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March 18, 2023, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Within the Federal executive branch, women’s representation stood at 15.5 per cent at higher level and 22 per cent at middle level positions" (12). "[There is] the low level of women’s representation in the executive and judicial branches and the low number of women in decision-making positions" (13).
March 8, 2023, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The President and one Vice-President of the Parliament are men, while the second Vice-President position is occupied by a woman for the first time in more than 30 years" (16)."The percentage of women in ministerial positions in the Government, elected in December 2020, is the highest in history (33.33 per cent) and, for the first time exceeds the percentage of women in the legislative branch of power. In the current Government, women are at the helm of four ministries – defence; public administration, digital society and media; education, science, culture and sports; and health. The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister are men. The four permanent government commissions are also...more
March 3, 2023, 11:59 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Admiral Linda L. Fagan shattered the military's glass ceiling on Wednesday to become commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and the first female officer to lead a branch of the U.S. armed forces" (Para. 1).
March 3, 2023, 11:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Only 21 of Nigeria’s 469 parliamentarians are women, a mere five percent. That’s why her group, Women in Successful Careers or WISCAR, has pivoted to raise funds for female candidates in February 25 general elections. The group was founded mainly to spotlight leading African women, and this is one of the most crucial votes in Nigeria’s democratic history" (Para. 2).
Feb. 24, 2023, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women’s position in high-level political leadership has been in an encouraging level. Nepal has a remarkable position with women’s leadership in key responsibilities of governance as the President (Head of State), Chief Justice (Head of Judiciary) and Speaker of the Legislature-Parliament. This has made encouraging development for Nepali women to be in the leadership position in the future." (11). "The number of women applicants in civil service positions has increased quite significantly, i.e. 60.12% in 2014/15 as compared to 44% in 2010/11. Likewise, the percentage of women selected for civil service positions in 2014/15 counts 35.64 as compared to 26.21 in 2010/11.15 Currently, the representation of women in civil service...more
Feb. 4, 2023, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2

Table 8 titled 'Women in Politics' provides a comprehensive breakdown of women's participation in different position in government with women making up 23% in the Cabinet, 46% in Parliament, 26% in Consul General and ambassador positions, and 29% as Permanent Secretaries, Executive Directors, Principal Secretaries, and Director Generals. (26-27).
Feb. 2, 2023, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In particular, it welcomes the establishment, in 2011, of a 35 per cent quota in supervisory boards of State-owned and State-related enterprises with a 50 per cent share or more held by the federal State" (5).
Jan. 12, 2023, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"A handful of these same women went on to senior military positions in Sandinista society and have worked tirelessly to progress the revolution ever since, like Doris Tijerino, who led the Sandinista Police, or Leticia Herrera, who directed the Sandinista Defense Committees" (para 9). "In 2021, the government additionally passed a law enshrining women’s representation at parliamentary level, which was vehemently condemned by the opposition. All electoral lists, from local councils to the National Assembly, must now comprise 50 percent women. The percentage of congresswomen now stands at 48.4. For comparison, Canada is only at 28.9 percent. Today, Nicaragua ranks fourth in the world for women in parliamentary positions and...more
Jan. 6, 2023, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: Colombia

"For the first time in Colombia’s history, a Black woman is close to the top of the executive branch. Francia Márquez, an environmental activist from the mountainous department of Cauca in southwestern Colombia, has become a national phenomenon, mobilizing decades of voter frustration, and becoming the country’s first Black vice president on Sunday, as the running mate to Gustavo Petro" (para 1-2).
Dec. 26, 2022, 5:58 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women's groups have reacted with concern and anger over the low representation of women in the new cabinet. Rishi Sunak removed 11 members of his predecessor's top team on Tuesday as he put together a cabinet that he said 'reflects a united party' by showcasing 'all the talents'. Under the changes, however, fewer than a quarter of all people - about 23% - able to attend cabinet meetings will be women. This is down from nearly a third at the start of Liz Truss's premiership and is lower than under Boris Johnson, at 24%, and Theresa May, at 30%. The figure has been falling since its highest ever rate under...more
Dec. 26, 2022, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Current Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is the nation’s third female leader, and women currently also hold a number of other top roles including chief justice of New Zealand’s Supreme Court and governor-general" (para 5).
Oct. 7, 2022, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"India’s presidency is largely ceremonial. But when Ms. Murmu, who on Thursday was declared to have been elected to the post by lawmakers, is sworn in next week, it will have significance well beyond Uparbeda. Besides being only the second female president of India, Ms. Murmu, who until recently was the governor of Jharkhand State, will be the first from the country’s Indigenous tribal communities, an economically marginalized population that makes up nearly 10 percent of India’s population. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s governing Bharatiya Janata Party, or B.J.P., which along with its allies nominated Ms. Murmu for the presidency last month, says her new prominence will bring attention to the...more
Sept. 3, 2022, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"His death catapulted Ms. Hassan to a historic position as Tanzania’s first female president. Known as Mama Samia, she is currently the only female head of government in sub-Saharan Africa. On Friday, she met in Washington with a fellow path-breaker, Kamala Harris, the first woman and first woman of color to be vice president of the United States." (3) "A member of the governing Chama Cha Mapinduzi party — or Party of the Revolution — since the late 1980s, she was elected as a lawmaker in Zanzibar in 2000 before joining the national Parliament in 2010. Ms. Hassan, who sits in the party’s central committee, quickly went up the ranks,...more
Sept. 3, 2022, 8:12 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday picked Labour Minister Elisabeth Borne as his new prime minister as he prepares for legislative elections in June, the second time in 30 years that a woman has been appointed to the job." (1) "Borne, 61, will be the first woman named as prime minister since Edith Cresson briefly occupied the office during the presidency of Socialist leader Francois Mitterrand in the early 1990s." (5) "As transport minister in 2017, she held out against weeks of strikes and demonstrations to end a generous pension and benefits system for SNCF railway workers." (13)
July 6, 2022, 10:35 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"There are three women in the current Government and 16 in Parliament, accounting for 26 per cent of deputies. A woman is serving as a city mayor, and two political parties, one of which is an opposition party, are headed by women" (6). "In the most recent legislative elections, as a result of the 2018 amended law on quotas, which raises the mandated proportion of women from 10 to 25 per cent, the number of women in the National Assembly increased. In fact, the number of women parliamentarians has risen from 9 to 17 (26 per cent), including one vice-president, chairpersons of standing committees, among them the Committee on Law...more
July 6, 2022, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2

"Women also have made progress in government in other ways: 47 per cent of heads of missions were women in 2021, up from 32 per cent in 2015. Heads of missions include ambassadors, high commissioners and consuls general" (Para. 21).
July 1, 2022, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women’s participation at the executive level (Ministers/Secretaries of State) remains limited with only between 16 per cent and 21 per cent women in the last 3 Governments during the reporting period" (21). "The campaign further encouraged and prepared women for leadership regardless of party affiliation, with the objective to increase the number of female candidates standing for the 2016 local elections. 300 women leaders were identified and trained in this view.119,120 As a result, there was a 20-fold increase in the number of women candidates (from 42 in 2009 to 319 in 2016) and the number of women elected as Suco chiefs rose from 11 in 2009, to 21 in...more
July 1, 2022, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In the 2015 Local Elections, 76 women were elected as Regents/Majors and Vice Regents/Vice Majors, an increase from the 46 women in the previous election cycle. In the executive branch, female civil servant encompasses just under 50 percent of overall number of civil servant in Indonesia. At the moment, there are 8 female Ministers appointed under the current cabinet, holding strategic and key positions such as Finance, Foreign Affairs, Health, Fishery, and the Environment. In 2016, women held 126 Deputy Minister positions or around 21% and also 2295 Director of Head of Bureau positions, or around 16% from the total civil servant workforce" (24).
June 29, 2022, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"[W]omen mayors head only 7 per cent of the 78,000 villages" (10).
June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Another priority has been to nurse the pipeline for future female leaders. In 2018, there was a significant increase in female deputy heads, and for the first time now, there is more female (56 percent) than male deputy heads" (16). According to Table 1 titled "Naalakkersuisut, January 2019" women made up 22% of the cabinet of Greenland with 2 females out of 9 members (34). "There are 10 departments in Greenland’s central administration. Of the 10 department heads 5 are women, i.e. 50%" (34). Table 4 titled "Mayors for municipal councils, January 2019" inicates that of 5 mayors in Greenland, 3 are women which makes 60% of mayors women (34).more
June 7, 2022, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"With the sustained rapid development of China’s rural economy, the majority of rural women have become the main force in rural development. However, women are still underrepresented on villagers committees: the number of women members is not in proportion to their share of the population" (21). "the overall proportion of women in politics is low; there are more women who are deputies than chiefs, especially in Party committees and governments at the city and county levels" (32). "The proportion of women in villagers committees nationwide rose from 15.1 per cent in 2004 to 21.5 per cent in 2009" (54).
June 3, 2022, 4:56 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"MP Sadia Yasin Samatar makes history as the first woman to hold a seat in parliament as a Deputy Speaker by election" (Para. 1). "In 2012, the first deputy prime minister was a woman, Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam. She was, however, appointed by the President, not elected" (Para. 2). "MP Sadia Yasin Samatar is also running for Presidency and is the only female out of 39 nominees" (Para. 22).
May 30, 2022, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Within the executive branches the picture is mixed. Women were the majority in the federal government for the first time in 2010: four of seven seats on the Federal Council. Since 2011, there have been only three. In the cantonal governments, the proportion of women was 23 per cent in 2014 (as of 5 October). The government of the canton of Vaud has the most women (4 of 7 members). There is at least one woman in all the cantonal governments, but in more than two thirds of them they account for only a fifth or a seventh of the total" (19).
May 27, 2022, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In the current Presidential System of Government that entered into force with the 24 June 2018 elections, two female ministers (12,5 per cent) serve in the cabinet. Furthermore, there are four (7,1 per cent) Deputy Ministers in the Ministries" (13). "According to the results of local elections on 31st March 2019, 3 metropolitan mayors and 42 mayors are women. 2.283 municipal assembly members and 48 provincial assembly members are women. A total of 1.086 women were elected as mukhtars throughout Turkey in the 31 March 2019 local elections" (13).
May 27, 2022, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In local government, however, only 5.5 percent of the country’s mayors were women" (21).
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The fact that the number of women elected for parliament has decreased by 15 per cent since the general elections of 2005, indicates that the political culture in the selection and nomination of female candidates for representation in parliament is still an impediment to eliminate gender inequality regarding women’s eligibility for general elections. No government measures in the sphere of enacting legislation on gender quota have been taken to contribute to an increase of the representation of women at the political level and greater numbers of women in power" (18). "A comparison of the number of women elected to parliament and their ranking on the list of candidates of their...more
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In that regard, it notes that only two out of 10 Deputy Prime Ministers, one out of 21 federal ministers, 38 out of 170 Federation Council deputies and 74 out of 450 deputies of the State Duma are women" (9).
March 25, 2022, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"There were no female governors in the country’s 10 regions; the first female mayor was elected in October 2018" (25). "Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Zaruhi Batoyan [was] the only female cabinet member" (29).
March 25, 2022, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates

"Although some traditional practices discouraged women from engaging in political life, no laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process. The government prioritized women’s participation in government. There were nine female ministers in the 31-member cabinet, an increase of two women from the previous cabinet, and 20 women in the FNC (seven elected)" (25).
March 21, 2022, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"low number of women in elected bodies at local levels and women at the highest ranks of the diplomatic service" (8).