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April 10, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"For the first time, an Arab citizen of Israel, Aida Touma Suliman, chaired a permanent committee in the Knesset, the Committee on the Status of Women" (33). "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 advisor working to advance women’s rights" (38).
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"A limited number of women held senior government positions, including that of Vice President of Women and Family Affairs, and the president’s assistant for civil rights" (30).
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability, and Social Welfare conducted public education campaigns to combat domestic violence and rape" (para 82). "The government addressed women’s concerns through the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability, and Social Welfare" (para 93).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Commission for Family Affairs, Ministry of Justice, and Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor shared responsibility for attempting to afford equal legal rights to women" (para 196).
March 18, 2019, 7:25 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The government budgeted 125 million euros ($150 million) to fund its 2017-19 interministerial plan to combat violence against women, a 50-percent increase over the previous three-year plan. The program’s three main objectives were ensuring women’s access to rights, strengthening public action to protect the most vulnerable groups, such as children, young women, and women living in rural regions, and uprooting the culture of sexism" (p. 17).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Ministry’s Department of Family Affairs has responsibility for everything relating to women’s affairs. Its goal is to enhance the status and role of women in society, to advance women, and to maintain strong and cohesive families that adhere to moral and religious values and are an exemplary model. It contributes to implementing national strategies, plans and policies having to do with women. It is responsible for providing social care and laying out, developing and following up social development programmes in coordination with the relevant parties" (12). "A Department of Family Affairs was created within the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs pursuant to Amiri Decree No. 4...more
Feb. 26, 2019, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Al-Hassan’s confirmation (alongside three other female ministers) marks a hugely significant turnaround from the country’s previous government, where a reporter for The Guardian observed that even the Minister for Women was a man" (para. 2)
Feb. 23, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"With the support of its partners, the Government is working to provide resources to the mechanisms that promote the enjoyment of women’s rights. The Ministry of Gender, Family and Children’s Affairs seeks to mobilize these resources through the National Fund for the Advancement of Women and the Protection of Children" (20).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Right Honourable Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities, leads on delivering the UK Government’s gender equality strategy. She is supported by The Right Honourable Anne Milton MP, Minister for Apprenticeships, Skills and Women" (4).
Feb. 3, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee welcomes the fact that the Executive President of the National Institute for Women has been upgraded to the rank of Minister of the Status of Women and notes the budgetary autonomy of the Institute. It also acknowledges the progress achieved by the State party with regard to its national policy on gender equality and equity: (a) The limited role of the national gender unit network in the implementation and monitoring of public policies on gender equality, such as the national policy on gender equality and equity; (b) The lack of clear authority, mandate and expertise of the municipal offices for women’s affairs to adequately address women’s human rights...more
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"In a country where women occupy only three percent of the parliament seats, Lebanon’s first women’s affairs minister - a man - is supporting a campaign to attract more female politicians" (Para 1).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Maria do Carmo Bittencourt, the coordinator of the State Reference Center for Women in Porto Alegre, the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, in southern Brazil, explained that many women choose not to seek services, especially in small towns, because they feel embarrassed to be entering the site. The app has a solution for these fears" (para 13).
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The National Assembly Women’s Caucus consists of all female members of the NA and has a secretariat to assist in its operation. The Caucus has set a good example in advocacy and mobilization of the support for women and child-related tasks, especially in combating violence against women and children and also reviews laws and regulations in main sectors that are related to women and children" (Pg 7). "The National Commission for the Advancement of Women is inter-agency mechanism with an advisory role to the government on supporting the advancement of women, gender equality, empower women and acts as the focal point to coordinate, monitor, gather information, draft and present the...more
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