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Latest items for GP-DATA-3

Jan. 14, 2022, 6:24 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Women actively promoted equality and the prevention of violence against women through implementing education and awareness programs, as well as training other ministries and offices. The ministry operated shelters and provided counseling services, although NGOs argued these efforts were inadequate" (17-18).
Jan. 14, 2022, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The special envoy for women and children continued advocacy campaigns on behalf of persons with disabilities, especially children, and supported efforts to promote schools that took steps to create inclusive environments for them" (15). "...Special Envoy for Women and Children (and the prime minister’s spouse) Kim Barrow issued a statement asserting 'violence of this kind has no place in our society'..." (16).
Jan. 11, 2022, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The government has a set of measures to prevent sexual harassment, including requiring all senior national government officials to take mandatory training courses as well as setting up a consultation mechanism in each ministry and agency to which the general public can report sexual harassment. Nonetheless, harassment continued in government agencies" (17). "The law prohibits gender discrimination and generally provides women the same rights as men. The Gender Equality Bureau in the Cabinet Office continued to examine policies and monitor developments" (18). "The women’s empowerment law requires national and local governments, as well as private-sector companies that employ at least 301 persons, to analyze women’s employment in their organizations and...more
Jan. 10, 2022, 10:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-5

"The PNP and the Social Welfare Department (DSWD) both maintained help desks to assist survivors of violence against women and to encourage reporting. In addition, the DSWD operated residential centers and community-based programs to assist women and children who were victims of rape, domestic violence, and other abuse. By the end of the second quarter, the DSWD reported it had assisted 194 women and girls who were, specifically victims of rape. With the assistance of NGOs, the CHR, and the Philippine Commission on Women, law enforcement officers continued to receive gender sensitivity training to deal with victims of sexual crimes and domestic violence. The PNP maintained a women and children’s...more
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"There is a government position (cabinet level) that is assigned to address and correct issues faced by women - the Ministry of Women and Human Rights. There are not gender trainings provided for members of government. The government does not strive for gender mainstreaming. However, civil societies do urge that any committees formed women are represented at a minimum of 30 percent. However, this is hardly the case. Women do not have representation of 30 percent in these committees" (1).
Jan. 4, 2022, 11:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Police received training in responding to domestic violence. Federal, state, and territorial governments collaborated on the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-22, the first effort to coordinate action at all levels of government to reduce violence against women" (12).
Dec. 20, 2021, 11:19 a.m.
Countries: Belgium

"The law aims to prevent violence and harassment at work, obliging companies to set up internal procedures to handle employee complaints. Sexist remarks and attitudes targeting a specific individual are illegal; fines for violations range from 50 to 1,000 euros ($55 to $1,100). The government generally enforced antiharassment laws. Politicians and organizations such as the Federal Institute for the Equality of Men and Women worked to raise awareness of the problem" (10).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In April a new gender unit within the Ministry of National Education was created to focus on improving education and training for girls and women" (21).
Dec. 16, 2021, 11:23 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"NGOs criticized the lack of training on gender-based violence for professionals and emphasized the need for broader awareness-raising efforts among the public to encourage victims to seek assistance and report violence without stigmatization. The UN Human Rights Committee’s Sixth Periodic Report expressed concern about reports that domestic violence continued to be a persistent and underreported problem" (26).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The ombudsman had adequate resources and published mandatory annual reports, as well as special reports on problems such as women’s rights, prisons, health, and the rights of children and senior citizens" (9). "The law allows third parties to file domestic violence reports. The government encouraged abused women to file complaints with the appropriate authorities and offered the victim protection against the abuser. The government’s Commission for Equality and Women’s Rights operated 39 safe houses and 26 emergency shelters for victims of domestic violence and maintained an around-the-clock telephone service. Safe-house services included food, shelter, health assistance, and legal assistance. The government-sponsored Mission against Domestic Violence conducted an awareness campaign, trained...more
Dec. 3, 2021, 9:11 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2, GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-5

"The law criminalizes physical, sexual, and psychological violence in the home or community and at work. The law punishes perpetrators of domestic violence with penalties ranging from six to 27 months in prison. The law requires police to report domestic violence to judicial authorities and obligates hospital personnel to notify authorities when admitting patients who are victims of domestic abuse. Police generally were reluctant to intervene to prevent domestic violence and were not properly trained to handle such cases. The law also establishes women’s bureaus at local police headquarters and tribunals specializing in gender-based violence, and two-thirds of states had specialized courts. The Public Ministry’s Women’s Defense Department employed a...more
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Aida Touma Suliman, an Arab, chaired a permanent committee in the Knesset, the Committee on the Status of Women" (30).
Nov. 8, 2021, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"On January 15, the interior minister enacted an action plan to combat hate crimes and discrimination and to protect vulnerable groups from abuse based on, inter alia, gender. The plan provided for increased training for security forces to identify hate crimes; digital tools to identify and counteract hate speech on social media; an increase in coordinating efforts with human rights NGOs; increasing attention for victims of hate crimes; and amplifying the legal response to these incidents. The National Office Against Hate Crimes is responsible for coordinating and assisting responses among the ministry and security forces" (14). "In September 2017 congress approved the State Plan against Gender Violence, with a budget...more
Nov. 4, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The government bodies that deal with human rights are the Consultative Commission for Human Rights and the Ombudsman Committee for the Rights of Children. In addition the Center for Equal Treatment monitors issues related to discrimination based on race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or beliefs, disability, and age. The three organizations are government funded and composed of government nominees but act independently of the government and of one another. The government provided resources that enabled the continuous and unrestricted operation of the committees. As consultative bodies in the legislative process, the committees commented on the government’s bills and amendments to laws concerning human rights. They were also...more
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"[I]n order to ensure safety of women in the workplaces, committees for prevention of harassment are established in most of the government institutions where female victims can register their harassment complaints to be addressed by these committees" (1). "The Anti-Sexual Harassment Committees of the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and Ministry of Women’s Affairs have not received any complaints of sexual harassment since the enactment of the Law on Prevention of Sexual Harassment in 2016" (2). "We are informed that victims of sexual harassment who had initiated complaints to the Committee have had their complaints minimised, with one victim saying that the...more
Oct. 25, 2021, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"[T]he government, with the help of international and domestic NGOs, continued to train police, lawyers, community advocates, and judicial officials in the law; supported workshops and seminars that aimed to educate women and men about domestic violence and women’s rights; and highlighted the problem through public awareness campaigns" (29). "The government continued to work through the 2010 National Strategy on Gender Equality" (30).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The government implemented its 2017-19 interministerial plan to address violence against women. The program’s three main objectives are ensuring women’s access to rights; strengthening public action to protect the most vulnerable groups, such as children, young women, and women living in rural regions; and uprooting the culture of sexism" (19). "On September 3, the government launched a national forum on domestic violence and brought together dozens of ministers, judges, police officers, victims’ relatives and feminist groups. Approximately 100 conferences took place across the country from September 3 to November 25. At the closure of the series of consultations on November 25, the international day for the prevention of violence against...more
Oct. 15, 2021, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-5, NGOFW-DATA-1

"There are no anti-discrimination laws in Qatar, no agency you can go to if you want to complain. There are no functioning women’s rights organisations who can monitor how women are treated or hold the government to account" (para 11).
Oct. 12, 2021, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Federal Ministry for Family, Seniors, Women, and Youth sponsored a number of programs throughout the year on the prevention of child abuse. The ministry sought to create networks among parents, youth services, schools, pediatricians, and courts and to support existing programs at the state and local level. Other programs provided therapy and support for adult and youth victims of sexual abuse" (23).
Oct. 8, 2021, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"She told The Media Line: 'Since the beginning, I have been working in the Hamas movement as a leader, then, I became a member of the Islamic National Salvation Party, formed [by Hamas] with the coming of the Palestinian Authority. In the 2006 legislative election, I was on the Change and Reform list [the Hamas-affiliated winning list], and during that I went through the experience of [leading] the Ministry of Women’s Affairs'” (para 3). "There are many problems, 'but now we can address it directly whether during the bureau’s meetings or during the bilateral ones. We can also tackle issues of women in general and not only the partisan woman...more
Oct. 4, 2021, 9:10 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"State-level ombudsman offices; the National Council of Justice; the National Mechanism for the Prevention and Combat of Torture in the Ministry of Women, Family, and Human Rights; and the National Penitentiary Department in the Ministry of Justice and Public Security monitored prison and detention center conditions and conducted investigations of credible allegations of mistreatment" (7). "The National Commission to Eradicate Slave Labor was created to coordinate government efforts to combat forced and exploitative labor and provide a forum for input from civil society actors. The commission was eliminated by presidential decree in April and recreated in June. The commission faced new limitations, including two-hour meeting durations that may be extended...more
Sept. 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry for the Promotion of Women, the Family, and Children is responsible for ensuring the legal rights of women" (24).
Sept. 22, 2021, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee notes with concern, however, that those efforts have been insufficient to ensure that members of the House of Representatives of the People, the judiciary, public officials, law enforcement officials and lawyers are adequately informed about the rights of women under the Convention, the Committee’s concluding observations, its jurisprudence under the Optional Protocol, its general recommendations and the concept of substantive equality of women and men" (3). "The Committee recommends that the State party provide members of the House of Representatives of the People, judicial personnel and law enforcement officials with regular training on the Convention, including the Committee’s concluding observations, to enable them to directly apply the Convention...more
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).