Gender and Politics in the media

India: Haryana Congress leader shifts onus on women for rapes, Most rapes in Haryana consensual: Congress leader

Congress condemns BJP over increasing crime against women Daily Pioneer Congress has condemned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for alleged double-standards on the issue of rising crimes against women in the State. “It is shameful that a senior Minister like Babulal Gaur publically insulted a woman in the State capital.

Haryana Congress leader shifts onus on women for rapes Business Standard Under fire for spiralling rape cases, the Haryana Congress has found itself in a middle of another row with a local party leader stating that 90 per cent rapes were “consensual” only to retract the comments later. Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee …

Most rapes in Haryana consensual: Congress leader Times of India CHANDIGARH: Even as the Haryana government continues to scramble to handle the surging rape cases in the state, a Haryana Pardesh Congress committee (HPCC) member Dharamvir Goyat on Thursday brought up fresh embarrassment for the government by terming “majority of rapes in the state as consensual”. Goyat made this comment while interacting with mediapersons at Hisar. “If we go into the details of rape cases and abductions, it is found that victims and accused in 90% of cases are runaway couples. So the cases are consensual” he said.

Don’t endorse Harayana leader’s comment: Congress IBNLive Reacting to the party spokesperson Dharambir Goyat’s comment in which he blamed the women for rapes, the Congress dismissed it as a personal comment while the Opposition said that Sonia Gandhi’s visit was merely a face-saving exercise. Congress …

Gender equality and freedoms for girls Times of Malta In December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly voted to designate October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. This day promotes girls’ human rights, highlights genderinequalities that remain between girls and boys and addresses the …

Towards a more gender-neutral society Malta Independent Online According to a recent study by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), the diverse role that men and women assume in households and in the labour market are highly dependent on the effects of climate change. In fact, among the main findings …

A call for women to have half the seats in Fiji’s parliament Radio Australia CHETTY: For Fiji as well as the rest of the Pacific has an absolutely atrocious record in terms ofwomen’s representation and national decisionmaking. I think the best we’ve ever peaked that is around 17 per cent and that’s when you counted kind of …

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