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Women worldwide rate their well-being nearly the same as men, French government gets anti-sexism lessons

Gender Inequality: An Arab Tradition? Ya Libnan It would be helpful to take a slight detour into the field of gender inequality studies before we look at the specific records of the Arab countries. The UNDP has been publishing for over twenty years the Human Development Index, HDI, which has become …

War on Women and Islam Are Women Really Oppressed in Muslim Countries PolicyMic To start with, the question is itself biased against Islam and Muslim societies. But even if one were to entertain that question for a minute, it doesn’t take too long to dispel the myth that Islam is misogynistic.

Study: Arab sector sees no point in voting Jerusalem Post Moreover, the inclusion of women on the Knesset party lists is likely to increase the level of participation in the elections, particularly among women voters. More than 50% of female respondents stated that the inclusion of women in the list they …

French government gets anti-sexism lessons USA TODAY But when this month the French agriculture minister — in an interview about promoting gender equality — suggested that women couldn’t get their heads around technical jobs, that was too much. The prime minister of France — a country which produced …

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French government gets anti-sexism lessons, following latest high-level slip up Washington Post On Jean-Marc Ayrault’s orders, the Equality Ministry has set up a series of 45-minute gender equality “sensitization sessions,” during which ministers are being trained to identify sexism in daily life and taught how to avoid sexist stereotypes in …

Despite facing some inequality, women worldwide rate their well-being nearly the same as men … Deseret News Gallup is best known for keeping tabs on American presidential elections, but since 2005 it has been quietly accumulating data on how women around the world evaluate their lives. Are they hopeful and happy? Are they struggling and stressed?

Bring women on board European Voice The application to only the largest publicly quoted companies meant it would apply to very few employers; limiting the legislation to non-executive positions undermined all claims of improving women’s representation in decision-making; leaving the …

Women are their own worst enemies Times of Malta (blog) In the past 15 general elections in Malta thousands of men have contested, but only 73 women. Malta ranks a sad 108th in the world for female participation in parliament. Only 6 out of 69 members of parliament are female – with the world’s average at …

Women leaders condemn ‘misbehaviour’ towards Sunanda Pushkar Economic Times Thiruvananthapuram: Setting aside political differences, women organisations in Kerala have condemned the alleged misbehaviour by a Congress worker towards Union Minister Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar at the airport here.

Zimbabwe Women Fight For Rights In New Constitution RadioVop (blog) Section 4.13(2) of the draft constitution categorically states that, “Women and men have the right to equal treatment, including the right to equal opportunities in political, economic, cultural and social spheres.”

Bill gives rights to native women Winnipeg Free Press The federal government took up the cause when the Conservatives came to power in 2006, but legislation has died on the order paper three times, in 2008, 2009 and 2011. In 2010, it made it all the way through the Senate, but was never called for debate …

The Commission for Gender Equality to Host a Series of Policy Dialogue AllAfrica.com The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) will host a series of Policy Dialogue with high-level decision makers from selected organs of state, government departments and other key stakeholders in the private and civil society sectors throughout the country.

Indian women strengthening democratic institutions: Meira Kumar Economic Times “Increasing representation for women in Parliament and other legislative bodies and their active participation in election is an example of women empowerment in the country,” said Kumar, who is leading a parliamentary delegation. In the present Lok …

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