Gender and Politics in the media

Viewpoint: Are Africa’s women on the rise? Six Point Plan for Women in Politics


ECP okays re-polling on less than 10pc women votes The News International ISLAMABAD: A day before the consultative session with as many as 15 political parties here, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Wednesday took some important decisions, which included ‘registration’ of seven new political parties and placing the …

ECP proposes re-poll on low turnouts of women voters ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday proposed to hold elections again if turnout of the women voters in polling station(s) remains less than ten per cent, DawnNews reported.

General elections: ECP clears law making women participation mandatory The Express Tribune At a meeting of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), held under the chairmanship of Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim on Wednesday, participants unanimously agreed to ensure effective participation of women.

Viewpoint: Are Africa’s women on the rise? BBC News The past 12 months have seen a series of notable successes for African women – with two Nobel Peace prizes, a second president and the first female head of the African Union Commission.

Sierra Leone’s women are a political force that can no longer be ignored The Guardian (blog) Two years ago, Sierra Leone’s government invited the women’s movement to draw up a bill to usher in the quota system they had been demanding for the past 10 years. The women set about working tirelessly to draft and push through a bill stipulating that …

Malaysia women want more empowerment, political representation Bikya Masr “We need more female representation in parliament and we need visible women in the public sphere to galvanize and promote women’s rights and empowerment,” she added. Li quit politics after she said numerous male colleagues could not stop flirting and …

Six Point Plan for Women in Politics Solomon Times Online Globally, women hold slightly less than 20 percent of seats in parliament. In Asia-Pacific, just over 18 percent of all members of national parliaments are women. Women’s representation in the Pacific, excluding Australia and New Zealand, is the lowest ..

Men dominate candidate lists for the upcoming municipal elections Helsingin Sanomat With the rest of the country’s political parties, the gender distribution of the candidates stands at 60 per cent men and 40 per cent women, a ratio familiar from previous elections. Helsingin Sanomat asked the parliamentary parties about the gender …

International Leadership for Women in Business and Politics Council on Foreign Relations (blog) Tunisia, which implemented a quota for women in its last national election, and now has almost 27 percent female representation in its parliament, will no doubt have some insights on the effectiveness of such quotas at enhancing women’s political …

Disconnect Between Political Will and Grassroots On Gender It is almost ten years now since Rwanda hit the headlines as the global leader in women’s representation in Parliament, with just over 49 per cent after the 2003 General Elections. It currently holds the record with just over 56 per cent.


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