Gender and Politics in the media

NZ: National Party’s reversion to type on gender issues, Independence Not Providing Dividends S. Sudan Women

Over 3.9m eligible voters, mostly women, not yet registered The Express Tribune Pakistan’s democratic transition faces formidable challenges, concluded experts at a roundtable organised by Jinnah Institute, a public policy think tank.

Gordon Campbell on the National Party’s reversion to type on gender issues Opinion Surprisingly to some, Labour women’s affairs spokesperson Sue Moroney is showing a genuine ability to get up the nose of the government, as she goes about wiping the floor with Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew. This began long before National’s collective meltdown in the House on Tuesday over Moroney’s paid parental leave Bill.

Bolivia’s Indigenous Women Seek the Political Kingdom Inter Press Service A growing number of Bolivian indigenous women are participating in politics, ready to break the barriers of gender and ethnicity.

OAS report laments limited involvement of women in the political arena, says PM The Freeport News 
“The high participation of women in the electoral process has not translated into a high presence of women in political office or on the list of candidates presented to voters,” Prime Minister Perry Christie said, reading the report.

Women can vote us out in 2015 – Jonathan The Punch President Goodluck Jonathan believes women voters have the capacity to vote out his administration in 2015 and even elect their kind to preside over the affairs of the country. The President also expressed the hope that Nigeria would soon produce its first set of women service chiefs.

Independence Not Providing Dividends for Women in South Sudan ANALYSIS Since South Sudan’s independence on 9 July 2011, the positive role that women played in the independence struggle barely features in development policy discourse. As in many post-conflict situations in Africa, despite their active role in bringing peace and independence, women tend to fade into the background when official peace negotiations begin and when the consolidation of peace and rebuilding of the economy become formal ventures. Thus the complex ways that gender and development interact in the state-building process have to be appreciated by policy-makers in South Sudan.

Rights Body Urges Indonesian Govt to Repeal Laws That Oppress Women Jakarta Globe The national women’s commission has urged the government to immediately revise or repeal laws that are in conflict with the principles of an international convention to end violence against women. Sri Nurherwati, a member of the National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan), said on Wednesday that there were still many laws violating the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, which Indonesia has ratified.

Focus on women’s rights Times of India MYSORE: Though 75 per cent workforce in most industries in the country are led by women, their total earning is just 2 per cent, said principal district and district judge and district legal services authority chairman Mohan Shripad Sankolli on Wednesday.

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