Gender and Politics in the media

World: Arab Spring revolutions don’t reach women, The men supporting women’s rights, Lawmakers Demand End to Gender Based Violence

The men supporting women’s rights The Guardian In a society where men often fail to support their own families, Stanley Nhlangothi could be seen as an unlikely advocate for women’s rights. He has been running a care centre, New Image Rover Crew, providing health and psychological support to vulnerable women, children and orphans in the township of KwaThema, since 1996. He set up the project but three others soon joined, all of whom are male.

Women’s rights fall by the wayside during Arab Spring Deutsche Welle In the aftermath of the political upheavals in the Arab world, women’s rights have largely fallen by the wayside. Human rights organizations are concerned that gender equality has actually taken a step backward.

Arab Spring revolutions don’t reach women Deutsche Welle In the aftermath of the political upheavals in the Arab world, women’s rights have largely fallen by the wayside. Human rights organizations are concerned that gender equality has actually taken a step backward. They stood at the forefront of the popular protests in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Habib Bourghiba Avenue in Tunis and Martyrs’ Square in Tripoli. During the so-called “Arab Spring,” women successfully fought side by side with men for a democratic new beginning. Yet the fruits of their labor have not been harvested. “We have observed with concern an increase in sexual assaults against women in public places as well as the veiling of women,” Dagmar Schumacher, the head of  the UN Women’s bureau in Brussels, told DW.

UN asks countries to spell commitments on gender-based violence Times of India MUMBAI: As we observe the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Sunday, the United Nations agency promoting gender equality urged governments across countries to spell out specific commitments to end violence against …

Concern over decline in women voters Assam Tribune Concern over decline in women voters. Correspondent HAILAKANDI, Nov 24 – The Divisional Commissioner of Hills and Barak Valley, Dr Arij Ahmed has expressed serious concern over the decline of women voters in Hailakandi district.

Gujarat Assembly Polls 2012: EC’s new icons Saina Nehwal, Mary Kom Zee News In a bid to boost the low voter turnout, the election commission has launched Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP), as part of which messages released by the national icons help encourage voter participation. A survey conducted by EC in Gujarat shows that women electorate lags behind when it comes to voting, the director general said. 

Lawmakers Demand End to Gender Based Violence Parliament “pledges, with men’s participation, to keep on playing its role in mobilising the Rwandan Community as to the understanding of the concept of gender equality and the fight against Gender Based Violence the women and girls are subjected to…

High Court to heat female representation petition Jerusalem Post The High Court of Justice is due to hear a petition on Monday criticizing the lack of female representation on the commission for appointing Rabbinical Court judges. In its response to the petition, the state said last Wednesday that the attorney …

Galloway: Will new laws just mask the reality of gender inequality? The passage last week of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 has been lauded as a significant improvement on its predecessor, the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999. The new legislation, as the title implies, focuses on gender ..

Boardroom gender equality 35 years away Women hold more directorships in our biggest listed companies than two years ago, but boardroomgender equality is still 35 years away at current improvement rates, the Human Rights Commission says. The commission’s latest Census of Women’s …

Exercise your franchise carefully – Second Lady tells women Ghana Business News Mrs Matlida Amissah-Arthur, wife of the Vice President, on Friday called on women to exercise their franchise in the December elections in order to elect candidates that would advance their aspirations. She made the call when addressing representatives ..

No significant progress made towards women representation in politics – Group Ghana Business News 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 Action Awareness Center ..

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