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March 18, 2023, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working towards 50 per cent female intake into the Foreign Relations Training Institute. In the 2014/15, the proportion of females in the training program reached 45 per cent... Currently there are five women director generals; nine directors and nine heads of foreign missions" (13). "Mentoring programs in partnership with foreign diplomatic missions based in Ethiopia is provided to young and upcoming female diplomats" (13).
March 8, 2023, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Examples of good practices related to introducing gender equality principles into public policies, plans, and budgets were presented at the Committee meetings...Special attention was also paid to the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 – Women, Peace, Security" (4). "The three women [who chair Parliamentary committees] serve as heads of delegations – to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPA), and to the Parliamentary Dimension of the Central European Initiative (CEI PD)" (16). "Out of a total of 34 ambassadors representing Montenegro abroad, by the end of 2020, 28 or 82.4 per cent were men, while 6 or 17.6 per cent were...more
Feb. 27, 2023, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"More than a century after Maria José de Castro Rebello Mendes became, in 1918, the first woman to enter Brazil’s diplomatic service, the country’s female diplomats have launched a new push for equal rights and opportunity. Women make up less than 25% of Brazil’s diplomatic corps and just 12% of ambassadors." (para 1). “'We are blossoming at this moment of democratic government,'” said Irene Vida Gala, a senior diplomat who served as ambassador to Ghana and is now the president of the newly created Association of Female Brazilian Diplomats." (para 2). "The country’s highly professional and once-respected foreign service was 'hijacked' to serve this ultra-conservative agenda, Chade added. He describes...more
Feb. 24, 2023, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Women have secured significant numbers of positions in governance and diplomatic positions. The GoN has been keen on providing opportunity of leadership development for women officers in the diplomatic service." (11). "Likewise, at least one-third members of over 1,725 Local Peace Committees formed in all districts are women. Women have also participated in UN Peacekeeping Missions as women police personnel. A total of 329 women police officials have already served in such positions." (29). "Likewise, in peace committees, women’s share is 29.38 percent at district committees, 13.33 percent in coordinatorship, and 25.33 percent in local peace committees having instrumental impact on building women’s role in local peace building process." (41-42).more
Feb. 6, 2023, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Committee [on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women] recommends that the State party…[e]nsure the meaningful participation of women in conflict prevention, peace and post-conflict reconstruction processes, including in decision-making roles" (9).
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).
Jan. 12, 2023, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"...and women began to fill various positions in the National Assembly." (para 13) (NF- CODER COMMENT - Though no position is explicitly named, the inclusion of women in the political process hints that in the previous regime, women were either barred or not welcome into positions of power).
July 6, 2022, 10:35 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"As in the civil service, women account for only a quarter of the senior management staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Only 24.59 per cent of the senior Ministry of Foreign Affairs staff are women. The distribution of senior managerial staff of the central administration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is approaching parity, while the distribution of staff in the field is not" (18). "The representation of women in diplomatic missions abroad has progressed since 2013. In 2016, the first woman ambassador to Kenya was appointed, serving until 2018" (18). "In addition, a woman has held the position of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Djibouti...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).
June 21, 2022, 8:35 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Committee reiterates its previous concern, however, regarding the lack of measures taken by the State party to implement resolution 1325 (2000) in Northern Ireland, where women continue to face intimidation by paramilitary groups and are underrepresented in post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding processes" (10).
June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"An important milestone for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to reach a 50-50 gender balance at management level. In 2018, 38 percent of newly appointed leaders were women, leaving the Ministry with a balance of 29 percent women in management. (23 percent in 2013)" (16). "Women have the same right as men to represent Greenland internationally. Greenland and Denmark cooperate on international affairs of particular relevance to Greenland, based on chapter 4 of the act on Self-Government concerning foreign affairs. The Department of Foreign Affairs of the Greenland Government, which includes permanent Representations in Brussels, Washington D.C., and Reykjavik, has a staff of 18 employees composed of 11 women...more
June 7, 2022, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"According to March 2010 statistics, the total female diplomats in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was 1,639, accounting for 30.8 per cent of the total number of diplomats. Among those women diplomats, 14 were ambassadors, 9 were Consuls General, and 103 were Counsellors, accounting for 8.4 per cent, 14.3 per cent and 25.8 per cent respectively of the total number of diplomats at the same level. Among female first secretaries in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 135 were in China and 227 were stationed abroad, accounting for 33.2 per cent and 34.3 per cent respectively of the total number of diplomats at the same level" (33).
May 30, 2022, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Currently, women account for 31 per cent of all diplomatic staff and 49 per cent of all consular staff (as of 30.06.2014) Since 2009, women’s representation has on average been 45 per cent among newly recruited diplomatic staff (class of 2014: 53 per cent) and 67 per cent among new consular officers (class of 2014: 50 per cent)" (19).
May 27, 2022, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"As of July 2020 data, 66 out of 266 Ambassadors, 17 out of 85 Consul Generals in abroad missions; and 24 out of 81 Director Generals/Deputy Director Generals in the central organisation of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs are women" (13).
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs: implemented affirmative action related to the appointment of female ambassadors, consuls general, a female permanent secretary and female heads of offices, resulting in a major proportion of women at the highest level of the Foreign Service, in the Ministry as well as in embassies, consulates and in delegations to represent the country in international meetings" (12). "There is a trend worldwide that women ministers tend to hold ‘soft’ and less powerful portfolios, but although underrepresented, this is not the case in Suriname, since female ministers have penetrated the policy areas of foreign affairs and finance, while one woman held the post of deputy minister of...more
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"[T]here are only three women ambassadors in the State party’s foreign service" (9).
March 21, 2022, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The non-involvement of women’s organizations in the drafting of the National Action Plan for the implementation of the Security Council Resolution 1325 “Women, Peace and Security” as well as their exclusion from the negotiations regarding Kosovo" (8). "low number of women in elected bodies at local levels and women at the highest ranks of the diplomatic service" (8).
March 9, 2022, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"As at December 2008, it amounted to 2 women out of 25 ambassadors and 7 more, acting as ambassadors, out of 120 Italian Embassies throughout the globe. Differently, at the EU Institutions level, within the EU Commission, it is worth-noting the positive figure of nearly-equality between men and women: 44.6 per cent out of 1,380 Italian officers are women" (54).
March 6, 2022, 11:41 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"All of the UK's most senior ambassadors are female for the first time in history, after it was announced a woman would replace the current ambassador to France. Menna Rawlings became Her Majesty's Ambassador to the French Republic yesterday, replacing Lord Llewellyn of Steep. Other women in key posts include Dame Karen Pierce in Washington, Julia Longbottom in Tokyo, Jill Gallard in Berlin, Caroline Wilson in Beijing, Deborah Bronnert in Moscow and Jill Morris in Rome. Meanwhile Dame Barbara Woodward serves as UK envoy to the UN. Vicki Treadell holds the position of High Commissioner in Canberra while Dame Sarah Mackintosh works as the UK ambassador to NATO. Mother-of-three Mrs...more
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"From 1960 when Somalia gained indepedence till today (2021), Somalia has had one female foreign minister. Somali women have limited opportunities to participate in peace processes. Men are always on both sides. However, women have provided leadership in civil society peace initiatives" (1).
Sept. 22, 2021, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Committee welcomes the fact that the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission was reaccredited with A status following the review by the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions in 2019, that the Commission is headed by a woman and that four out of the eight remaining commissioners are women. The Committee is concerned, however, that the President exercises full prerogatives over the appointment of the Commission’s members, including the Chairperson" (5). "The Committee welcomes the participation of 11 women in the preliminary Afghan peace talks that were held in 2019 in Doha. The Committee is concerned, however, about the lack of gender-responsive budgeting, funding and cooperation for the implementation...more
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"From 2010 to 2012 Estonia provided humanitarian aid in the amount of 615,000 EUR to alleviate the situation of women and girls in regions of humanitarian crises" (8). "The proportion of women in diplomatic posts has been more than 50% during the whole period. Women constituted 61% of the total number of employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At the same time, the proportion of women varied significantly in different ranks and p osts and was lowest in the highest levels...various international organisations. Women form approximately 25% of experts sent to international civil missions" (22).
July 21, 2021, 10:30 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-6

"Activist and lawyer Najla Al-Mangoush, from the main eastern city of Benghazi, is the country’s first female foreign minister" (Para 11).
July 9, 2021, 11:33 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Thursday also saw the country’s Foreign Minister Claudia Blum resign as protests entered their third week" (Para 9).
June 29, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The percentage of women ambassadors in the Diplomatic Service is 11%" (para 13).
June 29, 2021, 9:11 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"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).
June 26, 2021, 11:38 a.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"[Salome Zurabishvilli] later gave up her post and the then-president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, appointed her foreign minister" (para 6).
June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Furthermore, the office of Plenipotentiary of the Minister of National Defence for Women’s Military Service was established in 2006" (29). In Table 5, titled "Share of women among Foreign Service staff employed at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs" shows that from 2002 to 2010, the total number of women employed in the foreign service at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs nearly doubled from 430 in 2002 to 826 in 2010. The percentge of women employed at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held steady between 2002 and 2009 between 44% and 48%, with a jump to 53.2% in 2010. The percentage of...more
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"As at December 2008, it amounted to 2 women out of 25 ambassadors and 7 more, acting as ambassadors, out of 120 Italian Embassies throughout the globe. Differently, at the EU Institutions level, within the EU Commission, it is worth-noting the positive figure of nearly-equality between men and women: 44.6 per cent out of 1,380 Italian officers are women" (54).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Currently, the ratio of men and women in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is approximately 70 per cent to 30 per cent respectively in the total number of the employees. Among the managing staff of the Ministry: the post of the First Deputy Minister is occupied by a woman. The posts of middle management are occupied by 21 women (20 per cent), the posts of senior management are occupied by 7 women (25 per cent). In the foreign diplomatic institutions of Ukraine the managing posts are occupied by 5 women: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Consul General and 3 heads of consular institutions" (33).