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Feb. 17, 2019, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Under the “Governing with the People” programme, the “Governing with the Police” Council (3 March 2010) made possible the adoption of commitments to strengthen the National Civil Police, including commitments 29 and 30 by the National Coordination Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Violence against Women (CONAPREVI) on organizing workshops to raise awareness of women’s human rights aimed at National Civil Police personnel and a campaign within the National Civil Police on sexual violence against women. As a result of these commitments, CONAPREVI has coordinated, designed and implemented an awareness initiative aimed at 200 female police officers. Training courses for law enforcement and justice personnel include human rights...more
Feb. 14, 2019, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development, and Family Welfare has a mandate to promote the rights of women. The National Women Entrepreneur Council, operating under the ministry, is a semiautonomous government body established to promote the economic empowerment of women" (para 59).
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The documentation centre of the Juárez Commission opened in 2007 and possesses over 480 printed and electronic titles, with particular emphasis on the topics of gender, women and human rights. In the course of 2008, requests for documents and materials relating to the Centre’s main theme, namely women, were sent to 20 gender study centres in national universities, 32 state human rights commissions and 32 state women's institutes. Exchanges of experience on bibliographical work with a gender focus also took place with bibliography experts from the Colegio de México" (81). "It should be noted that CONAVIM has a model Women's Justice Centre in which government bodies and civil society organization...more
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 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" (page 22).
Feb. 7, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The National Commission for Lebanese Women, headed by the president’s wife, is the highest governmental body addressing women’s issues. Due to the continuing presidential vacancy, this post remained vacant" (Pg 29).
Feb. 6, 2019, 2:48 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"No specific office exists to enforce the legal rights of women, but the MOGCSP and the Women, Peace, and Security Secretariat (established within the MOGCSP to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325) generally are responsible for promoting women’s rights" (Pg 17).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Minister for Women and Equalities leads on delivering the UK Government’s gender equality strategy" (4). "The Women and Equalities Select Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom" (8).
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Progress in protecting women and children against domestic violence improved during the year, compared with previous years, due to increased attention to the issue through training and media campaigns. The Ministry of Internal Affairs continued capacity building in this field including training sessions for police officers handling domestic violence cases. According to various NGOs and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the issuance of protective orders and the effectiveness of their implementation depended on the attitude of authorities. Reports that police officers were not diligent in ensuring either proper protection of victims or proper execution of measures prescribed by protective orders continued. NGOs maintained that authorities relied excessively on NGOs to...more
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to train members of the judiciary in women’s rights and in combating trafficking in persons" (pg. 3).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on the substantial increase in financial resources for the Authority for the Advancement of the Status of Women and the development of an overarching gender mainstreaming policy and plan of action that incorporates action on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and involves governance structures at the national and local levels. The Committee also welcomes the adoption of government resolution No. 36, in May 2015, to establish a ministerial committee on social equality mandated to promote gender equality in areas covered by the Convention. The Committee notes the “gradual gender analysis” of the State budget and efforts to define the responsibilities of the gender equality...more
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"In a country where women occupy only three percent of the parliament seats, Lebanon’s first women’s affairs minister - a man - is supporting a campaign to attract more female politicians" (Para 1).
Jan. 17, 2019, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The ANC, and the ANC Women’s’ League (ANCWL) in particular is making a huge contribution through the many struggles and victories we have attained' (Para 20).
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"'Ever since we started our term, we have been waiting for this bill,' said Iranian parliamentarian Tayyebeh Siavoshi of the Provision of Security for Women Bill, which expands the legal definition of violence against women. 'Both we and the Vice Presidency for Women and Family Affairs have repeatedly asked the judiciary to send this bill to the parliament. It has been almost three years and we have yet to receive this bill'" (Para 1).
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The National Assembly Women’s Caucus was established by the National Assembly in 2010 is an organization of female members of the National Assembly under the supervision of the National Assembly Standing Committee. The NA Women’s Caucus focuses on mainstreaming gender equality into law making process, the exercising oversight over the implementation of the Constitution, laws and policies concerning gender equality, women’s advancement and mother and child issues in order to achieve the relevant MDGs, promote the development and protection of women and children" (Pg 7). "The NCAW, as the inter-ministerial mechanism mandated to assist and support the Government on the promotion of the advancement of women, acting as the national...more
Dec. 21, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The government initiated a “Council of Peers” during the year, with participation of each ministry and the major labor organizations, to institutionalize changes to promote gender sensitivity and integration at all levels of public administration, including budget proposals and government programs" (page 23). "In September the Ministry of Social Affairs announced that it organized training for 54 social workers during the year related to the prevention of sexual violence against children, particularly girls" (page 24).
Dec. 14, 2018, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-5

"Colonel Qaddafi, in his bizarre style, had opened opportunities for women in ways that few other Arab strongmen ever did. “It is an undisputed fact that both man and woman are human beings,” Colonel Qaddafi wrote in the Green Book, his magnum opus of philosophical musings. He expanded women’s education, sharply reduced illiteracy among women, enabled women to enter new professions, and conspicuously included uniformed women in both the army and the police" (3).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on its high-level delegation, which was headed by the Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs), Ayanna Webster-Roy, and included representatives of the Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs)" (page 1). "The Committee also notes that the State party is establishing an interministerial committee on gender equality, a national commission on gender equality and women’s empowerment, and departmental gender focal points" (page 4-5). "The Committee . . . is concerned at: . . . (e) Information that training for law enforcement officers is gender neutral" (page 7).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-3

" National Women’s Institute (INMUJERES), the federal institution charged with directing national policy on equal opportunity for men and women" (para. 20).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-3

" National Women’s Institute (INMUJERES), the federal institution charged with directing national policy on equal opportunity for men and women" (para. 20).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The law provides for the establishment of prevention-of-violence and monitoring centers to offer economic, psychological, legal, and social assistance. As of December 2015, Ministry of Family and Social Policies (MOFSP) reported there were 135 women’s shelters run by the government (100) or civil society (four) and local administrations (31) and 40 in-take centers (SONIMs) operated by the ministry" (page 55). "The Jandarma reported more than 100 personnel working in the children and women’s department and the public order department received training related to domestic abuse or gender-based violence. In addition 1,050 Jandarma officers in training received a course on this topic. The Ministry of Family and Social Policies reported that...more
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"While the Government asserts that there is no gender discrimination, the lack of gender-sensitivity among justice personnel at both national and village levels hinders reporting of sexual violence. The State Report references capacity-building trainings to the police force, judicial personnel, social workers, and health personnel, yet provides little information about implementation on a national scale, or regarding the substance, duration, or frequency of these trainings. In fact, most justice personnel have had little to no training on how to deal with victims of sexual violence" (page 21). "The Government-run awareness-raising trainings to teach women about the criminal laws protecting their rights are largely ineffective. For one, such Government-run trainings have...more
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-3

"The Committee remains concerned that the representation of women in highlevel posts, the Supreme People’s Assembly, local assemblies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, higher education, the judiciary and the security and police forces remains extremely weak" (8).
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"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 adviser working to advance women’s issues" (para 156)
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Women, Family, and Childhood was responsible for ensuring the rights of women. The Ministry of Justice was responsible for combating domestic violence" (page 14). "The Ministry of Women, Family, and Childhood has a directorate for gender equality that implements programs to combat discrimination" (page 16).
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"According to UN reporting, the government renamed the Center for Women and Family and elevated it to the Vice Presidency for Women and Family Affairs. The entity continued to maintain a conservative position and suggested only reforms that were aligned with the government’s existing policy and interpretation of Islam" (para 154)
Oct. 5, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of plans of action and strategies on equality. It also notes with appreciation that in October 2016 the Prime Minister decided to establish a position of Commissioner on Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men in the Cabinet of Ministers. While noting the ongoing reform with regard to decentralization, the Committee is concerned that there is no reference to gender equality. The Committee is concerned that the administrative reform of 2010 and the related restructuring has weakened the national machinery for the advancement of women and resulted in a lack of continuity in gender equality policies. It is also concerned at the limited capacity...more
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Amid public outcry over a string of brutal assaults, the Indian Home Ministry announced the creation of a new division to address issues related to security of women" (para 3).
Oct. 3, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The government of national unity of 28 ministers headed by Chahed includes three women: Minister of Tourism and Handicraft Salma al-Loumi al-Raqiq, Minister of Women, Family and Childhood Naziha Obeidi and Minister of Youth and Sports Majdouline Cherni" (para. 21).
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The National Committee to Monitor Implementation of the Convention prepared a report and collected data and information in cooperation with the Women’s Affairs Department in the Ministry of Social Development, specialized ministerial departments and relevant civil society associations" (Pg 4). "Based on paragraphs 19 and 20 of the Committee’s concluding observations concerning the need to provide Oman’s national machinery with adequate human and financial resources and the need for a coordinated gender mainstreaming strategy, the Ministry of Social Development has worked to provide specialized, experienced staff to the General Directorate for Family Development, the woman and family departments and the Committee to Monitor Implementation of the Convention. A special budget...more
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In 2012 the administration re-established the Ministry of Gender, Family, and Human Rights, which in November 2014 was renamed the Ministry of Law and Gender" (17).