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July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Uruguay is below the regional average data with regard to the participation of women in parliament" (page 9).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"At the recent parliamentary elections of October 2014, no great progress was seen in the participation of women in the legislature, as those elected accounted for 17.7 per cent of the total. A comparison of the two periods shows that in 2014 more than twice as many women senators were elected as in 2009, up from 4 to 9 out of a total of 30 senators. That is a very positive development inasmuch as it nearly fulfils the objective of having a third of the senators be women. As regards female deputies, in 2014 the same number (15) were elected as in 2009, but that is actually a backward step...more
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The gender representativeness of Parliament has increased significantly since the advent of the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system in 1996, although it still has some way to go before it reflects the gender balance in New Zealand society. There are 41 women (34 per cent) Members of Parliament (MPs) in the 51st Parliament, equal to the record 41 elected to the 49th Parliament in 2008. Ten of 27 Ministers of the Crown (37 per cent) and seven of 20 Cabinet Ministers (35 per cent) are women. The Green Party and Māori Party have women co leaders, both of whom are MPs" (page 11). "Local government and the Ministry of...more
June 25, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"As of 1 September 2016, 27.42 per cent of the deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan were women and 72.58 per cent were men" (23). According to Table 2, legislators, senior professionals, managers (heads) of public agencies and management at all levels, including heads of enterprises were 24.3% of women and 75.7% of men (34).
June 6, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"There were three women in the 111-seat parliament. One served as minister of religion, youth, and community development; one served as a provincial governor; and one was an ordinary member." (12).
May 31, 2018, 8:39 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"A prior attempt to legislate a 30 percent gender quota as part of a new electoral law failed last year, and many of the women running are listed as independents, in part because traditional parties will not place women in viable positions on their candidate lists" (Para1).
May 29, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"There was one woman in the 50-member Parliament and two female permanent secretaries" (7).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"No woman has been elected into the Parliament since the introduction of these quotas and, hence, women continue to be underrepresented in legislative bodies at the national and municipal levels" (9).
May 5, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia

"The Committee acknowledges the successful implementation of mandatory quotas for national, local and European elections, which resulted in a significant increase in the representation of Slovenian women in the national parliament (35.6 per cent), local councils (31.8 per cent) and the European Parliament (50 per cent)" (8).
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The representation of women in Australia’s parliaments is about 30 per cent. At 7 July 2014, women comprised 29 per cent of all Australian parliamentarians. Federally, there is a higher representation of women in the Senate (38.2 per cent) than the House of Representatives (26.7 per cent)" (Pg 23).
May 3, 2018, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom

"Only 25 percent of English and Welsh judges, 29 percent of British members of Parliament, and about 25 percent of Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 board directors are women" (pp 13)
May 2, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"in Thailand the number of female parliamentarians dropped after the military coup of 2014, from 16 per cent to 6.1 per cent" (para 9).
May 2, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"One of the poorest countries in the world, Rwanda, sits atop the very wealthy Nordic states, the United States and newly rich Asia with the highest female representation in national politics worldwide" (para 2).
May 2, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Since 2013 two women have occupied seats in the 25-member Politburo, the first time since the early 1970s" (para 10).
May 2, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Neither Japan nor the Philippines has a quota for female representation in national politics, but Japan ranks lower than the Philippines, China and North Korea" (para 6).
May 2, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Nearly 30 per cent of the Philippines’ lower house is occupied by women, and women form a quarter of the upper house" (para 3).
May 2, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"South Korea’s National Assembly election of April 2016 yielded 49 female members, or 17 per cent of available elected seats — a record high" (para 7).
April 25, 2018, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women held 45 of 475 seats in parliament’s lower house and 38 of 242 seats in the upper house after the December 2014 general election" (12).
April 23, 2018, 7:43 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"There were 122 women (approximately 24 percent) in the National Assembly...two women in the 16 member Politburo, one of whom was ethnic Thai minority" (36).
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).