Davos: Women leaders call for gender equality. UN: Countries with greater gender equality more competitive, grow faster. ‘Our unconscious resistance to gender equality is promoting this decadence in our society.’

Why Aren’t Women Voting for Women? Huffington Post Many reports still show that female voters remain reluctant to vote for a woman. In an AP analysis of data from the 2006 American National Election Study Pilot Test, researchers found that when it came to selecting a candidate for president, gender …

A woman wearing a mask joins hundreds of people as they form a human chain denouncing all forms of violence against women during a protest in the Moroccan city of Rabat on December 8 2012. (AFP)

Morocco takes a step towards gender equality Mail & Guardian Online The kingdom was shocked in March 2012 by the suicide of Amina Filali (16) who was forced to marry the man who violated her. For him it was a way under Article 475 of the country’s penal code to remain a free man. On Monday, the country’s Islamist government expressed its backing for a Bill to repeal this section of the law. The justice ministry has also said it supports a proposal by Parliament to alter the article that states the rape of a minor is punishable by several years in prison unless the victims and their aggressor wed.

Gender equality must be a national goal: President Newstrack India New Delhi, Saying brutalisation of a woman was akin to wounding the “soul of our civilisation”, President Pranab Mukherjee said gender equality for every Indian woman has to be a “national commitment” and the government has to work with …

Countries with greater gender equality are more comprtitive and grow faster – UN spyghana.com The UN Women 2011-2012 report , made available to the GNA in Accra, said since women’s role would be fundamental, UN would continue to champion women’s empowerment and gender equality as central to all solutions and successes. It said women …

Women leaders want more representation in Davos Mail & Guardian Online “Only the leaders of the world are here and women are represented far too little worldwide in positions of leadership,” complained the minister, 54, a close ally of Merkel and sometimes touted as a possible successor. “Women are brilliantly educated …

Davos: Women leaders call for gender equality CBS Moneywatch Davos: Women leaders call for gender equality. Play CBS News Video. (MoneyWatch) Talk about shattering the glass ceiling. A panel today in Davos, Switzerland, on “women in economic decision-making” featured the most powerful women in attendance at …

How Sheryl Sandberg rescued gender equality in Davos Macleans.ca One of the main themes at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting this year is gender equality—and the big talk about that happened today. Walking into the room this morning, you’d have been entirely justified in keeping your expectations low.

ECB lacks legitimacy, transparency and gender equality PublicServiceEurope.com Devoid of democratic oversight, after all, how can the ECB be considered legitimate? Related to this question of legitimacy is an appalling attitude to gender equality that characterises the bank’s board. While MEPs rejected a recent appointment for a …

What it takes to achieve gender equality Free Malaysia Today No country, however, has yet achieved a full measure of gender equality. While women bear the most direct costs of this persistent inequality, the progress of all facets of human society is hindered as half of the world’s population is held back from …

Gender Equality: European Commission refers the Netherlands to the Court EU News According to the EU Gender Equality Directive, employees coming back from maternity, adoption or parental leave are entitled to return to their job or to an equivalent post. EU rules also specify that the employee will also benefit from any improvement ..

Danish gender equality laws extended to haircuts IceNews Denmark’s laws on gender equality have been extended into the country’s barbershops and beauty salons. Last month saw the country’s Board of Equal Treatment rule in favour of a female salon customer that filed a complaint because the …

Unconscious resistance to gender equality must stop Rising Kashmir (press release) People are demanding  that men charged with domestic violence should be terminated from their jobs to send a strong signal to these perpetrators. The setting up of Refuge Shelters and counselling centres for victims of domestic violence have been found effective in developed nations. Authorities should also provide free legal aid to unemployed victims of domestic violence to help them to pursue abusers through the legal system. There is an immediate need to raise awareness in people about attributes of a civilised citizen in the 21st century. This awareness needs to be imparted in all settings including family, schools, community centres, religious centres and work places. Our unconscious resistance to gender equality is promoting this decadence in our society.

Transforming women into equal citizens The Express Tribune The most obvious reason that these women are not registered to vote is that the electoral roll is tied to the NADRA system, and in many parts of the country, women are less likely than men to have signed up for a computerised NIC. It is not uncommon …

Women’s rights is more than Clinton’s issue Washington Post Melanne Verveer winces, ever so slightly, to hear women’s rights described as Hillary Clinton’s signature issue. This reaction is rather odd since (1) it is indisputable that this is the secretary of state’s priority and (2) Verveer serves as her …

Women Navigate Political Minefield in Kenya Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Jan 25 2013 (IPS) – Few women in Kenya harbour illusions of entering politics. Blatant discrimination, threats and intimidations, an uneven playing field and a largely unsympathetic public have turned electoral politics into a veritable …

Women, Representation, and Politics in Egypt Council on Foreign Relations (blog) The new draft law for parliamentary elections gives additional cause for concern about female representation. In the now dissolved former 508-member lower house of parliament, only eight women were elected. Parties were required to include at least one …

Neuharth: Women a big factor in new Congress USA TODAY With President Obama’s re-inauguration for a second term, it’s important to focus on the members of Congress with whom he’ll have to work. Women are the biggest new factor. They now hold 98 of the 535 U.S. Senate and House seats. Still not enough.

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