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Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"A bill on violence against women, which includes provisions on domestic violence, was developed by the Ministry of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development and the Ministry of Justice and Liberties and sent to the council of government for review in 2013"(3)
Sept. 22, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Twenty years later, Schiappa, now 34, is France's secretary for gender equality and the youngest member of President Emmanuel Macron's cabinet. One of her major goals, she says, is to make France's public spaces safer for women and girls" (para 4).
Aug. 14, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"A year ago, Afghani was appointed a deputy minister in the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled. But there is still not enough political will to address women’s issues in the government, she says"(para 21)
Aug. 14, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Vennetia Danes, of the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, said her office will strengthen its efforts to respond to the needs of survivors, and to prevent violence from taking place. 'The findings are strong evidence for policies to end violence against women,' she said" (para 18). Vennetia Danes is a woman (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
July 20, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Tellingly, 31.0 percent of all women on any committee are on a power committee, compared to only 14.4 percent on the women’s issues committee" (para 8).
July 5, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-4

¨Nevertheless, before she entered No. 10 Downing Street, Mrs. May herself may have played a role in reinforcing gender stereotypes. When she was the minister for women and equality in 2011, she said that ´traditional gender-based workplace dress codes´ had not held her back and argued that they encouraged ´a sense of professionalism´ in the workplace¨(para 14)
July 5, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-4

¨Since she was appointed minister of social equality just a few months ago, Gila Gamliel of the Likud Party has appeared before the Committee to Advance the Status of Women no less than three times. This rate is exceptional, considering her busy schedule, and is about more than just her involvement in the struggle for gender equality. It also has to do with the excellent relationship she has nurtured with that committee’s chair, Israeli-Arab Knesset member Aida Touma-Sliman of the Joint List.As the first female Arab Knesset member to serve in this position, Touma-Sliman found the Likud minister to be a committed partner in her struggle to reduce the disparities ...more
June 6, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The new regieme’s minister of women’s affairs [is] Chandrani Bandara" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 22:10. Chandrani is a woman (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
May 22, 2017, 7:08 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: GP-DATA-4

“Sierra Leone also became the 15th African country to join the African Union campaign to end ‘child marriage’ in August. (The Gambia and Tanzania ruled to ban 'child marriage' in July). Equality Now Africa staffers attended the national campaign launch and met with Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs, the Hon. Rugiatu Neneh Turay” (para 7). The Hon. Rugiatu Neneh Turay is the female head of the ministry (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 2, 2017, 6:09 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"In local [Kurdish] government, boards and committees have male and female co-executives, with one exception: the Women’s Affairs Department. Any decision-making process regarding women can be made only by women" (para 4).
Feb. 2, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-4, GEW-PRACTICE-3

"President Kabila appointed a presidential advisor on sexual violence and child recruitment in July 2014. She raised awareness of the problems of sexual violence throughout the country and encouraged efforts to remove child soldiers from the SSF" (12).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"With regard to the formation of commission to combat discrimination against women as stipulated by the Constitution and others rights, they are a hostage to the legislations that will be addressed by the next parliament. According to the Law on the Exercise of Political Rights, which regulates the next parliamentary elections, we cannot expect the entry of efficient male and female parliamentarians with sensitivity to women's issues, which makes those provisions a threat if the parliamentary election law did not provide the opportunity for women who are keen to enable women from entering the parliament" (4).
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:32 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

" 'In 2009, Nourah Al-Faiz was assigned by a royal decree to be the Deputy Minister of Education making her reach the highest government position for women to date…' " (Para 6).
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Today, representatives of the Women’s Committee serve as deputy khokims in 14 oblast, 168 rayon and 26 municipal khokimiyats, which bears witness to their participation in executive authority" (24)
Nov. 15, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Family and Social Policies Minister Aysenur Islam is very familiar with these problems [the possibility that a recent court ruling may increase prevalence of child marriage and threaten inheritance rights for women among other things]. She stated that that her ministry cannot see as favorable any decision that could lead to more child marriages or removes legal regulations. Islam also announced new measures by her ministry to further prevent and discourage such practices"(para 9)
Nov. 14, 2016, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: DV-DATA-1, GP-DATA-4

"Over the past five years figures have showed over 4800 reported cases of domestic violence annually; that’s according to the minister of home affairs Clement Rohee"(para 1)
Aug. 31, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: GP-DATA-4, GP-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that the Secretariat for Women’s Policies (SPM) has been integrated as one of the essential entities of the Office of the President of the Republic, and that it has extended its presence to 23 states and 400 municipalities. However, it expresses its concern with respect to existing inconsistencies between the resources effectively released to the Secretariat, which are significantly lower, and the resource allocations provided for in the Budget Law (LOA). It further notes with concern the negative impact that such inconsistencies have on the adequate execution of the responsibilities of the SPM in its capacity as the national machinery for the advancement of women. ...more
Aug. 24, 2016, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"A strong supporter of new President Ashraf Ghani, Barakzai had been widely talked about as a candidate to join his government, perhaps as education minister or the next women’s affairs minister. Ghani has promised he will appoint four women in his cabinet"(para 5)
Aug. 23, 2016, 5:13 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Despite the existence of some reforms concerning the status of women in Turkey during the AKP period, there are still some important issues that made advocates of women’s rights criticise the government seriously. The announcement of Prime Minister Erdogan that all Turkish women should have three children and that the AKP would draft a law that would ban abortion outright or the turning of the State Ministry Responsible for Women’s Affairs into Ministry of Family and Social Affairs in 2012 can be regarded as various examples of those issues"(para 9)."Currently there is only one woman minister - the Minister of Family and Social Affairs - in the cabinet"(para 13)more
July 19, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"During the period under review, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago engaged in significant initiatives to promote the advancement of women and gender equality. The Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development receives substantial budgetary allocations for its projects and programmes through the Government’s Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP). This programme is the budgeting and strategic planning tool available to the Government to translate its policies and plans into tangible projects and programmes designed to improve the standard of living of citizens and to provide for economic growth and human development. For the period 2012 there was a budgetary allocation of TTD$ 29.6 million and for the period 2013 the ...more
July 5, 2016, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GP-DATA-4, ATC-DATA-6

"At the request of the CCWA, a thorough study on the condition of women in the MSAR was conducted by the University of Macao (Report on the Status of Women in Macao 2008) on the basis of a survey, held in the end of 2008, in which a total of 1,107 local women participated. This study revealed that the MSAR gender-gap general index and the 4 major subindex scores were higher than the overall media (0.7067 for the general index, and 0.99, 1.00, 0.67 and 0.17 for health, educational attainment, economic participation/opportunity and political empowerment sub-indexes, respectively). In terms of main characteristics, it showed that Macao women are strongly attached ...more
May 23, 2016, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"The Gender Affairs Unit continues to function under the leadership of a new Director who took up office on March 1, 2011. The Unit in Grand Turk is manned by the Director, Assistant Director, and Secretary. A Deputy Director and Administrative Officer man the office in Providenciales. All staff are female; however, plans to strengthen the national machinery are in progress with the employment of a male during the course of the year. We are also proposing to establish offices on the other islands, where the demand for such a unit is becoming increasingly visible" (27).
April 4, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Law requires the Minister of ITL to establish a Public Council for the Integration and Advancement of Women in the Workplace, which will have an advisory function to the Minister on the issue of women in the workplace, including measures to implement the provisions of the Law. The Public Council is made up of 11 members including representatives of Government Ministries, experts in gender studies, representatives of women’s NGOs, representatives of the Authority for the Advancement of the Status Women, representatives of the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission and representatives of trade unions and employers’ associations. A retired female judge will head the Public Council" (15-16).
March 1, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"We welcome the fact the UK Government has for some time appointed a dedicated Minister for Women. However, she is often allocated other equalities and is also responsible for a major department" (27)
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"At a meeting in Tehran on Saturday January 3, Molaverdi referred to her letter to President Rohani’s planning deputy, criticizing the “replacement of the word women with family” in the proposed sixth development plan, saying this sends “a specific message” to the public. The Jamaran website reports that Molaverdi has criticized the absence of the word 'woman' in the draft of the sixth development policies...Molaverdi slammed the Rohani administration for creating obstacles for the slightest activities of the Women’s Affairs office. She added that most ministries do not allow Women’s Affairs advisers to take part in administrative meetings. Molaverdi described her situation as someone 'whose limbs have been crucified being ...more
Feb. 4, 2016, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"In responding to the Committees’ recommendation to provide the National Machinery with human and financial resources. The State Party has established 2,280 posts for the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children. In 2012/2013 a total number of 1,121 posts were filled compared to 1,198 in 2013/2014" (13). "the State Party has undertaken measures to increase budget allocation for the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children to ensure effectively the promotion of gender equality in the country. For the last three years, there has been an increase in budget allocation for the National Gender Machinery in Mainland from 15.6 billion shillings during the financial year 2012/2013 to 23.9 billion ...more
Jan. 29, 2016, 7:52 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"[Rayehe] Mozafarian said she had reached out to the country’s vice president for women’s affairs, Shahindokht Molaverdi, who is considering her proposal for a nationwide campaign to end FGM"(para 14)
Jan. 23, 2016, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Honourable Steven Point, who was appointed to follow the implementation of the recommendations and was supported by the Aboriginal community, resigned as Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Safety and Security of Vulnerable Women in May 2013 and has not yet been replaced," (24). "The call of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, in June 2013, for a Victims Rights Bill reflects the need for nationwide consistent enforceable rights and minimum standards for all victims. The lack of nationwide consistency in victim services, programmes and compensation across provinces and territories, is considered by the Ombudsman as particularly problematic in cases where the crime occurred in a province/territory ...more
Jan. 19, 2016, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: GP-DATA-4, ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee notes the adoption of numerous strategies and action plans, including a national strategy for the improvement of the status of women and promotion of gender equality for 2009-2015 and a national plan of action for its implementation for 2010-2015. The Committee is, however, concerned at: (a) The lack of adequate State funding for the implementation of these and other strategies and action plans aimed at eliminating all forms of discrimination against women, in particular against women belonging to ethnic minorities, including Roma women, women with disabilities, older women, women living with HIV, women affected by the war, lesbian women and other disadvantaged women and girls; (b) The lack ...more
Jan. 13, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"In terms of financial resources, the DWA has an annual budget of Vt 38,483,059 allocated for its Personnel budget (salary, allowances) and Goods and Services (operational budget) for the year 2011. There is no budget provision for funding of its program of activities" (11)