Man Dresses As A Woman To Experience Cairo’s Street Harassment. Khurshid Begum: The woman who defied Taliban threats.

‘Patriarchy makes it impossible to apply pro-women laws’ Pakistan Daily Times The attendees also discussed the issue related to pro-women legislation and expectations from the upcoming assemblies. Media people shared their experiences in terms of professional capacity, training issues and mindset of the owners to deal with …

A Man Dresses As A Woman To Experience Cairo’s Street Harassment buzzfeed.com (Video at link) With and without a head scarf, not much difference.

A glance at Sindh’s female election hopefuls DAWN.com In 2008, she was the only directly elected female assembly member in Sindh out of 168 assembly members. She served as the provincial minister for culture in the last cabinet. She holds a BA degree from the University of Sindh and a law degree from …

The ANP candidate for NA-14 continues campaigning despite threats from militants.

Khurshid Begum: The woman who defied the Taliban threats The Express Tribune There are some areas in NA-14 where women have never voted before and Khurshid Begum is trying to turn that around. “These women are not aware of the importance of their votes,” she said. “I’ve convinced them that by voting they can play a major part …

New mums and ajjis lead the voter rush The Hindu In Dakshina Kannada — a district dominated by women voters — it was not surprising to see breastfeeding mothers and ajjis (elderly women) leading from the front in exercising their right to vote. Meenakshi of Naravi village with her 45-day-old baby …

Nahlah Ayed: The renewed fight for women’s rights in Egypt CBC.ca Egypt’s history is replete with many examples of such characters: strong, defiant women who made names for themselves by advancing women’s rights in a traditional society. Many of them remain resilient role models, their names resurrected for …

Why Calling Gender Inequality ‘Our Greatest Civilizational Failure’ is … PolicyMic … towards the liberation of women – whether it would be better maternity leave programs in the West or something as unbelievable as women in Saudi Arabia getting the right to ride bikes – is leading in a direction towards greater gender equality in …

Women voting for women Inquirer.net The occasion, said the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) in a statement, should compel women to rethink their attitudes toward women candidates and women’s issues in elections. “COMELEC data on the May 2010 national and local elections show …

Karnataka records 2nd highest voter turnout in 35 years IBNLive The highest voter turnout was recorded in Chikkaballapur district with 83.50 and the lowest in Bangalore Urban district at 57.58 per cent, Jha said. He said the male-female voting ratio was “healthy” with male voter turnout percentage being 71.84 and …

Women’s issues: Who will be fair to the fairer sex? The Express Tribune According to a 2012 survey by the World Economic Forum, Pakistan is still considered to be one of the worst places in the world to be a woman. With a total of 37 million registered female voters, the policies adopted by political parties to ensure…

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