The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for GP-DATA-6

April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

The Committee welcomes the increase in the representation of women in the parliament to 35.5 per cent and in the legislatures of the autonomous communities to 44.6 per cent. It is concerned, however, about the generally low participation of women in political and public life, in particular in decision-making positions at the autonomous community level (4 of the 17 presidents of autonomous communities are women), in the diplomatic service (12 of 199 ambassadors are women) and in the judiciary (7).
April 14, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"The Committee notes as positive the measures taken to advance the achievement of substantive equality in the State party; however, it remains concerned about the underrepresentation of women in extraparliamentary commissions and other bodies, governing bodies of companies and institutions closely connected with the Federation, as well as their underrepresentation in high-level management and decision-making positions. It is also concerned about the low numbers of women professors in academic institutions and of women judges at all levels of the judiciary" (Pg 6).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Entry of women into the judiciary following the issue of a ministerial decree appointing 62 prosecutors of whom 22 are female" (9). "Complementing the measures taken to ensure equality in employment and assumption of public office, 22 women have been appointed to work in the judiciary as public prosecutors" (22). "The institutions of State have supported women’s participation in the judiciary and the Supreme Judicial Council issued Decision no. 14 (2013) of 20 May 2013, admitting 22 women applicants from a total of 62" (29).
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"The Committee is also concerned that, despite some improvements, the numbers of women in decision-making posts in the executive branch of government (8 per cent in mayorships, 10-30 per cent in various executive bodies) and the diplomatic service remain low. While welcoming the very high proportion of women in the judiciary, the Committee regrets that only 8.2 per cent of justices on the Supreme Court of Justice are women and that a number of public bodies have fewer than 35 per cent women" (page 7).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"It is also concerned about the low representation of women in the judiciary" (8).
March 28, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"While noting the slight increase in the number of women elected as heads of mahalla, the Committee remains concerned at the low percentage of women in political and public life, in particular in decision-making positions, including the decline of women’s representation in the...the judiciary (13 per cent)" (6).
March 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Namibia

"The Committee commends the State party for its achievements in attaining 47 per cent representation of women in Parliament during the presidential and parliamentary elections held in 2014. The Committee is concerned, however, that those achievements were based on voluntary commitments of political parties to increase the participation of women in politics and that proposals to amend the electoral law, with the aim of having more prescriptive measures to accelerate the participation of women in political life, were rejected. The Committee is particularly concerned at the low representation of women in the judiciary, ministerial positions and senior positions in the diplomatic service, and at the regional and local levels of ...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: GP-DATA-6, ASR-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned about the barriers faced by women in gaining access to justice. It is particularly concerned that women often have to resort to cadi courts and district tribunals, which are not sensitive to gender issues and continue to apply discriminatory provisions. While welcoming the fact that in 2009 most high court judges were women, the Committee notes with concern the lack of information on the gender composition of other courts. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Design a comprehensive judicial policy to eliminate the barriers faced by women and girls in gaining access to justice, provide adequate resources, including legal aid, and set up a ...more
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The Supreme Court of Justice is composed of fifteen magistrates, six of whom (40 per cent) are women for the period 2012-2015. The chambers are composed as follows: Constitutional Chamber, five men; Disputes Chamber, three women and one man; Penal Chamber, two women and one man; Civil Chamber, one woman and two men" (23).
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"The Committee is concerned that, notwithstanding the constitutional provision that sets a goal of achieving at least 30 per cent representation of women in Parliament, women remain underrepresented at decision-making levels, including in Parliament, the judiciary and the diplomatic service" (page 7).
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"According to the Supervisory Committee for Judges’ annual report for 2014, 40 per cent of judges in ordinary Norwegian courts were women at year’s end, while 60 per cent were men, broken down as follows: Supreme Court: 35 per cent women and 65 per cent men; Courts of Appeal: 36 per cent women and 64 per cent men; District Courts: 42 per cent women and 58 per cent men" (6).
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-6, ASR-DATA-1

“Ninety-seven Saudi women have accordingly been granted licenses to practice law. The requirements for obtaining a license are the same for both men and women. The Administrative Court employs women as Sharia law and legal researchers” (48).
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The number of women Judges in the higher courts has also increased" (18). "In the field of law, there is a significant number of women in private practice as well as in the State departments including in senior positions in the Attorney General’s department. During the period under review, the following were achieved: a) The first appointment of a female Attorney General in 2011; ii) four women appointed to the apex court in the country, the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, which has a total cadre of eleven; iii) two women appointed as Solicitor General; iv) two women appointed to the Court of Appeal which, in the hierarchy of courts, ...more
Feb. 28, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The Deputy Chief Justice and the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary are women. The number of women magistrates increased from 174 in 2012 to 218 out of a total of 486 in 2014. The number of women judges increased from 44 in 2012 to 48 out of a total of 126 Judges in 2014. This means that the gender threshold has been met in the highest levels of the judiciary" (22).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"It is concerned, however, about the very low participation of women at all levels of decision-making, including within the...the judiciary (25 per cent)" (10).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"...there is only one woman among the judges members of the Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura (High Council of the Judiciary), and only one woman sits in the board of the Judiciary’s Higher Training School" (18).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The percentage of women judges was 11.7 per cent in 2008, but that had risen to 16.7 per cent as of 2014. There are more women judges in the magistrate courts and the courts of first instance than in the higher courts. There is one woman judge on the Supreme Court in the West Bank, and two on the Supreme Court in the Gaza Strip" (28). "Legislation in force contains no discriminatory provisions with respect to a woman’s right to serve as a sharia judge, and there are three women judges in the Palestinian sharia courts. The year 2015 also saw the appointment of the first two women marriage officiants ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"In 2013 women accounted for 45 per cent and men for 55 per cent of permanent judges in the general courts. This is an increase of 15 percentage points since 2006 in the proportion of women among permanent judges. In 2013 women accounted for 57 per cent and men for 43 per cent of permanent judges in the general administrative courts. This is an increase of 14 percentage points since 2006 in the proportion of women among permanent judges. The share of women among chief judges has also increased in recent years. In 2013, 2 of the chairs of the Labour Court were women and 1 was a man. Out ...more
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The chief justice of the Supreme Court was a woman" (6).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"The Committee takes note of the advances in the representation of women in several areas, including in the National Congress and the judiciary" (9).
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).