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April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Since the completion of the report, Fiji has had General Elections and the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji which now has 14 per cent of women representation, this being the highest women’s leadership representation in Fiji’s history" (3). "The National Elections of 17 September 2014 will see the highest number of women candidate nominees in any election for the country. Out of the 248 candidates approved by the Fijian Elections Office, 41 are women. This constitutes 16 per cent of women candidate nominees, an increase of 4 per cent from the 2006 elections. Fiji First Party (FFP) named 9 women out of the 50 endorsed nominees; Peoples Democratic Party ...more
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 10, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes the fact that 30 per cent of leadership positions in the Government are held by women" (pg 8).
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2

"The Committee is concerned at the low participation of women in political and public life, in particular their low representation in decision-making positions at all levels, including in the State Legislative Council (6 per cent), at the ministerial level (12 per cent) and among heads of overseas missions of the foreign service (15 percent), owing to persistent traditional and patriarchal attitudes regarding the role of women in society. The Committee is also concerned at the lack of policies and measures, including temporary special measures, to increase the participation of women in political and public life" (Pg 6-7)
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 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"That women’s representation in government decision-making positions remains low at 20 per cent" (8).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The Committee commends the State party...for the progress achieved in increasing women’s representation in the Plurinational Legislative Assembly to 53.1 per cent of deputies and 47.2 per cent of senators" (8).
March 28, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"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 Oliy Majlis (from 22 to 16 per cent)" (6). The Oliy Majlis is the parliament of Uzbekistan (CODER COMMENT-BCT).
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

"While noting the measures taken by the State party to promote the participation of women in political life, such as the appointment of a female Vice-President, the Committee is concerned that the participation of women in political and public life remains very low. It is particularly concerned: (a) That women’s representation in the National Assembly remains very low and has even decreased from 13.2 per cent in 2002 to 9.4 per cent in 2015; (b) That women are underrepresented in local councils; (c) That only 4 of 19 ministries are headed by women and there are no women governors or mayors. In line with its general recommendation No. 23 on ...more
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In the Legislative Assembly, the number of women serving as full-fledged members of the Assembly increased, rising from 20.2 per cent in 2009-2012 to 27.4 per cent in 2012-2015" (23).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Today, women make up just 14% of parliament, with the AKP giving 11% of its seats to women, lagging behind the two biggest opposition parties. More than a third of the lawmakers from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which campaigns for women’s rights, are female" (para 28-29).
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 2010-11 of 28 May 2010 on parity between women and men in entirely or partially elective bodies. It also welcomes the increase in the representation of women in the National Assembly to 43 per cent and to 47.2 per cent in the recent local elections. The Committee remains concerned, however, that Act No. 2010-11 was not implemented during the local elections in Touba in 2013 and that women continue to face obstacles to successfully running for various functions, especially in farmers’ associations. It is also concerned about the continued low participation of women in other areas of political and public life, such ...more
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The Committee remains concerned, however, at the low participation of women in the National Assembly (22 per cent)" (9).
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 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Royal Order No. A/45 of 29/2/1434 A. H. (12/1/2013) was also issued to appoint members to the Shura Council in its sixth session (15/1/2013-2/12/2016). Thirty women were appointed to serve as members of the Shura Council" (21). "Participation of women in the Consultative Council has gradually increased. Initially, six women were appointed as non-full-time advisors. Measures were taken to gradually increase the number. Under Royal Order No. A/44 of 29/2/1434 (12/1/2013), women became members of the Council, holding a minimum of 20 per cent of its seats. Thirty women participated in the Council’s sixth session (15/1/2013-2/12/2016)" (32). "Women hold 20 per cent of the seats in the Consultative Council" (46).more
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"With the federal electoral process in 2014-2015, a historic percentage of women was reached in the Chamber of Deputies, 42.4% in the LXIII legislature (2015-2018); local congresses on average reached 37.7% and in various states women surpassed 50%" (page 30).
March 5, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Despite the initial reduction in women’s parliamentary participation following the 2014 elections, the percentage has now returned to 38 per cent owing to the replacement of a male deputy who stood down in favour of a female colleague" (21).
Feb. 28, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"As a result of the Affirmative Action seats, political representation of Kenyan women now stands at 25 per cent. This is an improvement from the previous 9.8 per cent representation in the 10th Parliament" (21). "Women presently chair seven out of the 27 committees in the National Assembly while also serving as vice-chairpersons in eight other committees but remain slightly represented in other House positions. On average, women currently comprise 20 per cent of the membership of all National Assembly committees in the 11th Parliament" (21). "Overall, women currently comprise 28 per cent of the membership in all the Senate committees" (22).
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

For elective offices: 1. On city councils, 17 women elected out of a total of 104 councillors, or 17.68 per cent; 2. On regional councils, 34 women elected out of a total of 260 councillors; 3. In Parliament, 15 women out of a total of 113 deputies; 4. For appointed offices: the positions of president of the Constitutional Court, the Court of Auditors and the High Court of Justice are occupied by women; 5. At the Government level, five (5) of the thirty-one (31) Ministers are women" (pg 9).
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"increase the rate/share of women on the lists of candidates for Member of Parliament of the Republic: from 15.7% (1998) and 29% (2005) to 30.4% in July 2009 and 28.5% (2010); increase participation of women as independent candidates: 2005 -0; the elections of April 5, 2009 among the six independent candidates there were two women (33.3%); elections of November 28, 2010 among 20 independent candidates were five women (25%); increase the rate/share of female Members of Parliament on the lists: from 20.8% in 2005 and 25.7% in July 2009 to 18.8% in November 2010 and 20.8% in May 2011 (Pg 21). "According to Article 7 of the Law no. 5-XVI, ...more
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s legislative measures to increase the participation of women in political and public life, including mandatory quotas for national, local and European elections and for boards of publicly listed and State-owned companies, which have resulted in a progressive increase in the proportion of women representatives in the national parliament (30.1 per cent)" (10).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Some 8 per cent of the members of the Palestinian National Council, that is, 56 out of 744 members, are women. That Council is the supreme body of the Palestine Liberation Organization, the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, and functions as the Parliament of the State of Palestine. Some 10 out of 124 members of the Palestinian Central Council are women. The Central Council is the link between the Palestinian National Council and the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization" (25). "Only 28 women were nominated for the Legislative Council, as opposed to 676 men. Only 5 women won, as opposed to 83 men. There was one ...more
Feb. 10, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Now, there are 33 female members of the lower chamber out of 150 members and 15 female senators of the upper chamber out of 100 senators.[iii] As a result, women comprised 22% of the parliamentarians in the Parliament of Uzbekistan as of December 2014. While 31.8% of the total number of candidates at the parliament elections of 2014 were women, the required 30% female quota has not been reached" (Para 3).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Fewer women than men are members of political parties. In Sweden about 6 per cent of men are members of a political party compared with 4 per cent of women. In contrast more young women than young men are involved in politics. In the 16-25 age group 4.2 per cent of women are members of a political party compared with 3.7 per cent of men . . . The Government consists of 24 ministers. 11 of them are men and 13 women. There are 349 seats in the Riksdag and after the 2010 Riksdag election women hold 157 (45 per cent) and men 192 (55 per cent). The share of ...more
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"There were 36 women among the 121 MPs and nine women on the executive council" (6).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"[...] he Committee is concerned that despite the 30 percent minimum quota in place at the time of the last elections, the number of women elected to the national Parliament remains extremely low (15/127). It further notes the low number of women appointed to ministerial positions (7/29) and as Ambassadors (7/32)," (7).
Jan. 30, 2018, 6:23 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"...voters elected the first indigenous woman to the Senate in 2013. With an indigenous woman sworn into the Senate in June, there were three indigenous persons serving in the federal parliament" (11-12).
Jan. 25, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"There were 13 women in the NCPO-appointed 218-member NLA...The previous elected government had 81 women in the 500-seat lower house" (31).
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).