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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).
Feb. 5, 2021, 6 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GP-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-6

“The Committee remains concerned about the absence of a national action plan for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and subsequent resolutions on women and peace and security to guide conflict and post-conflict processes in the State party and the enduring underrepresentation of women in the peace negotiations and post-conflict processes” (pp. 12).
Feb. 4, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"It is particularly concerned about the… Absence of women in peace negotiations in the north-eastern states" (4-5). "The Committee calls upon the State party...To ensure that women in the north-eastern states participate in peace negotiations and in the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts in line with Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and the Committee’s general recommendation No. 30 on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post- conflict situations" (5-6).
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: GP-DATA-2

“The National Plan of Action for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) was approved by means of Presidential Decree No. 143/17 of 26 June 26. The Plan’s objectives are to: General objectives: Help increase the participation of women in decision-making processes and encourage their full involvement in all efforts to maintain and promote peace and security; Contribute to the elimination of violations of the human rights of women in situations of conflict, including sexual violence, which disproportionately affects women and girls, and trafficking in women and girls. Specific objectives: Increase the participation of women and incorporate a gender equality dimension in all phases of peacebuilding processes...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Rosselló’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-2, GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Rosselló’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).
Dec. 24, 2020, 10:05 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Afghan women have been systematically excluded from the government’s efforts to start peace talks with the Taliban" (para 1). "Among the issues they cite are that they have long felt marginalized in the country’s nascent peace process, and that they are worried that Afghanistan’s leaders will reach an agreement to reconcile with religiously conservative insurgents that will wipe out gains made by the nation’s women" (para 2). This is outlined in a report created by Oxfam (CAT - CODER COMMENT). "'We’ve always been concerned about the threat that our leaders will trade women’s rights away for peace,' said Sara Surkhabi, a senator and one of nine women on the Afghan...more
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Libyan women played a crucial role in the revolution and were initially part of mediation and transition discussions, but have since been dismissed as stake holders by the transitional government and international actors" (1). "On December 17, 2012, the United Kingdom hosted a high- level international meeting with Libyan officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defense, Interior, Justice and Intelligence. The meeting focused on international assistance to reform Libya’s security and justice sectors, and officials from Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Qatar, UAE, USA, Turkey, EU and UN Support Mission in Libya were present. Yet not a single Libyan woman participated in the meeting" (5). "At a further ministerial conference...more
Dec. 17, 2020, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

“President Sahle-Work has served as an ambassador for Ethiopia in Senegal and Djibouti. She has also held a number of UN positions, including head of peace-building in the Central African Republic (CAR). Immediately before becoming president, Ms Sahle-Work was the UN representative at the African Union” (para. 11-12).
Oct. 22, 2020, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The situation in the government is not inspiring either. Only 3 of 18 ministers are women. The Republic of Armenia did not have any woman regional mayors or governors and no female representation in the Council of Elders in any big cities.. Women`s participation in the Village Councils is just 9%. This means that only 1 one person out of 10 members of the Village Council is a woman. In the last 20 years of Armenia's history, there has not been a woman regional mayor or deputy mayor. Over the last 18 years, the mayor of Yerevan has not had a woman deputy. Women lead only 17 rural communities out...more
Sept. 21, 2020, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"In addition, many Afghan women justifiably fear that a peace agreement may not mean peace for them—especially because of the struggle they have faced to be included in the discussion" (1). "Afghan women’s rights activists have long feared their rights could be a bargaining chip–and one easily surrendered–in peace negotiations with the Taliban. They have fought for years for a place at the table as negotiators–and been almost entirely rebuffed. And with the Afghan government and other Afghan opposition politicians so far excluded from US-Taliban talks, women’s participation has not advanced" (1-2). "US-Taliban negotiations have focused on US troop withdrawal, and whether the Taliban will pledge not to provide a...more
July 14, 2020, 5:04 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Under Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, women ministers lead five government ministries, and the government has repealed unpopular Bashir-era laws that dictated what women could wear or study, or even where they could congregate in public" (para 16).
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"When it comes to the position of women, however, this country has made progress that would be unthinkable in many other Muslim societies. Bangladeshi women have served in United Nations peacekeeping missions. There are women ambassadors, doctors, engineers and pilots" (para. 2).
July 12, 2020, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"In my own country, Bosnia and Herzegovina, no woman was among the negotiators, mediators, or signatories of the internationally brokered Dayton agreement in 1995" (para. 3).
June 23, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the diplomatic service there are 314 civil servants, of whom 53, or 16.8 per cent, are women" (18).
June 23, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The R Serbia has 15 women as heads of its diplomatic and consular missions in the world (11 ambassadors and 4 consuls general). From June 2013 to December 2014, a woman served as Serbia’s diplomatic representative at the Centre for Security Cooperation in Croatia. At present, there are no women in the military diplomatic corps of the Republic of Serbia abroad" (27). "An important novelty included in the Draft Law on Gender Equality is the requirement that the election or appointment of permanent delegations representing the Republic of Serbia in international bodies must ensure that the share of the underrepresented gender is at least 40 per cent. The same rule...more
June 22, 2020, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"In the months leading up to the event, MOWA and UN agencies convened several meetings with Afghan civil society organisations (CSOs) with the aim of ensuring the new constitution would adequately reflect women’s demands" (pg 8). 'Following the November release of the draft constitution, an additional group convened under MOWA and made up of members of national and international women’s groups, UNIFEM, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, the Afghan Supreme Court and Attorney General’s Office and legal experts successfully lobbied to have the proposed size of the women’s quota for parliament doubled" (pg 8).
June 21, 2020, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GP-DATA-2

The United Kingdom House of Lords' Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict reports that 42 out of 1093 military and police contributions from Italy to the UN are women.
June 21, 2020, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

The United Kingdom House of Lords' Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict reports that 34 out of 2843 military and police contributions from Indonesia to the UN are women.
June 21, 2020, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-2

The United Kingdom House of Lords' Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict reports that 116 out of 2921 military and police contributions from Burkina Faso to the UN are women.
June 21, 2020, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: GP-DATA-2

The United Kingdom House of Lords' Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict reports that none of 58 military and police contributions from Greece to the UN are women.
June 21, 2020, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: GP-DATA-2

The United Kingdom House of Lords' Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict reports that Guinea Bissau's 1 military and police contribution to the UN is not a woman.
June 21, 2020, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

The United Kingdom House of Lords' Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict reports that 5 out of 1581 military and police contributions from Jordan to the UN are women.
June 21, 2020, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-2

The United Kingdom House of Lords' Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict reports that none of 3 military and police contributions from Qatar to the UN are women.
June 21, 2020, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: GP-DATA-2

The United Kingdom House of Lords' Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict reports that none of 12 military and police contributions from Vanuatu to the UN are women.
June 21, 2020, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: GP-DATA-2

The United Kingdom House of Lords' Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict reports that none of 752 military and police contributions from Mauritania to the UN are women.
June 21, 2020, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-2

The United Kingdom House of Lords' Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict reports that 295 out of 7525 military and police contributions from Bangladesh to the UN are women.
June 21, 2020, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

The United Kingdom House of Lords' Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict reports that 18 out of 71 military and police contributions from Namibia to the UN are women.