Malaysian women want greater political participation. Iraq: upswing in women candidates applauded. The persistent patriarchy of politics.

Narendra Modi talks women power as only 9% women candidates win in Guj … Parda Phash According to election summary only 9% of women candidates won the elections while Bihar which is considered as an underdeveloped state registered saw winning 14 percent. 14% women candidates won in Rajasthan, Punjab 12%. Uttar Pradesh …

Politics, Elections And The ‘Reality’ Of Women’s Rights In Kuwait – Analysis Eurasia Review Some positive changes have been made in Bahrain (women have the right to vote since 2002, but none have ever been elected to parliament so far) and Morocco where more women are now included in politics and government. In 2003 Egypt appointed the …

“Waheeda Shah did not slap a polling officer, she slapped the Election Commission of Pakistan,” ECP Additional Secretary Afzal Khan. PHOTO: FILE

Women’s leadership: ‘Choose between privilege and empowerment’ The Express Tribune He said the ECP had tried to facilitate women’s participation in elections this year but regretted that the ECP’s proposal that the results from a polling station where women voters were less than 10 per cent be considered void had not been accepted.

Muslim Sisterhood: Can Women Have A Voice In Egypt’s Islamic Revolution? Worldcrunch CAIRO – The Latin word, and not just any word, jumps right out amidst the medley of Arabic writing on the classroom blackboard. “G-Spot,” repeats Nehal Badie out loud from under her grey hijab. The woman’s firm tone stands in contrast with the unlikely

MDC-T reserves seats for women NewsDay Currently, only 11 MDC-T women are in the House of Assembly out of 99 seats they garnered in 2008, while seven women occupy Senate seats out of 24 MDC-T Senate seats. Kadoma Central MP Editor Matamisa welcomed the move saying women always …

House’s Ladies-in-waiting Tempo Interaktif With the General Elections Commission (KPU) requiring political parties to submit 30 percent of their legislative candidates to be women, organizers are having to look around to meet this quota. By their own admission they have gone high and low, east …

Makkah chamber election campaign in full swing Arab News Amana Zawawi, a woman candidate, told Arab News that she plans to promote women entrepreneurs in Makkah. She also said that the presence of women candidates in the Makkah election reflected the development and empowerment of women in Saudi …

MIC’s candidates for Parliament – for men only? Malaysia Kini However, women party members are expected to bolster the party machinery during the elections which is an immense feat in itself. They run service centres and implement programmes, campaign from door to door, assist during election day itself and …

View Point: The persistent patriarchy of politics Jakarta Post However much we have been let down in the past, elections still offer hope that there might be change for the better. Maybe we will see new faces in political parties and in the House of Representatives and, who knows, maybe some will even be women?

Yawning gap – The Telegraph Calcutta Telegraph Meghalaya has just elected its first woman Rajya Sabha member. Last month, it set a record in the Northeast by electing the state’s first woman home minister and first woman chief justice. It made history by electing four women in the state assembly …

An Iraqi woman participates in national elections in 2010. [Mohammed al-Qaisi/Mawtani]

In Iraq, upswing in women political candidates applauded Al-Shorfa “The number of women running in the local elections went up considerably over previous elections,” said Meqdad al-Sharifi, the head of IHEC’s electoral department. “There are now 2,280 women candidates from among the overall number of 8,138 across …

RI lags behind Rwanda in number of women in parliament: UNDP Jakarta Post Based on the World Bank 2011 data, women constitute 50.14 percent of Indonesia’s total population of 244 million people, but they occupy only 18.2 seats in the House of Representatives, much below the ideal quota of 30 percent set by the General …

Malaysia elections: Mothers not staying mum over women issues AsiaOne The issues the group seeks to address include discrimination against women, the role of women in Government, the economy and equality in education opportunities. Also included are demands pertaining to press freedom, local government elections and …

Malaysian women want greater political participation Radio Australia Calling themselves ‘Mama Bersih’ the group is linked to the Bersih (Clean) movement for free and fair elections. Key issues raised today in Kuala Lumpur included the role of women in government and the economy, equal education opportunities, press …

55 women candidates contesting on 20 NA, 35 PA seats in KP, Fata Business Recorder (blog) A total of 55 women candidates are participating on 20 National and 35 provincial assembly seats of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) in the upcoming general elections. Such a huge number of women are participating on …

‘Full women participation in polls to be ensured’ Business Recorder (blog) Commenting on report of that women were barred from voting in parts of the province and Fata, he said that women in the tribal areas were also going to make history in the general elections. He pointed out that two women candidates were also in the run …

Malaysia elections: All is not fair for the fairer sex AsiaOne In Johor, for instance, the push to have more women representatives continues to be a tough battle and it remains to be seen if there will be more women candidates in the 13th general election (GE13). State Wanita Umno chief Datuk Sharifah Azizah Syed …

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