Gender and Politics in the media

Michele Bachmann, Mean Girl? Gender responsive budgeting

Clinton, Jim Yong Kim declare joint vision for gender equality Yonhap News U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Jim Yong Kim, the new head of the World Bank, laid out their joint vision Thursday for promoting gender equality across the world.

Michele Bachmann, Mean Girl? Daily Beast She’s accusing Hillary Clinton’s top aide of helping the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrate the U.S. government. But it’s not the first time she’s targeted other females in politics. Michele Bachmann has apparently convinced herself and four other members of Congress that the Muslim Brotherhood has penetrated the federal government and Hillary Clinton aide (and wife of disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner) Huma Abedin is to blame.

Congressional Candidate Tammy Duckworth: Military Needs More Female Officers to Reduce Sexual Assaults BuzzFeed The Illinois Congressional candidate and former Veterans Affairs official has been exhorted by her opponent Joe Walsh to stop talking about her time in Iraq. She talked to BuzzFeed Shift about why she won’t be doing that — and how the military needs to change to reduce sexual assault.

Michelle Obama to campaign in Virginia WSLS Michelle Obama is scheduled to speak at a Women’s Vote 2012 rally in Charlottesville Friday before heading to Fredericksburg to speak to supporters at the University of Mary Washington.

First lady to lead new campaign mobilizing effort In a three-minute video message to supporters that was released Thursday, the first lady tells supporters that with a tighter election than 2008 likely this fall, “in the end, it could all come down to those last few thousand votes in a single state

Haley Cutler: We need more women to run for public office Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
According to a report being produced by the Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, which will be published this fall, Gayle Nelson became the first woman elected to the County Commission in 1978.

Suffrage success inspired strong local League of Women Voters Houston Business Journal
Aug. 26, 1995, marked the 75th anniversary of the ratification of the constitutional amendment which granted American women the right to vote.

Fewer women win municipal votes in NS than elsewhere The number of women elected to municipal government is below par in Nova Scotia, compared with other provinces

Gender responsive budgeting Kuensel, Buhutan’s National Newspaper Gender responsive budgeting is done to ensure that the allocation of public resources is carried out in ways that are effective in advancing gender equality, and identifies effective interventions for implementing policies and laws that advance women’s

Women Call For More Political Representation As December Polls Approaches Peace FM Online
The Presiding member of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly, Agnes Naa Momo Lartey, has asked political parties to field women candidates in their strong holds and support them to win.

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