Feminism On the Rise No Matter What Polls Say. Norway closer to drafting women. In Bangladesh, a stand for women’s rights.

The Number Of Women Governors is Dwindling Fast PolicyMic A 2010 study by the Barbara Lee Family Foundation on women’s campaigns for governor found that women candidates had to be both likable and qualified. However,voters were willing to support a male candidate whom they didn’t necessarily like if they …

Parties loathe saying ‘aye’ to women in elections Times of India MANGALORE: Political parties that avow the need for 33% reservation for women in electoral politics develop cold feet when it comes to elections. Elections to Karnataka state assembly on May 5 is a case in point. Out of 2,948 candidates in fray for the …

Voter lists: 236% increase in female voter registration in Khyber Agency The Express Tribune  According to the ECP’s 2008 voters list, the total number of people registered from Khyber Agency was 194,256, with 156,973 male and 37,283 female voters. This time, there have been 142,507 new registrations. The spike may be attributed to the increase …

2008 elections: 17 Punjab constituencies saw no woman voter The Express Tribune On February 18, 2008, 31 polling stations in Punjab swarmed with only male voters. Not a single woman from 17 National Assembly constituencies of Punjab cast her vote in the elections of 2008 — a situation which experts agree should not be witnessed ..

Torstar News Service File Photo. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford shown during his radio talk show at Newstalk 1010.

Mayor Rob Ford’s offer to explain politics to women unlikely to win him female … MetroNews Canada Mayor Rob Ford is taking a pounding on social media over his offer to personally “explain how politics works” to women interested in seeking office. Ford’s Sunday comments on his Newstalk 1010 show, and the Torstar News Service story about them, were …

Wendy Greuel’s Female Trump Card More Attractive For Women In District 9 Neon Tommy It seems that the political clout of Greuel’s election bid as the possible first female mayor is much bigger among female voters than males. Almost every female interviewee who said she will support Greuel values that attribute. “Because Wendy is a woman.

Henry the VIII Had More Wives Than There Are Female Governors in the U.S. PolicyMic The same Foundation study also points that independent voters may be the key to future elections and female independent voters tend to be more supportive of women candidates. Overall, the number of voters classifying themselves on independents is on..

Women protest rise in rape cases in India Video on NBCNews.com: Protests follow candlelight vigils in India where hundreds gathered to …

Number of women voters has gone up … Video on indiatoday.intoday.in As a woman, one has to work double the amount to make yourself known in politics, said the …

It’s currently voluntary for women to join the military in Norway. Now they may soon be eligible for the draft, if political momentum towards approval of non-gender compulsory service continues to build. PHOTO: Forsvaret

Norway closer to drafting women Views and News from Norway Norway’s Labour Party has become the latest to approve a measure promoting mandatory gender-neutral military service for young Norwegian citizens. It was the second-most debated issue at Labour’s national meeting over the weekend, and means women …

Tripura to include women’s issues in school curriculum Business Standard The Left Front government in Tripura is planning to include issues like domestic violence, crime against women and place of women in the society in school curriculum, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said today. Expressing concern over the rise of crime…

In Bangladesh, a stand for women’s rights Khabar South Asia Rights groups have called a grand rally in Dhaka on Saturday (April 27th) to warn political parties not to indulge radical Islamists who demand a ban on “free mixing of women for protecting Islam”, and who want to scrap the women’s development policy…

When helping Earth was women’s work CNN This notion that women’s natural role as homemakers and mothers gave them a responsibility to act as nature’s housekeepers led many socially conservative women to take up environmental activism, campaigning to protect the nation’s bird population …

Feminism is On the Rise No Matter What Polls Say PolicyMic A poll commissioned by Ms. magazine earlier this year found that 55% of women voters and 30% of male voters considered themselves to be feminists. Furthermore, the results were 9 points higher than in 2008. So what’s going on here? People are waking…

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