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Egypt women deserve rights now, not later, China: Despite Mao’s feminism, women still in the minority

Women Say Government Not Doing Enough About Political Violence AllAfrica.com Violence against women remains one of the biggest challenges in Zimbabwe, especially during election periods, and there are fears the inclusive government has not made any progress to combat this crime. Women bore the heaviest brunt of the violence in …

Egypt women deserve rights now, not later  Al-Arabiya On the first day of the Eid el-Fitr celebrations, Cairo’s Nile River promenade’s sidewalks were crowded, and packed with young boys on the prowl. The few women on the streets were huddled in packs, braving the Eid holiday known for its rampant sexual …

Saudi Arabia’s Haifa al Mansour Fears Rise of Islamic Conservatives May Impact … Hollywood ReporterGrowing up as the eighth child in a family of 12 “from the same father and the same mother,” Mansour lived in a tiny village in Saudi Arabia, a territory where women cannot drive, vote or work with men and where movie theaters don’t exist.

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No significant progress made towards women representation in politics Ghana News Agency Tamale, – No significant progress has been made towards improving women representation in political decision-making since the institution of the district level elections 16 years ago, Mr Mohammed Alhassan Awal, Director of Northern Sector …

Taking women as running mates is no achievement – ActionAid Ghana Business News She explained that the minimum acceptable levels at which the country could pat itself on the back was to give 30 per cent representation to women at all levels of decision making in the country, stressing that women constituted more than 51 per cent …

Women’s Vulnerability in Public Service AllAfrica.com Now, a lot of constitutional issues are raised by this policy. The policy is not only illogical, it is unconstitutional and offends the principles of Nigerian family law. It has been used over the years by men to manipulate and negotiate women out of …

Women lose out in Sierra Leone election New Internationalist (blog) Had the Gender Equality Bill been passed, it would have mandated that there be 30-per-cent representation of women in the legislature. In this week’s election, even if all the female candidates are elected, which appears unlikely, women would only make …

Training to build up more women in politics and governance held Davao Today DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Grassroots women wishing to enter politics and be a community leader were given a skills training Wednesday at the Felis Resort in Davao City. The Working for Empowerment and Good Governance Institute, Inc.

Despite Mao’s feminism, women still in the minority The Independent One in five of the world’s women live in China but anyone looking for female representation in the new Standing Committee, the nation’s apex of power, will be searching in vain. Despite Chairman Mao’s notion that “anything men can do, women can do too …

Women Are ‘Pretty Scenery’ at the 18th National Congress of the Communist … VICE For me, the most interesting story to come out of this week’s 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China isn’t the seven bland men who claimed the reins of power for the next ten years. It’s the women, the lack of women, and the portrayal … (Photo: Uncredited)

China’s Politburo has more women, is younger – but barely Reuters Wang Yang, Guangdong party boss, and Li Yuanchao, party organisation head, were among Politburo members whose standing committee hopes were stymied, though they remain contenders for spots at the next party congress in five years. Among China’s …

NDI hosts a conference on women’s involvement in politics Messenger.ge The National Democratic Institute (NDI) hosted a conference called “Win with Women: Strengthen Political Parties” at the Tbilisi Marriott Hotel on November 15th. The main topics of the conference were women’s role in Georgian politics and those …

Labor’s rising vote grinds to a halt The Australian Financial Review A breakdown of trends by voter suggests female voters remain more supportive of Labor and Ms Gillard. The government’s primary vote among women is at 36 per cent and among men 31 per cent. The Coalition is attracting 49 per cent of male voters and 40 …

Labour conference debates leadership TVNZ Labour’s 96th conference, which kicked off in Auckland yesterday and ends tomorrow, is an opportunity for MPs and delegates to vote on broad and significant reforms to Labour’s constitution. Topics of debate have included the role of women in the party …

Labour’s annual conference underway Newstalk ZB Women are set to to take a greater role in the workings of the Labour Party. Members have amended rules for local electorate committee representation at the party’s annual conference today. After some debate delegates have decide at least half an …

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