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UK: Women: Cameron is ‘pompous’ but good with ‘family’. Yes campaign’s challenge: winning over female voters.

All-women shortlists could be allowed in FTSE 100 Telegraph.co.uk Business Secretary Vince Cable has backed recommendations which could see headhunters draft women-only shortlists for board-level posts, eliminating men entirely from the recruitment process. All-women shortlists are not currently used in the private sector because they … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Affairs articles on representation of women in parliamentary democracies. Free to access till the end of 2014.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the editors of Parliamentary Affairs have drawn together recent publications examining the representation of women in parliamentary democracies around the world. All papers are free to access until the end of 2014; please click on … Continue reading

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‘Yes Scotland’ activists and women voters. Internet revolutionized Mormon feminism. ‘Hello! My Name Is: Feminists Unite’

MP discusses independence with Ellon women Inverurie Herald Local ‘Yes Scotland’ activists organised a coffee morning last weekend which welcomed around forty women voters, mostly unsure how they are voting in September’s Independence referendum. Women were able to enjoy a cup of coffee … Continue reading

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‘Behind Every Great Woman Is an Effective Quota System’? Gender politics, least funny thing about comedy.

  What Women Want: Welsh mums explain child care and school places difficulties  WalesOnline Surrounded by crawling babies and armed with baby milk and tea, a group of mums told former journalist turned Labour MP Gloria De Piero what women actually want. Her visit to … Continue reading

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What Facebook’s 58 Genders Mean For Politics. Women Head Recruitment Drive for Far-Right EDL.

‘Not good enough’: Gender inequality in Greater Manchester politics and lack of female councillors Mancunian Matters Across Greater Manchester’s ten boroughs, figures for the number of female councillors compared to male leave a lot to be desired. Salford comes out worst, with just a quarter … Continue reading

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Feb 20 Media round-up. Cambridge University staff call for action on academia gender equality.

Afghan Youth Debates: Women Must Vote to Secure Rights Institute for War and Peace Reporting Female voters could only secure real change by confronting societal … “It is women who raise the children of this country, and women form half of … Gender equity: even sector’s best not good enough Times Higher Education Discrimination against women persists … Continue reading

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Gender inequality costs global economy trillions a year. Men who buy sex in Sweden need help: report.

2014 elections: Parties that ignore women’s rights aren’t worth your vote  Daily News & Analysis Feminist filters for the 2014 elections: Women’s participation in politics and better representation at every level is intrinsically important. But it must be accompanied by an integration of gender concerns … Continue reading

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France rethinks family reforms that sparked feud. Patriarchy bad for men’s health.

Why better gender reporting is in the government’s best interests StartupSmart Most people who think critically about gender equality realise that there’s more to gain than there is to lose. It seems there is growing acceptance that the pursuit of gender equality isn’t in … Continue reading

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Gender inequality still problem in academia (US). The Sexual Politics Of ‘Downton Abbey’. Gender audit of NCERT textbooks.

NCERT looks into textbooks to weed out gender bias Indian Express The first-ever gender audit of NCERT textbooks reveals that though they are largely gender inclusive and attempt to highlight gender concerns, “there are elements of stereotypes in some textbooks”. The Gender Analysis of … Continue reading

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