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Latest items for GP-DATA-4

July 31, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Most government ministries and agencies "During the year the most senior position held by a woman in government was vice president for women’s affairs of the General Sports Authority" (37).had women’s sections to interact with female citizens and noncitizens, and at least two regional governorates hired female employees to receive women’s petitions and arrange meetings for women with complaints for, or requests of, the governor" (35). "During the year the most senior position held by a woman in government was vice president for women’s affairs of the General Sports Authority" (37). "The HRC board’s 18 full-time members included four women and at least three Shia; they received and responded to...more
July 21, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Childline India Foundation (CIF) is the nodal agency of the Union ministry of women and child development, acting as the parent organisation for setting up, managing and monitoring the Childline 1098 service across the country. It is a free, 24-hour emergency phone outreach service for children in need of care and protection. It has set up emergency phonelines for the purpose" (para 106).
July 18, 2019, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee notes that, in 2012, the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family was assigned the function of the central State administration body for gender equality and the Department of Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities became responsible for the coordination of national policy on gender equality and non-discrimination. The Committee welcomes the increased human and financial resources for the Department and the creation of a grant scheme in 2012 to support the activities of non-governmental organizations promoting gender equality. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about: (a) The level of political authority and coordination capacity of the Department, in particular for the management of the national strategy for gender equality...more
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"MoWA continues to promote Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) as a tool for gender mainstreaming across sectors and engage with the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF). In 2016, 28 government ministries and institutions received funds from the national budget and development partners for implementing GMAPs, an increase from 16 ministries and institutions in 2013 (...) From 2015 to 2017, MoWA’s program-based budget allocation increased 15 per cent per year, from 35,290 million riels to 40,674 million riels to 42,741 million riels. The CNCW received an annual program-based budget of 808.8 million riels in 2016 and 2017. In 2017, MoWA’s annual program-based budget allocation increased to 42,741 million riels" (11-12). "MoWA...more
July 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Women held four of 17 ministerial positions: justice, tourism, labor, and health" (p. 16).
July 3, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"The Ministry of Social Solidarity is charged with providing assistance to victims of domestic violence. During the year ministry’s staff in each district included a gender-based violence focal point to coordinate a referral network, a coordinator for the Bolsa de Mae (Mother’s Purse) support fund, and two additional actors who focused on children’s issues. Due to staff shortages, the ministry had difficulty responding to all cases. To deal with this problem, the ministry worked closely with local NGOs and service providers to offer assistance to victims of violence, including shelters, a safe room at the national hospital, financial and food support, and escorts to judicial proceeding" (Pg 16).more
July 3, 2019, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan

"Five police stations were fully equipped and staffed with police officers trained, with OSCE support, to respond to family violence cases and address the needs of victims in a gender-sensitive manner. In rural areas the government and NGOs operated additional crisis centers and hotlines where women could seek guidance on domestic violence problems and legal assistance, but many centers lacked funding and resources. Local governments donated the premises of three of the shelters. The Committee for Women’s Affairs (within the government) had limited resources to assist domestic violence victims, but local committee representatives referred women to the crisis shelters for assistance" (Pg 20).
June 26, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Women have never served on the Council of Elders in Puntland. Traditional clan elders, all men, selected members of Puntland’s House of Representatives. Two women served in the 66-member House of Representatives. The minister of women and family affairs and the minster of constitution, federalism, and democratization were women. The nine-member electoral commission included one woman" (Pg 30).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee welcomes the change of the status of the Secretariat for Women to the ministerial level and the formulation by the State party of municipal public policies concerning gender equality. Nevertheless, it notes with concern that: (a) The human, technical and financial resources allocated for the implementation of the evolving responsibilities of the Ministry of Women, and to allow for its representation in all regions of the State party, are insufficient; (b) The budget allocated to the third national equal opportunities plan is insufficient for its effective implementation; (c) The Ombudsman’s Office is not in conformity with the principles relating to the status of national institutions for the promotion...more
June 25, 2019, 7:13 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"The Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender, and Children’s Affairs has a mandate to protect the rights of women, but most international and domestic NGOs asserted the ministry did not have the resources, infrastructure, and support of other ministries to handle its assigned projects effectively. The ministry routinely relied on the assistance of international organizations and NGOs to help combat women’s rights violations" (Pg 21).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: GP-DATA-4

There is "The Ministry for the Promotion of Women and Family Planning" (p. 20).
June 12, 2019, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"On National Women’s Day, the government renewed its commitment to combating violence against women by empowering them. The minister of population, women’s promotion, and children’s protection listed the actions initiated by her ministry, including the development of a national women’s leadership program, a national strategy to fight gender-based violence, and capacity-building efforts. The ministry’s strategic plan for 2012-15 includes infrastructure building, provision of tools and equipment for women, and the insertion of gender in the local development plans of 39 communes and in the training curricula of various vocational schools" (Pg 16-17).
June 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"In the revision and approval of the above laws, it is to highlight the importance of diverse advocacy actions carried out by the National Directorate of Gender, the National Council for Advancement of Women and civil society organizations, such as Forum Mulher, Forum of Rural Mozambican Women (FOMMUR), FDC, Action Aid, Save the Children, among others, in order to accelerate the legal reform process" (6).
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Nonfelony offenses are first subject to mediation by the Family Protection Department of the PSD" (30). "As of September 30, the Family Protection Department treated and investigated 1,050 cases of rape or sexual assault against women. The FPD actively investigated cases, but gave preference to mediation, and some activists reported pressure against taking physical abuse cases to court. Spousal abuse is technically grounds for divorce, but husbands claimed religious authority to strike their wives" (30).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Women’s National Committee and the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Guidance provided a manual for religious leaders on women’s health problems, including the negative health consequences of FGM/C" (36).
May 16, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"According to the KRG High Council of Women’s Affairs, refugees and IDPs in the IKR contributed to increased child marriages and polygamy" (44).
May 11, 2019, 6:18 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"'Here are two people responsible: the murderer of Micaela and a judge who released him despite being advised against doing so,' said Fabiana Tuñez, the president of the National Women’s Council" (para 7).
May 7, 2019, 11:16 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GP-DATA-4, NGOFW-DATA-1

"The mandate of the PA Ministry of Women’s Affairs is to promote women’s rights. The ministry worked in the West Bank to highlight the challenges Palestinian women faced in coordination with public institutions, NGOs, and the private sector, as well as international and regional organizations" (104).
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"On 8 March 2015, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the Chairwoman of General Women's Union (GWU) launched National Strategy for Empowerment of Emirati Women in the UAE for 2015-2021 (WAM). The strategy provides a framework for government, private sector and civil society organisations to establish work plans to position the UAE among the most advanced countries in the area of women's empowerment" (Para 15).
April 23, 2019, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates

"Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has affirmed that the UAE will spare no effort to create a supportive environment for women to fulfill their roles as key partners in building the future of the nation. 'Emirati women have proved their competence in all fields and we are proud of every achievement they made, and thus, we are committed to support them till they achieve the highest degrees of excellence and accomplish further achievements in line with our ambitious development vision' said His Highness. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid wished all the success for members of UAE Gender...more
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