Gender and Politics in the media

South Korea’s 1st female president unlikely to address women’s issues. Morsi’s initiative to support women’s rights.

People are seen dancing during a global protest day against violence against women in the Aegean province of İzmir in this file photo. DHA photo

Patriarchal mindset remains, women still seen below men Hurriyet Daily News We cannot have a strong democracy without solving our industrial and urbanization problems, says Müjgan Suver, who will chair a key session on women’s issues at the summit. We need to raise the female employment rate up to 72 percent if we are to reach …

Egyptian President Morsi’s initative to support women’s rights Washington Times On March 25, 2013, President Morsi invited over 100 women to meet with him to support his initiative on women’s rights and freedom. The invitees spanned a diverse cross-section of civil society, syndicates, organizations …

Giza Women Form All-Female List For Egyption Elections Al-Monitor This change to the electoral law continues the “severe deterioration on the level of political rights of women,” according to a 2013 report issued by the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights. Women’s representation in parliament decreased to two percent …

Politics, Elections and the “Reality” of Women’s Rights in Kuwait Diplomatic Courier Recently, a handful of Arab countries have consented to slightly alter their political systems so as to allow women and opposition groups to have a greater say on political issues. Nevertheless, the Arab Middle East as a whole is still a long way from …

Narendra Modi tells India’s power women why he should be man of the house Economic Times Here, he attempted to fortify his female firewall — talking of women’s issues to augment a support base that has been providing him considerable electoral dividend in elections — while he used the second session, organised by a media house, to hard…

Narendra Modi tries to woo women, sparks Twitter war Livemint New Delhi: Gujarat chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi, a likely prime ministerial candidate in next year’s Lok Sabha elections, sought to woo women voters in a speech delivered to the women’s wing of one of India’s …

Narendra Modi’s veiled truth on women’s Bill Times of India She argued that “to force them to vote is against the principles of individual freedom guaranteed under the Constitution.” The governor had requested the government to bring a separate law on reservation for women and delink it from compulsory voting.

Speaker discusses women’s issues in India Marquette Tribune The president of an Indian women’s rights group used a campus speech yesterday to highlight women’s struggles in India and call for a more progressive legal system in the country. Naish Hassan, the founder and president of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila …

Khan’s Loyal Women Power The News International (blog) Tehrik-i-Insaaf has galvanized educated young adults in urban areas in the elections of 2013 like PPP had galvanized young men in the 1988 elections. Hope, change, out with the corrupt. The frenzied loyalty to see Imran Khan’s team kick out the old ..

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye attends during a dinner after her inauguration ceremony at presidential house on February 25, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

South Korea’s first female president unlikely to address women’s issues GlobalPost (blog) And neither do most analysts: Park, even though she may be the first woman to take the country’s highest office, is in many ways exactly the wrong person to represent women’s rights. Much of her political support is drawn not from her own achievement ..

PKR takes battle for crucial women votes to YouTube The Malaysian Insider “The same goes to all the women in Malaysia. Those who are housewives have various challenging duties… however, cost of living is rising. Income becomes more insufficient. Violence against women has worsened,” party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan …

N. Waziristan to have lowest female representation in polls, shows ECP data DAWN.com With total 9,509 registered voters, FR Bannu has 1,937 women voters. According to data earlier released by the ECP, men will outnumber women in the coming polls, with 48.25 million or 56.5 per cent male voters as compared to 37.16 million or 43.5 per …

‘Make sure KP women are not denied right to vote’ DAWN.com PESHAWAR: Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry on Monday called upon the district returning officers and returning officers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to ensure that women were allowed to exercise their right to vote in the May 11 elections…

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