women’s Equity was ratified as such by Decree No. 672/2017, retaining the functional competencies it had had since 2010. As the national mechanism for advancing women’s rights, the Council has the technical capacities and mission skills to influence decision-making for gender mainstreaming in different sectors of the public administration and to provide these, and local governments, with programmes addressing the particular concerns of women in the territories, through the establishment of inter-institutional agreements respecting the principles of subsidiarity, concurrence and complementarity" (4). "The judiciary is implementing guidelines for the care and protection of women victims of sexual violence as well as a...more
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"This information is included in the compendium 'Women and Men of Kazakhstan' published by the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy (hereinafter — the Statistics Committee), and is also posted on the Internet site http://stat.gov.kz/faces/wcnav_ externalId/" (6). This shows that the government publishes statistics disaggregated by gender (CCS-CODER COMMENT). "Judges undertake to explain the provisions of the Convention to the parties in court proceedings. One result of the gender awareness training carried out among judges has been the use of references to the provisions of international treaties, including the Convention, in court decisions. Whereas previously such references were made primarily in civil cases, now the Convention is also...more
March 7, 2019, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The National Assembly also has a commission dealing with the rights of women and children" (11). "The Bureau for Women and Children under the Ministry of Justice and Police worked to protect the legal rights of women and children" (12).
March 7, 2019, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

There is "The Gender Equality Bureau in the Cabinet Office" (p.14).
March 7, 2019, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Women held two of the 20 seats in the cabinet following the August 3 cabinet shuffle but none of the three senior posts in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party" (p. 10).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Supreme Court’s Office of Women trained judges, secretaries, and clerks to handle court cases related to women’s problems and to ensure equal access for women to positions in the court system. The office also trained judges, prosecutors, judicial staff, and law enforcement agents to increase awareness of gender-related crimes and develop techniques to address gender-related cases and victims" (p. 16).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Two of 22 cabinet ministers were women" (p. 12). "More than 2,800 officials and service providers received training in preventing gender-based violence" (p. 15).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Women, Family, and Community Development is responsible for safeguarding the rights of persons with disabilities" (26).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-3, EWCMS-PRACTICE-3

"For example, in February 2016, the Committee provided a training course on the number of issues relating to human rights, including women’s rights, for the Qatari Armed Forces General Command. In April 2016, it provided a workshop on national legislation, including legislation concerning women, and the perspective of the National Human Rights Committee on such legislation, aimed at law enforcement personnel in the police, the public prosecutor’s office and the courts" (20).