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Latest items for GP-DATA-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).
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).