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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).
June 26, 2021, 11:38 a.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Salome Zurabishvili has won Georgia's presidential election, becoming the first woman to hold the office" (para 1).
June 26, 2021, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"His Excellency Mr.Ousainou Darboe, the then Vice President, was relieved of his post, and he was succeeded by Her Excellency DR. Isatou Touray... the former Health Minister, and [Touray is] now overseeing The Ministry Of Health" (para 1). "[Touray's] recent and well deserved Official appointment as, Her Excellency The Vice President Of The Gambia, by His Excellency President Adama Barrow, is indeed a bold step in the right direction, for Women’s Empowerment in The Gambia" (para 7).
June 25, 2021, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In Finland, where women lead the five parties in the coalition government, here's one change they're making: equal paid leave for both parents in a family." (Para 1) "Finland's government, led by 34-year-old Prime Minister Sanna Marin, has announced a new policy that will grant nearly seven months of paid leave to each parent, for a total of 14 months of paid leave." (Para 2)
June 23, 2021, 6:25 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The cabinet is now composed of 12 women and 10 men, with the four key posts of deputy premier held by women. Spain was the 'only country in the world' to have a cabinet dominated by women, Sanchez said." (Para 1-2)
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).