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Latest items for GP-DATA-3

June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In the reporting period, the tasks related to implementing the gender equality policy were carried out...Between 2001 and 2005...by the Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Status of Women and Men. Since 2006, the institution responsible for the implementation of the gender equality policy was the Department for Women, Family and Counteracting Discrimination within the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy...The Department operated until March 2010; however, in order to implement the task of providing equal opportunities to women and men in the labour market, the Division for Gender Equality in the Labour Market was created in the Department of Economic Analyses and Forecasts" (6-7). "The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy...more
April 27, 2021, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Japan’s minister for women’s empowerment and gender equality, Tamayo Marukawa, is among a group of conservative MPs who have opposed a legal change that would allow women to keep their birth name after marriage...Marukawa...recently took on the women’s empowerment portfolio after her predecessor, Seiko Hashimoto, was appointed head of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee" (para 1, 4).
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"...the Ministry for Equal Opportunities — established in 1997...— and in particular the Department for Equal Opportunities, established...28 October 1997...is committed to promoting and coordinating the Government’s actions, particularly relating to: violations of the fundamental right of integrity and the health of women and girls; exploitation and trafficking in persons; violence against women" (7). "The Department for Equal Opportunities...has been tasked with implementing the Programme in accordance with...gender mainstreaming" (7). "Article 1, paragraph 463 (Development of the Plan to combat violence against women). For the year 2008 it has been established a Fund of 20 million Euros to be allocated for a Plan to combat violence against women, under the...more
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party for its large delegation which was headed by the Deputy Minister for Women and Equality and included representatives of various Government ministries, departments and offices" (2). "The Committee notes the establishment of new institutional structures and mechanisms, such as the Government Equalities Office (to replace the Women and Equality Unit)" (6).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The functions of the Commissioner [for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine] since 2008 also include control over enforcement of equal rights and opportunities for women and men" (6). "The national machinery for ensuring equal rights and opportunities for women and men in Ukraine stipulates legislative regulation of implementing gender policy into all spheres of life activity and includes a system of central executive authorities, local authorities, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada, adviser institution on gender issues, and civil society institutions" (8). "In 2008 2013 there was the Programme for the Parliament Assistance, financed by the USAID, in the Verkhovna Rada; the integration of...more
Feb. 4, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee notes the State party’s delegation, which was headed by the Secretary of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Shankar Aggarwal, and included representatives of the ministries responsible for home affairs, external affairs, health and family welfare, social justice and empowerment and human resource development" (1). "The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the...Creation of a national mission for empowerment of women in 2010 to address women’s issues in a coordinated manner at the central and state levels" (2). "The Committee urges the State party...To provide...more
Jan. 31, 2021, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Further, diverse groups of women that experience violence at higher rates…are marginalised from policy development relating to gender-based violence" (24).
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: GP-DATA-3

“From 2013 to date, the Ministry of Family and Promotion of Women has published and distributed a total of 5,045 pamphlets and organized various seminars. The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, in collaboration with the Red Cross of Angola and the Red Cross of Spain, published a human rights training manual entitled ‘Know and Defend Your Rights’ (750 copies), which includes a chapter on the Committee and on the Convention. The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights conducted various training courses on human rights, which included topics relating to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and its provisions. The Ministry of Justice and...more
Jan. 30, 2021, 8:52 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"It comes as Nigeria's Minister of Women's Affairs called on law enforcement to speed up rape investigations after an 'alarming' spike in cases during the country's coronavirus lockdown" (para 4).
Jan. 8, 2021, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"A new General Secretary on Equality is going to be appointed the next days” (para. 3).
Jan. 1, 2021, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-3

“The National Council of Women said in a July 2 statement that the body was following the case closely. It called on the authorities to investigate the matter and prosecute as appropriate. The NCW also called on survivors “to file lawsuits against the accused so that he may get the legal punishment he deserves and to deter potential harassers’” (para. 8). “’To date, Egypt has no comprehensive law criminalizing sexual violence,' lamented Fatemah Khafagy, a prominent women's rights advocate. 'Rights advocates have been calling for a holistic approach to the problem rather than scattered provisions within the Penal Code stipulating penalties for offenders. A comprehensive law would spell out preventative...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"'The man who was running against her [as prime minister], he already declined a ministerial post during the last negotiations, saying he wanted to focus on his family. So that idea of family commitments was already there from a man,' said Tanja Auvinen, head of the gender equality unit at the ministry of health and social affairs" (para 16).
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).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GP-DATA-3, RISW-PRACTICE-2

"Already, many kids are at risk of languishing in an endless cycle of poverty – an estimated 23 percent of the population survives on less than 1.25 dollars a day – particularly since the government slashed the budget allocation for the ministry of women and child development by 1.5 billion dollars this year" (para 21).
Jan. 1, 2021, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"chairperson of National Women Commission Sesha Chand Tara" (para 6).
Dec. 31, 2020, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"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). "Candelaria Ochoa, the head of the National Commission to Prevent and Eradicate Violence Against Women, a federal agency, said the government was still fine-tuning the campaign to specifically condemn violence against women" (para 15).
Dec. 31, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The report from Mexico’s interior department, the country’s National Women’s Institute and the UN Women agency said the annual femicide rate was 3.8 per 100,000 women in 1985 before it began a steady decline to 1.9 in 2007. From there it rose sharply to peak at 4.6 per 100,000 in 2012, tapering off in the following years and then rising again last year to 4.4. Of the 52,210 killings of women recorded over the 32-year period, nearly a third took place in the last six years, the report said" (para 2-3). "It recommended all levels of government tackle the problem by strengthening 'public policies to prevent violence and to achieve...more
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"According to information from the president’s office, the proposal to elect female deputy governors for all 34 provinces was initiated by the Women's Affairs Ministry and was approved by the cabinet earlier this week" (para 6).
Dec. 5, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-3

“On 20th May, the National Council for Women and the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood held the first meeting of the National Taskforce for Ending FGM. The taskforce is comprised of representatives of all concerned Ministries in addition to civil society, and development partners” (para 2).
Dec. 3, 2020, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: GP-DATA-3

“Customary Land Management Act No. 33, in 2013, ensur[es]…that women’s rights to customary land are not alienated” (1). “The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, in particular the adoption of the following: (a) National Gender Equality Policy (2015-2019); (b) Reproductive Health Policy (2015) and its Implementation Strategy (2016-2018), which increase women’s access to sexual and reproductive health services in the State party; (c) National Law and Justice Sector Strategy (2010-2017), addressing women’s rights and discrimination against women; (d) Gender Equity in Education Policy (2005-2015)” (2). “[T]he National Law and Justice...more
Nov. 24, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

“Other measures include obligatory training courses for civil servants and public sector employees on gender violence and prevention” (para 14).
Oct. 22, 2020, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"State party report (para 45) provides information about several awareness-raising and mandatory training courses on gender equality for civil servants53. It should be mentioned that civil society organizations have no information regarding the nature and the content of those training modules. It also remains unclear to what extent the given educational measure contributes to gender sensitization of civil servants. There is also no information on the system of indicators for assessing and monitoring the improvement of the gender situation supposedly introduced by the State (para 45b). It is highly problematic that those organizations and individuals who on ground work for the protection and promotion of women’s rights in Armenia are...more
Aug. 9, 2020, 8:25 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Fortunately, in Iceland, there's a ministry to complacency on gender equality. The ministry of gender equality, as in Harry Potter, is magic. But unlike the fictional novel, this ministry is real. The country created agency to check and balance progress on advancing equality as part of revisions to the Act on Equal Status and Equal Rights of Women and Men. The agency includes a three part council which includes the Equal Status Council, the Complaints Committee, and a new Centre for Gender Equality. Together these agencies research, advertise, advocate, and check laws on gender equality. Their goal is to create a legal, cultural, historical, social and psychosocial approach to gender...more
July 28, 2020, noon
Countries: Argentina
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"We highlight our concern regarding the lack of reliable, disaggregated by sex and age data in every regard" (1).
July 26, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Recent scandals over Abe's appointment of female cabinet ministers, forcing two high profile women ministers to resign, have also tarnished his female friendly agenda. If Abe cannot achieve or even approach a 30% target in his own government, one can question how serious such targets really are" (8).
June 23, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In accordance with the national plan of action, during the period 2014–2017 the Committee on Women and the Family organized 9 conferences, 125 round tables, and 270 meetings for civil servants at which it circulated the text of the Convention and the concluding recommendations. It is also conducting broad public outreach activities in accessible form — booklets and information materials about women’s rights in general" (2). "Courses have been held to enhance the capacity of law enforcement and defence [ministry] personnel, judges, ministries and departments, lawyers and local authorities on issues relating to the promotion of women’s rights and gender equality" (3). "Under the State programme for the education, selection...more
June 23, 2020, 5:54 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee notes with concern that the State party lacks a national human rights institution in accordance with the principles relating to the status of national institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights (the Paris Principles) and that the Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Commissioner cannot issue legally binding decisions or take cases of discrimination against women to court either on behalf of the complainant or ex officio in cases of general interest" (3). "The Committee notes that the interministerial gender mainstreaming working group, coordinated by the Equality Policies Department of the Ministry of Social Affairs, was tasked in 2011 with training government employees on and drafting strategies...more
June 23, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Judicial Academy provides training to judges and prosecutors, while the Lawyers’ Academy provides training for lawyers. The Judicial Academy provides appropriate information relating to the exercise of human and minority rights and gender equality, as well as specific application of key human rights conventions, both during initial trainings and during continual trainings. The Judicial Academy has trained more than 400 judges and prosecutors on the implementation of the Law on Prevention of Domestic Violence, which took effect on 1 June 2017" (4). "The Coordination Body for Gender Equality (CBGE), established by the Government’s Decision of 2014, which is chaired by the female Deputy Prime Minister, has undertaken a number...more
June 22, 2020, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The community [Dehdadi district] is also home to several women’s shuras which are able to wield a degree of independent decision-making authority on matters perceived to be women’s issues" (pg 20). " A women’s NSP shura does exist [ in Shortepa district], although it has little decisionmaking authority and no access to funds. However, participation in this body has triggered a feeling among female residents that they should be able to take a more active role in the community relative to the men there" (pg 22). "The area [Bamiyan district] has good access to government and NGO-provided services, including credit and savings services, agricultural extension and vocational training, as well...more