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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
Feb. 4, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"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). Shankar Aggarwal is a male running the Ministry of Women and Child Development (CAT - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: GP-DATA-4

“The great potential and transformative nature of the quest to advance women’s rights and the cross-cutting approach taken by the Angolan Government form the basis for clear innovations in the efforts to implement the provisions of the Convention, as reflected in: The Organic Statute of the Ministry of Family and Promotion of Women, which promotes the dissemination and the undertaking of activities for the implementation of the conventions, treaties and protocols relating to women and the family that have been signed and ratified by Angola. The National Policy on Gender Equality and Equity. Other policies that are being implemented in the context of the National Development Plan 2013–2017; Efforts to...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"'The man who was running against her [as prime minister], he already declined a ministerial post during the last negotiations, saying he wanted to focus on his family. So that idea of family commitments was already there from a man,' said Tanja Auvinen, head of the gender equality unit at the ministry of health and social affairs" (para 16).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Rosselló’s replacement as governor, former secretary of state Wanda Vázquez, has long framed herself as an advocate for survivors of domestic abuse, as former head of the island’s Office for Women’s Rights" (para 33).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Rosselló’s replacement as governor, former secretary of state Wanda Vázquez, has long framed herself as an advocate for survivors of domestic abuse, as former head of the island’s Office for Women’s Rights" (para 33).
Jan. 1, 2021, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"chairperson of National Women Commission Sesha Chand Tara" (para 6).
Dec. 31, 2020, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Candelaria Ochoa, the head of the National Commission to Prevent and Eradicate Violence Against Women, a federal agency, said the government was still fine-tuning the campaign to specifically condemn violence against women" (para 15).
Aug. 10, 2020, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan

"Despite the equality guarantee under Article 22 of the Constitution, the Civil Code and the SPSL provide for a marital framework based on ‘reciprocal’ or ‘complementary’ rights (as opposed to ‘equal’ rights) between the two spouses, whereby in return for maintenance and protection from her husband, a wife is expected to obey him. Provisions in the family laws therefore discriminate against women as it is based on male authority and male guardianship" (3).
July 28, 2020, noon
Countries: Argentina
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Despite our reiterated recommendations, the National Council for Women (CNM) has been progressively dehierarchised. Its budget has been kept to a minimum, which makes it difficult to think of concrete and conductive actions for the promotion and defense of women's human rights. This body, whose mission is to ensure the CEDAW's compliance, has maintained in recent years, sustained actions in a traditional and patriarchal view of the role of women in Argentine society. Likewise, at the provincial level there is an evident lack of political capital that the different state structures intended for similar tasks" (1).
June 19, 2020, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The minister of women in the Presidency, the Commission for Gender Equality, the Commission for Employment Equity, and a number of other government bodies monitored and promoted women’s rights, as did numerous NGOs and labor unions" (25).
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Budgetary appropriations for SEPREM itself are reported to come from both domestic sources and foreign donations. The domestic appropriation has gradually increased; only in 2012 was there a slight decline, due to internal regulations relating to the previous administration’s budget execution percentage. The appropriation from domestic sources increased in 2013 and 2014. External funding declined steadily and significantly; in 2014, there were no external cooperation funds" (15).
May 15, 2020, 6:53 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee welcomes the creation in 2013 of the High Council for Gender Equality, devoted solely to the promotion of gender equality, as an advisory body under the Office of the Prime Minister. It also notes the complex architecture of the interministerial committees and senior gender advisers, including in the regions and non-metropolitan areas" (5). "The national machinery for gender equality, which changed from a full-fledged ministry to the lesser level of a State secretariat and then regained the ministerial level as a component under the new Ministry of Families, Children and Women’s Rights" (5).
Feb. 14, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon

"The Women’s Affairs Division in the Ministry of Social Affairs and several NGOs undertook some projects to address sexual or gender-based violence, such as providing counseling and shelter for victims and training ISF personnel to combat violence in prisons" (28).
Feb. 11, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Whereas there were 6 female-headed ministries from 2005-2006, no woman was appointed to a senior post in the new 44-member cabinet after the 2010 elections. Only two ministries of state were offered to women, one without portfolio lost her position as part of Prime Minister Al-Maliki’s downsizing, leaving only one female Minister: Ibtihal Al-Zaidi, who was appointed Minister of State for Women’s Affairs. She herself stated that her Ministry: “has no jurisdiction over the directorate of women’s welfare or increasing funds allocated to widows". In fact, she argued "the Ministry is no more than an executive-consultation bureau with a limited budget and no jurisdiction on implementing resolutions or activities". Her...more
Feb. 5, 2020, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Like other ministries, the MPFIFD has an annual budget corresponding to the chapters on the priorities identified in conjunction with the National Gender Policy and its action plan. This mechanism is provided with the necessary human and technical resources to: (i) ensure the proper functioning of the structure, (ii) promote the rights and empowerment of women; and (iii) strengthen cooperation with civil society. The human resources of MPFIFD are mainly composed of civil servants (about 380) of both sexes (18 to 60 years of age), who lead the following bodies: The Office of the Minister, 3 directorates attached to the Office, 3 general directorates, 12 central directorates and 24 departmental...more
Nov. 14, 2019, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"[Ms.] Shahindokht Molaverdi…[was appointed as] deputy minister for women's affairs" (para 5).
Nov. 7, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Three women led four cabinet ministries; not all cabinet members hold portfolios." (34).
July 31, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Most government ministries and agencies "During the year the most senior position held by a woman in government was vice president for women’s affairs of the General Sports Authority" (37).had women’s sections to interact with female citizens and noncitizens, and at least two regional governorates hired female employees to receive women’s petitions and arrange meetings for women with complaints for, or requests of, the governor" (35). "During the year the most senior position held by a woman in government was vice president for women’s affairs of the General Sports Authority" (37). "The HRC board’s 18 full-time members included four women and at least three Shia; they received and responded to...more
July 21, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Childline India Foundation (CIF) is the nodal agency of the Union ministry of women and child development, acting as the parent organisation for setting up, managing and monitoring the Childline 1098 service across the country. It is a free, 24-hour emergency phone outreach service for children in need of care and protection. It has set up emergency phonelines for the purpose" (para 106).
July 18, 2019, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee notes that, in 2012, the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family was assigned the function of the central State administration body for gender equality and the Department of Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities became responsible for the coordination of national policy on gender equality and non-discrimination. The Committee welcomes the increased human and financial resources for the Department and the creation of a grant scheme in 2012 to support the activities of non-governmental organizations promoting gender equality. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about: (a) The level of political authority and coordination capacity of the Department, in particular for the management of the national strategy for gender equality...more
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"MoWA continues to promote Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) as a tool for gender mainstreaming across sectors and engage with the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF). In 2016, 28 government ministries and institutions received funds from the national budget and development partners for implementing GMAPs, an increase from 16 ministries and institutions in 2013 (...) From 2015 to 2017, MoWA’s program-based budget allocation increased 15 per cent per year, from 35,290 million riels to 40,674 million riels to 42,741 million riels. The CNCW received an annual program-based budget of 808.8 million riels in 2016 and 2017. In 2017, MoWA’s annual program-based budget allocation increased to 42,741 million riels" (11-12). "MoWA...more
July 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Women held four of 17 ministerial positions: justice, tourism, labor, and health" (p. 16).
July 3, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"The Ministry of Social Solidarity is charged with providing assistance to victims of domestic violence. During the year ministry’s staff in each district included a gender-based violence focal point to coordinate a referral network, a coordinator for the Bolsa de Mae (Mother’s Purse) support fund, and two additional actors who focused on children’s issues. Due to staff shortages, the ministry had difficulty responding to all cases. To deal with this problem, the ministry worked closely with local NGOs and service providers to offer assistance to victims of violence, including shelters, a safe room at the national hospital, financial and food support, and escorts to judicial proceeding" (Pg 16).more
July 3, 2019, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan

"Five police stations were fully equipped and staffed with police officers trained, with OSCE support, to respond to family violence cases and address the needs of victims in a gender-sensitive manner. In rural areas the government and NGOs operated additional crisis centers and hotlines where women could seek guidance on domestic violence problems and legal assistance, but many centers lacked funding and resources. Local governments donated the premises of three of the shelters. The Committee for Women’s Affairs (within the government) had limited resources to assist domestic violence victims, but local committee representatives referred women to the crisis shelters for assistance" (Pg 20).
June 26, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Women have never served on the Council of Elders in Puntland. Traditional clan elders, all men, selected members of Puntland’s House of Representatives. Two women served in the 66-member House of Representatives. The minister of women and family affairs and the minster of constitution, federalism, and democratization were women. The nine-member electoral commission included one woman" (Pg 30).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee welcomes the change of the status of the Secretariat for Women to the ministerial level and the formulation by the State party of municipal public policies concerning gender equality. Nevertheless, it notes with concern that: (a) The human, technical and financial resources allocated for the implementation of the evolving responsibilities of the Ministry of Women, and to allow for its representation in all regions of the State party, are insufficient; (b) The budget allocated to the third national equal opportunities plan is insufficient for its effective implementation; (c) The Ombudsman’s Office is not in conformity with the principles relating to the status of national institutions for the promotion...more
June 25, 2019, 7:13 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: GP-DATA-3, 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" (Pg 21).