Gender and Politics in the media

World: My passion is to educate girls, says Badam Zari. Viviane Reding’s case for gender quotas.

Badam Zari a candidate for upcoming general elections looks on while speaking to potential voters during her campaign in Khar. PHOTO: AFP

Elections: My passion is to educate girls, says Badam Zari The Express Tribune KHAR: “I am contesting the election with passion, with a clean heart and a clear conscience. My passion is to educate the future generation, girls and women, and to serve them,” says Badam Zari — the first female candidate to run for the elections 

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Tribal woman stands up to Taliban, runs for election ABC Online A Pakistani housewife is set to make history by becoming the first woman to run for election in the country’s Taliban-dominated tribal belt. It will be a tough campaign for 53-year-old Badam Zari, who is standing in one of the most conservative and …

Women Were Intimidated During Campaigns, Says Women Association YouTube … on Apr 4, 2013. Many women in the country were in the recently concluded elections intimidated from vying for political seats. The women due to intimidation, fear and insults from the community did not attempt to rival their male counterparts in …

Two women, a cardiologist, three ex-MPs Times of Malta The election of Ms Portelli and Ms Debono brings the number of women MPs up to 10, five on each side. Former MPs Karl Gouder, Frans Agius, Edwin Vassallo and Joseph Falzon all failed to be re-elected. Dr Spiteri was elected comfortably after beating Dr …

Forget winning, women hardly contest elections here Deccan Herald 11 women candidates for 13 Assembly elections in Ch’nagar district. After K S Nagarathnamma, who won seven elections and went on to becoming the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, there have hardly been any notable woman contestants in the district …

Balancing the boards: Viviane Reding’s case for gender quotas “Gender equality is a fundamental right and one of Europe’s founding principles,” says Viviane Reding, European Commission vice-president and commissioner responsible for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship. “It goes back to 1957 when the …

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