Women in the Arab World – Do They Matter? Women still under-represented in science and research.

As gay marriage is at a tipping point, what about women’s equality? The Guardian (blog) Even conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly has figured it out: there’s a clear connection between the progress of women’s rights and gay rights. Schlafly defeated the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s by warning of female soldiers, same-sex marriage …

Austerity drives low-paid women from Tories Financial Times The government’s austerity drive is causing female blue-collar workers to abandon support for the Conservative party. An opinion poll shows that support from this key voter group has fallen to its lowest level in 16 years, when Labour rode into power …

Federal government unveils power panel to boost number of women on … Vancouver Sun For one thing, she said it could support an NDP private member’s bill that would ensure at least half of Crown corporation board members are women. Also, Ashton said,female MPs account for just a fraction of the Conservative caucus and women tend to …

Women still under-represented in science and research – European CommissionMáire Geoghegan-Quinn, the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science

European Commission: Women still under-represented in science and research Siliconrepublic.com While the proportion of female researchers in Europe is increasing, the under-representation of women in scientific disciplines and careers remains prevalent – that’s according to the latest edition of the European Commission’s ‘She Figures’ that has …

Bill to give pregnant workers more rights passes Senate Baltimore Sun Legislation that would strengthen the rights of pregnant women in the workplace has now passed both chambers of the General Assembly and will go to the governor’s desk for signing. The Senatepassed the House version of the bill Thursday allowing it …

A woman’s wish list for GE13 Aliran Monthly Six million voters are women and for too long now, women have been ignored despite making up half the Malaysian population. The ruling party has historically designated women a secondary and supporting role to men. Even after 56 years, our society, …

Quota System an Escape Route for Women MPs AllAfrica.com THE new draft constitution could be a boon for some high profile women MPs as it provides them with an escape route from contesting the high-stakes general elections which may result in their defeat. Under the new constitution expected to sail through …

Women in the Arab World – Do They Matter? AllAfrica.com As First Lady, former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton put it so simply yet so memorably: “Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all.” And when it comes to human rights, there is a common set of liberties to …

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of a women’s rights initiative in Cairo. [AFP PHOTO/HO/EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY]

Mixed reactions in Egypt over women’s rights initiative Al-Shorfa The opposition National Salvation Front has rejected the initiative, calling it an attempt by the regime to renege on the country’s commitment to international conventions and agreements, and claiming women’s issues are “not a priority for the forces …

Nitish Kumar proposes 50% reservation for women in cooperative societies Economic Times Women’s support for JD(U) had swelled in elections following the reservations, as the fair sex exhibited approval for the progressive legislation. Encouraged by ‘lady luck’ Kumar’s NDA government now plans to reserve 50% seats in cooperative societies …

Group of female politicians rally around Greuel Los Angeles Times Speaking in front of vintage pictures of suffragettes, the women all returned to the fact that City Hall’s only two female elected leaders will leave their offices this summer, with Greuel departing from her post as controller and City Councilwoman Jan …

Women Must Be Empowered for Prosperity in Mideast, North Africa AllAfrica.com They are the community’s most frequent teachers of respect and tolerance, and they can bring their attributes to more than the so-called women’s issues space. They are good at conflict resolution, economic management of a household income and political …

Gender parity in Zim society still a mirage Zimbabwe Independent According to the Zimbabwe Women’s Lawyers Association, the new constitution, among other things, establishes a Constitutional Court and Gender and Equality Commission aimed at dealing with women’s rights, and ensuring customary laws and practices …

Melanne Verveer: Photo of all-male Obama inner-circle suggested ‘women don’t … Yahoo! News (blog) To her, it naturally begs a question: “Where are the women?” Verveer, the first ambassador of the State Department office for Global Women’s Issues and now executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, also didn’t …

Hillary Clinton ends week with another speech on women’s issues CNN (blog) Hillary Clinton’s re-entry into public life continued Friday with another event aimed at spotlighting the plight of women in developing nations. Speaking at the Women in the World summit at New York’s Lincoln Center, Clinton called …

Why women love Hillary – Video on NBCNews.com Video on NBCNews.com Republicans are trying to win back female voters, but if Hillary …

Rochester-area women’s equality coalition launched Rochester Democrat and Chronicle With the state budget out of the way, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is moving forward with an ambitious progressive agenda. Next up: Women’s issues. Cuomo has unveiled a 10-point plan for women’s equality in New York state. The plan strives to achieve pay equity, …

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