Gender and Politics in the media

Senegal: Breakthrough for Women in Lower House, Gender Equality in Sierra Leone

Congress promises affordable houses to woo women voters Indian Express Targeting women voters, who account for a little less than 50% of the total electorates in the state, the Gujarat Congress today announced to provide affordable houses to the married women who live in rented homes…

Affordable houses for lower and middle income groups says congress Times of India …He said that if the congress was voted to power, it would launch a scheme making “Her Own Home” available to the women of Gujarat. Modhwadia said that those who are hailing from lower and middle income group of the state will get their own home

Gujarat Congress promises cheap houses for women Daily Bhaskar Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Congress is now targeting Narendra Modi’s most envied votebank –women. On Tuesday, the party announced that if it comes to power in the coming assembly elections it will build houses especially for women at low cost…

Senegal: Breakthrough for Women in Lower House A record number of women were sworn in as legislators as Senegal’s new parliament was inaugurated on Monday. Sixty-four women now have seats in this West African country’s 150-member National Assembly, thanks to a law on gender parity. But the breakthrough made by women candidates has relaunched a debate on the quality of their work in the legislature.

Final electoral rolls: Not a single district boasts of female voter majority The Express Tribune The final electoral rolls have revealed that there is not a single district across the country where the number of female registered voters was more, or even equal to, male registered voters — with the gender schism in Fata being abysmally skewed.

Woman MP for North Malaita Solomon Star Many through the social network Facebook after learning about the news sent their congratulation to the newly elected MP who is the second woman MP to be elected into the country’s parliament. Many said its good to have a woman MP in parliament.

Women: Lower academic requirements for posts The Standard Digital News Women seeking elective posts in pastoralist regions want laws on academic requirements amended. The women said many might be locked out unless educational requirements were lowered.

PRS Pledges to Focus Attention On Women Luanda — The Social Renewal Party (PRS) said that it will centre its attention to women, by extending financial and material support during and after pregnancy, through allowances, should the party win the forthcoming elections.

Gender bill coming soon Independent Online Cape Town – The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill is almost ready to go to Cabinet, Women’s Minister Lulu Xingwana said on Wednesday. The legislation is expected to make gender equity in the private and public sector mandatory.

State to achieve gender equality Fiji Times The government is committed to achieving gender equality and empowerment of women in the country says Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Jiko Luveni.

Gender Equality in Sierra Leone Awoko Although efforts for gender equality increase as Sierra Leone continues to develop, I am frustrated at the engrained views of women inferiority.

Gender equality bill to be discussed in Armenian Parliament Information-Analytic Agency Armenian Government approved the bill on Securing Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities for Men and Women in the Thursday session to be discussed in the Parliament on second reading.

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