Iraqi Kurdistan women setting themselves on fire. Egyptian women suffer sexual violence under Islamist rule. Few transgenders have voting rights.

Afghanistan gender equality: Just 900 Afghan women register to vote. youtube.com 1 min A disappointingly low number of Afghan women have so far registered to vote in the upcoming …

 

Women’s rights are human rights – now more than ever Aljazeera.com Unfortunately, the MDGs that are most off-track are those directly linked to achieving gender equality, such as reducing maternal mortality and ensuring universal reproductive health and rights. There is by now overwhelming evidence that gender …

Why are women in Iraqi Kurdistan setting themselves on fire? BBC News Even though the Kurdistan region of Iraq has progressed economically and socially in the last few years, this northern part of the country remains a very patriarchal andconservative society. Women continue to endure domestic violence, social injustice…

Egyptian women are harassed in Cairo. (Photo courtesy: AP)

Women in Egypt suffer more sexual violence under Islamist rule Al-Arabiya The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality said in a report published on May 23 that 99.3 percent of Egyptian women have experienced some form of sexual violence. Nearly 50 percent of women reported more harassment after the revolution; 44 percent …

Women representation can go up to 50 percent: Upreti Republica KATHMANDU, June 1: At a time when women activists have been lobbying for at least 33 percent representation in the upcoming constituent assembly (CA) elections, Chief Election Commissioner Nilkantha Upreti declared on Friday that female …

New batch of women faces serious challenges as MPs The News International ISLAMABAD: As a new and enthusiastic batch of women has entered the National Assembly around half of the country’s population is waiting anxiously to see what role their 66 representatives will play in the lower House to resolve a plethora of issues …

Women yet to regain their place IRINnews.org The representation of women in parliament increased from 13 percent in 1990 to 27 percent in 2006, meeting the one-quarter female representation quota imposed in 2005, but this is still far below the national target of half. Physical safety. Women’s …

Empower Women Political Leaders – When She Leads, Pakistan Succeeds News Tribe (blog) They said that women are not born just to be political agents at polling stations during elections; they have the potential to lead the political parties and the country and Pakistan has produced suchwomen political leaders. Women political workers …

Breaking the chains: Women take charge across political landscape The Express Tribune The following protests against alleged rigging in elections that now seem to have cooled down also saw women in the forefront – strong, opinionated and defiant. Not just political awakening. Yet, it is not just the political process that has seen women…

Murmurs of dissent within PTI over women’s seat nominations PakistanToday.com.pk Islamabad – With the elections safely concluded, the post polls period has emerged with murmurs of dissent amongst the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s members as an internal conflict on awarding women’s reserved seats tickets has surfaced. Fouzia …

Very few transgenders have voting rights Times of India If this is the case, there should be one of them for every 1,300 males or females. Documents provided by Sunil Gupta, chief electoral officer of West Bengal, reveal that of the 14,47,174 registered voters for the Howrah Lok Sabha constituency, for …

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