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Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee commends the State party for its high-level delegation, which was headed by the Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Women, Mariam Al Khalifa, and included experts from relevant ministries, the parliament and the judicial authority involved in the implementation of the provisions of the Convention. The Committee appreciates the constructive dialogue that took place between the delegation and the Committee" (pg 1).
Jan. 12, 2018, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"But in Egypt, the National Council for Women (NCW) is the national mechanism regulating and addressing Egyptian women's affairs. The council was established by a presidential decree in 2000 and is subordinate to the president of the republic. The NCW proposes the general policy when it comes to the development of women’s affairs, empowering women to fulfill their economic role, integrating their efforts into comprehensive development programs, submitting proposals and observations to the competent authorities, and expressing an opinion on all conventions relating to women. Halawa talked to Al-Monitor about her proposal. 'The establishment of this ministry aims to create a single entity that includes all institutions concerned with women's ...more
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"There is a lack of shelters for victims of domestic abuse. The government, through the National Institute for Women Affairs (INAMU), operated a shelter in Panama City for victims of domestic abuse and offered social, psychological, medical, and legal services. During the year INAMU reopened its shelter in Chiriqui"(17)."The law mandates equal pay for men and women in equivalent jobs. The Ministry of Social Development and the National Institute of Women promoted equality of women in the workplace and equal pay for equal work, attempted to reduce sexual harassment, and advocated legal reforms"(17-18)
Dec. 20, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Idigul Kosimzoda, Chair of the State Committee for Women and Family Affairs, confirmed the raids to hunt for women wearing hijabs but declined to comment" (para 58). Idigul Kosimzoda is a woman (EJ-Coder Comment).
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"While Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development Bassima Hakkaoui is a member of the PJD, the party’s views on women’s rights are more conservative than those of Moroccan activists who work on gender-based violence" (para 7).
Dec. 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"NCW Director Maya Morsi told Al-Monitor, 'We reached 1.2 million women in rural and underprivileged areas in our ‘Tareq al-Abwab’ ['door-knocking'] campaign to familiarize women deprived of inheritance of their rights'" (para 4).
Dec. 2, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Abdou also headed the Egyptian Holding Company for Water and Wastewater from 2002 till 2012, and is a member of the National Council for Women (NCW) and the Businessmen Association in Alexandria" (para 6).
Dec. 1, 2017, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"The change in policy was announced by Princess Reema bint Bandar, who is vice president of women's affairs" (para 2).
Nov. 27, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Women's rights organizations had expressed dissatisfaction over the appointment of a man to head the new Ministry for Women's Affairs, Jean Ogasapian" (para 1).
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