Gender and Politics in the media

Women hold 20% of World’s political power, Cuban Women Lead Elections, Questioning the Quota for Arab Women

PPP parliamentary candidate against intimidation of women politicians Ghana News Agency Sunyani, Oct. 24, GNA – Mrs Vivian Kakie Tetteh, Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Sunyani East, has observed that threats and frustrations from activists of other political parties are the challenges that prevent women from …

Women hold just 20% of World’s political power, report says The Independent Women have gained little ground in political leadership around the world, with men still in about 80 percent of key elected and appointed positions, according to the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Gender Gap Report.

Do not keep women off board: Mahila Congress The Hindu The State Mahila Congress has strongly protested against the government’s decision to promulgate an ordinance amending the Travancore Devaswom Board Act that would keep women out of the board.

Cuban Women Lead Elections Prensa Latina Cuban women account for 34.3 percent of candidates to the People´s Power Municipal Assemblies, who will be elected on the first voting round on Sunday.

Himachal Pradesh assembly polls: Women voters hold the key Times of India CHANDIGARH: Women voters in Himachal, and even the political parties, may not be aware of it, but they hold the key to formation of the next government in the state. Election data from the state shows that more women are turning up to cast their votes…


Maysoun Qawasmi and her supporters walk through a town in the West Bank ahead of the Palestinian elections. (VOA / R. Collard)

Questioning the Quota for Arab Women Voice of America Palestinians voted in local elections this past weekend for time since 2006, and one-fifth of seats are going to women, thanks to a new quota system for municipal councils in the West Bank.

Historic Hebron Elections Leave Many Palestinians Cold International Business Times “The three women who were elected are simply going to comply with the directives of the traditional parties”, said Maysoun Qawasmi, 43, the leader of the first-ever all-women list.

How will the Arab Spring impact women? Deseret News … parties elected in Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia are Islamist, meaning they favor a more assertive role for religion in public life. There is some concern that the Islamist interpretation of the Muslim religion will seriously curtail women’s …

Increasing female legislators key for gender equality – UN TrustLaw BANGKOK (TrustLaw) – Countries need to put more women in parliament if they want to achieve gender equality and promote women’s rights, a top official with the United Nations’ agency for women has said. This is because parliaments are responsible for…

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