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Latest items for GP-DATA-5

Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Barbados law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Bangladesh law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Bahrain law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Bahamian law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: GP-DATA-5

The law in Azerbaijan does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (63).
Feb. 22, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Austrian law has established an anti-discrimination commission (63).
Feb. 21, 2019, 8:18 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The former president's wife, Susanne Mubarak, is now reviled, but she was a champion of women's rights." (para 24). "She pushed for reform in the divorce and family laws which were heavily weighted in the man's favour. These reforms are now known as "Susanne's Law" and the fear is that, because it is associated with the old regime, women might lose their recent legal gains." (para 25).
Feb. 21, 2019, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Australian law has established an anti-discrimination commission (62).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

According to the table, Armenian law has established an anti-discrimination commission (62).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: GP-DATA-5

According to the table, Argentine law has established an anti-discrimination commission (61).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: GP-DATA-5

According to the table, Angolan law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (60).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: GP-DATA-5

According to the table, Algerian law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (60).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: GP-DATA-5

According to the table, the law in Albania establishes an anti-discrimination commission (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-5

According to the table, the law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (59).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Government Equalities Office (GEO) leads work on policy relating to women, sexual orientation and transgender equality, and is responsible for the wider equality framework across government. It leads on the government’s international obligations on gender equality and is the “National Machinery for Women”, the institutional mechanism responsible for overseeing and promoting the delivery of UK commitments under CEDAW" (4). "Scottish Government has also committed to establish an Advisory Council for Women and Girls" (9).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The government has also put in place the requisite institutional mechanisms at federal and regional levels, including the establishment of (1) The Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs Offices MOWCYA, (2) Child and Women Protection Units within the various police units, and (3) a Special Bench for violence against women cases within the federal criminal court" (289). "To strengthen accountability, the government also recently issued proclamation No. 916/2015 that requires all government institutions to address women’s issues in policies, laws, and development programs and projects (FDRE 2015)" (256). "As highlighted in the 2015-16 Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP), maternal and newborn health are priorities for the Government of Ethiopia...more
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The extension of the mandate of the Protection of Public Morals and Anti Trafficking Department under the Ministry of the Interior to cases relating to sexual exploitation, bondage and bondage-like practices, in 2014" (pg. 2). "The establishment of a housing fund to support certain groups of women (widows, divorcees, unmarried women and women married to non-Kuwaiti citizens)" (pg. 2).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Committee notes with concern that the National Institute for Women lacks the rank, status and resources necessary to effectively promote the implementation of the Convention and mainstream gender equality across all departments and sectors. The Committee notes the efforts to introduce gender-responsive budgeting. It is concerned, however, that decentralization has resulted in a lack of harmonization of gender equality policies and budget allocations, especially at the local level, and in a continued dependence on international donor funding" (4). "The Committee reiterates its previous recommendation (CEDAW/C/HON/CO/6, para. 17) that the State party strengthen the National Institute for Women by significantly increasing its human and financial resources and technical capacity to...more
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to provide legal aid services to women and girls, including the establishment of a legal aid branch in Rahat in June 2016, and to strengthen cooperation between the Legal Aid Department and non governmental organizations. It welcomes the recent amendment to extend free legal aid to victims of sexual offences by providing an exemption from the economic eligibility test required under the Legal Aid Law. The Committee also welcomes the implementation of the amendments to the Rabbinical Courts (Enforcement of Divorce Judgments) Law and the strengthening of the family court system to expedite the disposition of cases relating to marriage and divorce" (pg....more
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The well-designed smartphone app, Clique 180 (click on 180), also provides comprehensive information on the types of violence against women and the laws for each crime. It includes a button to reach the helpline and a collaborative tool that allows users to pin on a map areas of their cities that pose safety risks. The app is supported by a website, Developed for iOS and Android operating systems by UN Women, in partnership with the British embassy in Brazil, Clique 180 builds on a previous SmartWomen App piloted in 2013 under the Rio de Janeiro Safe and Sustainable City for All joint program with UN-Habitat and Unicef. It was...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Fati and Aichatou were part of the inaugural 2014 class. Today, they are enrolled in eleventh grade at a second chance secondary school for students who previously dropped out, and are ranked near the top of their class" (para 16).
Dec. 14, 2018, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Libya

"Colonel Qaddafi, in his bizarre style, had opened opportunities for women in ways that few other Arab strongmen ever did. “It is an undisputed fact that both man and woman are human beings,” Colonel Qaddafi wrote in the Green Book, his magnum opus of philosophical musings. He expanded women’s education, sharply reduced illiteracy among women, enabled women to enter new professions, and conspicuously included uniformed women in both the army and the police" (3).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Ministry of Family and Social Policy reported on the efforts of several organizations to reduce discrimination against women, including parliamentary commissions on equal opportunity and human rights, the Ombudsman Institution, and the NHRI. The Ministry of Family and Social Policies also has a directorate focused on the status of women" (page 58).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The MWAF [Myanmar Women's Affairs Federation] does not provide adequate support services. Many areas do not have MWAF offices, and even in areas with MWAF coverage, ethnic victims do not feel comfortable accessing MWAF services due to language barriers, absence of trust, and lack of political will on the part of MWAF. In these cases, service provision falls back to CBOs" (page 22). "The Government describes the MWAF [Myanmar Women's Affairs Federation] as one of many “well-functioning” legal mechanisms that addresses complaints of violations of women’s rights. However, the MWAF is ineffective as a legal complaint mechanism because it has inadequate budget and no professional staff (it consists of only...more
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Federal Institute for the Equality of Men and Women is responsible for promoting gender equality and may initiate lawsuits if it discovers violations of equality laws" (15).
Nov. 15, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Committee takes note with appreciation of the progress of the State party's legislative and institutional framework to address violence against women at the Federal level, which includes, inter alia:... c) The establishment of the National System to Prevent, Treat, Punish and Eradicate Violence against Women (SNPASEVM) to promote inter-institutional coordinated actions on violence against women" (2). "The Committee is fruther concerned about... c) The low numbers of cases of violence against women that are reported before the authorities because women are fearful of retaliation measures and do not trust the authorities; and the lack of standardised protocols for investigating and prosecuting cases of violence against women, which hamper the...more
Nov. 12, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Numerous officials participated in events dedicated to raising awareness and providing support for individuals who suffered sexual assault related to the conflict in the late 1990s, including through the President’s National Council on Survivors of Sexual Violence" (para 117)
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Committee is concerned about the overall absence of publicly and regularly available data... regarding discriminatory gender stereotypes, violence against women, women’s participation in political and public life, education, employment, economic empowerment and access to health" (13). This level of indifference shows that there is probably not a women-focused institution finding this data and/or addressing these problems (KYK-CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"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" (para 117)
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"According to the National Commission on Violence against Women, there were 365 local laws that were unconstitutional and discriminatory towards women. The Ministry of Home Affairs is responsible for 'harmonizing' local regulations that are not in line with national legislation, and a 2014 law reinforces this authority, but to date the ministry has never invoked this authority to overturn discriminatory local regulations" (para 156)