Gender and Politics in the media

UK: All-women shortlists save Labour from near-total male domination. Activist ‘shocked’ at conviction for yelling at David Cameron.

Britain to support gender equality promotion Zambia Daily Mail The British government, through its Department for International Development (DfID), will invest the funds towards a programme to increase gender equality, in collaboration with Ministry of Gender and Child Development. Head of DfID in Zambia Kevin …

Seema Malhotra MP, with Labour leader Ed Miliband, is one of few Labour women who have beaten men to win party nominations for parliamentary elections. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

All-women shortlists save Labour from near-total male domination The Guardian Men dominate the list of newly selected Labour parliamentary candidates in the party’s target winnable seats for the 2015 election, wherever the selection has been kept open to men and women.

Since the last election, an astonishing 17 of the 18 nominations in open contests for target seats have been won by men, figures given to the party’s national executive show.

Overall, this trend has been countered by Labour’s continued use of all-women shortlists in many constituencies. Since the election, all-women shortlists have been drawn up in 22 target seats. So, of the total of 40 target seats where candidates have been chosen so far, 23 have gone to women – but only thanks to the use of positive discrimination.

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This is a childcare crisis of David Cameron’s own making The Guardian Next week’s budget will, according to David Cameron, be more of the same. It will be disastrous if it is, not just for an economy that has flatlined, but for families who are feeling squeezed. Parents have lost most of all, through cuts in family …

Activist ‘shocked’ at conviction for yelling at David Cameron The Guardian A woman has described her shock after being found guilty of a public order offence for telling David Cameron he had “blood on his hands”. Bethan Tichborne, 28, said initially she assumed her court summons was a bureaucratic error after she was arrested …

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David Cameron tries to shed ‘posh boy’ image with promise of opportunity The Independent Mr Cameron’s background is seen as a potential weakness by some Tory MPs at a time when the Government is making painful spending cuts. Nadine Dorries, who lost the Tory whip last year, has described Mr Cameron and George Osborne as “two posh …

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