Gender and Politics in the media

The Male Feminist. Want More Gender Equality At Work? Go To An Emerging Market. Tanzania Women Bank promotes gender equity.

First World Problems Are Real Problems The Frisky “Women’s issues,” aren’t the same as “first world problems,” even when they occur in the relative comfort of the first world. The discrimination that women face everyday, whether in slyly subtle or in shockingly overt ways is the product of a history of misogyny that is still wrapped around the cultures that we live in today, squeezing them like a python. In some places, at some points, the python is suffocatingly obvious, and women don’t have basic legal rights. In other places, like here, in my world, women have many basic legal rights but still bear the brunt of poverty, still don’t earn as much as men, and often grow up under the quiet, crushing impression that unless we look a certain, very specific way, we are failing.

The Male Feminist Vijay Thushandra, is an international master trainer, in peer education (Y-PEER) methodology used in training young people on Adolescent, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. He has represented Sri Lanka in many International forums to raise the voice of Sri Lankan young women and girls. He has a Bachelors degree in Social Work, and holds a higher diploma in International Relations.
Vijay has been recently selected, to work on women’s and girls’ issues with the United Nations and Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation.

So what made become a feminist? I have seen gender-based discrimination from my childhood. I always thought ‘why’; wives are treated as properties and not allowed in decision making. Each and every day from media to public transport I can see girls been abused and harassed. Gender imbalance has become part of our culture.  I believe as young people we have the power to change this.

Merkel faces down challenge over female exec quota GlobalPost German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition defeated an election-year opposition bid Thursday to set a quota for female board members in a vote that exposed a party rift and forced her to give ground. The Bundestag lower house of parliament rejected …

Tanzania Women Bank promotes gender equity Daily News PROMOTION of gender equality, equity and women empowerment is one of the priorities of the government of Tanzania. In this regard, it has taken various measures to address gender inequality and ensure women empowerment in all spheres of life.

Petrobras state-owned oil company CEO Maria das Gracas Silva Foster makes a speech during the Women’s Forum Brazil 2012 in Sao Paulo, Brazil last year. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Want More Gender Equality At Work? Go To An Emerging Market NPR …”In India, 11 percent of CEOs of the top companies are female,” economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett tells NPR’s Renee Montagne. “The figure here is 3 percent. In Brazil, 12 percent of CEOs are female. It’s also a country with a female head of state. So we have to understand that in some ways, women in these emerging markets are pointing the way.”

Hewlett, the of Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets: Why Women Are the Solution, attributes part of this success to the excitement of being in a rapidly growing economy, and the opportunities that are afforded by periods of economic transformation. “I think in the U.S. there’s a lot of gender fatigue,” she says. “We’re surrounded by flat-lined growth, high unemployment, and women are losing heart.”

CGE Hosts the Chairperson of the National Gender Commission of Kenya Since the 15 April 2013, the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has been hosting the Chairperson of the National Gender of Kenya, Mrs Winfred Lichuma. The Chairperson and her colleague, Mr Paul Kuria are here in the country as part of the study tour …

Commission for Gender Equality Responds to the Launch of Commission for … The Chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE), Commissioner Mfanozelwe Shozi, expressed his concern at the alarmingly slow pace of transformation in the workplace and general non-compliance with employment equity legislation by …

First Lady Tasks National Assembly On Gender Equality in Politics The First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, has asked the National Assembly to pass into law legislations on affirmative action to empower the Nigerian woman with 30 per cent political participation in the leadership of the country. Mrs Jonathan made this …

Pacific MPs debate gender equality in region Radio New Zealand Only rarely do politicians other than New Zealand MPs address the House, but on Friday and Saturday the Debating Chamber will be given over to the Pacific politicians to discuss issues ranging from gender quality to the role of the media. The debate is …

Gender ministry capacitates kindergartens New Era Windhoek, Namibia – The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare last year trained 122 kindergarten teachers and constructed 10 community kindergartens that are also known as Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDC). The ministry also renovated 18 …

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Women on top: Phl among most gender equal nations Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines – The World Bank identified the Philippines as a world leader in gender equality, particularly in the fields of legislation, management and government. In its World Development Indicators report released on Thursday, the …

Pacific leaders want action on gender equality – but divided on urgency (press release) Pacific political leaders agree that action needs to be taken on gender equality in the region, although they disagree with the urgency of measures. Delegates from 17 countries addressed the Pacific Parliamentary and Political Leaders Forum in …

Pacific women political representation not good enough, says Fiame (press release) “We are just processing an amendment to our constitution that essentially provides a minimum of 10 percent of representation of women in Parliament,” she said. “Personally I’m not a fan of temporary measures, but I can step back personally to realise …

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