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Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The government has done little to introduce necessary, and long overdue, reforms. A year ago, as one of his first acts in office, President Alejandro Giammattei slashed the budget of the so-called Presidential Secretariat for Women, which is meant to protect women's rights" (para 15).
Sept. 14, 2021, 9:15 a.m.
Countries: Ghana, Ghana
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4, GP-DATA-5

"Reintegration is also the strategy currently being championed by the Presbyterian Church’s Gambaga Outcast Home Project as well as by Ghana’s Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur, who has indicated that the government of Ghana plans to close down all the outcast homes in Northern Region" (para 27).
Sept. 8, 2021, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Born in the late 1930s, older leaders, such as former Tokyo 2020 head Yoshiro Mori and an official from Japan's ruling party Toshihiro Nikai, who recently sparked international condemnation for their sexist remarks on women, are from a generation who brought Japan to the global stage after its defeat in World War II, according to Kukhee Choo, an independent Japan-based media scholar" (para 11). Sexist remarks may be indicative of a lack of gender training for government officials (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 8, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DSFMF-LAW-1, GP-DATA-3

"At times women in need of protection ended up in prison, either because their community lacked a protection center or because the local interpretation of 'running away' was interpreted as a moral crime. Adultery, fornication, and kidnapping are criminal offenses. Running away is not a crime under the law, and both the Supreme Court and the AGO issued directives to this effect, but some local authorities continued to detain women and girls for running away from home or 'attempted zina.' The Ministry of Women’s Affairs, as well as nongovernmental entities, sometimes arranged marriages for women who could not return to their families" (33).
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Gender Mainstreaming Working Group composed of representatives from Estonian government ministries and coordinated by the Ministry of Social Affairs was reformed in 2011 with the aim of providing training for a range of government employees on gender mainstreaming and drafting gender mainstreaming strategies for various policy areas" (8). "The responsibility for the national gender equality policy lies with the Department of Equality Policies Policies1 in the Ministry of Social Affairs. In 2014, the staff of the department consisted of 10 civil servants, 2 of whom were responsible for implementation of the European Social Fund programme and 2 for implementation of two Norway Grants 2009 2014 programmes. The department is responsible...more
Aug. 27, 2021, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Lisa Longstaff, of campaign group Women Against Rape, said Government cuts were behind the low conviction rates" (para 13).
Aug. 20, 2021, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Information and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs implementeda code of conduct for media reporting on violence against women... The Ministry of Women’s Affairs also operated a reporting system within the government to increase accountability and transparency in the government’s response to violence against women" (22).
Aug. 14, 2021, 10:14 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Supreme Council for Women, which was founded in 2001, also played a role in activating the economic empowerment of women, especially in entrepreneurship and in civil service (the police for instance)" (28).
Aug. 6, 2021, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Women and Gender Equality ran a victims’ assistance and protection program that operated psychological, legal, and social assistance centers and shelters throughout the country and maintained an emergency hotline" (9). "Despite a law providing for equal pay for equal work, the average woman’s annual income was 32 percent less than that of men, according to the Ministry of Women and Gender Equality. The ministry is in charge of protecting women’s legal rights and is specifically tasked with combatting discrimination against women" (10-11).
July 21, 2021, 10:30 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Wafaa Al-Kilani is in charge of social affairs and Houria Al-Tormal the women’s ministry" (Para 14).
July 21, 2021, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Sweden's Gender Equality Minister, Marta Stenevi, says she is 'both appalled and upset' by the latest violence, but not surprised. 'We have in many ways come quite far in gender equality in Sweden, but we still live with the structures in society that suppress women,' she says" (Para 9).
July 20, 2021, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Last year, Sulaim al-Khalifa, the head of Sudan’s gender department at the Social Welfare Ministry, said that her office documented over 40 incidents of gender-based violence in the space of a month, including rapes and beatings of women and girls in Khartoum and other towns" (Para 12).
July 9, 2021, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Politics and industry are not the only areas where women feel underrepresented or misrepresented. Both the government and the traditional social architecture dictate that women fit into the specific mold that a society has built for them. Take the existence of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family as an example. The true meaning of the ministry is lost in translation. In Korean, it means the Ministry of Women and Family. The objective of the ministry is to enhance the status of women, protect youth and multicultural families, and protect women, children and youth from violence. But by grouping women and family together, it casts women into the perpetual role...more
June 29, 2021, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Activist Bertha Tobias said that the protesters want specific deadlines on government policy actions; the resignations of Namibian gender equality minister, Doreen Sioka and her deputy Bernadette Jagger" (para 4).
June 29, 2021, 3:51 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Minister of Women Jan Tinetti said the issues with periods at school included embarrassment, stigma, missing classes, being 'caught out' without products, cost, lack of knowledge and discomfort" (para 6).
June 29, 2021, 9:11 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"As a rare woman in the upper echelon of Japanese politics, when she first took office in 1992, Koike by default inherited a raft of social problems that had long been ignored. 'When I entered politics, I expected other female politicians to have already started working on politics and issues related to that, but it turned out that nothing had been done about the female issue,' she told FP in May. These problems persisted for another two decades" (4).
June 29, 2021, 8:34 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Attorney General, KK Venugopal, had suggested gender sensitization for judges who have an 'old school' and 'patriarchal' outlook in December of last year, and in line with the same, the Supreme Court bench also suggested gender-sensitization training for judges and public prosecutors" (para 7).
June 25, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"The chairwoman of the parliamentary committee on gender equality, Bozena Jelusic, condemned Ivanovic and described selective abortion as a cancer on Montenegrin society" (Para 12).
June 25, 2021, 12:55 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The coalition's plan is focused on increasing women's workforce participation, supporting their economic independence and improving their earning potential"(para 9)."The coalition is also extending the early release of superannuation for domestic and family violence victims"(para 15).
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