Gender and Politics in the media

More than 1000 women running in Palestinian elections, Pakistan: Training of journalists on issues of working women begins

Training of journalists on issues of working women begins Pakistan Observer The training, built around International Labour Organization’s standards and conventions to promote Decent Work agenda for women, trained a cadre of working journalists to promote good working conditions and environment for working women.

Women demand voice in Palestinian local politics RFI Female representation may not top of the political agenda in the occupied West Bank but in forthcoming municipal elections, two groups show they’re not waiting for their rights to be given to them.

Maysoun Qawasmi, the leader of the first all women’s list, in the run up to municipal elections in Hebron, Palestine. (Simran Sachdev)Ghana

Hebron’s Independent Women, Part I Daily Beast This Saturday, the West Bank city of Hebron will hold its first municipal elections in over three and a half decades. While this is critical for Hebron’s people, what makes these elections remarkable is the first all-women list to ever run in …

More than 1000 women running in Palestinian elections CNN (blog) This Saturday, Palestinians in the West Bank will hold elections for the first time in six years, voting for municipal leaders. It takes place against a backdrop of a deep sense of frustration with the split …

Women in politics is good for Ghana – Gender activist Citifmonline Women in politics is good for Ghana – Gender activist. Tweet Women in politics is good for Ghana – Gender activist A gender activist, Angela Dwamena-Aboagye, has lauded the increase in the number of women seeking office in the upcoming elections but …

In Indonesia, gender equality is long overdue Adelaide Now Gender equality is much closer to reality in Australia than it is in neighbouring Indonesia, where seven out of 10 high school dropouts are girls and women, on average, earn 20 per cent less than men…

Chinese women willing to work with women of East Asia for gender equality Nzweek VIENTIANE, Oct. 18 — All-China Women’s Federation ( ACWF) Vice President Meng Xiaosi said Thursday that Chinese women would be more than happy to join hand with women of East Asia countries to promote gender equality and environmental…

Affirmative action belittling women- activists… New Vision Students from various universities want the affirmative action policy reviewed saying it is only increasing the gender inequality gap in the country. The youth argued that you cannot agitate for women emancipation when you want the female to be …

Shelve gender equality to boost ECB Financial Times He should be appointed forthwith. Gender equality is an important issue. But the ECB – which is taking on extra responsibilities with a new role in banking supervision – is understrength at a crucial time. The dearth of women in central banking is ..

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