Gender and Politics in the media

Long road to gender equality in Afghanistan, NGOs use theatre to promote gender equality in Myanmar

US Pledges Support of Women’s Issues in Darfur AllAfrica.com On 20 December 2012, Radio Dabanga interviewed Ambassador Verveer, who is the United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues since April 2009. The Office of Global Women’s Issues works to promote stability, peace, and …

Column: Why US needs to ratify women’s rights treaty USA TODAY One of the distinguishing features of American foreign policy is its claim of moral authority in the field of human rights. Our politicians regularly cite America as a beacon of freedom and as a champion of the cause of human dignity across the globe …

Female foeticide, gender equality to be part of school curriculum The Hindu The new course on human rights and gender studies, to be included in the next academic year by the Central Board of Secondary Education, is intended to make students aware of the ways in which gender is “taken for granted,” the implication of gender in …

 

Changing cultural ideas about women begins with early childhood education. isafmedia

The long road to gender equality in Afghanistan The Conversation It is essential that a schooling philosophy of firm gender equality be pursued, eroding current male-dominated cultural values and behaviour. All post-schooling aspects of Afghan life – economic opportunities, political participation, marriage rights …

NGOs use theatre to promote gender equality in Myanmar Myanmar Times Peer educators lead a theatre performance designed to improve awareness of issues such as gender, sex and reproductive health in Kayin Seik village, Thanlyin township January 2012. (Ma Ning/The Myanmar Times). Foreign organisations are using …

PM urges women’s full engagement in elections Petra News Agency Amman, Jan 6 (Petra) — The “golden or magic box” were buzzwords Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour emphasised as he urged women’s full engagement in upcoming parliamentary elections during a meeting on Sunday with the Jordanian National …

Indians Support Gender Equality But Still Give Men Edge in Workplace, Higher … The Pew Global Attitudes Project Fully 92% of Indians said that women should have equal rights with men. But when asked specifically which gender should take priority in the workplace during tough times or in higher education, attitudes in India are less supportive of gender equality …

How to Increase Female Participation in Elections AllAfrica.com Although the Supreme Court ruled that the one-third minimum gender requirement can only be achieved progressively, all is not lost since voters can decide the fate of women by electing more of those who will offer their candidature in the forthcoming …

Mentor Women for Political Office AllAfrica.com Zimbabwe will this year hold its second harmonised elections. As such, Zimbabweans will be choosing who will represent them for the coming five years. Although no dates have been set for the elections, the declaration has already set the elective …

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