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Women Not Ready for Presidency – Nobel Laureate, Thousands rally in Tunisia for women’s rights

Silvia Augsburger Leads Argentina’s Human Rights Movement Forbes On the heels of those victories, Augsburger said in a recent interview that it’s now time to place new items on the women’s rights agenda, such as stronger rights for domestic workers, assisted fertilization techniques and family names.

Women Not Ready for Presidency – Nobel Laureate AllAfrica.com WOMEN in Kenya are ill prepared to clinch the presidency next year, the visiting Nobel Peace laureate Leymah Roberta Gbowee has said. The Liberian peace activist credited for leading a women’s peace movement that brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003 and subsequent election of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as the first African female president said Kenyan women had spent much of their time in peace building initiatives since 2008 and not prepared enough in active political activities to spur them to elective positions.

Thousands rally in Tunisia for women’s rights, against Islamist reforms Reuters Blogs (blog) Thousands of Tunisians have rallied to protest against what they see as a push by the Islamist-led government for constitutional changes that would degrade women’s status in one of the Arab world’s most liberal nations.

Protesters in Tunisia say draft constitution erodes women’s rights GlobalPost (blog) Women and allies have taken to the streets in Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, protesting in the capital of Tunis and neighboring Sidi Bouzid against an initiative by the new ruling party that would significantly impact women’s rights in the …

Thousands rally in Tunisia for women’s rights Mmegi Online The protest, by some 6,000 mostly Tunisian women, is the latest twist in a row over the role of Islam in a constitution being drawn up by a new assembly.Tunisia’s ruling Ennahda Movement is under pressure from both hardline Salafi Muslims, calling for…

Women, Free Speech, and the Tunisian Constitution Council on Foreign Relations (blog) In the reconstituted Arab states of Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, balancing conservative religious beliefs and social mores with minority rights, women’s rights, and freedom of speech is already proving to be a hard challenge indeed. In Tunisia, arguably …

Will Tunisian Women Become ‘Complementary’ to Men by Law? Al-Monitor However, while this special day coincided with the 56th anniversary celebration of the decree of the Personal Status Code, the status of Tunisian women is at the heart of great controversy and jeopardized by equivocal and controversial draft laws …

Women Protest Threats to Rights AllAfrica.com Tunisia’s ruling Ennahda Movement is under pressure from both hard-line Salafi Moslems – calling for the introduction of Islamic law – and secular opposition parties. The party has promised not to impose strict Moslem rules and to respect women’s rights.

Measures to Increase Women’s Participation in Politics AllAfrica.com More women are expected to be elected into National Assembly and councils in Cameroon’s upcoming elections following recommendations made to political party leaders, government and women themselves at the end of a two-day workshop in Yaounde at …

Somaliland: More women, more equality? SomalilandPress Instead of leading the way for gender equality, today Somalia is a war ravaged broken nation surviving on aid from any donor nation that is able to assist it. It is a place where women and children are killed almost daily in large numbers by those …

Gender equality: The pitfalls The Bostwana Gazette Gender issues remain at the top of the agenda for the advancement of women in positions of power and influence. The achievements made over the last decade have been overshadowed by the structural challenges that continue to impede progress and …

National Gender Policy Under Review Ghana The framework of the policy, she said, will be based on the national constitution, human rights instruments, international protocols as well as the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA) and the African Union Gender Equality commitments. Ms Kwawu, who is …

Much work needs to be done on gender equality: Dlamini The New Age Online While much progress has been made in the fight for gender rights over the last 18 years, there is still much work to be done in the quest for gender equality, Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini said at the Non Profit Organisations (NPO …

Women deserve better advocacy – Moroney Voxy Jo Goodhew’s reluctance to advocate for New Zealand women was made plain in Parliament today as she dodged questions on the Government’s record, says Labour’s Women’s Affairs spokesperson Sue Moroney.

More women for party congress TODAYonline BEIJING РChina said women and young people will be better represented at its coming Communist Party Congress, widening efforts to bolster the legitimacy of a leadership transition clouded by the ouster of Politburo member Bo Xilai.

‘We want to compete equally with men’ NewsDay According to the draft governance charter set to be tabled at the Second All-Stakeholders’ Conference in October, 60 of the 270 seats in the National Assembly would be reserved for women candidates, elected on a system of proportional representation as …

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