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Latest items for GP-DATA-6

Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"There were 14 women in the 147-member National Assembly and five women in the 31-seat cabinet led by Prime Minister Modibo Keita. There were 927 women municipal council members out of 10,774 total municipal council members. There were five women on the 33-member Supreme Court and two women on the nine-member Constitutional Court" (page 17).
Feb. 6, 2019, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-6

"There were 30 women in the 120-seat National Assembly and eight women in the 33-seat Senate. The speaker of the National Assembly was a woman. There were eight women in the 34-member cabinet (including deputy ministers), and three of 10 High Court judges were women. The chief justice was a woman. The governor of the Central Bank of Lesotho and the chief executive of the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority were women. In August the LDF promoted two women to the rank of colonel, the first women to hold such positions" (Pg 14).
Feb. 6, 2019, 2:48 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"In addition to a woman president, there were three women in the 20-member national cabinet. There were three women in the 30-seat Senate and eight in the 73-seat House of Representatives. Two female associate justices sat on the five-member Supreme Court. Women constituted 33 percent of local government officials and 13 percent of senior and deputy ministers" (Pg 12).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"UK Government welcomes the appointment of the Rt Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond - the first ever female President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom… Currently 20% of High Court judges are women. Just under half of tribunal legal offices are held by women, and a quarter of Northern Ireland’s County Court and District Judges (Magistrates’ Court) were women" (16).
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"From 2013-2015 the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) in cooperation with UNWOMEN organized a series of seminars on the topic of Access to Justice for Women with the participation of 216 officials, of whom 42.6 per cent were female who came from justice sector institutions, such as justice authorities of provinces, Vientiane Capital as well as the People’s Supreme Court (PSC), Office of Supreme People’s Prosecutor (OSPP), interrogation-investigation officers of the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), officers of Detention Facilities of MPS, District Justice Offices and the National Assembly members; 761 law students of Law School in Vientiane Capital, of whom 46.1 per cent were female; 182 people from 40 villages...more
Dec. 21, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The participation of women as ministers in the Supreme Court was null until, when it reached 4.8% (with a gap of -90.4 percentual points). From that year, women's participation increased, reaching a 26.3% in 2015 (a gap of -4.4 percentual points" (47). "The percentage of women ministers in the Appeals Court has fluctuated through the whole period: in 1990 it reached 22.3% (a gap of -55.4 percentual points), while its lowet point in participation was in 1996, with 19.7% (gap of -60.6 percentual points). In 2015, the percentage of ministers ascended to 39.7% with the lowest gap of the period (-20.6 percentual points)" (48).
Dec. 14, 2018, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: GP-DATA-6, ASR-DATA-1

"Ms. Bugaighis, an outspoken human rights lawyer, was among the revolt’s first and most important leaders, and she was also the most prominent woman in the rebels’ early provisional government" (2).
Dec. 13, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"We wish to communicate to President Ashraf Ghani and Mr. Abdullah Abdullah that the women’s sector expect no less than the fulfillment of their election promises. While we are extremely delighted over the news that he will appoint women justices to the Supreme Court, we also expect that at least 30 percent of his Cabinet will be composed of women" (5).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-6

"The Committee is particularly concerned at the lack of information on the representation of women in the judiciary, senior positions in the diplomatic service, academic institutions and the civil service" (page 8-9).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women filled three of the eight seats on the SCJ, including the presidency" (9).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"Nonetheless, the number of women in politics and the judiciary remained very small. The Ministry of Family and Social Policies reported that two governors (Kirklareli and Sinop), 17 subgovernors, and 12 deputy governors were women" (page 49).
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Ethiopia's parliament today swore in the country's first female supreme court president, adding to the 10 women ministers and state president. New supreme court president, prominent rights campaigner Meaza Ashenafi, recently served as an adviser on women's rights at the Addis Ababa-based United Nations Economic Commission for Africa" (para 1, 2).
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Four members of the 15-member Supreme Court were women, and one was Arab" (117)
Oct. 11, 2018, 9:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women's rights activists and jurists hailed a decision by the Supreme Judiciary Council earlier this month to promote 16 female judges, expressing hope that women in top judicial positions will make their mark on the gender-sensitive issues that come before the courts" (para 1). "Gebali... told Al-Monitor, "The process started in 2003, when I was the first woman to be appointed vice president of the Supreme Constitutional Court and then tens of female judges were appointed in Egypt's courts in 2007. It is normal now for these female judges after being for several years in the judicial system to be promoted" (para 10).
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Some 30 women hold the position of judicial assistant (chief public prosecutor and first, second and assistant deputy prosecutor). In 2014, 138 of a total of 1,236 lawyers in Oman were female, compared to 53 in 2012. Annex 10 shows the number of women who hold judicial posts. Annex 11 shows the total number of attorneys working in the Sultanate as of end-2014" (Pg 18).
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"A majority of magistrates were women, however, including the president of the High Court of Cassation and Justice" (19).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The chief justice of the Supreme Court was a woman" (6).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women comprised...three of the 15 Supreme Court justices--including the chief justice…" (21).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The low representation of women in legislative bodies, ministerial posts and local government, as well as in the judiciary, the police force, the diplomatic service and academic institutions, in particular at decision-making levels" (9).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There [was]... one woman on the Supreme People’s Court" (36).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Men also dominated the judiciary, with less than a third of Supreme Court and high court judges being women, as well as a minority among judicial officers, such as prosecutors, in lower courts" (27).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There were no female judges on the High Court" (7).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"...there were three female judges on the Court of First Instance" (14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There were two female judges in the national and supreme courts" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"11 of the 21 Supreme Court justices and two of the nine Constitutional Court justices, were women" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There were eight female justices among the 32 Supreme Court of Appeal and High Court justices" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There were no female judges" (26). "In November 2014 the first 22 female employees of the Public Prosecutor’s Office completed their training and became public prosecutors, a prerequisite for appointment as a judge. In 2013 these 22 women were the first to be accepted to the judicial institute. During the year, however, the Ministry of Justice again tried to prevent women from applying for entry-level positions in the Public Prosecutor’s Office. In March the government put a hold on future women’s applications for prosecutor positions pending an assessment of the performance of the first 22 prosecutors" (26).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"No women were on the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC). Legal experts said there were approximately 75 female judges, including 26 appointed during the year, with most serving in family courts; that total is less than 1 percent of judges" (33). "On September 1, the Ministry of Justice established a position of Assistant Minister for the Rights of the Woman and Child and filled it with a female judge" (38).
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: GP-DATA-6

“the Office of the Attorney General is held by a woman” (9)
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: GP-DATA-6

“the Committee is concerned at: The low number of women in Dáil Éireann (lower house of parliament), the High Court, ministerial positions, State boards, and senior academic and foreign service positions” (9)