Women’s rights in Pakistan, Women and Activists Lament Japan’s Election Outcome

How One Women’s Rights Group Is Betting On Facebook in 2013 techPresident Unless you’re a woman who’s experienced reproductive health issues, you’d probably never heard of the term “transvaginal ultrasound” until last February, when Virginia’s lawmakers considered enacting a rule that would have made them mandatory for …

Civil society seeks radical reforms to promote voting by women The News International ISLAMABAD: A nationwide coalition of 30 Pakistani civil society organisations, working together to promote electoral and democratic accountability in Pakistan, has recommended that no election result should be announced in any constituency where women …

Women and Activists Lament Japan’s Election Outcome Inter Press Service Youth and feminist organisations who had campaigned vigorously for better environmental protections, labour equality and the upholding of regional peace ahead of the elections, expressed frustration about Sunday’s outcome, lamenting that the victorious …

Hands off the reserved seats for women, please The Express Tribune If it is true that in some areas, it is not possible for women to contest elections in general, how will they contest direct elections for reserved seats? This is a highly impractical, if not downright contradictory, stance. Most women will not be able …

Women’s rights in Pakistan: NGOs compile report to show the ‘real’ picture The Express Tribune KARACHI: Nearly two dozen NGOs launched a “shadow” report on Tuesday to disclose the condition of women’s rights in the country. Earlier, the government submitted a similar report to the United Nations ahead of the Convention on the Elimination of all …

ZNWL launches fund to push women to Parliament Times of Zambia Ms Likando explained that election campaigns are not easy, especially for femalecandidates, many of whom she said were still highly financially indebted because of financial resources which they borrowed. “I had to borrow K80 million from micro …

Kay Bailey Hutchison, in Senate farewell, says record number of women will … PolitiFact Hutchison, a Republican, added that while she’s leaving the 100-member body, she departs knowing that “January will see the greatest number of female senators in our nation’s history.” Is that right? By email, Hutchison spokesman Tom Flanagin pointed …

Mikulski to lead Senate Appropriations Committee Baltimore Sun Mikulski has served on the Appropriations Committee since she joined the Senate in 1987 — a rare assignment for a freshman member. Now the most senior woman in Congress, Mikulski has a reputation for fiery oratory on the floor and for a persistent …

Year of the Woman: Private Parts and Political Parties Huffington Post This year, the “gender gap” and the “women’s vote” dominated the electoral conversation, at least from the moment Todd Akin uttered the phrase “legitimate rape” in the Missouri Senate race. Indeed, it is notable that President Obama won 55 percent of …

 

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