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Alarming Spike In Gender Inequality In Japan, A Cross-Stitch Visualization of How Women Voted

There Has Been An Alarming Spike In Gender Inequality In Japan Business Insider After 17 years of growing support for gender equality in Japan, there was a dramatic reversal in a survey released yesterday. The share of Japanese who thought wives should stay at home jumped 10.3 percentage points to 51.6 percent between 2009 and…

Korea Poll May Hang on Youth Turnout as Park Seeks Women Votes Bloomberg 12 poll by the Seoul-based Realmeter and JTBC, a cable television affiliate of the JoongAng Ilbo newspaper. The survey of 2,000 respondents had a margin of error of 2.2 percentage points. South Korea by law bans public opinion surveys from being …

Gender Equality Frustrated Ahead of Elections AllAfrica.com Consternation for women’s rights advocates in Kenya as a Supreme Court ruling disregards the newgender parity law ahead of March 2013 elections. On December 11 – the eve of Kenya’s 49th anniversary of independence – the Supreme Court handed …

Young Women Decry Lack of Representation AllAfrica.com YOUNG female politicians from the three main political parties have called upon women to be more aggressive, demand political space, grab opportunities and shun political positions handed over to then on a silver platter. Speaking during a consultative …

Video: Unveiled Women Barred from Voting on Constitution Arutz Sheva Women without veils complained they were not allowed to vote for the new Egyptian anti-secular constitution. Mass protests on Tuesday. Egypt’s opposition is calling for mass protests on Tuesday over alleged polling violations after Islamists backing …

‘Down With Morsi!’: Christians, Women Allege Voter Suppression in Egypt’s Constitution Referendum TheBlaze.com A woman carrying her daughter vents her frustrations to electoral staff as she and others wait to cast their vote during a referendum on the new Egyptian constitution at a polling station on December 15, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt.

Poll: Amsalem more popular than Ovadia Yosef Jerusalem Post In reference to haredi parties not having women on their list, while his has women in the fourth, sixth and ninth slots, Amsalem said “women should be in the Knesset, because no one can represent women’s interests better than a woman.” The Am Shalem …

Aftermath of 2012 election-Gender Perspective Vibe Ghana Before the political parties launched their 2012 manifestoes and election campaigns, they were called upon by civil society organisations including international bodies to ensure that they gave adequate room for women participation in every endeavour …

Justice for Women of Pakistan: Imran Khan opposes reserved seats for women The Express Tribune How can some women be representative of women when they haven’t even contestedelections? In some areas it is not possible for women to contest elections, but political parties should hold elections within their ranks and promote women into higher …

Report on situation of women’s rights launched The News International Providing a comprehensive overview of the situation of women’s rights in Pakistan, the Aurat Foundation launched ‘Pakistan NGO Alternative Report on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)-2012.’ The report, authored by Maliha …

Here Is A Beautiful Cross-Stitch Visualization of How Women Voted In The Last … Jezebel Roopa Vasudevan, a graduate student in New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, used cross-stitch to represent women’s voting patterns in this year’s presidential election. Her work, currently on display in New York, is a series of …

Roopa Vasudevan, Grad Student, Designed Cross-Stitch Patterns That Show … Huffington Post Politics and DIY crafting might not be the most likely of bedfellows, but NYU graduate student Roopa Vasudevan created a project that melds the two. Vasudevan made a series of cross-stitched samplers that illustrate how women voted in the 2012 

WAPO: Senate Better With more Women Fox Business Video The Weekly Standard’s Kelly Jane Torrence discusses whether more womenin the Senate …

Will Chris Christie’s popularity among women last? Washington Post (blog) A new national poll shows Christie outpacing other potential 2016 GOP White House hopefuls among women voters, and state polling shows he’s doing just as well with them back home. One thing that is important to note: Christie’s strong standing with …

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