Gender and Politics in the media

World: ‘Woman’s Voice’ encourages Kuwaiti citizens to vote, Mugabe targets women votes, African Women Lawmakers Want Higher Representation

‘Woman’s Voice’ encourages Kuwaiti citizens to vote – ‘Participating in … Kuwait Times A group of Kuwaiti women coalitions called ‘Woman’s Voice’ decided to make collective effort and organized an awareness festival titled ‘Participating in Building Kuwait’ to encourage citizens to vote in the Dec 1 elections. The event was held …

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Call for ensuring women’s right to vote in elections The Nation ISLAMABAD – In order to discuss the role and responsibilities of the government, political parties, media, lawyers and civil society in ensuring women’s right to vote in coming general elections, Aurat Foundation organised a focussed group discussion …

Vote for the women Haaretz (Registration required) This is the heyday of female leadership in Israeli politics. The election of Shelly Yacimovich to head the Labor Party, Zahava Gal-On to head Meretz and Tzipi Livni’s declaration to run on January 22 as head of her new party Hatnuah have created a new …

Has progress on gender equality reversed? Full Fact Analysing and assessing the state of gender equality in today’s Britain can trigger a severe spell of cognitive dissonance. Depending on which report or account you read, you may be led to believe that the glass ceiling has long been shattered, or …

Paying the price of equality Lawyers Weekly The new law to improve equal pay and opportunities for women in the workplace will place increased pressure on law firms to address gender equality issues, according to experts. Mark Sant (pictured), head of Gadens’ employment and safety practice, has …

Guj Poll: It’s a ‘taboo’ for women to contest elections? Oneindia Why only 16 women candidates have been fielded by political parties for phase one of the Gujarat Assembly Elections 2012? The answer, according to Gujarat Mahila Federation (GMF) President Ila Pathak, an organisation working for …

88-year-old Mugabe targets women votes Zim Diaspora HARARE – President Robert Mugabe is stepping up his re-election drive ahead of Zimbabwe’s watershed elections making strides to appeal to a key pool of swing voters made up of women. Mugabe remains confident he can win another term, and is …

African Women Lawmakers Want Higher Representation AllAfrica.com African women lawmakers on Wednesday robustly pushed for strategies that will see more women supported to assume leadership roles on the continent. They also hailed Rwanda for being an African “miracle” and exemplary in promoting women …

New reforms to tackle gender inequality Sky News Australia A package of reforms aimed at reducing gender inequality in the workforce has cleared the Senate. Labor frontbencher Penny Wong said the reforms were ‘significant’ and would tackle gender inequality across the board, for men and women, in all …

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