World: Punjab women’s issues: ‘Those buying acid must identify themselves’. Female Afghan MP Fawzia Koofi to run in prez elections

The speakers said action should be taken against those who sold acid without seeing proof of identity. PHOTO: FILE

National Review Blogger Calls for Repeal of Women’s Suffrage Raw Story Thanks to Donkeylicious for bringing this to my attention. Michael Walsh of National Review Online called for the termination of women’s right to vote last week:

 Nevertheless, you’re on to something I’ve been advocating for years now. And that is the repeal of all four of the so-called “Progressive Era” amendments, including the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th, which were passed between 1911 and 1920.

Women’s issues: ‘Those buying acid must identify themselves’ The Express Tribune The Punjab government has banned unregulated sale of sulphuric acid to control acid crime, Adviser to the Chief Minister Begun Zakiya Shahnawaz said on Wednesday. She was presiding over a consultation What Kind of Pakistan do Women Want, organised by the Aurat Foundation where participants said that acid should not be sold without proper identification. Some speakers suggested that customers should be required by law to submit a copy of their national identity card before they were sold.

BBC News – What women want from Italy election bbc.co.uk Ahead of Italy’s general election women voters discuss how they want their country to change …

Girl Power: The Case for Women in Politics Huffington Post (blog) One of the main reasons why there is a persistent gender gap in politics is simply because women are not encouraged to participate as often as men are. A study conducted by the Women and Politics Institute found that women are just as likely to respond …

Women who made the civil rights movement … Video on NBCNews.com Melissa Harris-Perry visits the “Freedom Sisters” exhibit at the …

Hey Politico, Women’s Issues Matter Daily Beast Is Politico joining the Hillary-disrespecting ranks of The New York Post? In an article published Thursday, the wonk site suggested that the women’s issues Clinton pursued during her tenure as secretary of State were on the scale of “smaller …

Saratok BN wants a woman candidate coming polls The Borneo Post KUCHING: Several members of Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties in Saratok yesterday voiced out their wish for the BN to field more women candidates in the coming general election. Nasir Manap from PBB, Hossin Sulaiman and Cr Lim Kieng Huat …

Women’s Low Representation Overlooked in Myanmar Reforms World Politics Review Zin Mar Aung, a former political prisoner in Myanmar who is now a candidate for the country’s 2015 parliamentary elections and an activist for women’s rights, was in Washington on Tuesday to raise awareness about the continuing underrepresentation of …

Only two women candidates in Nagaland Assembly election Indian Express Only two women are contesting the February 23 Assembly elections in Nagaland where women comprise around 49 per cent of the electorate in the state. Nagaland has a total electorate of 11,93,438, out of which male voters are 6,03,933 and female voters …

Female Afghan MP Fawzia Koofi to run in presidential elections MetroNews Canada There are two Afghanistans, old and new. The old Afghanistan was the front line of the war on terror, manned by thousands of western soldiers fighting to prop up the government in Kabul and bankrolled by billions of dollars in aid money. But the war’s …

Cash, sexism and violence keep women out of Kenyan politics Chicago Tribune There women have pushed through reforms granting them equal inheritance, property and citizenship rights. The lack of women in Kenyan politics, critics say, means women’s and children’s rights rarely get a proper hearing in the rowdy parliamentary …

Post-election rape survivors sue Kenyan government IRINnews.org The report attributes this to “low status of women in society, patriarchal values and power structures focused on male dominance, discriminatory institutions and implementation of laws, [and] the absence of a legal framework on intimate partner …

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