Gender and Politics in the media

World: Merkel’s Passive Gender Equality Policy Could Backfire, AU Bosses forced to reveal gender pay gap, Najib urges people to continue championing women’s rights

Merkel’s Passive Gender Equality Policy Could Backfire Spiegel Online Angela Merkel has been a disappointment to many women conservatives, having failed to push strongly for gender equality during her seven years as chancellor. Now, female members of her Christian Democrats are beginning to openly defy her passive…

Government to enact landmark gender equality in workplace law ARNnet The Australian Government has introduced a new law to improve equal pay and opportunities for women in the workplace, passing the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. The law focuses on fostering gender equality at workplace, equal pay between …

New reforms to tackle gender inequality Herald Sun Labor frontbencher Penny Wong said the reforms were “significant” and would tackle gender inequality across the board, for men and women, in all workplaces. Senator Wong said closing the gap between male and female workforce participation could boost …

Bosses forced to reveal inequality in laws targeting gender pay gap Penrith Star COMPANIES will have to report how many women they employ and how much they earn compared to their male colleagues as part of a ”ground-breaking” federal government attempt to close thegender pay gap. From April next year, businesses with more …

Bosses forced to reveal inequality in laws targeting gender pay gap Sydney Morning Herald Minister for the Status of Women Julie Collins said the reporting would ”go a long way to promoting the cultural change necessary to create true gender equality in our workplaces”. Aspects of the legislation were contested by business representatives…

PNG women MPs defer support for reserved seats Radio New Zealand International Last year, parliament passed a bill to set up 22 reserved seats for women, but enabling legislation was not passed in time for this year’s election, in which three women were elected to the 111 seat parliament. The matter is still listed on Parliament …

PM hints at possible women quota for general elections Independent Daily The Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam announced more women in parliament for the next general election, hinting at a possible extension of the quota rule for the general elections. He made the statement on Wednesday at Balaclava during the official …

Women to Take Government to Court Over Post Election Atrocities AllAfrica.com Victims of sexual and gender based violence for atrocities experienced after the 2007 elections will take the government to court. Rachel Muthonga from the Physicians for Human Rights says they want reparation for the victims. She says government needs …

Najib urges people to continue championing women’s rights New Straits Times KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak urged Malaysians to continue championing the rights of women and take the necessary steps to eliminate all forms of violence against women. “I make this plea, not only as a politician, but as a …

Justin Trudeau-led Liberals would win election backed by women, middle-aged … National Post If an election were held today, a Liberal party led by Justin Trudeau would win a strong minority government from Canadians while the NDP would tumble to a distant third, a new poll suggests

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