The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for GP-DATA-4

March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The share of the State budget officially allocated to the Directorate General for the Advancement of Women from 2014 to 2017 is as follows: 2014: 53,293,784 CFA francs[;] 2015: 572,067,500 CFA francs[;] 2016: 148,842,767 CFA francs[;] 2017: 129,464,776 CFA francs[.] In sum, the budget allocated to the Directorate General for the Advancement of Women increased from 2014 to 2015 but decreased from 2016 to 2017, which does not allow for the completion of all planned activities" (6). The numbers do not reflect actual implementation of the funds (MV-coder comment).
Feb. 20, 2024, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee commends the State party on its high-level delegation, which was headed by the Minister for Human Rights, Marie-Ange Mushobekwa, and included the Minister for Gender, Family and the Child, Chantal Safou Lopussa" (1). "[A] very low percentage of the national budget [is] allocated to the Ministry of Gender, Family and the Child" (6). "[T]he Ministry of Gender, Family and the Child, is the national machinery for the advancement of women, and its affiliated structures, such as the Agency for Fighting Violence Against Women and Girls and the national fund for the promotion of women and children" (6).
Jan. 29, 2024, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee commends the State party on its distinguished delegation, which was headed by Saša Leskovac, of the Gender Equality Agency of the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina" (1). "The Gender Equality Agency of the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees lacks sufficient human and financial resources" (5).
Jan. 19, 2024, 12:06 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"[The Ministry for the Advancement of Women, the Family and Child Protection] operates with a reduced staff and limited financial resources. The annual budgetary allocations from the State are very small and do not cover the needs of this department, making it entirely dependent on the support of partners" (31).
Jan. 16, 2024, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"[T]he Government of Botswana in 2012 committed and allocated 5% of the Alcohol Levy Fund as additional support for women economic empowerment programme. This has since increased to 10% from financial year 2014/2015" (6). "At the time of reporting, the National Gender Machinery was allocated 4.8% of the total budget for Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs (MLHA); under which it fell. However, it is unclear in the national budget the exact amount of funding allocated to gender related issues across institutions. Regular briefing sessions with His Excellency the President on the National Gender Machinery’s performance created a platform to engage and highlight needs and challenges which resulted in increased...more
Nov. 3, 2023, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-4

“Hoping to fight this was 28-year-old Park Ji-hyun, a women's rights campaigner, who, following the divisive election, was asked to lead the liberal opposition party. The party told her they needed her help to reform politics and represent young women. And so, despite having never been a politician, she agreed” (para 11). “The ministry currently accounts for just 0.2% of the government's budget but women say it has made a concrete difference to their lives. Since it was established more than 20 years ago it has supported the victims of hidden spy-cams and women who have been fired after getting pregnant, and secured more generous child support payments for single...more
Oct. 4, 2023, 6:58 a.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: GP-DATA-4

The Committee commends the State party on its multisectoral delegation, which was headed by the Secretary of the Family and of the Promotion of Women’s Rights, Ruth M. Mixinge" (1). "The insufficient level of human, technical and financial resources, prevents the newly created Ministry from effectively carrying out its work on the promotion and protection of women’s rights" (5).
Aug. 24, 2023, 1:08 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee commends the State party on its high-level delegation, which was headed by the Minister of Education and Minister of Family and Social Inclusion, Maritza Rosabal Peña" (1).
Aug. 8, 2023, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Meanwhile, the Economic, Social and Environmental Council is chaired by a woman and its bureau is gender-balanced, with six women and six men, like that of the High Council for Territorial Units..." (6).
July 25, 2023, 10:44 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee commends the State party on its high-level delegation, which was headed by the Minister of Women’s Affairs, Kantha Phavi Ing" (1).
April 17, 2023, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Dilcya García, who leads the Mexico state prosecutor’s office on gender violence, said the issue is part of the cement of Mexico’s social structure. 'Violence against women is very complicated to tackle and very complex to eradicate,' she said. 'The sociocultural patterns, those learned behaviors ... inside private spaces generate and in many cases demand violence against women. The day after Díaz’s family blocked the street in Ecatepec, García sat down with them. The prosecutor told them she was committed to finding Díaz, but raised the possibility she might not be alive. Later, it would be García who called Olvera to tell her they had found her sister’s body." (para...more
April 1, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The President has set the priorities for enhancing the role and status of women in society: first, to ensure that women are represented in parliament and local representative bodies and that their views are taken into account in the preparation of bills and the drafting of the country’s budget; second, to establish upper chamber parliamentary working bodies on gender equality issues; third, to expedite the adoption of gender equality legislation; and fourth, to enhance the role of women’s non-governmental non-profit organizations in ensuring women’s rights. At the proposal of the President, the Senate Committee on Women and Gender Equality was established, and a woman, T. Narbaeva, who had previously served...more
March 31, 2023, 2:31 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee commends the State party on its high-level delegation, which was headed by the President of the National Council for Women, Maya Morsi" (1).
March 18, 2023, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Proclamation No. 970/2016 to enhance the participation and benefit of women from the economy. The Proclamation requires sectors to prepare gender sensitive budget. The Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation developed and launched a Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) guideline in 2008 and amended in 2011/12. The Guideline facilitates the efforts to increase and track national planning and budget allocations related to achieving gender equality and empowerment of women" (7).
March 8, 2023, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"[T]hree committees are chaired by women – the Legislative Committee, the Gender Equality Committee and the Anti-Corruption Committee...The largest representation of women within a working body is 69.2 per cent in the case of the Gender Equality Committee" (16).
Feb. 27, 2023, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: GP-DATA-4

“'We are blossoming at this moment of democratic government,'” said Irene Vida Gala, a senior diplomat who served as ambassador to Ghana and is now the president of the newly created Association of Female Brazilian Diplomats." (para 2).
Feb. 24, 2023, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Constitution has upgraded National Women Commission (NWC) as a constitutional body with the responsibility of policy formulation, review and monitoring of the implementation of treaty related to women’s rights and gender equality, monitoring and evaluation of women development programs, carrying out research and studies on issues of gender equality and reinforcing gender justice." (5-6). "For ensuring gender inclusion in the local development programs, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD), since 2010, has been implementing a separate Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Policy. The MoFALD has adopted and put into force the Formation and Operating Procedures of District/Municipality level Coordination Committee of Women, Tribal and Indigenous...more
Jan. 12, 2023, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Women's Interests Minister Simone McGurk said the changes would be another important step in improving access to abortion care. 'Abortion is a fundamental part of women's healthcare - it's a right that should be fiercely protected,' she said." (para 8-9).
Dec. 26, 2022, 5:58 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Kemi Badenoch has been given the women and equalities brief by Sunak in addition to her new role as international trade secretary; the former post was dropped from the government by Liz Truss, who had previously held the position herself under Boris Johnson" (para 10).
July 6, 2022, 10:35 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The adoption and implementation of various policies and programmes in support of women’s development led to the creation in 1999 of a ministry reporting to the Prime Minister in charge of the Advancement of Women, Family Welfare and Social Affairs. It became a full-fledged ministry in 2008. The Family Code (aimed at preserving the unity and harmony of the family and protecting children) and a national strategy for the integration of women into the development process were both adopted in 2002" (6). "In order to take legislative measures that promoted and protect women’s rights, the Government established a ministerial department in 1999, which evolved and eventually became the Ministry for...more
July 1, 2022, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The budget and human resource capacities [for the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection] have also increased to more than doubled [sic], from Rp214 billion in 2014 to Rp553 billion in 2018. This number shows the current government’s commitment to increase MoWECP’s capacity, scope and quality of services towards women and children. Moreover, there is a significant increase of human resources from 293 staffs in 2014 to 400 staffs in 2018 [sic]" (5).
June 29, 2022, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"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). I Gusti Ayu Bintang Darmawati is a womam (SFR - CODER COMMENT).
May 30, 2022, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Federal Council has not been willing to implement a budget management model that respects gender equality (‘gender budgeting’), as it deems the model’s cost-utility ratio poor inasmuch as the Confederation’s budget essentially serves a redistribution function. Some cantons have said that gender budgeting plays a certain role, for example in formulating objectives and designing indicators to guide financial policy" (9).
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 18, 2022, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee recommends that the State party:...Provide the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action and the national and district councils for the advancement of women with adequate human, technical and financial resources to enable them to carry out their mandates effectively" (5).
March 21, 2022, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Deputy Ombudsperson for Gender Equality and the Commissioner for Protection of Equality...institutions and bodies for the advancement of women are understaffed and lack adequate resources and authority to influence government policy and decision-making" (3-4). "The lack of adequate funding from the State party’s budget for the implementation of these and other strategies and action plans aimed at eliminating all forms of discrimination against women, in particular against women belonging to ethnic minorities, including Roma women, women with disabilities, older women, women living with HIV, women affected by the war, lesbian women and other disadvantaged women and girls" (4).
March 9, 2022, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Law Decree No. 223 of July 4, 2006, article 19, paragraph 3, ...the 'Fund for the policies relating to the rights and equal opportunities,' to which it was assigned the sum of 3,000,000 Euros for 2006 and 10,000,000 Euros from the year 2007 onwards, respectively...Then by article 1, paragraph 1261, of Act No. 296/2006 (Finance Act 2007), the Fund has increased the above-mentioned one with 40 million Euros; for each of the years 2007, 2008 and 2009, from which a share for each of said years to be allocated to the National Fund against sexual violence and gender-based violence”" (10). "By Decree of 16 May, the Minister for Rights and...more
Feb. 2, 2022, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"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" (20).
Jan. 14, 2022, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"...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. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"This women-focused ministry has always been headed by a woman. The Ministry of Women and Human Rights receives most of its funding from International Donors" (1).