Gender and Politics in the media

Panchayat women leaders on child marriage, foeticide. Elahe Amani on Stoning and Women’s Rights in Iran.

Transgender Pakistanis Running for Election ABC News When Bindiya Rana, a transgender candidate in Pakistan’s elections, went door to door in the Karachi slum she hopes to represent, few people seemed to care about which gender she identifies with. They were more interested in what she was going to do to combat the street crime and electricity outages in their neighborhood if elected.

Podcast 58: Elahe Amani on Stoning and Women’s Rights in Iran International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran Elahe Amani joins us today to discuss women’s issues in Iran, including stoning. She has written about discriminatory laws, gender-based violence, and the punishment of stoning, among many other topics. She actively speaks at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, and is currently the chair of Women’s Intercultural Network.

Canada and New Brunswick Ministers for Status of Women Highlight Support … Wall Street Journal The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women will meet today with her provincial colleague Marie-Claude Blais, the Justice Minister, Attorney General and minister responsible for women’s issues in New Brunswick, to discuss ways to end violence against women and girls in the province.

A village panchayat president conducting gramsabha near Tiruchi. Photo: R.M. Rajarathinam

Panchayat women leaders put child marriage, foeticide in sharp focus The Hindu While the women leaders acknowledge the importance of dealing with civic issues like water shortage, good roads, and regularisation of ration shops, women’s issues clearly are high on their priorities. “I’m determined to do something which no male …

Women get a raw deal in politics Times of India The Congress, the BJP and the JD(S) may not have much in common, but they are united in their belief that women do not win elections. Hence, together, they have fielded a mere 26 candidates for the May 5 assembly elections.

Despite Sonia Gandhi being in charge, the Congress has given tickets to just 11 women, with JD(S) and BJP fielding eight and seven women candidates. The situation is eerily reminiscent of 2008, when BJP, JD(S) and BSP fielded 10 women each, while Congress went to the polls with 11 women candidates. Only six finally made it to the assembly.

Tribal areas take a turn The News International Taking part in the general elections as an independent candidate, female candidate from Bajaur Agency, Badam Zari has said that she has decided to contest elections as circumstances have improved considerably and she intends to serve her brothers and …

Women’s proportional representation sought Himalayan Times KATHMANDU: A Common Campaign for Equal Participation of Women in Election (CCEPWE) today handed over a 13-point demand to chairman of the interim election government Khil Raj Regmi demanding that proportional representation of women be …

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