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Latest items for GP-DATA-3

Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party for its high-level delegation, which was headed by the Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Women, Mariam Al Khalifa, and included experts from relevant ministries, the parliament and the judicial authority involved in the implementation of the provisions of the Convention. The Committee appreciates the constructive dialogue that took place between the delegation and the Committee" (pg 1). "The Committee notes the restructuring of the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Women, the many awareness-raising and training activities carried out and the establishment of equal opportunity units in various ministries and government bodies. Nevertheless, the Committee reiterates its concern about the limited ...more
Jan. 12, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Egypt would not be the first Arab country to establish a Ministry for Women’s Affairs. Other countries, such as Tunisia, Lebanon and Palestine already took this step" (para 2).
Jan. 12, 2018, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Egyptian member of parliament Hiyam Halawa announced Dec. 3 that she had finalized a proposal for the establishment of a Ministry for Women's Affairs" (para 1). "The NCW had launched the Women's Empowerment Strategy 2030 earlier this year with the main objective to improve all female-related indicators by 2030" (para 10).
Jan. 8, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, GP-DATA-3

"'PoletikaH represents a complex challenge,' says Vijil, who works with the Center for the Study of Democracy. She highlights the machismo that pervades Honduran politics and society, and the lack of awareness about the gendered dynamics of key issues such as poverty and inequality" (para 11).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Domestic violence continued to be a serious and underreported problem. Statistics varied widely between reporting authorities. The Integrated National System for Criminal Statistics (SIEC) reported an average of 1,500 domestic violence cases per month nationwide, an increase of 11 percent from 2014. Through October, 25 women and one man were reported killed by their domestic partners or their domestic partners’ former spouses, according to government statistics. A SIEC report noted, however, that there was a substantial difference in the statistics reported by the PNP from police stations and those reported by the DIJ"(16)."The penal code also punishes individuals for selling or negotiating the purchase of sexual favors from persons in ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Working groups - which included Police, employees of the State Committee for Women and Family Affairs, and officials of the State Committee for Religious Affairs (SCRA) - raided bazaars and public places to reveal those who wear the hijab to punish them. Such raids were publicised in the local media and on State TV Jahonnamo in mid-July" (para 3). "State TV channel Jahonnamo broadcast on 19 July the authorities' anti-Hijab raid in Dushanbe's open-air market Shankhaibazaar, which was also reported by local news agency Asiaplus. As reported by it and in the video material of Jahonnamo TV, seen by Forum 18, Makhbuba Azimova, Press-Secretary of the State Committee for Women ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In response, the Ministry of Women and Family Affairs in 2014 created a draft bill criminalizing domestic violence" (para 4). "It is important to note that the Ministry of Women and Family Affairs developed the draft law with the input of civil society activists" (para 5).
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"While Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development Bassima Hakkaoui is a member of the PJD, the party’s views on women’s rights are more conservative than those of Moroccan activists who work on gender-based violence" (para 7).
Dec. 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Parliament approved the new law after the Cabinet, the National Council for Women (NCW) and civil associations submitted several draft laws in January 2016, December 2016 and September 2017, respectively, to amend the 1943 Inheritance law" (para 3).
Dec. 5, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LO-DATA-3, GP-DATA-3, NGOFW-DATA-3

"In Nepal, the Hills Leasehold Forestry and Forest Development Project, now completed, took an innovative approach to ensure women’s participation. User rights to forest land were leased to landless men and women. Households allocated land were responsible for rehabilitating the land and entitled to forest produce for 40 years. Recruitment of women group promoters was given special emphasis to mobilize women’s groups for participation in leasehold groups. Training on gender, leadership, basic literacy, and legal rights were provided to women, boosting their participation in the programs. Women participants saved time in collecting forest resources, and saw their active participation as a source of empowerment (World Bank 2009, p. 160)"(27)more
Dec. 1, 2017, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"The change in policy was announced by Princess Reema bint Bandar, who is vice president of women's affairs" (para 2).
Dec. 1, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In 2014 the government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection and its partners, started a move to close down all witch camps in the country" (para 11).
Nov. 27, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Hariri's newly appointed government is composed of 29 men and one woman, and a ministry for women's affairs was implemented for the first time in Lebanon. Led by Ogasapian, a parliamentarian from the Future Movement and consultant for private and public institutions on social cohesion and women's empowerment, this ministry will have the task of advocating for new laws and amendments favorable to the advancement of women in Lebanese society" (para 2).
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).