Gender and Politics in the media

Mauritius Quadruples Levels Of Women In Local Government, Soft targets of election violence

Women, youth key to Gujarat election outcome Livemint According to analysts, census towns in the state are under the influence of urban areas and may mimic their voting pattern, which in turn may work in the favour of the BJP.

Egyptian women claim judge barred them from voting San Antonio Express Supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans as one holds up the Quran, Islam’s hold book, during a demonstration after the Friday prayer, in Cairo, Egypt. Opposing sides in Egypt’s political crisis were staging …

Group of Christian women banned from voting in Egypt’s referendum Al-Arabiya A group of Egypt’s Christian women voters were banned on Saturday in Cairo’s Nasr City from casting their ballot in a disputed constitutional referendum, an Al Arabiya correspondent and AFP reported. Nasr City was the scene of mass rallies last night …

Imran for genuine women representation The News International LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan Sunday vowed to bring a genuine representation for women in the assembly through direct election. Addressing a seminar on the topic of ‘Justice for Women’ here, Imran Khan said he was against ..

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Africa: Mauritius Quadruples The Level Of Women In Local Government Your Olive Branch Port Louis — Gender Links today congratulated the Prime Minister of Mauritius Navin Ramgoolam as well as the Minister of Local Government, Louis Herve Aimee for the four fold increase of women in local government in the 2-9 December local elections.

Soft targets of election violence The Standard Digital News The UN Women wants the elections body to ensure they deliver elections that are not only free and fair, but secure for both male and female aspirants. Political experts stress that the onus is on political parties to involve more women in their leadership.

2012 Election Showed Single Women Avoiding GOP Huffington Post DENVER — Sara Stevenson spends her working hours surrounded by Republicans, namely the married men who work alongside her in a Denver oil and gas firm company. But after hours and on weekends, she usually spends her time with other single …

South Florida to promote female representation in the corporate world Examiner.com  According to WEL and 2020 Women on Boards, 14.6% of US Corporate Boards are made up of women. A major goal of these nationwide meetings is to increase this female representation to at least 20% by the year 2020. More specifically, this percentage is …

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