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Latest items for GP-DATA-4

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).
Oct. 8, 2021, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"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
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).
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"In 2009 the mandate was expanded to also monitor compliance with the ETA, the institution of the Gender Equality Commissioner was re organised into the institution of the Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Commissioner, and the regulation concerning the tasks and powers of the Commissioner was moved from the GEA to the ETA" (5). "The first Gender Equality Commissioner was appointed in October 2005. In 2009, when the Commissioner was given also tasks under the Equal Treatment Act, the number of addresses rose to 161 (out of which 51 complaints, 30 of these concerning gender equality). In 2010 the Commissioner received 288 addresses (47 complaints, and 24 of these concerning...more
Aug. 17, 2021, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender, and Children’s Affairs has a mandate to protect the rights of women, but most international and domestic NGOs asserted the ministry did not have the resources, infrastructure, and support of other ministries to handle its assigned projects effectively. The ministry routinely relied on the assistance of international organizations and NGOs to help combat women’s rights violations" (p 20).
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).
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 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 10, 2021, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"As the host for the first leg of Generation Equality, organized virtually from Mexico City, the country couldn’t be a more awkward place: femicides are rising, budgets are being cut to crucial programs for women, criminalization of female protestors has been increasing and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is hostile to the feminist movement, which he views as politically motivated by adversaries" (para 3). "Murders of women increased to 996 in 2020 from 966 in 2019, according to government figures. At the same time, funding for Inmujeres, the federal agency that coordinates gender equality policies and combats violence against women, was reduced. The budget for the National Network of Refugees...more
June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"In 2008, the Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment was appointed in the rank of secretary of state (by the Ordinance of the Council of Ministers of 22 April 2008 on the Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment (Dz. U. No 75, item 450, as amended)" (7). "One of the results was appointing Voivodes’ Plenipotentiaries for Equal Status of Women and Men in 16 Voivodeship Offices...Persons responsible for monitoring the implementation of the principle of gender equality in access to managerial positions were also appointed in 12 government administration offices" (8). "In particular, the...elimination of inequalities present in the labour market, is implemented under the Operational Programme Human Capital 2007-2013 (OP HC),...more
April 26, 2021, 11:49 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