Gender and Politics in the media

UK: Women to lose nearly £4bn in latest household budget cuts. Opinion: ‘A woman’s place is wherever she wants to be.’

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, and author of Lean In. Photograph: Todd Heisler / The New York Times / Redux / Eyevine

My take on Sheryl Sandberg: a woman’s place is wherever she wants to be The Guardian Here’s the problem with all this advice to young women these days – from Sheryl Sandberg to a Princeton mom – even though gender equality has made great strides, there’s still an assumption that women are best suited to the motherhood role. Throughout …

Women to lose nearly £4bn in latest household budget cuts The Independent This year’s changes are worst of all – with cuts to child benefit, tax credits and maternity pay all hitting women hardest, while millionaires get a big tax cut. “David Cameron and George Osborne are shutting their eyes to the impact of their decisions…

Are Sharia councils failing vulnerable women? Women in the World Summit. PSA Women and Politics Flipboard (requires app)

Women Still Under-represented In EU Research: Report RTT News The under-representation of women in scientific disciplines and careers still persists across Europe despite the increasing proportion of female researchers, according to a report published by the European Commission on Friday. The report, titled ‘She …

Little for women from women lawmakers in five years DAWN.com The reasons cited by women legislators of the previous Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly for their failure to legislate on women’s rights are numerous, but the fact remains that only one law was passed during the last five years to protect women’s …

KP’s female lawmakers’ disappointing tenure PakistanToday.com.pk When the former legislators were asked what stopped them from legislation onwomen’s rights that was their prime responsibility, some said they belonged to the opposition, so they could not gather enough support for the passage of a bill and that only …

MPs want Constitution to state gender representation IPPmedia Speaking during the workshop, Pindi Chana (Special Seats-CCM) explained that there is need to amend discriminatory laws and remove all barriers for women by the new constitution sorting out gender in representation. She stated that the current …

Women are just as capable as men! They don’t need reserved seats The Express Tribune (blog) There couldn’t be a better platform to commence the debate all over again than the 2013 elections which shall be hoisted in Pakistan within a month (hopefully). Women are to ‘enjoy the perk’ of separate reserved seats in the Provincial and National …

ECP expects 40pc women turnout The Nation The data would include the exact number of women voters who cast their votes in the general elections in every district, their turnout at every polling station as well as district-wise women voters’ turnout across the country, according to ECP sources …

Democratic Space for Women and Empowerment of Kenya [from left] Catherine Kanana, Margaret Matee and Beautrice Mangure during a press conference at Charter Hall, Nairobi, on Friday where they called for inclusion of women in various government positions under the new government. NATION

 

 

 

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Where voters would ‘rattle ancestors’ for entrusting leadership to women Daily Nation In the Coast, of all the women who declared interest in different competitive elections, only former Cabinet minister Naomi Shaban was elected to represent Taveta in the National Assembly after beating her closest rival, former MP Basil Criticos, by .

Naive to think gender equality possible in Parliament: women’s minister The Age Victorian women’s minister Heidi Victoria. Photo: Wayne Taylor. Victoria’s new women’s minister says it would be naive to think equal gender representation could be achieved in Parliament because women are generally ”nurturers” and politics is demanding.

Women are Congress’s new image ticket The New Indian Express One would see 30-second clip before the screening of every film in a theatre on the lines of anti-smoking campaigns or even have a brand ambassador highlighting women’s issues. The ministry, along with the women and child development ministry, would …

Hillary Clinton Calls Women’s Rights ‘Unfinished Business’ KMBZ AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hillary Clinton delivered an impassioned address Friday, one of her first since leaving the State Department, insisting that the work in America for women’s rights and equality is “unfinished business.” …

Hillary Clinton Comes Out Swinging with Speech on Women’s Rights PoliticusUSA (blog) With her memoir predicted to be a best seller next year, Hillary Clinton took the stage at the Women in the World summit at New York’s Lincoln Center on Friday to continue her surge for global women’s rights. Fans lined up to see the former Secretary …

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