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Aug. 9, 2020, 8:25 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Fortunately, in Iceland, there's a ministry to complacency on gender equality. The ministry of gender equality, as in Harry Potter, is magic. But unlike the fictional novel, this ministry is real. The country created agency to check and balance progress on advancing equality as part of revisions to the Act on Equal Status and Equal Rights of Women and Men. The agency includes a three part council which includes the Equal Status Council, the Complaints Committee, and a new Centre for Gender Equality. Together these agencies research, advertise, advocate, and check laws on gender equality. Their goal is to create a legal, cultural, historical, social and psychosocial approach to gender...more
July 28, 2020, noon
Countries: Argentina
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"We highlight our concern regarding the lack of reliable, disaggregated by sex and age data in every regard" (1).
July 26, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Recent scandals over Abe's appointment of female cabinet ministers, forcing two high profile women ministers to resign, have also tarnished his female friendly agenda. If Abe cannot achieve or even approach a 30% target in his own government, one can question how serious such targets really are" (8).
June 23, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In accordance with the national plan of action, during the period 2014–2017 the Committee on Women and the Family organized 9 conferences, 125 round tables, and 270 meetings for civil servants at which it circulated the text of the Convention and the concluding recommendations. It is also conducting broad public outreach activities in accessible form — booklets and information materials about women’s rights in general" (2). "Courses have been held to enhance the capacity of law enforcement and defence [ministry] personnel, judges, ministries and departments, lawyers and local authorities on issues relating to the promotion of women’s rights and gender equality" (3). "Under the State programme for the education, selection...more
June 23, 2020, 5:54 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee notes with concern that the State party lacks a national human rights institution in accordance with the principles relating to the status of national institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights (the Paris Principles) and that the Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Commissioner cannot issue legally binding decisions or take cases of discrimination against women to court either on behalf of the complainant or ex officio in cases of general interest" (3). "The Committee notes that the interministerial gender mainstreaming working group, coordinated by the Equality Policies Department of the Ministry of Social Affairs, was tasked in 2011 with training government employees on and drafting strategies...more
June 23, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Judicial Academy provides training to judges and prosecutors, while the Lawyers’ Academy provides training for lawyers. The Judicial Academy provides appropriate information relating to the exercise of human and minority rights and gender equality, as well as specific application of key human rights conventions, both during initial trainings and during continual trainings. The Judicial Academy has trained more than 400 judges and prosecutors on the implementation of the Law on Prevention of Domestic Violence, which took effect on 1 June 2017" (4). "The Coordination Body for Gender Equality (CBGE), established by the Government’s Decision of 2014, which is chaired by the female Deputy Prime Minister, has undertaken a number...more
June 22, 2020, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The community [Dehdadi district] is also home to several women’s shuras which are able to wield a degree of independent decision-making authority on matters perceived to be women’s issues" (pg 20). " A women’s NSP shura does exist [ in Shortepa district], although it has little decisionmaking authority and no access to funds. However, participation in this body has triggered a feeling among female residents that they should be able to take a more active role in the community relative to the men there" (pg 22). "The area [Bamiyan district] has good access to government and NGO-provided services, including credit and savings services, agricultural extension and vocational training, as well...more
May 31, 2020, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"After the election, the first action concerning women and children with the newly formed government was merging the Ministry of Family and Social Policies and the Ministry of Labor and Social Security in July. Against this, Women’s Assemblies made a statement emphasizing that 'If there is no Ministry of Women, we are here'" (para 35).
May 31, 2020, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"With regard to para. 20 of the Concluding Comments, the adoption of the Law on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women created conditions for conducting awareness-raising campaigns on the Convention in a more effective manner. The contents and requirements of the Convention were disseminated in the context of the Law on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women on many occasions, in particular, on the occasion of March 8, the International Women’s Day, July 30, the anniversary of the promulgation of the Decree on Gender Equality and November 16, Mothers’ Day. The Law on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women was included...more
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Between 2009 and 2014, Guatemala’s School of Judicial Studies ran 25 basic legal training programmes for members of the judiciary and paralegals nationwide, as well as for the Comprehensive Care for Victims (SAI) teams. Some 52,372 people attended the courses, which addressed the following topics: gender mainstreaming; implementation of international human rights and justice administration standards; human trafficking, and analysis of laws and regulations relating to violence against women. (See annex 1. articles 1, 2 and 3; table 1.)" (12). "The President’s Planning and Programming Secretariat (SEGEPLAN) put together an information strategy on women’s rights, expanding on the notion of “discrimination against women” and disseminating it through news spots" (14)....more
April 4, 2020, 8:45 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Organic Law No. 12/2013/OL of 12 September 2013 on State finances and property, which enforces accountability measures for gender-sensitive resource allocation across all sectors, programmes and projects through gender budget statements" (2). "The Committee appreciates the progress achieved by the State party in the implementation and mainstreaming of women’s rights and commends it on its national machinery for the advancement of women, which is coordinated by the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion. It notes with appreciation that gender focal persons at the provincial and district levels facilitate gender mainstreaming. It is concerned, however, about the absence of regional gender-equality bodies" (4). "There is no centralized system of data collection...more
Feb. 11, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Whereas there were 6 female-headed ministries from 2005-2006, no woman was appointed to a senior post in the new 44-member cabinet after the 2010 elections. Only two ministries of state were offered to women, one without portfolio lost her position as part of Prime Minister Al-Maliki’s downsizing, leaving only one female Minister: Ibtihal Al-Zaidi, who was appointed Minister of State for Women’s Affairs. She herself stated that her Ministry: “has no jurisdiction over the directorate of women’s welfare or increasing funds allocated to widows". In fact, she argued "the Ministry is no more than an executive-consultation bureau with a limited budget and no jurisdiction on implementing resolutions or activities". Her...more
Feb. 5, 2020, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In the two chambers of Parliament there is a commission on 'health, social affairs, family and gender'. Between 2012 and 2015, they organized special workshops to raise awareness of gender issues in connection with various sectors of national life: (i) parliamentary day for advocacy on issues of gender and indigenous peoples, monitoring of development policies and programmes, with the Senate and the Network of Parliamentarians and development (RPRDP) (October 2012) (ii) 'Gender mainstreaming and gender-responsive budgeting' (2013), parliamentary day on the rights of indigenous peoples (2014)" (7). "Each year the ministries, specialized associations and legal clinics are organizing awareness-raising campaigns on the rights of women in connection with the Convention...more
Jan. 30, 2020, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In 2014 multistakeholder working groups within the NDC focused on a wide spectrum of problems pertaining to human rights, including freedom of press and expression, women’s and minority rights, and religious diversity" (28)
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The state has gradually improved the gender statistics system. A comprehensive statistics system has been established on women’s development and it has been included in the routine statistics and statistical surveys undertaken by the state and relevant departments, and women’s health, well-being and development indicators and gender-disaggregated indicators have been standardized and improved. The state has gradually established a monitoring system for women’s conditions at the national and provincial (autonomous region, municipal) levels, worked out a statistical monitoring and indicator system, and established a system in which local governments and relevant departments produce comprehensive statistical reports and submit reports for review on a regular basis. In 1990, 2000 and 2010,...more
Nov. 14, 2019, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Shahindokht Molaverdi…[was appointed as] deputy minister for women's affairs" (para 5).
Oct. 25, 2019, 9:36 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The government took some steps to enforce the laws through administrative methods, through the Ministry of Women’s Conditions" (28).
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).