Gender and Politics in the media

World: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood: 10 Reasons Women’s Rights Are Bad. Gender Equality in the Arab World

Female bosses pay more attention to gender equality The Tokyo Times Women who work as supervisors tend to pay more attention to gender equality in the workplace compared to their male counterparts, according to a survey by a labor ministry-affiliated think tank released on Tuesday. 91.7 percent of female department

Missing Voices: Gender Equality in the Arab World World Bank Group A new World Bank report, Opening Doors: Gender Equality and Development in the Middle East and North Africa, identifies a whole set of economic, legal and cultural hurdles that have kept the region’s women out of public life and out of the labor market.

Seminar emphasises on ‘gender equality’ in Pakistan Pakistan Daily Times Seminar emphasises on ‘gender equality’ in Pakistan. Islamabad: Speakers at a seminar on ‘Gender Equality’ on Thursday emphasised that collective efforts are needed for the promotion of gender equality in Pakistan. The seminar was organised by the …

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Offers 10 Reasons Why Women’s Rights Are A Bad Idea Business Insider The upcoming U.N. vote to ratify the declaration titled “End Violence against Women” has rankled Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, so much so that they released an official statement on their English language website…The rights they don’t want to see include:

1. Granting girls full sexual freedom, as well as the freedom to decide their own gender and the gender of their partners (ie, choose to have normal or homo- sexual relationships), while raising the age of marriage.

2. Providing contraceptives for adolescent girls and training them to use those, while legalizing abortion to get rid of unwanted pregnancies, in the name of sexual and reproductive rights.

3. Granting equal rights to adulterous wives and illegitimate sons resulting from adulterous relationships.

Egypt Muslim Brotherhood blasts UN women document U.S. News & World Report The text of the document has not been published because negotiations are continuing, regarding how to address sexual violence and rights of women to control their sexuality as well as sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Egypt’s Brotherhood blasts UN women’s document Yahoo! News (blog) Discussions of women’s issues in Egypt, and in the Muslim world at large, are traditionally buried in debates over Islamic laws and whether their interpretations are compatible with demands for more personal freedoms.

Egypt’s Brotherhood calls UN women’s rights doc ‘deceitful’ The Times of Israel Egyptian woman activists chant slogans while taking part in a protest against sexual harassment and against the Islamist dominated Shura Council blaming women for the attacks against them, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Song Xiuyan on how to enhance gender equality “The 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) stated explicitly China’s adherence to the basic national policy of equality between men and women, which was an important milestone in the development history of women,”

Voting Will Change the Lives of Zimbabwe’s Women Inter Press Service MOUNT DARWIN, Zimbabwe, Mar 15 2013 (IPS) – “Ten reasons why women must vote ‘Yes’ for the draft constitution…” says the Constitution Select Committee’s campaign radio jingle that plays over the airwaves in a grocer’s store at Mukumbura border post …

Five Per Cent Women MPs to Represent Kenyan Women Aspirations “So far according to our estimates, it is about seven per cent of women for the senate, seven per cent for the county assembly, and only three per cent for women governor candidates,” said Ms Monika Izydorczyk, a member of the EU observer mission.

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