In Pakistan Town, Men Have Spoken: No Women Vote. Females and FATA. Saudi Arabia’s tiny step to gender equality.

Women in Pakistan face opposition in fight for voting rights Fox News MATEELA, Pakistan – For decades, not a single woman in this dusty Pakistani village surrounded by wheat fields and orange trees has voted. And they aren’t likely to in next week’s parliamentary election either. The village’s men have spoken. “It’s the …

Pakistani women hit the campaign trail to get out the vote Christian Science Monitor The last time Pakistanis went to the polls, few women from the rural conservative areas of Pakistan cast a vote. And as the country marks its first-ever civilian to civilian transition of power this month, officials worry it will happen again.

In Pakistan Town, Men Have Spoken: No Women Vote ABC News Mateela is one of 564 out of the 64,000 polling districts across Pakistan where not a single woman voted in the country’s 2008 election. The men from this village of roughly 9,000 people got together with other nearby communities to decide that their …

Pakistan’s women face battle for the right to vote The Guardian Fears over the safety of women voting in next week’s elections in Pakistan are rising after letters have been circulated in regions of the country warning men not to allow their wives, sisters and daughters out to the polling stations. In an …

The banner in back reads, “Pakistan is calling you, please vote.” (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)

In Pakistan town, men balk at women voters Daily Camera As the country gets set to vote in the upcoming nationwide election that will see a transfer of power from one civilian government to the next — a first for Pakistan — women still face an uphill battle to make their voices heard in the political …

Religious parties in KP encourage women to vote Pakistan Daily Times …The Election Commission of Pakistan has also taken measures to facilitate female voters and take action against those creating hurdle in their way. “Stopping female voters from casting their vote is a clear violation of the constitution and barring women from voting could lead to spending up to five years in jails,” said KP Election Commissioner Sono Khan Baloch. Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Maulana Tahir Asharfi and other religious scholars issued decrees proclaiming that voting is an Islamic responsibility and affirming that women have the right to vote.

Pakistani Women Intent on Exercising the Right to Vote on May 11 Despite … Day News Young Pakistani women in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, formerly the North West Frontier Province are taking action and planning to challenge the government’s inaction on the issue. They have organized their own teams designed to protect women voters in the …

Women voters face uphill battle in Pakistan CBC.ca The Association for Gender Awareness & Human Empowerment, an independent group working to increase voter participation, met with residents, trying to encourage them to let women vote. Pakistan’s first female prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, came from a …

Saudi Arabia Slowly Yet “Dizzyingly” Continues to Expand Women’s Rights PolicyMic I think [the Saudi government is] trying to gauge if society is more receptive or if there is still resistance,” prominent Saudi women’s issues educator and writer Eman al-Nafjan surmises to CNN. Al-Nafjan calls the new regulations announced by Saudi …

Saudi Arabia’s tiny step towards gender equality gulfnews.com It is unfortunate that a move so trivial should receive the kind of attention it has, proving once again that the march towards gender equality in the country is a very long one. It also shows how far behind the rest of the Gulf states Saudi Arabia is …

Females and FATA The Express Tribune In the history of political participation and representation, women have either been under-represented or excluded. The notion of “private woman and public man” described patriarchal society in recorded history. In Fata, this notion is still working …

Karnataka Ready for Polls: Women Candidates are Few and Far Between IBTimes India Even though Congress President Sonia Gandhi rejected the list, the final list doesn’t look any better with very few women contesting the elections. It is not just with the Congress; every party contesting in the Assembly polls has maintained less than …

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