Kuwaiti Parliament Failing Women Citizens. Iran’s Pres Candidates Court Female Vote. Afg: Women in parliament receive threats – from fellow lawmakers.

Reserved seats for women and the elite’s hold on them The Express Tribune The way reserved seats for women in the legislature are filled is a matter of grave public concern. The indirect modality of election on reserved seats with no prescribed criteria for the eligibility has led to nepotism and the capture of seats for …

Afghanistan : Women in parliament receive threats – from fellow lawmakers Christian Science Monitor “I’ve noticed the rhetoric around women’s issues has changed, and conservative members of society and parliament are once again feeling safe to verbally attack women publicly,” says Barakzai. “The Afghan government isn’t doing anything about these …

 

Speaker Azizah al-Hibri, left, speaks with Khalid J. Qazi, president of local chapter of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, at the group’s ninth annual banquet Saturday at the Adam’s Mark hotel. Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News

Working to empower Muslim women Buffalo News Azizah al-Hibri taught law for 20 years at the University of Richmond and founded KARAMAH:  Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights. A native of Lebanon, she has written and lectured on legal and women’s issues from an Islamic viewpoint, was a …

Kuwaiti Parliament is Failing Women Citizens Al-Monitor For decades, Kuwaiti women have been celebrated by others in the region for their visibility and fight for female suffrage, which was only granted in 2005. The four women parliamentarians elected in 2009 emphasized this national achievement, mostly …

Women rights being ignored due to weak actions, lack of legislations Business Recorder (blog) She urged the newly elected coalition government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to take prompt steps for implementation of all relevant laws to ensure protection of women rights in the society. Owing to lack of women representation in traditional Jirga, she …

Iran’s Presidential Candidates Courting Female Vote Payvand Iran’s Guardian Council ruled last month a woman cannot be president even though 30 women sought to be included in the race. That worries Iranian women’s rights activists, who say Iran’s clerics, led by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, were …

Iran’s Presidential Candidates Courting Female Vote voanews.com Iran is a country of more than 70 million people – almost half of them women, some of whom …

Move tarnishes parties’ image: women reserved seats given to kith and kin! Business Recorder (blog) Anusha Rehman, whose name was on top of the list, was elected on seats reserved for women for the second consecutive term, which sources inside PML-N claimed, was mainly due to her close connections with Shahbaz Sharif. Tahira Aurangzeb, another …

‘Guidelines on quota for women in ULBs to be framed soon’ The Hindu The Mahila Congress had played a vital role in the victory of the Congress party in the by-electionsto the Udupi-Chikmagalur parliamentary seat in 2012 and in the recent Assembly elections, he said. Pramod Madhwaraj, MLA, regretted that women did not …

Voter list: Not enough women on board Times of India A reassessment of the voter list in April this year reflected that the enrollment drive managed to make some difference. From 788 females per 1,000 male voters last October, the ratio gradually improved to 797 females per 1,000 male voters and now …

Looking up to Cameroon’s women senators NewsDay YAOUNDE — Marlyse Aboui, a 40-year-old nurse, has still not gotten over the astonishment she felt when she heard that Cameroon’s President Paul Biya had nominated her to the Senate. IPS “I feel like I am in a dream that I will wake up from at any minute. When I first learnt that I had been appointed to the senate, I told myself that it couldn’t be true. I asked myself what I could possibly have done to receive this high appointment from the president,” she told IPS.

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