Gender and Politics in the media

UK: Sturgeon’s benefits vow in bid to win over women to Yes camp. Moms Using Games to Educate Children on Women’s Rights.

Above: Alexandra Chauran and daughter, Eris, play Half the Sky Movement: The Game together.

How Mothers Are Using Social Games to Educate Children on Women’s Rights Forbes While some parents shy away from letting their kids play games or learn about tough social issues, such as injustices against women, there’s a new breed of mothers using social games to teach their children about the world and the real issues people face in it — specifically the issues that women face worldwide….We spoke with three mothers about how they’re using social games to teach their children — toddlers to teens, boys and girls — about women’s rights issues. Their stories were both heart-warming and inspiring. Here’s what they had to say.

Sturgeon’s benefits vow in bid to win over women to Yes camp Herald Scotland Her direct appeal to women voters comes as Scottish Labour launches its campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom. Former prime minister Gordon Brown will join party leader Johann Lamont and her deputy Anas Sarwar in Glasgow at the start of …

Cllr Sarah Brown, who represents Petersfield on Cambridge City Council.

New line-up for city council Liberal Democrats Cambridge News Women have taken top positions in the Liberal Democrats new frontline team on Cambridge City Council. Cllrs Sarah Brown and Andrea Reiner join the seven-strong team of executive councillors elected on Saturday at the group’s annual meeting – putting five women in top positions. Tim Bick has retained his position as leader of the group and the city council while Catherine Smart keeps her role as deputy leader and executive councillor for Housing.

Women’s Voting Preferences Influenced By Ovulation And Relationship Status … Medical Daily  A marketing professor in San Antonio last fall created an outcry for a survey linking women’s voting preferences to ovulation, and she’s back at it again. Kristina Durante, who conducts social and behavioral research drawing on evolutionary psychology at the University of Texas, initially shared her results with CNN, which pulled their story after drawing harsh criticism from the public. As planned, Durante published the study April 23 in the peer-reviewed journal Psychological Science.

Tool aims at Twitter gender balance Orange UK News Author and journalist Joan Smith, who writes on gender equality, said that the many more men being retweeted was a reflection of society’s “male-dominated” centres of power including politics and business. Ms Smith teamed up with Swedish equal …

A Powerful Voice for Women Around the World New York Times When Clinton first made an international name for herself on this issue, at the UN’s 1995 Beijing Conference on Women – where she memorably asserted that “women’s rights are human rights” – she framed the challenge in moral terms. But as secretary…

Women candidates a minority: Benchwarmers or true leaders? Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism  (blog) By now, it is clear to all that only 8 — or only one in four — of the 33 candidates for senator are women. The gender divide turns more skewed, however, if one were to look at the number of female candidates down the line. The records of the …

Why are Pennsylvania women hard to find in politics? Pittsburgh Post Gazette HARRISBURG — You can’t help but notice it if you attend a House committee hearing, a news conference in the Capitol, or watch senators in session debating a bill: There’s not a lot of women around here. The Pennsylvania Legislature can seem at times …

Preselections show women are still lacking real political standing Herald Sun BOTH major political parties have failed to boost the number of women running for office, with women unlikely to fill even a quarter of the lower house in the next parliament. Despite a battle of the sexes being waged by Julia Gillard against Tony Abbott over the past year, neither appears to have done anything to get more women into parliament. While Labor will field a third more women candidates than the Liberal and National parties, it has failed to lift its own ratio above 31 per cent from the last election. The Coalition still trails at around 20 per cent of women candidates preselected to run for Liberal or National seats.

Rural Women’s Voting Rights to Be Strengthened Women of China The recently released Procedures on the Election of Villagers’ Committees by the Ministry of Civil Affairs has stipulated clearly that rural women’s rights in candidate nominations, by-elections and voting should be strengthened.

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