Gender and Politics in the media

Woman runs for leadership of Egypt’s largest Islamist political party, Women politicians can end India’s gender abuses: UN

Source: Reuters

Women politicians can end India’s gender abuses: UN Moneycontrol.com Some of the most powerful figures in India’s political history are women, such as former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her daughter-in-law, Sonia Gandhi, who heads the ruling Congress-led coalition government and there are over one million female …

I want to see more women in Parliament, says Meira Kumar The Hindu The seventh meeting of women Speakers of Parliament ended here on Thursday with a call for promoting women’s representation in Parliaments and other elected bodies through supportive electoral laws and temporary special measures.

Voting rights synonymous with women’s rights? Malay Mail So when we were told there is no need for women’s rights groups in Malaysia because women have had the right to vote since 1957, I was stumped. When did voting rights become synonymous with women’s rights, because I seemed to have missed that …

Malaysia women want Prime Minister Najib off women’s rights Bikya Masr KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia women’s rights groups and activists are lashing out against Prime Minister Najib Razak over his statements earlier this month that the country does not need a women’s rights movement. Member of Parliament Teresa Kok wrote that …

Women wings eye bigger pie Indian Express The stress seems to be on the fairer sex this Assembly elections. Both the ruling BJP and the Opposition Congress are going all out to woo women voters with each promising a record share of tickets for female candidates for the December polls.

Why women in the ANC vote men Independent Online Many theories exist about why women should be at all levels of political decision-making and activity in society. These include quantitative/parity; fair and just; democracy and participation; nature, life experience and perspectives; economic sense…

Civil society lauds EC’s initiative on turnout of female voters The News International The civil society organisations have lauded the Election Commission’s initiative to make minimum of 10% female voters turnout as mandatory at every polling station. In a joint statement, they said this is the only way to ensure that women are not …

Election Promises and Women’s Realities in … youtube.com 6 min Young women of the Ghana YWCA discuss issues impacting Ghanaian women and girls …

Women candidates to the fore at Brazil ballot … aljazeera.com Women candidates to the fore at Brazil ballot. More women are contesting local elections than before amid steps for bringing about gender equality in political life.

Brazil local elections push women to the fore BBC News Brazilian voters head to the polls on Sunday to elect councillors and mayors in more than 5,500 towns and cities. This yeasr a law was passed requiring parties to ensure 30% of their overall candidates are women but the political battle for female …

Woman runs for leadership of Egypt’s largest Islamist political party Fox News In an interview with Associated Press, al-Saqari echoed the Brotherhood’s conservative views, saying that Shariah laws are the top parameter. She argued that she can’t call for a law banningfemale genital circumcision or limiting the marriage age for …

Egypt women face uncertain future as constitution draws near WNN – Women News Network Not only does it have a small percentage of women involved in the actual writing process, it is also the embodiment of the lack of diversity and representation, reminding many of how women and Coptic Christians have been used as a front to beautify the …

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