Hijab day: Only men give speeches at women’s rally, Australian DJ: female leaders are ‘destroying the joint’

Australian radio host says female leaders are ‘destroying the joint’ The Guardian Australia‘s best known radio DJ has launched a ferocious attack on female politicians, including the prime minister, Julia Gillard, reigniting the debate on sexism in the country’s politics. Alan Jones, a former Wallabies rugby coach and conservative prime ministerial speechwriter, criticised a $A320m (£207m) government initiative to improve female participation, accusing women in power of “destroying the joint”. “She [Gillard] said that we know societies only reach their full potential if women are politically participating. Women are destroying the joint – Christine Nixon in Melbourne, Clover Moore here. Honestly.”

EU Official Proposes Sanctions if Companies Fail on Gender Quotas New York Times In March, she said self-regulation had failed and that legislation would be required in order to accelerate gender equality in many of the most senior areas of business life. If approved by her colleagues at the European Commission in the coming weeks

EU plans for boardroom gender quotas criticised PublicServiceEurope.com A British Conservative has hit out at draft European Commission proposals to legally enforce quotas from women in the boardrooms of major companies, describing the idea as “meddlesome”.

Clinton, Pacific Leaders Agree on Gender Equality Hawaii Reporter VOA News – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has joined Pacific leaders in a call for full gender equality – equal treatment of men and women in all parts of social, economic and political life. Clinton and other leaders attending the 16-member …

Female board representation rise mainly due to non-exec appointments Recruiter Not one woman was appointed to the board of a FTSE 100 company since 1 March in an executive role, as increasing female representation on boards is mainly down to non-executive roles. This is the finding of the latest BoardWatch survey out today from …

MEP calls for EU gender agency funding to be scrapped TheParliament.com UK MEP Marina Yannakoudakis submitted amendments which would have seen all funding removed for the European Institute for Gender Equality. But the move was thrown out by the women’s rights committee at a meeting on Monday.

Hijab day: Only men give speeches at women’s rally The Express Tribune LAHORE: Some 200 veiled women staged a rally in front of the Lahore Press Club on Tuesday to mark World Hijab Day, but only men gave speeches. The women were bussed in to the venue by the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) on two buses. The protesters were led by Samia Raheel Qazi, the president of the JI Women and Family Commission, and Afia Sarwar, assistant secretary general of the JI Women’s Wing.

Pauline Marois confident she will be Quebec’s first female premier Montreal Gazette BEAUPRÉ — Pauline Marois appeared confident after voting that her Parti Québécois would win power in Tuesday’s Quebec election. “I have been preparing for 30 years,” she told reporters. “It could be a historic day because we would elect a woman as …

Quebec Votes 2012: Pauline Marois confident she will be Quebec’s first female … Ottawa Citizen BEAUPRÉ — Pauline Marois appeared confident after voting that her Parti Québécois would win power in Tuesday’s Quebec election. “I have been preparing for 30 years,” she told reporters. “It could be a historic day because we would elect a woman as

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