Gender and Politics in the media

World: Israeli-Arab female politician urges Arab citizens to vote. Women and politics in the Turks & Caicos. Woman among first four names on Egypt electoral lists.

Women and politics in the Turks & Caicos The Freeport News Women are not treated equally in politics, former Minister of Health Karen Delancy said as she addressed the Post Election Seminar in Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos. Looking back at the history of the Turks & Caicos ministerial government which began in …

Israeli-Arab female politician urges Arab citizens to vote in Israel’s elections The Guardian In the past four years, Haneen Zoabi has been threatened, spat at, manhandled, accused of being a terrorist and subjected to attempts to expel or disqualify her from the Israeli parliament. The vilification of the feisty Israeli-Arab politician comes …

INSIGHT: Women in Politics in Saudi Arabia Middle East Voices INSIGHT: Women in Politics in Saudi Arabia The announcement did not occur in a vacuum. Before now, some women served in an advisory capacity, but not as full members, on the committee. In 2011, King Abdullah, known for relatively moderate …

We should not view women’s issues in isolation: Thoraya Obaid Saudi Gazette According to Obaid, it is very important to look into social issues, including women’s issues from a cultural point of view as this resonates with human rights agreements to which the Kingdom is a party. Obaid said: “When Kofi Annan, the former …

Egyptian women line up out side a polling center in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. (Photo: AP)

Woman among first four names on Egypt electoral lists Ahram Online The Shura Council approved in its Wednesday session an article in the elections law that stipulates that women must be included amongst the first four candidates on any given electoral list in the upcoming parliamentary elections expected in April …

Cong Chintan Shivir focuses on women’s issues Firstpost Jaipur: The Congress’ brainstorming session, Chintan Shivir, will dwell on strategy in the 2014 general elections but women’s empowerment will be a key issue too, party leader B K Hariprasad told reporters. “Different issues will be discussed and …

Schools focus on gender equality Times of India KOCHI: The Delhi gang rape that shocked the nation has prompted city schools to urgently include gender sensitization as part of the curriculum. The move comes even as the human resource development (HRD) ministry is toying with the idea of including…

Call for gender equality Fiji Times THE Ministry of Women will soon be dispatching a team of officials to rural areas around the country to carry out awareness of gender equality and women-related issues. Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty …

Starting the conversation about women’s rights in Saskatoon News Talk 650 CKOM Women from across Saskatchewan are coming together in Saskatoon for the “SaskatchewanWomen’s Forum 2013: Connecting Voices for Change.” Roughly 18 different organizations will meet up to talk about the issues women face each day. “Women in …

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