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Latest items for GP-DATA-1

Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"A Somali woman, Fawzi Yusuf Adam, has served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs once. From November 2012 to January 2014. A woman has never become President, Speaker of House, Deputy Speaker, or Prime Minister in Somalia" (1).
Jan. 4, 2022, 11:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Voters elected the first indigenous woman to the House of Representatives in 2016 and the first ChineseAustralian woman to the House of Representatives in the May elections" (10).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"DPP candidate Tsai Ing-wen won the presidency... With her election in 2016, President Tsai Ing-wen became Taiwan’s first female president" (9). "A Cambodian-born woman became Taiwan’s first immigrant legislator in 2016. In the November 2018 local elections, voters elected women to seven of the 22 mayoral and county magistrate seats. The number of women elected to local councils also continued to grow: women won 307 of the 912 city and county council seats--an increase from 30.7 percent in 2014 to 33.8 percent in 2018" (9).
Dec. 3, 2021, 9:11 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, GP-DATA-1

"No law limits participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. The former regime had high-level female politicians and ministers, while the opposition lacked high-level female and minority representation" (24).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"There are three women and four Christians in the 22-member PA cabinet. Hamas generally excluded women from leadership positions in the de facto ministries in Gaza" (92).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"As of September the 23-member cabinet included four women and one Druze minister. One woman was a deputy minister" (30). "Following October 2018 municipal elections, the number of women mayors and local council heads increased from six to 14 of 257 such positions" (30).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Elections Department declared Halimah Yacob president in 2017; she was the only candidate who qualified for the ballot, which was reserved that year for an ethnic Malay" (1). "The 2017 presidential election was thus restricted to eligible Malay candidates. In 2017 former speaker of parliament Halimah Yacob became president without a vote because she was the only candidate" (18). "Three of the 19 members of cabinet were women, and the country’s president was a minority race woman" (19).
Nov. 9, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Of 1,389 newly elected mayors at the district level or higher, 37 were women" (49).
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Despite significant improvements in the field of employment, the level of women employment in governmental offices is only 21%. This is due to many factors; the main factor is the low level of literacy among women" (7).
Oct. 25, 2021, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Chairwoman of the National Assembly [is] Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan" (1).
Oct. 8, 2021, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"After a three-week period of internal elections, Hamas on Sunday announced the new members of its political bureau, which is the organization’s highest decision-making body. The 15-member political bureau will for the first time have a female member, Jamila Alshanti, of Gaza" (para 1). "According to a 2020 report of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the participation of women in decision-making positions is still limited compared to men, with data showing that 5% of Central Council members, 11% of National Council members, and 14% of Ministers Council members, are women" (para 20).
Sept. 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Mali

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. Cultural factors, however, limited women’s political participation in formal and informal roles. A law passed in 2015 requires that at least 30 percent of the slots on party election lists be reserved for female candidates and that 30 percent of high-level government appointees be women. The law was fully implemented in President Keita’s first cabinet of his second term, in which 11 of 32 ministers were women. In the second cabinet, formed in April, eight of the 38 ministers were women. There were only 14 women in the 147-member National Assembly. There...more
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Four out of 15 government ministries are headed by women. Women make up 23 percent of the Chamber of Deputies" (12).
Sept. 22, 2021, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"[T]he Committee is also concerned about: (a) The comparatively low representation of women in the House of Representatives of the People, which decreased from 28 per cent in 2017 to 26.4 per cent in 2018" (9-10).
Sept. 21, 2021, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"As of 2016 women constituted approximately 3.1 percent of members and 2.8 percent of candidate members of the Central Committee of the WPK and held few key WPK leadership positions. The 2014 UNCOI report indicated only 10 percent of central government officials are women" (17).
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Following the 19th Party Congress, one member of the CCP Central Committee’s 25-member Politburo was a woman. There were no women in the Politburo Standing Committee" (60). "In March 2017, Carrie Lam was elected to be the SAR’s first female chief executive" (123).
Sept. 8, 2021, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"As of 2020, only 15% of senior and leadership posts were held by women, according to the Global Gender Report. And with only 14% of seats in Japan's parliament occupied by women, and most lawmakers aged between 50 to 70, male boomers dominate political and business life in the country" (para 5). "And in Japan, only one in seven lawmakers is a women -- that's fewer than 14%, compared to a 25% global average and 20% average in Asia, as of January 2021, according to data from the Inter-Parliamentary Union, an organization that compiles data on national parliaments" (para 24).
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The number of women in the government has been rather modest for a long time, ranging from 7% to 21%. The situation improved after the change of government in March 2014, when the share of women increased at first from 15% to 36% and then to 43%" (21).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In the 2015 election, voters elected a woman as vice president for the first time" (p 20).
Aug. 17, 2021, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"As of August women led four of the 23 ministries" (p 15).
July 23, 2021, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: Macedonia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"As of September 28, 41 of the 120 members of the parliament were women, and four women served as ministers in the president’s 25-member cabinet. Men dominated leadership ranks in political parties. Of the 208 candidates for mayoral positions in the October 15 elections, only 12 were women. Six women won mayoral contests on October 15, four of whom were incumbents" (P 22).
July 21, 2021, 10:30 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Libya’s new government includes five women, with two in key portfolios — a first for the country nonetheless criticized by activists as insufficient and as not living up to a UN commitment" (Para 1). "The Cabinet comprises 26 ministers and six ministers of state, with women assigned to five posts, including the key foreign affairs and justice portfolios" (Para 4). "Activists point to his pledge when a candidate in the UN process to allocate 30 percent of ministerial positions to women. Under the current lineup, women account for just half that amount" (Para 16-17).
July 15, 2021, 11:32 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern. Ms Ardern has been opposition leader for the last three months. At 37, she is set to be the country's youngest prime minister since 1856" (Para 1-2).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"(In 'TRNC') There were four women in the 50-seat 'parliament.' In 2016 one Turkish Cypriot woman was a member of the 'cabinet.' In April she was replaced with the establishment of a new 'government,' leaving no women in 'cabinet' positions" (p 37).
July 9, 2021, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"The overall success rate of women candidates who ran for positions in the 2017 national elections was 16 percent, with 47 women elected to the National Assembly and three to the Senate. Women were elected to three of the 47 governorships" (p 29).
July 1, 2021, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The demonstrations amount to 'terrorism,' information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said, blaming the opposition" (para 10).
June 29, 2021, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Activist Bertha Tobias said that the protesters want specific deadlines on government policy actions; the resignations of Namibian gender equality minister, Doreen Sioka and her deputy Bernadette Jagger" (para 4).
June 29, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Moreover, there is one woman holding the position of governor out of 16 governors. Women's participation in the civil sector stands at 45% of the total employees, but when looking at those who hold the rank of director-general and higher, we see the gap reflected with just 14% of women at this level, compared with 86% of men" (para 13).
June 29, 2021, 11:26 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Among the 59 government vice prime ministers, ministers, ministers of state, and vice ministers, six were women, a decrease in the total number from that of the government formed earlier in 2016 (from 11 percent of 68 such positions to 10 percent of 59 such positions)" (p 34).
June 29, 2021, 9:11 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"On July 31, Yuriko Koike, a member of parliament and Japan’s first female defense minister, shattered yet another glass ceiling by becoming the first-ever female governor of Tokyo, Asia’s largest city" (1). "[Koike] became Japan’s first female defense minister in 2007 but resigned after just over a month in office. And in 2008, as a member of the LDP, she became the first Japanese woman to launch a bid for prime minister, eventually losing to former Foreign Minister Taro Aso" (3).