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Latest items for GP-DATA-3

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).
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The CNCD is the government body that deals with discrimination against women" (25).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The law provides equality for both genders...The NNP Office of the Superintendent of Women is responsible for enforcement...The Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman’s special prosecutor for women and the Nicaraguan Women’s Institute, the government entities responsible for protecting women’s rights, had limited effectiveness" (22).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The federal sex discrimination commissioner of the HRC undertakes research, formulates policy, and conducts educational work designed to eliminate gender discrimination. The Office for Women, under the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, focuses on reducing violence against women, promoting women’s economic security, and enhancing the status of women" (15-16).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"However, [the Committee] regrets that the report generally lacked statistics disaggregated by sex and qualitative data on the situation of women in a number of areas covered by the Convention, in particular in respect of women belonging to disadvantaged groups" (1). The government does not appear to be provided disaggregated data on gender issues as requested for CEDAW reporting purposes (AA-CODER COMMENT). "The Committee commends the State party for its high-level delegation, which was headed by the Director of the National Service for Women (SERNAM), Minister Carolina Schmidt Zaldivar, and included the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Chile to the United Nations in Geneva..." (1). SERNAM is part of...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"As part of the platform’s work, the National Institute for Women (INAMU), as the national mechanism for the advancement of women and coordinating entity of the process, has worked bilaterally with each entity…" (5). INAMU is a specific ministry within Costa Rica's government (AA-CODER COMMENT). "Other State institutions held training activities on the provisions of CEDAW, for female civil servants in agencies such as the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), the Legislature and the Executive, particularly the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), agriculture sector institutions and the Ministry of Health (MINSA). In the academic world, the National University played a leading role. In the judiciary, training events were held on...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Gender Equality Bureau in the Cabinet Office continued to examine policies and monitor developments" (15). "On August 28, the Diet passed a law that requires national and local governments, as well as private sector companies that employ at least 301 people, to analyze women’s employment in their organizations and release action plans to promote women’s participation and advancement" (26).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:06 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Gender Equality Bureau in the Cabinet Office continued to examine policies and monitor developments" (15). "On August 28, the Diet passed a law that requires national and local governments, as well as private sector companies that employ at least 301 people, to analyze women’s employment in their organizations and release action plans to promote women’s participation and advancement" (26).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry for Women addresses problems of discrimination and gender equality, and there is a minister for women in the cabinet" (9).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The government designed its Bureau of Women’s Affairs and Family Development to promote the legal rights of women, notably under the Bureau of Gender Equality Promotion, but it is not an independent agency" (38).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee...expresses concern that the Department of Women’s Affairs and Family Development has been tasked with additional operational duties..." (4). "The Committee remains concerned at the absence of a centralized data-collection system and at the deficiencies in compiling, analysing and processing reliable statistical data on the situation of women in all areas covered by the Convention" (14).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-3

"Until the September elections, the Ministry of Gender, Youth, and Child Development had primary responsibility for protecting women’s rights and advancement, and it sponsored income generation workshops for unemployed single mothers and nontraditional skills training for women. After the elections the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services assumed this responsibility" (14).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In February the government formed a Gender Balance Council to promote a greater role for female citizens who were working outside the home" (23). It is not entirely clear if this is a cabinet level position or not (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is an independent, nondepartmental public body that promotes and monitors human rights and protects, enforces, and promotes equality across nine “protected” grounds: age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, and gender reassignment. The sponsoring department is the Government Equalities Office. The commission was well funded and was considered effective" (14). The EHRC looks to be the closest thing the country currently has to a women's commission, as indicated by this report (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Department of Women’s Affairs played a role in implementing the Family Protection Act" (10).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee notes the existence of various institutions to advance women ’s rights, including the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the National Committee for the Advancement of Women and the Vietnamese Women’s Union" (4). "[The Committee] is concerned about: ...The lack of systematic collection of comprehensive data on violence against women" (5). "The Committee notes that the State party has developed national gender development statistical indicators but is concerned at the general lack of the disaggregated data necessary for an accurate assessment of the situation of women and identification of discrimination, for informed and targeted policymaking and for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of progress achieved towards the...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Women’s Union and the government’s National Committee for the Advancement of Women continued to promote women’s rights, including political, economic, and legal equality, and protection from spousal abuse" (41).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In an October 2014 report, the Federal Office for Gender Equality and the Federal Commission on Women outlined progress in women’s education levels and earning potential over the previous 15 years...Many cantons and some large cities had equality offices to handle gender problems" (16-17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The minister of women in the Presidency, the Commission for Gender Equality, the Commission for Employment Equity, and a number of other government bodies monitored and promoted women’s rights, as did numerous NGOs and labor unions" (34).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Women’s Development Division within the Ministry of Women, Youth, and Children’s Affairs also addressed women’s issues" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"There is no specialized government office devoted to women’s equality" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Congressional committees included Justice and Human Rights; Women and the Family; Labor; Andean, Amazonian, Afro-Peruvian Peoples and Environment and Ecology; Health, Population, and Persons with Disabilities; and Women and Social Development" (16). The report does not indicate if there is a cabinet level position, but there are at least two congressional committees that cover women's rights and issues (AA-CODER COMMENT). "The Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations reported that seven in 10 women had suffered physical or psychological abuse" (17). It appears there is a ministry-level position for women's rights (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Religion, Youth, and Community Development is responsible for women’s issues and has considerable influence over the government’s policy toward women" (17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Women, Children, and Social Welfare was responsible for the protection of persons with disabilities" (36).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The parliament has a women’s caucus, composed of members from the three parties with parliamentary seats, which seeks to address issues of gender balance, women’s representation in decision-making bodies, and advocacy of women’s rights" (17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"No separate government agency oversees women’s rights, but the National Committee on Gender Equality under the prime minister’s office coordinates policy and women’s interests among ministries, NGOs, and gender councils at the provincial and local levels. There was also a related division within the Ministry of Population Development and Social Protection. In parliament a Standing Committee on Social Policy, Education, and Science focused on gender matters" (19).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The government addressed women’s concerns through the Ministry of Gender, Children, Social Welfare, and Disability" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The LWU--the LPRP mass organization focused on women’s issues with a presence at every government level--was the only organization with representation in every village. At least one member of the LWU represented women in each village council" (16). "The LWU operated countrywide to promote the position of women in society, including conducting programs to strengthen the role of women" (20).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In December the General Secretariat for Gender Equality (GSGE) reported that its hotline for female victims of violence received more than 18,000 calls from March 2011 to December 2014" (20). The presence of a secretariat indicates a higher-level government entity is focused on women's issues (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 28, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on its high-level delegation, which was headed by the Minister for the Advancement of Women, Children and Families, Oumou Sangaré Ba" (page 1). "The Committee welcomes the adoption of Decree No. 2014-0368/PM-RM of 27 May 2014, on the establishment of institutional mechanisms, including a permanent secretariat, to coordinate and follow up on the implementation of the national gender policy. The Committee is concerned, however, that the budgetary allocations to the Ministry for the Advancement of Women, Children and Families and to the National Directorate for the Advancement of Women are insufficient to allow for the implementation of their mandates and to carry out impact...more