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July 5, 2022, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"...The prosecutors plan to appeal the case before the Supreme Court in Jakarta. The small number of women on the Supreme Court, which features six female judges out of a total of 51. makes it quite possible that not a single female judge will be on the three-judge panel that hears the appeal." (Para. 16).
July 5, 2022, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"...The prosecutors plan to appeal the case before the Supreme Court in Jakarta. The small number of women on the Supreme Court, which features six female judges out of a total of 51. makes it quite possible that not a single female judge will be on the three-judge panel that hears the appeal." (Para. 16).
July 1, 2022, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Complaints related to violence against women (VAW) are generally facilitated by the service providers’ Referral Network, established under the first National Action Plan against Gender-based Violence (NAP GBV).14 The Network guides and supports victims through the reporting (generally to the Vulnerable Person Unit (VPU) of the national police - PNTL), investigation and judicial processes. Complaints related to labour or education are generally addressed by the General Inspectorate of Labour under the Secretary of State for Vocational Training and Employment (SEPFOPE)15 and the General Inspectorate of Education under the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEJD).16 Both are mandated to refer cases to the Court when no solution can be found...more
July 1, 2022, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"[T]he government has further adapted the values of women’s empowerment into the National Medium Term Development Plan/Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Nasional (RPJMN). The 2015–2019 RPJNM has 3 (three) objectives that lay focus on the issue of women’s empowerment, namely the role of women in development; protection of women against violence, and institutional capacity on gender mainstreaming and the protection of women... [T]he Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection (MoWECP) [is] the focal point" (2). "Indonesia’s commitment towards women empowerment is also further translated in the National Mid-Term Development Plan/Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Nasional (RPJMN) 2015–2019, which focuses on 3 strategic objectives: (i) Promoting the quality and role of women...more
June 29, 2022, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on its high-level delegation, which was headed by the Minister for Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, I Gusti Ayu Bintang Darmawati" (1). "The Committee welcomes the... development of a grand design for increasing women’s representation in the legislative assembly for the period 2020–2030, in 2020" (2). "The Committee welcomes the fact that the budget and human resources allocated to the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection have more than doubled from 2014 to 2018. Nevertheless, the Committee remains concerned about the lack of a permanent governmental body solely responsible for the coordination of policies on women’s rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment" (5)....more
June 21, 2022, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee notes with concern: (a) The limited human, technical and financial resources allocated to the Gender Affairs Bureau and the limited gender-specific expertise among its staff, which hamper its ability to effectively coordinate action for gender equality, mainstream gender across government policies and take initiatives for gender-responsive budgeting; (b) The general lack of indicators and sex-disaggregated data that are necessary for effective impact assessments of policies and programmes aimed at promoting women’s enjoyment of their human rights on an equal basis with men" (4). "The Committee welcomes the establishment of sexual offences courts in Demerara and Berbice and of a sexual offences and domestic violence policy unit within the...more
June 21, 2022, 8:35 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee welcomes the information provided by the State party delegation that the Government Equalities Office, its national machinery for the advancement of women, will be relocated from the Department of Education to the Cabinet Office as at 1 April 2019, to improve coordination among government departments. Nevertheless, the Committee remains concerned that the mandate of the Government Equalities Office is broad and not specifically aimed at advancing the rights of women" (6).
June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The efforts to combat trafficking in human beings are regulated in consecutive national action plans, with the present action plan running from 2019–2021. The overall focus is on preventing trafficking in Denmark and internationally, on offering victims of trafficking individually tailored and coordinated support and on prosecution and punishment of traffickers, as recommended in concluding observations 20 and 22...The new action plan for 2019–2021 continues and further develops previous efforts and ensures that Denmark continues to meet international obligations. Focus is on authorities’ flexibility to meet new developments and forms of exploitation, that the effort is tailored to the needs of each, and on including relevant actors already in contact...more
June 7, 2022, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Chinese Government promotes through media outlets the understanding of the Convention in the society at large; the Convention has been included in the required reading list in legal education and training for government officials, judges, prosecutors, police officers and other public workers and has been incorporated in the various training programmes at all levels. In ethnic minority areas, earnest efforts have been made to promote the Convention" (12). "Since 2006, in cooperation with the Australian Human Rights Commission, the All-China Women’s Federation has organized training courses on human rights issues in several provinces of China for more than 500 people, including law enforcement officers, lawyers, and local government officials...more
May 30, 2022, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"A unit of the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA), the Federal Office for Gender Equality (FOGE) undertakes, as part of its mandate, the ongoing task of promoting gender equality in all spheres of life and eliminating all forms of discrimination, direct and indirect, against women. One of FOGE’s principal lines of action is its emphasis on equal opportunity and equal pay for equal work in working life, legal equality, equitable distribution of tasks within the family, and the fight against violence in intra-couple relations. The Office does not concern itself with individuals but rather seeks structural changes, especially by means of awareness-raising" (5). "The permanent mission of the Federal...more
May 27, 2022, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"'Provincial Action Plans for Combating Violence against Women' are in force in all provinces to ensure that national plans and programmes are implemented locally, and policies for combating violence against women are supported on the basis of local needs, priorities and resources" (5). "'Project on Combating Domestic Violence' implemented by GDSW was completed in 2016... Training of trainers programmes for police officers, judges, prosecutors, chief editors, family court specialists, healthcare professionals; and training programmes for professionals working in MoFLSS were carried out. Within this scope, a total of 1,280 people received trainings/training of trainers" (8). "...[A] report on the domestic violence' [sic] was prepared; 250 military officers and 21 experts...more
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Gender Focal Points at the majority of ministries as part of the gender mainstreaming within the government" (3). "As a main basis to enable an effective implementation of the national gender policy and the related multi annual action plans, the NBG has concentrated on gender mainstreaming, harmonization of national legislation and gender sensitization. The role of NGOs has been considered of key importance for the NBG in formulation, implementation and evaluation of its policy" (12). "In the context of mainstreaming, the two important multidisciplinary committees, the National Committee on Gender Legislation (government and NGOs) and the National Steering Group on Domestic Violence (government) have continued their activities" (12). "The National...more
May 12, 2022, 5 p.m.
Countries: Panama

"The Ombudsman’s Office continued its program Mujer Conoce tus Derechos (Woman, Know Your Rights), which included a wide distribution of flyers. In May the National Institute for Women’s Affairs (INAMU) established 24/7 hotline 182 to give legal guidance to victims of domestic violence. If the caller was at risk during the call, the operator would make a connection with the police" (12).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"[T]he State party... adopt[ed] of the following: (a) The National Strategy for Women 2017–2022, which aims at empowering and advancing women, and the establishment of a coordinating council to ensure its implementation; (b) The National Health-care Project (2019), which seeks to reduce mortality rates and strengthen women’s access to health-care services" (2). "The Committee welcomes the adoption of the National Strategy for Women 2017–2022 and the related action plan, and the establishment of a coordinating council on women’s rights within the Government to implement the National Strategy" (4). "The Committee notes the information on the launch in 2019 of the National Health-care Project, which aims at reducing maternal and infant...more
April 22, 2022, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"She and others who study the subjects would like to see more training for those in power such as police, social workers, judges and elected officials. For example, Gennesse pointed to Quebec Minister Responsible for the Status of Women Isabelle Charest's training and past as lacking the proper experience needed for her post. '(She) is not even an expert in these topics or has a background in feminist research or domestic violence and sexual violence,' said Gennesse. 'It says a lot about the amount of effort that they want to put into women's issues'" (para 19-21).
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on its gender mainstreaming and its commitment to gender-responsive budgeting. It welcomes the establishment of the Swedish Gender Equality Agency, established to contribute to an effective implementation of Swedish gender equality policy. The Committee, however, notes with concern the insufficiency of the human, technical and financial resources allocated to the Agency. The Committee recommends that the State party strengthen the monitoring role of the Swedish Gender Equality Agency, including in the collection of data and conducting of qualitative research, and provide it with sufficient human, technical and financial resources to effectively carry out its mandate to promote and protect women’s rights" (4).more
March 25, 2022, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Citizens could express their concerns directly to their leaders through an open majlis, a traditional consultative mechanism. On occasion women attended a majlis. If a majlis was closed to women, men sometimes voiced concerns as proxies on behalf of women. In addition, authorities sometimes held a women- only majlis or a majlis focused specifically on women’s issues" (24). "The government, in coordination with social organizations, sought to increase awareness of domestic violence, conducting seminars, educational programs, symposiums, and conferences. The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children increased awareness of domestic violence through social media, television, radio programming, and advertising; by hosting workshops; and sponsoring a hotline" (27). "The government has...more
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The country had a 24/7 national hotline and 29 crisis centers for victims of domestic violence. In 2018 the Ministry of Social Security and Labor provided an additional 1,470,026 euros ($1.62 million) to transform 17 of those crisis centers into specialized assistance centers that provide additional services, such as health and legal specialists who meet with victims of domestic violence immediately after a conflict. The ministry also continued its Action Plan for Domestic Violence Prevention and Assistance to Victims for 2017-2020 and allocated 1,173,075 euros ($1.29 million) for the year" (11).
March 10, 2022, 10:53 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"During the year ISF and judicial officials received training on best practices for handling cases involving female detainees, including victims of domestic violence and sexual exploitation" (31-32).
March 10, 2022, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, and in particular the Vice Ministry of Human Rights and Access to Justice, oversees human rights issues at the national level. The Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations also have significant human rights roles. These government bodies were generally considered effective" (13). "Congressional committees overseeing human rights included Justice and Human Rights; Women and the Family; Labor and Social Security; Andean, Amazonian, Afro-Peruvian Peoples and Environment and Ecology; Health and Population; and Social Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities" (13).
March 9, 2022, 8:57 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 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
Feb. 24, 2022, 10:11 p.m.
Countries: Colombia

"Although women have the same legal rights as men, discrimination against women persisted. The Office of the Advisor for the Equality of Women has primary responsibility for combating discrimination against women, but advocacy groups reported that the office remained seriously underfunded. The government continued its national public policy for gender equity" (25).
Feb. 23, 2022, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry for Women’s Affairs, Family Affairs and Gender has a directorate for gender equality that implements programs to combat discrimination" (16).
Feb. 17, 2022, 11:59 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"...According to NGOs and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, domestic violence was widespread, and thousands of women received treatment for injuries sustained in domestic altercations...The ministry promoted a national 24-hour telephone hotline for victims. The ministry also operated a shelter and coordinated victim assistance efforts, public outreach campaigns, and training. The Ministry of Women’s Affairs’ 'Woman City' in Asuncion, an integrated service center for women, provided services focusing on prevention of domestic violence, reproductive health, economic empowerment, and education. As of October 1, the National Police had 17 specialized units to assist victims of domestic violence and more than 100 officers assigned to these stations" (13). "A 2018 protocol addresses...more
Feb. 5, 2022, 9:24 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The parliament had a women’s caucus, composed of members from the three parties with parliamentary seats that sought to promote women’s rights, including gender-balance issues such as women’s representation in decision-making bodies" (16).
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The government had programs to prevent rape and domestic violence, and offices within the police districts offered counseling and support to victims. All police districts had a domestic violence coordinator. In March the government launched a three-year Action Plan against Rape outlining 33 specific measures to be taken, focusing on prevention, improvements of care and services to victims, and improvements to the judicial system...In June the government released its Action Plan against Domestic Violence. The Ministry of Justice implemented the plan with specific responsibilities delegated to the Ministry of Children and Families, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry Elderly Care. The plan also engaged the...more
Feb. 2, 2022, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In 2016 the government adopted a national strategy to oppose gender-based violence, which includes domestic violence, but implementation was limited to raising public awareness on the one national radio channel. In April the UNFPA appointed First lady Mialy Rajoelina ambassador against gender-based violence in the country. In July the first lady, along with UNFPA, donated equipment to the Proximity Female Brigade within the national police. The mission of this unit included investigation of gender-based violence and raising public awareness of the issue" (19-20).
Jan. 24, 2022, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In August 2018 the minister of state for women and child development told the lower house of parliament the government allocated 29 billion rupees ($410 million) toward enhancing women’s safety in eight cities, including New Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. Projects included increased surveillance technology, capacity building, and awareness campaigns. In August the Tamil Nadu government began the 'Amma Patrol,' a dedicated 40-vehicle unit to provide rapid response to prevent violence against women and girls" (43-44). "In March 2018 the government announced the expansion of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (Save the Daughter, Educate the Daughter) project in all 640 districts across the country... The government launched the program in 2015...more
Jan. 24, 2022, 12:55 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry for the Promotion of Women and Family Planning worked with women’s groups throughout the country to protect the rights of girls, including the right to decide when and whom to marry" (18).
Jan. 21, 2022, 9:22 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"On December 17 and 18, the Ministry of Social Affairs, Childhood, and Family hosted a workshop with international experts to discuss the challenge of gender-based violence in Mauritania. The event was cosponsored by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and attended by representatives from the Ministry of Social Affairs of the Child and the Family, the Ministry of Justice, and the Commissariat for Human Rights" (15). "Nevertheless, the government continued to work with UNICEF to implement a program to combat child marriage through a series of judicial and political reforms" (17).