The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for GP-DATA-1

June 10, 2021, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"Half of the ministers in López Obrador’s cabinet are women. Mexico’s Congress has almost achieved parity and in 2019, the country adopted what it calls a 'feminist foreign policy,' like variations in Canada, Sweden and France" (para 9).
June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In the coalition government formed by the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) and the Labour Union (UP) (Oct. 2001 – May 2004), two women served as: the Minister of National Education and Sport (2001-2004) and the Minister of Justice (2001-2002), which accounted for 12.5 per cent of all ministers-members of the Government; In the coalition government formed by the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) and the Labour Union (UP) (May 2004 – Oct. 2005), one woman served as Deputy Prime Minister (2004-2005) and the Minister of Social Policy (2005), which accounted for ca. 5.5 per cent of all ministers-members of the Government;In the coalition Government formed by Law and Justice (PiS), the...more
May 18, 2021, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"As of 2017, 'women make up 23% of members of parliament, 35% of local counselors, 9 in 61 mayors and 8 in 20 cabinet ministers'" (para 4).
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women mayors within the Italian municipalities amount to 789 out of 7,238 male mayors. In the municipalities Councils, there are 19,130 women out of 86,325 men. In the regional Governments there are 40 women out of 193 men, while in the regional Councils, there are 118 women out of 1001 men. Against this background, from the 2008 Council of Europe Report, it emerged that, in Italy, 10 per cent of the Presidents of the regional Governments are women. This is thus far beyond 2.8 per cent of the European average" (50).
March 16, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: GP-DATA-1

“Women have greatly contributed to the rebuilding of various sectors of the economy since 1994 when the Genocide was stopped. In terms of leadership, women hold 64 percent of the seats in parliament, making them a priority in the decision making process of the country” (para 26).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"A share of women among the highest executive staff of civil service (І ІІ position categories) over the reporting period has increased from 25.9 per cent in 2010 to 28.3 per cent in 2013. A share of women among the highest executive staff of local authorities (І ІІ position categories) over the reporting period has increased from 4.1 per cent in 2010 to 6.7 per cent in 2013" (5). "Notwithstanding the evident achievements, the main problems remain the same, i.e., lack of political will to implement gender transformations at the management level of the legislative and executive bodies and at the level of local authorities; the low representation level of...more
Feb. 4, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"While noting that there are six women ministers in the 23-member Cabinet, the Committee remains concerned about the low representation of women in political and public life, for example in the lower house of Parliament, where only 62 of the 543 parliamentarians are women, or on the Supreme Court, where only 1 of the 26 sitting judges is a woman. The Committee is also concerned about the delay in the adoption of the Constitution (108th Amendment) Bill, intended to ensure a 33 per cent quota for women in Parliament and in the state legislatures, which has been pending before Parliament since 2010" (9). "The Committee recommends that the State party:...more
Jan. 31, 2021, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Across all levels of State and Federal government and in other areas of public life, women continue to be underrepresented in leadership and decision-making roles" (6). "23% of Federal government cabinet ministers were women. 35% of State/Territory government ministers were women. This is a 7% increase since 2007" (6).
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: GP-DATA-1

Figure 6 “Women’s participation in political and public life, 2017” Shows the percentages of women in different government positions (pp. 28). “By way of example, the percentage of female officials at the Ministry of Family and Promotion of Women is 70 per cent and at the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights it is 49.1 per cent” (pp. 28). Figure 9 “Women’s participation in the diplomatic service” illustrates the amount of women in foreign affairs positions (pp. 30).
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"But last week the Nordic nation found a far more potent ambassador for gender equality, when 34-year-old Social Democrat Sanna Marin was sworn in as prime minister, heading a coalition and a cabinet dominated by women. She is the youngest serving premier in the world, mother to a toddler, and heads a coalition of four other parties that are all led by women. Three of them, like her, are under 40" (para 4-5). "Since the start of this century it has had two female prime ministers – though both served only brief terms – and a widely liked female president who served for 12 years" (para 7).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Roselló’s replacement as governor, former secretary of state Wanda Vázquez, has long framed herself as an advocate for survivors of domestic abuse, as former head of the island’s Office for Women’s Rights" (para 33).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Roselló’s replacement as governor, former secretary of state Wanda Vázquez, has long framed herself as an advocate for survivors of domestic abuse, as former head of the island’s Office for Women’s Rights" (para 33).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Just three members of his [Shinzo's] cabinet of 20 are women" (para 18).
Dec. 31, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Liberal Democrat Education spokeswoman Layla Moran claimed victory over the announcement. She said: 'With 1 in 4 women saying they have experienced forms of period poverty, the Liberal Democrats have been fighting to ensure schools and hospitals are places where you can get free tampons and pads. However, this is not a silver bullet and we must continue to demand better for girls and women. It is vital the Conservative Government bring in more ambitious measures if we are to bring about the full eradication of period poverty'" (para 13-15).
Dec. 31, 2020, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Mr. López Obrador, a leftist populist, won the presidency more than a year ago by promising to transform Mexico into a more equal society, and he appointed the first cabinet with gender parity in Mexico’s history, giving prominent feminists top posts" (para 4).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:36 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Greece is poised to get its first female president after the country’s centre-right leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis took the unprecedented step of proposing a progressive female judge to assume the role of head of state" (para 1). "The historic step would, analysts said, go some way to redressing Mitsotakis’ poor record of appointing women. Just five were given cabinet positions when his New Democracy party ousted Syriza in July" (para 6). The historic step being referred to is a woman being proposed to be the country's first female president (CAT - CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Speaking to Radio Free Afghanistan on July 9, Saqim said the appointment of female deputies in all provinces has begun. 'One of the women is set to be appointed as deputy governor today in Logar Province, and this will continue in other provinces, as well,' he said" (para 3). "Vice President Amrullah Saleh also expressed support for including women in high-ranking government positions. In a recent tweet, he stated that 'each province, as a MUST, will have a [female] deputy governor. This is part of our structural reform to further empower women'" (para 7).
Dec. 17, 2020, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: GP-DATA-1

“A high court judge and ardent human rights advocate has been elected Greece’s first female president in a historic vote by parliament” (para. 1).“Inaugurating a new era for one of Europe’s more traditional nations, MPs overwhelmingly endorsed the nomination of Katerina Sakellaropoulou as head of state. No woman has held the post in the nearly 200 years since Greece proclaimed independence” (para. 2). “The election – less than a week after the centre-right leader proposed Sakellaropoulou – not only breaks with tradition in an EU state where few women hold political positions but has taken many in Mitsotakis’ own New Democracy party aback” (para. 4). “A mere five women currently...more
Dec. 17, 2020, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

“Ms Sahle-Work is an experienced diplomat who has now become Africa's only female head of state. Her election to the ceremonial position comes a week after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed a cabinet with half the posts taken up by women” (para. 1-2). “There may now be male-female parity in the new cabinet but elsewhere there is still a long way to go” (para. 6). “The last African female head of state was Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, who resigned in March over an expenses scandal. She denied any wrong doing” (para. 14).
Oct. 22, 2020, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"On November 13, Jeanine Áñez, second vice president of the Senate and a political opponent of Morales, took office as interim president in a highly controversial move that the Constitutional Court endorsed" (para 2).
Oct. 5, 2020, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam condemned the protest, calling it 'a riot'" (para 14).
Aug. 9, 2020, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"'Our biggest challenge is taking equality for granted. We relax too much. We think everything is done for good. This worries me,' said Gro Bruntland, Norway's first female prime minister" (para 28).
Aug. 9, 2020, 8:25 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, GP-DATA-1

"After the shocking corruption and financial collapse in 2009, the government made an effort to include more women in seats of power to reduce corruption" (para 12).
July 26, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The presence of women in the public sector has shown rapid increase in the new millennium. The percentage of civil servants who are women rose from 17.4% in 2003 to 28.6% in 2011, while the percentage of women on national government advisory boards grew from 1.41% in 1995 to 32.9% in 2011. In terms of senior positions within the civil service, however, only 2.6% of women are at leadership levels, up slightly from 1.5% in 2003" (8).
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Two powerful women — the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, and her rival, Khaleda Zia — have taken turns at the country’s helm for years" (para. 2).
July 12, 2020, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In the same period [2014-2018], out of 147 ministers in governments at all levels, only 17 percent were women" (para. 18).
June 23, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In the self-governing bodies of settlements and hamlets there are 3,542 civil servants, of whom 571, or 16.1 per cent, are women. A total of 1,166 civil servants hold managerial posts, of whom 235, or 20.1 per cent, are women. Of the total number of female civil servants, 1,081 hold managerial posts, 7 are chairpersons of districts, 64 are deputy chairpersons of districts, and one woman is the head of the executive office of the President" (17). "At present, one woman holds the post of Minister of labour, migration and employment. In addition, the heads of the Committee on Women and the Family, the Committee on language and terminology and...more
June 23, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"After the presidential election in May 2017, changes have also been made in the composition of the Government. For the first time in history, on 30 June 2017 the National Assembly of the R Serbia appointed a woman as Prime Minister. Out of the 21 sectors of the Government, four are headed by women, one of whom is also a Deputy Prime Minister and the Chairperson of the CBGE" (27). "Five women are heads of administrative districts, while 12 are mayors of cities and chairpersons of municipalities (out of 168 in total). Out of the total number of civil servants, 62.4 per cent are women; women occupy 53.23 per cent...more
June 22, 2020, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Bamiyan is also home to the country’s only female provincial governor, Habiba Sarabi" (pg 23).
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"As for women in decision-making positions, the figures show very little participation by women in all institutions in the 2009-2012 period. In 14 ministries in 2012 the numbers of men and women were roughly equal. Of the 42 vice-ministers, only 12 were women. There were only three women Secretaries of State, compared to 17 men" (23). "Most of the candidates for elective office are men, who therefore have an advantage. In 2011, a woman was appointed Vice-President of the Republic" (23).