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July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on its delegation, which . . . included the Director of the National Women’s Institute" (page 1). "The Committee commends the State party on its efforts to train public authorities about the international standards enshrined in the Convention, but observes with concern: (a) The limited knowledge and awareness of the Convention among public officials and lower-level judges, as evidenced by the scarce references to the Convention in legal decisions; (b) The low visibility of the Convention and the Optional Protocol thereto, which limits the awareness of women of their right to live free from discrimination and of the mechanisms available to claim protection of...more
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In order to ensure a broad participatory process in the preparation of the periodic reports of Uruguay to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), which by presidential decree was entrusted to the inter-agency commission for international-level gender issues, drafting of this periodic report was undertaken by that commission, which has been operational since 2004 and is made up of a broad range of public bodies and feminist and women’s organizations; it is co-coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Women’s Institute (Inmujeres). Hence, other strategic agencies were called upon to help with the drafting . . . The National Women’s Institute (Inmujeres) has...more
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on its delegation, which was headed by the Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, Modest J. Mero, and also included representatives of the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (mainland) and the Ministry of Empowerment, Social Welfare, Youth, Women and Children (Zanzibar)" (page 1). "The Committee notes the strengthened institutional capacity of the national machinery for the advancement of women through the establishment of gender mainstreaming macro working groups on the mainland and in Zanzibar. It also notes the increased budget allocated to the Ministry of Health, Community...more
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry for Women (MfW) is the Government’s principal advisor on achieving better outcomes for women. MfW currently focuses on four priority areas that contribute towards the Government’s goals: Supporting more women and girls in education and training; Utilizing women’s skills and growing the economy; Encouraging and developing women leaders; and Ensuring women and girls are free from violence" (page 5). "MfW acts as a ‘connector’ between emerging women leaders, providing support and information, to develop their skills and talents and realize their leadership potential. MfW continues to directly assist appointing government agencies with the recruitment of suitable women for vacancies on state sector boards. The Ministry for Pacific Peoples...more
June 25, 2018, 8:57 p.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).
June 25, 2018, 8:56 p.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).
June 25, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"With the goal of training judges and lawyers, the Ministry of Justice (Adalat) and the Presidium of the Bar Associations of Ashgabat and the provinces (wilayat) have conducted, over the past four years, 2613 workshops and lectures to raise awareness of national legislation, including international conventions and treaties on human rights. In 2013 — there were 709 such workshops; in 2014 — 619; in 2015 — 708; and in the nine months of 2016 — 577" (11).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.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).
June 10, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The attack on Ms. Villena, one of about 180,000 volunteer census takers working that day, prompted an outcry. Peru’s minister for women visited Ms. Villena and then wept. The top census official was fired" (Para 34).
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on its multisectoral delegation, which was headed by the Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, Sicily Kariuki" (1)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee notes the measures taken by the State party to strengthen the national machinery for the advancement of women, including the establishment of the National Gender and Equality Commission, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights and the Commission on Administrative Justice (Office of the Ombudsman), in 2011. However, it is concerned about the limited resources available to them, their limited mandates and barriers that prevent them from functioning effectively, such as the lack of a complaint and enforcement mechanism in the National Gender and Equality Commission. It is also concerned about the lack of disaggregated data collected by the State party on the situation of women and girls"...more
June 8, 2018, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"So far, within the framework of the UN Trust Fund- supported project, they have trained 313 women leaders of organizations in the National Coalition of women’s groups to increase their capacity to advocate for women’s rights and specifically for the adoption of comprehensive legislation for the prevention and eradication of violence against women in the country. They also trained 54 government officials, 49 reporters and 532 university students" (para 4).
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on its large delegation, which was headed by the General Director of the General Directorate of the Status of Women, Ministry of Family and Social Policies, Gülser Ustaoğlu" (page 1). "The Committee . . . notes, however, the absence of information about court proceedings, including direct applications to the Constitutional Court since September 2012, in which provisions of the Convention were directly invoked or applied, which may indicate a continuing lack of awareness in society in general, and among women in particular, and insufficient knowledge among the judiciary of the Convention, notwithstanding the training programmes provided under the Justice Academy. The Committee recommends that...more
June 6, 2018, 8:37 p.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).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.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).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Women’s Rights is responsible for preparing and implementing government policies that enforce women’s rights in society, fight discriminatory practices, and promote protection for female victims of violence and harassment. The ministry played a key role in drafting laws promoting gender equality and laws to redress women’s precarious financial situation and to prevent domestic violence" (15).
May 30, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-1, CWC-DATA-2, GP-DATA-3

"According to the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development (MWAGCD), in Zimbabwe, women make up 70 percent of the rural population and 86 percent of women are involved in farming. Of the smallholder farmers who benefited from the government’s land reform program, only 18 percent are female; for commercial land, women constitute just 12 percent" (Para 6).
May 29, 2018, 7:52 p.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).
May 29, 2018, 7:51 p.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).
May 15, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on its high-level delegation, which was headed by the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Jummai Alhassan, and included representatives of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva" (1). "The Committee notes the efforts by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development to improve women’s rights, including the establishment of gender focal points in line ministries and government departments and agencies and its work to ensure systematic gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting. The Committee is concerned, however, at...more
May 13, 2018, 7:41 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-3, DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry of Women’s Affairs, as well as nongovernmental entities, sometimes arranged marriages for women who could not return to their families. Police units charged with addressing violence against women, children, and families, included female officers. Although trained to help victims of domestic violence, the officers were hindered by instructions to wait for victims to take the initiative and reach out to them" (para 36).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on its delegation, which was headed by Ms. Marie Elise Brisson Gelin, Director General of the Ministry for the Status of Women and Women’s Rights" (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, such as the adoption or establishment of the following...(b) Gender Equity Office in Parliament (2 December 2013); (c) Office to Combat Violence against Women and Girls (25 November 2013); (d) Interministerial Human Rights Committee (13 May 2013), mandated to coordinate and monitor public policies on human rights and propose national strategies...more
May 4, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"It’s only on the surface that South Korea has made strides toward equality for women...We have an independent ministry of gender equality and family" (pp 7)
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"One of the first decisions the new government implemented was relocating the Australian Government Office for Women to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. This move supports a whole-of-government approach, with the Office for Women working across Australian Government agencies to deliver stronger economic and social outcomes for women" (Pg 13). "State and territory governments, civil society and the business sector reinforce and embed, at the community level, strategies and frameworks driven by the Australian Government. The delivery of policy, strategy and initiatives to improve the status of women and girls relies on tri-partite relationships between all tiers of government, civil society and business. This includes strategies developed...more
May 1, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The NCW was established by a presidential decree in 2000 and operates under the president's office. It proposes general policies on women’s affairs to economically empower women, organize comprehensive development programs and submit proposals and observations to the administration" (para 6). "Article 214 of the constitution stipulates, 'The law provides for independent national councils including the National Council for Human Rights, the National Council for Women, the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood, and the National Council for Persons with Disabilities. The law sets out their structures, mandates and guarantees the independence and neutrality of their members'" (para 14).
April 25, 2018, 2:40 p.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).
April 23, 2018, 7:43 p.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).
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Policy will put in place a Monitoring and Evaluation framework that will strengthen Fiji’s system of data collection and using key measurable indicators, to assess trends regarding domestic violence, trafficking, and the sexual exploitation of women and girls. The Policy provides the introduction of gender-responsive planning and budgeting, gender mainstreaming to ensure optimum benefit of both urban and rural women" (11).
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (NSGRP), known in Kiswahili as the MKUKUTA, . . . aimed to foster greater collaboration among all sectors and stakeholders. It mainstreamed crosscutting issues (gender, environment, HIV/AIDS, human rights, disability, children, youth, elderly, employment, and settlements) into all sector strategies. All sectors were \ involved in a collaborative effort rather than segmented into separate activities" (page 3).
April 14, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on its multisectoral delegation, which was headed by the Director of the Federal Office for Gender Equality, Sylvie Durrer, and her colleagues from the Directorates of Legal Affairs and Domestic Violence within the Federal Office for Gender Equality" (Pg 1). "The Committee notes as positive the establishment of an interdepartmental working group under the auspices of the Federal Office for Gender Equality to monitor the implementation of the State party’s commitments under the Convention. Nevertheless, it remains concerned that disparities in the implementation of the Convention across cantons and communities have not been sufficiently addressed. The Committee is also concerned at the inadequate reference...more