Gender and Politics in the media

‘Please, stop trying to solve the Women’s Vote problem by banging on about childcare’ and more…

“Lack of women in ICT is an absolute scandal”: MP calls for gender equality … VG247 MP for Newcastle Upon Tyne Chi Onwurah has called for reflection among the UK games industry on the issue of gender equality in issues such as employment, skills and more. The MP called the imbalance of women working in information and communications technology roles – including the games industry – an “absolute scandal”, and called on the industry to provoke real change.

Please, stop trying to solve the Women’s Vote problem by banging on about … (blog) The assumption behind the Women’s Vote is that women worry about things that affect their own lives exclusively, and largely only those parts of their lives affected by their reproductive functions. What if they’re really concerned about the Coalition’s Borrowing Problem, or defence cuts, or how their father might pay for his social care? Or if they’re the sort of women who are almost as scared of children as children seem to be of them? Focusing entirely on childcare is like assuming all British women will be bought off by a state-sponsored Kurt Geiger Allowance. Although thinking about it, that might not be the worst idea.

EU Head deplores low level of women participation in local governance Vibe Ghana The EU Day celebration which was under the theme: “Promoting Gender Equality; EU and Ghana Working Together,” brought together intellectuals from different backgrounds to deliberate on issues relating to gender equality. It was organised in …

2 women announce plans to run for Iranian presidency The Seattle Times 2 women announce plans to run for Iranian presidency. Even though it is unclear whether women are allowed to run, two Iranian women on Wednesday announced their candidacies for the presidency in elections on June 14…

Women-led watchdog calls for vigilance during May 13 polls Bulatlat MANILA – Women must safeguard their votes.This is the call of women poll watchdog Babae! Network or Babae Bantayan ang Eleksyon (Women Protect your Votes). The group said the problems identified during the 2010 elections, the first automated …

Only 5 women manage to win Deccan Herald Women moved and struggled hard to get the tickets from their parties to contest the Assembly polls. The Congress and the JD(S) fielded hardly 10 candidates each, the BJP gave the tickets to seven. Finally, five women candidates could win the poll battle.

Chouhan declares 50% assembly seats for women Times of India BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced that the state BJP would distribute 50% of election tickets to women in the upcoming assembly elections. Madhya Pradesh goes to polls in November this year along with

Puttur: Shakuntala lone woman candidate to win from twin districts Puttur, May 9: Out of 13 constituencies which went to polls this time from the twin-districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi, women had entered the election fray in only five. Among them, Shakuntala Shetty has emerged as the lone winner. Women ..

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