Gender and Politics in the media

Pk: Men, officials stole women’s votes. Afg: Male students object to women’s human rights. Iran: Ayatollahs rule out female head of state.

Afghan students protest women’s rights decree WBOC TV 16 More than 200 male students protested in front of Kabul University on Wednesday against the decree on Elimination of Violence Against Women, which includes a ban on child marriage and forced marriage, makes domestic violence a crime and says rape victims cannot be prosecuted for adultery. It also outlaws “ba’ad,” a traditional practice of exchanging women or girls to settle disputes or debts.

Women’s Rights At Stake In Afghanistan – OpEd Eurasia Review The press from conservatives to halt the approval of the law concerning the rights of women, by the very parliament that came into existence as part of democratic process and a decade of international intervention that has cost thousands of lives of …

Men cast votes on behalf of women in Orakzai The Nation Sources told TheNation that contestant reached a secret settlement a couple of days before the election aimed to bar women from voting. It was according to their plan that males cast votes on behalf of their females and presiding officers deputed at …

Female Candidates Claim Discrimination in Kenyan Elections Institute for War and Peace Reporting Several female candidates who stood in recent general elections in Kenya say male rivals intimidated and discriminated against them, causing many to drop out of the race. The allegations relate to elections to Kenya’s National Assembly and to the 47 …

All women candidates from KP lost election by huge margins The News International Badam Zari was the first ever woman to have filed nomination paper for general elections from Pakistan’s tribal areas while Nusrat Begum had filed papers from an area where women even never cast votes. Musarrat Shaheen, once a popular Pashto film …

Puntland Leaders Set Quotas for Women in July Local Elections AllAfrica.com Government officials, political party members, United Nations officials, members of the Transitional Puntland Electoral Commission and representatives of a local women’s association gathered at the Puntland Development and Research Centre compound in …

ECP orders re-polling on two women’s polling stations of PK-60 The Express Tribune Khan’s opponent, independent candidate Engineer Zubair Khan, lodged a complaint with the district’s returning officer and the Election Commission of Pakistan that over 2,800 women of the district were not allowed to vote, claiming that this led to his …

Pakistani women’s political participation increased Central Asia Online The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) registered about 37.6m women to vote in this election, 2m more than in 2008. About half of them cast ballots this year, according to UPI. Women’s turnout was especially impressive because efforts to bar them …

PAKISTAN: Anti women practices and policies prevailed in the general elections …  Asian Human Rights Commission News As someone who was specifically interested in knowing the degree of inclusion of women and their issues in the election with a special focus on conflict zones of Pakistan( though these are not officially declared as the conflict zones) I began to see …

Ayatollahs rule out female head of state: women … youtube.com 1 min With Iranian presidential elections set for 14th June, Mohammad Yazdi, a clerical member of …

2015: UN Seeks Improved Participation of Women, Indigent Groups in Politics THISDAY Live The United Nation Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Dauda Toure, has called for an improved participation of women, youths and indigent groups in the forthcoming general election. Toure said this yesterday in Abuja, at the opening of a multi …

Raj Cong`s poll manifesto to feature welfare of farmers, women – Zee News – India Zee News Raj Cong`s poll manifesto to feature welfare of farmers, women Jaipur: The ruling Congress in Rajasthan today said the development of women, farmers and backward communities will primarily figure in the party manifesto for the Assembly polls, scheduled …

Where have all the women gone? Malay Mail Women representation in Najib’s Cabinet has been consistently poor. In each of the 2009, 2010, and now 2013 Cabinets, there have only been two women ministers, with this number dropping to one briefly when the prime minister appointed himself Women, …

Malaysian society remains male-dominated AsiaOne We can’t wait to change men, but commit to studying the analysis and recommendations as to why women’s representation is still low in a country with many smart women. “We could insist on quotas and reserved seats. This will not be unfair as we want …

Women’s issues rank low in Japan’s upcoming election youtube.com 2 min

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s