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Latest items for GP-DATA-4

Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"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" (page 1). "The Committee notes that the body responsible for coordinating the advancement of women has again been moved from the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services to the Office of the Prime Minister, where a Minister of State is now in charge of the gender and child affairs portfolio. 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...more
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Myanmar National Committee for Women’s Affairs (MNCWA) and the Myanmar Women’s Affairs Federation (MWAF), which the Government identifies as focal points for CEDAW implementation, receive only limited funding and do not engage in active, forward-thinking women’s rights policy and development. Both organizations focus more on superficial and ceremonial activities rather than advocacy for women’s advancement and empowerment. Senior leadership traditionally has been aligned with the Government, ethnic women make up a low percentage of members, and coverage in ethnic areas is sparse. Similarly, the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission has not been granted sufficient independence, operates under a limited mandate and budget, and does not adequately include community-baed organizations...more
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. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"With the government restructuring in 2014, the National Institute for Women became a unit within the Ministry of Social Development" (para 110)
Oct. 3, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The government of national unity of 28 ministers (includes) Minister of Women, Family and Childhood Naziha Obeidi" (para. 21).
Sept. 26, 2018, 11:25 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Within the sphere of women’s rights, the Sindh Assembly has enacted there major laws which include the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act of 2013, Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act of 2013 and the Sindh Commission on the Status of Women Act of 2015" (para 3).
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"By year’s end the government had not indicated how another ministry or institution would cover women’s issues or how the institution would be resourced" (para 255)
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: GP-DATA-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 has been provided to the Women’s Affairs Department, which is the technical secretariat of the aforesaid Committee. A special budget has also been provided for the Committee’s activities and programmes. Regarding gender mainstreaming, the Ministry has formulated a strategy for...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: GP-DATA-4

""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…" (1). This woman-focused component of a cabinet-level ministry is headed by a woman (AA-CODER COMMENT). "While commending the State party for its efforts to strengthen the financial resources of SERNAM, the Committee is concerned about the insufficient coordination of SERNAM with the Parliament and civil society and that disadvantaged women are not sufficiently included in SERNAM programmes, action plans and policies" (3). It appears there is moderate support for this program, but that it is not being coordinated as well as one would...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Marlène Schiappa, whose successful blog Maman Works saw her dubbed the "spokeswoman for working mums", becomes junior minister for equality between women and men" (para 13).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee...expresses concern that the Department of Women’s Affairs and Family Development has been tasked with additional operational duties, thus further reducing its capacity to function effectively as the national machinery for the advancement of women. It is also concerned with regard to the lack of clarity regarding the mandate and responsibilities of the Department in the light of the new committees established under the Gender Equality Act, such as the Gender Equality Promotion Committee" (4).
Aug. 28, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"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).
Aug. 24, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee commends the State party on establishing the Myanmar National Committee for Women’s Affairs, which coordinates the national machinery for the advancement of women. The Committee is, however, concerned at that body’s lack of institutional stature and budgetary and human resources to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of laws and policies concerning women’s rights . . . The Committee is also concerned at the lack of clarity with respect to cooperation between the National Committee, the Myanmar Women’s Affairs Federation and the gender units in various government departments" (page 6).
Aug. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee commends the State party on its commitment to strengthening the capacity of the Philippine Commission on Women in promoting gender equality and gender mainstreaming in the State party. However, the current level of resources available to the Commission is not sufficient for its mandate. The Committee recommends that the State party provide the Philippine Commission on Women with sufficient technical, human and financial resources to discharge its mandate effectively" (page 5).
Aug. 15, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Law on Amendments to the Law on Protector of Human Rights and Freedoms of Montenegro advances the financial autonomy and independence of this institution through granting the Protector with the authority to dispose of the funds earmarked for them through the Law on the Budget. Deciding on the dynamics of spending the funds of the Protector through the budget year is still, in the authority of the Ministry of Finance. Finances for the work of the Protector are ensured through the budget of Montenegro. On average 80-85 per cent of the annual budget of the Protector are used for functioning of the institution. In the overall model of financing...more
Aug. 13, 2018, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GP-DATA-4

" Moroccan women will finally be able to pass their citizenship on to their non-citizen spouses, according to a recent statement from Bassima Hakkaoui, the Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development" (Para 1).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Social Reform has been the core of the development model promoted since 2012 to improve access to, and the universality of, social benefits, with a focus on social justice. In that context MIDES has undertaken a reform process to simplify and streamline its organizational structure, keeping six national directorates including Inmujeres. That restructuring process involved a challenge to the fabric of the social development policies of Uruguay. Its effect on Inmujeres was to reaffirm its functions, vision and mission, allowing it to further develop its stewardship role in guiding, promoting, regulating and controlling gender policy in Uruguay. Inmujeres, for its part, undertook to strengthen its guiding role through various strategies:...more
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"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
May 15, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"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).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"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). "It nonetheless deeply regrets the cuts in the already low percentage, from 1per cent to 0.3 per cent of the State party’s budget allocated to the Ministry for the Status of Women and Women’s Rights. The Committee is concerned that its lack of human, technical and financial resources, and dependence on international donor funding, impedes the Ministry’s ability to fulfil its mandate. Furthermore, the Committee notes the finalization of the gender equality policy (2014-2034) and related national action...more
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The national budgetary allocation to the Ministry for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation is indicative of the continued political will and commitment of the Fijian Government to gender equality and the full realization of women’s human rights. This is primarily engineered through increased programming funding provided to the National Women’s Machinery and the commitment to specifically allocate FJD$500,000 for the annual National Women’s Expo" (3). "Hon. Ms. Rosy Sofia Akbar Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation" (3). "The Department of Women (DoW) is the primary advisor to Government on public policies that affect women and the key catalyst for the implementation of the National Women’s Plan of Action 2010-2019....more
April 14, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"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
April 11, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee is concerned, however, about the decrease in the national human and financial resources allocated to the national machinery, and that the majority of programmes aimed at gender equality and non-discrimination are funded by donors, including the United Nations. It also notes that gender budgeting was introduced in 2012, but regrets the lack of information about the impact of the first midterm budgetary programme. The Committee further notes the lack of information on overall implementation and the remaining challenges in the areas covered by the National Strategy on Gender Equality and Reduction of Gender-based Violence and Domestic Violence, 2011-2015" (Pg 4).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Ministry for the Advancement of Women was created on 10 June 1997 and reorganized by Decree No. 2013/PRES/PM/MPFG of 3 October 2013 in order to address matters related to gender equality. Renamed “Ministry for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equality”, it is responsible for the implementation of Government policy on women’s advancement and on gender-related issues. The Ministry’s institutional capacity was enhanced through the creation of new structures, including the General Directorate for Gender Promotion (DGPG) and the General Directorate for the Promotion of Women’s Entrepreneurship (DGPEF). Approximately 2 per cent of the national budget is allocated to women’s advancement and the promotion of gender equality (see Table...more
April 10, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"The Committee is concerned that the secretariat of the National Committee on Gender Equality, the core part of the national machinery for the advancement of women, was placed under the Ministry of Population Development and Social Protection in 2014 and that its human and financial resources have been reduced, which may impede the effective implementation of the Convention. While noting the adoption of the Midterm Strategy and Action Plan on the Implementation of the Law on the Promotion of Gender Equality (2013-2016), the Committee is concerned that no proper monitoring or accountability mechanism have been established. It is also concerned at the lack of information provided on cooperation on women’s...more
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee, reiterating the concern that it expressed in its concluding comments of 2008...wishes to call special attention to the following: (a) The limited decision-making authority and the lack of human, technical and financial resources of the Deputy Minister for Equality of Opportunities at the Ministry of Justice and the Unit for Depatriarchalization and Decolonization at the Ministry of Culture to coordinate the implementation of public policies on gender equality" (4).
March 30, 2018, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee commends the State party on its delegation, which was headed by the Minister of Gender and Development, Children and Social Protection, Julia Duncan-Cassell" (1). "The Committee notes that the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, which acts as the national machinery for the advancement of women, now has an expanded mandate that includes children and social protection. While noting that the financial resources of the State party in the post-Ebola period are overstretched, the Committee is concerned that the expanded mandate of the Ministry and the lack of adequate human and financial resources may adversely affect the promotion and protection of women’s rights in the State party"...more
March 28, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee reiterates its previous concern (see CEDAW/C/UZB/CO/4, para. 15) that the Women’s Committee, designed as the national machinery for the advancement of women, has the status of a non-governmental organization and does not receive funding from the State party, which limits its effective functioning in promoting women’s rights and gender equality. The Committee is concerned that the national machinery lacks the status, authority and human, technical and financial resources from the State budget that are necessary to effectively promote the implementation of the Convention. While noting the adoption of a national plan for the implementation of the Committee’s previous concluding observations, the Committee is concerned that there is no...more
March 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-4

"The Committee commends the State party on its delegation, which was headed by the Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Doreen Sioka, and included representatives of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation and the Permanent Mission of Namibia to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva" (page 1) (Coder comment: Doreen Sioka is a woman - ARR).
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee is concerned that coordination between the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the National Women’s Council and its Bureau remains weak, that their responsibilities are not clearly defined and that they have insufficient capacity, resources, autonomy and/or authority. It is also concerned about the insufficient implementation to date of the Gender and Women’s Empowerment Policy 2010 2020. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Expeditiously review the national machinery for the advancement of women with a view to ensuring coordination between the relevant institutions and ensuring that each institution has clearly defined responsibilities and adequate capacity, resources, autonomy and/or authority to operate effectively; (b) Conduct a midterm evaluation of...more