World: Gender equality in higher education must become a global priority. South Sudan’s SPLM increases women representation to 35%

Gender equality in higher education must become a global priority The Guardian Around one in five UK university professors are female. … the number of women working at the top level of academia or in senior university management …

Babiera: Women’s struggle not just for gender equality Sun.Star MORE than the issue that women struggle for equality in terms of opportunities and rights in a patriarchal society, like the Philippines, is their humanity, Misamis Oriental Vice Governor Norris Babiera said in his speech last Friday, as world …

South Sudan’s SPLM increases women representation to 35% Sudan Tribune March 9, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s ruling party has said it intends to increase the mandatory percentage of women in the SPLM from 25% to 35% in order to empowering women so that in the future they will be able to compete with men on an equal basis.

Nadra asks women to register as voters The News International This number does not include female voters’ data of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir because of a separate election commission.“Nadra encourages its female employees to take part in all departmental activities and raise their voice against …

Gender Equality Public Education Campaign Launched Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service The National Policy for Gender Equality will: reduce all forms of gendered discrimination and promote greater gender equality and social justice; strengthen institutional mechanisms and develop the skills and tools required to mainstream gender in …

Women call the shots in Jhabua district Jagran Post Besides these two, there are a number of other women occupying important posts in the district. These include Women and Child Development Officer Neelu Bhatt, Sub-Divisional Officer (Police) Rachna Bhadoria, traffic in-charge Deepmala Dharu, District…

Haiti – Politic : Women in Politics, Haiti far ahead the OAS countries Haitilibre.com The Minister Mézile highlighted the strong participation of women in public andpolitical life, that “major advances are observed” emphasizing in her speech, the logic of strengthening of the principle of equality between women/men, but also the…

VP Mujuru Calls for Representation By Women of Substance AllAfrica.com Speaking to journalists yesterday on the occasion of the International Women’s Day in Harare yesterday, VP Mujuru said it was important to have representation of such women in Parliament because that is where laws are discussed. “We do not need …

Female candidates faced big obstacles in concluded polls The Standard Digital News (press release)  (blog) Three other nominated MPs from the Tenth Parliament: Rachel Shebesh, Maison Leshomo and Amina Abdalla played safe by contesting the women representative seat where they maintained their guard in Nairobi, Samburu and Mandera counties while the …

Fine Gael headhunts election prospects Irish Examiner A senior party source also confirmed Fine Gael is identifying female candidates for the localelections ahead of the introduction of a quota system in the next general election. “We hope to identify women through the locals who’ll go on to run in the …

GOP hearts women? Chicago Tribune The longer the GOP delayed on a law designed to protect women from violence, the more fodder it handed the Democrats, who never hesitate to argue that the GOP is disconnected from female voters. The Senate approved the measure last month in an …

How conservative women are saving the GOP The Week Magazine We conservatives have a problem. Meet a young voter, a minority voter, or a single woman voter, and odds are, they ticked the president’s name on their ballot last November. This is the Republican disconnect from demographic reality. And it’s deadly.

10 impressive conservative women Red Alert Politics In honor of International Women’s Day, the women of Red Alert Politics put together a short list of conservative women who have inspired us. These women have paved the way for us to succeed in a male-dominated world and are true examples of women

Politics wrap – coverage of the politics gender debate: March 6, 2013 Sydney Morning Herald 11:23am: Today we bring you a short form of the Pulse where we’ll cover a debate about gender politics at the National Press Club in Canberra between the Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek, and the deputy Opposition leader, Julie Bishop.

NGO demends representation of Fata women The News International PESHAWAR: The Fata Civil Society Network has asked the government to give proper representation to tribal women in parliament and provincial assemblies by taking proactive steps for provision of adequate facilities to internally displaced persons (IDPs …

Gender Policy and APC Constitution, By Nigerian Women Trust Fund Premium Times (press release)
“If the constitution of a political party is gender sensitive, there will be fair representation of womenin party leadership”. It was announced during the inauguration of the APC constitution drafting committee, a week ago, that the constitution for …

Women politicians call for increased participation Jakarta Post As many as 14 women politicians from Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, the Philippines and Timor Leste called for bigger and better female political representation and participation in Southeast Asia. The call was made during the regional Women’s …

Women still under-representation in Parliament The Nation Aurat Foundation and Democracy Reporting International (DRI) identified areas where Pakistan is not compliant with the requirements for political participation of womenprotected under the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Again

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