Egypt: War on Women. Afghani Women on Frontlines of Change. Call for more female leaders at grassroots level.

Egypt: War on Women Fair Observer Iman Bibars, a prominent Egyptian female activist, argues that the wave of attacks against women in Egypt is part of a new pattern of calculated and organized violence, aimed to exclude women from public life. On the first day of the feast after …

Brave Afghani Women on the Front Lines of Change: Huffington Post The vote against EVAW highlights the key issues on the ground in Afghanistan: men’s rights trump women’s rights; tradition clashes with modernity; tribalism and patriarchy are dominant forces in this feudal society. The unresolved question is who …

Call for more female leaders at grass-roots level Daily News The survey indicated that the low representation was attributed to lack of confidence among women, misconception that women were weaker leaders than men, and non-implementation of policies which promote women’s representation in decision making …

Election Chaos Starts AllAfrica.com The month ended with police banning women protesting against gender violence from marching. Police reportedly told the women they did not want any noise ahead of the election. King Mswati, who rules Swaziland as sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute …

2015: Abiola’s Daughter Advocates Better Deal for Women THISDAY Live As Nigeria looks ahead to the 2015 elections, leading political parties have been urged to encourage more women to run for elective positions by removing barriers impeding their effective participation in politics. Making this call monday, the daughter …

Imran breaks silence on PTI women’s seat controversy PakistanToday.com.pk LAHORE – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday spoke out about a controversy regarding PTI’s women elected to the National Assembly (NA) on reserved seats. PTI leader Fauzia Kasuri was dejected for not being among those …

Reserved NA seat for women from Punjab: ECP notifies elections of 9 PML-N … Business Recorder (blog) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has declared the eight women candidates belonging to Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N), as returned on the seat reserved for women in the National Assembly from Punjab Province, which has fallen vacant due …

Challenges of the new electoral mandate PakistanToday.com.pk 10 women were elected to provincial assembly general seats (Punjab 8, all PML-N; Sindh 1, PPP; Balochistan 1, PML-N). There are 60 reserved seats for women in the National Assembly. All four provincial assemblies also have reserved women seats.

Pakistani women display their national identity cards as they wait to cast their ballots in Tando Jam, Sindh province, Pakistan, on May 11. Photo: CFP

 

Struggling for a voice in Pakistan Global Times Women voters’ high turnout rate is impressive in the country because voting by women is considered un-Islamic in many conservative areas, where voting for a man they do not know is deemed by some religious leaders as grounds for automatic divorce.

Vanuatu women on track for seats in parliament Radio New Zealand International The Council of Ministers have agreed that there should be a right for women to have seats in Parliament made especially for them. In 2012, 17 women contested theelections, but none were elected to Parliament. The chairperson of the Coalition for …

Vanuatu Government agrees to improve women’s representation in parliament Radio Australia “I have called on the department of women’s affairs director [to] call a forum just for women to explain what the process is…what is the criteria to have women’s representation in provincial and municipal counsel and even in parliament,” she said. Ms ..

SEC Being As Demanding As a Beautiful Woman: WB AG  Outlook West Bengal Advocate General Bimal Chatterjee’s remark in the Calcutta High Court likening the State Election Commission to a beautiful women today generated controversy, with Congress demanding his resignation. “One after the other, like a beautiful …

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