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Latest items for GP-DATA-3

Jan. 8, 2021, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"A new General Secretary on Equality is going to be appointed the next days” (para. 3).
Jan. 1, 2021, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-3

“The National Council of Women said in a July 2 statement that the body was following the case closely. It called on the authorities to investigate the matter and prosecute as appropriate. The NCW also called on survivors “to file lawsuits against the accused so that he may get the legal punishment he deserves and to deter potential harassers’” (para. 8). “’To date, Egypt has no comprehensive law criminalizing sexual violence,' lamented Fatemah Khafagy, a prominent women's rights advocate. 'Rights advocates have been calling for a holistic approach to the problem rather than scattered provisions within the Penal Code stipulating penalties for offenders. A comprehensive law would spell out preventative...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"'The man who was running against her [as prime minister], he already declined a ministerial post during the last negotiations, saying he wanted to focus on his family. So that idea of family commitments was already there from a man,' said Tanja Auvinen, head of the gender equality unit at the ministry of health and social affairs" (para 16).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Rosselló’s replacement as governor, former secretary of state Wanda Vázquez, has long framed herself as an advocate for survivors of domestic abuse, as former head of the island’s Office for Women’s Rights" (para 33).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Rosselló’s replacement as governor, former secretary of state Wanda Vázquez, has long framed herself as an advocate for survivors of domestic abuse, as former head of the island’s Office for Women’s Rights" (para 33).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GP-DATA-3, RISW-PRACTICE-2

"Already, many kids are at risk of languishing in an endless cycle of poverty – an estimated 23 percent of the population survives on less than 1.25 dollars a day – particularly since the government slashed the budget allocation for the ministry of women and child development by 1.5 billion dollars this year" (para 21).
Jan. 1, 2021, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"chairperson of National Women Commission Sesha Chand Tara" (para 6).
Dec. 31, 2020, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Mr. López Obrador, a leftist populist, won the presidency more than a year ago by promising to transform Mexico into a more equal society, and he appointed the first cabinet with gender parity in Mexico’s history, giving prominent feminists top posts" (para 4). "Candelaria Ochoa, the head of the National Commission to Prevent and Eradicate Violence Against Women, a federal agency, said the government was still fine-tuning the campaign to specifically condemn violence against women" (para 15).
Dec. 31, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The report from Mexico’s interior department, the country’s National Women’s Institute and the UN Women agency said the annual femicide rate was 3.8 per 100,000 women in 1985 before it began a steady decline to 1.9 in 2007. From there it rose sharply to peak at 4.6 per 100,000 in 2012, tapering off in the following years and then rising again last year to 4.4. Of the 52,210 killings of women recorded over the 32-year period, nearly a third took place in the last six years, the report said" (para 2-3). "It recommended all levels of government tackle the problem by strengthening 'public policies to prevent violence and to achieve...more
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"According to information from the president’s office, the proposal to elect female deputy governors for all 34 provinces was initiated by the Women's Affairs Ministry and was approved by the cabinet earlier this week" (para 6).
Dec. 5, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-3

“On 20th May, the National Council for Women and the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood held the first meeting of the National Taskforce for Ending FGM. The taskforce is comprised of representatives of all concerned Ministries in addition to civil society, and development partners” (para 2).
Dec. 3, 2020, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: GP-DATA-3

“Customary Land Management Act No. 33, in 2013, ensur[es]…that women’s rights to customary land are not alienated” (1). “The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, in particular the adoption of the following: (a) National Gender Equality Policy (2015-2019); (b) Reproductive Health Policy (2015) and its Implementation Strategy (2016-2018), which increase women’s access to sexual and reproductive health services in the State party; (c) National Law and Justice Sector Strategy (2010-2017), addressing women’s rights and discrimination against women; (d) Gender Equity in Education Policy (2005-2015)” (2). “[T]he National Law and Justice...more
Nov. 24, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

“Other measures include obligatory training courses for civil servants and public sector employees on gender violence and prevention” (para 14).
Oct. 22, 2020, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"State party report (para 45) provides information about several awareness-raising and mandatory training courses on gender equality for civil servants53. It should be mentioned that civil society organizations have no information regarding the nature and the content of those training modules. It also remains unclear to what extent the given educational measure contributes to gender sensitization of civil servants. There is also no information on the system of indicators for assessing and monitoring the improvement of the gender situation supposedly introduced by the State (para 45b). It is highly problematic that those organizations and individuals who on ground work for the protection and promotion of women’s rights in Armenia are...more
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).