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Latest items for LBHO-PRACTICE-2

June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"In January 2017 RMPCV conducted, in partnership with ICIEG, a workshop on Parity Mechanisms for Women’s Political Participation, gathering Parliamentarians, the Alliance of Women of Santiago (women politically engaged at local level), civil society leaders, enabling in depth analysis of the issue. A commitment declaration was signed (Declaration of Rui Vaz) for the formulation, adoption and implementation of a Parity Law: it was presented and discussed with political parties and the country’s highest authorities. Another result of the workshop was an Advocacy Action Plan for Gender Parity in Cabo Verde (2017–2019), which is being implemented jointly by RMPCV and ICIEG" (17).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, GP-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned at the low representation of women in political and public life, in decision-making positions, in particular in the State Duma and the Federal Council, in ministerial positions and in the diplomatic service, owing to persistent traditional and patriarchal attitudes, the lack of adequate measures, including temporary special measures, and insufficient capacity-building and campaign funding for potential women candidates, which impede the effective participation of women in political life" (7).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee commends the State party on the consistently high rate of representation of women in political and public life and welcomes the work on gender mainstreaming of the Sami parliament" (9).
May 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Federal Equality Act (2015) and Act on the Equal Participation of Women and Men in Leadership Positions (2015)" (2). "The Committee welcomes the measures adopted by the State party to advance the participation of women in political and public life. Nevertheless, it remains concerned that structural barriers to and discriminatory stereotypes relating to women’s engagement in political and public life continue to exclude women from decision-making positions in both elected and appointed positions in public office and within political parties, the judiciary and academia" (11).
May 11, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"Cultural beliefs restricted participation of most indigenous women in political life" (14).
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Table 1 shows comparative data from five selected countries. Guyana’s political empowerment ranking was strong at 28 among 135 countries in 2011, but slowly declined to its lowest at 37 among 145 countries in 2015. Among its Latin America and Caribbean neighbours, Guyana ranks first at 66 for political empowerment, but in its overall gender gap index in 2015, Guyana follows Trinidad and Tobago" (10). Table 1 in page 10 shows the a comparative perspective for political empowerment Rank for Guyana, Brazil, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. Brazil was ranked 114 out of 135 un 2011, 72 out of 135 in 2012, 68 out of 136 in 2013, 74...more
May 2, 2019, 3 p.m.
Countries: Brazil, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Venezuela
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Table 1 in page 10 shows the a comparative perspective for political empowerment Rank for Guyana, Brazil, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. Brazil was ranked 114 out of 135 un 2011, 72 out of 135 in 2012, 68 out of 136 in 2013, 74 out of 142 in 2014, 89 out of 145 in 2015. It's overall rank is 85. Guyana was ranked 28 out of 135 in 2011, 32 out of 135 in 2012, 33 out of 136 in 2013, 34 out of 142 in 2014, 37 out of 145 in 2015. It's overall rank is 66. Suriname was ranked 95 out of 135 in 2011, 107 out...more
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"More than 1000 young female activists have been supported to run for the upcoming Local Councils elections in the frame of Women’s Voices Project supported by Fund for Gender Equality – UN Women. The project was launched in in April 2015 seeking to build the capacities and a network of more than 1000 young women leaders from all Egypt’s 27 governorates to promote women’s political participation in the local councils as a candidate and a voter preparing a generation of young women leaders" (14).
April 27, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Structural barriers and gender bias with regard to the realization of women’s engagement in political and public life continue to exclude women from decision-making positions in both elected and appointed positions in public office, political parties, the judiciary, academic institutions and public broadcasting corporations" (11).
April 25, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Some observers believed that traditional and cultural factors limited the participation of women" (29). These factors are not presented in the report (CCS-CODER COMMENT). "Women’s rights organizations noted the cabinet minister positions occupied by women were less influential." (29). "In 2016 Joice Mujuru became the sole female leader of a mainstream opposition party, first forming the Zimbabwe People First political party and later the National People’s Party" (30). NGOs noted that young women were mostly excluded from decision-making structures and processes in all political parties" (30).
April 16, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee notes that the main reasons for the low representation of women in political life relate to gender stereotypes, lower educational levels and lack of financial resources, which incidentally are also the main reasons for their unhappiness under the State party’s gross national happiness index. The Committee is concerned that, notwithstanding efforts to enhance functional literacy among female candidates running for local government positions, their representation remains low" (7).
April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"Women, however, suffered political violence, which ranged from harassment for voting against party lines to receiving death threats for their political participation" (p. 20).
April 10, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Although senior political and social leaders often came from among veterans of the predominantly male IDF officer corps, women participated widely in politics, including in leadership positions" (32). "Women faced significant cultural barriers in political parties representing conservative religious movements and the Arab minority, although the 2015 elections resulted in two female Arab MKs from the Joint List winning seats" (32).
April 4, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public' 23% agreed and 73% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 28% of men and 17% of women agreed and 67% of men and 80% of women disagreed (13).
April 4, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public' 39% agreed and 57% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 41% of men and 38% of women agreed and 55% of men and 59% of women disagreed (13).
April 4, 2019, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public' 10% agreed and 84% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 10% of men and 10% of women agreed and 84% of men and 85% of women disagreed (5).
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public' 10% agreed and 84% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 10% of men and 10% of women agreed and 84% of men and 85% of women disagreed (5).
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public' 30% agreed and 64% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 33% of men and 26% of women agreed and 61% of men and 67% of women disagreed (9).
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public' 12% agreed and 84% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 16% of men and 8% of women agreed and 80% of men and 87% of women disagreed (9).
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public' 10% agreed and 84% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 10% of men and 10% of women agreed and 84% of men and 85% of women disagreed (5).
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public' 9% agreed and 89% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 10% of men and 7% of women agreed and 87% of men and 92% of women disagreed (5).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public' 11% agreed and 80% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 13% of men and 8% of women agreed and 77% of men and 83% of women disagreed (5).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public' 14% agreed and 81% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 19% of men and 8% of women agreed and 74% of men and 89% of women disagreed (5).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public' 14% agreed and 81% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 16% of men and 12% of women agreed and 78% of men and 84% of women disagreed ().
March 28, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public', 87% of the total sample surveyed agreed and 9% disagreed. Disagreggated by gender, 85% of men and 88% of women agreed, and 11% of men and 8% of women disagreed (2).
March 28, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is good for women to make a career of their own', 87% of the total sample surveyed agreed and 4% disagreed. Disagreggated by gender, 84% of men and 90% of women agreed, and 10% of men and 7% of women disagreed (2)
March 28, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is good for women to make a career of their own', 92% of the total sample surveyed agreed and 4% disagreed. Disagreggated by gender, 90% of men and 94% of women disagreed, and 6% of men and 3% of women agreed (2).
March 28, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public', 12% of the total sample surveyed agreed and 83% disagreed. Disagreggated by gender, 15% of men and 9% of women disagreed, and 80% of men and 86% of women agreed (1).
March 28, 2019, 3:29 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public', 24% of the total sample surveyed agreed and 68% disagreed. Disagreggated by gender, 19% of men and 29% of women disagreed, and 73% of men and 63% of women agreed (1).
March 28, 2019, 3:29 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public', 7% of the total sample surveyed agreed and 88% disagreed. Disagreggated by gender, 8% of men and 6% of women disagreed, and 70% of men and 54% of women agreed (1).