Gender and Politics in the media

Danes are frontrunners in gender equality. How conservative women are saving the GOP. Why Women’s Issues Are Men’s Issues Too.

French revolution: why is an all-female race for mayor so unusual? The Guardian As things stand, the 2014 mayoral election will be fought by four women. The first female to announce her ambitions for office was Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, 39, considered the Boris Johnson of the group, an ambitious right-winger who enjoys the ..

The Balancing Act | Danes are frontrunners in gender equality The Copenhagen Post Data validates the connection between the active role of men in parenting and gender equality. At about 70 percent, Denmark is one of the countries with the highest employment rates among women in Europe and the OECD countries. According to Eurostat …

Iraq war 10 years on: ‘There is phenomenal violence against women. I hear of … The Guardian I first encountered the campaigner Hanaa Edwar in 2005 while researching the murder of women’s rights campaigners in Iraq by the militias responsible for the worst violence. We met then at her offices in Baghdad, where I sat with a group of women she …

Egypt’s Women Go to Battle Daily Beast So when Ziada heard that the Brotherhood had issued a rebuttal to a recently proposed U.N. declaration condemning violence against women, her reaction was defiant. “I’m not scared of them,” she said. “The women’s rights movement in Egypt is very strong ..

India Ranks Lower Than Pakistan on Gender Equality Wall Street Journal (India) (blog) The report notes that “gender inequality is especially tragic not only because it excludes women from basic social opportunities, but also because it gravely imperils the life prospects of future generations.” India ranks low partly because of its …

India worse than Pak in terms of gender equality: Report Oneindia New Delhi, March 15: India is the second worst performing nation in south Asia, after Afghanistan, in terms of gender equality, the UNDP Human Development Report 2013 revealed. Countries like Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh, which are poorer than India…

Why Women’s Issues Are Men’s Issues Too Town Hall I’m not a reproductive rights activist, but Iaced Biology 101. So I can tell you that Sandra and Barack are wrong when they classify women in combat and contraception as “women’s issues.” Military combat and contraception coverage are not women’s issues.

Exit polls: Lima’s first elected female mayor survives recall vote Washington Post LIMA, Peru — Lima’s first elected female mayor will survive a recall election widely seen as a bid to reclaim power by groups threatened by her reforms, three exit polls suggested on Sunday. The polls showed that roughly 53 percent of voters want …

Understanding Gender Equality Is a Continuous Dialogue AllAfrica.com Some Rwandan men still complain that women make gender equality a reason to dodge their family obligations. Referring to his marriage experience, 36-year-old Marc Bagabo who is married with 4 children, says that gender equality crushes men. He says …

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 …

Former GOP Congressman Not Surprised Women Don’t Vote Republican TPM “Mr. Mourdock, for instance, I mean — we’re supposed to wonder why we don’t have the women’s vote in this country when we have a candidate suggesting that a child born as a result of rape is a gift from God? I’m not wondering why we don’t have more …

Republicans still don’t have a clue how to woo women Raw Story They didn’t feature women or women’s issues at all. Yes, women were there. Plenty of them spoke! And not all of them introducing men. But the schedule was barren of any panel focused on outreach to women, any nod to the particular problem of attracting …

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 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.

Iraqi women fight for gender equality  China.org.cn Ten years ago, the US-led invasion of Iraq put an end to Saddam Hussein’s ruling. But for Iraqi women, the war did not bring liberation. Despite its recent opening to the west, Iraq remains a very conservative society with very traditional views on …

NGO demends representation of Fata women The News International PESHAWAR: The Fata Civil Society Network has asked the government to give properrepresentation 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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