Gender and Politics in the media

Pakistan: A deadly fight for rights. Namibia’s Political Parties Not Ready For Women Leadership

Islamic Countries Prioritize Gender Equality Prensa Latina United Nations, Dec 6 The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) announced on Thursday its member countries” decision to give priority to issues related to gender equality and justice and empowerment of women. The decision is included in the final statement of the Fourth Ministerial Conference of that organization of states, devoted to the role of women in development, ending on Thursday in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital.

Pakistani supporters of the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) hold photographs of Pakistan’s child activist Malala Yousafzai as they stand alongside burning candles during a ceremony to mark ‘Malala Day’ in Karachi on November 10, 2012. (RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan: A deadly fight for rights GlobalPost As Farida Afridi, 25, walked to work from her house in Peshawar, two men on motorcycles stopped her, drew their guns and opened fire. She was hit five times in her chest and head. That was July. Today, police have no suspects. Afridi’s family has given up hope that authorities will make any arrests. Her father says her death came as no surprise. “We all warned her about this many, many times,” he said.Afridi started a nonprofit that organized seminars on female empowerment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan’s rural northwest region.

West Africa Women’s Delegation to Observe Elections An eight-member group of the West Africa Women’s Election Observation (WAWEO), led by Nobel Laureate Leyman Gbowee of Liberia, has arrived in the country to observe the 2012 general elections. The team, consists of eminent women who are experts in …

Commonwealth Observer Group Bemoans Low Number of Women in Politics The Commonwealth Observer Group has expressed concern about the low number of women contesting this year’s general election in Ghana. The group is in the country at the invitation of the Electoral Commission to observe Ghana’s 6th elections since …

Namibia’s Political Parties Not Ready For Women Leadership Bernama She stated that although great strides have been made in the political realm, and women’s participation in both the freedom struggle and democratic processes in Namibia had been notable, this has not always translated into equal representation in…

New Model Offered to Battle Low Female Representation Bianet “Current quota practices are not enough for the representation of women in decision-making processes. In election, women always show up at the button of lists. We don’t want that. We want equal representation for equal political, social, cultural and …

Women representation in political life set to rise in Karnataka Times of India BANGALORE: Karnataka has eventually joined the league of many other states in giving 50% representation for women in urban local bodies. The decision would have a far-reaching impact in the state’s electoral politics with urban bodies going to polls …

Union Minister Dr Shashi Tharoor stresses on need for Gender equality in … India Education Diary Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Dr Shashi Tharoor today stressed on need for Gender equality in education. Dr Shashi Tharoor said this while delivering speech at the 18TH Justice Sunanda Bhandare Memorial Lecture on ‘Educating Women—The Quest for Equality’.



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