World: Little sympathy for Tunisia’s Femen’s topless activists. Iran pres candidates debate freedoms, women rights.

Iran presidential candidates debate freedoms, women rights Fox News TEHRAN, Iran – Eight presidential candidates running in Iran’s June 14 elections are taking radically different stands on personal freedoms, women’s rights and censorship in the country’s second round of televised debates, with moderates vowing to …

Iranian former Vice President Mohammad Reza Aref flashes a victory sign as he registers his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election at the Interior Ministry in Tehran on May 10, 2013. (photo by ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian Candidate’s Wife An Electoral Asset Al-Monitor There is still talk that either Aref or Rowhani will drop out before the June 14 vote to give one of them a better chance at winning the election or surviving until a second round. A female candidate for president might have a better chance of …

New project to address issue of under-representation of Maltese women in … MaltaToday The under-representation of women on boards and at senior management levels is an issue that needs to be addressed immediately, according to Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli. Speaking at the launching on Wednesday morning of an EU-funded …

Looking to Cameroon’s Women Senators AllAfrica.com As the local party chair of the National Alliance for Democracy and Progress, an opposition party in eastern Cameroon, Aboui is one of only 20 women in the 100-member Cameroonian senate. Seventy senators, 17 of whom are women, were elected on Apr…

Are women ministers best-suited for ‘nurturing’ ministries? Citizen Matters Little over six per cent of the candidates were women – 170. Out of them, only 58 were from major political parties. 13 of them contested from Bangalore. But the city didn’t elect any woman to power. In the previous elections, 107 women contested…

Businesswoman, Yogya queen launch book on female MPs Jakarta Post “The consolidation of women parliamentarians at the … regional or provincial levels is necessary … to optimize the work of parliament … and as an effort to strengthen each other and increase women’s representation ahead of the 2014 elections …

Little sympathy in Tunisia for Femen’s topless activists FRANCE 24 Three European women who staged a topless protest in Tunisia to support a jailed Femen activist face up to a year in prison for indecency. But their plight has won little sympathy in the socially conservative country…

Zanzibar: Increasing Women’s Voices UNPO They argue that low representation leads to continued deprivation of women rights and lack of consideration of women issues from the community to the national level. “The best way to increase women’s voice is to increase their numbers in political …

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