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Latest items for GP-DATA-6

Jan. 17, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-6, ASR-DATA-1

"In the courts, there are no women acting as rabbinical judges" (11).
Dec. 28, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-6

"Since the fall of the Taliban, measurable gains have been made for Afghan women in terms of their political participation, with women today even taking an active role in Afghanistan’s government and civil society: four of Afghanistan’s key ministries are led by women, a woman was nominated to the supreme court for the first time (although her nomination was later rejected), and four of Afghanistan’s embassies are run by women ambassadors" (para 2).
Dec. 13, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The head of the Afghan Women Judges’ Association, Shakila Abawi Shagarf, announced last month that there are now 260 female judges in Afghanistan as of this year. While the majority—225—are in the capital of Kabul, there are 21 in Harat province, 11 in Balkh province, two in Takhar province and one in Baghlan province" (para 1).
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Recent figures reveal that 33% of teachers in Afghanistan are comprised of women and 240 women are serving as judges" (para 1).
Sept. 26, 2017, 2 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"As part of Women's Voices Program funded by UN Women- Fund for Gender Equality; the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights (ECWR) cooperated with Radio Sawt El Arab to launch the radio program titled 'She& Her Sisters'. This program aims to support the Egyptian women and discuss the issues that affect the society in general and women in particular such as the political empowerment for women and their participation in the local councils and the parliament"(para 1). "It also will address political participation for women, the role of local councils, the importance of women's participation in the local councils, women's quota as stated in the Constitution"(para 5)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Jonathan] Malloy also noted that Canada 'has jumped from about 20th to 3rd' in the world rankings of governmental gender equality"(para 5). "The female half of Trudeau's cabinet included Jody Wilson-Raybould, appointed justice minister and attorney general, Jane Philpott, the new health minister, and Catherine McKenna, who was given the role of environment and climate change minister"(para 6)
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Iran

"Women in Iran are subject to pervasive discrimination both in law and practice, including in areas concerning marriage, divorce, child custody, freedom of movement, employment, and access to political office. Women and girls are inadequately protected against domestic and other violence, including early and forced marriage and marital rape"(para 17)
Aug. 15, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya

"'In the Maasai community, we have no female doctors, teachers, journalists or any other position in the government because of this practice,' says Ole Lelein Kanunga, a Maasai man leading the campaign against female genital mutilation. 'But since 2013, we said there will be no such practice in this community of Maasai'"(para 4)
May 5, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"There were no female members of cabinet, and 64 percent of judges were women" (13).
March 24, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"One of the nine members of the CSPJ and one of the nine members of the country’s high court were women" (20).
March 3, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The presidents of the Senate and the Constitutional Court were women" (12).
Feb. 23, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"In May the president dissolved the entire judicial branch. The newly appointed Supreme Court continued to be an all-male institution" (18).
Feb. 23, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"There are 18 women in the 84-member legislative assembly, five women on the 15-member Supreme Court, and three women in the 13-member cabinet" (14).
Feb. 15, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The president of the Supreme Court, who by law acts as the country’s president in case of the latter’s death or incapacitation, was a woman" (16).
Jan. 31, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"While Egypt recently swore in 26 female judges, many women still face hurdles in their applications" (para 13).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There is a continuous deliberate exclusion of women from positions in the judiciary. The public prosecution did not open its door to appoint women as public prosecutors and thus promote them to the judiciary bench. This is in addition to the State Council’s intransigence to appoint women as Assistant State's Attorney which obstructs their access to state judiciary. The Supreme Constitutional Court also experiences a delay in the presence of women in its board after excluding its only female constitutional judge" (6).
Jan. 11, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women held...14 percent of judgeships" (18).
Jan. 9, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women filled three of eight seats on the SCJ (Supreme Court of Justice), and there was one female mayor in the country, elected in the 2012 municipal elections" (7).
Jan. 9, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Additionally, there were 11 women on the 28-member Supreme Court and one woman and two vacancies designated for women on the seven-member Constitutional Court" (26-27).
Jan. 4, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Countries: Georgia

“There were 15 women in the 150-seat parliament. One of the five vice speakers was a woman, as were the chairs of the human rights and procedural committees. There were four women in the 19-member cabinet, including the country’s first female Minister of Defense, and six women on the 16-member Supreme Court. In March parliament confirmed the country’s first female Supreme Court Chair” (31, 32).
Dec. 5, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Two of seven Constitutional Court magistrates were women, and three magistrates identified as indigenous. Women accounted for 33 percent of the Supreme Court and 43 percent of the National Land Dispute Court" (18).
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There are more women than men among the judges of the Constitutional Court. The Constitutional Court is composed of nine judges, of whom five (or 55.5 per cent) are women; the Constitutional Court is headed by a male president. In 2011, the share of female judges was highest in local courts (82.8 per cent) and lowest in the Supreme Court (53.3 per cent)...The Supreme Court is headed by a man, but women account for 50 per cent of the heads of higher courts, while the Higher Labour and Social Court and the Administrative Court are also led by women. Among state prosecutors, the share of women is slightly higher than ...more
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: GP-DATA-6

According to Table 1, Elected and appointed positions of responsibility by sex, in 2009 there were 3 men and 6 women Members of the Constitutional Court, and 3 men and 6 women Members of the Supreme Court (15). According to Table 2, Representation of women in elected and appointed governmental positions, there were 38 men and 7 women in the Supreme Court, and 5 men and 4 women in the Constitutional Court (16).
Nov. 21, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"For the first time, a woman was appointed to the position of attorney general" (10).
Nov. 17, 2016, 11:34 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The Judiciary is predominated by male judges and Pakistan does not even have one percent female judges. This is also a major factor of violence against women. Virtually no perpetrator of violence against women or those holding illegal judicial system of Jirga have been punished by the Judiciary, on charges of honour killing, or violence against women. Mostly, the Judiciary takes shelter behind Islamic laws or traditions for the protection of perpetrators. The existence of Sharia courts seems to be for only this purpose" (para 3)
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women are well represented in judicial bodies. According to data of the Supreme Court, 136 women worked in the system of general jurisdiction courts in 2010, 50 in criminal courts, 86 in civil courts. A total of 114 women worked in the system of general jurisdiction courts in 2011, 46 in criminal courts, 68 in civil courts. In 2012, the total figure dropped to 86, 32 in criminal courts, 54 in civil courts. In 2013, the figures fell farther to a total of 75, with 25 women in criminal courts, and 50 in civil courts. In 2010, a total of 26 women held leadership positions in the court system; in ...more
Nov. 15, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Turkey

"It is perhaps telling that the court’s verdict [making it so civil marriages are no longer required for couples married religiously] was brought about by a group of decision-makers that did not include a single woman, whereas millions of Turkish women need the state’s protection against the patriarchal customs in their society"(para 13)
Nov. 7, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"In December 2014 the royal court appointed nine women to the Shura Council, the appointed 40-member upper house...There were six female civil court judges, six female members of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, and one female judge on the Constitutional Court" (25).
Aug. 31, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Brazil

"The Committee takes note of the efforts of the State party aimed at increasing the participation in political and public life of women, such as the adoption of Law No. 12034/2009 which requires that political parties maintain a minimum of 30% and a maximum of 70% representation of women or men in their candidate lists and the launch of the permanent campaign “More Women in Power” in 2008. However, it regrets that the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes as well as the lack of mechanisms to ensure the implementation of temporary special measures adopted, continue to impede women’s participation in parliament and in decision-making positions at the state and ...more
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-DATA-6

Of the 9 justices on the constitutional court, 4 are women but none are the Chief Justice (246).