Gender and Politics in the media

Young African women leaders fight for their rights, Inequality in any form reinforces violence against women

Dec. 7 polls: 28 women elected as MPs Myjoyonline.com The anxiety and uncertain clouds that surrounded the gains of female aspirants in the December polls can now be assuaged as 28 women from nine regions have so far successfully sailed through the just ended keenly contested parliamentary elections.

Young women leaders fight for their rights The Times Group (blog) Young women leaders from eight African countries have asked governments in Southern Africa to amend and harmonise customary and com¬mon laws on child marriage and ensure that the age of marriage for boys and girls age of consent and age of …

Merkel’s Rival Steinbrück Leaves Female Voters Cool Wall Street Journal But support for Mr. Steinbrück among German women is low. Only 22% of women said they would vote for him, according to a November survey by Germany’s Forsa polling institute. It found that 54% of women—who comprise 52% of the electorate—said they …

Inequality in any form reinforces violence against women Net Newsledger Ontario Minister Laurel Broten, the Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues, states, “Inequality in any form reinforces violence against women. And we have seen this result in the sexual exploitation of women through human trafficking and i! n the high number of missing and murdered Aboriginal women across Canada, as just two examples.”

Clark’s lack of popularity with female voters could be election’s defining factor Vancouver Sun When I mentioned recently how the gender gap might be the biggest electoral challenge facing Christy Clark, a colleague from another province jumped to the conclusion that the premier’s problem was with men. You know: Men have a problem with women …

After Hillary Clinton, who will fight for women? Politico Women’s ongoing battle for equal opportunity and rights around the world is one of the biggest moral imperatives of our time. About one-third of women worldwide face violence because of their gender; more than six in 10 of the world’s hungry are women;

POLL: Key Voters Rejected Romney Because Of His Far-Right Stance On … ThinkProgress Early exit polling from last month’s presidential election suggested that majorities of voters in key states support legal access to abortion services, and a new poll released today confirms that women’s health issues were a decisive factor in helping …

The Republican ‘War on Women’ Is Over. Women Lost. Bloomberg Nor does it mean inviting women into the room when the door closes on Capitol Hill. Instead, Republican bosses continued the war by other means, initially failing to choose one woman to run a House committee in the new 113th Congress, as this helpful …

To win, women must have it all MSNBC Celinda Lake, President of Lake Research, told The Cycle hosts that there is a strain of voter thought that reads: “I’ll vote for a man” versus “I’ll vote for a woman if she’s qualified.” Lake says that it’s a question of presentation. From the first …

Campaign Finance is a Women’s Democracy Issue Women’s eNews What if women lead the charge to make campaign finance reform the next great civil rights fight? Two Supreme Court decisions (Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission and, later, American Tradition Partnership v. State of Montana) and an …

Inside Planned Parenthood’s campaign strategy Washington Post (blog) Then the group used algorithms to identify a group of 1 million female voters, largely in swing states, who were particularly receptive to the group’s message. Planned Parenthood got an inkling that reproductive health could be a much bigger issue…

Democratic Rep. makes history as top woman on key committee MSNBC “Our Democratic caucus reflects America; in fact, we have the first majority minority caucus in the congress for the first time. We represent not just women. We represent African Americans, we represent Hispanics, we represent Asians, we represent …

Colbert’s Advice To Republicans: Win More Voters By Focusing On White Male … Mediaite As Colbert notes, in the recent presidential election, Republicans “lost the blacks, the women, young voters, latinos” and “even more surprising, they failed to get 100 percent of the white male vote.” Now that Times Square has turned into a “a Disney …

Fox News ‘War on Men!’ Writer Backpedals … youtube.com Suzanne Venker got a lot of heat for her article on the ‘War on Men’ for Fox News, which was …

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